Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     European Coverage     Production Inkjet Analysis

Andy Tribute reports more from Graph Expo

Published on October 7, 2010

Hi, this is Andy Tribute from WhatTheyThink.com, once again reporting from Graph Expo.  I’m going to talk today on what you probably perceive as my favorite subject:  continuous feed, high speed, inkjet printing. 

When I was coming to this show, I thought there’s going to absolutely nothing new in this area because it was all introduced earlier this year.  Well, that’s not true.  There’s actually some interesting things that have been shown here. 

First of all, if we look at two of the main players in the industry, Screen and HP, I mean Screen and Ricoh Info Print is the same basic engine.  And they’ve come out with a faster version of their press.   In the case of Screen it’s the True Press Jet 520ZZ, and for Info Print it’s the 5000VP. 

Basically, this is one that’s twice the speed, it’s built around a faster version of the Epson Print Head and it’s slightly wider, 22 ½ inches rather than 20 inches.  So opening up new market areas.  If you’re going to slightly lower resolution than some of the other players out there, it will run at about 600 feet a minute, which is pretty quick.  So, interesting opening up new marketing areas and in discussion with Info Print, this is a long term relationship that they’re working on and have a very strategic partnership with Screen. 

The same thing’s happened at HP.   HP introduced a new press called the T350.  And the T350 is the same as the T300, but an enhanced speed through an enhanced version of the scalable printing head.  And this is now running at 600 feet a minute, 30 inches wide, very high performance press in that case.  Probably the fastest digital press on the market at the present time in terms of pages per minute. 

So that’s already in beta test.  In fact, when I went to O’Neal Data Systems the other week when I reported on, I didn’t actually realize that the T300 there was actually a T350 now and running at full speed and showing major benefits.  And I would anticipate that over the next six months that HP will go through quite an upgrade program for their customers who would like the additional speed. 

So we’re seeing that in the main suppliers. 

Thank you very much indeed.  This is Andy Tribute for WhatTheyThink.com. 

Email Icon Email         

 

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Frank is Entranced by Pop-up Cards

Frank is Entranced by Pop-up Cards

Published: December 2, 2016

Frank is entranced by pop-up cards from opencardnow.com. Former typographer Julie Brumlik has a new career with pop-up origami. Frank even shares his pop-up Gutenberg book.

 

Video preview: ASU's Print & Imaging Lab Leads the Way in Workflow Integration

ASU's Print & Imaging Lab Leads the Way in Workflow Integration

Published: December 1, 2016

Chris Halkovic, Web-to-Print Manager at Arizona State University's Print and Imaging Lab, talks about how the shop/learning environment is integrating Web2Print and MIS for a coherent and automated workflow for printed materials and 3D objects.

 

Video preview: Universal Wilde Has Transformed Its Business with Production Inkjet

Universal Wilde Has Transformed Its Business with Production Inkjet

Published: November 30, 2016

Universal Wilde in Massachusetts is the largest direct marketing and book printing company in the state. Its Vice President of Operations and Technology, Jeff McFadden, explains the company's decision to acquire production inkjet about 5 years ago. Today, about 75% of its production ink work being book production with the rest being direct mail. He also shares his thoughts about the value of users groups like thINK.

 

Video preview: Diversification at SunDance Offers an Exceptional Customer Experience

Diversification at SunDance Offers an Exceptional Customer Experience

Published: November 29, 2016

JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Partner at SunDance in Orlando, shares thoughts about the importance of focusing on core competencies, bringing as many services in house as possible in order to meet a wider variety of customer needs. He discusses how his various HP printing solution's contribute to providing a great customer experience.

 

Video preview: Monitoring Performance Across the Shop

Monitoring Performance Across the Shop

Published: November 28, 2016

Dave Erwin, SVP at Racami, talks about the company's role in providing technology solutions for commercial printers to provide them with a visibility dashboard to monitor performance across the shop.

 

Video preview: Frank is Intrigued by 3 Unrelated Technology Items

Frank is Intrigued by 3 Unrelated Technology Items

Published: November 23, 2016

Frank is intrigued by three unrelated technology items: food made from wood, energy made from urine, and and paper made from waste paper in the office.

 

View More Videos

 

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2016 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved