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.

Roland Hero Customer Spotlight – Gemanco Design

When it comes to interior décor, whether for the home or commercial environment, today’s consumers are increasingly searching out personalised products and designs which are unique to them and make them stand out from the crowd. A great example is Gemanco Design using Roland DG digital print technology who has made a name for itself as an expert in custom-printed wallpapers, wall stickers, tailor-made resin mosaics and much more.

Technological Developments in InMold that may interest the Industrial Print Community

In-Mold Decorating (IMD) or in-Mold labelling (IML) is a process for decorating or labelling injection molded plastic parts or components during the plastic injection molding cycle. How does it relate to developments in industrial inkjet?

In-Mold has long been used in applications from hand-held electronic devices to components in automobile dashboards, in-mold decorating rewards the end-user with high-quality, long-lasting products such as cars.

For Sensient: The Future is Water

Sensient is a leader in development and supply of innovative digital inkjet inks for textile, industrial and specialty printing markets with a focus on sustainability. Highly experienced in sublimation printing, Sensient’s acquisition of Xennia Technology in 2015 added reactive, acid and pigment inks to enable a portfolio of inks to print onto any textile. We talked to Simon Daplyn who is leading Sensient into new industrial applications, and we ask him his view of the development of the technology into new markets.

ColorGATE - Committed to Color

ColorGATE - Committed to Color

For over 20 years, ColorGATE has been supporting the printing industry with its colour competence on its way from analogue to digital printing and the future of Print 4.0. Their customers rely on the innovative software solutions, RIP Software, and printer driver technology for Commercial and Industrial Printing. I recently interviewed their CEO - Thomas Kirschner.

Strong stand sales for InPrint USA 2019

Strong stand sales for InPrint USA 2019

After five months, exhibit sales for InPrint USA: The International Exhibition of Print Technology for Industrial Manufacturing is seeing strong interest with over a third of exhibit space sold. The second edition of InPrint USA is scheduled for April 9-11, 2019 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

INPRINT ITALY 2018: A GLIMPSE AT THE NEW EXHIBITORS

INPRINT ITALY 2018: A GLIMPSE AT THE NEW EXHIBITORS

InPrint Italy 2018 is already shaping up to be a very exciting and dynamic edition. With seven months to go until show time, and with 100 exhibitors and 85 % of the hall sold , this year's edition will again be Italy’s showcase for high-level expertise, cutting-edge technology, product launches and numerous industrial print solutions.

Phoseon Technology - A business story of light and time

Rob Karsten is EMEA Director for Phoseon Technology in Europe. As the world leader in UV LED industrial curing, Phoseon provides the broadest portfolio of LED-based solutions for printing, coating, and adhesive applications and is a sponsor at the forthcoming LiT Summit in Cambridge. Phoseon has been an impressive success story since their launch in 2002 and now employs +150 people worldwide and has recently added 50% more capacity in their factory to cope with demand. Ahead of LiT we ask Rob some questions.

InPrint Italy 2018 - Featuring Leaders in Industrial Print Technology

InPrint Italy is the industry’s showcase for high-level expertise, cutting-edge technology, product launches and numerous industrial print solutions. The wide range of industrial functional and decorative printing on display includes speciality, screen, digital, inkjet and 3D technologies

Sponsors Announced for InPrint LiT Summit 28th June

Ricoh, Phoseon, Cyan-Tec and Integration Technology have confirmed to participate at the LiT Summit as Sponsors. The event is uniquely aimed at providing a forum for business growth for the industrial inkjet industry.

A Spicy Conversation with Kevin Goemmine, CHILI publish

Kevin Goemmine is CEO of CHILI publish and is speaking at the LiT Summit on 28th June in Cambridge. CHILI publish is a ground-breaking software business and we caught up with Kevin to talk background, vision and his view on leadership and entrepreneurship. 

Cutting Edge Technology - An interview with Clayton Sampson

Clayton Sampson will be speaking at the Leaders in Technology Summit in Cambridge on 28th June. He is recognised as an innovator in the world of inkjet and Cyan Tec is blazing a future with exciting new projects and applications for industrial inkjet. In this article he explains more, and his view on the present challenges and future opportunities of industrial inkjet.

Bringing a brand to life: An interview with Mike Grehan, LifeArt

LifeArt is a unique business and Mike Grehan is the Executive Chairman & CEO. Established to produce eco-friendly, personalised affordable coffins, this business is on a steep growth curve. He is an inspiring entrepreneur and we talked to Mike to discover more about this business and what drives him to succeed. Mike will be presenting at LiT18 in Cambridge, UK on 28th June.

Tales from Adventures on Print Island. By a storyteller…

Richard Askam has become a bell weather speaker in the global print industry and a 'go-to' person for insight and independent expertise for print innovation. Richard has become known through his innovative work with Coke, but added to this he took a traditional family business in the wine trade and successfully evolved it to become an innovative leader in its field. At last year’s LiT he was voted joint top speaker with Simon Biltcliffe and in advance of his session this year in Cambridge we asked him a few questions about his presentation, his business experience, his love of performing, and storytelling.

How do we tell a good story? We asked LiT Keynote Simon Burton to reveal some secrets ahead of his talk...

Simon Burton is CEO of Exposure Communications and a serial entrepreneur. Simon is delivering the Keynote at this year’s LiT (Leaders in Technology) Summit in Cambridge on 28th June. Ahead of this, we ask him some questions about his talk and the art, and science, of storytelling.

METEOR INKJET’S PARENT, GLOBAL GRAPHICS PLC, IN TOP 1000 INSPIRATIONAL UK COMPANIES

Meteor Inkjet’s parent company, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG), has appeared in the 2018 London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 companies to inspire Britain, an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. Global Graphics is a developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design, supplying technology globally to leading manufacturing brands such as HP, Canon, Ricoh, Mercedes Benz and Siemens. Together with its sister companies, Global Graphics Software and URW Type Foundry, Meteor Inkjet contributed significantly to this accolade.

So just how important is storytelling for business? Very, and it is all about 'pathos' 'logos' and 'ethos'

For new business, for motivation, and for any form of communication, storytelling is extremely important. Particularly for a business or product that is pushing boundaries, challenging tradition, or disrupting markets. This blog takes a closer look, in advance of the LiT Summit in Cambridge on 28th June.

Simon Biltcliffe: Leading a Marxist/Capitalist Business

Simon Biltcliffe will again be a part of the content programme for LiT (Leaders in Technology) which takes place on 28th June in Cambridge - this time he will be having a fireside chat with Frazer Chesterman. 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….