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October 1, 2018

Sheetfed inkjet opportunities and challenges

Fujifilm’s Ed Pierce, Komcan’s Brett Rogers, Canon’s Alec Couckuyt and Riso’s Andre D’Urbano describe sheetfed inkjet press advances, challenges, and why commercial printers should invest.

Driving dots

The past few years have seen the rise of two important technical terms in relation to the key piece of hardware – printheads – of production inkjet presses: Nanotechnology and MEMS. Print head makers and their press-building OEM partners – if not one and the same – have put both nanotechnology and MEMS into play for decades now.

Mitsubishi Imaging offers SWORDiJET 5.5 High Gloss

Mitsubishi Imaging is adding the SWORDiJET 5.5 High Gloss to Mitsubishi Paper Mill’s (MPM) portfolio of high-speed production inkjet coated papers. With an 80-percent gloss level, the paper is suitable for high-end magazines, catalogues, books and scientific journals.

Xaar launches coding printhead

Xaar plc has launched the Xaar 502 product family of greyscale piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed for a range of applications. The first release from this printhead family is the Xaar 502 GS15 O optimized for Coding and Marking applications.

The Océ VarioPrint iSeries: Inkjet Designed for Commercial Printers

Inkjet is no longer just a theory, but the new reality. As customer demands evolve towards shorter runs, quicker turn-arounds, variable data, and specific papers, embracing inkjet ensures your business won’t be left behind. With this in mind, Canon designed the Océ VarioPrint iSeries. A family of innovative, high-volume colour sheetfed presses that takes the ceaseless productivity of inkjet web presses and combines it with the versatility and media flexibility of sheetefed models. » Find out more
Daniel Dejan

Addressing tech and innovation at PrintForum 2018

More than 250 printing professionals attended PrintForum 2018, held early June at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The conference program hit on a range of topics for commercial printers, including sheetfed offset, digital enhancement, wide-format inkjet, and production inkjet. Now in its third year, the 2018 edition was our largest show yet. » Learn more

Printware debuts iJetColor inkjet family at Print 18

Printware will introduce the iJetColorNXT and offer upgrades and improvements to the iJetColor envelope press and iJetColorPro Light industrial inkjet press for commercial print, mail, and packaging providers during Print 18. » Read full article

Riso to showcase inkjet solutions

Riso will exhibit its full array of inkjet products at Print 18, including its ComColor GD Series, a compact cut sheet printer that uses the Forcejet Technology to produce full colour prints at a rate of up to 160 pages per minute. » Read full article

Canadian Printing Awards

Location: Palais Royale, Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 8, 2018
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Print 18

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 30-October 2, 2018
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Ghent Workgroup Graphic Arts Workshop

Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: October 9, 2018
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Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: October 18-20, 2018
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