Direct-to-Plastic Printing: Pad Printing vs. Digital Inkjet

Direct-to-Plastic Printing: Pad Printing vs. Digital Inkjet

Julian Joffe of Engineered Printing Solutions discusses some of the developments in pad printing and inkjet, what those developments will mean for the industry in the coming years and advises on the aspects to consider when deciding which technology is the best for any given product.

Printed Electronics: An interview with Arne Casteleyn from Quad Industries

Printed Electronics: An interview with Arne Casteleyn from Quad Industries

Quad Industries has been at the forefront of applied electronics for more than 20 years, specializing in the development and manufacturing of user interfaces and control panels for both consumer and industrial applications.

IIJ USA Expands and Welcomes Courtney Marshall and Stuart Hill as Account Managers

IIJ USA Expands and Welcomes Courtney Marshall and Stuart Hill as Account Managers

Industrial Inkjet Ltd USA (IIJ USA), the fast-expanding manufacturer of industry leading digital print engines based on Konica Minolta inkjet printheads, is proud to announce the addition of Courtney Marshall and Stuart Hill as Account Managers to the team in Golden, CO.

Inkjet Printing for the Decoration Industry

Interior and exterior decoration are favorite fields of exploration for inkjet printing. Yet, as the world of decoration is very diverse, it is absolutely necessary to study each application in detail in order to develop inkjet printing solution that allow the industry to move to digital.

Inkjet Printing for the Wood Industry

Inkjet printing is now really finding its way in industrial environments. One example is the wooden pallet manufacturing industry. Without doubt, you will have seen the EUR or EPAL logos on the sides of these pallets.

Moving onto Another Level: Industrial Inkjet at InPrint Italy 2018

120 leading companies from 21 countries are making their preparations for InPrint Italy, the exhibition of industrial printing technology taking place at the MiCo - Milano Congressi in Milan from 20 to 22 November.

Putting the ink into inkjet - Mexar

Mexar is a UK based inkjet ink development company that works with OEMs’, end users and other ink companies to develop inks for textiles, décor and other industrial print markets. Established in 2008 by Andy Hancock and Roger Tirrell – the business has grown into an innovative developer that plays a key role for inkjet in unlocking new market potential. Ahead of their first exhibiting appearance at InPrint, we talked to Andy Hancock about the business and the development of industrial inkjet.

InPrint Interview – Ronald van den Broek

Ahead of InPrint 2018, I recently interviewed Ronald van den Broek who is the General Manager of Sales at Mimaki Europe about the industrial print innovators background and view of the development and future of industrial printing.

Ricoh to acquire ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH, an industrial printing software company

TOKYO, November 12, 2018 – Ricoh Company, Ltd. today announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH (hereafter “ColorGATE”), a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management. This acquisition is designed to strengthen Ricoh’s growing industrial printing business. The transfer of shares is scheduled to complete on November 30, 2018.

InkDock™ Success Story

Since the announcement of InkDock™ at InPrint 2017, this highly versatile and compact ink supply system for industrial recirculating inkjet heads has been in great demand.

Vertical printing and varnish application shown live by Seiko Instruments at InPrint 2018

Just like the years before Seiko Instruments GmbH will be represented as a constant value of the InPrint Show this year in Milan as well.

We will be focusing on vertical printing with the RC1536-L printhead. It will be demonstrated by the newly launched coding machine X1Jet SX from Bluhm Systeme GmbH with a print speed of up to 150 m/min.

InPrint 2018: Heidelberg Expects Keen Interest in Customized Printing on Objects

The general trend toward customization is a hallmark of the digital age. The option of custom-enhancing high-quality mass-produced items and thus reaching consumers or customers on a personal level opens up attractive new and profitable business models for manufacturers of branded goods and industrial production companies. As a result, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is expecting a high level of interest in the possibilities for custom-finishing and printing on objects at InPrint 2018, which is taking place from November 20 to 22 in Milan.

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. 


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.


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.