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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

Memjet Launches DuraLink Aqueous-Based Pigment Ink and Inkjet Heads, Reaffirms OEM Strategy (Premium Content)

Last week, Zwang and Sherburne joined a small group at Memjet headquarters in San Diego for an exclusive preview of the company’s new pigment-based DuraLink ink, inkjet printheads, and modules, together with an overview of the company’s strategy moving forward. They provide insight into what this announcement means for Memjet and for the industry.

Inkjet Helps BMS Make a “Statement” (Premium Content)

Printing and mailing customer communications, statements, and bills is a critical business process that can benefit from outsourcing. This article explores how BMS Technologies is capitalizing on the transaction document outsourcing services opportunity by supporting its customers’ ever-changing needs and investing in inkjet technology.

Inkjet: Finding the Path to Profitability (Premium Content)

Advances in inkjet technology have print service providers asking “not if, but when” they should invest. This article highlights recent interviews with a number of inkjet users to find out the critical strategies they are following to accelerate their organization’s path to profitability.

Xeikon Café and the Xeikon Panther Strategy (Premium Content)

Xeikon Café marked some significant Xeikon announcements, including the company’s entry into the production inkjet business and a leadership transition. The event, held at Xeikon headquarters in Belgium, drew more than 800 unique international visitors and was supported by about 40 partners.

Thomson Reuters Sees Opportunity in Monochome Book Printing

Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Service focuses on short and long runs of monochrome legal and other publications on lightweight papers. Adding a HP PageWide Web Press T360 with an inline Magnum Flexbook has significantly improved efficiencies for mid-sized to short runs. Learn more in this article sponsored by HP.

Konica Minolta: Moving into Production and Industrial Print (Premium Content)

In this article, David takes a look at Konica Minolta and the company’s new strategy relative to Production Inkjet, Industrial Print, and building a Software eco-system, with a different approach than its competitors.

drupa 2016: Inkjet Technology and Print Application Trends (Premium Content)

Despite occasional clouds on the horizon, there is no better place than drupa to get a first hand sense of the continuing importance and scale of the printing industry. The baton has passed from the offset press manufacturers to the digital printer manufacturers, with HP having replaced Heidelberg as anchor tenant and champion of print at drupa 2016.

Drupa 2016: The Future of Inkjet

The overriding message for drupa 2016 is that inkjet is now ready for prime time across a range of applications and is positioned to displace key conventional printing processes. This article provides a brief overview of the factors that will drive the expansion of the inkjet market during the drupa event and beyond.

Inkjet drupa 2016 – Continuing the Story – Xerox

In this article, David looks at the current state of Xerox. The integration of Impika has produced some exciting collaboration, resulting in some new product introductions at drupa 2016, and perhaps a glimpse of the company’s future direction

KBA and Xerox Target Folding Carton Market with a 40 Inch B1 Sheetfed Production Inkjet Press

KBA and Xerox have created a partnership to create a unique B1 sheetfed Production Inkjet Folding Carton Press. This new relationship allows KBA to continue to build the production inkjet product line to support the transition of its clients to the opportunities that production inkjet affords them. For Xerox, it expands the reach of its inkjet offerings beyond its smaller format production presses.

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Video preview: Canon Solutions America Expands Inkjet Portfolio with Océ ProStream 1000

Canon Solutions America Expands Inkjet Portfolio with Océ ProStream 1000

Published: October 9, 2017

Canon Solutions America is celebrating the US launch of the Océ ProStream 1000 production inkjet system with customer tours at its Customer Experience Center in Baco Raton. Eric Hawkinson talks about the ProStream market and provides an update on the companies expanding production inkjet portfolio.


Video preview: Landa Digital Printing Shares North America Rollout Plans

Landa Digital Printing Shares North America Rollout Plans

Published: May 17, 2017

Nachum Korman, VP and GM, North America for Landa Digital Printing lays out the strategy for building a US sales and support organization, and discusses the three recently announced beta sites including the first installation in the US at Imagine! in Minneapolis, MN later this year.


Video preview: Xeikon introduces their first UV Inkjet Label Production Printer

Xeikon introduces their first UV Inkjet Label Production Printer

Published: March 28, 2017

Xeikon was one of the earliest entrants into digital label printing with their electrophotographic dry toner based production systems. Since that time, others have entered the market with a variety of electrophotographic and inkjet technologies and products. Xeikon is now ready to take their expertise in label production systems to the next level with their first UV inkjet production printer offering.


