INTERQUEST Reports a Strong Turnout for its Toronto Digital Printing Forum
Speakers included: Andrew Idzior, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, DST Output Canada Inc.; Dennis Quon, EDP, Vice President National Sales, Gilmore Doculink; and Kim Snell, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Telus Communications.
The afternoon sessions focused on digital book and manual printing and featured key results from the recent INTERQUEST research followed by a panel of leading book printers. Panelists presented their experiences, applications, and challenges in digital book manufacturing and explained how recent technological developments are helping them enhance their solutions.
Speakers included: Bruce Jacobsen, executive vice president, Bridgeport National Bindery, Inc.; Jay Mandarino, President, C.J. Oyster Publishing; and Gerry Cronin, digital product manager, Webcom. Robert Legault, an industry consultant, joined the panel to share technology highlights from drupa that will affect the book manufacturing market.
A panel of publishers and book retailers then shared their experiences with digital printing and their perspective on the future of paper books & eBooks. Speakers included: Dan Finos, General Manager, Carswell; Barry Gallant, Vice President of Finance & Operations, Penguin Canada; Erin Mallory, Manager Cross-Media Group, House of Anansi Press; and Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Consultant, Print on Demand, University of Toronto Bookstore.
The event concluded with a cocktail party for all attendees hosted by Webcom. The 2012 Toronto Digital Printing Forum was sponsored by leading players in the digital printing market, including CanadaPost, Cascades, Domtar, GMC Software Technology, Heidelberg, KBR Graphics, Konica Minolta, NewPage, Océ/Canon, Ricoh, RISO, Spicers, and Webcom. It was also supported by leading industry associations including, the Canadian Book Professionals' Association (CanBPA); the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA); the Direct Marketing Association of Toronto (DMAT); and Xplor Canada.
Founded in 1989, INTERQUEST is a market and technology research and consulting firm in the field of digital printing and publishing. INTERQUEST has conducted extensive research into digital printing markets. Since 2005 INTERQUEST has organized multiple digital printing seminars on direct mail and personalized communications, transactional printing and transpromo, as well as digital book printing in both North America and Europe.