Archives by Tag 'Inkjet'

Canon Launches ProStream: High Speed, High Quality Inkjet Press

Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On Feb 17, 2017 Canon launched the ProStream platform of high-speed digital color inkjet continuous feed printers. This platform offers customers the ability to print high quality images (1200 dpi, multibit), and very high speeds (1144 letter size pages per minute) on a wide variety of media including many standard coated offset stocks. Canon anticipates [...]

Studies Highlight Value of Direct Mail as Production Shifts to Color Inkjet

Last updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016

In North America the trend for Direct Mail print volume (primarily Standard Mail) has been flat for the last several years. Data from the USPS for the first half of 2016 shows the trend continuing.  Direct mail volumes have been holding steady while first class mail and periodicals continue to decline. It is becoming well [...]

The Color Management Secret I Learned at thINK

Last updated: Friday, October 28, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I attended the thINK conference, sponsored in part by Canon, back on the 11th and 12th of October and learned something really interesting about color management and inkjet. Now, it would be difficult to NOT learn something with dozens of educational sessions and hundreds of customers, [...]

Inkjet presses set to capture more offset volumes

Last updated: Thursday, July 28, 2016

For those companies producing digital printing presses with the goal of creating digital technologies that can replace the current analog printing technologies, whether it be offset, flexography or gravure there’s the old saying “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.” The first bite into offset volumes came from digital presses that [...]

Re-Inventing the Catalog

Last updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Funny thing that happened on the way to ordering products online, it turns out most people still love printed catalogs. However the format is changing as consumers demand more content than old-school catalog descriptions provide.  Catalogs now aren’t just direct mailers. They’re magazines, often personalized to the recipients’ purchasing habits, their pages filled with artistically [...]

Can Konica Minolta capture the B2 market for digital color printing?

Last updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The centerpiece of Konica Minolta’s sprawling booth at drupa is clearly the KM-1, which is their new B2 size inkjet press intended for the commercial graphic arts market.  First shown as a technology demonstration at drupa 2012 the product is finally coming out of beta and will be ready for purchase soon.   It’s been a [...]

Xerox Enters the Production Digital Color Cutsheet Inkjet Market

Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

At the drupa media day Xerox announced they will have their new color cutsheet inkjet press, the Brenva HD Production Inkjet Press on display at drupa. The Brenva HD has the following features

Canon Launches 2 New Continuous Feed Mono Presses, Provides Update on the VarioPrint i300 (formerly Niagara) and Publishes a Great Resource for Inkjet Adopters

Last updated: Thursday, February 25, 2016

Canon Solutions America was formed 3 years ago with the merger of Canon Business Solutions and Océ North America. This organization is the direct sales organization for Canon production printing presses, software, and solutions. It was at their anniversary event that they announced the 2 new monochrome presses, provided an update on their exciting cutsheet [...]

EFI Doubles Down on Inkjet

Last updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last week I was in Las Vegas, attending the EFI Connect Conference.  As usual there was plenty of gambling going on, but the conference offered additional insight on how EFI is continuing to make big bets on inkjet technology. At Caslon and PODi the bulk of the market research and analysis we do is focused [...]

Direct Mail Volumes are Hanging In There

Last updated: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Throughout 2015 it seemed to me that the amount of direct mail delivered to my mailbox was as high as ever so I thought I’d take a look at the USPS stats and see if my  hunch matched up to the data. The USPS has data posted for their fiscal year 2015, which ended on [...]