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7 Billion Pages Produced on HP’s Inkjet Web Press

Jim Hamilton
 Dec 2, 2011

In a web conference call today Aurelio Maruggi, VP & General Manager in charge of HP’s Inkjet Web Press group, talked about the growth of the installed base and print volume of the high-speed inkjet product family, which now includes four products: the T200, T300, T350, and T400. Maruggi presented a number of interesting statistics:

  • Fifty installations have now been completed, including the first sites in Asia Pacific and Latin America
  • 7 billion impressions have been printed on Inkjet Web Press devices since the first Inkjet web press was installed in the first quarter of 2010
  • 63% of this volume was printed in publishing applications and 37% was printed in production mail environments
  • Two sites (O’Neil and CPI) now have five systems; two others (Emdeon and Courier) have three systems; and many more have two
  • In a project done in conjunction with Hearst, 300,000 copies of Popular Mechanics magazine were produced for twelve metro regions with a two-page personalized onsert and a 16-page regionalized section (HP reports high response rates to this undertaking)

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O’Reilly Tools of Change: Publishing Beyond Boundaries

Other Posts
 Feb 17, 2011

For the 5th year, O’Reilly hosted its Tools of Change Conference; selling out for the 4th year in a row. Amongst the many publishers was a plethora of information pertaining to eBooks, enhancements, and apps (Oh My!). In addition to keynotes and sessions was a showcase from a variety of vendors and conference sponsors including Ingram, codeMantra, aptara, and MarkLogic.

As in many traditionally print-centric industries, publishing is changing at a speed that was unimaginable even five years ago. After the Apple iPad was released in 2010, a large number of e-reader and tablet devices hit the market trying to grab a piece of this emerging market. Skip Prichard, President of Ingram, said in his keynote that for every 100 paperback books there are 115 Kindles. Read more »

The Impact of the Economy on Digital Print Volume

Jim Hamilton
 Apr 28, 2009

One of the major questions for our industry in the wake of the economic downturn is: “What impact does this have on the digital print volume?” A partial answer to that question came at Xerox’s financial analyst briefing on Friday (April 24, 2009). In discussing its first quarter 2009 numbers Xerox provided information on its post-sale revenues. This revenue is driven largely by supplies and service for digital print products, which, of course, would be impacted by a drop in print volume.

Three months ago when discussing its fourth quarter 2008 results, Xerox was not ready to admit the extent of print volume declines. The issue, Xerox said, was masked to some degree by the channel’s inventory of supplies. Maybe in these tough economic times users were choosing to stockpile fewer consumables and waiting longer to reorder. If a shift in inventory levels was happening, then print volumes might not be dropping. With another quarter under its belt Xerox acknowledges that print volumes indeed are down.

The main headline in regard to Xerox’s first quarter financial results is that there was an 18% drop in revenue from Q1 2008 to Q1 2009. Some of the impact of the drop was from currency exchange, but even accounting for that the drop was 12%. Post-sale revenue was down 14% (only 8% under constant currency). Xerox attributed this to lower supplies and paper revenue. Equipment revenue was down 30% (26% under constant currency). Read more »

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