What Makes Paper Digital?
The holy grail is low-cost, high-speed, high-quality color inkjet that produces excellent results on untreated coated papers. It’s not here yet, but some of the presses introduced at Drupa 2008 and this year at Ipex are getting close. Meanwhile, the market for specially treated digital inkjet papers is small, but fast growing. Quantifying all of this is well beyond the scope here, but the point is: if you’re talking about digital papers, be sure that it’s clear what you’re talking about.
Jack Miller is founder and Principal Consultant at Market-Intell LLC, offering Need to Know™ market intelligence in paper, print and packaging. Previously, he was senior consultant, North America, with Pira International.
Known as the Paper Guru, Jack is the former director of Market Intelligence with Domtar, where he also held positions as regional sales manager, territory sales manager and product manager. He has presented at On Demand, RISI’s Global Outlook, PRIMIR, SustainCom World and at various IntertechPira conferences. Jack has written for Printing Impressions, Canadian Printer, Paper 360, PaperTree Letter and Package Printing, along with publishing a monthly e-newsletter, MarketIntellibits.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and has done graduate studies in Statistics and Finance.