Will we see the death of the commercial printing industry the way we saw the death of the typesetting industry?
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Federal government printing work awarded to private sector printers has shown no signs of increasing based on third quarter data released by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), the federal agency through which federal government agencies are to submit their printing needs.
It's very interesting reading to see what a large organization like the State of Washington thinks about MPS and interesting insight to anyone wanting to do business with the state (or similar-sized organizations).
Traditionally, multiple choice tests required either the purchase of a dedicated scanning system, or a large investment in time on the part of the teachers who are giving the exam. Dedicated scanning systems are an expensive investment. Now, rather than purchasing a dedicated scanner, schools can purchase Remark Office OMR, which will take the scanned images of a batch of tests and quickly and accurately convert these images into data.
It appears that profit rates are increasing slightly faster than the rate that print volumes are decreasing, and profit rates are increasing at a slightly faster rate than print prices are increasing.
Among IT firms surveyed by CompTIA that currently offer a managed print services solution, eight in ten anticipate year-over-year revenue growth, with 22 percent of firms expecting significant growth and 58 percent, moderate growth.
Trish Witowski visits a finishing showroom and learns more about the many options available to those willing to send their job to a shop for finishing.
Ottmar Mergenthaler's great invention, the Linotype, celebrated its 125th birthday this past July.Before laser printers, multi-function devices, and inkjets, there was the Linotype machine – the backbone of the printing industry for a number of decades.
This highly evolved level of document management has grown out of printing services to encompass output management, change management, business process improvement and collaboration. These functions, all encompassed within managed print services, are essential to the flow of information throughout the modern enterprise.
Photizo has forecast Brazil's MPS market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 49 percent from 2009-2014, making Brazil the second fastest growing market after India. With a 41 percent MPS revenue share, Brazil overshadows Mexico, its nearest competitor in Latin America, by 13 percent. A further boost will be the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, as investments pour in to improve IT infrastructure, services, telecommunications and transportation.