Creating ‘dramatic mood themes’ through individual wall design

Creating ‘dramatic mood themes’ through individual wall design

There is no doubt that customising of products and solutions is a big trend: individually creating your own design and unique presentation is all about personal preferences and requirements. And now this trend has hit the interior designs world

IIJ Breaks New Ground with Digital Wallpaper Production

Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ), the world leader in bespoke systems for industrial inkjet printing, this week will be unveiling how companies can digitally print wallpaper at full production speeds. 

Xaar Signs Inkjet Printhead Partnership Agreement with Xerox

Xaar , the leader in industrial inkjet technology headquartered in Cambridge, UK, has signed an agreement with Xerox Corporation to partner in bulk piezoelectric (piezo) inkjet printheads.

InPrint USA: 'Focus on Leadership'- Interview with Lawrence Gamblin from Kao Collins

Back in September 2016 I heard Lawrence Gamblin from Collins Inkjet present at the IMI Inkjet Technology Showcase in Chicago. His session was both inspiring and interesting. So much so, I organised a time to speak to him about his particular entrepreneurial journey in the inkjet world. The timing of the presentation and the subsequent discussion was shortly after the announcement of Kao Corporations acquisition of Collins Inkjet. So it was a good time to discuss the achievement of Collins Inkjet and his view on trends in the market and his opinion on the future.

InPrint 2016 Shows Evolution of Inkjet for Nazdar Ink Technologies

Nazdar Ink Technologies says InPrint 2016 demonstrated the development of inkjet printing technology as visitors 'came with more answers than questions'.

Interview with InPrint Inaugural Founders Award winners: CEFLA JetSet

InPrint 2016 saw the introduction of the first InPrint Founders Award. The award is designed to profile entrepreneurialism, collaboration and innovation for the development of industrial inkjet integration. The award was also established in memory of Paolo Capano, an early supporter of InPrint, founder of Anteprima and European MD for INX Digital. Sadly he passed away suddenly in 2015.

Xaar Expands Its 3D Business with New Xaar 3D Centre and Team

Xaar Expands Its 3D Business with New Xaar 3D Centre and Team

Xaar plc, the world leader in industrial inkjet technology, is delighted to announce its new Xaar 3D Centre in Nottingham, UK.  This new facility, which opens in January 2017, will deliver 3D printing services and equipment to OEMs, material suppliers and end users.

Simon Biltcliffe: Leading a Marxist/Capitalist Business

Simon Biltcliffe runs Webmart, a successful, unconventional and creative business. His model is based upon inspiring himself and creating an environment whereby people can work to their strengths and grow. Simon describes his philosophy as being that of a Marxist/Capitalist. You may think this a contradiction in terms, but the results speak for themselves, and having an approach where people are first, and get to share in the success of the business speaks volumes. We listened to Simon….

Digital Print Packaging: Poised at the Chasm

Digital Print Packaging: Poised at the Chasm

According to brand owners speaking at the recent Smithers PIRA Digital Print for Packaging Conference in Berlin, digital print must be better, faster and perhaps, even cheaper. In this event review I outline some of the insight gathered from the event.

Being creative leads to highs and lows !

Being creative leads to highs and lows !

We often talk about Innovation and creativity being crucial for business growth, but it can often be a 'bumpy ride'. When man first flew, it gave some highs and lows and just like human flight, Innovation in business can lead to a similar trajectory.

3D Printing with Vision: Luxexcel

In recent years, 3D Printing has charted a course up Gartner's 'peak of inflated expectations', down the 'trough of disillusionment' and perhaps now it is reaching the 'escarpment of enlightenment'. This simply means that the hype surrounding 3D printing could be finally abating to reveal companies that have developed practical and clever solutions for the technology with real life, high value applications. In this blog we talk to Guido Groet who is Chief Commercial Officer at Luxexcel who explains about their technology which is about 3D printing of of ophthalmic lenses, using inkjet.

SPGPrints: The Growing Demand for Decor Solutions

I was recently invited to visit the offices of SPGPrints in Boxmeer, the Netherlands to speak to Bas Hoijtink Commercial Manager for Industrial applications and learn more about recent developments at this market leading company.

Quality and Innovation at the Heart of InPrint Italy

Quality and Innovation at the Heart of InPrint Italy

The breakthrough exhibition for the industrial print sector welcomed visitors from all over the world. Leading international companies and the most innovative SMEs from both manufacturing and print sectors had the opportunity to exchange advanced technical knowledge and to explore new partnerships in the most important market place in Italy.

GLOBAL GRAPHICS ACQUIRES TTP METEOR LIMITED.

Global Graphics SE (Euronext: GLOG) the developers of software for digital printing including the Harlequin RIP®, announces today that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of TTP Meteor Limited (“Meteor”), specialists in printhead driver systems, from the TTP Group plc (“TTP”) based near Cambridge, UK.

InPrint USA: Making Walls Dynamic, York Wallcoverings

When InPrint USA makes its debut in Orlando next spring (April 25-27, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center), print service providers will be able to explore the latest industrial print solutions for functional, decorative and package printing. Co-located with ICE USA (the International Converting Exhibition), InPrint USA will showcase an array of print technologies – from screen and specialty to digital, inkjet and 3D. 

Inkjet for Decor - Is this a dream or reality?

This is the title of my talk at IMI Europe in Amsterdam. For my talk I will be joined in part by Giorgio Macor of Kuei. The invention of the Kuei ‘haptink ink’ has gotten the industry talking about how inkjet is able to add tremendous value to decorative surfaces. But given the significant innovation such as this, why are we not seeing more obvious examples or evidence that it is being used and adopted?

Dreams, Growing Pains & Great Innovations

There is still some great content to come for InPrint 2016. On the final day here's some highlights produced by the InPrint Team to provide visitors and exhibitors with some extra value, insight and entertainment.

TTEC selects Meteor to Provide Drive Electronics for the New CF3 Printhead

Meteor further expands its product portfolio with the addition of the HDC-2TT3 Head Driver Card for use with the new Toshiba Tec CF3 printhead.

For more information, visit Meteor at InPrint in Milan from 15-17 November, 2016. Stand E51.

Agfa at InPrint 2016: All Industrial Print in One Box

Agfa Graphics demonstrates how inkjet technology enables businesses to integrate print into industrial manufacturing operations. On display at the InPrint 2016 booth are printed blisters, tubes and cans, customized shoes and chairs, personalized bottles and containers, laminate floors and furniture, wallpaper and many more, all printed with dedicated inks. Print assists the function, decoration or manufacturing on these examples and the Agfa cube really invites to re-think both manufacturing processes and end-user products.