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Production Inkjet

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.


Production Inkjet: It’s Not Just About the Technology Anymore (Premium Content)

Canon Solutions America President Peter Kowalczuk and Production Print Solutions Executive Vice President Francis McMahon talk to WhatTheyThink/Printing News about the company’s new emphasis on the services part of the organization and how today’s production inkjet vendors are tasked with not just offering top-of-the-line technology, but playing a more consultative role in helping customers with business development.

When Did High-Speed Inkjet Become Just Another Capital Investment?

Looking at a series of case studies on high-speed inkjet, the takeaway is how unremarkable investing in this technology has become. The decision is no longer about the readiness of the technology itself. It’s about market pressures and cost-justification...just like any other capital investment. How times change!

Kodak Doubles Down on Packaging (Premium Content)

Kodak Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division (EISD) has officially put a stake in the ground—and that stake is positioned in the heart of volume label and packaging production. While they have been flirting around the edges of packaging production since drupa 2012, outwardly their focus has seemed to be in their legacy wheelhouse; transactional, direct mail, and commercial print. That is about to change, and in fact it already has….

Production Printing Presses: How Do You Compare Them? (Premium Content)

Today we have many different print technologies available, including a variety of offset, electrophotographic, and inkjet presses from many different manufacturers using a variety of unique manufacturing and design techniques. Additionally, all of these at a minimum have a DFE which controls the file processing prior to print. They all have the potential to be used to produce commercial print, labels, packaging, and industrial printing. So how do you determine that the press you are using or about to purchase is up to the challenge? And how do you compare it to other similar and even different presses?

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Midland Paper Wins Award for “Best Case Study-Commercial Print” at The Inkjet Summit 2019

Canon Solutions America Receives Company to Watch Award at Seventh Annual Inkjet Summit

Heeter Boosts Inkjet and Personalization Capabilities with RICOH Pro VC70000

Enhanced Océ ProStream is Built for Productivity: Expanding into Commercial Print Markets and Delivering High-Quality Printing

Jet Press 750S Wins Coveted Red Dot Design and iF Design Awards

TheIJC USA 2019 Reveals First Agenda Details

Midland Paper Presents Case Study at Inkjet Summit 2019

Xaar 1201-Based Printers Get Rave Reviews at Graphics Shows in China

Komori Shares Customers’ Experiences Expanding into Inkjet Technology as a Gold Sponsor at Inkjet Summit

Ricoh’s Pro™ VC20000 Inkjet Delivers Ease of Use for Multiple Print Applications

Canon Solutions America Customers Attend The 2019 Canon Media & Analyst Event, Sharing Success Stories And Valuable Feedback

Book Manufacturer’s Institute Is an Official Partner of the Annual Inkjet Summit

Advantage Chooses HP PageWide T240 HD Press to Expand Digital Capabilities

Canon Solutions America Production Print Event Features Customer Panel On Inkjet Success Stories

New Advanced Solution from GIS to Drive Fujifilm Dimatix High Performance Printheads

Brohl Wellpappe Installs the First Barberán Jetmaster in Germany

Xerox to Showcase Productivity-Boosting Inkjet Technologies and Software Solutions at Hunkeler Innovationdays

SCREEN Expands Truepress Jet520NX High-Speed Inkjet Press Lineup

SCREEN’s Truepress Jet520HD Inkjet Ships #100; Milestone for Market Leader

New On-Line Service Calibrates Inkjet Presses in Minutes

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Video preview: HP Builds on HDNA to Give Customers a More Diverse Platform

HP Builds on HDNA to Give Customers a More Diverse Platform

Published: April 11, 2019

Carles Farre, Director of Commercial Business for PageWide Industrial at HP, talks about new features and capabilities that build on HP's High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) platform to give customers more productivity and versatility.


Video preview: Inkjet Closes the Gap with Offset

Inkjet Closes the Gap with Offset

Published: March 26, 2019

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics Software, discusses how far inkjet has come in catching up with offset production quality—and how much it still must improve.


Video preview: Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions

Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions

Published: March 19, 2019

Paul Morgavi, CTO of Ink Jet and Novel Printing for Xerox, discusses updates to the Trivor and Rialto lines of production inkjet presses, including increased productivity and enhanced image quality. Xerox provides an end-to-end solutions for customers through extended software, workflow, and printing system integration.


Video preview: Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000

Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000

Published: March 14, 2019

Johann Schmidbauer, Marketing Director of Canon PPP EMEA Commercial Printing, showed a variety of production inkjet and toner digital printing devices at Hunkeler Innovationdays and discusses updates to the Océ ProStream 1000 Inkjet Press including the ability to print on paper weights up to 300GSM.


Video preview: Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 12, 2019

Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing for Screen Americas, talks about his first Hunkeler event and his thoughts on the Hunkeler experience. Screen was showing two presses at Hunkeler Innovationdays: the new Truepress Jet520HD+, which boasts improved image quality and efficiency, and the Truepress Jet520NX, targeted at transactional printers looking to get into new applications. Screen was also “showing” its new invisible ink for the 520NX.


Video preview: HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays

HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 11, 2019

David Murphy, Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial, talks about the current state of production inkjet, its growth in applications such as direct mail and other commercial work, and the billions of pages being produced by HP PageWide Web Press customers. Helping drive page volumes are new technologies such as HP ColorPRO, HP’s Bonding Agents, the Media Certification Program, and the just-introduced D22 Priming Solution that allows PageWide Web Presses to print on offset coated media.


Video preview: Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game

Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game

Published: March 7, 2019

Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing for Canon Solutions America, talks about his first visit to Hunkeler Innovationdays and Canon's Océ VarioPrint i300 and Océ ProStream 1000 production inkjet systems on display during the event.


Video preview: Ricoh Introduces New Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Ricoh Introduces New Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 6, 2019

Eef de Ridder, VP of Commercial and Industrial Printing for Ricoh Europe, discusses the value of Hunkeler Innovationdays and why Ricoh chose this event to launch the RICOH Pro VC70000.


Video preview: Printing on Paper and Plastic Substrates with Konica Minolta's KM-1 Inkjet Press

Printing on Paper and Plastic Substrates with Konica Minolta's KM-1 Inkjet Press

Published: March 4, 2019

Mark Hinder, Head of Market Development for Konica Minolta, talks about the range of applications for which the KM-1 Inkjet Press is well-suited—from books on offset paper to specialty printing on a variety of substrates such as foils, PVC, and different kinds of plastics. 


Video preview: Benoit Chatelard on What's Next for Xeikon

Benoit Chatelard on What's Next for Xeikon

Published: March 1, 2019

Benoit Chatelard, CEO of Xeikon, talks about the future of the company, inkjet, and the advantage of continuous feed, as well as success through automation.


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Océ ColorStream 6000 series: Flexibility, Versatility, and Productivity with Full Color Inkjet

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The Océ ColorStream series is a versatile and productive inkjet printing system which allows you to adapt the printing mode to match your pace of the transition to color. It is ideal for high-speed color and monochrome production of transaction, TransPromo, direct mail, and book applications. More info

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