Industry experts gathered to discuss technologies and trends at Ricoh’s two-day Publishing Executive Symposium.
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The next eight years could represent a highly transformative period for production inkjet printing. That was the message Marco Boer, vice president at Hanover, Massachusetts-based I.T. Strategies, delivered during the Production Inkjet Luncheon Sept. 14 during GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago.
The Production Inkjet Luncheon, held during GRAPH EXPO 15, and presented by Printing Impressions magazine and sponsored by Ricoh, Tecnau and Mitsubishi Imaging, provided attendees with a "State of the Production Inkjet Market" overview. Marco Boer, vice president at Hanover, Massachusetts-based I.T. Strategies and an inkjet evangelist, noted that users are improving full leverage of inkjet technology capabilities, and new applications continue to be a key to success. The panelists that joined in on the discussion were Jim Renella, senior vice president of quality operations at Diamond Marketing Solutions; Nate Milliken, vice president of Epsilon; and Frank Horning, vice president of operations for Liturgical Publications.
At the Production Inkjet Luncheon, presented by Printing Impressions magazine and sponsored by Ricoh, Tecnau and Mitsubishi Imaging, about 75 printers—all either avid production inkjet users or firms pondering its adoption—gathered to break bread and listen to Marco Boer, vice president at Hanover, Massachusetts-based I.T. Strategies, along with a panel of users representing a far-ranging sample of the printing industry.
This invitation-only event is for printers looking to enter into or expand existing continuous-feed inkjet printing capabilities.
The educational program included expert presentations, inkjet user panels, peer-to-peer networking and 1:1 meetings with sponsors.
Cathy Cartolano explains why Mitsubishi Imaging excels when it comes to paper grades well-suited for a wide range of high-speed inkjet.
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Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM) is now the North American distributor of CRON-ECRM's CtcP products, accessories and Blackwood printing plates. "This announcement affirms Mitsubishi Imaging's longstanding commitment to the offset print and CTP markets with a solution that will help the offset print community remain strong and profitable for years to come," said Catherine Cartolano, vice president of sales and technical services, MPM.
The range of papers suitable for continuous-feed inkjet printing continues to expand. Still, market penetration for high-speed production inkjet remains low as challenges remain for high ink coverage, high-quality graphics applications. The market is experiencing strong growth as challenges with ink and paper are being met every day as the industry develops a deeper understanding of the value proposition for continuous-feed inkjet. Consultative selling is essential, not only for paper mills, but also for printers, to sell the value proposition and also to better understand the market needs.