Helen Parry was formerly the Managing Director of Sawgrass and left at the back end of 2014, specifically to launch a new business called ‘Art to Life’. I talked to Helen about her new venture and what this business offers customers and why she has launched it.
The other day I read a clickbait headline, fell for it, and read about how 3D printing is “dead”. I had to read down into the article to see that the writer was really saying the consumer side of the 3D printing market is dead, but that’s why they call it clickbait. In this article Tim Greene of IDC outlines why.
The inkjet revolution in flooring has begun in terms of the integration of inkjet. In this interview Phil Jackman of SunJet explains the how the market is ready and why the structure of the industry is posing some challenges both from a technical and cultural perspective.
In this blog Frazer Chesterman interviews James Winzar Co-Director of Insite Graphics, who work with InPrint and a number of other leading print exhibitions.
Insite have developed rapidly as a full service wide format print business, who are always pushing boundaries and exploring possibilities with their digital print equipment. I was interested to know how their market has evolved in the last few years and what new opportunities technological development leads them towards.
Decor printing, in particular flooring, is considered to be one of the 'next big things' for inkjet. In this webinar, Mark Hanley of I.T. Strategies, Phil Jackman of SunJet, Klaas Kackmann-Schneider of Tarkett and Melker Ryberg of Valinge discuss the challenges, opportunities and issues of inkjet with decor.
I recently visited Edale, a UK based international company located in Fareham, near Portsmouth on England’s south coast and met with Managing Director, James Boughton. The trip was a discovery of a company that has over the past 15 years changed considerably in terms of its business model, and doubled in size as a result. Traditionally Edale has been a manufacturer of print machinery for label printing. Their primary technology was always flexographic printing. And as a business they have been active in this way for 40 years. I talked to James about the evolution of the company and their plans for the future.
With more than 130 years of history, Tarkett is a worldwide leader of innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions. A world leader in integrated flooring and sports surface solutions, Tarkett has been providing unique flooring experiences each day in homes, schools, workplaces, hospitals, retail stores, hotels, and wherever sports are played. This world leader has also been developing inkjet within its production process. We talked to Klaas Kackmann-Schneider, who is the Technology Investment Manager for Tarkett with a responsibility for industrial inkjet for the company. We talked about integrating inkjet into a company with a long standing tradition of analogue production.
The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it has acquired Diamond Dispersions Ltd., a company exclusively focused on the production of water-based dye and pigment dispersions for inks used in digital printing. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, Diamond Dispersions has established itself as a high quality, responsive and innovative producer of dispersions, gaining a significant share in this growing niche market.
Mark Ritchie has worked in the print industry for over 30 years. The last 10 years he has worked within the inkjet sector while employed at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems and more recently at Xaar. He has been involved with InPrint since its inception and has presented at a number of events, including the last InPrint exhibition in Munich. Mark is a father of three grown up children, with one granddaughter and a 20-year long passion for cycling. In this blog we discover his latest challenge to ride a stage of the Tour de France and raise money for a charity very close to his heart.
Interest is really high for direct to shape inkjet technology. Add to this, the huge possibilities with the new Heidelberg Omnifire 250 and the interest in football, you could have a match made in footballing heaven.
One of the great opportunities for Heidelberg, according to Frank Janssen, is the sports sector. And whilst the European Football Championships are in full swing, Heidelberg’s direct to shape technology is being put to good use with the digital decoration of footballs.
On 6th July in Cambridge, InPrint is hosting a Development Group Meeting for exhibitors and partners within the industrial print community. The networking dinner is sponsored by Diamond Dispersions.
The aim of the event is to provide a forum for discussion for growing industrial print. InPrint Research conducted earlier in the year revealed some key issues that may prove to be impediments to growth. InPrint is committed to helping the market develop so have created a programme that is designed to give insight and inspiration for business growth.
Inkjet printing has made massive inroads into new areas such as packaging, ceramics and textiles. These new and lucrative sectors offer tremendous opportunities for companies looking to provide innovative product and service solutions to new markets and territories. According to Ciara McGahey, Inca Genius, a part of Inca Digital, serves as the ‘development and manufacturing hub’ to bring those projects to reality. We talked to Ciara about Inca Genius and what it brings to the marketplace for industrial printing.