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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.