Used in the U.S. for 40 years, Vote-By-Mail is a lucrative opportunity for firms with secure inkjet printing and in-house mail operations.
Global supply chain issues in 2020 raised awareness of 3D printing’s potential as printing companies raced to produce protective equipment. Will 2021 bring expanded use of 3D printing among printers?
Kornit Digital, a leading provider of inkjet presses for the textiles and apparel industry, recently expanded its relationship with Amazon, which agreed to purchase $400 million of Kornit’s printers and supplies over five years. Buyers of digital textile printers should monitor Kornit’s growth and Amazon’s expanding in-house printing initiative that, combined, could shape the industry’s future.
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?