Sunday, March 15, 2015

Which Came First? The EGG Print or CAD Color?

There has been considerable discussion in and around the reprographics industry since HP, in early June last year, announced that it would be introducing its PageWide wide-format printing system in the 2nd half of 2015.

One part of that discussion pertains to whether or not HP PageWide wide-format will prove to be competitive with brands/models already on the market from OCE (ColorWave and PlotWave), KIP (b/w and color), Xerox (IJP2000 Memjet), and RTI Digital (Vortex 4200 Memjet).

Another part of that discussion pertains to whether or not A/E/C customers are actually interested in increasing the use of color in their sets of plans.

And, another part of that discussion pertains to this question, “will the introduction of higher-speed wide-format color printing devices have an effect on prices in the market for color CAD printing services?”

Those are all “big questions”, for sure.

This morning, I found a very interesting, well-written post on Cushing & Co’s blog.  Within that blog-post, you’ll find this quote:

“Whether we like it or not, based on global trends, the price for technical color print will come down. If you don’t respond by taking the lead, companies like HP & Canon will make it happen without you.”

I encourage you to read that post, and here’s the link to get there:

Blog Publisher’s additional comment:

I thoroughly enjoy my visits to Cushing & Co’s blog.  The posts on Cushing’s blog are always well-written, informative and provide info that services as “food for thought.”  After all, the people at Cushing & Co are awesome folks.  One of my all-time favorite guys was Jack Cushing, father of Cathie Cushing Duff and Joe Cushing.  Jack was an incredibly nice person and a very astute businessperson. I learned a lot from him, and I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know him.  One of my ex-partners, Gary Rowley, was the one who introduced me to Jack. That was in 1981.

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