INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, announced its first Lucerne Digital Book Printing Forum. The event will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Hunkeler Innovationdays. http://www.inter-quest.com/focused-forums/2013Lucerne
"The innovationdays have become a major industry event. Leading book printers and publishers, along with many commercial and digital printers from around the world will gather in Lucerne. What a great opportunity to analyze and discuss the latest trends, developments, and applications in one of the most promising growth sector of graphic arts" said Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST. "We estimate that currently less than 5% of books produced worldwide are printed on digital equipment, but this will increase to 20% or more over the next five years" he continued.
The Digital Book Printing Forum is designed around recent INTERQUEST research into digital book manufacturing. Leading international book printers and publishers, suppliers, influencers, and other major players of the book supply chain will share their experiences, present their latest developments, discuss key topics and challenges, and provide their visions of the future. The seminar will provide an update on the synergy/competition between printed books and eBooks, the growth and developments in color digital printing, the move towards distribute-and-print, the issues related to finishing and substrates, as well as the impact of inkjet presses on the market.
The Lucerne Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Graph-Tech, Hunkeler, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Mondi Group, Müller Martini, Ricoh, and Sappi Fine Paper.