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A vanguard of local printers is attempting the tricky transition away from paper and into the cyber era.
Some have launched themselves into printing software documentation and packaging, only to find the demand for weighty software manuals vanishing beneath them.
Others are taking an even more radical leap, molding themselves so thoroughly to the rapidly changing digital world that they're nearly losing their identity as printers.
"The whole idea is, once something is in digital form, what else do you want to do with it? Do you want to put it on the Web? Do you want to put it on CDs?" asks Jim Olsen, president of the Pacific Printing and Imaging Association.
Among the most radical is Quebecor Integrated Media in Fife. Just a few years ago …