Production Inkjet Video
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: January 11, 2017
Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions in Minneapolis, kindly hosted the WhatTheyThnk team to view the digital transformation the operation is undergoing. Larry Soler, its Director of Prepress, Press and Digital, explains that while offset will be a core functionality for the foreseeable future, web and sheetfed production inkjet is driving change, including a 3-to-1 replacement of toner devices and migration of shorter runs from offset to digital.
Published: October 12, 2016
Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies and Senior Editor Cary Sherburne discuss the second year of the thINK Conference, the Canon production inkjet users, as well as the overall value of users groups to the industry. Boer emphasizes how these groups provide the opportunity for users to share ideas and experiences with each other, which helps their businesses, increases their confidence in making new technology investments, and spurs industry growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Published: April 4, 2016
Exclusive Interview: Benny Landa says that the nanographic inkjet printing process he unveiled at drupa 2012 was a “promise.” At drupa 2016, he intends to deliver on that promise with live demonstrations of nanographic equipment that he says can print offset quality at offset speed on any paper stock at an offset-competitive cost. In this exclusive interview, Landa discusses why he believes the commercialization of nanography will be the second time one of his technologies has revolutionized digital printing.
Published: February 22, 2016
Richard Romano talks to Fujifilm’s Terry Mitchell about the company’s latest J Press Inkjet Presses and the current state of, and trends in, production inkjet.
Published: February 15, 2016
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to WhatTheyThink Contributor David Zwang about what's new with production inkjet technology and what we will see at drupa 2016.
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.
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.
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!
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