By Jon Robinson
Rhino Print Solutions, with production facilities in Vancouver and Calgary, has opened Rhino Pronto!, which the company describes as a digital print division. To support the Rhino Pronto! venture, the company, led by CEO David Allen, has installed two toner-based production presses: a 5-colour Kodak NexPress 2100 and a 6-colour HP Indigo 5500.
“Our intent is to provide our clients with the very best in digital “Print on Demand” services that are superior in quality, turnaround time and service support to our offset and even digital‐only competitors” stated Allan.
“This is an exciting step for our company and for our clients as we charge ahead in a growing segment of our industry.”
Last week, the research group Pira International released a report, called The Future of Colour Electrophotographic Printing to 2015, which predicts that the global electrophotographic printing market (often referred to as “digital printing,” based on the use of toner presses) is to grow to almost $90 billion by 2015. This market was worth $57.6 billion in 2009.
This forecasted growth, according to Pira, is equivalent to moving from 761-billion A4 impressions to 904-billion. Pira estimates the fastest expanding applications of electrophotographic, toner-based printing by 2015 are going to be labels, books, magazines, packaging and catalogues.