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Packaging Innovation – Inside Out with Inkjet

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Last week, David Zwang, Editor of WhatTheyThink and Mary Schilling, Partner at Inkjet Insight provided an overview of new and exciting developments coming to market that address packaging during Inkjet Insight’s Inkjet Innovation week. Here’s an overview of top trends and market entrants in all segments of inkjet for packaging.

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Evergreen Packaging Releases TruSpec® Coated Inkjet Papers Featuring HP ColorPRO Technology

By Inkjet Insight / Published:

Evergreen Packaging® today announced the release of TruSpec® Inkjet Book with ColorPRO Technology, a new digital coated matte paper developed in conjunction with HP. Evergreen is the only North American coated paper producer utilizing cutting edge HP ColorPRO technology. Learn more about Evergreen Packaging and HP during Inkjet Innovation Week beginning June 15.

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Direct-to-Object and More in 2020

By Inkjet Insight / Published:

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.

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Personalization at Scale

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Customization and personalization is now happening throughout the supply chain. Data on customer buying preferences – what, where and how they buy – is driving change in inventory management, distribution, product design and marketing.

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A Market Map Puts Everything in Perspective

By Andy Gordon / Published:

Inkjet Insight maps out I.T. Strategies North American print volume data to explore opportunities for production inkjet technologies. The map looks packaging, publishing, and document application categories. Production inkjet has been successful with applications that have light ink coverage printed on uncoated stocks … namely, transactional, direct mail, and some book applications. Many of these applications were converted from high-speed roll-fed toner devices and inkjet provided economic and process benefits and by adding color. Inkjet also provided the ability to add value to printed pages. It’s useful to look at the entire market to help put this area of success in perspective and to think about the requirements for expanding adoption.

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The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023 – Highlights

By Inkjet Insight / Published:

Highlights from the latest Smithers Pira report: The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023 project that the value of the global inkjet market will rise at 9.4% over the next five years. As the global print market transforms, shifts in buyer demands—short runs, versioned and personalized products—and higher quality are aligning with the capabilities of inkjet. This is making it a key focus for technology developers. This analysis shows that inkjet will grow by deepening its penetration into existing markets and exploiting new emergent market opportunities through 2023.

Inkjet in label printing – part 2

By Chris Lynn / Published:

Chris Lynn continues his packaging series with a look at what has held inkjet back in
the label market and, by extension, what has caused even slower adoption in the rest of the
packaging market – and how these limitations are being overcome.

Potential for Inkjet in Packaging

By Chris Lynn / Published:

The package printing climate is changing, and waves of new technology are breaking on the shores of short-run work, but the packaging mainland is mostly unaffected so far. Chris Lynn offers insights on the packaging market for inkjet.

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EFI Inkjet Innovation in New Hampshire

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

This week I had the opportunity to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new 225,000 square foot EFI innovation center in Londonderry New Hampshire. In his opening remarks Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI said “the future of packaging is inkjet printing” and based on EFI’s massive investment in this very impressive facility, they are ready to meet demand.

Screening Software Drives Inkjet Quality

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

David Zwang joins us for an initial look at an interesting new screening software development that significantly improves the quality of inkjet imaging. The software referenced is only available as an option from an OEM as part of their RIP, or as a component in a custom-developed (bespoke) hybrid inkjet printing solution.