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Five Trends for Industrial Inkjet Printing in 2022

As industrial printers prepare for uncertain times, the integration of digital printing takes on a new urgency.

Strong Inspiration for Successful Growth

A closer look at some of the shared traits that some of the most successful printing companies have embraced on their path to growth.

Why Printers Should Care About Repeats in Printing Patterns

Printing patterns for use in interiors is different than printing other types of products because patterns need to be in repeat.

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Business Management

As industrial printers prepare for uncertain times, the integration of digital printing takes on a new urgency.

A closer look at some of the shared traits that some of the most successful printing companies have embraced on their path to growth.

The United States Supreme Court upheld a “stay” on the Emergency Temporary Standard, three PRINTING United experts weigh in.

Training & Education

Printing patterns for use in interiors is different than printing other types of products because patterns need to be in repeat.

Trade shows may have looked different in 2021. So, after a year off, what did we see?

The digital transition means that more applications will become digital, which leads to highly specialized wide-format printers.

Consumables - Media

Window graphics are a key part of the marketing mix. So, why not capitalize on opportunities inside with double-sided window graphics?

For any wall or floor graphics application, it’s essential that the graphic itself will stand the test of time.

When choosing floor graphic materials, it is essential they are suitable and safe for their intended environment.

Software

File errors are one of the biggest workflow cripplers in the printing industry.

When you run wide and grand format inkjet equipment, it’s imperative that you perform a nozzle check each morning.

A prosperous 2020 was planned, with an array of events foiled by COVID-19. But one market was booming: digital print-on-demand.

Digital Printing - Inkjet

Considerations of print speed, print quality, and flexibility factor strongly in wide-format equipment purchases.

Technology advancements allow operations of all sizes to adopt industrial décor printing.

Sustainable printing, faster adaptability, and the influx of creative design are some of the drivers for the predicted growth of DTG.

Interactive Print

With the latest innovations in printed electronics, we move one step closer to the ability to directly print microchips onto paper.

From a design perspective, you could say it was the year of the QR Code Comeback.

Color/Quality Control

Trying to achieve a shared visual appearance between products printed on different media with different printers can be challenging.

You can use a test image that includes a color bar, but there can be benefits in creating your own custom test image too.

Download the same PDF used for SGIA’s 2020 Product of the Year competition to see how you stack up.

Consumables - Ink

Breaking down the types of inks and what they’re used for helps match the application to the best print technology.

Understanding how materials work with specific print and ink technologies is a key foundation of product development.

Watching for — and responding to — disruptive technology and changing consumer interest factors into business decisions every day.

Consumables - General

When it comes time to convert a digitally printed graphic, one of the most critical decisions is which clear laminate to use.

The new series of products, which includes printable billboard and tent structures, offers viable outdoor display options that assemble quickly, move with the wind and utilize sturdy base plates to keep the structures in place. PRINTING United Booth 6024.

Fujifilm’s new Samba Mini 4300 Printbar System provides high-resolution printing, at high speed, with a single pass. The system is designed for integration into existing industrial processes and features 1,200 dpi resolution at a drop size as small as three picoliters. PRINTING United Booth 8220.

Finishing

Silvering is a common issue that occurs when laminating a printed job.

The products offered by Rollem International, including systems spanning the printing spectrum, work to expand the product offerings of print providers, promote differentiation in the marketplace, and ease print production and finishing. PRINTING United Booth 10351.

Assisting on-demand apparel manufacturers with speedy, accurate textile cutting, a new system from Gerber Technology serves as a model for how manufacturing is changing, and how cutting technologies enable manufacturing processes. PRINTING United Booths 8833, 8850.

Mailing/Fulfillment

We’ve heard a lot on the news about essential businesses during COVID-19, but 1 we all count on that isn’t mentioned much is the USPS.