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Dscoop to Launch University and Directory

February 25, 2013

Dscoop, a cooperative of HP printing technology users, recently wrapped up its eight annual conference in Nashville, announced plans for what the organization calls two major business developments: Dscoop University and Dscoop Print Directory.

Dscoop University, to be driven by HP, is a community-training program designed to help print service providers grow their businesses. The curriculum is to span multiple market segments and functional tracks like marketing, sales, operations and technology-specific topics. According to Dscoop, the course curriculum is to be primarily derived from the experiences of Dscoop members, supplemented by HP resources.

“A unique attribute of the Dscoop community is its ‘members helping members’ platform of knowledge sharing,” stated Eric Hawkinson, Executive Director of Dscoop. “It will also be a real differentiator against other business development and training programs offered elsewhere in the print industry.” Dscoop University is to offer dual-platform learning through an online component and in-person venues.

The Dscoop Print Directory is to be launched this spring as a Web-based tool for brand owners and designers to research and connect with print service providers employing HP technology. The directory, which is to be available in nine languages, will provide information about each participating print service provider’s capabilities.

Founded in 2005, Dscoop (the Digital Solutions Cooperative) is an independent global community of graphic arts business owners and technical professionals who use HP equipment and related solutions, including HP Indigo and HP Scitex printers and presses.

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