As I have poked around the industry, gathering comments and insights regarding print quality from print buyers and designers based on the What They Think / Unisource “Digital Print Survey,” I received an interesting comment in a LinkedIn print buyer’s group. The issue of spot colors in digital print isn’t as important as it used […]
- A focus on inkjet engineering and the placing of a million drops that will feature hardware and software aspects of equipment design and manufacture. Areas touched on will include fluid systems, precision engineering, printheads, digital asset management, RIPs, colour calibration and workflow.
- Fluid and ink components will be reviewed such as nano particles, laboratory equipment, rheometers, particle size analyzers, conductive, aqueous and UV inks.
- The academic track is open to all universities and non-commercial research institutes to present their work.
Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA comments: “Inkjet is becoming a mainstream print technology. Since the introduction of high resolution single pass printheads there have been more than five new inkjet presses announced every year. Whether labels, textiles, packaging, ceramics or graphics, inkjet print technology is bridging the differences between applications and positioning print into the manufacturing environment.”
ThermoFlexX operates under the umbrella of Xeikon Prepress, which has been involved in CTP technology for 20 years. The 14,000 sq metre factory in Ypres employs 80 people and has three ‘lean’ production lines manufacturing basysPrint CTP systems for the commercial market, ThermoFlexX imagers for the flexo industry and, under an OEM agreement, newspaper CTP systems for Agfa. By bringing together experts in fields as diverse as optics, software, electronics and mechanical engineering, ThermoFlexX is able to test new ideas quickly, using its extensive research and development facilities and the wide ranging skills found in its comprehensive engineering department.
The working relationships with Swiss manufacturer Zund and Dutch manufacturer AV Flexologic represent an important strategic move that provides customers with a host of new ways of improving efficiency in the pre-press department. For example, using a new software module from Hybrid Software called Patchplanner, it will be possible for customers to identify small printed items in a job that has large unprinted areas, a scenario commonly encountered in corrugated box production.
One of the great things of being part of ID Technology is the huge number of labeling applications we can handle. Our LSI facility in New Jersey specializes in designing and building integrated labeling solutions for a wide range of industries and this…