The Sheridan Group Unveils The Sheridan Technology Lab

HUNT VALLEY, MD—Feb. 1, 2011—The Sheridan Group has announced the formation of The Sheridan Technology Lab, a Hunt Valley-based division committed to developing and introducing technology-based solutions to support the journal, book, magazine and catalog publishing communities. The Sheridan Technology Lab works collaboratively with the technology strategists and technology support teams at each of The Sheridan Group (TSG) companies.

The technology lab, backed by an extensive R&D budget, provides research, development and project management support services to all Sheridan Group companies. Identifying customer needs and customer collaboration are at the core of the technology innovation and development process.

A growing staff of technology specialists and project managers—led by TSG Vice President of Technology Development Mark Witkowski and Dave Levis, TSG director of project management—are charged with delivering new products and services to benefit the journal, magazine, book and catalog markets. Implementation, product support and customer service are managed at the individual Sheridan Group company level.

Though recently formalized, the origins of the technology lab extend back many years.

“Over the years, TSG has evolved with our markets by launching a variety of meaningful technologies and services; we have cultivated a reputation as a solutions provider,” said Mark Witkowski. “With the formation of the technology lab, we are strengthening our commitment to innovation. In fact, we believe the future of our industry is ultimately tied to the successful and steady introduction of new technology-based solutions that achieve the goal of increasing customer revenues and/or reducing production costs.”

The Sheridan Technology Lab plans to announce several new technology solutions in the coming months. Noteworthy 2010 Sheridan Group technology launches include digital media content conversion services; digital printing services for ultra-short run print and print-on-demand; Sheridan Dynamic Editions for online and mobile magazines, journals and catalogs; Electronic Content Services for converting and distributing electronic book content; iPhone apps for journal content; Print-to-Mobile QR codes; and eBill, a Web-enabled author billing system.

About The Sheridan Group
Located in Hunt Valley, MD, The Sheridan Group is comprised of The Sheridan Press, Dartmouth Printing Company, Dartmouth Journal Services, United Litho, The Dingley Press, and Sheridan Books. Each company has a market specialty—scholarly journals, magazines, catalogs or books. The Sheridan Group is a leading provider of print, publishing and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers.

Source: Company press release.

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