Inkjet - The technology of the future
In an age where every competitive advantage must be taken, business owners must always look at the big picture. Publishers, brandowners, agencies, printbuyers and printers all have to respond to the global market change and find the innovative ideas and growth opportunities to take them into the future. Short runs, Print-on-Demand, Just-in-Time, cost reduction, adding value and creative print solutions are the key drivers to justify digital printing.
Inkjet is one of the hottest topics in the industry today and the next evolutionary step in meeting the needs of performance in both speed and color at a reasonable cost will be inkjet.
Non contact, multiple inks and scalability of inkjet are the key elements to build inkjet systems that provide versatility and flexibility for the various application areas. Inkjet systems have definitively improved reliability, quality, and are becoming more productive. The range of applications keeps expanding, and the potential for each offers new opportunities.
Innovations define the future - the top of the iceberg
You will be pleasantly surprised in Düsseldorf as multiple industry players will show full color single pass inkjet systems. Major announcements for various markets (commercial, books, newspapers, direct marketing, transpromo) include Komori, Landa, Impika, Screen, Fuji, Océ, TKS, KBA, HP, Pitney Bowes, Kolbus, Delphax, MemJet, Konica, MGI, Kodak and Xerox. The signage sector is switching to a greener production and wideformat/flatbed inkjet systems at DRUPA will reach new productivity levels. In the industrial printing world you will be able to see multiple single pass inkjet printing implementations; whether as a stand-alone digital press, a hybrid printing solution combined with a conventional print unit or an inkjet engine integrated on a media transport unit. All this can be witnessed at DRUPA in various label and packaging inkjet printing solutions from Atlantic, Colordyne, Durst, Domino, EFI, Epson, FFEI, Founder, Heidelberg, M-Print, Screen, Stork,amongst others. Industrial inkjet systems, such as german companies Hymmen and Palis are transforming industrial decoration and one day, mark my words, everything that can be decorated in the industrial world, will be decorated by inkjet technology.