• Nano Dimension to acquire Desktop Metal

    Nano Dimension to acquire Desktop Metal

    Nano Dimension, which develops 3D printers for electronics, is to acquire Desktop Metal, which mainly makes 3D printers for producing metal parts. The deal is an interesting postscript to Nano Dimensions’s efforts last year to acquire Stratasys.

  • News Digest…June 2024

    News Digest…June 2024

    June turned out to be a most entertaining month in Britain, mainly thanks to Rishi Sunak, who is still prime minister, treating the general election campaign as an extended audition for a move into light entertainment.

  • Screen demonstrates 560HDX inkjet

    Screen demonstrates 560HDX inkjet

    Screen showed off its latest single pass continuous feed inkjet press, the TruePress Jet 560HDX, at the recent Drupa show. This press can be seen as Screen’s answer to the Ricoh VC80000.

  • The economic outlook

    The economic outlook

    One of the first things that I did at Drupa was to listen to a keynote presentation at the Drupa Cube by the British economist Vicky Pryce on the state of the world’s finances. I wanted to have a good grounding in the economic realities before spending the rest of the week looking at expensive…

  • Kyocera’s challenge to graphics market

    Kyocera’s challenge to graphics market

    Kyocera Document Solutions has demonstrated its latest inkjet printer, the TaskAlfa 55000c, which was first shown at the Printing United show in the US last year but made its European debut at Drupa, though I first came across it at IGAS 2022.

  • Extra new EFI textile printer 

    Extra new EFI textile printer 

    EFI’s Reggiani subsidiary has introduced a new inkjet textile printer, the Reggiani Extra, which builds on the existing Colors machine but with double the number of printheads to expand EFI’s overall portfolio. 

  • Koenig and Bauer developing inkjet for metal 

    Koenig and Bauer developing inkjet for metal 

    Koenig and Bauer’s MetalPrint subsidiary is developing two separate UV LED inkjet systems for printing to metal for packaging and decorating applications.

  • Fujifilm develops AquaFuze with Mutoh

    Fujifilm develops AquaFuze with Mutoh

    Fujifilm has developed a new AquaFuze hybrid ink technology for the wide format market. To compliment this, Mutoh has built a 1.6m wide rollfed printer, which Mutoh calls HydrAton 1642 and which Fujifilm will sell as the Acuity Triton

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