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.
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.
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.
Electron beam (ebeam) technology is a physical way to do chemistry. By applying energy from electrons to a polymerisable ink formulation, an ink can be turned from liquid to solid in milliseconds.
As part of ambitious growth plans, Alchemie Technology Ltd has opened a digital technology development facility in central Cambridge.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.