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MEMS Goes Mainstream

Dec 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Jeff Burton

HP has it; so do Kodak, Fujifilm Dimatix (formerly Spectra), Silverbrook and others. I'm referring to the next disruptive technology hitting inkjet head technology, the Holy Grail for manufacturers: single-pass inkjet for the masses. While the concept and execution of single-pass inkjet printing is not new, the increasing advances in head design certainly are. There are many printers on the market

Bills & thrills

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Patrick Henry & AP staff

Transaction documents include commercial invoices, credit card bills, 401(k) summaries, loan payment notices and checking account statements. When envelopes bearing transaction documents arrive in the mail, the urgency of what's inside them all but guarantees opening, perusal and response. Promotional documents containing sales and advertising messages arrive in the mail, too, but to a very different

Substrate Savvy

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

People still would like to have a hard copy, from the press operator doing critical color on press to the customer, says Don Rogers, consumables product manager for Heidelberg USA (Kennesaw, GA). Since inkjet proofing emerged as the preferred method for providing contract proofs in increasingly digital workflows, the technology has developed rapidly. Although Rogers says the industry is reaching a

It's a sign

Jan 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Kate Achelpohl, Marguerite Higgins and Dan Marx

With the help of wide-format digital imaging, you can offer current clients a broader range of services while you broaden your customer base.

Wide format

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Jill Roth

Las Vegas was the charm for SGIA as attendees welcomed superfast machines and a greater emphasis on color management.

HP thinks grande

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Barcelona, Spain, has a lot in common with the print industry its cultivation of the visual arts, its deep roots in the history of civilization, and its successful strategies for growth following an era of economic depression. This Mediterranean jewel was the setting for the 2006 HP Scitex Customer Event in September, where HP unveiled large-format printing technologies in its first major product

Addressing the issues

Sep 20, 2006 12:00 AM, By Jill Roth, special projects editor

Inkjet invaders

Sep 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Dan Marx and Marguerite Higgins

In your busy days of satisfying customer expectations and making the most of your bottom line, you've likely heard of UV digital flatbed systems. These state-of-the-art inkjet printing devices and digital inks have opened new doors for commercial printing operations doors that previously were locked shut. Digital flatbeds changed all the rules of graphics, from what you can print to what you can print

Inkjet expands its reach

Sep 1, 2006 12:00 AM, Katherine O'Brien, AMERICAN PRINTER

Many commercial printing vendors are expanding their reach with inkjet acquisitions and partnerships. Examples include Dotrix (Agfa), Inca (Screen USA), Sericol (Fuji), Scitex Vision (HP) and VUTEk (EFI). In addition to SGIA, most of these vendors are participating in Graph Expo's Wide Format Pavilion. (See Earlier this year, Sun Chemical Digital announced it has placed a prototype

Massive Media

Sep 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP Staff

Substrates for wide-format inkjet printers include glossy photo-quality stock, adhesive-backed vinyl, watercolor paper and a multitude of printable fabrics. Both printer and RIP manufacturers offer media, as do some papermakers specializing in acid-free archival media for fine art reproductions. Many users buy their inkjet printer and paper from the same vendor. Agfa, Canon, CGS, Creo, DuPont, Epson,

As big as all outdoors

Aug 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

A few months ago, Los Angeles-based Lithographix and TracerGraphix sought set out to produce the largest lenticular sheet ever printed on a lithographic press.

Single-pass inkjet

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Rob Haak

Inkjet offers alternatives to electrophotography at the high end; to all types of conventional printing technology for small to medium volumes of print-on-demand, just-in-time, and customized or personalized print; to continuous inkjet for industrial marking; and in the transactional printing and business color markets.

Inkjet advantage

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Rock-Tenn, a POP printer, discovers the fluidity of digital print.


Apr 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Jill Roth

Go ahead. Try something new. Digital wide-format printing is an area ripe for development, and commercial printers can create new revenue centers by using digital imaging.

Pushing the envelope

Mar 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Inkjetting in the bindery typically is associated with basic addressing applications. But inkjet printheads, inks and controllers are continuing to the push the envelope, so to speak. In general, users can expect better uptime, higher print quality, more environmentally friendly ink options, more sophisticated personalization and new developments in high-speed hybrid.

Go far with flatbed

Sep 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Dan Marx

One of the most significant developments in the past few years in the wide-format imaging industry has been the introduction of flatbed inkjet systems. The digital imaging industry has embraced flatbed technology and the possibilities it brings.

The wide world of specialty imaging

Sep 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Michael Robertson

Many commercial printers accustomed to long runs and tight margins first react to wide-format digital printing with, "Can I make money printing so few of anything?" The answer: Absolutely.

What's so special about specialty imaging?

Sep 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Michael Robertson

Adding specialty imaging capability is cost-effective and profitable. It also is one of the fastest growing segments of the printing industry.

Wide-format inkjet marches on

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Hal Hinderliter

Revenues from the sale of inkjet printers, media and ink are expected to grow to about $50 billion by 2007, up from $33 billion in 2002, according to research firm I.T. Strategies (Hanover, MA). Furthermore, the retail value of wide-format graphics, which measured $19 billion in 2002, has been projected to grow to nearly $30 billion in five years. Clearly there's a market for wide-format inkjet printers

Wide-format marches on

Mar 15, 2004 12:00 AM, by Hal Hinderliter, director, Graphic Communication Institute |

How some print companies are putting wide-format inkjet devices to use