The discussion focused on how automation improves both the performance of the sheetfed offset press and the profitability of work produced on it. The printer panelists were asked to identify the most critical functions of automation and to cite the benefits that these improvements have brought to their commercial printing operations.
This interview with Patrick Henry from WhatTheyThink.com was conducted after Kodak's "Future of Book Publishing" roundtable at the New York Public Library. The forum assembled key members of the publishing industry, including a retailer, a printer, a publisher, a distributor and an author. The objective was to foster a dialogue among key industry leaders on trends, strategic approaches, successes and future direction.