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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

Aiming at Packaging, HP and KBA Introduce the Widest Inkjet Web Press Yet Developed (Premium Content)

Two technology leaders want to take digital printing for packaging to the next level—and to several levels after that—with a 110-inch-wide web inkjet press specifically for the corrugated market.


Delphax elan Set for 1Q2016 Commercial Availability

As the production inkjet market continues to gain traction, more choices are coming to market, many of which were first shown at drupa 2012. As we approach drupa 2016, there is no doubt that a growing number of production inkjet solutions will be making their way to commercial availability. Delphax elan is one of those.


So you’re buying a new digital press. What about the DFE? (Premium Content)

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.


Inkjet On Fire at Graph Expo 2015

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.


Canon on Color A Conversation with Canon Solutions America (Premium Content)

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.


Production Inkjet Printing: Disruption or Opportunity? (Premium Content)

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.


Inkjet – State Of The Art Or Sci-Fi Fantasy Print? (Premium Content)

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.


Next-Stage Growth Was Front-of-Mind at Digital Print for Packaging Conference

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.


The Stars Are Aligned for ANRO in Production Inkjet Printing

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.


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.


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Video preview: What's The Latest On The Konica Minolta KM-1?

What's The Latest On The Konica Minolta KM-1?

Published: January 14, 2016

Gavin Jordan-Smith, VP of Solutions & Production Planning at Konica Minolta, shares the latest info on the KM-1 production sheetfed inkjet press developed in partnership with Komori. Key features: extremely high quality and productivity, no pretreatment of stocks, and suitable for commercial print and packaging applications. Due for commercialization in early 2016.

 

Video preview: AddComm Direct on Transitioning Toner to Production Inkjet

AddComm Direct on Transitioning Toner to Production Inkjet

Published: December 21, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks to Leonie van der Veen, Director of Operations at AddComm Direct in the Netherlands. AddComm Direct specializes in creating integrated solutions including print, web, and mobile applications used in multichannel communication. In recent years the company has invested in production inkjet and transitioned 70% of its production from toner to inkjet.

 

Video preview: Make Finishing System Decisions Early in the Digital Press Investment Cycle

Make Finishing System Decisions Early in the Digital Press Investment Cycle

Published: December 16, 2015

Andy Fetherman, Director of Digital Solutions at Muller Martini, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about where finishing equipment decisions should fit into the digital press investment cycle. Begin with the end in mind and scalability is key!

 

Video preview: TJ International's Angus Clark on Transitioning Book Production to Production Inkjet

TJ International's Angus Clark on Transitioning Book Production to Production Inkjet

Published: December 10, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Angus Clark, CEO at TJ International about transitioning book production from offset to production inkjet.

 

Video preview: Fast-Turnaround Production Of Church Bulletins Benefits From Production Inkjet

Fast-Turnaround Production Of Church Bulletins Benefits From Production Inkjet

Published: November 25, 2015

Liturgical Publications is leveraging production inkjet as an offset replacement technology for its church bulletin publishing business. Hear what Ken Shanovich, Operations Manager, has to say about this transition.

 

Video preview: SCI Uses Production Inkjet To Help Advertisers Reach Individual Subscribers

SCI Uses Production Inkjet To Help Advertisers Reach Individual Subscribers

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.

 

Video preview: Crit Driessenon on Canon Océ's Strategy and Product Roadmap for Commercial Printing

Crit Driessenon on Canon Océ's Strategy and Product Roadmap for Commercial Printing

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.

 

Video preview: Highlights from the Commercial Printing Business Days Hosted by Canon Océ

Highlights from the Commercial Printing Business Days Hosted by Canon Océ

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.

 

Video preview: Xaar's Mark Alexander on the Adoption of Digital Printed Labels

Xaar's Mark Alexander on the Adoption of Digital Printed Labels

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.

 

Video preview: Darrin Wilen on Direct Marketing, Changes at Wilen Direct, and Production Inkjet

Darrin Wilen on Direct Marketing, Changes at Wilen Direct, and Production Inkjet

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.

 

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