Making the Case for Digital Printing: Evaluating Total Cost of Book Production Vs. Per Unit Cost
Speakers: Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies
The art of book manufacturing is alive and well, but it’s worth acknowledging that there is room for improvement in terms of cost reductions. Short runs are more frequent and economies of scale are shrinking, making it increasingly difficult to reduce cost using existing infrastructure and equipment.
Consequently, it is in the best interest of publishers and book manufacturers to adopt new business models - ones that include digital printing. The more publishers know about the deficiencies and opportunity cost of the legacy book manufacturing model, the more pressure they can put on book manufacturers to change their infrastructure and equipment.
This webinar will explore the highlights of these trends, including:
- A brief overview of the digital book printing market in 2015
- The inefficient value-chain of publishing and book printing
- Emerging trends and new technologies impacting the market
- The implications of (soon to be?) lower-cost digital printing equipment
This is Part 1 of a three-part Webinar Series leading up to the only industry event on Digital Book Printing, to be hosted by Book Business and Printing Impressions on Oct. 27th in New York City.