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The COVID pandemic is for sure still not over, and the number of cancellations and postponements of events is still something we have to live with. Hunkeler Innovationdays, one of the most beloved events, has already been postponed a couple of times. Though many had hoped for the event to occur in February 2022, Hunkeler President Stefan Hunkeler gave the sad message about moving the event to 2023 a few weeks ago. INKISH went to Switzerland to talk to Stefan Hunkeler but focused more on what to expect in 2023.
Our colleagues from WhatTheyThink did also talk to Stefan Hunkeler - see the interview made by David Zwang at the following link:
Nico Sleeckx guides us while colleagues explain the new Terra Silver printer for very fast direct sublimation printing.
Applications to think of are printed fabrics for home furniture, fashion and all sorts of textile applications & more.
INKISH gets answers why PRINT.com is present at show like FESPA and how they see the market evolve. Robert Godwin dives into the subject whether online design tools like CANVA are becoming competitors to online print providers like themselves. Interesting stuff proving that the online printing space is a fast moving one!
We get better acquainted with some of their offerings and ask about their economic outlook for the coming years. Interesting points of view to hear from an important player in this segment.
Do check it out.
With well-known brands like DIBOND, FOREX, HYLITE, FOAM-X and many more, 3A composites emblazoned being part of Schweiter Technologies AG.
As leading manufacturer of sheet materials in the field of visual communication materials it immediately became clear that all were happy to return to a more human and personal interaction.
With some interesting new products in their portfolio the group is clearly putting environmental challenges and sustainability high on the agenda.
Large format output InkJet devices as the technologies of choice are on everyone's radar in the graphics and printing industry. INKISH set out to investigate these pandemic period whisperings and promises that were in full display at the FESPA2021 Global Expo in beautiful Amsterdam.
Walking in through the RAI entrance you could not miss one of the biggest booths in show.
This is a comprehensive interview with a keen and knowledgeable Koen Steers, Head of Sales, Europe for AGFA’s Sign & Display segment.
The excellent atmosphere in and around the Agfa booth and the rest of Expo show is proof that the interviewee, the many visitors and of course INKISH were eager to mingle, explore, have a good time and talk about everything new.
Michael Ryan is almost the synonym of FESPA, and at the Amsterdam 2021 show, everybody held their breath - will it take place, will visitors come, will exhibitors get the return expected - and yes, yes, and yes. Michael Ryan reviews the first days, and it's positive for a good reason. The interview was done just before day two started, and as this is edited and published almost at the end of day two, we can report that Day 2 was busy, with more guests than the first day and a humming buzz like bees in a cube.
In this short interview FESPA CEO Neil Felton talk about the success of FESPA Amsterdam 2021. Enjoy!
Wonderful being back at a REAL tradeshow. Not so many people, but still a positive buzz about the FESPA Amsterdam 2021 event. Exhibitors show equipment, applications, technologies - and are we back to normal? Well - almost. With the health security from RAI Amsterdam - we can move around without facemasks, and measures are by all means excellent.
In this online interview, Neil Felton from FESPA openly answers some of the questions we asked, so enjoy the video. FESPA Amsterdam opens its doors for the public in a little more than a week and will be the first major tradeshow in Europe in the hopefully soon post-pandemic time. Neil Felton talks about a massive interest from exhibitors - so we take that the real test will be how many attendees we will see. As Felton underscores, it is the quality of the visitors rather than the quantity - but listen to the interview, and hopefully, enjoy :-)
LinkedIn Neil Felton
Inkjet is by all means on the radar everywhere - and at the Peak Performance Print Experience event in Brussels September 28-29th, 2021 - we got the chance to talk to Stefan Steinle. He is the Sales & Business Development Manager for the new entity Fujifilm Integrated Solutions. So what is it? Well, imagine an inkjet printhead. Place one or more heads in a bar with all the needed electronics, pumps, vacuum, cooler, power - and you now have a print bar that can be up to 2 meters in width. Now, place it almost anywhere you need print - and you have an idea what this is all about. It can be used in mailing applications, offset/web offset solutions to extend with variable data, all managed by Stefan Steinle and his team. Very excited, and well - check for yoursel
On the second day at the Peak Performance Print Experience event, we got a chance to ask Gareth Ward from Print Business in the UK about his views on the event and the Jet Press 750S. As expected, the answer is not about the technology but more about what the technology can do business-wise - and we liked that answer. But listen for yourself and enjoy the insights from one of the leading media in our industry.
Imagine selling millions of greeting cards online. That is exactly what Celebrate Digital Printing does, and Francisco Martinez takes all the decisions. At the Peak Performance Print Experience event in Brussels, his companies name flashed the Revoria PC1120, and just a few months ago, the company also invested in the Jet Press 750.
