SOURCE: Questex Media Group

February 25, 2008 10:30 ET

InfoTrends Presents Top Production Printing Trends to Watch for in 2008

ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition Takes Place March 3-6 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - The ON DEMAND Exposition & Conference (www.ondemandexpo.com), the preeminent event for commercial printers, publishers, and in-plant printing professionals, today announced the top production printing trends to watch for in 2008 according to InfoTrends, the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. InfoTrends analysts will address the trends during the ON DEMAND Conference & Expo which will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from March 4-6, with tutorials on Monday, March 3, 2008.

Each year, InfoTrends analysts consider what key developments are likely to impact the market in the coming year. According to 2008 predictions, some of the top trends to watch for in 2008 will be production color inkjet technology, TransPromo, and the "going green" movement.

2008 will be a big year for high-speed, high-volume, roll-fed inkjet product roll-outs. This will ultimately have an impact on cut-sheet digital and offset volumes as the speed, productivity, quality, media latitude, and cost-of-operation of this new generation of products gains the attention of print service providers.

"Last year's InfoTrends-sponsored TransPromo Summit demonstrated that there is a high level of interest in this area, and not only from vendors, but also from document owners," commented Jim Hamilton, a Group Director at InfoTrends. "The recent acquisitions of Document Sciences and Exstream, key players in this developing area, underscore how seriously the market is evaluating this trend."

The trend toward environmentally friendly processes and the sustainability of print has been gaining momentum through 2007 and there's no sign it's likely to stop any time soon. Print service providers are going green by seeking out recycled papers, buying carbon shares, and planting trees, in large part because their customers are demanding it. Digital printing system vendors are highlighting the ecological advantages of their systems and are positioning their corporate strategies with an emphasis on how green they are. Government policies play an ongoing role too.

To learn more about these trends and much more, join InfoTrends analysts at the 15th Annual ON DEMAND Conference. The ON DEMAND conference offers more than 50 sessions designed to help you get -- and stay -- a step ahead of the technology curve. This year's speakers include leading industry experts, analysts, and printing executives who will be on hand to discuss how to capture emerging market opportunities.

For more information about the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, or to register, visit http://www.ondemandexpo.com or call 888-824-3004.

For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact Leo Squatrito at 617.219.8378 or lsquatrito@questex.com.

ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition

The ON DEMAND Conference & Expo is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, encompassing all the technologies used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. It's about more than print on demand technology, management and strategy; it's insight into the future of the printing industry by experts who have been at the forefront of the printing business for many years.

About InfoTrends

InfoTrends, a Questex Company, is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. InfoTrends provides research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Contact Information