Scodix launches two new finishing presses

February 15, 2019

Scodix, which has developed a range of digital enhancement presses, has launched two new models, the Ultra 101 and Ultra 202, which appear to have replaced the previous product range. The Scodix machines allow printers to add a range of additional effects to add value to print jobs.

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Kodak updates Prosper Imprinting heads

February 14, 2019

Kodak has developed a new imprinting solution, Prosper Plus, which is targeted at the packaging industry for applications such as folding cartons, food wraps, paper cups and plates, and ream wraps. This is based on Kodak’s existing Stream continuous inkjet technology.

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CFH Docmail invests in Canon inkjet

January 11, 2019

CFH Docmail Ltd, a UK based transactional and mailing printer, has signed a five-year contract with Canon for an Océ ColorStream 6000 Chroma continuous inkjet web press. This contract, which is worth £3 million, resulted from a competitive two-year Request for Proposal, or RFP. 

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Looking ahead

January 7, 2019

I thought it would be useful to start the year with a story looking at the ongoing themes that I’m aiming to cover in more detail on this website throughout the course of this year. 

Under the covers of the Mouvent LB701 UV press – the black boxes at the top are the printhead clusters.
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Kodak to supply toner tech for 3D printing

November 6, 2018

Earlier this year Stratasys set up a new company, Evolve Additive Solutions, to develop a new approach to 3D printing called Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process, or STEP.  Evolve has now chosen to work with Kodak and its Nexpress electrophotographic printers. Continue reading “Kodak to supply toner tech for 3D printing”

Global Graphics and the price of success

November 1, 2018

Two weeks ago I reported on the proposed acquisition of Global Graphics by Congra Software and I think this is worth a more detailed look if only to see some of the thinking that goes behind acquisitions like this.

Global Graphics has developed screening tools to counter problems such as mottling, sometimes called the orange peel effect, which occurs when the ink film cracks as it dries or cures.

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Ricoh to acquire LAC inkjet

October 30, 2018

Ricoh is set to buy LAC Corporation, which is said to have unique inkjet technology that supports printing on three-dimensional surfaces. Ricoh has already identified industrial printing as one of its three growth strategies, and this acquisition will help with that. Continue reading “Ricoh to acquire LAC inkjet”