Welcome to Printing Industry News Digest (PIND) issue 116, providing a summary of major news items from the printing, publishing, packaging, digital, and communications technology sectors. PIND incorporates brief summaries and links to the week’s key news stories so that you can look up that all important detail, digging deeper behind the headline.
The UK Autumn show collection has kicked off in fine style with an excellent attendance at Packaging Innovations in London, and moves forward this coming week with the first three days of Print Efficiently, the collective of 11 suppliers demonstrating latest technologies in action throughout the print production process. In the US, of course, Graph Expo kicks off too (or has finished, depending on what day of the week you are reading this!).
With shows still in focus, Kodak’s Antonio Perez has been speaking to PrintWeek magazine on the eve of Graph Expo 2012. He details the company’s attempts to move from a B2C to a B2B operation.
Talking of the big boys, HP laid out a five-year recovery plan this week. Shares dropped 10% on the day. I guess Wall Street doesn’t like long-term plans too much.
Kindle Paperwhite appears to have been well received – so well in fact that the Sold Out signs have been posted. News from Kobo this week suggests that it doesn’t want to be left behind either. In the meantime, book printer Clays says that the paper version is not dead yet, but margins are not great.
UK is now claiming to have overtaken much of the global competition with its most recent moves to push forward a 4G network. Time will tell if this is a successful agreement! EE to start rollout very soon: the end of October to be precise! The Guardian, meanwhile, looks at how 4G will change the digital horizon.
Lifehacker has released data on its latest browser speed tests: always worth keeping an eye on to see the latest developments in your window on the web.
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