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Digital Book Printing

Game-changing technology

Changing reader preferences, digital content distribution, growth of e-books, and shakeups in retailing has changed the print industry landscape. Long-run print-to-inventory models aren’t meeting the new needs of an evolving industry. Publishers need smart solutions to customize content and print precise quantities more often, without compromising quality of the bottom line. Digital inkjet book printing gives publishers flexible business solutions to tackle the largest disruptions publishing has ever seen.

Webcom has invested over $30 million in state-of-the-art digital inkjet technologies, so we can offer cost savings over traditional book manufacturing and distribution practices. The technology is unique in its ability to meet market demands, reduce time to market, and economically support customized or short print runs with offset-equivalent quality.

Make digital inkjet technology work for you:

  • Lower your Total Cost of Ownership

    Operating lean lets you redeploy your capital where it counts – acquiring that next big author, investing in new technology, or bringing new talent into your organization.
  • Speed to market

    Reduce turnaround and meet demand with short run digital inkjet book printing and book binding.
  • Customization

    Specialty cover coatings, book binding and customizable add-on products for niche markets.
  • Offset-level quality

    High-grade digital inkjet book printing and book binding with versatility and lower overall cost.
  • Paper options

    Extensive selection of text paper, cover stocks, format choices, and specialty cover treatments.
  • Complete flexibility

    Advance reader copies, front and backlist reprints, and short and long runs when you need them.

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Let us show you how Webcom’s digital inkjet printing technology can be the game-changer for your business.

Digital Printing FAQs

What are some common applications of digital printing technology?
  • ELHI and student textbooks, workbooks
  • Trade books, graphic novels, travel guides, cookbooks, music books
  • Annual reports, financial documents, booklets, brochures
  • Reference materials, catalogues, manuals, custom editions, instructor editions
Is digital inkjet technology right for my book?

If your answer is yes to some or most of these questions, digital inkjet technology may be the right option for you:

  • Are you looking for ways to preserve capital and manage inventory more closely?
  • Do you want to revive your backlist assets to produce revenue using short runs?
  • Do you want to print what you need when you need it, and then sell it to your customers?
  • Do you find that demand is uncertain with new e-book offerings competing with print?
  • Do you notice your ordering model changing: are titles shifting from long to short runs?
  • Are your projects highly customized and require accurate proofs and flexibility with last minute changes?
Why is digital inkjet production volume growing so fast?

By 2018, digital inkjet page volume in the U.S. is projected to surpass toner-based digital press output. Digital inkjet web (roll-fed) presses are capable of much higher throughput and offer other innovations such as personalization, electronic book collation, just-in-time production, and process improvements through automated workflows. These same advantages are also diverting page volume share from traditional offset presses since digital inkjet is staying competitive for even longer run lengths.

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