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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

On Demand Manufacturing: A Sea Change for the Apparel Industry (Premium Content)

Can apparel be completely manufactured in an automated environment? Not yet. But it’s coming soon and will revolutionize apparel manufacturing. Learn how NextWave, and its partners EFI, Klieverik, Zund, and Henderson are creating an on demand microfactory, which will be on display at TechTextil/TexProcess in Atlanta in May.


InPrint Industrial Inkjet Conference to Highlight the Intersection of Industrial and Commercial Printing (Premium Content)

Inkjet technologies have been blurring, or completely eliminating, the lines between commercial and industrial printing. But understanding new print applications and new print markets involves more than technology. We talk with Frazer Chesterman, Director of FM Brooks, which is bringing the InPrint Industrial Print Conference to Chicago next month, about the dwindling distinction between industrial and commercial printing and the opportunities that are emerging.


Retail, Transportation, and Manufacturing Central to Hot Future of Thermal Print Supply (Premium Content)

New Smithers Pira Research forecasts strong growth for thermal printing, identifying retail, transport, and manufacturing as the top three applications for thermal printing equipment and supplies. Read on for an overview of the thermal printing market from 2018 to 2023.


The Shapes of Things to Come: Direct-to-Object Printing Bridges the Gap Between Industrial and Commercial (Premium Content)

New systems are emerging that can print directly onto three-dimensional objects, especially cups, glasses, and bottles, to serve what is emerging as a lucrative promotional drinkware market. In this feature, Richard Romano looks at direct-to-object offerings from Xerox, Inkcups, and Engineered Printing Solutions.


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.


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News

Nazdar Ink Technologies to Reveal Latest Innovations at InPrint USA 2018

GIS Wins Second Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

Ron Gilboa to Close InPrint USA’s Industrial Inkjet Conference

Printed Interior Decoration Conference Reveals First Program Details

FP3 Conference to Focus on Industrial Printing and Printed Electronics

Schreiner ProTech Develops Next Generation of Its Color Laser Film for Automotive Industry

Ricoh Further Invests in its Inkjet Portfolio, Strategically Supporting Customer Needs

Leibinger Honors Turkish Distributor Teknosin

Sun Chemical to Showcase Updated Broad Portfolio of Ink Technologies at FESPA 2018

InPrint’s Industrial Inkjet Conference Focuses on Improved Capacity, Flexibility and Output

SGIA to Exhibit at 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

adphos Demonstrates NIR-Instantaneous Inkjet Drying and Dr. Kai Bär speaks at TheIJC USA Annual Inkjet Conference in Chicago

ISA Sign Expo: Ricoh Enhances Industrial Printing Portfolio with EFI Pro 24f

GIS Appoints New Head of Customer Experience

ESMA Marks the Presence of Industrial Printing at FESPA 2018

Mactac Expands with LINTEC Durable Film Product

Global Innovation Center to Open in Greater Boston Area

Unique Industry Insight to be Showcased at InPrint USA’s Industrial Inkjet Conference

3D Printing Innovations and Breakthroughs Featured at RadTech 2018 Conference

INX to Offer Expert Flexible Packaging and Metal Decoration Ink Advice at ExpoPrint Latin America

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Video

Video preview: SGIA to Hold New FP3 Conference for Industrial Printing and Printed Electronics

SGIA to Hold New FP3 Conference for Industrial Printing and Printed Electronics

Published: April 2, 2018

SGIA Chairman Ed Cook, Jr., explains the importance of the organization's upcoming conference on functional printing. FP3 is a new show serving the industrial printing and printed electronics communities. Scheduled for June in Chicago, the event is designed to educate executive-level members of these communities, including operational and business tracks. Google's David Hogue will keynote the event.

 

Video preview: The Amazing Story of Sandilake Clothing

The Amazing Story of Sandilake Clothing

Published: March 13, 2018

Mel Lay, Owner of Sandilake Clothing, has a riveting story of how she went from producing clothing for her kids in 2014 to being a garment icon. Her business has grown largely through the use of social media, including her public battle with Target and ultimately her appearance on Shark Tank. Great story! Lots of guidance about how others can use social media to grow their businesses.

 

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.

 

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Industrial Print Sponsors


Event Calendar

Pure Digital, Amsterdam Apr 17-19
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InPrint Industrial Inkjet Conference, Chicago May 1-2
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Digital Textile Printing US 2018, June 8-9, Chicago
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