My regular readers know I'm a big fan of Dscoop, a cooperative of HP Graphic Arts Users. Sometimes referred to as the Indigo Users Group, it's made up primarily of printers with HP Indigo, HP Scitex, and HP Ink Jet output devices.
I truly feel that the Dscoop Annual Conference is one of the best uses of time and money that those in the digital printing marketplace can make. This year's event, Dscoop 7 in Washington DC, will be no exception. Once again the Dscoop Board and supporting staff have put together a stellar event, with sessions sure to benefit anyone that puts ink on paper for profit.
I'll be participating in two panels. I'm moderating a session on how digital printers can profit from the rise in eBooks and self publishing. "eBooks to pBooks: the opportunity for printing in the new author marketplace" will include panelists from Jouve, Issuu, Lulu, and John Wiley & Sons and will take the audience through the new ways that eBooks are being created and how to get them to print. You can get a bit more information on the session here.
I'll also be joining Marci Kinter from The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership and Stephen Goddard from HP during the deep dive session "Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Workshop -- Your Roadmap to Certification". Blurb believes strongly in furthering the promise of digital printing to reduce waste and remainders, but the SGP is making it easier for individual printers to maintain the highest and best standards for themselves and, in turn, to their clients. I'm very much looking forward to hearing how forward-thinking companies are viewing sustainability not as a burden but an opportunity.
The Dscoop Annual Conference always sells out so if you are still on the fence get off of it and register! I'm sure you'll find that, like the many folks that come back year after year, it is money and time well spent.