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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

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

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

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.

Impact: Blending Inkjet and Data-Driven Marketing

Since its founding in 1983, Impact has been providing services in direct mail, fulfillment, data management, critical documents, e-mail marketing, creative, and print management to drive marketing communications. This article provides a brief overview of how the company’s expertise in applied technology, analytics, and production services can help its customers connect with their clients.

Inkjet drupa 2016 – Continuing the Story – Fujifilm

In this article, David looks at the state of Fujifilm imaging, its successful reintroduction of the J Press 720S, the J Press 540W, and a new technology demonstration at drupa, as well as some of its other current technologies.

Ink Ado: Frank Visits with Benny Landa

Benny Landa drives fast. I think he is in a hurry to reach the future. We had been on a whirlwind visit to the several Landa facilities in Tel Aviv, Israel and we were heading to a secret lab buried in the bowels of a non-descript industrial building.

Inkjet drupa 2016 – Continuing the Story – Kodak Enterprise Inkjet Systems

In this article, David looks at current and future state of Kodak Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division (EISD), the Stream and ULTRASTREAM Technologies as well as PROSPER products and future technologies.

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Video preview: For KBA, the Key Product is Progress

For KBA, the Key Product is Progress

Published: June 15, 2016

How did a manufacturer of newspaper presses become a supplier of equipment for nearly all major printing applications, including digital output? That is the story of KBA, and the company's president, Claus Bolza-Schünemann, tells it with justifiable pride. Among the latest highlights is KBA's ongoing development, with Xerox, of the VariJET 106, an innovative hybrid sheetfed press targeting the folding carton market.


Video preview: In Inkjet,

In Inkjet, "Ink is the thing that makes it all work"

Published: June 14, 2016

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies and Senior Editor Cary Sherburne discuss the latest developments in inkjet inks being shown at drupa 2016. Expect to see inks that act and feel differently.


Video preview: Marco Boer: The Print Industry Is Bigger Than Ever

Marco Boer: The Print Industry Is Bigger Than Ever

Published: June 9, 2016

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies shares insight about the latest developments being shown at drupa 2016. Offset is still viable, but with HP having the largest stand at the show, it signifies the passing of the baton to a digital printing industry.


Video preview: Robert Keane of Cimpress Commits to 20 Landa Nanographics Presses

Robert Keane of Cimpress Commits to 20 Landa Nanographics Presses

Published: June 6, 2016

Robert Keane, President and CEO of Cimpress, the parent company of Vistaprint, talks about his decision to beta test Landa Nanographics presses and commit to ordering 20 units. This is the culmination of the partnership between the two companies and is expected to address the gap between digital and offset for Cimpress.


Video preview: Xerox's Robert Stabler Shares the Xerox Experience at drupa

Xerox's Robert Stabler Shares the Xerox Experience at drupa

Published: June 2, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Xerox SVP Robert Stabler from the floor of drupa 2016 about the Xerox and partner solutions being featured at the show, including sheetfed inkjet, direct print to 3-dimensional objects, and the 160 applications being produced in the booth, as well as the High Fusion inkjet inks allowing printing on standard offset substrates without pretreatment. It's also the first time Xerox has had an entire segment of its booth dedicated to packaging applications.


Video preview: A First Look at EFI's New Single Pass Inkjet Press for Corrugated

A First Look at EFI's New Single Pass Inkjet Press for Corrugated

Published: May 31, 2016

Exclusive Interview with EFI SVP/GM Scott Schinlever on the Launch of the Nozomi C18000 inkjet press. The single pass inkjet press brings high-speed corrugated board production to the $130 billion corrugated packaging industry.


Video preview: What Will It Take to “Mainstream” Digital Printing?

What Will It Take to “Mainstream” Digital Printing?

Published: May 12, 2016

Production digital printing is 25 years old, yet only 2.5% of all printed pages come from digital devices. Yishai Amir, CEO of Landa Digital Printing, says that if digital printing is to move into the mainstream, it will have to prove that it is fully competitive with offset lithography in quality, speed, printable format size, and cost to print. According to Amir, just one process—the one he is responsible for bringing to market—can demonstrate all of these capabilities.


Video preview: Adi Chinai On The Massive Paradigm Shift In Book Printing

Adi Chinai On The Massive Paradigm Shift In Book Printing

Published: April 21, 2016

Adi Chinai, Managing Director at King Printing, talks about the massive paradigm shift that has occurred in book printing. He states that in the last 10 years, there has been more change than in the previous 30 years with the advent of production inkjet and the software driving it, to a near-lights-out model


Video preview: Marco Boer from IT Strategies on Production Inkjet Technology Advancements and New Markets

Marco Boer from IT Strategies on Production Inkjet Technology Advancements and New Markets

Published: April 18, 2016

Marco Boer shares his analysis recent advancements in production inkjet technology including increased image quality, support fora wider range of media including the ability to print on offset coat paper, and new commercial print and packaging applications.


Video preview: David Murphy on Jetcomm 2 - The HP PageWide Web Press User Community Conference

David Murphy on Jetcomm 2 - The HP PageWide Web Press User Community Conference

Published: April 14, 2016

HP's David Murphy, Director of Marketing, PageWide Web Press talks to Cary Sherburne about Jetcomm 2 taking place this week in San Antonio, TX. Jetcomm is the user community of HP PageWide Web Presses. The community comes together once a year to share ideas, hear from experts on emerging trends, and network with their peers.


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Xaar Wins Design & Innovation Award at the Manufacturer MX Awards 2016

GIS announces collaboration with Adobe for industrial inkjet innovation

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Epson Marks Construction of New Inkjet Printhead Factory

IDC MarketScape again names Ricoh a global leader in high-speed inkjet

IDC MarketScape Names Ricoh a Leader in Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press Market

Appleton Coated Expands Product Options for High-Speed Inkjet Presses with Introduction of Ethos® Enhanced Inkjet

GIS to Showcase Latest Atlas and Ink System Innovation at InPrint 2016

Shirt Monkey Installs Second Kornit AVK

Empowering the Digital Label Retrofit Opportunity

Gasch Printing Installs Océ ColorStream 3900Z Production Inkjet System

TheIJC 2016 provides a conference and networking venue for those who build the future

Tonejet to showcase direct-to-converted-can digital printing at InPrint 2016

PRP announces award of Kodak NEXPRESS print head manufacturing contract

Madison Advisors Analysts to Host Panel Discussion at Canon’s thINK 2016 Conference

Ricoh showcases innovative solutions, consulting expertise and marketshare leadership at GRAPH EXPO 16

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