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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

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.

FiberForce Partners with Pantone to Bring Professional Color to 3D Printing Filaments (Premium Content)

Last month, Pantone entered into an agreement with FiberForce Italy to bring Pantone colors into the world of 3D printing. Although color has been available in 3D printing filaments and powders for some time, there has been no standard way to ensure users achieve the color they are truly looking for. All of that changes with this partnership. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with both Pantone and FiberForce to learn more.

Fiery Guy (Premium Content)

As EFI moves forward with new leadership, Frank looks back at the tenure of Guy Gecht, who stepped down as EFI CEO last summer.

Sewbotics: The “Last Mile” in Automated Apparel Technology (Premium Content)

As brands look to take time and waste out of the apparel design and manufacturing process, there is a strong focus on automation. Much progress has been made—yet the sewing stage has provided challenges. Softwear Automation is tackling that challenge with SewBots—robotics designed to automate the sewing process. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with Softwear Automation’s Chief Commercial Officer, Pete Santora, to learn more.

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Inkcups to Feature Innovative Pad Printers and Laser Plate-Makers at ITMA 2019

InPrint Munich: Industrial Print Industry Well-Positioned to Attract New Business

Velox’s Direct-to-Shape Digital Decoration Technology Significantly Improves Sustainability

Barberán Introduces the Revolutionary System trueTEXTURE at LIGNA

Memjet’s DuraLink Technology Wins Esteemed European Digital Press Award for Best Print Engine and Printhead

Toyochem to Highlight EMI Shields, Adhesives for Electronic Circuits at JPCA 2019

EFI Partners with Bürkle for Commercialization of EFI Cubik Inkjet Decoration Solutions

DSM and Adaptive3D Partner to Commercialize World’s Softest Tough Photopolymer

DSM and CEAD Announce Partnership to Explore New Applications and Materials in FGF Printing

DSM and Origin Announce Partnership to Enable New Materials for Origin’s Open Additive Manufacturing Platform

FP3 2019 Takes a High-Level Look at Functional and Industrial Printing

Barberán Introduces the Latest Technology and Innovations for Finishes and Textures at LIGNA 2019

Inkcups Introduces the Helix® Hi-Fi; Three Added Colors Deliver Unparalleled Skin-Tone Matching

Personalized Medicines Are a Step Closer with Xaar 1201 Printhead

Introducing the BIXOLON XT5-40 Industrial Desktop Label Printer

Inkcups Highlights "Explosion of Possibilities" with Array of Leading Digital and Pad Printers at FESPA Global Print Expo

ESMA Pavilion Is the Place to Be for Industrial Printing at FESPA 2019

Meteor Inkjet wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

Royal Honour for Natgraph

ColorGATE Presents Digital Inkjet Solutions from Color Standardization to Print Automation up to Flexible Mass Production at FESPA 2019

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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.


Video preview: Inkjet Evolves in Customization

Inkjet Evolves in Customization

Published: April 24, 2019

Scott Leger and Gary Barnes of FUJIFILM discuss the shift from analog to inkjet technology for late-stage customization and the higher speed of variable print.


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