Automated Print Solutions

eBook dealing with Automated Print Solutions in two forms: systems where print files can be processed and 'print anywhere technology'/'push-button printing'.

Product detail
Product type: Books
Date of publication: 15 Jul 2011
Product format: Online

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This eBook deals with Automated Print Solutions in two senses: those systems where print files can be processed, sent to press and finished with minimal user intervention (with the print files delivered via the web being a key component); and 'print anywhere technology'/'push-button printing' where said button can be found on a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet device.

Print workflows have evolved significantly in the last 50 years, with desktop publishing and the advent of the internet causing radical changes. The more recent trend in mobile devices is also bringing about notable changes in possibilities, practices and expectations. This eBook covers the important historical developments in automated vs. conventional printing, an overview of the current situation including the end-use applications of automated print solutions and a review of the future outlook and technology forecasts.

Content

Executive Summary

  • Automated vs. Conventional Printing
  • End-Use Applications
  • Technology Forecasts
  • Future Outlook

Introduction and Methodology

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Objective
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

Automated vs. Conventional Printing

  • Introduction
  • Where We Are Today
  • A Closer Look at Web-to-Print
  • A Closer Look at Mobile-to-Print
  • Conclusion

End-use Applications

  • Introduction
  • Manuals and Technical Documents
  • Magazines
  • Posters, Banners, Temporary POS Materials
  • Business Forms and ID
  • Packaging
  • Labels
  • Direct Mail and Transactional/Transpromotional
  • Books
  • Catalogues
  • Newspapers
  • Other: Or, Carve Your Own Niches

Technology Forecasts

  • Mobile Devices
  • Software
  • The Cloud
  • Social Media
  • Platform Compatibility
  • Security

Future Outlook

  • Introduction
  • Commercial Print
  • Self-Publishing
  • Transactional
  • Packaging
  • Wide-Format
  • Brand Management, Marketing Options, and Customisation
  • 'Workflow'

Tables and Figures

  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere technologies on end-use markets
  • How the iPad is affecting print
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on manuals and technical documents
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on magazines
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on posters, signage, and POS materials
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on business forms and ID materials
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on packaging
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on labels
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on direct mail and transactional/transpromotional materials
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on books
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on catalogues
  • Potential impact of Print Anywhere solutions on newspapers
  • US wireless phone data, 1995-2010
  • Smartphone penetration worldwide, by region, 2009-2014 (% of total mobile handsets)
  • Forecast of mobile devices on Print Anywhere solutions
  • Forecast of software trends on Print Anywhere solutions
  • Forecast of cloud computing on Print Anywhere solutions
  • Forecast of social media on Print Anywhere solutions
  • Forecast of platform compatibility on Print Anywhere solutions
  • U.S. population, GDP, and printing industry stats, 1990-2010
  • Estimated U.S. population, GDP, and printing industry stats, 2010-2020
  • Today's printer's goals and how a Print Anywhere can help
  • Self-publishing issues and how Print Anywhere can help
  • Transactional issues and how Print Anywhere can help
  • Packaging issues and how Print Anywhere can help
  • Wide-format issues and how Print Anywhere can help
  • Brand management issues and how Print Anywhere can help
  • The workflow gets simpler
  • E-Commerce as a % of U.S. retail sales (seasonally adjusted), Q4 1999-Q1 2011
  • Early printing from the iPad?
  • SnapShot Postcard app interface
  • The Simply Postcards interface for the address side of the card
  • Share of total mobile audience using applications and browsers across geographies, March 2011
  • Primary concern when using mobile apps