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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.

American Litho Turns to HP PageWide Production Inkjet for Increased Flexibility, Productivity

In this article sponsored by HP, Mike Fontana, CEO of Illinois-based American Litho, explains the decision process behind acquiring two HP PageWide Production Inkjet Presses and the value the company has received from its investments. The ninth largest US direct mail producer touts quality, speed, and support as key decision factors. Read More

Digital Unboxing: Packaging Experiences an Innovation Collision

Throughout the industry, from brand identity and messaging to converting and distribution, digital capabilities cause processes in every part of the packaging supply chain to be re-evaluated. Mary Schilling explains how the presence of digital print technology has created stellar opportunities for label, folding carton, and flexible packaging. Read More

Prime Rate Pursues a Digital Future with HP PageWide Web Press T240 HD

Tomcsányi Péter, CEO and Founder of Prime Rate, a printing firm located in Hungary, started his journey as a book author looking for a publisher and ultimately ended up starting his own printing company. In this article, sponsored by HP, Péter has been expanding Prime Rate’s digital capabilities by installing HP PageWide Web Presses and converting his entire digital color operation to an HP platform. Read More

Franklin Printing: Committed to the Craft of Printing

Farmington, Maine-based Franklin Printing has a long history of leveraging technology to enhance the craft of printing. Most recently, the company has added an HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD, the first production web press to be installed in Maine, as part of its evolution into the future of print. Read More

Paper’s Role in the Growth Potential for Production Color Inkjet

High-speed production color inkjet systems have truly revolutionized the document printing market over the past decade. Although these advancements have been clear, paper has played a quieter—yet no less important—role in the suitability of inkjet technology for various print applications. Factors like ink coverage, paper type, and running cost play a role in the future growth potential for inkjet. Read More

Inkjet Uncovers New Opportunities for Print in a Digital Era

Although the print industry is still reeling from the ongoing effects of the pandemic, direct mail communications have seen a resurgence because of their tactile nature and ability to establish a physical connection. This article explores how print service providers can leverage inkjet technology to capitalize on new opportunities in print. Read More

Printlink Finds the FireJet 4C Color Inkjet Press Ideal for Envelopes

Feeding envelopes through a printer is not necessarily an easy task, especially since there are so many sizes, configurations, and variations in thickness—even batch to batch. Yet Printlink has found an exceptional bespoke press solution that highlights what can be accomplished with production inkjet. Read More

From Fuji Xerox to Fujifilm

2021 marked the year that Fuji Xerox become FUJIFILM Business Innovation and started launching their own product range. While still supplying most print engines to Xerox, FUJIFILM Business Innovation is set to become a major digital printing player on its own. Get ready for an emerging major player in digital print. Read More

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

News

Fujifilm Secures Biggest Ever Jet Press Deal as Leading Chinese Printer Places Order for 10 New Jet Press 750S Inkjet Presses

EFI Highlights its Leading Broad Portfolio of Advanced Inkjet Solutions to Create Opportunities for Customers

GIS Starts Shipping Drive Electronics for Epson D3000-A1R Printheads

Inkjet Insight Webinar: Understanding the Realities of Brand Colors (and Inkjet)

Printware Launches Newest Version of the iJetColorTM Pro Series, The iJetColor Pro PXG, Incorporating The HP® FI-1000 Fixed Imager Print Engine at PackExpo Las Vegas, NV 2021

Is Inkjet Revolutionary or Evolutionary? A Market Guide

Eagle Direct Response Now Offers Inkjet Color Printing with the Addition of the MCS Merlin K146c

Inkjet Insight Webinar: Understanding the Realities of Brand Colors (and Inkjet)

Menasha Packaging Receives the Latest Jetmaster 2.0 Single-Pass Digital Print Solution

Goldschmidt Switches Offset work to Digital after Investing in Fujifilm’s Jet Press 750S

Meteor Celebrates Growth with Significant Expansion of Facilitites

Full-Service Marketing and Mailing Operation Transitions from Offset Printing to Digital Inkjet with Truepress Jet520NX

New Continuous Inkjet alphaJET5 X from Koenig & Bauer Features New Operational Concept and Design

Konica Minolta Installs Second AccurioJet KM-1 at Zenger Group

Multi-million Dollar Printer Increases Capacity by 80 Percent with Truepress Jet L350UV+; SCREEN Americas Achieves Milestone in Texas Market

Cosmo Speciality Chemicals Launches a Clay-Based Scouring Agent, Eco Clay, for the Textile Industry

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Video

Looking at Present and Future Technologies
Looking at Present and Future Technologies

Published: October 19, 2021

At last week’s thINK Forum, David Zwang spoke with Greg Groleau, VP Operations for Venture Solutions, a critical communications subsidiary of Taylor Corporation. Events like the thINK Forum allow Venture Solutions to connect with its vendor partners to evaluate present and future technologies and how they might align with their business. Watch Video

The Importance of Networking and Education in the Inkjet Printing Community
The Importance of Networking and Education in the Inkjet Printing Community

Published: October 18, 2021

At last week’s thINK Forum, David Zwang talked to Shelley Hyde, Partner at PrintMailPro and the newest member of the thINK Board, about the value of networking events like the thINK Forum, as well as the other resources thINK makes available for producers of inkjet printing. Watch Video

Selling Inkjet to Clients
Selling Inkjet to Clients

Published: October 14, 2021

At this week’s thINK Forum, David Zwang talks to Jennifer McSweeney, VP of Sales for the Goodway Group, about the company’s adoption of production inkjet and the opportunities it has opened with clients. Watch Video

FUJIFILM ’s Greg Balch on FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions
FUJIFILM ’s Greg Balch on FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions

Published: September 30, 2021

In this video, sponsored by FUJIFILM, Greg Balch, GM & VP of FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions, talks about the recently launched FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions, designed to help customers develop bespoke printing solutions. Watch Video

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