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Inkjet India 2015 - Digital Textile Printing Conference



Venue: New Delhi
Date: 26th February 2015

Inkjet Forum India is all set to organise its 5th edition of this flagship conference on Digital Textile Printing in Delhi.

Inkjet India Technical Workshop Series 2015



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This technical workshop series will provide an indepth understanding of inkjet printing technology and will provide the delegates a comprehensive educational experience.

Inkjet Forum Asia 2015 - Digital Textile Printing Conference



Venue: Asia
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We will go International with our very first ‘Inkjet Forum Asia’ conference on Digital Textile Printing in South East Asia. The details for the same will be announced shortly.

Inkjet India 2016 - Digital Textile Printing Conference



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Date: February 2016

Feature: Inkjet Design Trends
In its 6th year, Inkjet Forum India will organize its its flagship ‘Inkjet India’ series conference enlighten the stakeholders of this area about the flourishing trends of Digital Textile Printing.

IndusPRINT 2016 - Industrial Print Conference



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Date: October 2016

After the 1st event in Bangalore,IndusPRINT 2016 will provide the best networking opportunities for the stakeholders involved in this field of industrial inkjet and printing technology.

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In packaging print, it is Flexo printers who are slowing down digital adoption, and the reason is, because I believe they do not want to change. Simple.

It is a misnomer to think that humans like change. We don’t. It is inconvenient. It upsets the order of doing things and makes life unpredictable. It makes life challenging. In actual fact humans crave conformity. The status quo.

In my opinion, it is this very fact that is holding back digital print adoption on a much wider scale, particularly in packaging.

Don’t get me wrong, marginal gain in performance can make a big difference, and the volumes in packaging must be so gargantuan, your next Flexo machine will make sense if you have the demand to fill it, as you will see a return on investment quite quickly and you will be able to predict it.

But the truth is that sales battles between brands are taking place on the shop floor. The huge change in how we buy and what we buy is now more fluid. We have more choice and we make decisions later, whilst we are on the shop floor.

So packaging is not just a branding and identification exercise. It is a potent sales influencer. Special officers, speedy change, local relevance and production plus shorter stock inventory all play into digital’s hands.

Anything that enhances performance is of interest to the brands and retailers. Fact.

And digital print, for certain aspects of packaging is now good enough, and fast enough, to provide new production options for retailers and FMCG brands.

So, in my opinion, it is the industry, namely flexo printers, who are holding back change. But it will be at their risk to do so. Because brands want digital, and it is only a matter of time before digital starts playing a bigger role in packaging printing. Digital has tipped into the mainstream in other printing sectors, so Flexo printers need to wake up and smell the coffee as they are missing out on a superb opportunity.

Change will occur, whether they are part of it or not. And is likely that for packaging it will not replace, it will provide added value.

So get the coffee on!


Courtesy: http://industrialprintshow.com/

Labels and Packaging Posted 2014-10-21T05:06:37-07:00

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - Fermac introduces the JET ART full digital printing machine equipped with two printing stations. This CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) based machine includes white ink jet plus four-color CMYK ink jet printing with UV LED (ultraviolet light-emitting-diode) curing technology. The JET ART currently prints onto cylindrical parts, but it is designed to print onto any developable shape. 

The use of UV LED curing technology offers advanced capabilities, operating economics, and environmental advantages for machine builders and end users. Come see the printer in action at Glasstec (Hall 12/A09), taking place October 21 - 24, 2014 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The first printing station includes white ink jet printing from Konica Minolta with automatic feeding unit. The Phoseon FireEdge™ FE200 air-cooled UV LED light source is utilized for the pinning process to 'freeze' ink drops before overlaying other colors or doing a full cure. 

The second station includes four-color process with CMYK ink jet printing from Konica Minolta with automatic feeding unit. This station includes both UV LED pinning with the Phoseon FireEdge FE200 and full cure with the Phoseon FireJet™ FJ200 UV LED light source. The FireJet offers high peak irradiance designed for full cure digital ink jet applications where reliability and simple integration are key requirements. It offers uniform output and flexible scaling. 

About Fermac
FERMAC designs and manufactures screen printing machines for glass objects such as: tumblers, bottles or cosmetic jars and bottles. The range of machines offers from 4 up to 8 colors semi-automatic or full automatic printing machines. For more information, visitwww.fermac.it.

