Graph Expo 16 Must See 'Ems 'Innovative Technologies' Winners Are Announced in 11 Categories
August 4, 2016 at 11:19 am

The 2016 Must See 'Ems winners have been revealed and will be on exhibit at Graph Expo 16, coming Sept. 25-28, 2016, to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. Chosen by a panel of industry experts, these innovative technologies represent the most compelling advances in 11 categories spanning the entire graphic communications industry. "Every year, the Must See 'Ems competition is one of the highlights of the Graph Expo and PRINT shows," says Thayer Long, president of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). "This year is certainly no exception with an exciting lineup of new technologies and innovative advances in each category and industry segment."

Inkjet Shifts Beyond 'Traditional' Applications at drupa 2016
July 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

The maturation of inkjet 2.0 was certainly a prevalent theme at drupa 2016, but the emphasis shifted beyond more “traditional” inkjet applications such as books, direct mail, transactional and commercial printing. Instead, production inkjet and toner equipment manufacturers unveiled numerous offerings within the digital package printing space — especially for folding cartons, corrugated and labels — earning drupa 2016 “The Digital Packaging drupa” moniker.

Scodix Makes Largest Deal in Its History with the Sale of 10 Ultra Pro Digitals
July 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Scodix has entered into a strategic global partnership agreement with Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS), a division of Avery Dennison, to acquire 10 Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement presses. Representing the most substantial deal in Scodix history, the companies will work closely together to implement the 10 finishing systems — with the full range of Scodix enhancements — strategically across Avery Dennison RBIS' key production facilities worldwide.

drupa 2016 Wraps Up: 260K Visitors from 188 Countries; 29% Placed Orders at Show
June 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm

After 11 days at drupa 2016, the 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries unanimously reported excellent business deals, extremely promising contacts and a positive outlook for the global printing industry. The mood could hardly have been better: the investment climate is extremely good and has by far exceeded all expectations.

What Was Trending at Dscoop San Antonio
April 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

I attended the recent Dscoop Americas event in San Antonio and was struck by a few trends, such as value-added special effects, digital laser cutting, PrintBeat (which will be the heart of PrintOS for HP Indigo users), the overlap of inkjet and electrophotography, and Print in 8 (the idea that print could be delivered anywhere in the world in eight hours).