We have a competitive advantage over offset printers. They need four days to produce a book, when we only need 24 hours.
Mathijs Suidman, Director of Media at CB, comments on the changing trends in the publishing industry: “Sales of physical books are declining. The consequence is that the same number of books are published but the average production volume of an edition is smaller. This is resulting in print runs getting smaller and smaller, so it is now less viable to keep these titles in stock. That presents a tough challenge for publishers: to deliver their books efficiently to the market, without the need to keep stock.”
Suidman continues, “Consumers are more demanding than they used to be, wanting books delivered tomorrow or even the same day. Print on-demand is the answer. The turnaround time for a book that we produce digitally is exactly the same as for a book in stock, with delivery within 24 hours. We can now guarantee a publisher that a book is always available.”
Canon’s digital print solutions can handle a variety of paper types and work with the same standard media that we use with our offset presses.
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