After four days of online educational sessions, panels, solution showcases, and networking, the 2020 Virtual Inkjet Summit concluded with key business takeaways and insights from Marco Boer, VP of IT Strategies, and Quad/Graphics Chairman, President, and CEO Joel Quadracci.
Those attending the opening session of Virtual Inkjet Summit already knew that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the trajectory of the printing industry. What they learned was that with the help of production inkjet, the path to recovery can be surer.
The program for the graphic arts and commercial printing markets offered insights from Marco Boer (I.T. Strategies) and Pat McGrew (McGrew Group Inc.), two well-known print industry analysts. The centerpiece, however, was the virtual debut of a new, dry-toner press platform from Xeikon: the SX30000, a B2-format, continuous-feed device built for a broad range of graphic arts and commercial applications.
At the Dscoop Edge 2019 convention, held in Orlando at the end of March, HP users from around the world came together for three days of intensive education, networking and learning about new technologies and trends.
Production inkjet printing may be the technology of the moment, but its success depends on the quality — and availability — of the range of roll-fed and cut-sheet substrates manufactured to work with it.
During the 2017 Inkjet Summit, Nathan Safran, director of research for NAPCO Media, and Marco Boer, VP of I.T. Strategies, provided insight into the minds of marketers and how they view direct mail — and print — as part of the overall marketing mix.