Digital Book Printing Forum returns to London

Max Goldbart
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

US-based Interquest has announced details of its seventh annual London Digital Book Printing Forum.

The event, which brings together multiple figures from the UK’s book printing community, will take place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Portland Place, London, on 27 June from 9am to 5pm. It will celebrate the best of the digital book printing marketplace and identify new trends and technologies that have affected it in the past year.

Sponsors include Canon, Crown Van Gelder, Intelligent Finishing Systems, Mondi, Ricoh, Tecnau and Xeikon, with the event being supported by a multitude of trade bodies, including the BPIF, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers and the British Association for Print and Communication. 

Interquest president Gilles Biscos said: “We are seeing a surge of developments to optimise the supply chain, print books as close as possible to the end consumer, use personalisation to add value, and take advantage of the synergy between print and digital content.

“We look forward to the event to discuss these powerful projects that are fueling the growth of digital printing in Europe.”

This year’s event will focus on four major areas: cost reduction, digital print quality, business/profit opportunities and international perspectives. Interquest will especially look at cost reduction, which it said it has conducted multiple surveys into that show the issue as a primary concern for those in the industry. 

There will also be coffee in the morning, lunch and networking opportunities.

Last year’s Forum, which took place in the wake of Drupa, saw seminars hosted by the likes of Collins Learning production director Arjen Jansen and PrintonDemand Worldwide managing director Andy Cork.

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