Tradition came back to life on Nov. 17 with the return of the Print Drives America Foundation Franklin Event, a live, in-person celebration of industry service, leadership, solidarity, and the enduring power of the medium that continues to inspire them.
It was a day of anguish and destruction – even more so for printers who were close to the World Trade Center 20 years ago tomorrow.
As the attendees of the ninth annual Inkjet Summit are winding down their program’s final day at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines on July 28, attendees of the Wide-format Summit will be commencing the first day of theirs in the same elegant location.
With production inkjet equipment, experts say, “you can make more money than you are making with whatever you are printing on today.” Four senior industry analysts discuss why they think inkjet is well-positioned to lead the recovery.
A veteran journalist, who has decided to retire, takes a look back at the industry noting aspects that he believes will never change.
The interaction of paper with jetted ink used to be problematic, but no longer. Advances in the production inkjet printing process have made it much more substrate-friendly than it once was, broadening applications well-suited for inkjet, and encouraging its adoption.
By controlling costs, meeting tight deadlines, and adding value, utility company in-plants prove themselves indispensable to the energy companies they serve.
It took several years between Mayo Clinic’s decision to get an inkjet press and its installation in October, but the success of the outcome has validated the pace of the effort.
Don’t count out offset as a printing method for in-plants. Despite digital printing’s incessant growth, offset lithography frequently stands out as the best way for some in-plants to get the job done.
These industry experts believe they can discern what the commercial printing industry can expect in 2021.
Steve Priesman admits he once was “hesitant and negative toward lamination overall” — even to the point of avoiding it. That has changed, however, since his in-plant at Omaha Public Schools installed a Graphic Whizard PT33LSC laminator.
LED ultraviolet curing has made the pressroom drying bottleneck a thing of the past. Printers find it a flexible, cost-efficient way to increase job throughput and enhance the quality of the finished product.
Greater transparency and improved efficiency are among the rewards of using production data to steer the day-to-day operations of an in-plant.
Glendon Harris, Operations Manager of Ithaca College’s in-plant, joined two other printers to discuss how e-commerce-enabled print production has benefited their operations during the Workflow and Software segment of the PRINTING United Digital Experience.
Dry and Liquid Digital Toner, a technology near and dear to every in-plant, was the focus of one full day of the PRINTING United Digital Experience. In his keynote, analyst David Zwang made the case that toner is “the digital print of the past and the future.”