Archive for 'Digital Printing' Category

Canon PRISMAsync Version 6: Better, Faster Calibration AND Business Intelligence

Last updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director Canon has a new version of their PRISMAsync Production Print Server out and it has some noteworthy enhancements. Canon’s imagePRESS and VarioPrint series of production digital presses can be driven by PRISMAsync or EFI Fiery digital front ends and the choice largely comes down to personal preference and whether [...]

Komori’s Impremia IS29 is Ready for Prime Time

Last updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Komori’s Impremia IS29 is a B2+ UV inkjet digital press and is one of the latest entries into the inkjet cutsheet market. This press is targeted for the commercial print market as it offers offset image quality on standard offset coated media. The IS29 is ideal for companies running 400K sheets per months and keep [...]

Ricoh Goes Big with Interact

Last updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018

It seems like just a few years ago (it was probably more like 6-8 years ago) I was invited to participate at a Ricoh user’s meeting. I recall sitting in a conference room with about 10 Ricoh users and discussing where digital print was headed and other various industry topics.  Just last week I was [...]

Canon Enters the Label Market

Last updated: Friday, June 15, 2018

Leveraging its “Inkjet DNA” Canon is entering the packaging market.  The first inkjet entry is into the labels market with the launch of the Océ LabelStream 4000 series press. This press has many of the same characteristics of the inkjet presses Canon produces for the production printing markets.  The clean solid design of this label [...]

Inkjet Adoption in Commercial Printing

Last updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

As I mentioned in a previous blog (link) the print volume of color inkjet comprises over 50% of the page volume of color digital pages in the production market in North America. While this growth has been impressive, it is only phase 1 for the adoption of inkjet technology.  This phase is characterized by 4 [...]

The Journey to Inkjet Printing Hits Another Milestone

Last updated: Monday, February 26, 2018

Both in North America and in W. Europe in 2017 over half of the production digital color pages were printed on inkjet presses. The majority of what was printed can be characterized as applications that require low color coverage on uncoated stock which translates to transactional documents, direct mail and books. When it comes to [...]

Super Bowl Drives Print

Last updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Close but no cigar. My Minnesota Vikings came within one game of playing the Super Bowl in their home stadium. It seemed as it was destiny as in the divisional playoff game the Minneapolis Miracle occurred when with 10 seconds left in the game and trailing by one, the Vikings completed a 61 yard pass [...]

Digital Printers Invest in Finishing

Last updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017

More than ever, printers are investing in technology to automate their shops. Order entry and prepress is being automated with web to print software, new digital presses continue to get more productive, and job information is flowing effortlessly through the system. Now that drive for automation is now being directed at finishing. That helps explain [...]

Ricoh Expands its Wide Format portfolio with addition of EFI® Vutek™ Hybrid Printers

Last updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Since 2004 when Ricoh acquired Hitachi Printing Systems, they have been on a mission to become a world leader in production printing. In a short period of time they have built an impressive portfolio of high speed rollfed inkjet presses and cutsheet toner presses, software (Web to Print, VDP, MIS, and workflow) plus a line [...]

New Ricoh Inkjet Press Product Briefing

Last updated: Thursday, November 2, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Ricoh has a new continuous feed inkjet press out and there’s a PODi Product Briefing on it. Their new RICOH Pro VC40000 fits in nicely between their IP50000 and Pro VC60000 presses. The RICOH Pro VC40000 is a CMYK plus one optional color, continuous feed, digital [...]