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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

Beer Giant AB InBev Launches Trial “Direct Object Printing” for UK Market

This month, AB InBev will launch a campaign for its Beck’s brand in the UK using glass bottles that were printed via “direct object printing” inkjet technology. ABI has partnered with Dekron to develop its first UV printing line for high-speed inkjet digital printing of glass bottles. Ths article provides a brief overview of the campaign.

SensorKnits: A New Approach to Wearable Tech (Premium Content)

As part of our coverage of textiles and apparel, we look for interesting developments, both in the more conventional textiles and apparel market as it transitions to a more digital approach, as well as developments in technical textiles. In this article, we present the work being done at the MIT Media Lab to use knitting to embed conductive fibers in fabric in order to add functionality.

The Bürkle and EFI Partnership: A LIGNA 2019 Interview

During LIGNA 2019, Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends caught up with José Luis Ramón Moreno of EFI and Olaf Rohrbeck of Bürkle/LIGNA to learn more about the recently announced partnership between EFI and Robert Bürkle GmbH. This article provides a transcription of the interview.

Memjet for Packaging: DuraLink Entries Are Ramping Up

Memjet’s second-generation technology, DuraLink, achieved its first commercial placements from a few OEMs, and is now expanding into industrial applications. This article provides an overview of DuraLink technology, explores how it compares to VersaPass, and considers how Memjet’s offering may compare to more established industrial jetting technologies.

InPrint USA to Showcase the Latest Industrial Printing Opportunities

InPrint USA heads to Louisville, Ky., to showcase the latest opportunities for commercial printers in the fast-growing area(s) of industrial printing. Richard Romano offers a preview, and talks with InPrint co-founder Frazer Chesterman about the show and industrial printing.

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Inkcups Introduces the Revolution: New High-Speed Digital Cylinder Printer

Powerful Combination: InPrint Milan 2020 Will Be Co-Located with Viscom Italia 2020

Xaar Announces Ultra High Viscosity Jetting Capability at InPrint 2019

International Exhibition of Print Technology for Industrial Manufacturing Opens Tomorrow in Munich

Schreiner ProTech Develops Protective, Tamper-Resistant and Anti-Counterfeiting Labeling Solutions for Electric Bike Motors

Siegwerk to Present its Digital Ink Expertise at This Year’s InPrint 2019

Toppan Technology Forum to Present Leading-Edge Photomask and Semiconductor Technologies

Mimaki Deutschland Invites Visitors to Explore New Application Opportunities with IoT-Automation at InPrint 2019

InPrint 2019: ColorGATE Shows Several Innovations

Sun Chemical to Highlight Extended Range of Metal Decorating Solutions at Asia CanTech 2019

Agfa to Showcase New Industrial Printing Applications at InPrint 2019

Nazdar Ink Technologies to Showcase Breadth of Ink Solutions at InPrint Munich 2019

Agfa and UNILIN to Show Inkjet-Printed Laminate Flooring and Furniture

Sun Chemical to Promote Complete Range of Functional, Industrial and Graphic Inks for Plastics at K 2019

IntuIdeas to Offer Customized Versions of Introduction to Graphic Communication, Featuring Ricoh Clickable Paper

3D Printed Technical Ceramics Market to Record Stellar CAGR During 2022

GEW Offers UV Curing Solutions for Heavy Duty Industrial Applications at InPrint

Inkcups to Showcase Two Digital Printers at K 2019

InPrint Munich 2019: Show Preview Reveals Exciting New Technologies and Product Launches

Flexible Printed Circuit Market to Witness a Pronounced Growth at a CAGR of 6.7% through 2027

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Video preview: Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Published: October 9, 2019

Printware’s Tim Murphy talks about a new entry in the company’s iJetColor line of benchtop and industrial inkjet printing systems: the iJetColor Pro, a light industrial press based on the FI-1000 printhead technology from HP SPS, allowing customers to create short-run, personalized packaging.


Video preview: KAO Collins Offers Specialized Inks for Almost Any Application

KAO Collins Offers Specialized Inks for Almost Any Application

Published: May 16, 2019

Kristin Adams, Marketing Manager for KAO Collins talks with Kelley Holmes about the company’s vast portfolio of inkjet inks. KAO Collins works with nearly 90% of printhead manufacturers to offer specialized inks for many different digital applications and customized solutions. The company most recently launched its LUNAJET water-based inks for flexible food packaging.


Video preview: Engineered Printing Solutions Covers Many Substrates

Engineered Printing Solutions Covers Many Substrates

Published: May 14, 2019

Julian Joffe, President of Engineered Printing Solutions, talks about the history of the company and their ability to print on a variety of surfaces.


Video preview: Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Published: May 2, 2019

Rick Mazur of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Division talks with Kelley Holmes about the technological breakthroughs Kodak and Uteco have made in inkjet flexible packaging printing. Although inkjet adoption in flexible packaging has been slow, Kodak sees tremendous interest and potential for growth.


Video preview: Project Peacock Brings Print Education to the Marketing World

Project Peacock Brings Print Education to the Marketing World

Published: May 1, 2019

Deborah Corn of Print Media Centr talks about Project Peacock and the educational opportunities it provides to industry marketing experts and creatives.


Video preview: Design Pool Is an Interior Design Resource

Design Pool Is an Interior Design Resource

Published: April 30, 2019

Kristen Dettoni, Founder of Design Pool, talks about the company's online library of designs, and how Design Pool is a kind of Shutterstock for the commercial and residential interior design industry.


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