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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.

Product Spotlight on FUJIFILM Samba JPC®

Most people familiar with production inkjet printing are aware of the FUJIFILM Jet Press® 750s (marketed as JPRESS in the U.S.) and the FUJIFILM DIMATIX Samba printhead used in that press. This article by Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding discusses the capability of Fujifilm’s Samba JPC technology to meet the evolving needs of system integrators and OEM customers. Read More

Smooth Sailing in the Production Process: How to Ensure Your Artwork Files Won’t Slow You Down

Using error-free artwork files ensures that print production will go smoothly and that the result will be a timely delivery of your product. In this article, sponsored by HP and written by HP Indigo's “Workflow Chef” Gershon Alon, learn how to ensure the quality of your incoming artwork. Read More

Canon Expands their Production Inkjet Portfolio with ColorStream 8000

Canon has the leading market share in production inkjet and has the widest range of production inkjet presses available. With the introduction of the ColorStream 8000, they are expanding their commercial production inkjet product line to further capture both toner and existing offset produced pages. Read More

Inviting Innovation: International Inkjet Experts Came Together June 14–18th, 2021, to Discuss Innovation

Last week, Inkjet Insight hosted Inkjet Innovation Week, a five-webinar series that looked at new developments and trends in five areas of digital inkjet printing. In developing these sessions, which are available for download, Inkjet Insight focused on true innovators and their innovations, and drew on an international group of experts to determine makes something innovative rather than just new. Read More

Implementing Inkjet Technology: Mistakes to Avoid

Implementing a new inkjet press can mean great things for your company’s productivity, but the purchasing process is not without its pitfalls. This article outlines some common mistakes to avoid (in terms of capacity and capabilities) when acquiring inkjet technology. Read More

What “Industry 4.0” Means for the Print Industry

The industry is challenged by increasingly tough customer requirements for fast delivery, high quality, and low price. Without a significant improvement in production efficiency, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to meet these challenges. Industry 4.0 provides the technological infrastructure for improvement, and government support will lower the barriers to implementation. This article, sponsored by HP and written by HP Indigo's “Workflow Chef” Gershon Alon, details the importance of Industry 4.0 for the printing industry. Read More

Inkjet Ink Estimating: Challenges and Work-Arounds

Estimating in any print business can be a challenge, but inkjet users face a level of variability that users of other print technology don’t. In this article, Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding and Alexandra Pekar look at the challenges of inkjet estimating and offer some solutions for overcoming those challenges. Read More

Can Measuring OEE Improve Your Productivity?

It seems like everyone is talking about “OEE” these days. This article, sponsored by HP and written by HP Indigo's "Workflow Chef" Gershon Alon, explains how OEE is a standard way to measure the “overall equipment effectiveness” of a manufacturing process—in this case, the printing process. Read More

Nine Continuous-Feed Inkjet Webinar Takeaways

Takeaways from a recent webinar on assessing continuous-feed (CF) inkjet for your print operation. Read More

Leveraging the Evolution of High-Speed Inkjet in Today’s Digital World

Concerns about data security have escalated in the COVID era, making some people wary of digital engagements. As a result, traditional print-based communications remain effective and can sometimes enable businesses to stand apart from their competitors. This article explores how print service providers can use high-speed inkjet equipment to their advantage Read More


Sepire Adds Second RICOH Pro VC70000 to Meet Customer Demand

varioPRINT iX-Series Celebrates Successful First Year in Worldwide Graphic Arts Market

Webinar Reminder! “Behind the Scenes with HP PageWide” Customer Spotlight—DG3—July 21

New Inkjet Integration Research Study: Customer Perspectives on the Development of Custom Inkjet Systems

California-based Printer Brings Label Business In-house with Truepress Jet L350UV; Press Fills Adequate Need for Last Minute Short-runs

Next “Behind the Scenes with HP PageWide” Webinar: Customer Spotlight—DG3

IMI Europe Announces New Inkjet Academy Presenters

Award-winning Lean Manufacturer Increases Productivity by 500 Percent with the Truepress Jet L350UV+LM

Fujifilm Expands Integrated Inkjet Solutions Business

Xiamen Hexing Packaging Installs China’s First HP PageWide Corrugated Press to Drive Digital Transformation of Packaging Industry

Tecnau & HP Partner for “Spring Forward with Tecnau” live Virtual Event

SCREEN Americas’ Truepress Jet520HD Becomes Fundamental Source of Output for Large California-based Printer’s Direct Mail Business

WhatTheyThink’s Second Annual Technology Outlook Week Kicks Off Today! Register for Free!

