Managers cringe when they learn their inkjet technology vendors are consolidating. Whether a merger, acquisition, or partnership, they fear monopolistic practices that increase costs, reduce choice, and constrain innovation will result. But should they worry?
Every business innovates, solves problems and employs people. We are resilient and COVID-19 will not change that fact. Nevertheless, recovery from the pandemic will be highly irregular and uneven, requiring frequent pivots as the fluid print marketplace evolves to a new normal.
Pete Basiliere spoke with two users of high volume inkjet presses about the issues they encountered when migrating from analog or other digital technologies to inkjet. Edmundo Ortiz and Brian Dicker offered very different answers to the same question: What advice do you have for someone considering inkjet printing?
Don’t let misconceptions deter you from evaluating 3D printing within your 2D printing business, but don’t go into it blindly. Ask yourself these questions as you consider expanding your inkjet business.
3D printing is used to drive efficiencies in manufacturing everything from jet planes to prosthetics – and printing is no exception. Pete Basiliere joins Inkjet Insight with an overview of 3DP in the every day print operation.
What comes to mind when you think of inkjet printing? Do you think of substrates (papers, textiles, electronics)? Do you think of two dimensional applications (direct mail, books, ceramics)? Or do you think in three dimensions (displays, jet engines, medical implants)? Why not 3D?