Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Newspapers, newspapers, newspapers

From Newspapers & Technology
HP is not the only vendor targeting newspapers as likely customers for digital press technology. In addition to HP, Océ, Kodak, Agfa and Screen (USA) are among vendors pitching digital machines as an alternative to conventional web offset.
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Assuming that the price and performance benefits of digital continue on their current trajectory, digital holds the potential to transform the newspaper industry."
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"O'Neil Data Systems LLC said it currently has no plans to print Investor's Business Daily on the Hewlett Packard Inkjet Web Press it installed in December. Instead, IBD sister company O'Neil is currently using the press — capable of printing broadsheet newspapers — to produce personalized marketing and financial statements.
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"Digital printing technology has been used so far by the newspaper industry in very niche applications because of the limitations in format size, productivity, print quality and economics," Maruggi told N&T in September. "The HP Inkjet Web Press represents a breakthrough that we believe has the potential to start a ‘virtuous cycle' in this industry.

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