Category Archives: Digital Printing
Sometimes it seems that we live in an age where all marketing is done online. We have already forgotten that only a few years ago both small businesses and large organizations still used quite a few networking events, billboards, leaflets and brochures, to advertise their products and services. With the rise of the Internet, most organizations and businesses have switched to massive online advertising, and rightly so – online advertising has many benefits: accessibility, availability, accuracy and the ability to measure performance. However, it is very important to dedicate some efforts to offline marketing; such as flyers, business cards, branded giveaways etc.
Agfa launches the InterioJet 3300, a water-based inkjet system for printing on décor paper and laminated surfaces
Press release from the issuing company
The InterioJet 3300 is a multi-pass, water-based inkjet system for printing on décor paper used for interior decoration, such as laminate floors and furniture. It boasts brilliant and consistent print quality and enables the creation of customized interior decorations, including brand logos, pictures or seasonal themes.
The InterioJet is built on the same inkjet printing platform as Agfa’s award-winning heavy-duty Jeti Tauro LED UV printing press for sign & display printing applications. It delivers the same printing reliability – now with print heads, inks and a drying system tuned to water-based pigment inks.
Most of us are already familiar with canvas. It is a quality and easy-to-use material used by painters and has now become a popular product in the printing world. In addition to the widespread use of canvas, there is a relatively new printable material called foam board or ‘kappa’.
Press release from the issuing company
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA) today announce that, as of May 1, 2020, the two organizations will officially merge. SGIA and PIA are together committed to serving the graphic arts community with preeminent research, education, training, events, legislative support, government affairs, health and safety, and other key industry services. SGIA primarily serves the graphics, industrial and apparel decorator segments; and PIA primarily serves the commercial printing segment. Together, members will have access to services across many channels.
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.