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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.


Beer Giant AB InBev Launches Trial “Direct Object Printing” for UK Market

This month, AB InBev will launch a campaign for its Beck’s brand in the UK using glass bottles that were printed via “direct object printing” inkjet technology. ABI has partnered with Dekron to develop its first UV printing line for high-speed inkjet digital printing of glass bottles. Ths article provides a brief overview of the campaign.

Production Inkjet: Welcome to the Revolution—Landa Helps Change the Tides (Premium Content)

Considering only about 3% of the total global print production in the market is digital, including all digital technologies, capturing a larger share will depend on production speeds and cost. Landa and their global customer base are now ramping up for a global presence, high demand, and are ready to participate in the Inkjet Revolution. The tides are changing…

Production Inkjet: Welcome to the Revolution—Front Line Report from Rochester’s Mercury Printing (Premium Content)

This article is a part of a series looking at production inkjet solutions leading up to and through drupa 2020. We will look at what’s new, how it’s being used, and how it’s  transforming print service providers. In this article, we go to the front lines and we take a look at Mercury Printing of Rochester, N.Y., a perfect example of a digital technology and business transformation. And for all the right reasons…

Why is TransPromo Hot Again?

TransPromo—bicapitalized with a T and P to emphasize the link between transactional and promotional communications—is experiencing a resurgence. Consumer-facing communicators are using TransPromo techniques in their printed and digital communications. This article explores why TransPromo is re-emerging as a talk track.

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Kodak and Uteco Sell First Ever Ultrastream Powered Flexible Packaging Press

Graphic Village Expands Marketing Offerings with Canon Solutions America

1500, 1501, 1502, 1503…SCREEN Truepress Jet520 Inkjet Engines and Counting, All Celebrated at the Inaugural Printing United Show

Innovations in Inkjet Printing Help Drive a Growing Personal Care Market

GPO Manufacturing Modernization Continues with Ink Jet Presses

South Korea Gets its First Jetmaster

Access Direct Mail Adopts High-speed Roll-Fed UV Inkjet, Expands Capabilities with Purchase of SCREEN’s Milestone 1,500th Truepress Jet520 Press

Spectrum Lithograph Expands Folding Carton Opportunities with FUJIFILM’S J Press 720S

Another SCREEN Truepress Jet520 Press Welcomed to Fifth-Generation Printing Company Family

Utah Paperbox Caters to Packaging Clients with FUJIFILM’S J Press 720S

Announcing New Inkjet Finishing Finder

FUJIFILM Finishes Strong at PRINTING United 2019

Canon’s New imagePRESS Lite C165 Entry-Level Production Printer Designed to Drive Output for In-House Printing

SCREEN Exhibits at Think Smart Factory 2019 in Kyoto

SCREEN Launches High-Speed Digital Press with Enhanced Drying Performance

Fujifilm Changing the Dynamics of Print, Debuting Innovative Inkjet Solutions at Printing United

SPOTLIGHT: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Third-Largest School District in Texas, Installs an Océ ColorStream

MCS Announces the Second Install of the MCS Eagle 8540 Inkjet Web-Press at Data-Mail in Windsor, Connecticut

Free PaperSpecs Webinar: Production Inkjet: Printing at the Speed of Wow

RICOH Pro VC70000 Honored with InterTech™ Technology Award for Image Quality and Innovation in Media Flexibility

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Video preview: Frank and the Future of the Printing Press (Part 1)

Frank and the Future of the Printing Press (Part 1)

Published: December 6, 2019

In part 1 of a two-part series on the future of the printing press, Frank visits AM Solutions in Egerton, Wis., and talks with Dean Gille, president, and Mike Henning, vice president, about their Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet sheetfed press. AM had been an offset shop that had to make changes as they adopted inkjet, and the two technologies literally sit side by side.


Video preview: Ricoh’s 5th Color Lab Focuses on Design

Ricoh’s 5th Color Lab Focuses on Design

Published: December 2, 2019

Ricoh’s Heather Poulin highlights Ricoh presence at PRINTING United, focusing on the customer experience. In addition to its continuous-feed inkjet and wide-format hardware offerings, Ricoh was featuring its 5th Color Lab, showing customers how to design for new printing technologies, how to manage color, and how to use ColorLogic to print metallics.


Video preview: Tri-Win Direct Wins with Continuous-Feed Inkjet from Ricoh

Tri-Win Direct Wins with Continuous-Feed Inkjet from Ricoh

Published: November 11, 2019

Andy Chagan of Tri-Win Direct talks about the direct mail company's humble beginnings in a second-floor apartment and now, 22 years later, mails 350-400 million pieces a year. The company uses predominantly Ricoh equipment and, in 2015, the company transitioned from cut-sheet to continuous-feed, and the Ricoh VC60000 was a game-changer.


Video preview: Ricoh at PRINTING United

Ricoh at PRINTING United

Published: November 4, 2019

Ricoh USA’s Gavin Jordan-Smith talks to David Zwang about the diverse equipment the company had on the show floor at PRINTING United, the variety of customers—including commercial as well as sign and display printers—who visited Ricoh’s booth, the surprising amount of business Ricoh was closing, and the overall air of excitement at the show.


Video preview: Memjet’s DuraLink Commercial Press Technology

Memjet’s DuraLink Commercial Press Technology

Published: October 22, 2019

Eric Owens General Manager of Memjet’s Commercial Print Division, talks about DuraLink, the company’s pigment-based technology designed for mid- to high-volume commercial inkjet print systems.


Video preview: Kirk-Rudy Launches the Memjet-Powered FireJet 4C

Kirk-Rudy Launches the Memjet-Powered FireJet 4C

Published: October 15, 2019

Kirk-Rudy’s Bob Mills showcases the new FireJet 4C, a Memjet-powered four-color inkjet printing system that can print at 1600 x 1600 dpi at speeds up to 150 feet per minute. It uses pigment aqueous ink and is designed to cost-effectively print envelopes, bags, packages, napkins, and other items.


Video preview: HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications

HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications

Published: October 9, 2019

Paul Barton from HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) talks about the SPS division and how it allows OEMs to leverage HP’s engineering and manufacturing scale to bring products to market. At PRINT 19, HP SPS introduced the Fixed Imager (FI) 1000, a print engine that allows boxes, bags, corrugated, and cardboard to be printed at the desktop level.


Video preview: Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Published: October 9, 2019

Printware’s Tim Murphy talks about a new entry in the company’s iJetColor line of benchtop and industrial inkjet printing systems: the iJetColor Pro, a light industrial press based on the FI-1000 printhead technology from HP SPS, allowing customers to create short-run, personalized packaging.


Video preview: Color Learning Materials at a Black-and-White Price Point

Color Learning Materials at a Black-and-White Price Point

Published: October 3, 2019

Chuck Werninger, Senior Manager of IT Administrative Services at Houston Independent School District, talks about his adoption of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 inkjet press to improve the quality of educational materials for Houston ISD students.


Video preview: Sun Solutions Quickly Gets Up to Speed on Inkjet

Sun Solutions Quickly Gets Up to Speed on Inkjet

Published: October 2, 2019

Bridget Fisher of Sun Solutions in Columbia, S.C., talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's inkjet journey. As a general commercial printer, Sun Solutions had been looking for a cut-sheet inkjet solution, and several months ago installed a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300. They were surprised by the kinds of applications they have been able to transition from offset to inkjet.


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