Tech

Wed December 15th

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VR Print add Nilpeter FA-LINE to its ALL...

VR Print operates its business from Durban, South Africa, and visiting the company was an inspiring experience. Today the company, managed and owned by CEO Hilton Janse van Rensburg, is an all-digital printing company. However, in February, VR Print will receive its first Nilpeter FA-Line machine. Normally INKISH visits printing companies with new equipment already installed. In this video, we talk to Hilton about the market, the expectations, and what made the company choose to add Flexo capabilities to its production. Enjoy!

Fri December 10th

The Potential with Indigo exceeds Inkjet...

Golan Landsberg is the Head of Product Development at HP Indigo, and in this film, we meet him in the V12 lab. Interesting to see the iterations of machines but also the openness to a world now known by most. In the film, Golan Landsberg explains why he believes HP Electro ink, known from the Indigo machines, is superior in quality and speed. Interesting perspectives and we are excited to give you this story! A huge thank you to the HP Indigo team for opening your doors in Israel!

Tue December 7th

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More, Shorter, Customized Jobs · Gershon...

Visiting vendors is always fun, and when we went to Israel, we got two great opportunities: to speak with Gershon Alon and Golan Landsberg - straight from the HP V12 lab outside Tel Aviv in Israel. In this short interview with Gershon Alon, we get his view on how HP PrintOS supports the industry's megatrends - and yes, the trends are also what we see wherever your hardworking INKISH team is! More jobs, shorter jobs, and more customized jobs. The trend is apparent within almost every segment of the industry. HP PrintOS is a great software that enables printers to optimize print production, and as Gershon Alon explains, the software is vendor agnostic. Vendors like Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, EFI, and Kodak already integrates with HP PrintOS. Enjoy!  

Mon December 6th

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Why Robots in the graphics arts industry...

German language · English subtitles. Robots are essential in the production of, i.e., cars. Still, though the printing industry also experiences heavy lifting and repetitive work, it's only now robots are entering into binderies in particular. We talk to robot specialist Henrik Christiansen from Cool Graphics, who works with MBO on various robot projects. In this film, he explains the difference between robots and cobots. Together with CEO Thomas Heininger, they both talk about why robots are becoming more and more critical. Important! LinkedIn: Thomas Heininger Henrik Christiansen

Mon December 6th

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Scodix Moves in With Legacy Packaging Co...

On the border between Poland and the Czech Republic, you find a divided city called Cieszyn (on the Polish side) and Cesky Tesin (on the Czech side). The city is divided by a river, and quite amazing to see how a city lives side by side yet being in two different countries. On the Polish side, we visited a printing company called Cieszynskie Zaklady Kartoniarskie, or easier for most to say, CZK. CZK has a fantastic history and has documents from both German occupations during the second world war and being part of the communist regime until its liberation. In this film, however, we are talking with Piotr Kulikowski and Anna Wnuk about how CZK, with a major investment, moved from being entirely analog to becoming a digital packaging company with a new HP Indigo 30000 press and the new Scodix solution! Always great to see how companies with investments create interest from new customers. Enjoy!

Mon November 29th

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Plastic Free Packaging made of Cellulose...

In a small company in the suburbs of TelAviv in Israel, you'll find a company called MibaStar. For years, the company has been researching and developing bread bags and food packaging materials that look and feel like plastic - but it's not. MibaStar, today part of the global packaging group PolyStar, has invented a product that has similar properties to the know mixed paper/plastic products used daily worldwide, but without the use of plastics. The journey has been quite interesting and with quite some a-ha experiences. Today CEO Itzhak Yoffe and his team can deliver finished products for bread, fish, and other products, and raw material for other printers to use. The story is amazing and shows how innovation and craftsmanship, hand in hand, can develop solutions to almost every problem defined! This is a very important step in the right direction - enjoy! LinkedIn Profile

Fri November 19th

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Print on Demand depends on Ultimate Tech...

Tertius Van Eeden is the owner and Managing Director of Print On Demand in Cape Town, South Africa. INKISH visited the company that has become the first PSP in South Africa capable of producing books of one. His company 'Print on Demand' has invested in Inkjet, smart binding, and all are tight together using Ultimate TechnoGraphics software. In this film, we talk to Tertius Van Eeden to understand the South African market and how working with various partners like Ingram, Amazon, and more enables a global approach to the business. LinkedIn Profile

Mon November 15th

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The Steinemann DPE investment is ALSO ab...

Edelmann Group has recently invested in a new Steinemann DPE machine that enables the company to do short-run foils and varnish and develop applications not possible in an analog environment. In this film, Global Business Development Manager Wolfram Hahn explains some of the challenges and demands from customers and how the company addresses these challenges. One of the things that surprised your INKISH team was meeting a company with such a dedicated focus on hair-nuances and colors - but when you see the packaging from well-known hair-products, we, of course, understand why :-) LinkedIn Profile

Wed November 10th

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Redefine Meat · Eshchar Ben-Shitrit · CE...

