Kingswood Media has been producing magazines about office technology, including printers, for more than a decade, but always for
end users. This is our first trade magazine.
PrintIT Reseller is the sister publication of our end user title PrintIT, which many of you will know. Indeed, it was the positive feedback from trade readers that inspired us to launch a reseller version of the magazine.
However, we are determined that PrintIT Reseller should have its own distinct identity and for that to happen it must reflect your concerns, hopes and aspirations, so please pick up the phone or email us with your news, obsessions, rants. All material is good material.
The print industry is going through a period of transition and that makes it very interesting in the Chinese sense of the word. Some dealers will be struggling, but others are adapting to the needs of today’s market and prospering (see pages 12 and 14 for a great example of a business that transformed itself utterly to become an MPS provider).
Yes, margins are falling and print volumes are declining, but there are growth areas, too. Solutions sales continue to rise, driven by security concerns, the need to reduce print volumes and the requirements of a mobile workforce (see page 30). The managed print services market is enjoying healthy growth; and there are all sorts of opportunities in production print.
Indeed, there are plenty of people on the outside who view office print as a potentially lucrative new revenue stream. VARs, IT service providers, stationery and office supplies companies – all are eyeing it up.
Over the coming months, PrintIT Reseller will report on every aspect of the print industry: threats and opportunities, successes and failures. To ensure that we don’t miss anything, please keep us informed of your news and, likewise, please let us know of any areas that you feel warrant further investigation.
We hope you enjoy the mag.
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