Monty Python

Is the "Holy Grail" for Digital Printing Near? Some might argue that the quest to make money with color digital printing, especially incorporating variable data, is even more arduous than the quest for the Holy Grail. But before anyone accuses me of religious blasphemy or, in more modern times, falsely assumes I'm a card-carrying member of the Monty Python fan club, let me explain. For many of the early adopters, the road to building a successful digital printing operation turned out to be a failed leap of faith and even an experience more akin to a comedy of errors. But take heart; in

The impact of the Web on print was discussed at the recent Seybold conference in Boston. And, if I'm not mistaken, one of the conference chairs—and a fellow Printing Impressions columnist—is of the opinion that print media is now on a downward trend. But is print dead, or even dying? To be sure, a variety of printed materials will be phased out. Definitely fewer reference materials, for example, will be printed; the information is far more accessible through electronic means. However, as a character in a Monty Python movie cries, "I'm not dead yet!" Right now, many Internet mavens (new media mavericks?) seem to view

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