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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

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.


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.


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News

Xaar celebrates 25 years of digital inkjet leadership

Sun Chemical Strengthens Streamline Aftermarket Inkjet Inks Range for North America with New Low Odor Inks

EFI Reports Record Second Quarter Revenue of $203M

IMI InkJet technology conference participants inspect adphosNIR® technology during field trip to adphos

Delphax Technologies Announces Sale of Elan 500 to Prime Data

Xaar Appoints Keith Smith as Director of Advanced Manufacturing

Domino to exhibit new modular digital ink jet solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2015

New US Director of Sales to Spearhead Xaar’s Drive Into North & Latin American Markets

Canon Solutions America Honored at Visual Media Alliance 2015 Showcase Awards

Screen Americas Promotes Mark Schlimme to Director of Marketing

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

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Video

Video preview: Transactional Printer Intelligent Document Solutions Reinvents Business Model with Production Inkjet

Transactional Printer Intelligent Document Solutions Reinvents Business Model with Production Inkjet

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.

 

Video preview: Canon's Crit Dreissen Shares Canon Production Inkjet Strategy

Canon's Crit Dreissen Shares Canon Production Inkjet Strategy

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).

 

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.

 

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