It has been 25 years since the Xeikon DCP-1 and the Indigo E-Print 1000 were introduced at IPEX 1993.
The ‘PastPrintFuture’ project set out from the beginning to not just talk technology, per Brunner and Boogaard.
“We wanted to focus also on the people that made it happen, on the changes that digital printing has enabled in business models and in applications, and on how this helps to define the future of the industry,” they said jointly.
Brunner and Boogaard managed to engage with a broad range of people that have been closely involved with print’s digital journey in various ways.
“We have talked to great entrepreneurs who often have been pioneers in digital print and are still pushing the boundaries,” the duo said. “And industry pundits such as Frank Romano, Andy Tribute and Kurt Wolf have helped us to put things in a broader perspective.”
“We hope both the blog and now the book will be beneficial to those who are relatively new to the industry, and a walk down memory lane for veterans who have been around for a while,” said Danny Mertens, corporate communications manager for Xeikon.
“Writing down these stories and reading through historical publications, we have once again been impressed by what has been achieved in only 25 years – but even more so by what the future may still bring to this industry. Our book is to mark this important moment in time and celebrate print,” said Brunner and Boogaard.