Digital Print for Packaging: Making a Break for it

Well, for the first blog after the Christmas break when so much packaging around the world has been devoured and disposed of, it seems apt to share an update on the packaging sector for digital printing. Back in December, I attended the Digital Print for Packaging Conference run by Smithers PIRA in Berlin, and it was clear to me that digital print in the packaging sector is certainly making a break for it, and regardless of all the hype surrounding personalised Nutella, Coke and now Nestle's Kit Kat, it has really moved to another level.

InPrint 2017: Industrial Print Moves onto Another Level

he third edition of InPrint in Germany was held from 14 – 16 November 2017, at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. The exhibition was, once again, able to attract some 3,000 high-profile industry professionals, including inventors and integrators as well as printing and production specialists from various industry sectors.

Tailor made for industry, the Roland DG S-series printers: bespoke, modular and future-proof printing

Tailor made for industry, the Roland DG S-series printers: bespoke, modular and future-proof printing

Roland DG recently showcased their newly-launched VersaUV S-Series UV-LED printer at InPrint in Munich. Visitors were captivated by the S-Series printing logos directly onto footballs - find out more here.

Partners in print integration – when 1 + 1 = 3

Partners in print integration – when 1 + 1 = 3

Any industrial change that affects a manufacturing process requires a lot of expertise, planning and testing. As requirements become more specific and involve complex technologies, partnering with a number of experts is key. This also applies to the integration of print in a production flow.

Join us for the Decor Panel at InPrint 2017 14th November

On Tuesday 14th November at 10.30, at InPrint I will be hosting a special discussion at the InPrint Show with 4 leaders from the world of print technology about the growing opportunity for décor production. 

Large-area industrial printing: World first launched at InPrint 2017  – The printing  of large format but not as you know it

Are you looking for a way to increase your profits, while retaining uniqueness? The designers and developers of the company Aroja Xorfex are just bringing something unique in the world to the market. Personalized design, that is the direction of how to be unique, completely original and who knows, perhaps even the first.

Raising Uptime of Industrial Print Solutions with Versatile Ink Sets from Agfa

The adoption of inkjet printing technology in industrial environments is taking a flight. Both single-pass and multi-pass solutions offer new, creative opportunities. Besides digital printers that address the markets of label and carton box printing in particular, also new solutions to print on objects, finished packaging and decorative surfaces are now being presented.

Industrial Print Excellence in the Spotlight: InPrint Innovation Awards sponsored by Ricoh

Voting has now closed for the new Innovation Awards acknowledging progressive
developments and partnerships that drive important changes in industrial print and
manufacturing. The winners will be announced at the InPrint 2017 exhibition taking place from 14 - 16 November 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.

SIC-UK at InPrint 2017

SIC-UK have developed a new set of inks with enhanced adhesion. The inks are designed for use in High Resolution DOD inkjet printers such as the ones powered by the Xaar 128 heads. Read about their participation at InPrint 2017 here.

USHIO at InPrint 2017

USHIO at InPrint 2017

Read about Ushio's participation at the InPrint Show 2017. USHIO’s varied, custom designs, in the forms of the A, E and i-Series, are developed around the unique functions of the numerous applications in the commercial and industrial UV curing and printing industries. With features such as water-cooling, air-cooling and dimming, each user can be sure that their specific needs are met.


Where would you place industrial inkjet on the Hype Cycle?

Where would you place industrial inkjet on the Hype Cycle?

Growth predictions made by respondents to InPrint Surveys from 2014-17 have shown strong growth with a peak in 2016 making way for still strong, but more conservative estimates. This begs the question, where is Industrial Inkjet on the Hype Cycle? Why not give your opinion?

Thinking inside of the box: go for all-digital printing

Well-designed packaging aims to stand out on the shelves, to better target customers, and ultimately to generate more sales. The demand for digital printing systems is clearly on the rise in the packaging industry. The advantages they bring and availability of specific inks for various digital printing applications answer the need for shorter and more targeted print runs. Moreover, the ability to print directly on objects offers potential additional value as it allows for personalization or mass customization and can even add traceability of products and their packaging.

Increased need for security labels calls for accuracy, speed and durability

Increased need for security labels calls for accuracy, speed and durability

The requirement for safety signage and security labels shows no signs of slowing down. Frazer Chesterman finds out more from the team at Roland DG.

GIS to Debut Advances in Direct to Shape Printing at InPrint 2017 ​

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS)will showcase its latest innovative solutions for complex industrial applications in functional and decorative printing at InPrint 2017 in Munich.Senior members of the GIS team will be available on the GIS booth (Hall A6 Stand 548) to discuss our collaborative approach to solving demanding inkjet manufacturing and production issues. Read more about it here.


This year’s InPrint show in Munich will see Xaar’s Chris Noble highlight how inkjet – and Xaar technology, in particular – is transforming 3D Printing from a prototype industry to volume production.

Is Industrial Inkjet Still the Rising Star in the World of Print?

If you are reading this, you may want to introduce inkjet into your manufacturing production. And you could be thinking to yourself. How difficult or easy is it? And what are the challenges and the opportunities?

Leading people into new places: Inca Digital

I recently caught up with John Mills, CEO of Inca Digital one of our exhibitors at InPrint 2017 in Munich in November. I had the opportunity to find out more about John, his view of leadership and the developments he is implementing at the Cambridge-based inkjet pioneer.  

Personalization as a megatrend - Heidelberg showcasing digital printing solutions at InPrint 2017

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be presenting digital printing solutions for the automotive sector at stand 372 at InPrint 2017 in Munich from 14 to 16 November. These solutions help providers from the sector to offer their customers personalized, attractive products – using digitally realized designs that are in ever greater demand given the megatrend of personalization.

Tonejet brings direct-to-can digital printing to InPrint Munich 2017

Tonejet brings direct-to-can digital printing to InPrint Munich 2017

Responding to growing demands for greater flexibility for shorter-run, multi-version beverage packaging, Tonejet, the only manufacturer of advanced electro-static drop-on-demand digital print engines, will put the spotlight on digital printing direct to the can at InPrint in Munich (14-16th November).