arifiQ has announced that HP PrintOS solutions can now also process ad-hoc jobs automatically using arifiQ technology.
Hudson Printing announced today that print industry veteran Greg Kempton is joining Hudson Printing as VP of sales.
Hudson Printing has formed a new digital division, Hudson Digital, and has invested $10M in three presses, one Goss and two HP Indigos.
Al Carrero describes Source 3 Media’s rebranding, value that G7 provides, and his decision-making process for digital press selections.
The casserole of Cloud-based services continues to get pinches of this and dashes of that, but one thing hasn’t changed. Many printers are hesitant to take a bite. It’s not that printers are control freaks or paranoid about sinister forces aligning to abscond with their precious data. There are legitimate concerns in placing your information, and ostensibly, that of your client, into a third-party provider’s hands.
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).
Due to popular demand, Publishing Executive revived its ranking of the Top 20 Magazine Printers.
For those naysayers who believe that the 3D printing moniker is an accident of nomenclature, that it is truly additive manufacturing bearing little or no resemblance to the ink-on-substrates graphic arts, Paul Gardner has a little news for you. It may not be ink on paper but, as practices go, the director of innovation at Salt Lake City-based Hudson Printing believes there are more fundamental similarities than differences.
For the modern sales rep who toils for a printer that offers digital output, the days of being intimidated by the technology are long gone, observes Bill Farquharson, a vice president of NAPL and author of "The Sales Challenge" blog that appears in Printing Impressions' "Today on PIworld" e-newsletter. Small orders equal small commission checks, and salespeople are "following the dollar," he adds.
The numbers of 3D printers installed at commercial print shops is still quite small. Most devices are purchased by hobbyists, online operations catering to consumer projects, and service bureau-type installations servicing engineers and prototype designers in the medical, industrial and manufacturing markets.