SCREEN Americas’ Truepress Jet520HD Expected to Assume Fifty Percent of Ohio Printer’s Direct Mail Business; Printer Produces 150 Million Pieces Per Year

Inkjet Insight Inkjet Explainer Series Webinar: Understanding Inkjet Drying Technology

Canon Solutions America Powers Commercial Printer Linemark, Inc. with Innovative Sheetfed Inkjet Technology

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Q&A with DG3's Rob Mayerson
Q&A with DG3's Rob Mayerson

Published: July 22, 2021

Diversified Global Graphics Group (DG3) was founded as Cunningham Graphics International Inc. (CGI) to provide time-sensitive investment research printing and worldwide distribution in response to customer needs not being met efficiently by other firms. Over time, the company has diversified its client base and its product and service mix to become a leading provider of end-to-end communications solutions to financial, life sciences, and other industries. DG3 has trusted HP technology to provide their customers with the best printing quality in the industry with the latest enhancement to their fleet being the HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD with Brilliant Ink. Watch Video

Making a Sustainable Impact for Print
Making a Sustainable Impact for Print

Published: June 10, 2021

HP’s corporate citizenship values go back to the founding of the company, and HP has been recognized as one the world’s most responsible and sustainable companies. The company has more than 100 staff worldwide dedicated to HP’s Sustainable Impact programs—including product stewards assigned to every product line to work hand-in hand-with product development and support functions to guide sustainability and compliance activities. HP recently announced bold 2030 Sustainable Impact goals that will move the company towards becoming the world’s most just and sustainable technology company. What are some of those goals, and what initiatives is HP pursuing to achieve them? What role is digital printing playing in transitioning commercial, industrial, and packaging printing to the circular economy? Sustainability is central to the value proposition of HP PageWide presses—how does that help HP’s direct mail customers, in turn, become more sustainable businesses? Watch Video

Predictive Press Care—An AI-Driven Solution to Avert Problems
Predictive Press Care—An AI-Driven Solution to Avert Problems

Published: May 26, 2021

Deisy Kapon, WWTS IST Product & Content Dev. Manager, talks about Predictive Press Care on the HP Indigo presses, an artificial intelligence-based system that collects press data as the press is running, analyzes it, anticipates errors, and alerts the operator that an error is about to happen. Watch Video

Process Control for Ultimate Quality on the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press
Process Control for Ultimate Quality on the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press

Published: May 19, 2021

Roi Liraz, Indigo V12 Program Manager, demonstrates process control on the HP Indigo V12. Using sensors, smart cameras, algorithms, and other forms of automation, the high-speed press is able to ensure consistent high quality. Watch Video

Focus on Innovation: How HP Engineers, Chemists, and Architects Create
Focus on Innovation: How HP Engineers, Chemists, and Architects Create

Published: May 14, 2021

That’s why they’re committed—in every department from engineering to chemistry—to ensure that their solutions grow with their customers over time. So how does HP do it? Watch Video

A Tour of the HP Indigo B2 Development Lab
A Tour of the HP Indigo B2 Development Lab

Published: May 5, 2021

Itamar Malka, R&D Product Development Lab Manager at HP Indigo, takes us on a short tour of the HP Indigo B2 development lab, where HP tests new features and capabilities on machines like the HP Indigo 100K, 15K, and 12000—as well as systems still in development. Learn more about the lab in this video sponsored by HP Indigo. Watch Video

Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM) with HP Indigo Explained
Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM) with HP Indigo Explained

Published: April 28, 2021

Alon Gazit, VP of R&D at HP Indigo, brings us to the HP Indigo 100K lab to talk about the benefits of using just three colors vs. CMYK when using Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM) on the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press. EPM can increase productivity by 33% vs. printing in CMYK. Learn more about this approach in this video sponsored by HP Indigo. Watch Video

Differentiate With Direct Mail - Appealing to all the Senses
Differentiate With Direct Mail - Appealing to all the Senses

Published: April 16, 2021

Thriving in the print industry isn’t just about what you can do, but how you can do it even better. Delivering high-quality prints is a start, but standing out requires going the extra mile. And that means kicking creativity up a notch with enhanced, high-value direct mailers that appeal to consumers on a multi-sensory level. In fact, stimulating consumer senses has been proven to increase response rates, brand awareness and emotional bonds to products Watch Video

A Tour of the HP Indigo V12 Lab
A Tour of the HP Indigo V12 Lab

Published: April 14, 2021

Maya Poleg and Roi Liraz from the HP Indigo team take us on a behind the scenes tour of the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press R&D lab in this video sponsored by HP Inc. The first in a series of short videos which bring to light HP Indigo technology advancements, advantages, and an insider’s view from Indigo’s top technology experts. Watch Video

The Power of Perseverance - HP's Colorful Road to Brilliant Ink
The Power of Perseverance - HP's Colorful Road to Brilliant Ink

Published: March 25, 2021

HP has spent the past four decades not simply investing in inkjet ink research and development but perfecting it. Its five world-class teams of international chemists have worked to create custom inks for a range of different markets. They’ve partnered closely with hardware and writing systems engineers to develop the best integrated technology for its inkjet devices. In this Tech Talk, HP R&D Chemist Saba Lotfizadeh shares stories of the significant challenges and exciting breakthroughs in ink development that enable printing on a wide range of media. Watch Video