The Tailored Case
AFP Massachusetts Chapter Conference
Boston, November 2002

Resource List


General Information on On-Demand Printing

Analyses of market factors leading to on-demand printing. Several prospectuses for
marketing studies of on-demand printing: www.capv.com/home/Multiclient/MulticlientHome.html
Benefits of on-demand printing: www.miamisystems.com/products/poda.html
Examples of current practice
Legal firm: www.findarticles.com/cf_1/m0GAM/9_72/65951317/p1/article.jhtml?term=on+demand+publishing
Whirlpool: industryclick.com/magazinearticle.asp?releaseid=3888&magazinearticleid=36422&siteid=2&magazineid=151
Also includes discussion of VDP (variable data printing)
Glossary of digital printing and imaging terms: www.dpia.org/glossary/index.html
How on-demand printing works (from book publishers’ point-of-view):
www.netread.com/howto/printers/?article=digital.htm
Introduction to digital imaging: www.dpia.org/abc/index.html
On-demand resources: www.ondemandpublishing.com
KnowledgeBase includes articles on digital workflow practices, communications strategies, and
"LiquiData.” Library includes article on PDF workflow
Print On Demand Initiative: www.podi.org
Articles and links to resources on trends in publishing. Resource library with best practices, case studies,
newsletters, white papers, and several PowerPoint presentations outlining theory and practice. System
requirements for print on-demand: www.podi.org/pdf/resources/white-papers/SystRequirements.pdf
Professional desktop publishing: desktoppub.about.com/cs/softwarebusiness/index.htm
Follow links for information on VDP database publishing and SOHO software.
General DTP resources: desktoppub.about.com/mbody.htm
Xerox: users.visi.net/~cwt/demand.html
Brief history of impact of Xerox’s DocuTech printer


Trade Associations and Events

Design & Print Center: www.graphic-design.com
Various resources for graphic design. Includes online newsletter
Digital Printing and Imaging Association: www.dpia.org
Graphic Arts Information Network: www.gain.net
Formerly GATF/PIA: professional level site with online bookstore
National Association for Printing Leadership: www.napl.org
Includes online bookstore
On Demand Expo: www.ondemandexpo.com
April 7–9, 2003, Javits Convention Center, New York, N.Y.
Preregistered Exhibit Hall admission free with advance registration.
Conference fee $50–$1100, depending on level of access
The site contains registration information, order forms for audio tapes, and links to past presentations.
Print On Demand Initiative: www.podi.org
“A catalyst for digital printing infrastructure for more efficient delivery of information using the printed page.”
Includes extensive resource library
Seybold Seminars: www.seyboldseminars.com
Site archives contain transcripts of lectures and panels from past conventions


Trade Magazines
For a comprehensive list: www.dpia.org/publist.html

Desktop Journal: dtpjournal.com
Includes online current and back issues. Free issue offer
Digital Publishing Solutions: www.dpsmagazine.com
Includes online back-issue articles. Free subscription
Direct Online: www.directmag.com
Online journal for direct marketing. Includes some on-demand info
EContent: www.econtentmag.com
Digital content strategies and resources. Newsletter. Free subscription
Electronic Publishing
: www.electronic-publishing.com
Includes online current and back issues. Free subscriptions to editors and managers
Flash Magazine: www.flashweb.com/index.html
Online-only desktop publishing magazine. Temporarily offline; will send print sample
Print On Demand: www.podb.com
Online current issue
Publish: www.publish.com
Online resources for Web publishing


Printers
Many local printers have on-demand presses. Most of the following include Web ordering for on-demand printing and delivery

BFS Business Printing (Boston): www.bfsprinters.com
Has Xerox and Xeikon digital 4-color web press
CopyCop (Boston): www.copycop.com
Has Xerox DocuColor 70 press
Docunetworks (US and overseas; not Canada): www.docunetworks.com
Offers overseas delivery to Europe, South America, and Asia
Hardbound one-off illustrated books:
PC or any platform: www.mypublisher.com
Mac, via iPhoto: www.apple.com/iphoto/book.html
Kinko’s (US and Canada): www.kinkos.com/Welcome.jsp
Mimeo.com (Online only): www.mimeo.com
PIP (US only): www.pip.com/EBusiness/Index.asp
Sir Speedy (US and Canada): www.sirspeedy.com
Variable data services: www.sirspeedy.com/Content/index.asp?ID=34



Software

Adobe: www.adobe.com
Page layout for print and Web, image creation and management, desktop movie, and CD-Rom production;
Acrobat PDF software. Acrobat PDF and Framemaker software. Resources for print production, workflow, etc.:
www.adobe.com/print/main.html
Apple: www.apple.com
Design and print, Web publishing, desktop movies, audio, and digital photo: www.apple.com/creative
Software for desktop video, Web, etc.: www.apple.com/software
Or, see sites for individual applications: www.apple.com/imovie, www.apple.com/finalcutpro, etc.
Macromedia: www.macromedia.com
Web and CD-Rom production
Microsoft: www.microsoft,com
The Microsoft Office suite will handle many on-demand publishing needs
Quark: www.quark.com
Page layout and digital media management
Xerox publication management: DocuShare (Windows): www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/event/Promotions.jsp?page=DocuShare+Promotion&xpro=hp2120100


