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Production Inkjet News and Analysis

This topic section of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in the rapidly-growing area of production inkjet. It features commentary and analysis on technical and business trends relative to the ability for production inkjet.

Commentary & Analysis

Reinvention: Centered on the Customer (Premium Content)

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.


Access Direct: Reinventing Business with Inkjet Technology (Premium Content)

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.


Symeta: Selling Inkjet, Delivering Value

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.


BR Printers Colors the World of Black & White

BR Printers discusses how production inkjet printing is changing the way the company does business and opening up new business opportunities in a highly competitive marketplace. This article is sponsored by HP.


Brother and Domino: An Important New Combination in Industrial Printing (Premium Content)

With its acquisition of Domino Printing Sciences, Brother Industries has made a strong move into industrial inkjet printing with applications including high-speed, full-color label production.


Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: It’s not a wave; it’s an explosion!

In this article, David reviews how four companies are using the technologies he has been reviewing to their advantage. Wilen Direct, K&H Integrated Print Solutions, Hansaprint and Documation have implemented current generation inkjet presses from Kodak, Canon Océ, HP and Ricoh, respectively


HP and KBA Take Aim at Corrugated Packaging Market with HP’s T1100 Simplex Color Inkjet Web Press (Premium Content)

High, wide, and in its own way, handsome: that’s the kind of machine HP and KBA are out to build in HP’s T1100 Simplex Color Inkjet Web Press, a solution meant to introduce digital printing to top liners for corrugated packaging.


Strategic Gamble on Production Inkjet Pays Off for Liturgical Publications

Facing typical offset run lengths of 750 or less, make-ready waste of as much as 50%, and with evolving customer expectations for more color and higher expectations of color quality and consistency, Liturgical Publications turned to production inkjet as a strategic gamble which has turned into a strategic advantage for this innovative publisher.


Trends to Watch in 2015: The Innovative Use of Technology (Premium Content)

In his book entitled Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peter F. Drucker states that an entrepreneur “always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” This article explores the ways in which entrepreneurs and service providers can leverage existing technologies to successfully innovate.


Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 Sheetfed Inkjet Press and More

This articles looks at the new Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed Production Inkjet press. Additionally, we will take a quick look at the newly announced Océ ImageStream 2400 and the ColorStream 3000Z rollfed presses.


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News

Canon Solutions America Named Top “Company to Watch” by Inkjet Summit 2015 Attendees

Screen Truepress Jet520S Helps Direct Mail Leader MSP Make Seamless Transition from Toner to Inkjet

Screen Americas Wins Award for Best Direct Mail Presentation at Inkjet Summit 2015

GIS Introduces New Head Interface Board for Ricoh MH5420/5440 (Gen 5) Printheads

Konica Minolta & MGI to Preview JETvarnish 3DS to Canadian Market at Graphics Canada 2015

HP T400 Simplex Color Inkjet Web Press Provides DS Smith Customers More Application Options

Canon Solutions America Opens New Office in Las Vegas Region

High-speed printhead control system for Ricoh GH2220 - the most affordable industrial printhead in the market

Jetcomm 2015: The Print Industry’s First Production Inkjet User Community Conference a Resounding Success

IDS.com and KGM Install Second Xerox CiPress Production Inkjet Systems

Fujifilm Dimatix Hails The Samba™ Printhead, The Most Advanced Technology Available in the Industry

Canon Solutions America Helps Canon Retake Lead of U.S. Inkjet Continuous Feed Market

HP and KBA to transform corrugated packaging printing with 110-inch-wide color inkjet web press

Fujifilm Adds More Insights to its ‘Inkjet Insights’ Website

Xerox Propels Inkjet Accessibility with First-Ever, Fully-Integrated Roll-to-Cut Sheet Press

Kodak Leading Market Transformation with Digital Inkjet Technology

Kodak Introduces World’s Fastest Black and White Inkjet Press

Hansaprint Enters New Markets With Ricoh’s Pro™ Vc60000 Next Generation Continuous Feed Inkjet Platform

HP Increases Production Inkjet Quality, Versatility with High Definition Nozzle Architecture

BVD Druck + Verlag AG in Liechtenstein scores with Heidelberg ball-printing press

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Video

Video preview: Xerox' John Conley Talks the Impact of Production Inkjet on Book Publishing

Xerox' John Conley Talks the Impact of Production Inkjet on Book Publishing

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.

 

Video preview: Guy Broadhurst Talks about Canon Solutions America Inkjet Strategies

Guy Broadhurst Talks about Canon Solutions America Inkjet Strategies

Published: May 14, 2015

Guy Broadhurst of Canon Solutions America joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to talk about how Canon positions its broad production inkjet portfolio to meet diverse market needs.

 

Video preview: Frank on HP's High Definition Nozzle Architecture

Frank on HP's High Definition Nozzle Architecture

Published: April 10, 2015

Frank reviews samples from the new HP High Definition Nozzle Architecture for their popular Web Inkjet Press. Spoiler alert: he likes it.

 

Video preview: Paul Morgavi on Xerox Inkjet Strategy

Paul Morgavi on Xerox Inkjet Strategy

Published: March 26, 2015

Paul Morgavi, COO of Xerox's Inkjet Division, talks about two years post-acquisition of Impika by Xerox and the Xerox inkjet strategy moving forward.

 

Video preview: Cordoba Printing: Why move book printing to inkjet?

Cordoba Printing: Why move book printing to inkjet?

Published: March 25, 2015

Gaby Duer, owner of Israel-based Cordoba Printing, explains market and regulatory changes that are driving book printing to inkjet in Israel.

 

Video preview: Self-Publishers, Production Inkjet and Amazon: A Changing Book Market

Self-Publishers, Production Inkjet and Amazon: A Changing Book Market

Published: March 12, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne returns to her conversation with Thad McIlroy about the Future of Publishing, this time focusing on the growth of and impact on publishing of self-publishers as well as the impact of production inkjet and Amazon on the book market.

 

Video preview: HP's Aurelio Maruggi Talks about Jetcomm, the inkJetcommUnity

HP's Aurelio Maruggi Talks about Jetcomm, the inkJetcommUnity

Published: February 26, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with HP's Vice President and General Manager High Speed Production Solutions, Aurelio Maruggi about the upcoming Jetcomm conference scheduled for March 4-5, 2015, in Washington D.C., the first-ever user group devoted to the production inkjet community.

 

Video preview: Joe Maloy of Polaris Direct Speaks with Cary Sherburne about Business Transformation

Joe Maloy of Polaris Direct Speaks with Cary Sherburne about Business Transformation

Published: February 25, 2015

Polaris Direct is moving to a white-paper-in strategy for its direct mail business, adding an inkjet line to lift the business from a commodity model to a value-added model that will take the business to the next level. President & COO Joe Maloy talks about this transformation "taking the handcuffs off the marketers," giving them more flexibility in delivering timely, relevant communications.

 

Video preview: David Zwang Talks About the Next Wave of Inkjet Innovation

David Zwang Talks About the Next Wave of Inkjet Innovation

Published: February 24, 2015

Editor Cary Sherburne catches up with WhatTheyThink contributor David Zwang at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland, to get his insight on the new solutions being shown at the show and the importance of this event for the future of inkjet.

 

Video preview: HP Makes Bid for Corrugated Market with High-Speed Inkjet

HP Makes Bid for Corrugated Market with High-Speed Inkjet

Published: January 27, 2015

HP's inkjet web press platform is now in use as a solution for bringing vivid color and graphics to corrugated packaging. David Murphy, in charge of inkjet web marketing and business development for HP, explains the application and the strategy.

 

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