Is it at all possible to print "meat"? Most probably disagree that it is possible; nevertheless, this is precisely what Redefine Meat is all about! Think of meat as layers of complex structure crafted from muscle, fat, and blood, and if you can recreate the structures and replace the animal components with plant-based, you get something that not only looks like meat but have taste, texture, and feel like meat. Take that from a meat-lover. Redefine Meat is a successful startup in Tel Aviv founded by Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, supported by venture capital, and with Alon Bar-Shany as chairman, a new success is established. We got the chance to visit the lab/office in Tel Aviv and neighboring Stratasys, HP, and many other Israeli tech companies; we believe that Redefine Meat not only redefines the meat industry but how we will see food in the future! LinkedIn profiles: Eshchar Ben-Shitrit Alon Bar-Shany

Tue November 2nd

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Automation Journey with Ultimate TechnoG...

Sendmoments is a German photo-products printing company specialized in the products of copy one. In this film, CMO Sven B. Binder from sendmoments.de explains how the company uses Ultimate TechnoGraphics in its production. Great film and good learn from - enjoy! LinkedIn Profile

Tue September 21st

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Without Investments We have NO Chance · ...

Production and Sales Director Mirko Breznan from TBB in Slovakia is very direct when he in this film says, "Without investing, there is no chance of surviving." And that is precisely what the company does. INKISH visited the printing company and, it was an exciting business to see how books are printed in a modern 100% up-to-date production. Offset equipment, binding equipment, efficient workflow, and spiced with the recent investment in Scodix - digital enhancement. Watch this really nice looking film, and enjoy!

Wed September 8th

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Working with Solimar · Robert Tokar · CE...

Wolverine Solutions Group handles millions of letters, printing, addressing, enveloping, and managing all the mission-critical data that ensure delivery of health-, financial, insurance, and marketing information posted to households all over the US. Of course, hardware is important, but in this film, we focus mainly on the software provided by Solimar. Wolverine is an impressive company, and we are confident that you can find inspiration and, of course, a good reason why you should reach out to either Wolverine or Solimar.

Thu September 2nd

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Added Value in MIS · Geert Van Damme · C...

CERM is a producer of a Management Information System (MIS) which provides a complete solution in Business Management for the labels and packaging printing industry. Companies achieve their goals through the added value of their total solutions. Cerm’s MIS software helps Label and Packaging printers to better automate and manage their business, interconnecting all components and functions of a print shop from CRM, pre-press software, print presses, finishing equipment, logistics service providers and suppliers. Discover all the advantages of this MIS software for your business & more https://www.cerm.net Company details: CERM Europe (HQ) Siemenslaan 17 8020 Oostkamp (Brugge) Belgium +32(0)50 83 38 83 info@cerm.net CERM US 3752 88th Ave Zeeland, MI 49464 United States CERM Australia 17 Highcrest Street Ocean View 4521 QLD Australia

Wed September 1st

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Eduard Martin · CEO · Schwabenprint

Eduard Martin operates Schwabenprint - a printing company specialized in manuals, documentation, and other B&W productions. Schwabenprint delivers stitched and glued products in a very efficient production using Horizon and Hunkeler equipment together with the company's Domino Inkjet press. An exciting story and funny to see how niche products can be done fast and efficiently using the right technology. Enjoy! ----- Eduard Martin LinkedIn Profile

Mon August 9th

Productive Gains with Extremely Few Touc...

We don't know many who don't talk about automation, often referring to workflow automation, but in this film, you will see automation like never before. The cardboard packaging printing company Schur Pack in Germany uses Schur Pack's own (but commercially available) logistics systems - sold and distributed in collaboration with Koenig & Bauer. CEO Klaus Madsen from Schur Pack explains the motivations and background for the high automation level, ensuring zero touchpoints on the substrates printed on. Director, Per Baekgaard from Schur Technology, explains why logistics solutions are important. "The faster a machine runs, the more it costs to spend time getting paper/cardboard to and from the machine," and the productivity gains can be in the range of 12-15% - and NOT reserved to large printing companies only. Enjoy the film - you WILL be inspired! LinkedIn Profiles: CEO Klaus Madsen Director Per Baekgaard

Fri July 30th

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Growing Competition Fuels Growth · Shayn...

This was - to be honest - a very funny interview to do. Shayne Huston and Pam Deacon interviewed in this film from MGC, Des Moines, Iowa, made it a blast to do - even though editor Morten Reitoft interviewed them remotely. Mail Communications Group started as a mail sorting service, and today MCG is a full-service communications company that essentially helps its customers succeed. Solimar delivers one of the core products and the backbone of the IT infrastructure. INKISH and Solimar have done many projects together, and what continues to - well - not surprising, but emphasize, is the very close and personal relationship Solimar has with their customers. Enjoy.

