NPES President Thayer Long sat down with Eric Frank, senior VP of KBA North America, and former chairman of PRIMIR, the research unit of NPES, to highlight what PRIMIR will be doing at PRINT 17 to add value to "The Learning Experience." Frank discusses how PRINT 17 will be incorporating PRIMIR's market research with all of the events regarding print, and will focus on specific areas of PRIMIR research, such as the future of MIS/ERP systems, as well as insight into LED-UV drying. Frank also touches on what his experience has been with PRIMIR, how it has helped KBA North America and the industry as a whole.
Cal Events today announced its decision to postpone PrintFest 2009. The now named PrintFest 2010 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 26-27, 2010. As in the past, PrintFest 2010 will be combined with the Direct Marketing Expo operated by the DMA of Southern California, continuing its unique position as the first-ever combined print and marketing show and conference, bringing vendors, printers, marketers, creative professionals and print buyers all together under one roof.
Now there is a color digital production press to suit every printer's desire. Is it time to throw your hat in the ring? BY CAROLINE MILLER Color digital press manufacturers are setting their sights on the commercial printer. No longer is digital printing just for the on-demand and quick printing market segments; it has finally matured to the point where commercial printers can begin to seriously consider integrating these output devices into their business strategy. Today, digital presses offer print quality that is close to offset quality. The mix of improved quality, coupled with quick turnaround, speed and flexibility, is a recipe that