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Owner Perspectives: J Press 720S Drives a Competitive Advantage for Production of Short Run Packaging

IT Strategies recently reported perspectives from the Digital Packaging Summit, an invitation only event by NAPCO Media and Engage sponsored in part by Fujifilm. The report noted that “there is a big squeeze by consumer goods manufacturers on packaging converters to reduce lead times on procuring print.” The report went on to comment that those [...]

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

Fujifilm Participates in Hybrid Print Panel at Digital Packaging Summit

Mike Barry, Fujifilm product marketing manager - digital solutions, joined a panel of suppliers at the third annual Digital Packaging Summit to discuss the impact hybrid flexo/inkjet printing technology will have in packaging. Moderated by Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies, the panel also included representatives from Mark Andy, Nilpeter, Kodak, and Gallus. "In the label [...]

November 29th, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

Owner Perspectives: Onset X3 Transforms Edison Retail Solutions’ Retail Marketing Production

Edison Retail Solutions is heavily focused on in-store retail marketing and POP displays. The ability to quickly produce high-quality, large format signage is vital to the success of their business. Their clients often need large runs produced with quick turnaround times. With the Onset X3, they are able to do so with remarkable speed and [...]

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

Are Your Signs Following the Law?

If you read our blog post on ADA guidelines that print service providers (PSPs) should know, you know that a business can incur fines of up to $50,000 for sign violations. That's a hefty price to pay - especially for a small business - and can be easily avoided when PSPs are thoroughly educated on [...]

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

Inkjet Innovations Sure to Catch Your Eye at SGIA Expo 2017

Get jazzed at SGIA Expo 2017 this year as the premier imaging event in North America visits New Orleans, October 10 - 12. As a platinum sponsor of SGIA Expo 2017, the Fujifilm exhibit – located in booth 1529 – will give attendees the opportunity to see how innovations in inkjet technology are changing the [...]

September 25th, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

Open Your Eyes to Digital Inkjet at Fujifilm’s Exciting PRINT 17 Exhibit

PRINT 17, an innovative exhibition of digital inkjet technologies, products and services, is being held this year in Chicago on September 10-14. The exciting Fujifilm exhibit – located in booth 2013 – will give attendees the opportunity to see how innovations in traditional offset printing and developments in digital toner and inkjet technology are changing [...]

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

Hybrid Printing of Shrink Sleeve Beer Cans Ideal for Micro-Brews

A recent article by Richard Romano for (That Can-Do Spirit: New Trends in Beer Consumption Open Up a Can of Opportunities, July 31, 2017) showcases the opportunities available to printers by the tremendous U.S. growth in microbreweries and the new benefits of canning their beer versus bottling. First, there's economics. Cans are cheaper for [...]

August 21st, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

Three Hot Wide Format Applications for 2017

As reported by Richard Romano, Wide Format Editor/Senior Analyst on, while wide-format and specialty printing products will show gains across most all application segments this year, three particular areas are poised for dramatic growth. Signage Romano is bullish about signage, calling it a "basic human need." Signage covers a wide area of uses already, [...]

July 24th, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

Strategies for Protecting Vinyl Banners in High Winds

Author Jim Hingst, a 42-year veteran in the graphic arts field, recently posted a blog (Hingst's Sign Post) containing an excerpt from an article he wrote several years ago for Sign Builder Illustrated detailing strategies for how best to protect vinyl banners from strong winds. As printers broaden their production of flexible media applications using [...]

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

OBIE Awards Showcase Out-of-Home Creative Printing Ideas & Techniques

The 2016 OBIE Awards for the best Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising campaigns were featured last November in a Big Picture article ("Printed Advertising Takes to the Streets") and highlights how creative printing and engineering can result in eye-catching and effective new ways to breakthrough the advertising clutter. Have you changed the way you think about how [...]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments