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12/04/2012 – 11:19am Laura Baker

Digital printing has come a long way over the years, and the use of digital inkjet print technology by publishers is on the rise.  InterQuests’ 2010 Book Report predicts that digital manufacturing, which currently accounts for 4% of all printed books (in 2010) will increase to 15% by 2015.  Although digital printing is not right for every project, for smaller print runs, it’s often a better option than tradition offset printing. 

On November 14, 2012 Tim Cotter, Vice President of Operations at Sheridan Books, presented a webinar titled Inkjet: The Ins, The Outs, and What It’s All About.  This webinar provides publishers like you an overview of the difference between offset, digital toner, and digital inkjet printing along with the impact that inkjet printing has on book publishers.  The webinar also includes a Q&A session where attendees posed questions regarding paper stocks and weights for inkjet presses, the longevity of ink, bleeds, how to prepare files, and much more that Tim answered.

Some interesting facts were also presented during the webinar.  For example…

Did you know that the heart of an inkjet press is not in the large frame of the press, but in the individual components?  For instance, a 4.25” HP inkjet print head contains 10,560 nozzles – a contributing factor towards how an inkjet is able to print images that rival offset quality.

To view the webinar recording, download a copy of the presentation and the Q&A click here: http://www.sheridan.com/books/resources/webinars

If you are interested in only viewing the webinar recording you may access it by clicking here