Production Inkjet News and Analysis
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The choice of a digital front end (DFE) is perhaps one of the most overlooked decisions in the purchasing process. In some cases, there is only one choice. But for a wide range of toner-based digital presses, two (or even more) options are available. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with a number of printing professionals to better understand how they are approaching this decision and what criteria they use. Read more for advice from the front lines.
Production inkjet held center stage at Graph Expo 2015, proving that has gone mainstream. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne looks at some of the announcements and the North American debuts for this game-changing technology.
In an increasingly complex and demanding printing environment, color management is critical. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with Canon Solutions America executives to learn more about how Canon is approaching this issue.
Are inkjet presses a disruptive technology? This article will discuss the definition of a “disruptive technology,” determine if the data surrounding inkjet presses fulfills the criteria, and explore the ongoing impact of production inkjet printing.
Parents know this refrain well – “Are we there yet?” – just as they know the answer – “In a little while.” I spend my working life with printing technology and have heard this for many years. In the case of inkjet, this is a recurring theme. And while we are not there yet, we are getting much closer.
Digital printing for packaging has room to grow and the means to achieve that growth. There was plenty of room for discussion about making it happen at a recent symposium of experts in Tampa.
ANRO Communications is well-known in the printing community for its innovation and thought leadership position. In this article, sponsored by HP, Paul DeSantis, ANRO’s Director of IT, talks about how production inkjet has future-proofed the company’s business.
During the 2015 Inkjet Summit, service providers acknowledged that much of the innovation in their markets was done in collaboration with customers and driven by the dynamic changes in the clients’ specific businesses. This article explores how inkjet technology is delivering key advantages to transactional printing, direct mail marketing, and publication printing applications.
During the 2015 Inkjet Summit, a number of innovators acknowledged the need to leverage emerging technologies to profitably accelerate business growth. This article explores how Access Direct has reinvented itself as a leader in data management, variable messaging, and inkjet printing. It also demonstrates how Access Direct’s actions parallel the advice given in Josh Linkner’s book entitled The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation.
In what is perceived as a commodity-oriented marketplace, print sales reps struggle to maintain a proper balance between features and benefits. This article explores how Symeta (Brussels, Belgium) has transformed its business with strong sales and marketing and a value-based approach to communications.
Published: November 12, 2015
New Jersey based Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) has leveraged production inkjet printing to deliver innovative services to its publishing, healthcare and other clients. Hear what Dale Williams, Executive Vice President, has to say about their work with Hearst and others to deliver a personalized blend of advertising and direct mail for magazines.
Published: October 8, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Crit Driessen, VP Strategy and Alliances at Canon's Océ Printing Systems about the continous feed production inkjet strategy Canon has put in place to go after the commercial printing market.
Published: October 5, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks with Christian Unterberger, Executive Vice President at Océ Printing Systems, a Canon Company, about the recent Commercial Printing Business Days held in Poing, Germany. Printers from around the world took part in the 3 day event to see the latest in continuous feed solutions from Canon Océ.
Published: September 29, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Pat Henry talks to Mark Alexander of Xaar on the adoption of digitally printed labels, what is holding adoption back, how production inkjet is changing the the outlook for digitally printed labels, and the future of direct to shape printing.
Published: September 3, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Darrin Wilen, President of the Wilen Group, a New York based direct marketing company about changes in direct marketing and recent changes to its Wilen Direct business.
Published: August 31, 2015
Eric Bouet, SVP of Xerox Europe, joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to talk about the accelerating offset-to-digital transition in Europe, largely driven by advances in production inkjet technology and media for inkjet.
Published: August 17, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Ricoh Americas SVP Tim Vellek about Ricoh's presses launched in late 2014 and the benefits they bring to the market.
Published: June 25, 2015
Bill Hayden, CEO of IDS in Michigan, talks about how Xerox CiPress production inkjet presses have completely changed his transactional print business model.
Published: June 3, 2015
Crit Dreissen, VP of Strategy and Alliances for Canon/Oce Printing Systems, shares Canon's strategic direction in inkjet, driving the move from B&W to color, offset to digital, and introduction of sheetfed inkjet with the VarioPrint i300 (code-named Niagara).
Published: May 19, 2015
John Conley, VP of Commercial Print and Publishing for Xerox, shares an overview of global trends in book printing and publishing, including cash management and global distribution strategies.
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