Océ North America President Joe Skrzypczak and Senior Vice President of Communications Jan Hol painted a positive picture for industry analysts during a late-November teleconference outlining details of Canon's proposed $1.1 billion acquisition of Océ, although the Japanese company remains tight-lipped on the specifics.
VIENNA, Austria - A German company this month is rolling out an individualized newspaper aimed at college readers.
Although digital presses are beginning to eke out a solid foothold among commercial printers, newspapers have yet to follow suit, although many publishers are seriously considering the printing technology.
Kodak said Rotomail, a variable data printing company in Europe, is printing USA Today on its new Versamark VL4200 printing systems.
WASHINGTON - The future - as well as the current - direction of individualized news came under the microscope last month as proponents gathered to discuss the concept at the third annual Individuated News Conference.
WASHINGTON - The topic generating the most buzz at INC3 last month was advertising - how to personalize it and how to monetize it.
WASHINGTON - Time Inc. is evaluating the next iteration of its customized magazine as it pores over research it's accumulated since the publication's April launch.
When News & Tech first turned its eye to digital presses some eight years ago, my thought process was somewhere along the lines of, "An inkjet press capable of producing 4-color newspapers. Brilliant!"
DENVER - MediaNews Group, which plans to roll out its I-News "individuated newspaper" concept to subscribers in Los Angeles this summer, has already begun quietly distributing customized news content to hotel guests through a trial with Marriott Hotels.
LOS ANGELES - Hewlett-Packard last month formally rolled out its Inkjet Web Press digital press aimed at newspaper publishers.
PressTerra said it partnered with Ontime Transport & Logistics to distribute newspaper titles to expatriates and tourists in Spain.
MediaNews Group Chief Executive Officer William Dean Singleton will headline the third Individuated News Conference, being held June 24-26 at The Washington Times in Washington, D.C.
MUNICH, Germany - Océ Printing Systems last month unveiled a new digital press aimed squarely at newspaper publishers interested in migrating from offset to digital printing.
MediaNews Group's Targeted Products Division said it hopes to begin testing its "individuated newspaper" concept this summer in an undisclosed market.
Newsworld Corp. Ltd. last month kicked off digital production of London's Daily Mail at a New Jersey print site for distribution to readers in New York.
Newsworld Corp. said it's partnered with Atlas Media Communications for the digital production of U.K., European and U.S. newspaper titles in the Gulf region.
Printing newspapers out of market isn't a new concept, but a Miami-based vendor contends it's time for publishers to take a fresh look at the model.
Newspapers & Technology continues its 4 Questions series aimed at digital press vendors. This month, Donald Allred, director of business development for inkjet printing solutions with Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, talks about his company's offerings and where they fit into the newspaper market.
TAMPA, Fla. - The evolution of digital presses and their potential role in the newspaper industry took center stage during the digital panel at September's International Newspaper Group conference.
Newspapers & Technology continues its 4 Questions series with digital press vendors. This month, Bill Brunone, vice president of targeted inkjet systems for Screen, talks about Screen's newspaper offerings.
Newspapers & Technology continues its 4 Questions series aimed at digital press vendors. Duncan Newton, manager of business development for Océ North America, talks about Océ's digital print offerings for newspapers.
DENVER - MediaNews Group is basing its next generation of targeted publications on the concept of "individuated" newspapers, fueled by the evolution of high-speed digital presses.
British newspapers the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday will be digitally printed in New York starting this month through a four-year contract between Newsworld Corp. Ltd. and Associated Newspapers Ltd.
A project now under way at The Bakersfield Californian could give newspapers nationwide the ability to let readers easily create their own niche publications.
Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager of inkjet high-speed production solutions for Hewlett-Packard, spoke to Newspapers & Technology about HP's digital print offerings for the newspaper industry and whether the technology is really ready to deliver.
DUSSELDORF, Germany - One of the hottest trends emerging at last month's Drupa 2008 was the explosion of short-run digital presses aimed at newspapers.
At drupa 2008 Agfa Graphics introduced the Dotrix DGNews, a digital inkjet press for short-run printing. The new press is based on Agfa's Dotrix Transcolor designed for transactional and transpromotional printing. The technology inside is similar to the Dotrix Modular, which was designed to print on a variety of substrates for industrial applications - folding cartons, packaging, displays, and plastic bags. To construct the DGNews press, Agfa took the duplexing capability from the Dotrix Transcolor and primed it for newsprint, added a sheet cutter, a drum collator and a double folding unit for single and double folds to produce fully finished tabloid or broadsheet newspapers.
Although the introduction of color is a relatively new addition to digital newspaper printing, some dailies have offered black-and-white digital editions for years.
The printed newspaper - most media experts agree - will be with us for many years to come.
Today marks the deadline for final bids on the (New York) Daily News. Currently three bidders remain in the auction for the paper, which Mort Zuckerman put up for sale in March.
Advance Central Services Alabama inked a deal with manroland web systems to upgrade electrical controls on its Geoman press at its Mobile, Ala., plant.
The Financial Times launched a new cost-per-hour digital advertising metric.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution completed the upgrade of its drives recently, in partnership with Electronic Design Group.