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Digital & Inkjet

This topic section of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in the rapidly-growing area of digital printing technology. It features commentary and analysis on technical and business trends relative to digital printing applications.

New Developments at the High End of Production Digital Print

Production inkjet has been seeing great growth, especially after the enhancements in print quality, but electrophotography continues to have some advantages—particularly for higher ink coverage commercial applications. This article considers some new high-end production digital print technologies that will compete for market share and print volume in the future. Read More

Winning in 2023 Is a Team Effort

We present a virtual roundtable of Dscoop and HP Industrial Executives. They discuss the upcoming event in St. Louis, the value of the global Dscoop community, and the close connection between HP and its users as they transform the digital print industry in 2023 and beyond. Read More

Production Inkjet Shopping Guide 1 – Entry Level

This guide aims at providing an overview of the main inkjet presses available for commercial and document-oriented applications. This first in a four part series of articles will focus on entry and low volume devices, the most affordable presses in the market. Read More

Ricoh Releases the Dragon: The Ricoh Pro Z75 Goes Into Beta

Even with Ricoh’s background in inkjet and cutsheet digital toner press manufacturing, developing a reliable larger format cutsheet industrial press takes a lot of research, testing, and time. With the Ricoh Pro Z75, this new B2+ press may really be a game changer. Read More

HP Pagewide T700i Packaging Press: A Lot More than Corrugated Preprint

HP has announced a new PageWide packaging press that has a print width that fits nicely between their existing T400 and T1100 series presses corrugated preprint presses. However, the new T700i is designed for more than just corrugated preprint. Read More

HP Introduces the Advantage Inkjet Platform and It’s Brilliant!

In 2006, HP commercialized its “Scalable Printing Technology,” and in 2008 they introduced the PageWide T300 production inkjet press. Now, 14 years later, with the benefit of a lot of company and customer experience, they are introducing a newly designed high performance press platform. Read More

Conquering the New Frontier in Production Inkjet

The new frontier for production inkjet is high-quality, high-coverage, graphic arts applications. The challenge in this market is to precisely place high amounts of liquid ink onto porous, and non-porous, materials and dry them at high speed without damage. The very small number of presses serving this market is a testament to the difficulty of meeting this challenge. Today, we have a new entrant with a unique approach to delivering quality while driving up the economic equivalent order quantity between inkjet and offset. Read More

Inkjet Integration: Flexible and Sustainable

Production inkjet is not new, but increasingly we are seeing it used in bespoke solutions that address many disparate manufacturing requirements. Importantly, this technology can also provide sustainable solutions. Read More

Technology Outlook 2022—Digital & Inkjet: Overcoming Challenges Through Efficiency

In this year’s third annual Technology Outlook, Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding looks at the latest digital printing and production inkjet technology trends and new product introductions. Read More

Canon: Preparing for a Packaging Push

The challenges faced as a press manufacturer or even a print service provider when moving from commercial print to industrial and packaging market are very real and can be elusive and daunting. Most of all, though, it’s not just about technology. Read More

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Colordyne’s Judd Quimby on Inkjet Retrofitting
Colordyne’s Judd Quimby on Inkjet Retrofitting

Published: December 6, 2022

Judd Quimby of Colordyne talks about the company’s focus on retrofitting their LED UV inkjet engines onto existing analog equipment, such as flexo and offset presses. This allows the company’s customers to print both analog and digital inline. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Amir Shalev on Landa’s Nanography Printing Technology
Product Strategy: Amir Shalev on Landa’s Nanography Printing Technology

Published: November 28, 2022

Amir Shalev, Market Development Director for Landa, talks about how the capabilities of Landa’s Nanography printing technology can help print businesses address some of the challenges facing the industry, such as labor and paper shortages. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Ricoh’s Mike Herold on Production Inkjet Quality, Speed, Flexibility, and Automation
Product Strategy: Ricoh’s Mike Herold on Production Inkjet Quality, Speed, Flexibility, and Automation

Published: November 28, 2022

Ricoh’s Mike Herold talks about how Ricoh is addressing the need for improved image quality, faster speeds, media flexibility, and automation by improving the capabilities of its continuous-feed VC70000 and VC70000e production inkjet presses as well as the new Ricoh Pro Z75 sheetfed platform. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Chris Hogge on Harris & Bruno's Coating Solutions for Continuous Feed Inkjet
Product Strategy: Chris Hogge on Harris & Bruno's Coating Solutions for Continuous Feed Inkjet

Published: November 28, 2022

Chris Hogge from Harris & Bruno International talks about inline coating and finishing trends in continuous feed inkjet and how Harris & Bruno is developing inline coating solutions that integrate directly inline with the production inkjet device to reduce touchpoints. Watch Video

Printware Personalizes Envelopes at PRINTING United
Printware Personalizes Envelopes at PRINTING United

Published: October 18, 2022

Elizabeth Gooding talks to Tim Murphy, President of Printware, about the envelope market and the iJet Color series of inkjet envelope personalization printers. Tim also discusses Printware's successful development relationship with HP SPTS and how that helps them buffer potential supply chain issues for themselves and their customers. Watch Video

Jeff Zellmer On New Additions to Kodak’s Digital Printing Portfolio
Jeff Zellmer On New Additions to Kodak’s Digital Printing Portfolio

Published: September 29, 2022

Kodak’s Jeff Zellmer talks about some of Kodak’s recent product introductions, including two new Prosper high-speed inkjet presses—the Prosper Ultra 520 and the 1,345-ft./min. Prosper 7000—as well as the Ascend Digital Press, a toner-based machine that also adds embellishments. Watch Video

Sheri Jammallo on “The Designer's Guide to a New Generation of Inkjet”
Sheri Jammallo on “The Designer's Guide to a New Generation of Inkjet”

Published: September 16, 2022

Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding talks with Canon Solutions America’s Sheri Jammallo about the release of “The Designer's Guide to a New Generation of Inkjet.” This update of Canon’s classic design guide provides guidance on the creative potential for design projects produced on inkjet, or inkjet in combination with other print processes. Watch Video

Customers Drive Design Requirements for New HP PageWide Advantage Platform
Customers Drive Design Requirements for New HP PageWide Advantage Platform

Published: September 14, 2022

Yale Goldis, Director Commercial Strategy & Products, HP PageWide Industrial, discusses customer requirements and how this can translate into new developments and requirements for the new HP PageWide Advantage platform. Watch Video

Development Drivers for the New HP PageWide Advantage Platform
Development Drivers for the New HP PageWide Advantage Platform

Published: September 13, 2022

Barbara McManus, R&D Director for HP PageWide Industrial, offers some background to the development of the new HP PageWide Advantage Platform, and discusses the drivers that led to the creation of the new platform. Watch Video

HP Introduces New PageWide Advantage Platform
HP Introduces New PageWide Advantage Platform

Published: September 8, 2022

HP PageWide Global Head and GM Annette Friskopp talks with David Zwang about the introduction of HP's new PageWide Advantage 2200 platform. Watch Video