Category: Industrial Printing

  • Ricoh offers ValveJet heads

    Ricoh offers ValveJet heads

    Ricoh has highlighted its ValveJet printheads at the Fespa show, with the announcement that these are now being offered to OEM customers for a variety of industrial applications.

  • Epson builds new printhead factory

    Epson builds new printhead factory

    Epson has built a new factory to increase production capacity of its MicroTFP (Thin Film Piezo) inkjet printheads. The new factory, which cost ¥3.5 billion, roughly £19.4 million, sits alongside Epson’s existing Akita facility in Japan. 

  • Codpad chooses Xaar

    Codpad chooses Xaar

    Codpad, a Chinese company that produces inkjet coding and marking machines, has opted to use Xaar printheads as it looks to expand its product portfolio. Up to now, Codpad has specialised in CIJ and TIJ printers but is now branching out and exploring piezo printheads for a new range of printers.

  • Fiery teams up with GIS

    Fiery teams up with GIS

    Fiery and Global Inkjet Systems have signed a technology partnership to develop new inkjet print systems for the industrial market. 

  • JITF part 1: Building a community

    JITF part 1: Building a community

    Recently I returned to Japan to cover the second outing of the Japan Inkjet Technology Fair, having written about last year’s inaugural event. It’s a small, tightly focussed show that offers a unique perspective on the Japanese inkjet industry, as well as a chance to catch up with old friends.

  • Inkcups announces XJet Switch DtO printer

    Inkcups announces XJet Switch DtO printer

    Inkcups, which makes a range of direct-to-object printers, has introduced a new printer, the Xjet Switch, which is designed for printing both direct-to-bag – meaning tote bags – and hard goods such as notebooks and other promotional items. 

  • Kyocera acquires Nixka

    Kyocera acquires Nixka

    Kyocera will acquire 100 percent of the French company Nixka, which develops inkjet print engines

  • Excelitas Technologies acquires Phoseon

    Excelitas Technologies acquires Phoseon

    Phoseon, which makes LED curing systems, has been acquired by Excelitas Technologies

  • Japan Inkjet Technology Fair takes off

    Inkjet is still a relatively new technology and there’s a regular flow of new processes and techniques so it’s useful to have events where people can catch up and learn about the latest ideas. 

  • Ricoh and Konica Minolta show new heads at JITF

    Ricoh and Konica Minolta have both taken advantage of the inaugural Japan Inkjet Technology Fair in Tokyo, Japan, to show off new printheads, each aimed at different areas of industrial printing.

  • Agfa Q3 results show net loss

    Agfa’s latest financial results for its third quarter show that its revenues are up from €439 million in Q3 last year to €474 million last year. However, once restructuring costs and taxes are taken into account, the group posted a net loss of €17 million.

  • Fujifilm to work with Barberan

    Fujifilm has announced that after two years of discussions it is now working together with Barberán to develop a single pass inkjet press aimed at the sign and display market.