• The Digital Book & Manual Printing Opportunity: Market Analysis & Forecast

is a comprehensive market research study based on an in-depth survey of leading U.S. and European book and manual printers and publishers. It provides an update on key trends, applications, print volume growth, issues and leading players, as well as on technology developments. (October 2005, over 200 pages of text, with tables and charts) 


Table of Contents

Introduction

Executive Overview

PART 1 Market Analysis

  • Book market trends
    - Overall trends
    - Segment trends & forecast
  • Manual trends
  • On-demand book & manual printing market
    - Business model
    - Key trends and recent developments
    - Market size and forecast
    - Applications & opportunities
    - Drivers and issues
    • Top challenges
    • Equipment
    • Workflow
    • Substrates
    • Self-publishing & the Internet
    • Color
    • Personalization
    • Distribute-and-print
    • E-books
    • Digital rights management (DRM)

    - Leading players
    - U.S. versus Europe
    - New solutions/technology developments
    • Printing systems
    • Pre- & post-processing/finishing
    • Software & workflow

    - Paper handing & finishing (key trends, issues & players)
    - Analysis of key players
    • Canon
    • Delphax
    • HP Indigo
    • IBM
    • Kodak Versamark
    • Konica Minolta
    • M?ller Martini
    • NexPress Solutions
    • Nipson
    • Oc?
    • Ricoh
    • Xerox
PART 2 Survey Results

Methodology

Company profiles
  • Primary business
  • Employees
  • Years in business
  • Annual revenue
  • On-demand digital book & manual printing
  • On-demand services offered
Equipment
  • Conventional printing equipment
  • Digital printing equipment
    - Monochrome vs. color
    - Cut-sheet vs. continuous-feed
    - Vendor share of installed base
  • Equipment purchase plans
  • Integration of conventional & digital operations
Applications
  • Digitally produced books & manuals
  • Document format
  • Annual print volume
  • Digital vs. conventional print volume
  • Color vs. black and white
  • Page length
  • Run length
  • Text, line arts and grayscale content
  • Personalization (use & projected growth, types of, etc.)
  • Vertical markets
  • Customer buying digital output
Market issues
  • Drivers
  • Satisfaction with business growth
  • Barriers
  • Self-publishing
  • Bindings
  • Bindery issues
  • In-line vs. off-line binding
  • Substrate issues
Other aspects
  • Automation
  • Production costs
  • Profitability
  • Other issues
  • Improvements requested (from)
    - Printing systems vendors
    - Pre- and post-processing & finishing vendors
    - Consumable vendors
Conclusions


Study Methodology

This study is based on the results of an in-depth survey that was conducted in the first half of 2005 in the U.S. and in Europe. The breakdown of the in-depth telephone interviews is as follows:

  • 35 Book/manual printers
  • 15 Publishers
  • 15 Equipment vendors

The study also incorporates findings from other research and work related to print-on-demand recently conducted by INTERQUEST.


Who Should Buy

  • Manufacturers, OEMs, Resellers
    • Conventional and digital printing systems
    • Pre- and post-processing/finishing equipment
    • Connectivity and software solutions
    • Paper, ink, toner and other consumables
  • Print-for-Pay Operations
    • Book manufacturers/printers
    • Commercial printers
    • Digital printers
    • Service bureaus
    • Outsourcing organizations
  • Corporate users
    • Publishing departments
    • In-plant print shops
    • Centralized reprographic departments
  • Publishers
    • Book publishers
    • University presses
    • Multi-media publishers
    • Non-profit/education organizations
    • Government agencies


For Industry Professionals Involved in:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Product management
  • Engineering and product development
  • Application and technical support
  • Market research and strategic planning
  • Sales and technical training
  • Selection and purchase of printing solutions
  • Printing and publishing operations


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The Digital Book & Manual Printing Opportunity: Market Analysis & Forecast

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