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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Digital printing is the alternative to minimum order quantity - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column – PrintWeek India

Digital printing is the alternative to minimum order quantity - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column – PrintWeek India: Digital printing is the alternative to minimum order quantity - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

By Noel D'Cunha,

10 September 2016

Ajay Joshi of Penguin Random House India, a major trade publisher in India, works with three print partners, two conventional and one digital. In this Part II of the series on digital print in publishing, he says, digital printing has enormous potential in India. For this to succeed, publishers, printers, and technology providers have to come together under one platform; teamwork is the mantra.

In this Sunday Column, Joshi discusses moves that can make digital printing key to a nimble publishing industry.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Do Digitally Altered Photos Represent Fact or Fiction? - WSJ

Do Digitally Altered Photos Represent Fact or Fiction? - WSJ: Tamina-Florentine Zuch had just won an international photography contest with an arresting image of a young woman in the open door of a Mumbai train when online critics began descending on her: The picture was a composite. The colors were doctored. The photo couldn’t be trusted.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Advance it’s not simple

The Advance
Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D.

Must read article called “The Advance” (it’s not as simple as you would believe) and you can read this article at http://www.ivanhoffman.com/advance.html

Monday, August 01, 2016

Designing with LibreOffice

Reviews |: Designing with LibreOffice

“Byfield’s thoughtful book on design using LibreOffice can help improve the quality of both online and print material you create with LibreOffice. “Designing with LibreOffice” solidifies his position as one of the world’s top writers about FOSS.” – Robin, “roblimo” Miller, Editor in Chief, Slashdot and Linux.com.

“An outstanding contribution to help people bring the full power of LibreOffice into their documents. Bruce synthesises his deep experience of both LibreOffice, writing, and typography into a significant text to help users and designers use the software most effectively. The descriptions of the core document concepts will continue to be extremely valuable to users, even as the LibreOffice interface improves to make designing good documents Bruce’s way even easier.” – Michael Meeks, Director of The Document Foundation, creators of LibreOffice.

“Bruce Byfield is a man who practices what he preaches. A fierce advocate of free and open source software (FOSS), Bruce has made it his mission to share his love and knowledge of free software in a way that helps his readers make the most of what FOSS can offer. Nowhere is this more obvious than in “Designing With LibreOffice”. The book is well laid out, easy to understand, and, as the title would suggest, very well designed. With this book in your hands, Bruce’s helpful, guiding voice, and plenty of easy to follow tables and images, you will learn to love and appreciate what LibreOffice can do for you. Learn from a master and you too, will master LibreOffice.” – Marcel Gagné, Writer of The Linux Journal‘s popular “Cooking with Linux” column

“LibreOffice is the publishing world’s best-kept secret. It is called an office suite, with word processor, spreadsheet, and slideshow modules, but it’s really an advanced desktop publishing system. It is used by commercial publishers to create source documents, and to convert from source documents created with other tools, such as LaTex, to the final print-ready format.

The secret to getting the most out of LibreOffice, the powerful open source office suite and desktop publisher, is understanding styles and templates. Author Bruce Byfield is our reliable guide to mastering its rich feature set and understanding how to design an efficient, powerful workflow. LibreOffice styles apply simple to complex formatting to documents, and allow rapid global changes. Templates store all the information for replicating a particular document design. When you work with styles and templates, your time is invested in writing your content rather than fighting with its appearance.

“Designing With LibreOffice” teaches everything you need to know about document production: chapters, footnotes, citations, indexes, outlines, cross-references, incorporating images and spreadsheets, and controlling the appearance of your documents. It is well-organized and contains abundant examples, and suitable for beginners to wizened old pros, who will probably discover things about LibreOffice that they didn’t know. – Carla Schroder, Author of The Linux Cookbook, The Linux Network Cookbook, and The Book of Audacity.

” “What an incredibly thorough, useful book!” – Lee Schlesinger, Ex-editor at Linux.com, Managing Editor at Spicework.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

PV Nano Cell’s nanometric silver conductive ink enables non-contact digital inkjet printing | PV-Tech

PV Nano Cell’s nanometric silver conductive ink enables non-contact digital inkjet printing | PV-Tech: Sicrys inks are highly adaptable, with 2D and 3D applications including metallization of solar photovoltaics as well as printed circuit boards, sensors, RFID, smart cards, antennas, advanced packaging, and touchscreens.

