Datapath challenges in emerging printing applications

When any kind of image is printed with a digital inkjet process there are a number of technical problems that must be solved in order for the process to be successful. From the ink, to the head, through the electronics to the mechanics of the print engine to the software that is running it. Whatever it is, it requires a datapath. We talked to Phil Duffy at Meteor Inkjet about the growing number of industrial applications and the challenge that Meteor’s innovative technology is rising to meet.

Listening. For Archipelago, the key to developing the right solution.

In a world increasingly dominated by noise it is refreshing to learn of a business that credits their current success to listening. Asking the right questions, listening and then developing the right solution has been instrumental for Archipelago in the development of Powerdrop. Powerdrop is a new technological solution for the jetting of viscous fluids in manufacturing processes. In this interview we talk to CEO Guy Newcombe about Powerdrop and the opportunity that it presents.Guy has worked in inkjet for over 30 years. 

'Crossing the Corrugated Chasm' - A Personal Perspective - Mark Bale - DoDxAct

'Crossing the Corrugated Chasm' - A Personal Perspective - Mark Bale - DoDxAct

Corrugated printing is now mainstream, as you can see from this Amazon example, but it took time to get there and there were one or two casualties along the way. Guest Blogger - Mark Bale from DoDxAct looks at the developments in this exciting new print market.

Building to order – Bergstein, Specialists in Direct to Shape Inkjet Technology

Building to order – Bergstein, Specialists in Direct to Shape Inkjet Technology

Bergstein Digital Printing BV, located in Holland, is well known for their industrial single pass printers. I was fortunate enough to visit Bergstein BV in Kerkrade and speak to Peter about his business and his vision for the future.

METEOR INKJET FIRST TO OFFER ELECTRONICS & SOFTWARE TO DRIVE NEW PRINTHEADS FROM FUJIFILM DIMATIX

Meteor Inkjet, the leading independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, further expands its product portfolio with the addition of the HDC-SG600 Head Driver Card, Printhead Evaluation Kit and Waveform Development Kit for FUJIFILM Dimatix SG600 printheads.

InPrint Webinar: Industrial Inkjet. Is it Crossing the Chasm? Or is it Stuck in a Ravine?

We will be hosting a webinar on October 12 addressing the question. Is Industrial Inkjet Crossing the Chasm or is it Stuck in a Ravine?

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In this blog we ask the questions: is industrial inkjet now a mainstream technology with widespread use in direct to shape, decorative laminates and flexible packaging? Has it ‘crossed the chasm’ or are there a bunch of hurdles still to be overcome? In this article we pose, and answer the question as to whether we think industrial inkjet is crossing the chasm or is it in fact stuck in a ravine?

Delivering strong solutions for Stand and Show graphics for InPrint

Delivering strong solutions for Stand and Show graphics for InPrint

Do we practice what we preach ? Ever wondered what type of Print we use around our ‘Print’ events ? I chatted to Insite Graphics Director Chris Berrisford to find out more about the key trends in Digital Print that they see in the exhibition market and how Insite will be showcasing Digital Print at this year’s InPrint in Milan.

A Discussion with Xaar: Is Inkjet Crossing the Chasm into New Sectors?

At InPrint, we run surveys to gain an understanding of growth and change for industrial inkjet. However, it always helps to speak with some of the experts in technology businesses that have an independent view on a number of new sectors. Xaar is a good one to speak with regarding direct to shape and décor in particular, being an independent head manufacturer. So I had a chat with Adam Strevens who is Strategic Marketing Manager at Xaar.

Inkjet Innovation in Eindhoven with NTS

Inkjet Innovation in Eindhoven with NTS

NTS will be exhibiting for the first time in Milan in November, I caught up with Dr. Shahzad Khan, Strategic Business Developer to find out more..

METEORIC GROWTH SEES INKJET SPECIALIST EXPAND INTO NEW OFFICES

Meteor Inkjet, the leading independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, has expanded into a new location at Harston Mill near Cambridge.

Taking a Road Trip with Industrial Inkjet, Omnifire and Ritzi

In July of this year, Ritzi Automotive and Heidelberg hosted a superb open day at Ritzi Lackiertechnik premises in Trossingen. This article covers the content presented including discussion with key people at Heidelberg and Ritzi on progress in developing this new technology and applications within automotive.

Alchemie Technology expands to open an advanced high-tech digital development facility in Cambridge

As part of ambitious growth plans, Alchemie Technology Ltd has opened a digital technology development facility in central Cambridge.

XAAR's EPS BUSINESS EXPANDS TO DELIVER ENHANCED SERVICE

Xaar company Engineered Printing Solutions (EPS) will open a new office in California, USA in September, enhancing its ability to meet the needs of its many existing and potential customers on the West Coast.

Key Print Technologies for Manufacturing at InPrint 2018

There are still five months to go until the second edition of InPrint Italy, scheduled to take place at the MiCo Convention Centre in Milan 20 - 22 November 2018. 85% of the exhibition space has already been booked by big industry players as well as small- and medium-sized businesses, brought together by a strong spirit of innovation. A good start for InPrint Italy, the leading exhibition for industrial print technologies, organised by Mack Brooks Exhibitions.

3D Printing & Ecommerce: What You Need To Know?

3D Printing & Ecommerce: What You Need To Know?

3D printing is already being used at scale in the ecommerce world, but in the long term it stands to have a disruptive effect on in-house manufacturing, allowing for greater flexibility, lower costs, and (ultimately) stronger products. We have a guest blog from e-commerce Patrick Foster who looks at the opportunities and threats posed by 3d to traditional manufacturing.

GIS Celebrates Second Queen's Award for Enterprise Success

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM, visited Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) at its headquarters on Friday 13th July to present the company with its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Leading the shift from Analogue to Digital with EFI

Leading the shift from Analogue to Digital with EFI

I recently caught up with EFI Marketing Director- Reinhild Westmeyer, to find out more about their new developments and major successes in new market segments.

InPrint USA Announces Partnership with Kentucky Automotive Industry Association

The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) has signed on as an association partner of InPrint USA: The Exhibition for Industrial Print Technology taking place April 9-11, 2019 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. The partnership will be a benefit to the association’s members and InPrint USA’s exhibitors by bringing the two parties together to explore how industrial print technologies can provide new solutions for the automotive industry.