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
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
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
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
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.
Using virtual-reality glasses for the retail sector also offered some new perspectives by showing ways in which retailers can present textiles virtually and thus create a symbiosis between online and offline sales. (AR)
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Printware, the leader in prepress and digital solutions, will begin the 2015 Inkjet Profitability seminar series at the newly renovation iJetColor Press Technology and Demonstration Center in Eagan, MN on January 23 from 10 am until 2 pm. The new demonstration center features Printware’s full line of inkjet presses including the iJetColor Envelope Press and the iJetColor Label Press. The seminar is focused on short-run digital color profitability using the iJetColor Press family of products. Register for any of the iJetColor Press Seminars at www.ijetcolor.com/seminar.
The Printware Technology and Demonstration Center underwent a complete renovation to equip it to handle the demonstration and training needs of the industry recognized iJetColor Press and Workflow solutions. The new center includes the iJetColor Envelope Press, the iJetColor Label Press and the iJetColor RIP and Workflow. The new center will be used not only for demonstrations but for customer training as well.
“The success of the iJetColor Press has far exceeded our initial expectations,” stated Tim Murphy, President of Printware. “The new technology and demonstration center allows Printware service, support and applications engineering staff to work on the iJetColor Press systems as the systems would be utilized by our customers. Customers will be able to see the systems operate in a production setting, making the demonstration or training more realistic. The center also features technology that supports customers with training and service on-line, in real time, with video, remote diagnostics and a newly created educational series on selling inkjet. Customers tell us they love the ability to get a live technician at their site in real time remotely.”
The 2015 seminars will be held in:
- January 23 – Printware Technology and Demonstration Center – Eagan, MN
- January 28 – Charlotte – Mac Papers, 1827 Scott Futrell Drive
- February 17 – Nashville
- February 19 - Atlanta
- February 25-28 – Graphics of the Americas, Miami Beach
- March 10 – Chicago (Rosemont)
- March 12 - Indianapolis
- April 16-18 – National Print Owners (NPOA)
- May 20 – Dallas
- June 10 – Cleveland/Columbus
- July 29-August 2 – Franchise Services, Inc. Convention
- September 13-16 – Graph Expo, Chicago
- September 27-30 – Pack Expo, Las Vegas
The seminar series teaches business owners how the inkjet technology of the industry award winning iJetColor Press, powered by Memjet, makes 4-color envelope or label printing profitable in less than a year even with very modest print volumes.
“The iJetColor Press has made short-run 4-color work a reality for our customers,” commented Tim Murphy, President of Printware. “The iJetColor Press enhances a print shop’s existing operations by adding a high performance, low cost digital inkjet press to enable personalized short run color printing. iJetColor Press owners have experienced incredible cost savings and added new revenue opportunities with the iJetColor Press.”
The seminar features case studies from accounts to illustrate how even with a moderate demand for short-run 4-color work, profitability is possible in under twelve months in most cases. Beyond profitability, the improvement in performance and productivity is also significant allowing customers to often receive a 4-color short-run envelope or packaging jobs the same day rather than in 5-7 business days.
The iJetColor Envelope Press is a compact, table top, 4-color inkjet press powered by Memjet technology suitable for supporting production paper stocks as heavy as .02 inch/.5 mm on up to 8.5” by 17” substrate for product personalization of:
- Direct Mail and Post Cards
- Invitations and Greeting Cards
The iJetColor Label Press is a compact, table top, 4-color inkjet press suitable for supporting production label stocks for product packaging personalization, variable data barcoding, shelf labels, product labels for retail and industrial applications. The system features:
- Roll-to-roll printing
- Fan fold printing
- Continuous label printing
- Integrated cutter
- 60 feet per minute speed
- Gap mark sensing
- Black mark sensing
- Integrated touch-screen user control system
The iJetColor Press adds new revenue opportunities to print shops, making it extremely affordable to produce 4-color jobs and capitalize on new mailing and fulfillment opportunities.
“We continue to see a tremendous level of interest in the iJetColor Press as well as an understanding by shop owners of how the system will directly benefit their business. Owners have done their homework and are ready to invest,” continued Murphy.
The iJetColor Printer is offered in several comprehensive packages to meet the specific needs of the shop. All packages include professional installation, 24/7 support and a no-finger pointing quality guarantee.
Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
The iJetColor family of products takes advantage of Printware’s complete service and open architecture supply plans providing customers the lowest total cost of ownership of any comparable solution on the market. Many consumables and parts are user changeable, further improving uptime for the shop. The performance of the iJetColor system provides industry leading results with low variable costs for print personalization. Initial customer installations demonstrate fast return on investment of less than one year
Printware’s 24/7 Support offers a no risk service program to allow customers to maintain high uptime. Utilizing Remote DiagnosticsSM, 100% complete system coverage, 24/7 telephone support, Advanced Technical TrainingSM and optional on-site technical support, customers have the options and flexibility they need to stay in production.
