It is not enough for businesses to simply integrate new systems into their daily operations. A comprehensive education is also required, ensuring that all employees understand how best to offer solutions to customers. This is especially true in the printing and publishing industry, as a push for digital innovations over physical product has made it crucial for organizations to adapt.

The Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) announced in a press release that it has two new business developments that will not only build printers’ knowledge but help companies collaborate with another.

First, there is Dscoop University, a community-driven training program for print service providers. Powered by Hewlett-Packard, the program will offer dual-platform learning through both online and in-person venues. It will continuously be adjusted to account for shifts in market behavior and technology advancements.

Then there is the Dscoop Print Directory, a web-based tool for brand owners and designers created to bridge the gap between digital print professionals, according to the company release. Contact information and print service capabilities can all be searched for in the directory.

“Print service providers pride themselves on delivering innovative, digitally printed products and are always looking to diversify their services,” Stephen Nigro, senior vice president of Inkjet & Graphics Solutions for HP, said in the release. “By collaborating with Dscoop to empower our customers with a wealth of knowledge, we plan to deliver the industry’s leading, community-driven educational resource.”

It is important for the printing industry to continuously find ways to keep its products unique and innovative, even in an ever-evolving digital world. When businesses have the tools to create quality items, they can invest in professional finishing machines, ensuring that items can stand the test of time. Along with laminating sheets and custom folders, companies can offer customers the tools to keep their printed items durable and well-organized, both of which will be appreciated.