DALIM SOFTWARE to offer a series of webinars helping graphic arts production departments to ‘Do More With Less’

Topics range from workflows to publishing to asset management

A series of webinars from DALIM SOFTWARE

Episodes featuring production global experts in topics ranging from workflows to publishing to asset management offer a wide range of viewpoints. With most of us currently staying home, DALIM SOFTWARE (www.dalim.com) makers of highly efficient, scalable software solutions for the creation, production and management of print and cross-media content, is transforming DUO, its annual user conference, into a digital experience. Anyone is invited to join any or all of the free episodes of Season One of DUO on Air (https://duo.dalim.com). Each weekly 50-minute webinar is complete with knowledgeable presentations from inspirational guest speakers, along with product-related insights, and best-practice methodology by worldwide experts. The series, titled ‘DO MORE WITH LESS’ begins April 14 at 3:00pm CET (9am EDT).

(April 14: Episode One) DO MORE WITH LESS: PRINT

More information: https://duo.dalim.com/

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1602700231777577997?source=PR

The April 14 episode offers insights into the current state and future prognosis of PDF and PDF 2.0 from Matt Kuznicki, chairman of the Board of the PDF Association. Matt will discuss the challenges of managing PDF files of different quality while ensuring efficient RIP speed and print output quality. Also, Alan Darling, vice president, Information Systems at Quantum Group, speaks about the evolution to a single-source communications partner. The on-demand printing focus has its challenges processing PDF input files of various quality. The segment concludes with a 15-minute Q&A session.


More information: https://duo.dalim.com/

Register now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7252770529036565006?source=PR

In this page-turner episode, participants will get insights into the process of recharging ADAC MotorWelt, one of the world’s largest (by circulation) magazines, from editor-in-chief Martin Kunz and Dr. Markus Schönmann, managing director and founder of Storyboard, the magazine’s supporting agency. The segment will conclude with a Q&A session.


More information: https://duo.dalim.com/

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3195712260206985483?source=DALIM

Co-organized with Henry Stewart Events, this episode will discuss the role that DAM plays in helping to manage and transform creative operations—regardless of the content type, and the final destination for that content. Examples include but are not limited to packaging, in-store graphics, e-commerce photography, and catalogs. Mark Maguire, production director at SDL plc, a global leader in content creation, translation and delivery, will explain how automation plays a critical part in reducing time to market and operational costs. Florent Epaud was founder of InPagina, a production house specializing in data publishing. He spent his last 15 years automating a wide variety of marketing production projects for both digital and print campaigns. He now holds the role of solutions project manager at DALIM SOFTWARE. Moderator Isabelle Billerey Rayel of DALIM SOFTWARE will investigate identifying opportunities for automation; reducing risk throughout the content lifecycle; removing barriers to adoption; and re-evaluating a program after initial wins—and sustaining progress.

“DALIM SOFTWARE is fortunate to be able to reach out to a wide variety of customers and partners; experts in the fields of workflow and asset management. This reflects the extensive range of businesses we serve—and the legacy we have enjoyed after thirty-five years of operation,” explains Carol Werlé, DALIM SOFTWARE chief executive officer. “We are trying to make these presentations constructive for our audience. While, of course, the speakers have experience with DALIM SOFTWARE, that takes a back seat to learning how to manage the process.”

Anyone interested in viewing the webinars live-or recorded-can do so by visiting https://duo.dalim.com

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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