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Following a few successful tests late last year, this February Solucan hosted an official press conference to demonstrate the impressive capabilities of their Tonejet Cyclone machine – enabling beverage cans production of infinite print customization options with flexible quantities – ranging from 48 to 165,000 beverage cans.
Press release from the issuing company
The investment for professional digital printing equipment can be significant for smaller companies wanting to step into this new market. The REX program, recently launched by Xeikon, will offer a range of remanufactured Xeikon presses providing an affordable option for printers and converters looking to expand their business with digital applications.
Xerox announced the acquisition of Arena Group – a leading UK company that specializes in hard copy and electronic document management for SMBs. Arena Group grew from 10 employees to 160 employees across 6 UK offices, providing SMBs with hardware, software and expertise that enables organisations to cut costs, improve efficiencies and become greener.
All over the world, poor families are missing one of life’s most basic needs: a home. New Story is a nonprofit organization developing innovative solutions to end global homelessness. With the help of donations, they have already built over 2,700 homes in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Mexico using traditional methods. Now, having partnered with Icon – a construction tech company based in Austin, TX, they are building the world’s first 3D printed community in rural Mexico.
Around 200 million tons of foods are wasted globally each year, largely due to the short shelf-life of fresh food and misunderstanding of food date labels – which account for 20% of avoidable food disposal. Food packaging has a vital role in food quality preservation, extending food shelf-life and of course, grabbing shoppers attention and informing consumers of the package contents.
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.
Press release from the issuing company
Canon Production Printing has partnered with OneVision, a market leader in prepress software solutions, to offer large format graphics customers in Europe improved operational efficiencies through end-to-end workflow automation. Achieve seamless integration between your large format printer and software.
The packaging industry thrives on innovations, which help companies attract and engage consumers before they purchase the product. Creative, unique and “cool” packaging stand out on the shelves and peaks our interest when we hold the package in the store. In recent years we’ve seen unique packaging ideas, such as squeezable wine, origami labels, game board and puzzle packaging, lunch packages which unfold to a plate and confectionery packaging which turns into a mask.
Here are the exciting new trends that will dominate year 2020. If you haven’t read part 1 of this article, please click here.
IoT and AI
The Internet of Things (IoT) is where products and appliances automatically connect to other appliances or service center through the internet. Naturally, printers are connected to computers, but it’s increasingly common to see printers that connect to smartphones, enabling services such as printing-on-the-go. The IoT will enable consumers to purchase print products by interfacing with other products or even advertising pieces. Companies that offer print on demand services will experience the most growth in this respect.
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.