Articles By David Zwang

David Zwang travels around the globe helping companies increase their productivity, margins and market reach. With over 40 years of industry experience, David specializes in process analysis, and strategic development of firms in the fields of publishing, packaging, design, premedia, and printing across the globe.

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April 8, 2022

Bobst and the Next Wave of Hybrid Presses

Since 2019 the market for hybrid presses has grown. Now hybrid presses are available from many manufacturers. In 2019 Bobst introduced the Master DM5, which they identified as an “All in One” press. Bobst has just-released the Digital Master 340 and Digital Master 510 based on customer feedback.
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November 17, 2021

Printing On Glass: The View of the Future Is Bright with Inkjet Technologies

Over the years, many different methods have been used to decorate glass including painting, silk screen, sandblasting, etching, and decals and cling films—and of late inkjet technology has been increasingly used. David Zwang surveys the current state of direct-to-glass printing.
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February 22, 2021

Inkjet for Corrugated Is Not Just for Short Runs

The use of production inkjet in corrugated production is ramping up at a pace of about 20% CAGR through 2025, according to Smithers. That growth includes both preprint and postprint corrugated, an important distinction, since many believe that digital print, and specifically inkjet, is only designed for short runs or on-demand applications.
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December 11, 2020

Ricoh Enters the Cutsheet Production Inkjet Press Market with a Game Changer

Ricoh is not a newcomer to production inkjet. But as a late-comer to cut-sheet production inkjet, how do you compete with both the existing B2+ and A3 presses in the market at the same time? Apparently, they figured it out!
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November 11, 2020

Hybrid and Bespoke Packaging Solutions: Using Component Technology Expands Print Options

Bespoke or “custom-built” solutions are moving print from a stand-alone process to become a part of the product manufacturing process.
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August 27, 2019

Production Inkjet – Time to Take Stock

Production inkjet solutions are proliferating. The quality of many of the solutions has finally reached that of offset, and the productivity has surpassed that of toner. There are also a lot more options and opportunities. Perhaps it is time to step back and take stock of where we are and where things could be going?
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August 6, 2019

Welcome to the Inkjet Revolution—Front Line Report from Rochester’s Mercury Printing

David Zwang cites Mercury printing as one of the most interesting and exciting printing companies he has seen. And they have made it a practice to leverage new technologies throughout the life of the company to revolutionize their business. Read coverage on their investment and integration of technology from Landa, Xerox and Manroland Goss.
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August 1, 2019

Throwback Thursday with Landa and Zwang

Editor’s Note: Last month we published an article by David Zwang on Landa’s first S10P duplex press beta site, Mercury Printing in Rochester, N.Y titled “Landa: And They’re Off!” With
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July 9, 2019

Landa: And They’re Off…

Benny Landa first introduced the concept of “Nanography” at drupa 2012. There was a reaffirmation of the introduction at drupa 2016, and since then, lots of quiet. It turns out the quiet was self-imposed, and in the interim Landa has been very busy building an organization and shipping presses.

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