Archives by Tag 'Inkjet'

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 [...]

2015 Digital Color Press Review

Last updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking back on 2015 there were a number of high profile advances in inkjet technology, but a number of new toner-based products offered expanded capabilities that were well received by print service providers. Inkjet Products for Transactional/Books/Direct Mail (letters) The adoption of high speed continuous feed inkjet for transactional and book printing was well underway [...]

Inkjet with Great Image Quality on Uncoated Offset Stock on Display at Graph Expo 2015

Last updated: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Color inkjet printing has made tremendous progress over the last several years.  Page volumes grew by 38% in 2014 and pages from high speed continuous form inkjet presses accounted for 45% of the total color production digital pages in North America. This growth has been in the areas of transactional statements, books, and direct mail. [...]

Graph Expo Highlights Inkjet Presses for “Lower” Volume Applications

Last updated: Monday, October 5, 2015

At Graph Expo a series of new and existing inkjet products were on-hand that target volume levels of 2 to 10 million pages per month for applications that run on uncoated offset papers or inkjet treated papers. These applications are primarily transactional printing, direct mail and books. Up until now the current group of continuous [...]

Canon ImageStream Presses take Inkjet Printing to New Graphic Applications

Last updated: Thursday, September 24, 2015

In 2015, Canon installed the first three ImageStream presses; one at direct mail powerhouse IWCO in the U.S., one at Bosch-Druck near Munich, Germany, and one in Asia.  The ImageStream series follows the successful JetStream and ColorStream continuous feed, inkjet presses introduced by Océ (now Canon) several years ago.  Worldwide installations of these products has [...]

Pitney Bowes Launches AcceleJet – New Roll to Cutsheet Color Inkjet Press

Last updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Pitney Bowes has been selling high-end HP web inkjet presses under the IntelliJet brand to their transactional and direct mail customers for several years now (and plans to continue doing so).  Sensing an opportunity with companies that have volumes of 4 to 10 million pages per month PB has partnered with Domino Printing Sciences and [...]

The new Xerox Rialto 900™ Inkjet press offers new inkjet entry option for the market.

Last updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At Hunkeler Innovation Days Xerox introduced the Rialto 900™ Inkjet Press, a new 4 color, piezoelectric drop on demand color inkjet press. What makes this press unique is that is a narrow web press (9.84 inches/ print width of 8.66”) and the press has an integrated sheeter so that it operates as a roll to [...]

Forget CSI’s Forensics Lab – Check out CSA’s New Media Lab

Last updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

Most of my articles relate to production workflow topics, but I do also participate in various industry events and come across news and observations which I think my readership will find interesting. For instance, last week I participated in the Canon Solutions America (CSA) anniversary event and had a chance to see, first hand, what [...]

Inkjet Reaches Tipping Point for Book Printing

Last updated: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Two recent headlines from PrintWeek caught my attention: “Quad/Graphics to buy 20 HP web presses to drive on-demand books strategy” (Jan 15, 2015)  “Timsons digital wing enters voluntary liquidation” (Jan 12, 2015) At first the headlines seemed conflicting – with HP doing really well selling digital presses to the book market and Timsons going out [...]