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Sicrys inks enables metallization of solar cells with inkjet printing. The silver loading is said to be higher than that of other inks on the market, and comes with exceptional conductivity and low viscosity, ideal for digital inkjet printing applications, while also offering the longest shelf life in the industry, according to the company. PV Nano Cell offers both silver and copper conductive inks; Sicrys copper conductive offers a unique, low-cost replacement for silver ink. The production of the Sicrys inks involves low energy consumption and yields no hazardous wastes, a ‘green’ and efficient process.

Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Market 2016-2021 - Technology (RFID, Coding, Printing, Holograms, Taggants, Surveillance, Security Labels) & Feature (Tamper Evidence, Forensic Markers) Analysis - Research and Markets | Business Wire

Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Market 2016-2021 - Technology (RFID, Coding, Printing, Holograms, Taggants, Surveillance, Security Labels) & Feature (Tamper Evidence, Forensic Markers) Analysis - Research and Markets | Business Wire: The anti-counterfeit packaging is broadly divided into several technologies such as RFID, Coding & Printing, Holograms, Security labels, packaging designs, bar code, ink & dyes and others. RFID technology is further classified into types such as low frequency, ultra-high frequency, high frequency.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Critical Thinking: How Can Publishers Change the Perception That Print is Dying? – Editor & Publisher

Critical Thinking: How Can Publishers Change the Perception That Print is Dying? – Editor & Publisher: Alex Delaney-Gesing, 21, senior, Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)

Delaney-Gesing is a magazine journalism major. She is currently serving as the summer editor for Kent State’s student-run newspaper, The Kent Stater, and writes for the university’s student magazine, The Burr.

Where did this notion that print is on the decline come from? The rise of the digital age? Newspapers and magazines’ formatting has now expanded to include Web and mobile. However, that doesn’t mean these mediums are replacing the original. In fact, a study conducted by Nielsen found that 51 percent of newspaper readership is exclusively in print.

Today’s digital age consists of instantaneous news. The latest topics and events are now just fingertips away from the average reader. In response, the content of print has had to change. The hard, breaking news that used to grace the front pages and had readers grappling to get ahold of the daily newspaper is no longer possible.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

What Brexit Means for Book Publishing

What Brexit Means for Book Publishing

  • In the wake of Brexit, Publisher’s Weekly has early thoughts on the implications for book publishing. It ain’t pretty.
  • And Publisher’s Lunch has a more fine-grained analysis
    behind their paywall, if you’re a member. They specifically note that
    “the issue of English-language rights for continental Europe will once
    again become contentious.” In other words, with the UK out of the EU, US
    publishers may try to seize this opportunity to distribute US editions
    of their books throughout Europe, rather than leaving European sales
    territory exclusive to the UK.
  • At the Atlantic, Emily Anderson discusses the emotional restraint of the Little House books. Remember when Ma scolded Laura for slamming the door because that was “wooden swearing?”
Instead of following Oprah or Sheryl Sandberg, I have—for better and worse—heeded the stoic wisdom of Wilder, who writes in Little Town on the Prairie that
“grown-up people must never let feelings be shown by voice or manner.”
In other words: I’m passive-aggressive, I secretly pursue my own agenda,
and—the greatest of self-care sins—I hide my feelings.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

The period is dead | discuss on https://www.linkedin.com/groups/130689

DANTE RAMOS
The period is dead - but so what?

The New York Times says periods at the ends of sentences are going out of style Don’t worry about it

Times correspondent Dan Bilefsky described how the “barrage of instant messaging that has become synonymous with the digital age” is steadingly altering the way English is written

Consider the practice of typing two spaces after a period — a rule that millions of baby boomers and Gen Xers, including me, learned in school.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Landa Announces Industry’s Highest Speed Digital Press for High Quality Publishing Market - WhatTheyThink

Landa Announces Industry’s Highest Speed Digital Press for High Quality Publishing Market - WhatTheyThink: Landa Announces Industry’s Highest Speed Digital Press for High Quality Publishing Market

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Twin-Engine Landa W10P web press for magazines and journals produces over two million magazine pages per 8-hour shift

Dusseldorf, Germany – Landa has announced the Landa W10P Nanographic Printing® Press for high quality publishing applications such as magazines, journals, catalogs and direct mail. The meter-wide (41 in.) two-sided web press has twin printing engines, each with 4-8 colors.

The Landa W10P press prints on virtually any coated or uncoated paper stock, ranging in weight from 30 gsm to cardstock. Since Nanographic Printing creates zero strikethrough, the press produces magazine-quality printing even on the lightest - and cheapest - uncoated papers. Running at 200 meters/minute, it can print over two million magazine pages per 8-hour shift.