Isabell Stiller from TDG The Document Group in Germany is excited about the color options delivered by the new Revoria PC1120. With the options to print CMYK+ varnish, silver, gold, white, or pink - the machine expands the color-gamut plus using gold and silver to give the customers metallic colors - really cool. As you can hear, Isabell Stiller is excited!
Fujifilm's PR company also visited the Peak Performance Print Experience event, AD Communication - represented by Tom Platt. But what does a PR company do? And can a communications specialist also be passionate about technology? Well, listen to what Tom Platt has to say!
On September 29th, Fujifilm delivered an excellent presentation of their latest products. The second day focused on Fujifilm Jet Press 750s, and about 50-60 people from the UK, Benelux, and Scandinavia showed up. The agenda was to hear, see, and even touch the new Fujifilm Jet Press 750s. INKISH covered the event with numerous interviews you can find on INKISH.TV. On day two, we took the opportunity to look at many aspects of Fujifilm's graphic offerings as well as the Peak Performance Print demonstrations - so enjoy this really great film - filmed and edited by Jan Majnik, INKISH - of course :-)
The Peak Performance Print Experience event in Brussels was about machines, people, and of course, business. Bernd Rekirsch is a huge dealer representing multiple brands - and in Brussels, he and his company celebrated their new distribution of Fujifilm products in Germany.
The Fujifilm event Peak Performance Print Experience was held in Brussels on September 28th and 29th, 2021. It was a great event with many people, really good print samples, and an insight into where Fujifilm sees their technology. Here we speak to Taro Aoki, who is the head of Fujifilm digital press solutions. The new Revoria brand was also demonstrated on the first day, but only to customers in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal - since Revoria is only available here now. The event gave the audience an insight into the technology, like the new Jet Press 750s with faster print speed, still fantastic quality, and a few other great and exciting upgrades.
The Peak Performance Print Experience event in Brussels was two one-day events where Fujifilm employees, customers, resellers, and press got an excellent chance to learn, mingle, and of course, do business. Simon Howe is a Digital Printing Solutions Manager with Fujifilm and a background as a PSP giving him a wealth of knowledge to share. But listen for yourself, and remember to enjoy!
On September 28th, Fujifilm delivered an excellent presentation of their latest products. About 100+ people from mainly Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal met in the Fujifilm demo center located near the airport. The agenda was to hear, see, and even touch the new Fujifilm Jet Press 750s + the Revoria PC1120. INKISH covered the event with numerous interviews that you soon can find on INKISH.TV - so start here with our "postcard" from Day One.
The Online Print Properties eCommerce platform with pre-populated print products. Priced at cost, ready to mark up for your target market. Demo includes spinning up the site, skinning to brand, Product feature descriptions, addition of attributes per product (Spot UV, Texture, Foil), Pricing tier, Dashboard, delivery logistics. Overview of support included and available as add on (call center, domain name registration, SEO, Product image creation)
Target markets are the Small and medium size businesses, not necessarily focused on print as their primary product. Print resellers such as Graphic Designers, Event/Party planners, Real Estate Offices, Restaurants, Hospitality (hotels, resorts), private label providers for retail.
Apogee StoreFront and Asanti StoreFront are the cloud-based web-to-print solutions of Agfa. Apogee StoreFront focuses on commercial printers and offers built-in integration with the Apogee prepress workflow system, whereas Asanti StoreFront is geared towards large-format printers. Both solutions can however also be used stand-alone, offering a wide range of product types and features.
We'll speak about cloudprinter.com Print API and connected apps that let our customers streamline their print jobs for local printing in 104 countries. We'll also share our insights on how cloudprinter.com helps businesses increase their sales volumes and keep growing in the new post-Covid-19 reality.
Apart from that, we'll tell how building a strong print partners network helps to make global printing even more beneficial for everyone: print houses that join us as print partners get the opportunity to grow their print volumes with no manual actions required — the process is fully automated!
In our presentation we will discuss and demonstrate how EFI’s MarketDirect StoreFront software delivers a set of powerful yet simple tools to facilitate web to print for the modern printer. We’ll cover a number of areas focusing on SmartStores (Visual product builder, commercial & packaging), the importance of Integrations to EFI MIS solutions, 3rd party Systems using our API + XML, JDF, Fiery, and Shipping. We’ll take a close look at Automation from order submission to production and on to Fulfilment. We will also look at additional modules which add to the functionality including things such as Single Sign-on (SSO), VDP, Credit Card, Auto-Engage for active marketing campaigns including promo code and abandoned shopping carts – full Cross Media campaigns, and a brief look at our Entity’s module, an architectural framework that enables support for a multi-tier business unit within a single MarketDirect StoreFront instance.
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