Agfa sells part of its ink business to Siegwerk

March 5, 2018

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”

Curves and colours

January 17, 2018

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.

Debbie Thorpe, Business Development director for Global Inkjet Systems (GIS).

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Going beyond wide format

January 2, 2018

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.

The Durst Alpha production textile printer.

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Industrial printing at InPrint

December 12, 2017

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.

These samples from the Colorgate stand show the interest in direct to object printing for packaging.

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Fujifilm and Inca’s industrial gamble

December 4, 2017

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.

Fujifilm has developed this industrial printer, the Acuity B1, in conjunction with Inca Digital, which sells it as the Onset M.

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Additive or industrial printing?

November 13, 2017

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.

Formnext is the main European show for 3D printing.

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