April 27, 2012

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: April 27, 2012

There is a lot happening in the news this week, so much so that we are bringing you news from two different areas of concentration this week: Digital Mail and the Print Industry. Even if you haven’t had your pulse on the news wire over the last week, you are sure to have heard of the U.S. Postal Service’s woes. What you might not have heard about were the significant announcements from around the globe about Digital Mailbox Services.


Read on to find out how the Oman province is integrating digital mail for their citizens, the newest state and county clients signed to doxo, an award nomination for doxo, commentary on the future of the USPS, the war to deliver digital mail and a war on junk mail via a mobile app.

On the printing side of things, we have two articles that look at QR codes, why to take them seriously and how printers can leverage them. Then of course the print industry is buzzing about drupa, which is just around the corner. Find out what HP has in store for Print Service Providers (PSPs) and how drupacity 2012 will great attendees.

What topic intrigues you more digital or print?

Have other links we should feature? Tell us about them in the comments section below.

Digital Mailbox Services Update:

Oman Post introduces digital mail (via Oman Daily Observer)

Bezos-backed Doxo signs state, counties (via The Seattle Times)

doxo Nominated for Best Banking and Bill Pay Website in the 16th Annual Webby Awards (via PR Web)

The way of the Pony Express? (via The Economist)

War to deliver digital mail post-haste (via Financial Review)

One Man's War On Junk Mail (via Forbes)

Print Industry Update:

Three Reasons to Take QR Codes Seriously (via GC World Biz)

Use QR Codes to Engage Customers and Drive New Revenue (via GC World Biz)

HP Helps Graphics Professionals Print Their Future (via MyPrintResource.com)

Drupacity Dusseldorf Offers Attractive Program For Guests (via MyPrintResource.com)

The “Rainbow” Special Effect and Other Scodix drupa 2012 News (via InfoBlog)


The March edition of The Crawford Courier is available and is full of must read content and the May edition is in production.

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