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Recent Commentary & Analysis from Sean Smyth

Sean Smyth is print consultant at Smithers Pira, the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains (www.smitherspira.com)

Sean has spent over 25 years in the industry in senior technology positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain, in hands on and consultancy roles. He helps companies make money through the appropriate use of technology.

Sean has a deep knowledge of the global print market, and a key member of the team providing quantitative market data and forecasts for the printing, paper and packaging industry. He authors off-the-shelf market studies and provides strategic consultancy services to a range of clients across the value chain.

Sean has a strong background in appropriate application of technology to print, implementing digital print systems, MIS and workflows to take time and cost out of the print supply chain. In 1994 he became Technical Director of Rexam, where the first colour digital presses in the UK were installed and he has extensive experience of digital printing. He has written many books and market studies on the future, print technology and digital print, including Smithers Pira's flagship titles The Future of Global Print Markets.

He has held senior management roles for several large and small print and print management companies where he applied systems and technology to improve efficiencies. He has a very strong background in digital printing, for users and suppliers.

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Premium Content The Colour of Money

Published March 14, 2014

Sean Smyth of Digital Demand World looks at the importance and capabilities of colour control in print as brands invest more heavily in design.

 

Premium Content 3D Print Building More Than Hype

Published February 18, 2014

Sean Smyth of Digital Demand World, the publication for the digital print industry, looks at the progress of 3D printing and the momentum being built that promises an emerging technology that commercial printers can profit from.

 

Premium Content Sizing Up Inkjet’s Paper Requirements

Published December 13, 2013

Sean Smyth of Digital Demand World, the publication for the digital print industry, looks at how paper grades are changing to meet inkjet requirements.

 

On-pack Traceability Points to Digital Print Future

Published November 19, 2013

Sean Smyth of Digital Demand World looks at digital print’s growing role in pack traceability.

 

The Scale of Inkjet

Published June 24, 2013

Sean Smyth of Digital Demand World, the publication for the digital print industry, looks at how the advancing inkjet market is changing to accommodate new technologies

 

Premium Content Personal Print Job: Today's Web-to-print Automates Artwork Production

Published December 11, 2012

Developments in web-to-print are moving the industry toward automated artwork generation, says Sean Smyth of Digital Demand World, the publication for the digital print industry.

 

Premium Content The Price of Inkjet Ink

Published September 17, 2012

Will inkjet ink prices come down? Sean Smyth of Digital Demand World, the publication for the digital print industry, looks at the current trends

 

Impressive progress in printed electronics signals new market opportunities for printers

Published August 27, 2012

With price pressure and volume reductions being forecast for print, the industry it is on the lookout for new opportunities. Adding electronic capability has been on the horizon for many years. After a hiatus instigated by the global slowdown, there are encouraging examples of how print might evolve to create new high-value print products.

 

European demographics and advertising trends – how they will affect print

Published July 25, 2012

With the Olympics starting in London, let’s turn our attention to Europe and specifically the future of print and paper in Europe.

 

Outlook for Digital Printing for Packaging

Published July 3, 2012

Digital Printing for Packaging is growing quickly; by 2016 it will be worth nearly $12.2 billion, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.6% during 2011–16. This equates to 37 billion A4 prints in 2011 and 75.9 billion in 2016. The growth is driven by the changing demands of packaging buyers – more varieties and pack sizes is fragmenting the market, leading to shorter runs that digital technology can produce economically

 

The Future of Inkjet Printing – post drupa review

Published May 29, 2012

Inkjet printing will grow from a $33.4 billion market in 2011 to $67.3 billion in 2017, according to new research from Smithers Pira. Dr. Sean Smyth, consultant at Smithers Pira, provides an overview of the latest trends in inkjet printing, including developments from drupa.

 

 

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