About Phoseon Technology 
Phoseon Technology is the world leader in providing UV LED solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Phoseon's products deliver maximum UV energy, high performance, and real-world reliability for UV LED curing of adhesives, coatings and inks. The Company provides worldwide sales and support capabilities and can be reached at www.phoseon.com

Courtesy: http://www.digitaljournal.com/

Industrial Printing Posted 2014-10-21T05:04:53-07:00

Other innovations in 2014 included additions to the Gallus machinery and service portfolio, the printing accessories program, and the Gallus Screeny screen printing program. 
The new Gallus DCS 340 digital inline label printing system (DCS = digital converting system) was unveiled under the “No more compromise” banner to a global audience. With its native resolution of 1200 dpi, print speed of 50 m/min and maximum register accuracy, the new digital press generation from Gallus sets hitherto unknown label-printing standards in terms of productivity, flexibility and quality. This digital press is the result of a co-project involving Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and its expert partner in inkjet technology, Fujifilm, in response to the ever greater demand for short runs and customised or versioned labels. These trends have inspired a growing willingness to invest in digital print technology that enables Gallus to tap into new growth potential in this particular segment. 

The demonstrations of a Gallus DCS 340 prototype enabled the many visitors to see for themselves the unique printing quality and fast job changes that can be achieved without any paper waste whatsoever. “We are not going to stop at the current printing speed of 50 m/min,” reveals Stefan Heiniger, COO Label Business, “but want to improve even further upon what is already a very decent rate by the time the Gallus DCS 340 goes to market a year from now. Our aim is to create the most attractive digital printing system on the market.” 

As well as the new digital printing press, the event’s many visitors were also impressed by the other Gallus innovations on show. David Baumann, Product Manager at Gallus, demonstrated the practical benefits of the Gallus RCS 330 in combination with a QuadTech colour control system. This system automatically adapts the ink zones to the pre-defined target colours on the fly throughout the run, which prevents potential operating errors and unnecessary paper waste. 

Another highlight was the direct matrix removal of a highly complex die line on the Gallus ECS 340 at top speed and entirely tear-free. This is made possible by the new, innovative, high-performance matrix removal device that can be retrofitted to the Gallus ECS 340 as part of the “Plus” update package to further increase the existing machine’s productivity and economy.

Alongside various live demonstrations, the Gallus screen printing department also showcased its new generation of Gallus Screeny Advanced Line (A-Line) screen printing plates, which are exceptionally robust to ensure maximum plate re-use. In addition, visitors were treated to the live debut of the unique “Metallic Doming” combination printing process (metal relief effect on transparent self-adhesive materials or tube laminate) on the Gallus RCS 330. 

Other new additions to the Gallus printing accessories program include the Polymount twinlock-coated printing cylinder that was demonstrated on the Gallus ECS 340 by Gallus Customer Service representatives, who also answered plenty of questions from the audience.

To round off the three-day event, Gallus partners demonstrated the prowess of their newest products and services. And at the Gallus expert forum, top specialists revealed the latest trends and technical developments in narrow-web label printing. Mark Hanley, President of IT Strategies, explained the importance and impact of digital printing in the label business, while Jason Oliver, Digital Printing Manager at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, predicted a fundamental change in the printing industry over the next few years as digital printing takes hold in print shop pressrooms.

Christof Naier, VP Sales & Marketing at Gallus, remarked: “We are very happy with the way the event went, and the high number of visitors is evidence of the keen interest in our new digital inline label printing system as well as the need for it. The commitment that Gallus is investing in new digital printing technologies signifies another important step towards the full portfolio our customers require. This makes Gallus a truly all-round supplier offering tried-and-tested conventional products alongside brand new digital printing methods – all under one roof.”rinters from all around the world 

St. Gallen, October 2014 – Other innovations in 2014 included additions to the Gallus machinery and service portfolio, the printing accessories program, and the Gallus Screeny screen printing program. 
The new Gallus DCS 340 digital inline label printing system (DCS = digital converting system) was unveiled under the “No more compromise” banner to a global audience. With its native resolution of 1200 dpi, print speed of 50 m/min and maximum register accuracy, the new digital press generation from Gallus sets hitherto unknown label-printing standards in terms of productivity, flexibility and quality. This digital press is the result of a co-project involving Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and its expert partner in inkjet technology, Fujifilm, in response to the ever greater demand for short runs and customised or versioned labels. These trends have inspired a growing willingness to invest in digital print technology that enables Gallus to tap into new growth potential in this particular segment. 

The demonstrations of a Gallus DCS 340 prototype enabled the many visitors to see for themselves the unique printing quality and fast job changes that can be achieved without any paper waste whatsoever. “We are not going to stop at the current printing speed of 50 m/min,” reveals Stefan Heiniger, COO Label Business, “but want to improve even further upon what is already a very decent rate by the time the Gallus DCS 340 goes to market a year from now. Our aim is to create the most attractive digital printing system on the market.” 

