Sunday, March 15, 2015
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.
Posted by Joel Salus at 7:29 AM