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Memjet and the Expansion of Single-Pass Inkjet Printing
Memjet and the Expansion of Single-Pass Inkjet Printing

Published: March 30, 2020

Kevin Shimamoto, CMO for Memjet, talks to David Zwang about how Memjet’s inkjet technology platforms and OEM partners are expanding single-pass inkjet into the mainstream printing market and beyond, into new and different applications. Watch Video

HP Announces New PageWide Web Press with Brilliant Ink
HP Announces New PageWide Web Press with Brilliant Ink

Published: March 10, 2020

Carles Farre of HP talks to David Zwang about the just-announced HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD with Brilliant Ink. Brilliant Ink expands the range of applications users can produce, as it makes the HP PageWide T250 HD press compatible with offset coated stock. Watch Video

Frank Flexes
Frank Flexes

Published: January 24, 2020

While at PRINTING United, Frank stopped by the Kodak booth and was impressed by Kodak and Uteco’s development of an inkjet technology that can print on flexible film. He was especially impressed by the quality of the fleshtones—one of the limitations of flexography was its shortcomings in being able to print photorealistic images. He thinks that inkjet is now able to challenge flexography for certain jobs. He is also predicting that drupa will be the “Inkjet On Anything” show. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

Intellus’ Inkjet Journey
Intellus’ Inkjet Journey

Published: October 1, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to MJ Ortiz of Intellus, an omnichannel marketing company that has been growing rapidly over the past three years. When a flagship direct mail customer wanted to make the move to digital, Intellus acquired a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 and transitioned them from offset to production inkjet. Watch Video

Goodway Group Adopts Production Inkjet
Goodway Group Adopts Production Inkjet

Published: September 30, 2019

David Zwang talks to Mike Jenoski, President and CEO of Goodway Group of Massachusetts, a print service provider that serves educational, retail, medical, and pharmaceutical businesses in the Burlington, Mass., area. The company offers a broad array of printing equipment, from offset, to toner-based to digital, to its recent acquisition of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 Inkjet Color Digital Press. Watch Video

Production Inkjet Helps McNaughton & Gunn Pump Out the Pages
Production Inkjet Helps McNaughton & Gunn Pump Out the Pages

Published: September 26, 2019

David Zwang talks with Jim Clark, Director of Operations for book manufacturer McNaughton & Gunn, about the company’s foray into production inkjet printing. Using its Canon Océ VarioPrint i300, they produced 29 million pages in August alone. Watch Video

Larry Vaughn on Where thINK Is Today
Larry Vaughn on Where thINK Is Today

Published: September 23, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to thINK board member Larry Vaughn about how educational events like the thINK Ahead Conference pull together print business owners and employees to help them understand today’s print marketplace. Watch Video

thINK Ahead 2019 Kicks Off in Boca Raton
thINK Ahead 2019 Kicks Off in Boca Raton

Published: September 18, 2019

David Zwang talks to Todd Roth, VP of Core Publishing Solutions and chair of this year’s thINK Ahead Conference, which opened yesterday in Boca Raton, Fla. He discusses how Canon's inkjet forum—now in its fifth year—has grown and evolved, as well as the value it provides for inkjet users of all experience levels. Watch Video

Colordyne Hybrid and Entry-Level Packaging Solutions Leverage Memjet’s DuraFlex
Colordyne Hybrid and Entry-Level Packaging Solutions Leverage Memjet’s DuraFlex

Published: September 10, 2019

Colordyne has been a Memjet OEM for years, and has provided very cost-effective hybrid and complete solutions to print service providers and converters, as well as developing an OEM channel for branded solutions. DuraFlex opens up potential opportunities even further. David Zwang talks to Gary Falconbridge, CEO of Colordyne Technologies. Watch Video

Kirk-Rudy Targets Bespoke Production Inkjet Solutions with Memjet DuraFlex
Kirk-Rudy Targets Bespoke Production Inkjet Solutions with Memjet DuraFlex

Published: September 10, 2019

The demand for bespoke production inkjet solutions is growing, and Kirk-Rudy has been building unique and purpose-built solutions for about 50 years. With more than 2,500 unique solutions and now the addition of Memjet DuraFlex, they are ready to build thousands more. David Zwang talks to Bob Mills, General Manager of Kirk-Rudy. Watch Video

The Ricoh Pro VC70000—Breakthrough Inkjet Technology
The Ricoh Pro VC70000—Breakthrough Inkjet Technology

Published: August 21, 2019

David Zwang talks to Mike Herold, Director of Global Marketing for Ricoh, about the company’s new award-winning Ricoh Pro VC70000 continuous-feed inkjet printer. The new Extended Gamut ink and unique compact drying system are designed for a wide media range including commodity offset coated papers. Watch Video

The State of Inkjet in In-Plant Printing
The State of Inkjet in In-Plant Printing