Video preview: View the latest production inkjet news from Screen

View the latest production inkjet news from Screen

Published: March 20, 2017

Aron Allenson, Sales Support Specialist for High Speed Inkjet at Screen, talks about how new SC inks from Screen allow inkjet printing to commodity offset stocks without pretreatment. The ink is used in the Truepress JET 520 HD. He also explains the next generation of Truepress JET presses, the Truepress JET 520 NX, just released.


Video preview: Bringing Finishing into the Fold at Canon Solutions America

Bringing Finishing into the Fold at Canon Solutions America

Published: March 14, 2017

Michael Poulin, Director of Product Marketing at Canon Solutions America, share's his thoughts about Canon's finishing partner strategy. The goal is to provide an integrated and automated end-to-end solution for applications in the graphic arts industry, such as book printing, Book of One, and more. He also talks about the mix of inline versus near-line finishing he has observed in the field.


Video preview: Production Inkjet: How Do We Work The Economics?

Production Inkjet: How Do We Work The Economics?

Published: March 13, 2017

Cheryl Kahanec, President of Marketing Solutions at EarthColor, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the progress that has been made in production inkjet technology since the first "inkjet drupa" in 2008, calling drupa 2016 the inkjet drupa on steroids. The challenge now is working the economics -- balancing toner, inkjet and offset.


Video preview: HP's Eric Wiesner Explains New Addition to Production Inkjet Portfolio

HP's Eric Wiesner Explains New Addition to Production Inkjet Portfolio

Published: March 1, 2017

At Hunkeler Innovationdays, HP announced the HP Pagewide T235HD, positioned as a more entry level device as compared to the Pagewide T240HD. General Manager of the HP Pagewide Industrial Division explains the difference and the strategy behind the product.


Video preview: Ricoh's Production Inkjet Strategy and Expanded Product Portfolio

Ricoh's Production Inkjet Strategy and Expanded Product Portfolio

Published: February 24, 2017

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne interviews Mike Herold, VP of Marketing at Ricoh about the company's production inkjet strategy and product portfolio. Ricoh recently announced the Pro VC40000. This new inkjet platform is designed for mid-volume high quality transactional and direct mail applications.


Video preview: A Look Inside the Kodak Booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays

A Look Inside the Kodak Booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: February 22, 2017

Randy Vadagriff, VP of R&D for Enterprise Inkjet at Kodak, gives us an overview of the Kodak booth at Hunkeler Innovation Days. Featured are the Prosper S-Series Imprinting System, the Prosper 6000C Full Color Press, as well as Ultrastream technology unveiled at drupa.


Video preview: Take a Tour of the Ricoh Booth at Hunkeler Innovation Days

Take a Tour of the Ricoh Booth at Hunkeler Innovation Days

Published: February 21, 2017

Ricoh's Mike Herold, Eric Staples, Nick Fiore, and John Blyth take us on a tour of the Ricoh booth at Hunkeler Innovation Days. They discuss the VC60000, Pro C9110, and software solutions.


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Martin Hoather Confirmed as GIS Chief Operating Officer

Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Tauro LED Printing System Makes First North America Appearance

Matrix Imaging Solutions Enters the Inkjet Market with Installation of the Océ VarioPrint i300

EPBP approval: Direct Print Powered by KHS certified and fully recyclable

Robert Young’s ‘FACE OF CANADA’ EFI VUTEk-printed Textile Artwork Installed at Royal Ontario Museum

Nazdar to present latest developments and future innovations of inkjet at TheIJC 2017

EPS Launches Advanced Object Printing Machine at Pack Expo 2017

Xaar’s Unique High Laydown Technology Brings Extra Value to Labels 

swissQprint Celebrates Ten Years

Landa Marks Nanography’s Worldwide Commercial Roll-out

Preferred Direct adds HP PageWide T240 HD to deliver high-quality color direct mail

HP inks single largest graphics customer deal to date with Lightning Source LLC

HP Digital Printing Technology Powering PSPs with Growth Opportunities

Canon Announces Latest Innovation to its VarioPrint i-series Platform with new Océ iQuarius High Performance Inks

Hybrid 'CEI BossJet powered by Domino' illustrated in brand new video

Admail West Installs Screen Truepress Jet520HD

Pitney Bowes Extends Global Strategic Alliance with HP

Reindl Printing Purchases its Fifth Komori-the Impremia IS29

PrintMail Solutions chooses Ricoh to manage mission-critical workflows for its banking, financial and medical customers

MCA NetPub, Inc. expands into inkjet with Ricoh InfoPrint 5000

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