Last month I attended the Leaders in Technology conference in Cambridge, UK, which is organised by FM Brooks who are the folks behind the InPrint and Pure Digital shows. Tradeshows by their nature are about sales opportunities and this annual conference largely deals with how to sell industrial printing.
Adobe has announced version 5 of its Adobe PDF Print Engine, or APPE, which is the RIP engine that underpins many of the most common prepress workflows. This has been updated to keep up with the latest inkjet printing technology. Continue reading “Adobe updates PDF Print Engine”
MapleJet, based in Toronto, Canada, has developed a new series of coding and marking printers, the ProDigit 70, designed for printing to porous substrates such as corrugated boxes. Continue reading “MapleJet uses Xaar head for coding and marking”
In recent years Fespa has hosted a growing number of textile printers of all shapes and sizes aimed at everything from soft signage to garment production, which has reflected the chaotic state of this emerging market.
Mouvent, which is effectively the inkjet subsidiary of Bobst, has signed a number of strategic partnerships with the principal distributors of textile printing solutions in Italy, Turkey, India and China. Continue reading “Mouvent strengthens textiles position”
Smurfit Kappa, which is one of Europe’s largest producers of corrugated packaging, has invested in EFI’s Nozomi inkjet printer. Continue reading “Smurfit Kappa picks EFI Nozomi”
Kornit will introduce a new Storm HD6 garment printer at next week’s Fespa show, effectively updating the Storm platform with the HD technology. Continue reading “Kornit adds HD printing to Storm series”
In a couple of week’s time many of us will head over to Berlin for this year’s Fespa show and it’s a good bet that many of the new printers on show will be fitted with LED lamps for UV curing.
Mimaki Europe has solidified its relationship with its Italian distributor, Bompan, by setting up a joint venture, Mimaki Bompan Textile, albeit with Mimaki owning 51 percent of the new company. Continue reading “Mimaki joint textile venture with Bompan”
Mimaki has embraced the Internet of Things (IoT) by developing a new Digital Printing Connection, to encourage customers to incorporate Mimaki printers into production lines for unattended on-demand production. Continue reading “Mimaki hints at industrial print ambitions”