In 2022, after 40 years in the print industry, I have decided to focus on real estate and self-storage. The following post has been left here for information on my background in printing.
Perhaps my first experience with on-demand printing happened when I was 10 years old and answered an ad in a comic book to get my own franchise selling custom imprinted Christmas cards door-to-door (or what I now call, “D2D”).
More realistically, it was in 1992 at Bindco (a company I co-founded in 1982) when I was awarded the on-demand printing contract for Tandem Computers. At that time, the Xerox DocuTech Network Publisher had just been introduced and Bindco received the first one on the West Coast.
Within a few years, Bindco had 10 networked DocuTechs running 24/7 producing 40 million unique on-demand pages per month for the “who’s who” of the high-tech industry.
In 1996, we began integrating additional on-demand printing and distribution locations in the US and Europe so we could route and concurrently print any document in any location.
Today, Gung-HoPrinting.com, Gung-HoPublishing.com, and Gung-HoStore.com are industry-leading technology-based solutions that integrate printing, publishing, e-commerce, and fulfillment.
Moving forward, these technologies, coupled with the ability to print and ship as few as one item at a time, will be used to launch additional printing microsites as separate service offerings within vertical niche markets.