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PRIMIR to reveal research on evolution of general commercial printing

Jun 24, 2011 12:00 AM

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PRIMIR the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, recently announced the lineup for its Summer Meeting, slated for August 1-2, 2011 at RR Donnelley Headquarters in Chicago.

Mary Lee Schneider, president of digital solutions and CTO for RR Donnelley, will keynote with a presentation on “Keeping Print Relevant in a Digital World.”

The program will feature presentations on key findings from two recent PRIMIR research studies. The first, “Evolution of General Commercial Printing: Implications for the Future,” will examine the industry’s evolution over the past decade.  It will address, among other things, changes in markets, technology and industry structure that have a long-term effect on the future of print.  Jack Miller and Mark Favus, the two principals involved in conducting this research by Market-Intell, will present the findings and lead an interactive discussion among participants.  The meeting also will feature a panel discussion.

Dave Costa, president of State Street Consultants, will reveal the results of research into “Printing Industry Consumables Usage & Trends.” The research covers consumables such as ink, toner, UV and aqueous coatings, fountain solutions, blankets, washes and plates.

Wayne Peterson, principal of the Black Canyon Consulting Group, will conclude the program with his session titled, “New Value:  Creativity as a Business Discipline.”

PRIMIR Summer Meeting attendees will brainstorm objectives for five new PRIMIR research projects just getting underway.