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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.

Road to drupa Production Continuous Feed Inkjet Trends 2024

As part of our “Road to drupa” coverage, Marco Boer of IT Strategies looks at current trends impacting the continuous-feed production inkjet market, and what to look for in Düsseldorf. Read More

Road to drupa: Cut-Sheet Production Inkjet Trends 2024

As part of our “Road to drupa” coverage, Marco Boer of IT Strategies looks at current trends impacting the cut-sheet production inkjet market, and what to look for in Düsseldorf at drupa 2024. Read More

We Love Fast Inkjet—Part 1

Everyone loves a productive press. With inkjet vying to take more volume away from traditional presses, color and image quality are yesterday’s problem. Today, the challenge is to go faster and faster. In Part 1 of a two-part series, Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding explains what it takes to get that next bit of incremental productivity out of an inkjet press. Read More

My Father’s World Expands Home Curriculum Production with Affordable Color

In this article, sponsored by Kyocera, Pat McGrew looks at content publishing in the educational market, and how it comes with challenges that are not faced in most other markets. The demand for high-quality print is the same, but the print runs can be very short, and the requirement for substrates ranges from light to heavy across production needs. Add the need for engaging color, and it is clear why more content publishers like My Father’s World are turning to the Kyocera TASKalfa Pro 15000. Read More

Compact, High-Quality Label Printing with the SnapPress LP-1

The market for packaging printing, and especially labels, is gravitating towards digital print. European section editor and Inkjet Insight contributor Ralf Schlözer looks at a new entrant in the digital label space: SnapPress and the SnapPress LP-1 inkjet label printer. Read More

Kyocera Enters 2024 with Inkjet-Fueled Momentum

Kyocera has new presses, partnerships, and application segments helping to accelerate market penetration in 2024. However, the real story is the popularity and staying power of the first press they brought to market. In this article, sponsored by Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding looks at the market reaction to the TASKalfa Pro 15000c and previews the upcoming TASKalfa Pro 55000c. Read More

The Secret to Inkjet Success Is in the Inks—and Primers

Inkjet is the main driver of the printing industry's transition from traditional printing processes to digital. The discussion often revolves around press architectures, print heads and technical aspects of the hardware, while inks and supporting fluids tend to be treated as secondary issues. This article, written and sponsored by Kodak, looks at how inks and primers have a significant impact on color quality, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the jobs produced, as well as the variety of applications. Read More

3 Critical Components of Inkjet Innovation

Is innovation just new technology or is there more to it? Inkjet Insight guest contributor Kelly Lawrence looks at how a true innovation requires a commercialized technology or capability, market desire, and market viability. Ask yourself, what percentage of your new products and services are truly innovations? Read More

Inkjet Integrators: An Introduction

In part one of an Inkjet Insight series, Ralf Schlözer begins an extensive look at “inkjet integrators,” providers of custom solutions for applications for which there are few or no commercial inkjet press solutions available. Read More

If You Buy Inkjet, New Customers Will Find You

Contributor Lois Ritarossi talks with three Screen customers about how inkjet has transformed their companies, why they continue to invest in new technology, and the impact on their customers. Read More

News

SCREEN Receives Technology Award from Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology for Truepress LABEL 350UV Series

Midland’s Inkjet Expertise on Display at Inkjet Summit 2024

BPI Installs Landa S10 to Transform Plant Productivity and Maximize Global Sales of Aftermarket Automotive Parts

First West Coast Recipient of SCREEN Truepress JET 520HD Commits to Investing in the Truepress JET 560HDX

Webinar Reminder! Spring Inkjet Update Presented by Inkjet Insight

Fujifilm Group Announces its Presence at drupa 2024, As It Invites Visitors to “Discover the Difference”

MBO America Introduces Gene French As A Versatile and Strategic Addition to Their Sales Team

Canon Expands ColorStream 8000 Series of High-Speed Web-Fed Inkjet Presses with ColorStream 8110 and New Flagship ColorStream 8200

Canon Announces Expansion of its Series of Highly Successful B3 Sheetfed Inkjet Presses with the varioPRINT iX1700

Canon Announces the Expansion of its Label Printing Portfolio with New LabelStream LS2000

Canon Announces Digitally Printed Labels and Packaging Market Product Strategy

Canon Announces the ProStream 3160 as Flagship Model of the ProStream 3000 Series

Kingery Printing Company Installs RICOH Pro VC80000 Setting New Industry Standard in Commercial Printing

Early Adopter Installation of SCREEN Truepress JET 560HDX Scheduled for Summer 2024 in Lanham, Maryland

Canon Celebrates Success of varioPRINT 6000 series TITAN, Releases Updates to Models

Kodak at drupa 2024: Groundbreaking Solutions for Inkjet and Traditional Offset

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Video

thINK Is Preparing for its 10th Anniversary!
thINK Is Preparing for its 10th Anniversary!

