Digital Dots is an independent graphic arts research group established in 1999. The company is a collection of like-minded graphic arts consultants, digital pixies and professional journalists specialising in digital prepress, printing and publishing technologies. The company provides exclusive market research, testing and evaluation services for digital production technologies relating to these industries, including commercial and wide format printing sectors.
Digital Dots is also active in standards development, working within various ISO committees on international standards for print quality control, carbon footprinting, data interchange formats, certification schema and postpress.
The company publishes a monthly newsletter known for its objectivity and independence. Spindrift, established in 2003 has an international readership and is wholly supported by its subscribers, without advertising or sponsorship. The journal provides independent, knowledgeable commentary and analysis for people working in the graphic arts and associated industries. Spindrift’s editorial goal is to provide accessible and comprehensible analysis that readers within the publishing and related sectors can use to assist investment and business development.
Digital Dots is also a founder member of the Verdigris Project. Verdigris produces and shares content related to the environment and print, with a worldwide network of publishing partners and supporters. The project promotes and encourages environmental impact knowledge development in the printing and publishing industries.