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Industrial Print

This special interest area of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in the rapidly-growing area of industrial printing. It features commentary and analysis on technical and business trends in industrial printing including 3D Printing, industrial inkjet, functional printing and other areas printing technology is used within industrial applications and manufacturing.

Commentary & Analysis

Threading the Needle in Digital Textiles (Premium Content)

There’s a lot happening in the world of digital textile printing, an exciting and vibrant market. It seems like every day we come across new products, services and applications that digital technology enables—either to streamline existing traditional methods or to enable entirely new capabilities. Israeli company Twine Solutions is bringing digital printing technology to the most basic commodity in the industry, the thread. Read more to learn how this technology can benefit your business.


The [Office] Space Age: Signs By Tomorrow Transforms the American Diabetes Association’s New Headquarters (Premium Content)

Environmental or experiential graphics are a growing trend in signage, with sign shops using the latest display graphics technologies and substrates to transform office spaces. As a result, sign and display graphics providers are working more closely with interior designers and architecture firms. Case in point: Signs By Tomorrow’s interior graphics for the American Diabetes Association’s new headquarters.


From 3D to 2D: An Interesting Journey

There has been a lot of hype over the last few years about 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, being the next big thing in the print-related world. We recently learned that EFI hired Gal Barak as its Inkjet Eastern Region Sales Manager. Barak most recently worked for 3D printing company Stratasys. Why did he make this move and what are his thoughts on 2D versus 3D? Read more.


Digital Direct-To-Shape Market (Premium Content)

Direct-To-Shape (DTS) has become a commonly used term in recent times. We want to try to clarify a little around the definition of DTS and to describe the state of this particular art. We are prompted to do this by our recent visit to the InPrint Europe Industrial Print show in Milan, Italy, where there was a lot of discussion of the potential of DTS as a market.


“Industrial Printing” Takes Center Stage at SGIA Expo 2017

What turned out to be the penultimate SGIA Expo featured an emphasis on “industrial printing”—a nebulous but increasingly common term for what mainstream printing may be morphing into.


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News

Durst Full Digital Glaze Line Customer Installations Starting This Year

Registration Open for InPrint USA’s Industrial Inkjet Conference

Fujifilm to Showcase Hands-On Demonstrations of Industrial Inkjet Innovations at the IPC Apex Expo

SGIA Opens Registration for FP3: Functional Printing, Process and Products Conference

Sun Chemical to Showcase Its Wide Product Portfolio of Solutions for Printed Electronics at LOPEC 2018

Fujifilm to Showcase Hands-On Demonstrations of Industrial Inkjet Applications at International Builders Show

Meteor Collaboration Sees Xaar 1201 Become a Star in Graphics and Textiles

Exhibit Sales Now Open for InPrint USA 2019, the Industrial Print Show 

SGIA Introduces FP3 Conference and Industry Steps Up to Support It

Pictographics Installs Massivit 1800 3D Printing Solution

InPrint firmly established as the premier exhibition for print applications in industrial production

Tonejet unveils first production Cyclone at InPrint 2017

Fujifilm to Demonstrate Impressive Range of Industrial Inkjet Technology at Inprint 2017

Xaar’s EPS Business Signs Comec Italia as European Distributor at Inprint 2017

Tonejet and Rockwell Automation named winners at InPrint 2017 Innovation Awards

Exhibition for Industrial Print Technology: InPrint 2017 has started

Sun Chemical to Highlight Partnerships, Acquisitions and Product Portfolio at IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2017

Jan Seguda becomes new “Product Manager IP” at ColorGATE

Integration Technology at InPrint 2017 - fullfilling curing needs for faster, more powerful industrial printing

INX Digital EMEA to emphasize advanced, integrated technologies at InPrint Industrial Print Show

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Video

Video preview: Xerox PARC CEO on Industry 4.0 and the Packaging Internet of Things

Xerox PARC CEO on Industry 4.0 and the Packaging Internet of Things

Published: February 6, 2018

David Zwang speaks with Tolga Kurtoglu the CEO of Xerox PARC, the global technology research organization about what we can expect in the near and midterm future, and how it may affect Industry 4.0 and packaging IoT.

 

Video preview: ThreadX Gearing Up to Be an Informative Conference for the Garment and Apparel Decorators Community

ThreadX Gearing Up to Be an Informative Conference for the Garment and Apparel Decorators Community

Published: January 22, 2018

SGIA's President & CEO Ford Bowers shares information about the upcoming ThreadX Conference, scheduled for 25-28 February in Palm Springs. Designed to support the garment and apparel decorators community, the second largest community within SGIA, ThreadX will feature well-known speakers and thought leaders from the industry.

 

Video preview: How Digital Technologies are Impacting Package Printing with New Embellishment Tools

How Digital Technologies are Impacting Package Printing with New Embellishment Tools

Published: December 11, 2017

Jeff Peterson, President of FSEA, gives an overview of the association and how it serves members through their Odyssey show, magazine, and webinar events. He also discusses how new digital technologies like MGI and Scodix take specialty effects to the next level as well as a new study done in conjunction with Clemson University that showcases how end users tend to see embellished print first over standard package printing.

 

Video preview: Inkjet Head Technology Innovation at Konica Minolta Opens Up New Applications

Inkjet Head Technology Innovation at Konica Minolta Opens Up New Applications

Published: November 22, 2017

Gavin Jordan-Smith Vice President, Industrial Print and Graphic Communications at Konica Minolta provides an update on Konica Minolta lastest advancements in inkjet head technology and new applications these advancements are enabling in industrial and commercial printing.

 

Video preview: Brian Dollard on Ricoh's Commercial and Industrial Print Strategy

Brian Dollard on Ricoh's Commercial and Industrial Print Strategy

Published: October 30, 2017

Brian Dollard, Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development, at Ricoh talks about Ricoh's strategy with the company's newly formed organization that focuses on commercial and industrial printing.

 

Video preview: Frank Visits Strategic Factory

Frank Visits Strategic Factory

Published: October 13, 2017

Keith Miller took a small print shop and grew it into an $18 Million super shop called Strategic Factory. He changed the concept of what a printer is. Call the company what you wish but they still put imagery on all kinds of substrates for marketing applications.

 

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Industrial Print Sponsors


Event Calendar

ThreadX, Palm Springs Feb 25-27
THREADX18.com


Pure Digital, Amsterdam Apr 17-19
PureDigitalShow.com


InPrint Industrial Inkjet Conference, Chicago May 1-2
Website


Digital Textile Printing US 2018, June 8-9, Chicago
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