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The event will focus on four major areas:

  • Cost Reduction: all surveys recently conducted by INTERQUEST among publishers in North America and Europe show cost control/reduction as a primary concern and a top opportunity for respondents.
  • Digital Print Quality: for most publishers, the quality of monochrome books produced digitally has now become a non-issue. Colour, however, is a different story—the publishers we have interviewed have indicated that matching offset printed books with digital technology remains a top challenge for them.
  • Business/Profit Opportunities: printed books sales have done relatively well in the past two years, but the future is somewhat uncertain and the competitive pressure very high. Publishers and printers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves and new business models/applications to add value.
  • International Perspectives: taking advantage of peers’ successful experiences, developments and ideas in other countries (without having to travel), is viewed by printers and publishers as a major benefit of INTERQUEST events.

Seminar Content

  • Market trends and forecast
  • Printed books and eBooks
  • Supply chain evolution
  • Impact of self publishing
  • Move towards POD
  • Adoption of colour and personalisation
  • Distribute-and-print developments
  • New applications & opportunities
  • Status of inkjet presses
  • Drivers & barriers
  • Trends in workflow, finishing, inks, and paper
  • Publishers’ perspectives
  • Recent technology developments
  • Key players & solutions
  • Impact of drupa 2016 developments/announcements