In these times of great volatility in world markets, the Printware Secure Supply GuaranteeSMeliminates the need for customers to worry about running out of supplies.
iJetColor inks are available in both single color and combo packages. Other user replaceable consumables and parts are also offered in a spares kit for users to have on hand when needed to allow for maximum uptime performance.
Printware iJetColor products are available directly from Printware. For more information about Printware visit www.ijetcolor.com, call 800-456-1400, Extension 418 or 651-456-1418 or email us at email@example.com. To register for one of the free seminars visit www.ijetcolor.com/seminar.
Powered by the Memjet Aspen production print engines, both presses offer the highest native print resolution of any production inkjet press at 1,600x1,375 dpi. The WEBJet 280C Digital Label press features both high-quality four- and spot-color print, plus integrated label lamination and diecutting. The WEBJet 200D commercial press can duplex print 17.54" across up to 275 ft./min. (max. web width is 20.5"). The Memjet Aspen print engines feature a "blade" architecture that print at page width. Each head hosts four blades for CMYK, with an optional fifth available for a spot color.
Super Web Digital has been building commercial web presses since 1971, and custom builds and assembles each press in its West Babylon, NY, facility. The WEBJet presses are servo-driven and feature integrated in-line finishing, including sheet stacking, perforation, hole punching and more. Press firmware and software can be customized for each user. The inkjet RIP is supplied by Xitron and is a Harlequin-based, industry-standard PDF platform. Super Web Digital has packaged all of these capabilities into a system that is very affordable for the user who needs to add high-speed variable, four-color inkjet.
These new production inkjet presses are ideal for digital label production, variable-data transactional, financial and direct mail, as well as short-run book and commercial print applications. The Open House will feature industry segment overviews, as well as Memjet inkjet and press demonstrations. This is an ideal opportunity to get "hands on" with the latest production inkjet technology. Superweb's Long Island location makes it easily accessible for firms in the New York metro area and beyond. For a complete program and to register, contact Simi Schwartz at (631) 643-9100, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EFI recorded a double-digit increase in the percentage of customers registering for this year’s conference, which is expected to draw more than 1,500 attendees. Printing companies from 25 different countries are attending to gain key insights on how their EFI print technology investments fuel greater productivity, greater efficiencies and better business results.
This year’s conference features more than 200 educational sessions on business management, sales, marketing and production technology, as well as special keynote presentations from Thomas Quinlan, CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons; Avi Reichental, CEO of 3D Systems; and Andrew Paparozzi, chief economist of print industry association AMSP/NAPL/NAQP.
EFI Connect: Networking value unlike any other industry conference
One regular Connect attendee, Brian Thompson, co-owner of Seattle Printworks, attends the conference to gain the insights on business management strategies.
“Just like most printing companies, our run-length volumes are going down, even though the number of jobs we produce is going up,” Thompson says. “While that trend seems like a threat, the invaluable networking opportunities Connect offers – where we can have detailed discussions with similar businesses who are not direct competitors – help us fine-tune our workflow and operations so we are earning more money on every sheet we print.
“Seattle Printworks reallocated the budget we used to devote to outside consultants to attend Connect,” Thompson adds, “because Connect offers us technical training and the best type of consulting – honest advice from our peers – all in one event.”
New, advanced technology opportunities
EFI Connect features a preview of the EFI Productivity Suite – the next step in the company’s productivity software portfolio evolution. The suite expands on EFI’s existing offerings with an even stronger focus on how customers can generate revenue and enhance efficiency and profitability using the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of print and packaging software.
Available this quarter, the suite addresses customers’ most pressing automation and efficiency needs by moving the workflow emphasis away from individual EFI software packages and modules to a complete offering that uses best-of-suite, end-to-end workflows, certified integrations and synchronized development. As a result, printing and packaging companies can further simplify the management and operations tasks they need to grow into new markets and strategically run their businesses.
Other new offerings at Connect include:
- Unified workflow management capabilities for combined offset and digital production operations using a new Heidelberg Prinect/EFI Fiery® digital front end integration. Now, printing companies can use their familiar Prinect interface to quickly route work to offset or Fiery Driven™ digital presses while streamlining overall business processes using integrated links to EFI web-to-print and print MIS products.
- A module featuring EFI DirectSmile® technology to enable automated, template-based and data-driven variable image and document rendering within the award-winning EFI Digital StoreFront® web-to-print and eCommerce interface.
- An enhanced automation workflow, powered by AccuZIP, that uses Digital StoreFront’s web-to-print capabilities and its new variable-data printing module to automate direct mail production tasks from order entry through mail processing and check out.
