Tag Archive: Commercial printing

Oct 08

The End of the Age of Gutenberg?

Perhaps 200 years from now, historians will be calling the 21st Century the “End of the Age of Gutenberg.” The development of movable type in the 1400s slowly nudged knowledge and information past the gates of shadowy cloisters into the public, commercial realm. With (lots of) time and further innovation, Gutenberg’s vision of standardized and …

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Mar 22

Counting Down the Days Until drupa 2012

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drupa 2012 is rapidly approaching—are you attending? For me, this drupa already feels different. There have been a host of announcements from a wide range of exhibitors touting a number of interesting and exciting new products. It seems to me that drupa will be “springtime” in more ways than one—new products introduced, new alliances being …

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Jul 12

Are You Ready For Automation? Real Automation?

I wanted to offer some perspective to all those who are considering a new press. The entry dialogue is and has been “how fast will it make-ready?” After all, hasn’t the mantra always been to produce print “better, faster, cheaper?” All the focus has been on the machine and the software to improve your profit …

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May 23

Industry Leaders Come Together at Emerge

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Komori participated in Consolidated Graphics (CGX) Emerge conference last week in Dallas, TX. What is so impressive about this event, other than the fact that it is flawlessly coordinated and first class all the way, is the staggering number of attendees. The nearly 1,000 participants were exposed to seminar content covering topics in print management, …

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May 02

A Future for Growth – A Look at the 2011 Association of College and University Printers

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my very first ACUP conference. If you’re  asking yourself what ACUP is, you are not alone. With Komori’s focus on the in-plant market, we quickly discovered that one organization and conference you cannot miss is the Association of College and University Printers. This year’s session was held in …

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