Category Archives: Digital Printing
Custom T-shirt design and printing is a booming business model, and a trend that will only grow in the next few years. In fact, whenever people think of starting a business, a T-shirt company is one of the first ideas that come up. With recent developments in e-commerce and worldwide shipping, it’s a rather viable business to setup, in a market expected to cross $10 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 6.3%. This global trend is on the rise, especially in Pacific Asia, which accounts for 30% of the global market.
It’s almost time to close the books on year 2019, and look forward to the new year ahead. The past year has taught us, that despite some gloom and doom predictions, print is not dead – in fact it’s alive more than ever. After a 1.8% industry growth in 2018, the industry has grown by 3.5% in 2019, with a total amount of $850 billion in industry revenues in the US alone. Technology innovation is pushing the print industry forward, and the coming year 2020 looks promising.
The QR code is a readable code scanned by a smartphone, and can connect offline and online marketing channels. It’s basically a sort of shortcut that encodes text, URL or other data, connecting the consumer right to the marketer’s desired destination.
Xerox recently announced two new optional capabilities for their iGen 5 series: the extra-long sheet (XLS) and Fluorescent Yellow Dry Ink. These new enhancements help expand printers’ applications and increase press productivity.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. had announced the new imagePROGRAF large-format 5-Color 24-inch TA-20 and 36-inch TA-30 printers. Developed to benefit entry-level print customers, the TA Series offers high-quality software in a cost-efficient, easy-to-use solution that will enhance workflow and productivity for small businesses and first-time large-format print users.
Fujifilm recently unveiled Uvijet OX – their latest, advanced high performance ink set developed exclusively for use with the new Inca Digital Onset X HS UV flatbed series.
The unique Uvijet OX ink will be available at first as a six color set, and will enable the new Onset X HS to print on a wide range of media at high speed with maximum adhesion, cure speed and quality; helping printers to reach new markets.
A recent launch from Mimaki revealed a new high-performance entry-level model flatbed printer, which can print on media up to 98.4 inches wide by 51.1 inches long by 1.96 inches thick, thus expanding possibilities in the printing business.
A new hybrid printer is catching the attention of sign and display printers, and its’ advanced capabilities sure justify the hype. Meet the UV wide-format inkjet printer from Agfa – the Jeti Tauro H2500 LED.
Food waste has become a matter of crisis in the last years, and it seems like it’s only getting worse. Recently, two Dutch students from the University of Eindhoven founded the company Upprinting Food, which uses food waste as the basis for 3D-printed snacks.
The Dutch company Q.I. Press Controls recently created a new smart pre-setting to prolong the life of older printing presses. This improvement promises to save an extra of 150 to 200 copies with each press start-up, and is also able to save costs and lifetime of presses.