Last month I spent some time at the InPrint show in Frankfurt, Germany, which is shaping up to be one of the more interesting annual events, as far as inkjet technology goes.
One of the more interesting bits of hardware at last month’s InPrint show was the Fujifilm Acuity B1. In most graphics printing the machine is developed around the actual printing, which is the end goal of the process. But for industrial applications the printer has to be developed around whatever manufacturing process the printing has to fit into, which pushes up the cost of developing the print system.
This week we have two trade shows to choose between, Formnext in Frankfurt and InPrint in Munich, both interesting in their own right and ostensibly targeting different markets but both involving printing technology as a manufacturing process.
Ricoh is showing off a new direct to garment printer at this week’s Ipex show. Actually, the Ri6000 is one of two direct to garment printers that Ricoh announced back in May this year. Continue reading “Ricoh demonstrates garment printers”
Engineered Printing Solutions (EPS), a US-based subsidiary of Xaar, has developed a direc to object printer, the Roto-Jet, which it will show at this month’s InPrint show. Continue reading “EPS develops Roto-Jet object printer”
EFI has revealed it is in the midst of selling its Jetrion inkjet label presses business whilst reporting disappointing figures for the third quarter of this year.
Tonejet, which makes advanced electro-static drop-on-demand digital print engines, will be demonstrating its Cyclone inkjet printing direct to drinks cans at the InPrint show in Munich, next month. Continue reading “Tonejet to show Cyclone can printer”
Sawgrass Technologies and Technotape International have worked together to develop a new production solution designed specifically for 3D sublimation, which was demonstrated at last week’s SGIA show in New Orleans, USA. Continue reading “Sawgrass teams up with Technotape”