Wed July 28th

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CMYKhub choses HP Indigo 100K over Offse...

In this film CEO Dayne Nankervis talks about the recent investment in the HP Indigo 100K. CMYKhub is an Australian trade printer working not only with print and binding, but also enhancement and embellishment - enjoy! LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dayne-nankervis-453b647a/

Mon July 19th

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Traffic adds value to their already valu...

A long time ago, I interviewed former HP Indigo GM Alon Bar-Shany, and one of the things he said, was "we never invented the Indigo to print balloons, but it does." It reminds me of the visit with CEO Patrick Donner from Traffic Print Online Solutions. He has invested in Xerox, HP, Scodix, and a fantastic range of other technologies, so a printing company like so many others, you could argue, but Traffic is not like all others. Every time others say no thanks, Patrick Donner and his team find solutions - and it looks great, and show the diversity the equipment can be used for - great company, great products, to us an inspiration. What do you think? LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-donner-55384b2a/

Thu July 8th

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Call in the experts · David van Driessch...

Calling in an expert can be the missing link to successfully find and implement the right tools or automation for your (printing) business. In this episode we address some of the major questions that arise. Company slogan: More output, less hassleHelping print operations succeed by implementing hassle-free automation. For more than a decade now, Four Pees nv provides solutions that streamline entire print and packaging productions all across the globe.They have sales operations in Belgium, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and France and also rely on a network of 40+ partners worldwide to give the customer the best service possible. Four Pees was founded in 2007 in the city of Ghent in Belgium.Main goal: automation that flows smoothly. Automation that not only makes work easier but also helps companies thrive.In short: hassle-free solutions to headache-inducing operational challenges. Some facts: 200+ implementations 14 years of experience 40+ tech partners 4,000 recurring customers CTO, David van Driessche https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidvandriessche/

Tue June 29th

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From more to smarter mail solutions · Le...

Lee Borns is the Vice President and 2nd. generation owner of Borns Group, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA. Borns Group has grown over the years and experience that customers demand becomes more demanding. As he says, this changes the philosophy of printing/mailing more; it's about printing/the mailing smarter. To get the business operating as efficiently as possible, the company continues to invest in new technology, from new presses to smart software. One of the partners is Solimar, who delivers software enabling the Borns Group to create more innovative solutions. In this film, we get the opportunity to hear from Lee Borns about how Solimar supports their business.

Mon June 14th

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Web To Print – do I need one? · Da...

Web to print is a hot topic and can be a game changer to the graphic arts industry. In this episode we address some of the major questions, such as; Is it just a hype?, Who it is for?, and why it is NOT “just another” sales channel… www.fourpees.com David van Driessche https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidvandriessche/ More output, less hassle Helping print operations succeed by implementing hassle-free automation. For more than a decade now, Four Pees nv provides solutions that streamline entire print and packaging productions all across the globe. They have sales operations in Belgium, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and France and also rely on a network of 40+ partners worldwide to give the customer the best service possible. Four Pees was founded in 2007 in the city of Ghent in Belgium. Main goal: automation that flows smoothly. Automation that not only makes work easier but also helps companies thrive. In short: hassle-free solutions to headache-inducing operational challenges. Some facts: 200+ implementations 14 years of experience 40+ tech partners 4,000 recurring customers CEO, Tom Peire CTO, David van Driessche Marketing, Sam Claeys

Mon June 7th

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The Packaging Industry will Always Survi...

In this INKISH film, we visit TRESU and talk to VP, Ancillary & Global Customer Care, Henrik Kristensen & VP, Solutions, Ronni Nielsen. The company is well-known in the industry for its development of flexo-machines and a valuable OEM supplier to many different companies, but Heidelberg and HP to mention two! Both Ronni Nielsen and Henrik Kristensen explain how the four business units have supported the pandemic companies' efforts. Enjoy the film!

Mon May 24th

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Flexo Wash is a One Stop Solution Provid...

In this INKISH episode, we visit the Danish global provider of washing equipment for labels, flexo, and gravure, and it's quite interesting to see how the company has developed into a global leader in the cleaning segment. In this film we talk to Director Lars Kongstad, Area Sales Manager Mette Laursen & Sales Director Svend Brix - and we are sure you will like this film! Enjoy!

Mon May 17th

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Growing Towards more and more Digital · ...

Not many years luxury labels weren't exactly what you expected with digital - but the combination of HP Indigo and the KURZ DM-Jetliner seems to be a real game-changer. In this film, we talk to Managing Director David Richards from Amberley Labels. He appraises the opportunities - so if you are interested in new technology, labels, and how to add value to your label production - this is a good starting point. Enjoy!