inkjet printing

Lubrizol Acquires Diamond Dispersions Ltd

The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it has acquired Diamond Dispersions Ltd., a company exclusively focused on the production of water-based dye and pigment dispersions for inks used in digital printing. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, Diamond Dispersions has established itself as a high quality, responsive and innovative producer of dispersions, gaining a significant share in this growing niche market.

Inca: A Genius Idea

Inkjet printing has made massive inroads into new areas such as packaging, ceramics and textiles. These new and lucrative sectors offer tremendous opportunities for companies looking to provide innovative product and service solutions to new markets and territories. According to Ciara McGahey, Inca Genius, a part of Inca Digital, serves as the ‘development and manufacturing hub’ to bring those projects to reality. We talked to Ciara about Inca Genius and what it brings to the marketplace for industrial printing.

Konica Minolta: Leading the Revolution for Inkjet

Mr Akiyoshi Ohno is the Executive Officer of Konica Minolta and whilst visiting their state of the art new Demo Centre in Bregnano, nr Como in Lombardy I discovered more about his, and Konica Minolta's inkjet story.

Chemstream: Tapping into high end R&D

Chemstream is an innovative chemical R&D company with a specialty in translating material problems in sustainable formulations with a focus on high-end nano dispersions, functional coating and inkjet inks. Managing Director Frank De Voeght and I caught up recently and I found out more about this specialist chemistry company based in Belgium.

Conference Spotlight: David Lyus, GEW

David Lyus at GEW is presenting within the InPrint Forum Theatre at the InPrint Show on Thursday 12th November at 12pm.

Session title: The shared future of mercury arc and LED UV curing technologies

The best choice of UV curing technology depends on the exact printing application and will determine optimum production efficiency both in terms of performance and cost.
GEW has developed its own unique hybrid UV technology that allows a mercury arc lamp system and an LED system to work in parallel on the same machine, using the same power supply, control and lamp housing. The systems are customised to provide the correct output power, wavelength, substrate temperature and form factor for the application.  
For printers, the intelligent combination UV technologies optimises processes, maximises ink compatibility and increases machine productivity.  For printing machinery manufacturers offering a choice of mercury arc or LED curing, they are now able to eliminate variability by standardising their electrical integration for the UV across their entire product range.

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InPrint 2015 sees the start of the direct to shape revolution

InPrint Show features the largest collection of direct to shape digital inkjet printing technology anywhere in the world proving that it the revolution can begin. Interested in joining us for our webinar? Read the blog, register through the link.

Message on a bottle

InPrint 2015 will feature the world's leading companies for direct to shape printing.  This blog written by Rob Haak and commissioned by Agfa Graphics, outlines the development from labels to direct to shape includes Agfa and Xaar's development and integration success with Martens Brouwerij in Belgium and KHS Systems.

Will Coatings be the Next Big Thing for Inkjet?

I keep hearing from various sources that the next big thing for industrial inkjet is the coatings sector.

I guess it makes sense that this highly flexible technology will be appealing to an industry sector that in essence is about distributing and applying fluids to finish and complete a wide spectrum of products. Inkjet is likely able to help in this regard and whilst is unlikely to replace the mass production capacity of the existing technologies, you can see some distinct advantages for inkjet as manufacturing continues to evolve.

I just wondered if anyone else thinks that coatings could be the next big thing, and if so, why?