Digital Printing-Production Inkjet - Continuous Feed (Mono)
A young designer I spoke to the other day was very frank about the fact that she did not like digital printing because you could only print on white paper. Granted there are some print providers that prefer to print on white coated stock all day long (digital or offset, it does not matter to them). And these few give our whole industry a bad reputation.
The Inkjet Summit 2013, held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, near Jacksonville, FL, drew more than 65 print professionals, comprising CEOs, general managers, and senior vice presidents in charge of plant operations, technology and digital print operations at leading companies.
For the fifth consecutive year, Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 production print platform has been named the high-speed inkjet market share leader in the United States, according to IDC’s "U.S. Production Printer and MFP 2012 Vendor Shares." Within the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Web Press 2013 Vendor Analysis," Ricoh was also named a worldwide Leader.
The Inkjet Summit, held April 9-11, 2013, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, was a major success for both sponsors and attendees. The Inkjet Summit covered three major segments (Book Printing, Direct Mail/Marketing and Transaction/Transpromotional Print) and will expand in 2014.
King Printing has become the first North American book manufacturer to install a new HP T350 Color Inkjet Web Press upgrade. The 50 percent speed increase gives the short-run book manufacturing specialist distinct competitive advantages.
O’Neil Data Systems’ HP T350 produced a single-day peak volume of 2.69 million pages and, during the month of December, it printed 1.61 million pages a day, on average, across 30 production days in the month.
One of the key drivers for the printing industry is going to be digital technology. Digital printing offers personalization, cost savings, improved output options and the ability to migrate traditional offset volume to a value added digital services business model.
This webinar explores emerging market opportunities driven by digital color printing (both toner based and inkjet) combined with the availability of an expanded array of substrates. You will hear from your peers in the industry about how they are tapping into direct mail market expansion, books on demand, photo merchandise and digital packaging by combining the right digital press with the right paper.
Key areas that will be explored include:
1. Perspectives on the market growth areas for digital applications
2. Case histories from service providers that are building new business models around on demand publishing, packaging direct marketing and photo merchandise and critical requirements for success
3. Recommendations for participating in the market transition
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Right around the turn of the millennium, Siddharth (Sid) and Adi Chinai—the father and son brain trust behind King Printing—decided to take their product to the Internet. The company now boasts a clientele list of more than 8,000, many of them small and independent publishers. Though adibooks.com may not have been the very first independent/self-publishing vehicle on the scene, it had plenty of company within a few years.
For the most part, coated and uncoated offset papers run reasonably well on toner-based digital systems but, with inkjet, it's a whole different ball game. Inkjet inks have a high water content, and tend to soak into uncoated papers or sit up on coated papers where they may smear.