Published: August 13, 2019

Mike Lincoln, from the State of Colorado inplant, talks about the growth his facility is seeing in transactional work for various state agencies and individual municipalities and districts, as well as his four-year production inkjet journey. His was the first government inplant to install production inkjet equipment. Watch Video

Mercury Printing: On the Front Lines of the Production Inkjet Revolution
Mercury Printing: On the Front Lines of the Production Inkjet Revolution

Published: August 6, 2019

David Zwang talks to Christian Schamberger, President of Mercury Printing, about the history of the company and its current focus on the educational publishing market. Mercury has a wide variety of offset and digital equipment (toner and inkjet) to serve its clients, but is now almost completely digital, and has transitioned much of its work from toner and offset to inkjet. Watch Video

Sepire: The New Company on the Block
Sepire: The New Company on the Block

Published: June 27, 2019

How would you like to start up a new company with a full complement of hardware, software, and workflows tailored specifically to your requirements with no legacy technology debt? Sepire, which launched only last May, found a way.... At Ricoh's INTERACT, David Zwang talks to Josh Bonham of Sepire, which is an omnichannel solutions provider for the health care and financial services industries. Watch Video

Increase in Quantity and Quality of Inkjet Applications
Increase in Quantity and Quality of Inkjet Applications

Published: May 8, 2019

Sean Smyth, Consultant and Analyst for SmithersPira, talks about Hunkeler Innovationdays, noting the increase in the quality of inkjet applications and the broadening of what can be done with inkjet. Watch Video

Production Inkjet Print Quality Continues to Improve
Production Inkjet Print Quality Continues to Improve

Published: May 6, 2019

Ralf Schlozer, Director of Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends, discusses the trends he saw at Hunkeler Innovationdays, including print quality improvements in current production inkjet technologies. Watch Video

Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market
Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Published: May 2, 2019

Rick Mazur of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Division talks with Kelley Holmes about the technological breakthroughs Kodak and Uteco have made in inkjet flexible packaging printing. Although inkjet adoption in flexible packaging has been slow, Kodak sees tremendous interest and potential for growth. Watch Video

Looking Ahead to Workflow at drupa 2020
Looking Ahead to Workflow at drupa 2020

Published: May 1, 2019

Elizabeth Gooding, President of Inkjet Insight, talks with Pat McGrew about the "sex and sizzle" of drupa—namely, workflow. Watch Video

Kodak Rolls Out Inkjet Innovations in Packaging
Kodak Rolls Out Inkjet Innovations in Packaging

Published: April 29, 2019

Will Mansfield, Director of WWMarketing EISD for Kodak, talks about the company's recent announcements surrounding new developments packaging, specifically as they pertain to Kodak's Stream and UltraStream inkjet technologies. Watch Video

Inkjet Evolves in Customization
Inkjet Evolves in Customization

Published: April 24, 2019

Scott Leger and Gary Barnes of FUJIFILM discuss the shift from analog to inkjet technology for late-stage customization and the higher speed of variable print. Watch Video

HP Builds on HDNA to Give Customers a More Diverse Platform
HP Builds on HDNA to Give Customers a More Diverse Platform

Published: April 11, 2019

Carles Farre, Director of Commercial Business for PageWide Industrial at HP, talks about new features and capabilities that build on HP's High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) platform to give customers more productivity and versatility. Watch Video

Inkjet Closes the Gap with Offset
Inkjet Closes the Gap with Offset

Published: March 26, 2019

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics Software, discusses how far inkjet has come in catching up with offset production quality—and how much it still must improve. Watch Video

Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions
Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions

Published: March 19, 2019

Paul Morgavi, CTO of Ink Jet and Novel Printing for Xerox, discusses updates to the Trivor and Rialto lines of production inkjet presses, including increased productivity and enhanced image quality. Xerox provides an end-to-end solutions for customers through extended software, workflow, and printing system integration. Watch Video

Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000
Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000

Published: March 14, 2019

Johann Schmidbauer, Marketing Director of Canon PPP EMEA Commercial Printing, showed a variety of production inkjet and toner digital printing devices at Hunkeler Innovationdays and discusses updates to the Océ ProStream 1000 Inkjet Press including the ability to print on paper weights up to 300GSM. Watch Video

Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays
Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 12, 2019

Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing for Screen Americas, talks about his first Hunkeler event and his thoughts on the Hunkeler experience. Screen was showing two presses at Hunkeler Innovationdays: the new Truepress Jet520HD+, which boasts improved image quality and efficiency, and the Truepress Jet520NX, targeted at transactional printers looking to get into new applications. Screen was also “showing” its new invisible ink for the 520NX. Watch Video

HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays
HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 11, 2019

David Murphy, Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial, talks about the current state of production inkjet, its growth in applications such as direct mail and other commercial work, and the billions of pages being produced by HP PageWide Web Press customers. Helping drive page volumes are new technologies such as HP ColorPRO, HP’s Bonding Agents, the Media Certification Program, and the just-introduced D22 Priming Solution that allows PageWide Web Presses to print on offset coated media. Watch Video

Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game
Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game

Published: March 7, 2019

Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing for Canon Solutions America, talks about his first visit to Hunkeler Innovationdays and Canon's Océ VarioPrint i300 and Océ ProStream 1000 production inkjet systems on display during the event. Watch Video

Ricoh Introduces New Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays
Ricoh Introduces New Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 6, 2019

Eef de Ridder, VP of Commercial and Industrial Printing for Ricoh Europe, discusses the value of Hunkeler Innovationdays and why Ricoh chose this event to launch the RICOH Pro VC70000. Watch Video

Printing on Paper and Plastic Substrates with Konica Minolta's KM-1 Inkjet Press
Printing on Paper and Plastic Substrates with Konica Minolta's KM-1 Inkjet Press

Published: March 4, 2019

Mark Hinder, Head of Market Development for Konica Minolta, talks about the range of applications for which the KM-1 Inkjet Press is well-suited—from books on offset paper to specialty printing on a variety of substrates such as foils, PVC, and different kinds of plastics.  Watch Video

Benoit Chatelard on What's Next for Xeikon
Benoit Chatelard on What's Next for Xeikon

Published: March 1, 2019

Benoit Chatelard, CEO of Xeikon, talks about the future of the company, inkjet, and the advantage of continuous feed, as well as success through automation. Watch Video

Ricoh Presents Latest Printing Innovations at Hunkeler Innovationdays
Ricoh Presents Latest Printing Innovations at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: February 28, 2019

Take a tour of the Ricoh booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019. At the event Ricoh is presenting production printing systems including the Ricoh Pro™ VC70000 continuous feed full color inkjet press, the compact Ricoh Pro V20000, mono continuous feed inkjet press, and the Ricoh Pro C9200 digital press. To support efficient and streamlined production Ricoh is showing new additions to its software portfolio including Ricoh’s TotalFlow BatchBuilder and Ricoh’s ProcessDirector. Watch Video

The Future Is Here at Hunkeler Innovationdays
The Future Is Here at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: February 27, 2019

Marco Boer, Vice President of IT Strategies, joins David Zwang at Hunkeler Innovationdays to share his thoughts on the event and how cutting-edge technology has improved inkjet quality. Watch Video

Paper Trends in Production Inkjet Printing
Paper Trends in Production Inkjet Printing

Published: February 27, 2019

Jan Rops, Product Manager for Inkjet at Crown Van Gelder, takes us through the current trends in papers for production inkjet printing including print quality and color management. Color management plays a critical role in reducing paper and ink costs in production inkjet printing. Watch Video

Ricoh Introduces New Inkjet Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays
Ricoh Introduces New Inkjet Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: February 26, 2019

Mike Herold, VP of Global Marketing for Ricoh, talks with David Zwang about the premiere of Ricoh's new Ricoh Pro VC70000, a continuous-feed inkjet printer that uses a new ink solution, reinvents drying, and offers other significant new features. Watch Video

Specialty Print Communications Delivers Data-Driven Mail with Production Inkjet
Specialty Print Communications Delivers Data-Driven Mail with Production Inkjet

Published: December 19, 2018

Adam LeFebvre, President of Specialty Print Communications (SPC), talks with David Zwang about the company's niche in high-volume, data-driven direct mail and loyalty marketing solutions. SPC recently installed the Canon Océ Prostream 1000 and Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 to bring in new business from its existing customers and to open up opportunities with new customers. Watch Video

Stefan Hunkeler on the Upcoming Hunkeler Innovation Days
Stefan Hunkeler on the Upcoming Hunkeler Innovation Days

Published: November 7, 2018

Stefan Hunkeler, President of Hunkeler, looks forward to Innovation Days in February and offers a preview of what attendees can look forward to in high-end inkjet production. Watch Video

Memjet Partners with Konica Minolta
Memjet Partners with Konica Minolta

Published: November 1, 2018

Len Lauer, CEO of Memjet, announces new innovations in its inkjet technology, and the company's recent partnership with Konica Minolta. Watch Video

The Importance of User Groups
The Importance of User Groups

Published: October 29, 2018

Christine Yardley, President of PrintPanther, talks about the advantages of being a member of PROKOM, Konica Minolta's user community, and how user groups are a great source of information, troubleshooting resources, and networking opportunities. Watch Video

RISO's New Rollfed Inkjet Technology
RISO's New Rollfed Inkjet Technology

Published: October 23, 2018

Andre D'Urbano, Director of Dealer Sales for RISO, talks about RISO's broad digital inkjet portfolio and introduces a new rollfed option. Watch Video

Eric Hawkinson on @PRINT18 Magazine
Eric Hawkinson on @PRINT18 Magazine

Published: October 2, 2018

Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing for Canon, talks about @PRINT18, the onsite guide to the Chicago conference, printed on the Canon Océ ProStream Series Production Inkjet Device. Watch Video