The program for the graphic arts and commercial printing markets offered insights from Marco Boer (I.T. Strategies) and Pat McGrew (McGrew Group Inc.), two well-known print industry analysts. The centerpiece, however, was the virtual debut of a new, dry-toner press platform from Xeikon: the SX30000, a B2-format, continuous-feed device built for a broad range of graphic arts and commercial applications.
In 2017, we walked the workflow, followed an audit trail, and ended with the admonition that your workflow is not proprietary. For the next workflow arc, the plan is to dive into each of the following four categories and their components to establish what is included, where there are opportunities for optimization, and look at the trends influencing the software supporting the market.
Kodak’s Pat McGrew and Terry Wozniak will make presentations at Xplor 2010, March 17-19 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel and Conference Center in Tampa Bay, FL
IN THIS age of buzzword bingo and the “go big or don’t go at all” extreme lifestyle, it’s understandable that the printing industry should continue to see a string of next big things. Ultimately, market realities and technology considerations have tempered at least the pace of each of the predicted revolutions, starting with digital printing, then the dotcom gold rush, one-to-one marketing, JDF and now transpromotional (transpromo) printing. That transpromo represents a significant business opportunity is not in question, although there are differences of opinion about how fast the market will develop. On the bullish side, the InfoTrends Inc. research firm, based in Weymouth,