Hardware

Canon: www.canon.com/index.html
Desktop and network laser and inkjet printers. Digital scanners, cameras, and video
Epson: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/index.jsp
Desktop and network inkjet and wide format printers
Hewlitt Packard: (US) welcome.hp.com/country/us/eng/welcome.htm
or (Canada) welcome.hp.com/country/ca/eng/welcome.htm
Desktop and network laser and inkjet printers. Digital cameras
Kodak: www.kodak.com
Digital cameras, E-magazine with tips. Resources for “Infoimaging”
Lexmark: (US) www.lexmark.com/US/us_home.html
or (Canada) www.lexmark.com/canada
Desktop and network laser and inkjet printers
Nikon: (US) www.nikonusa.com
or (Canada) www.nikon.ca
Digital cameras and film scanners
Sony: www.sony.com
Digital cameras and camcorders
Olympus: www.olympusamerica.com
Digital cameras and photo printers
Xerox: www.xerox.com
Desktop and network laser printers
Digital presses: www.xerox.com/go/xrx/template/016.jsp?view=ProductionSystems&Xcntry=USA&Xlang=en_US&Xseg=corp


Desktop Video

Computer Videomaker Magazine: www.videomaker.com
Offers current issue articles for free. Back issues available to subscribers. Seminars
Digital video.com: www.dv.com
Comprehensive resource site mounted by DV Magazine; discussion forums
Hardware Central: www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/tutorials/923/1
“A Starter’s Guide to Video Editing”
Mining Co.: desktopvideo.miningco.com
Includes hardware and software reviews, discussion lists. Beginner’s guide:
desktopvideo.miningco.com/cs/beginnersguide/index.htm.Also available through About.com – Computing &
Technology – Software
Videoguys: www.videoguys.com/dtvhome.html
Desktop Video Handbook On Line, with hardware and software (PC centric) advice
Video University: videouniversity.com. A large site with numerous resources for video hobbyists. Of note:
www.videouniversity.com/dtvmenu.htm Desktop Video Handbook
www.videouniversity.com/article2.htm 100 articles and how-tos on video


Education and Training

Adobe: www.adobe.com/misc/training.html
Includes books, online tutorials and in-person seminars on print and e-paper publishing using Acrobat,
InDesign, PageMaker, Framemaker, Photoshop, and other software.
Free email newsletters on print and Web publishing: www.adobe.com/services/newsletter/subscribe.html
Apple: www.apple.com/creative/resources
Includes articles on a variety of areas of desktop publishing and video.
Color management basics: www.apple.com/colorsync/benefits/training/index.html
Seminars: www.seminars.apple.com
Free email newsletters: applenews.lists.apple.com/subscribe
Online and in-person seminars (several sites in Greater Boston and New England); many are free:
www.seminars.apple.com
The Atomic Learning Library: www.atomiclearning.com
More than 40 tutorials on creativity and productivity software for PC and Mac, including Photoshop, iMovie,
Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Free video storyboard software. Several free courses and course introductions;
year’s subscription $49.99
Builder.com: www.builder.com.com
Resources for Web design. Including how-tos on Photoshop, etc.
Digital Media, Inc.: www.digitalmedia.net
Publishing training on site and on CD-Rom. Free online Photoshop course
FundClass: www.FundRaiserSoftware.com/fundclass.html
Email classes on many development topics. Gordon’s class on “Making the Case:”
www.FundRaiserSoftware.com/fundclass/fctop022.html
Kodak: www.kodak.com/US/en/digital/dlc/index.jhtml
Kodak Digital Learning Center with tips and techniques on digital imaging
Lynda.com: www.lynda.com
Seminars, books, CD-Roms, and online training for Web publishing. Includes Photoshop tips
Microsoft: www.microsoft.com/traincert/training/default.asp
A search engine to find books, CD-Roms, and online seminars on Microsoft software
Power2Learn: www.compusa.com/training/power2learn.asp
CompUSA's online seminars; strong on office suites. Also a section on graphics and publishing; 30 days, $99.97
Quark: www.quark.com/service/learning/quarkxpress5/login.jsp
Free how-tos on Quark layout software
Short Courses: www.shortcourses.com
Extensive free course list in digital photography. Bookstore. Links to best photography sites. Email newsletter
Smart Planet: www.smartplanet.com/fp.asp?layout=new_home
Inexpensive online courses on software for Web and print page layout


Books and CD-Roms

A Quick Guide to Book-On-Demand Printing by Roger MacBride Allen
“Step-by-step through the essentials of planning, designing, printing and binding true perfect-bound
paperback books”
Digital Printing: Mastering on-demand and variable data printing for profit by Ron Goldberg.
“Everything you want to know about toner and inkjet-based printing. The total source of information
on all aspects of new printing approaches.”
Digital Workflow: Implementing cost-effective print-based automation by Frank J. Romano
“Effective communication from the designer to the pressroom”
On-Demand Printing: The Revolution In Digital And Customized Printing, 2nd Edition (1998) by Howard Fenton
and Frank J. Romano. “The most comprehensive (over 30 chapters) book on on-demand printing”
On-Demand and Digital Printing Primer by Howard M. Fenton.
“Introduction to the digital and on-demand printing processes, intended for the general reader who would like
to understand the current technology and trends”
Pocket Guide to Digital Printing by Frank Cost
Pocket Pal from International Paper.
The printer’s bible now has sections on digital-to-press printing and a supplemental training video or DVD:
ippocketpal.com
Very Last Designer's Guide to Digital, On-Demand, and Variable-Data Color Printing. CD-Rom by David Clark and
Frank J. Romano: www.gain.net/store/item.cfm?productid=399


Book Publishing

Authors’ FAQs: www.xlibris.com/faq/index.asp
On-demand book publishers (there are many more):
www.books-on-demand.com/index-int.htm
www.bookpublisher.com
www.stbarthelemypress.com
www.xlibris.com
Overviews of on-demand book publishing:
www.cappella.demon.co.uk/bksondem.html
Web Assistance for Self Publishing: www.hkbu.edu.hk/~ppp/WASP.html
Includes many online links for Web publishing


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