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.
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.
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”
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”