Friday, 29 May 2015

London 2015 Digital Book Printing Forum

Organised annually since 2010, the London Digital Book Printing Forum provides an update on key trends and issues in the book market, in the evolution of the supply chain and book manufacturing, as well as the status and inroads of digital printing.

Once again, we are delighted that the Forum's organisers, INTERQUEST, are offering ten free places to ALPSP publisher members on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to save the £235 registration fee, please contact Sabia Morrison (info@alpsp.org) no later than Thursday 4 June.

The Forum will be held on 25 June at The Royal Society in London. Registration opens at 8 am and the programme runs until just after 5 pm. Full details available online.

This year the event will focus on three major areas:

International trends and success stories: U.K. and international printers and publishers will gather to share their experiences and success stories in digital book manufacturing, discuss challenges, and express their vision of the future.

Streamlining the supply chain: leading players (publishers, distributors, and printers) will provide an update on the progress of their initiatives in this area.

New opportunities generated by innovation and technology developments, evolution in terms of communication, changes in consumer habits and needs, environmental protection, etc.—for both printers and publishers.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Market trends and forecast
  • Printed books and eBooks
  • Supply chain evolution
  • Impact of self publishing
  • Move towards POD
  • Adoption of colour and personalisation
  • Distribute-and-print developments
  • New applications and opportunities
  • Status of inkjet presses
  • Drivers and barriers
  • Trends in workflow, finishing, inks, and paper
  • Publishers' perspectives
  • Recent technology developments
  • Key players and solutions

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