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.
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”
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”
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”
Agfa Graphics, which has a significant portfolio of wide format and industrial inkjet inks, has agreed a strategic alliance with Siegwerk Druckfarben, which mainly supplies inks for packaging and labels. The arrangement covers the production of digital packaging inks. Continue reading “Agfa sells part of its ink business to Siegwerk”
Axzyra has developed a fairly unique product – a small footprint Flexible conveyor-fed UV cure printer with swappable product holders – which is called the Apache Flux. Continue reading “Axzyra develops industrial printer with conveyor”
Software is often overlooked when we talk about digital printing but in most cases it’s the software that pulls the print solution together. So I was encouraged to find quite a few software companies exhibiting at the last InPrint show.
On the face of it, wide format inkjet printing does not seem like the most revolutionary print technology around. For a start, we’re mostly talking about reasonably long viewing distances so resolution and image quality isn’t as important as, say, with a label press.
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.