“Fourteen years of nanotechnology research has enabled us to make tremendous breakthroughs in the quality, speed and cost of digital printing. The Landa W10P Nanographic Printing® Press is up to 24 times faster than any other commercial quality digital press and can print more than two million magazine pages in a single 8-hour shift,” says Landa Chairman, Benny Landa. “The Landa W10P is a technology platform that will help drive business growth and publisher profitability.”

Nanography® will enable our customers to move their mainstream journal and magazine publishing, catalogs and direct mail pages from offset to digital, for a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) and improved margins. Magazine and journal publishers will leverage the technology’s benefits to offer more versatile products and attractive business models. The Landa W10P press will start shipping to customers in late 2017 and will not be shown at Drupa 2016.

Throughout Drupa 2016, Landa will conduct live demonstrations of its sheetfed and webfed Nanographic Printing® Presses, including the Landa S10 for folding carton and POP, the Landa S10P perfecting press for commercial printing and the Landa W10 for flexible packaging. Landa will also be demonstrating its newest technology, Nano-Metallography®, a zero-waste metallization process that will halve the cost of metallized printing.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

IVAN HOFFMAN, B.A., J.D. Attorney At Law, Publishing and Writing Law

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1966-2016 | The Last Hot-Type Printer Puts Down His Tools - The New York Times

1966-2016 | The Last Hot-Type Printer Puts Down His Tools - The New York Times: 1966-2016 | The Last Hot-Type Printer Puts Down His Tools

By DAVID W. DUNLAPJUNE 2, 2016
Continue reading the main story In this piece, David W. Dunlap, a metro reporter, looks back at the 50-year career of Rudolph Stocker.
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Linotype operators working on the issue of July 2, 1978, the last New York Times to be set in molten lead. Credit Carl Schlesinger Archive

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Facebook’s new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write | TechCrunch

Facebook’s new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write | TechCrunch: Facebook’s newest artificial intelligence system called “DeepText”. 400,000 new stories and 125,000 comments on public posts are shared every minute on Facebook. DeepText will help Facebook analyze several thousand per second across 20 languages with near-human accuracy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Earning under 47,476, GOV guarantees salaried workers earning less than that will get overtime pay

Nearly all workers earning salaries beneath $47,476 threshold are now entitled to time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than 40 hours in a week.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

New Print Technologies Help Art Books Survive in a Digital World - The New York Times

New Print Technologies Help Art Books Survive in a Digital World - The New York Times: “Print technologies have gotten so advanced,” said Elisa Leshowitz, director of publisher services at D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, the largest distributor of art books and museum exhibition catalogs. “You pick up a book from 1980, something that was considered an important art book back in the day. And you compare the quality of its printing to today’s printing, and you essentially see that we’ve come a very long way. The amount of colors that can be used to replicate an original illustration. The extensive selection of papers available. Things have gotten very exciting.”

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Printing on demand set to aid new authors, publishers - Times of India

Printing on demand set to aid new authors, publishers - Times of India: CHENNAI: Banking on an unknown author with talent has always been a risk that publishers are forced to take. But with a fresh crop of print-on-demand printers like Pothi.com, CinnamonTeal Publishing, Exeter Premedia Services, Partridge India, new authors are finding it easy to get their work on Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, etc.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The NOOK's weird death-march - Gene Doucette

The NOOK's weird death-march - Gene Doucette: Brief aside, in which I explain a little bit about self-publishing distribution

There are, in the U.S., five main ebook distribution outlets for a self-published author: Amazon, NOOK, Apple, Kobo and Google Play. Each of these five have distinctive quirks that make them uniquely frustrating in their own special way, which I won’t go into now.

If publishing ‘direct’ with all of these companies, one has to acquaint oneself with five completely distinctive publishing dashboards to upload five unique-to-that-outlet files (because of format requirements and backmatter links, and oh god, I’m sorry I mentioned backmatter, that’s not worth explaining right this moment, forget I said that). Alternatively, one could go to a service like Smashwords or D2D—both companies also sell direct, but aren’t very good at it—and have them submit files to everyone else.

This sounds like a better deal, but of course the aggregator services take a cut of each sale, and there are a few other very good reasons to go direct instead that I won’t go into here other than to say some merchants don’t exactly fall over themselves to push books that aren’t direct.