The PRINTING United Digital Experience digital inkjet day broadcasts to the global commercial printing community

October 28, 2020
The highly anticipated Commercial - Digital Inkjet Day features new product demonstrations from Canon, FUJIFILM, HP, Kodak, Ricoh, Standard Finishing, and more The highly anticipated Commercial - Digital Inkjet Day features new product demonstrations from Canon, FUJIFILM, HP, Kodak, Ricoh, Standard Finishing, and more

The PRINTING United Digital Experience, taking place online October 26-November 12, today presents its highly anticipated Commercial – Digital Inkjet Day for attendees around the world. Without the cost of travel and expenses, companies have been signing up their entire teams to experience everything the three-week online event has to offer.

Spotlight on Commercial – Digital Inkjet Technology

The Commercial – Digital Inkjet Day offers a powerful line-up of new product demonstrations, education, and video demonstrations of the latest technology being shown to the global community.

The day begins with a comprehensive Industry Outlook featuring the latest in trends and research in the market segment. Following, IT Strategies’ Marco Boer will present a special keynote, Opportunities Enabled Post-COVID by Production Inkjet Printing.

Two robust panel discussions will also be held: Cut-Sheet Production Inkjet Press Adoption Drives Commercial Printing Success and How High-Speed Digital Production Inkjet Printing is Redefining Commercial Printing. Other educational sessions led by the foremost names in the space will also be available today, and throughout the three-week event.

Throughout the day today, new video demonstrations featuring the latest digital inkjet solutions, some to the world for the first time, include:

FUJIFILM J-Press 750S

The official sponsor of the Commercial – Digital Inkjet Day, Fujifilm will showcase its J-Press 750S technology. The third generation of Fujifilm’s J Press product line, the J Press 750S, incorporates the capabilities and quality of previous generations while delivering higher levels of productivity. The J Press features an inline, real time, scanning system that makes automatic nozzle corrections on the fly and requires no intervention from the operator. The J Press 750S features Fujifilm’s ColorPath SYNC Brand Color Optimizer allowing users to quickly and accurately predict the entire Pantone library in minutes.

With the growing importance of digital inkjet technology for print service providers and the overall benefits it provides them, Fujifilm's involvement in PRINTING United Digital Experience's Commercial - Digital Inkjet day is a must,” said Gregory Pas, Marketing Director, North America, Fujifilm. “Existing customers of Fujifilm's J Press digital inkjet sheetfed press continue to have great experiences with this press as far as efficiency, versatility, consistency, quality, and uptime. As a print industry solution provider, Fujifilm is dedicated to sharing the key market segment feedback that everyone should understand to help them succeed with their respective operations efforts.”

Canon VarioPRINT iX-Series Sheetfed Inkjet Press

On the Commercial – Digital Inkjet Day, Canon showcases its new VarioPRINT iX-series Sheetfed inkjet press. Francis A. McMahon, executive vice president, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America, Inc., said, “Canon Solutions America, Production Print Solutions, is proud to be a sponsor of the Commercial Inkjet Day of the PRINTING United Digital Experience. While we all wish we could be in person at industry events, we are happy to see our industry rally and recognize the importance of getting together virtually to learn about emerging technologies that can help print service providers remain competitive and successful amidst a challenging business environment. We’ve all adjusted this year and now we are focused on moving forward.

PRINTING United embodies the notion of forward progress, and we’re excited to showcase our newly launched Canon VarioPRINT iX-series Sheetfed inkjet press. Attendees of the Commercial Inkjet Day will be the first large-scale viewers of a virtual press demo of this groundbreaking device that can truly deliver on commercial quality imaging from an inkjet press.”

HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD

The HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD is a high-volume production inkjet web press that offers uncompromising image quality across a broad range of applications. Offset-class print quality is produced from this first press featuring HP Brilliant Ink. The T250 HD enables more applications — commercial, direct mail, publishing, and transactional — by printing directly to uncoated and coated offset media, all in one press.

With the new HP Brilliant Ink available on the HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD, HP continues to innovate and deliver lasting value to our customers,” said Jamie Sirois, HP PageWide Web Press Americas Category Business Manager. “PRINTING United Digital Inkjet Day is a great forum to showcase this technology and share these innovations with the world. We look forward to more great sessions.”

Kodak PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press

Kodak is sharing its new inkjet technology during the Commercial – Digital Inkjet Day on October 28. “The PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press opens a new chapter in Kodak’s inkjet story, going back over five decades,” said Jim Continenza, Executive Chairman, Eastman Kodak Company. “Our new press unleashes KODAK ULTRASTREAM Inkjet Technology and our low-cost inks in a compact platform that prints at full speed and the highest resolution, unlike rival systems that make you choose one or the other. That’s why we call it inkjet reimagined.”

RICOH Pro VC70000

The RICOH Pro VC70000 Continuous-Feed Inkjet Printer sets a new standard in high-speed print production for quality and productivity on offset coated paper. This award-winning platform helps accelerate the transfer of offset print volumes to digital, with patented drying technology that allows for greater ink coverage and faster drying times for higher print quality and quicker turns. The RICOH Pro VC70000 offers new Ricoh-developed extended gamut inks, enabling up to 40% savings in paper costs while also making it possible to print onto a variety of different types of stocks without pre- or post-coating. Flexible media support for papers from 40 to 250 gsm empowers commercial printers to produce quality applications, such as high-end catalogs and magazines, traditionally expected from offset presses.

Events like PRINTING United have always provided a unique avenue for connecting with customers and our community, and we’re excited to participate in this year’s PRINTING United Digital Experience,” said Heather Poulin, Vice President, Marketing, Production Printing, Ricoh USA, Inc. “This event has been forced to transform from an in-person event to a digital experience, but our primary objective remains the same. Today and always, we want to take the opportunity to showcase how we build long-term alliances and how we move businesses forward to help drive success during, through and after this difficult time. From providing vendor agnostic Professional Services, like Campaign Services, Security Conformance, and many others, to delivering key insights and training to help maximize the opportunity the wide format space offers, we have the tools and expertise businesses need. We are here to help them adapt and succeed – and PRINTING United will continue to be a powerful way to demonstrate that commitment.”

Standard Finishing Horizon BQ-500 Perfect Binder, Horizon HT-300 Three-Side Trimmer, Hunkeler’s New Generation 8 Pre- and Post-Production Modules

Standard Finishing is sharing a host of new products during the event. Attendees can see the Standard Horizon BQ-500 Perfect Binder, designed for increased book-of-one productivity, increased automation, and increased quality control over a wider range of substrates. Also being shown is the Standard Horizon HT-300 Three-Side Trimmer which features fully automated setup with color touchscreen control. The system offers higher productivity, unique corner cut capability, optional flap cover trimming, and its automated setup can be barcode driven and is over 35% faster than previous models. And, the Standard Hunkeler Generation 8 Roll-to-Roll solution features the UW8 Unwinder and RW8 Rewinder can run at up to 830 fpm on rolls up to 54” in diameter and 1,980 lbs. in weight. It can also handle web widths of up to 22.5” and manage paper weights of 40–300 gsm.

Standard is looking forward to the PRINTING United Digital Experience, and to present our demo video session on October 28,” said Don Dubuque, Director of Marketing, Standard Finishing Systems. “Horizon and Hunkeler have been pioneers in combining post press products with advanced automation, and these new solutions are focused on helping printers to lower labor costs, minimize touch points and streamline workflows. We are also scheduling virtual product demonstrations live from our Andover, MA showroom, so attendees can visit our virtual booth for more information.”

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