Combination Creates Largest Specialty Papers Business in North America Advanced Capabilities Establish Pixelle as Specialty Papers “Center of Excellence”
Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies, one of North America’s largest independent distributors of media for business communications, recently launched a new and innovative Specialty Media catalog for offset and digital sheet fed printers. The all-inclusive catalog merges media for major sheet fed print technologies into one unique publication. Offset, HP Indigo and Dry Toner substrates are all featured within one book.
In January, Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. and OKI Data Corporation, the OKI Group’s printer company, concluded an exclusive international sales agreement for the distribution of OKI Data’s wide format inkjet printers. Under the terms of this agreement, the two companies will expand their sales alliance in Japan, announced in March 2019, to encompass overseas sales.
Jeff Matos shares his experience migrating to the 4th generation of inkjet at Broadridge Financial Solutions including special considerations for MICR and his experience with the RICOH Pro VC4000 in all its configurations.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in world-class printing technology, today announced the official launch of the MGI JETvarnish 3D One, a simple, compact and affordable digital embellishment press that provides sensory print applications for printers of every size.
Inkjet Insight talks to Phil Self a VP at Ricoh USA, Inc. about its recent customer event. The event focused on opportunities for using inkjet within commercial and direct marketing business.
In 2020, Inkjet Insight will be expanding coverage of inkjet’s role in growth markets like packaging and industrial while we continue to keep you informed about application segments where inkjet is fully entrenched. This week we got some great Direct-to-Object stories from Richard Romano.
Our latest research surveys production inkjet users on requirements for print quality measurement when qualifying papers for use on inkjet presses and their satisfaction with OEM services related to meeting those requirements. Executive summary available to all. Premium members can download 18 page report.
Our most recent white paper, sponsored by RICOH, examines the many factors that combine to create a quality inkjet solution for a particular market need. The production workflow and quality sensitivity varies significantly from one application segment to another. While some companies may be replacing one technology platform with another, others are challenged to maintain compatibility between inkjet and toner or offset platforms.
Ashley Maydak of Domtar Paper talks to Elizabeth Gooding about helping printing organizations help their customers with selecting papers in order to manage expectations and grow pages.
Plumb Marketing charts a course for continued growth through investment in multiple types of inkjet technology and diversification of their services and applications.
COASO utilizes Memjet’s DuraFlex™ printing technology to develop a new class of high-performance label printer
Release from Kodak on growth in the personal care market, a $188B industry, expected to grow to over $230B by 2022. Inkjet Printing Solutions now offer the same advantages as flexographic printing in terms of speed, quality and cost with both digital hybrid printing in this market.
A look at the planning, onboarding and post sales initiatives at Canon Solutions America that go into ensuring long-term success with an inkjet investment.
Pixelle Specialty Solutions has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire specialty paper mills in Jay (“Androscoggin”), ME and Stevens Point, WI from Verso Corporation.
Cary Sherburne and Elizabeth Gooding talk about the growing market for on-demand textiles and opportunities for commercial printers to get in the game. If you’re interested in this market, Cary says “Do it now!.”
We asked Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies “what is the coolest thing about inkjet?” His answer might surprise you.
Inkjet Insight’s Finishing Finder can help to quickly narrow the field of finishing equipment for further evaluation based on specific search criteria such as company, functionality, and roll or sheet input. Access it here: https://apps.inkjetinsight.com/finishing-finder/
Get the latest Inkjet Insight white paper “Experience, Relationships and Inkjet in the Commercial Printing Marketplace.” Download for free compliments of Komori.
We picked up some new pricing and details on the RISO Valezus T2100 in Dallas last week. Check out this overview and video of the RISO booth at Printing United.
Francis McMahon and Eric Hawkinson of Canon Solutions America discuss overcoming the challenge of delivering value when customers don’t fully understand requirements and the need to deliver continuous innovation in the form of field-upgradable inkjet platforms.
Press Release from Issuing Company Komori Corporation announces it has reached an agreement with Shinwa Factory to conduct field testing of the 40-inch Sheetfed Nanographic Printing® System, Impremia NS40. …
Where are OEMS most likely to invest their R&D dollars? Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies joins again for an overview of the factors impacting investment in B1, B2 and B3 sheet-fed presses from OEM and customer perspectives.
Many print organization struggle with large or poorly formatted PDF files that drag down the whole production process. This was the driver behind Solimar ReadyPDF.
Kurt Ruppel of IWCO Direct talks about their mixed-process environment and why is pays to think of an inkjet device as a press.