Published: April 18, 2024

Lori Messina, President of the thINK board, discusses thINK's preparation for its 10th anniversary and the support of its membership with an amazing annual event and a great web resource. Watch Video

Voice of the Customer: JD Graphic, Tidewater Direct, and Walker 360 on Their Inkjet Journeys
Voice of the Customer: JD Graphic, Tidewater Direct, and Walker 360 on Their Inkjet Journeys

Published: January 15, 2024

In this video, sponsored by Screen, Lois Ritarossi talks with three Screen customers about how inkjet has transformed their companies, why they continue to invest in new technology, and the impact on their customers. Watch Video

Voice of the Customer: Tidewater Direct's Geoffrey Eisenberg on the Company's Inkjet Journey
Voice of the Customer: Tidewater Direct's Geoffrey Eisenberg on the Company's Inkjet Journey

Published: January 10, 2024

In this video sponsored by Screen, Lois Ritarossi talks with Geoffrey Eisenberg, COO of Tidewater Direct, about the company’s inkjet journey, which began seven years ago and has expanded in the years since. Watch Video

Voice of the Customer: JD Graphic's Nick DeBlasio on the Journey from Offset to Inkjet
Voice of the Customer: JD Graphic's Nick DeBlasio on the Journey from Offset to Inkjet

Published: January 9, 2024

In this video sponsored by Screen, Lois Ritarossi talks with Nick DeBlasio from JD Graphic Co. Inc. about the company’s journey as it transitioned from offset to inkjet. Watch Video

Voice of the Customer: Walker 360’s Taylor Blackwell on the Journey from Offset to Inkjet
Voice of the Customer: Walker 360’s Taylor Blackwell on the Journey from Offset to Inkjet

Published: January 8, 2024

In this video sponsored by Screen, Lois Ritarossi talks with Taylor Blackwell of Walker 360 about the company’s journey as it transitioned from offset to continuous-feed production inkjet, finding some of the biggest challenges in finishing. Watch Video

Business Update: Heidelberg Gallus One
Business Update: Heidelberg Gallus One

Published: November 30, 2023

In this video sponsored by Heidelberg, Dan Maurer spotlights the Heidelberg Gallus One digital inkjet label press. Watch Video

Fujifilm Dimatix Is a Lot More than Production Inkjet for Print
Fujifilm Dimatix Is a Lot More than Production Inkjet for Print

Published: November 15, 2023

Dimatix is one of the leaders in printhead manufacturing, and has been doing it for decades. Steve Billow, CEO of Fujifilm Dimatix, takes us through the scope of ink and fluid deposition. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Kyocera’s Inkjet Portfolio
Product Strategy: Kyocera’s Inkjet Portfolio

Published: November 15, 2023

In this video sponsored by Kyocera, Dustin Graupman, Senior Director, Ink Jet Division, talks about the company’s long legacy in inkjet printing, specifically as a component manufacturer, and its entry into complete inkjet systems with the TASKalfa Pro 55000c. Watch Video

Ricoh Introduces the VC80000 Continuous-Feed Printer
Ricoh Introduces the VC80000 Continuous-Feed Printer

Published: November 14, 2023

On the heels of the introduction of the Z75 B2 cut-sheet inkjet press, Ricoh has introduced the VC80000 continuous-feed press, which offers significantly new technological enhancements over the VC70000. David Zwang talks to Ricoh’s Sr. Director Global Product Management Mark Little and Program Manager Continuous Feed Inkjet Nick Fiore about this announcement. Watch Video

Thought Leadership: Sun Print Solutions Shifts More Work from Offset to Production Inkjet
Thought Leadership: Sun Print Solutions Shifts More Work from Offset to Production Inkjet

Published: October 30, 2023

In this video, sponsored by HP, Jennifer Pettinger, CEO of Sun Print Solutions, talks with David Zwang. Sun Print Solutions is an 85-year-old company that produces a wide range of products, including commercial printing, direct mail, and folding cartons. The company recently upgraded to an HP PageWide T250 to expand what they can print using production inkjet. Watch Video

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