As well as the new digital printing press, the event’s many visitors were also impressed by the other Gallus innovations on show. David Baumann, Product Manager at Gallus, demonstrated the practical benefits of the Gallus RCS 330 in combination with a QuadTech colour control system. This system automatically adapts the ink zones to the pre-defined target colours on the fly throughout the run, which prevents potential operating errors and unnecessary paper waste. 

Another highlight was the direct matrix removal of a highly complex die line on the Gallus ECS 340 at top speed and entirely tear-free. This is made possible by the new, innovative, high-performance matrix removal device that can be retrofitted to the Gallus ECS 340 as part of the “Plus” update package to further increase the existing machine’s productivity and economy.

Alongside various live demonstrations, the Gallus screen printing department also showcased its new generation of Gallus Screeny Advanced Line (A-Line) screen printing plates, which are exceptionally robust to ensure maximum plate re-use. In addition, visitors were treated to the live debut of the unique “Metallic Doming” combination printing process (metal relief effect on transparent self-adhesive materials or tube laminate) on the Gallus RCS 330. 

Other new additions to the Gallus printing accessories program include the Polymount twinlock-coated printing cylinder that was demonstrated on the Gallus ECS 340 by Gallus Customer Service representatives, who also answered plenty of questions from the audience.

To round off the three-day event, Gallus partners demonstrated the prowess of their newest products and services. And at the Gallus expert forum, top specialists revealed the latest trends and technical developments in narrow-web label printing. Mark Hanley, President of IT Strategies, explained the importance and impact of digital printing in the label business, while Jason Oliver, Digital Printing Manager at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, predicted a fundamental change in the printing industry over the next few years as digital printing takes hold in print shop pressrooms.

Christof Naier, VP Sales & Marketing at Gallus, remarked: “We are very happy with the way the event went, and the high number of visitors is evidence of the keen interest in our new digital inline label printing system as well as the need for it. The commitment that Gallus is investing in new digital printing technologies signifies another important step towards the full portfolio our customers require. This makes Gallus a truly all-round supplier offering tried-and-tested conventional products alongside brand new digital printing methods – all under one roof.”

More info:
www.gallus-group.com


Courtesy: www.packagingeurope.com

Labels and Packaging Posted 2014-10-20T23:14:13-07:00

Shanghai holds a special place in my heart, being the home city of my godparents who survived the Cultural Revolution to come to the United States and help make me the person I am today. More relevantly to readers of 3DPI, it will be the home of the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo next month, from November 4th to the 5th at the Shanghai Exhibition Center.   Inside 3DP Shanghai will not only be the trade show’s first trip to the city, but it will be the city’s first significant 3D printing trade show and it should be an exciting one.

Inside 3D Printing shanghai

As with all of the Inside 3DP events, the Shanghai show will have an impressive range of speakers.  Also typical of the series, leading 3D printing consultant Terry Wohlers – Founder, Principal Consultant, and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc. – will be one of these speakers.  Alongside him will be a number of important executives and academics, including: Harry Kleijnen, Manager of Development Grids at Philips Healthcare; Wim Michiels, CEO of Materialise Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Vice President Asia Pacific at Materialise NV; Lu Bingheng, Academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, and Dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU); and Seok-Hwan You, Founder & CEO of ROKIT.

The exhibitors will also be quite extensive. The event will see string of desktop 3D printer manufacturers, like TierTime and FlashForge, featured with industrial manufacturers, such as Arcam, makers of 3D metal printing systems.  As you’d expect, the exhibit floor will be teaming with Chinese companies: Aurora, a distributor of Stratasys 3D printers; EOS provider, UReal; and Bright Laser Technology, a Chinese manufacturer of proprietary metal 3D printing technology.  There will also be a few Inside 3DP regulars, like industrial scanner manufacturer Artec and software and service provider Materialise.

Stewart Quealy, of Meckler Media, said of the event, “Inside 3D Printing Shanghai brings together a diverse array of additive manufacturing practitioners, industry influencers and international thought leaders for two days of unfettered discussion, debate and open dialogue. While Day 1 focuses more on broad regional trends and the global market, Day 2 shines a spotlight on vertical segments and disciplines such as medicine, aerospace, art, design, and the environment. Along with the largest mix of international exhibitors to date, Inside 3D Printing Shanghai features prominent seminars by Terry Wohlers Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, and Lu Bingheng, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor and the Dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Xi’an Jiao Tong Unoversity (XJTU).”

