Metis: From the moon to leading the digital wood decor revolution

Metis is an Italian company that specialises in designing and manufacturing high quality scanners for the reproduction industry.

Massimo Colagrande and his brother Lorenzo and sister Silvia are Metis owners and at the Decorative Surfaces Conference Massimo presented their revolutionary scanning technology for industrial digital decoration. The company was started by their father Claudio which still supervise it while Massimo, Silvia and Lorenzo are respectively in charge of design, management and production along with highly skilled and experienced team of people. 

Heidelberg Omnifire Presents at Allestire DecorLab in Milan

Allestire Decor Lab is a place where you can learn about the potential of digital interior decoration and understand how decoration can be individualized, organized by the Italian magazine Allestire which covers the world of exhibit design. From product and store designers to event managers and booth builders up unto creative directors, architects, franchisers and end customers- they all came together to see innovative products and decoration solutions and to learn about new techniques, technologies, materials and even how to develop creative projects.


Meteor Inkjet Ltd further expands its product portfolio with the addition of the HDC-GMA99 Head Driver for use with FUJIFILM Dimatix Si‐MEMS Samba™ GMA 99 printheads

I.T Strategies Review of InPrint 2017 Part 1

InPrint 2017 was the InPrint show’s fourth year in Europe and third exhibition in Germany. The show had 153 exhibitors attracting 3,000 visitors over three days at the Munich fairgrounds. This article written by expert Mark Hanley gives his independent view of the development of industrial inkjet and the key innovations and players at InPrint 2017.

GIS announces comprehensive support for Fujifilm Dimatix Samba GMA 33 & GMA 99 Printheads

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), the leading strategic partner for OEMs and system builders, announces comprehensive support of the Fujifilm Dimatix Samba GMA product line.

Leaders in Technology (LiT) Summit makes return to Cambridge for 28th June

Leaders in Technology (LiT) Summit makes return to Cambridge for 28th June

Steve Jobs once said that “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." And it is with this in mind that we are delighted to announce that the LiT (Leaders in Technology) Summit will make a return to Cambridge on 28th June, at Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College. 

Sensient Launches Latest Digital Pigment Ink set to revolutionize the Industrial Textile Printing Market

Sensient Imaging Technologies, a division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, announced today the introduction of a new range of high-performance digital pigment inks, Xennia® Emerald PC, suitable for direct printing of textiles. Based on innovative dispersion and binder technology, Xennia Emerald PC changes the game for printers by offering excellent color strength with unrivalled printing performance.

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.