Although digital presses are beginning to eke out a solid foothold among commercial printers, newspapers have yet to follow suit, although many publishers are seriously considering the printing technology.
The future - as well as the current - direction of individualized news came under the microscope last month as proponents gathered to discuss the concept at the third annual Individuated News Conference.
When News & Tech first turned its eye to digital presses some eight years ago, my thought process was somewhere along the lines of, "An inkjet press capable of producing 4-color newspapers.
Ted Agres, deputy managing editor, The Washington Times, Peter Vandevanter, vice president, targeted products, MediaNews Group and Steve Nilan, vice president, marketing for Digital Technology International.
Amanda B. Carpenter, author and columnist, The Washington Times; Brian Rice, legislative aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.); Stephen Keating, Keating Media; and John F. Harris, editor-in-chief of Politico.
DENVER - MediaNews Group, which plans to roll out its I-News "individuated newspaper" concept to subscribers in Los Angeles this summer, has already begun quietly distributing customized news content to hotel guests through a trial with Marriott Hotels.
MediaNews Group Chief Executive Officer William Dean Singleton will headline the third Individuated News Conference, being held June 24-26 at The Washington Times in Washington, D.C.
Newsworld Corp. Ltd. last month kicked off digital production of London's Daily Mail at a New Jersey print site for distribution to readers in New York.
Newsworld Corp. said it's partnered with Atlas Media Communications for the digital production of U.K., European and U.S. newspaper titles in the Gulf region.
Newspapers & Technology continues its 4 Questions series aimed at digital press vendors. This month, Donald Allred, director of business development for inkjet printing solutions with Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, talks about his company's offerings and where they fit into the newspaper market.
The evolution of digital presses and their potential role in the newspaper industry took center stage during the digital panel at September's International Newspaper Group conference.
Newspapers & Technology continues its 4 Questions series with digital press vendors. This month, Bill Brunone, vice president of targeted inkjet systems for Screen, talks about Screen's newspaper offerings.
Newspapers & Technology continues its 4 Questions series aimed at digital press vendors. Duncan Newton, manager of business development for Océ North America, talks about Océ's digital print offerings for newspapers.
MediaNews Group is basing its next generation of targeted publications on the concept of "individuated" newspapers, fueled by the evolution of high-speed digital presses.
British newspapers the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday will be digitally printed in New York starting this month through a four-year contract between Newsworld Corp. Ltd. and Associated Newspapers Ltd.
A project now under way at The Bakersfield Californian could give newspapers nationwide the ability to let readers easily create their own niche publications.
Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager of inkjet high-speed production solutions for Hewlett-Packard, spoke to Newspapers & Technology about HP's digital print offerings for the newspaper industry and whether the technology is really ready to deliver.
At drupa 2008 Agfa Graphics introduced the Dotrix DGNews, a digital inkjet press for short-run printing. The new press is based on Agfa's Dotrix Transcolor designed for transactional and transpromotional printing.
Although the introduction of color is a relatively new addition to digital newspaper printing, some dailies have offered black-and-white digital editions for years.