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It is Not Just Inkjet for the Future

Almost all the recent announcements, and certainly all the hype, in the digital printing market have involved high-speed inkjet printing. Little has been heard about the established form of digital printing, namely digital printing using electrophotographic (toner based) technology.

By Andrew Tribute
Published: March 20, 2012


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By Clint Bolte on Mar 20, 2012

DRUPA has never been a venue for numbers. However, it would really be helpful if some independent source - few consultants are - that could publish the fixed and variable costs of all the units and suppliers for ease comparison.

I realize prices change almost as frequently as airline fare quotes but the industry has got to begin somewhere.


By Andrew Tribute on Mar 21, 2012


I wish we could help you. It is diffficult to assess prices as the vendors almost refuse to give us correct information. For example at the recent HP Indigo event we asked what was the pricee of the new HP Indigo 10000 and were told 1.5 million. When asked if this was dollars or euros the answer really appeared to be it's 1.5 million in whatever currency you like. In other words the price is not finished and probably will not finalised until next year. It is the same whenever we try to find out the price of an inkjet system and we find real diffficulty in getting a price. I think you will find the same anwer from the numbers companies like Infotrends, IT Strategies and others.


By James Chadwick on Mar 27, 2012

Another new press worth a look would be the MGI ALPHAJET Inkjet press. 6 color with a sheet size of 20x29. See the MGI press release on the WhatTheyThink site dated 3/22.



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