Print and beyond insights - the digital book printing opportunity

499 views

Published on

The publishing industry as we know it has
been changing – and with it, your business model.
Yet opportunities remain ...

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
499
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
25
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Print and beyond insights - the digital book printing opportunity

  1. 1. Print and beyond insightsThe digital book printingopportunityRoger ChristiansenJanuary 2013
  2. 2. Contents  The challenge facing book printers  The inventory problem  On demand digital printing to reduce inventory  How to take advantage  Customer references  Ricoh solutions  Summary24/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name] 2
  3. 3. The challenge facing book printers Print volumes Profit eBooks No of Print titles costsOverall, print volumes are declining. At the same time the As a result, print costs perThis is due to changing reading habits, number of titles being title have been increasing,and partly due to eBooks which are published is increasing. putting pressure on thegrowing rapidly, There are 1,000,000 profitability of Book Printers manuscripts looking for a and their clients, the publisher in the world at any Publishers given moment (Source: Content Marketing Association)24/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name] 3
  4. 4. The inventory problem “Managing inventory and dealing with the problem of unsold books is extremely risky and expensive for publishers. It is estimated that up to 50% of all books printed remain unsold and have to be pulped, creating huge inefficiencies and added cost in the supply chain, which cannot easily be quantified when a book is published.” (Source: Pira International*)24/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name] 4
  5. 5. On demand digital printing to reduce inventory 79% of jobs in 2011 fell into a category of production volumes under 5,000 - which is suited to digital production. (Source: Pira) Hence digital book printing is growing rapidly – and is now 6% of all book printing in North America Ultra-short production runs are cost-effective when the latest digital print technologies are used – reducing inventorySuited to digital production24/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name] 5
  6. 6. How to take advantage Digital printing can radically change the business model for book printing Print on demand or just in time to manage inventory, reducing the problem of unsold books Print locally / print on-site instead of printing offshore - opens up competition for local providers Flexibility - streamlined workflow efficiency allows last minute changes / additions Reduce production time: get books to market quicker or respond to demand more effectively 624/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name]
  7. 7. Innovations with digital booksInteractive content CustomisationNew technologies like Ricoh Text books can be tailored to the‘Clickable Paper’ concept bring the student; novels to the reader; andprinted page to life. business messages to the target audience.For example: students could click onimages within School books toaccess additional information viaSmartphone24/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name] 7
  8. 8. Client Example: Re.Be.L Digital book printing Challenges • Diversify service offering • Print books on demand Ricoh helps commercial • Personalise content printer profit from new • Provide fast turnaround • Minimise production costs business venture Solution • End-to-end solution • InfoPrint® continuous feed printer • Pro™ series digital cut sheet press • InfoPrint® ProcessDirector Results • Automated workflow • Massive production capacity • Same day turnaround • Cost-effective to print just 1 copy “Using Ricoh’s technology, we are able to meet growing customer demand quickly and at affordable pricing. It is now possible to print a single copy or 1,500 copies of a book profitably. Ricoh’s solution automates the workflow, integrating the management of data and processes to speed production and optimise output quality.” Roberto Noviello, Head of Projects at Re.Be.L24/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name] 8
  9. 9. Ricoh solutions for Digital book printing  Digital Printers – Mono – Black and White Cutsheet and Continuous Form Production Printers – Colour - Colour Cutsheet and Continuous Feed Inkjet Printers – Finishing - wide range of options  Software and Solutions – IPPD Workflow automation – TotalFlow Cadence for Publishing24/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name] 9
  10. 10. Summary The time is right for Print Service Providers to take advantage of the opportunities in Digital book printing The move to digital means that European printers can not only capture new business but also provide a local value-added service for publishers Find out more on Ricoh Business Driver Ricoh-europe.com/printandbeyond24/01/2013 Version: [###] Classification: Internal Owner: [Insert name] 10
  11. 11. Thank you 11

×