Xeikon launches Sirius platform

6th April 2020

Xeikon has announced the fifth generation of its dry toner technology, named Sirius, along with the first press to benefit from this, the SX30000. At the same time, Xeikon has also updated its Cheetah labels and packaging platform and announced a new entry-level label press, the CX300.

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Heidelberg restructures, abandons Primefire

30th March 2020

Heidelberg has announced a radical restructuring plan, which is aimed at clearing its debts but also essentially rethinks its approach to digital printing of packaging.

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HP revamps Indigo line-up

20th March 2020

Earlier this week I wrote about two new Indigo presses, the series 5 100K sheetfed and the series 6 V12 label press. But HP has also announced eight other new presses, though these are updates to existing models, and in most cases, relatively minor updates. I’ll cover the new machines first before turning to the significance of these announcements. 

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This is not a drill

10th March 2020

There’s a fine line in reporting on a crisis, with an obvious journalistic need to provide information, but without spreading panic. Nonetheless, with the Covid-19 strain of the Corona virus continuing to spread globally it’s time to assess its impact on the graphics and industrial printing markets.

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Epson, printheads and partnerships

2nd March 2020

A few weeks ago, whilst in Japan, I met with Minoru Usui, president and CEO of Epson, who has largely been responsible for overseeing the development of the company’s thin film micro piezo printheads, including the latest generation PrecisionCore heads.

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Japan Inkjet Business Conference Pt 2

10th February 2020

In the first part of this story I covered those presentations that dealt with practical issues from printheads to pumps. But there was also a more philosophical side to some of the presentations, which helped to give the conference a more rounded feel.

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