EFI Connect also features numerous exhibits from partner companies, including the conference’s platinum sponsor, Xerox; gold sponsors Canon and Kodak; and bronze sponsors 3M Commercial Graphics; AccuZIP; BCC Software; Esko; ESP/SurgeX; Honle UV America; Heytex Corp.; Konica Minolta; MBM Corp.; the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation; Ricoh Production Print; and Zünd.
A leading strategy event for print and packaging success in 2015
“The thing that works best about EFI Connect is the fact that our customers are very engaged, and they foster collaboration with EFI employees and partners better than any other industry event I have attended,” said EFI’s CEO, Guy Gecht. “With over 200 classes and the line-up of keynote sessions, technology exhibits, and networking opportunities taking place, this event brings our customers and staff together for an important, face-to-face opportunity to learn, strategize and re-fuel to go after even greater business success in 2015.”
EFI Connect is the printing industry's best venue for open dialogue and idea exchange, giving global business leaders a valuable opportunity to participate in educational sessions, receive hands-on experience, discuss industry trends, network with peers, voice their opinions, and learn from others. For more information about EFI products, visit www.efi.com, or call 800-875-7117.
EFI (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.
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Chicago, Illinois – 2015 January 22 – In response to manufacturers’ need to comply with increased serialization regulations, Videojet Technologies Inc., a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has introduced the 7810 Ultraviolet (UV) 2-Watt Laser, in addition to its existing CO2 and fiber laser offerings. Laser technology is the only technology that provides permanent high resolution marking on high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and synthetic fiber materials, and this system is ideal for pharmaceutical, medical and cosmetic manufacturers as the surface of the product remains undamaged. The code is resistant to abrasives, chemicals and sterilization processes. Specifically engineered to allow high-speed, inline marking at up to 250 products per minute (PPM), the Videojet 7810 UV Laser’s proprietary 360° Arc Software compensates for products on curved lines of movement to help ensure consistent, high-quality coding time after time, irrespective of the product orientation.
Medical device products utilizing synthetic fiber materials, such as DuPontTM Tyvek® for sealing blister packs, are ideal for marking with the Videojet 7810 UV Laser. UV laser properties ensure that the light amplification does not burn the fabric, therefore ensuring that there is little risk of code deterioration during the sterilization process. Ink-based technology may result in reduced code quality and permanency. Medical device manufacturers can ill-afford such inconsistency, especially as they are required to adhere to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations concerning its Unique Device Identification (UDI) System. The regulations will, among other things, require all medical devices to carry a bar code, such as a 2D DataMatrix code, that must contain a lot number and expiration date. UDI compliance for Class III devices was required by September 24th, 2014, with regulations for other devices taking effect on a rolling scale until full implementation by September 24th, 2020.
According to Sascha Benke, Laser Business Manager, Videojet Technologies Inc., “Videojet is the only global UV laser supplier providing permanent, high-grade readable codes regardless of product positioning for manufacturers to consistently meet the quality requirements for optimal vision system readability, a critical element of the pharmaceutical packaging line. The pharmaceutical, medical and cosmetic industries can now feel confident about their coding integrity as the Videojet 7810 UV Laser deters tampering and counterfeiting to help ensure lifetime brand protection and traceability.”
The Videojet 7810 UV Laser features product movement compensation software, known as 360° Arc. The software acts to counterbalance the orientation of products on curved lines of movement, common with rotary systems, helping to ensure consistent, high-quality coding. As the packaging moves down the production line, multiple concave mirrors deviate the UV beam to ensure that every part of the package can be clearly coded as needed, so that at any moment in the supply chain, the product can be fully traced.
The Videojet 7810’s 360° Arc Compensation Software ensures that 2D and alphanumeric codes are consistently crisp, high resolution and undistorted by natural movement during the production process. Unlike with other laser systems, which use different wavelengths, there is no need for additives to be included in the original plastic material for the laser to react accordingly and create the appropriate contrast mark. This allows customers to integrate the UV Laser into their production, without the need to change any existing process or to undertake a long and costly revalidation process in order to benefit from a better, more effective coding solution. This pioneering advancement in marking and coding will improve manufacturing for the pharmaceutical, medical and cosmetics industries as the Videojet 7810 can quickly mark each bottle with a high contrast, permanent code.
Benke added, “Until now, there has been no complete solution on the market fulfilling the technical integration requirements of manufacturers’ packaging lines. The Videojet 7810 UV Laser achieves high resolution, clear contrast and permanent color change by photo-chemically altering the packaging’s surface using only 2 Watts of heat, avoiding damage or alteration to the surface of the packaging.”
For more information about the new Videojet 7810 Ultraviolet 2-Watt Laser, please call 91-22-30933168 or visit http://bit.ly/7810In
Tyvek® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in continuous inkjet (CIJ), thermal inkjet (TIJ), laser marking, thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 325,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service, and training support is provided by direct operations with over 3,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, the Videojet distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.