Tony Lee, from the Meckler Media organizing partner in China, Recycling Times, commented, “China is one of the largest 3D printing markets in the world. It is rapidly embracing 3D printing and sales of printers are expected quadruple in 2018, as revenues more than triple to $109 million. As one of the organizers, we’re pleased to introduce the professional Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in Shanghai this November, the first of its kind in China. Industry players and fanatics will have a platform to draw lessons from over 20 speakers, 80% of whom are international experts. Also, for the first time, we’re organizing 3D printing buyer groups to attend the exhibition, offering a platform for buyers and sellers to do business. We expect more than 3000 visitors to attend the two day conference and exhibition.”

I wish I could make it to the event, as it would be a great way to get some in-depth exposure to the Chinese 3D printing space.  If you’re planning on attending, you can get 10% off Two-Day Passports by entering the code “3DPI”. And if you’re planning on doing some site seeing, while there, you’ll want to see the Yu Garden, the Oriental Pearl Tower, and, if you’re up for a really long day trip, I also hear that China’s got a pretty big wall.


Courtesy: www.3dprintingindustry.com

Event News Posted 2014-10-20T23:11:23-07:00

A Portuguese printing business has opened an operation in Leicestershire.

MTEX Solutions, which manufactures digital printing machines for textiles, opened its first UK branch in Moira.

On Wednesday, North West Leicestershire District Council chairman Graham Allman, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Originally a market leader focused on promotional materials, MTEX Solutions is now looking to move into fashion and clothing.

It said it wanted a stronger presence in the United Kingdom and a few months ago set up a subsidiary, MTEX Technologies Ltd, in Moira, to help drive UK sales.

The council's business focus team is now working with the company on recruitment and the possibility of collaborations with higher education institutions.

The Portuguese operation, based in Esmeriz, near Porto, employs 37 people and the UK base, in Rawdon Business Park, has created three jobs. This could increase by six in the near future.

MTEX Technologies managing director Stewart Bell said: "It's a very exciting time to be involved with digital textile printing and I'm delighted to be opening this facility for UK customers.

"By bringing together experts from across the industry at this launch event, we hope to inspire sign and display makers, exhibition designers, retail specifiers, project managers, interior designers and brand managers with the potential that digital textile printing offers.

"We're delighted with the support being offered by North West Leicestershire District Council and we're looking forward to working with it and businesses."

Councillor Allman said: "I feel very privileged to be invited to officially open the local operation of MTEX Solutions and join the company's chief executive Eloi Ferreira in celebrating this occasion.

"We are committed to encouraging business relocation to our district and are pleased MTEX has chosen to open its first UK branch in Moira."

Councillor Tony Gillard, portfolio holder for business at the council, said: "We have a dedicated business focus team, which works to encourage new and existing business growth in our district.

"The support we can offer, in terms of advice, guidance and practicalities, helps to attract businesses to our district, providing jobs and contributing to our economy."


Courtesy: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/

Digital Textile Printing Posted 2014-10-20T00:48:14-07:00

Canon MAXIFY cloud connected wireless inkjet printers : Canon introduces the MAXIFY MB5320. Built on a foundation that includes high-quality imaging technology, the Canon MAXIFY MB5320 wireless inkjet small office All-in-One printer allow users to maximize productivity with convenient print, copy, fax and scan functionality in a fully networkable device. The advanced media handling capabilities of this new Canon printer include a 50-sheet Duplexing Auto Document Feeder for quick, two-sided copying and scanning in addition to a new function Single pass two-sided scan to help improve efficiency. With this new technology, two CIS sensors simultaneously scan the front and back of a document as it moves through the feeder, saving valuable time.
Canon MB5320

Canon MB5320 printing capabilities
The Canon MB5320 printer also features a 3-inch touch LCD screen for users to easily complete tasks, such as scanning to email, downloading documents from the cloud, and storing scanned data and received faxes directly on a file server for internal information sharing. Enhancing the functionality of the machine, is the high-capacity print output at approximately 23 images per minute (ipm) for black-and-white documents and 15 ipm for color, and a 30,000-page monthly duty cycle.

Canon Maxify MB5320

Canon MAXIFY MB5320 wireless printer
Another feature of the printer is a 500-sheet paper capacity with two trays each containing 250 sheets to help ensure that paper will not run out unexpectedly. With the two paper trays, users can load one tray with standard paper and the other with specialty paper to avoid having to reload when changing types of print jobs, thereby saving time. The Canon MAXIFY MB5320 wireless inkjet printer will have an estimated selling price of $400 (USD).

Courtesy: http://www.letsgodigital.org/

Business and Technology Posted 2014-10-18T03:02:13-07:00

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