April and May 2022 Inkjet Installation Roundup

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Sorry Gang – I was down with the flu-that-shall-not-be-named in April so we are getting the April and May Installation Roundup all together. Don’t think of it as late – think of it as double the concentrated inkjet data fun. It was a busy and interesting couple of months with a number of companies acquiring, second, third or even fourth presses. A couple of hybrids in the mix too. Let’s break it down.

There are 15 companies on the report with 20 new inkjet systems installed. Of those, three were in the EU, one in the UK and the rest (16) were in the US. A couple of points of interest:

  • Frisco Independent School district replaced 11 toner presses with two B3 inkjet presses
  • Richmark Label purchased their second round of two inkjet presses after only one year
  • Two companies, Grupo La Plana and Inland Packaging installed hybrid B1 format presses. The first from Kento and the latter from ABG and Durst.
  • Out of the 15 companies covered, four companies purchased more than one press. Five more were adding additional presses to their existing base.

See the full list below

From an application perspective, production inkjet in the document space is still the main overall segment with four companies producing direct mail, four in books, and two each in commercial print and transaction print (some companies in multiple segments.) The packaging segment was also hopping with three corrugated packaging systems and four installations targeting labels.  We also had two signage related installations, one at an In-Plant operation (with Konica Minolta presses) and another focused on Retail Point of Sale signage using a Landa S10P.

From a format standpoint, we had a tie between sheet-fed and web-fed presses this time. The big surprise was FIVE B1 format presses. Also three B3 and two B2 format presses. Among the web-fed purchases there were five 2-up roll, one 4-up wide roll and four roll-pack systems.

Formats included narrow web up to wide web, B1 and B2 sheet (no B3 this time) plus pallets and “direct-to-stuff” formats (pallets and can grippers.) This is a big change from last month where almost all of the installs were continuous. Screen had the only report of multiple presses.

Lots of different OEMs in play this month also. We had five installations from HP, two each from Bobst, Canon, Konica Minolta, Landa and Xerox plus one each from ABG-Durst, EFI, Keno, Screen and Xeikon.

Our picture for this edition was supplied by Quad Graphics, proud owners of a Landa S10P. You sure can stand a lot of people in front of that press!

Group of Quad employees in front of Landa Print machinery

From left to right, Kelly Burt – Vice President, Business Development; Tim Ohnmacht – President, In-Store Solutions & South America; Scott Engen – Manufacturing Manager; Rick Nielsen – Plant Director; Joe Falcone – Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Landa Digital Printing; Dave Calmes – Manager Corporate Pressroom Support; Colton Ziemanski – Production Support/Project Manager, and Chuck Frost – Pressroom Manager, In-Store Solutions.

And now the list!

Vendor

Press Installed

Product Type

Company

Location

Segment

HP

T490HD Color Inkjet Web Press

Roll wide

American Litho

Carol Stream, IL

Direct Mail

Xeikon

Panther PX3300 UV

Roll-Pack

Aniflex

Tomaszów Mazowiecki

Labels

HP

PageWide C500

B1 sheet

Bay Cities

Pico Rivera, CA

Corrugated Packaging

EFI

Nozomi C14000

B1 sheet

Complete Design & Packaging

Concord, NC

Corrugated Packaging

Xerox

Baltoro HF

B3 Sheet

Frisco Independent School District Print, Mail and Sign Services

Dallas, TX

In Plant

Kento

Kento Hybrid

B1 sheet

Grupo La Plana

Onda, Spain

Corrugated Packaging

Landa

Landa S10P

B1 sheet

Hudson Printing

Salt Lake City, UT

Commercial, Marketing, Books

ABG & Durst

Hybrid

Roll-Pack

Inland Packaging

Downingtown, PA

Labels

Konica Minolta

AccurioJet KM-1e

B2 sheet

Postal Center International (PCI)

Weston, FL

Direct Mail, Transaction Print

Konica Minolta

AccurioJet KM-1e

B2 sheet

Postal Center International (PCI)

San Antonio, TX

Direct Mail, Transaction Print

Canon

VarioPrint iX3200

B3 Sheet

ProPack

West Yorkshire, England

Direct Mail

Landa

Landa S10P

B1 sheet

Quad Graphics

Dallas, US

Point of Sale Signage

Canon

ProStream 1800

Roll 2-up

Quantum Group Inc

Morton Grove, IL

Commercial

Bobst

LB701-UV

Roll-Pack

Richmark Label

Seattle, WA

Label

Bobst

LB702-UV

Roll-Pack

Richmark Label

Seattle, WA

Label

Screen

Truepress Jet 520HD

Roll 2-up

Schlecht – Druckerei & Verlag

Mühlacker , Germany

Publishing, Newspapers

HP

PageWide Web Press T250 HD

Roll 2-up

Sheridan Books (CJK Group)

Hanover, PA

Books/Publishing

HP

PageWide Web Press T250 HD

Roll 2-up

Sheridan Books (CJK Group)

Hanover, PA

Books/Publishing

If you are an OEM and want your placements included in our reporting, please get in touch with [email protected] or [email protected] and we will happily share your announcement and perhaps follow up with an interview.

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Elizabeth Gooding

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Elizabeth is the Editor and Co-founder of Inkjet Insight. She has a rare ability to see print related issues from many perspectives. She has managed creative teams on complex design projects, selected outsourcers for major brands and helped print organizations to retool operations, focus their market positioning and educate sales teams to accelerate growth. She works with a team of top analysts to translate experiences into tools, data and content to help print organizations evaluate the potential of inkjet, optimize their operations and grow pages profitably. She is a founding member of the Inkjet Summit advisory board, the co-author of an award-winning book on designing for inkjet and a curious consultant constantly seeking innovative ways to drive new pages onto inkjet presses.

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