PRINTING United Expo 2022 Exceeds Expectations

PRINTING United Expo 2022, Oct. 19-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was the largest live event in the graphic arts and printing industry since 2019. The expo drew registrants from 121 countries and was deemed a success by attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners. “I’ve truly never seen this amount of engagement from a show.” … Read more

America’s Print Show Offers Workshops on Workforce Development and Supply Chains

The inaugural America’s Print Show (APS22) will be held Aug. 17-19, 2022 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. APS22 has been created by printers for printers and is a partnership of more than 30 industry trade associations and industry leaders. The goal of APS22 is to bring resources, ideas, education, and thought … Read more

Catalyst Uses Multiple Epson SureColor F10070 Printers for Home Textile Products

Digital textile printing systems are making it easier for home-textile designers and entrepreneurs to order shorter runs of customized products. For example, Catalyst Fabric Solutions, a large web-to-print manufacturer of home textiles, has installed multiple Epson SureColor F10070 dye-sublimation printers to increase productivity and fulfill print-on-demand orders. Catalyst Fabric Solutions offers more than10,000 customizable home … Read more

EFI Sells Productivity Software Business to Symphony Technology Group

On January 5, EFI (Electronics for Imaging) announced that they had completed the sale of its eProductivity Software (EPS) packaging and print productivity software business to an affiliate of Symphony Technology Group (STG). STG is a private-equity partner to market-leading companies in data, software, and analytics. EPS will become an independent global software company, offering … Read more

Correcting Common Myths about Printing Paper and Deforestation

A recent Two Sides North America survey showed that 48% of Americans believe paper is bad for the environment, and 60% believe U.S. forests are shrinking. That’s not true. In honor of International Print Day (October 20, 2021), we compiled some facts that print buyers should know about the relationship between printing paper use and … Read more

IDTechEx Expects Market for Fully Printed Sensors to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2031

Printed and flexible sensors constitute the largest printed electronics market outside of electronic displays. Printed sensors span a diverse range of technologies and applications, ranging from image sensors to wearable electrodes. IDTechEx forecasts that the market for fully printed sensors will reach $4.9 billion by 2032. This growth is expected to occur even though the … Read more

OTTO Motors and Significans Automation Are Bringing Mobile Material-Handling Robots to Printing and Packaging Industry

OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for production, has signed a partnership agreement with Significans Automation Inc. to bring AMR material handling technology to the Printing and Packaging space in the Americas. AMRs are advanced robots designed to transport raw and work-in-progress materials throughout the factory floor in pedestrian-heavy areas. AMRs … Read more

Demand for Sustainable Print Technologies Will Create New Business Opportunities

More environmentally friendly printing is emerging as a key industry trend for the 2020s. This trend is examined in detail in the Smithers report “The Future of Green Printing to 2026,” Published in August 2021, the report profiles the evolution of circular economy principles, key legislative initiatives, the impact on analog and digital print processes, … Read more

Virtual Event Explores Opportunities in Specialty, Custom, and Industrial Printing

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) will host Unbound, a one-day virtual event and online trade fair for opportunities in specialty, custom and industrial printing. The Unbound event will be held November 16, 2021 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm EDT. There is no fee to attend. “Print is more than ink on paper and it’s more … Read more

Ricoh’s Wide-Format Elite Access Helps Operators Solve Production Challenges on Any Brand of Wide-Format Printer

Print shops can produce almost anything with wide-format printing and finishing devices. But the versatility of the equipment combined with rising customer expectations can also create new challenges–especially for wide-format newcomers who don’t yet understand the intricacies of using a greater variety of specialty materials and workflows. Wide-Format Elite Access is a new service from … Read more