Articles By Sean Smyth

Sean Smyth is a print technologist, holding senior roles within large and small print and packaging businesses. He was involved with the first digital technology, understanding the changed business benefits the new technology could provide. As a Smithers analyst and consultant he has authored many market reports, including the Future of Digital Print & Packaging to 2026 published in 2021. He chairs the thought leading Digital Print for Packaging conferences for Smithers in the USA and Europe observing their growth over ten years, and the changing dynamic to the benefits offered from new technology. He also contributes to the Trade Press including acting as the original editor of the Digital Labels and Packaging title in the UK. He is the Group Technical Editor for Whitmar Publications Ltd.

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June 28, 2022

What has Auto-Splicing Reels Ever Done for Us?

Press manufacturers usually offer a choice of the reel handling system to their customers to meet their individual preferences. Understand your options and their cost, productivity and sustainability impact.
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June 16, 2022

How Inkjet Helps to Save the World

Digital Print & Packaging in Santa Monica covered the role of inkjet in supporting the sustainability and cost management aspirations of retailers, brands and consumers.
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June 14, 2022

The Long Unwinding Road Leads to Efficiency

Sean Smyth kicks off a series on continuous inkjet efficiency. In part 1 he interviews press OEMs on the use-cases and benefits of non-stop winding solutions for customers.
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May 19, 2022

Value Stream Mapping in Inkjet. Finding the Easy Win

The economics make inkjet attractive for short to medium runs, with the inherent flexibility and variable content capability valued by print companies and their customers.

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