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Industrial Inkjet Technologies

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Inkjet for a Variety of Industrial Applications

Commercial

Labels & Packaging

Textiles

Direct-to-Shape

Glass

Wood

Wallpaper, Furniture

Flooring & Tiles

Metal

Vehicles

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Nail Decoration

3D Printing

Printed Electronics

Printed Displays

…and more!

Why Inkjet for Industrial Applications?

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Mass customisation

  • On-demand capability is suitable for short runs with variable data
  • Seasonal, personalised, and one-off effects
  • Traceability and security  features (barcodes, QR codes)
  • Lends itself to a variety of applications

Non-contact printing

  • Flexibility to print on a variety of surfaces: smooth, rough, and 3D media
  • Allows controlled ink drop placement and build-up of ink layers to create texture or 3D objects
  • Removes the requirement for blankets, plates, screens, etc.

Variety of printheads

  • A variety of printheads exist in the market (including inkjet and valve-jet)
  • Provides flexibility for different applications and press system integration (flatbed, roll-roll, etc.)
  • Provides flexibility for different ink systems/chemistries
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Wide range of chemistries

  • Inks & coatings
  • UV & e-beam
  • Water-based
  • Solvent-based
  • Latex
  • Conductive & dielectric
  • Many others!
  • Different chemistries to suit different applications
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Colour & image quality

  • Vibrant colours and imagery can be obtained
  • Extensive colour gamut
  • Easy to produce brand colours
  • High-precision ink placement providing high resolution images and sharp text
  • Capability of printing on a wide range of substrate materials
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Timely workflow

  • Low set-up time (no preparation of blankets, screens, etc. needed)
  • High speed printing, particularly for mass customisation
  • Low changeover times (no-contact means reduced cleaning compared to other technologies)
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Reduced Waste

  • No blankets, plates, screens etc. required
    Ink is placed only in areas where needed
  • Reduced media/substrate waste from faster start-up
  • Less solvents/cleaning products used compared to other printing/coating technologies
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Cost savings

  • Timely workflow for low volume print or coating applications
  • Reduced waste of printing consumables (blankets, plates, etc.), substrates, and cleaning chemicals
  • More compact than alternative printing/coatings methods thus requiring less floor space
  • Reduced printed media storage

It’s not just about CMYK; there are so many other decorative and functional aspects to inkjet printing, and so many applications which can benefit from inkjet integration.

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Events 2024

We’re looking forward to:

ESMA Academy – Inkjet Applications: Plastics

Selb, Germany, 22.4.24-25.4.24

 

Drupa

Düsseldorf, Germany, 28.5.24-7.6.24

 

Inkjet Training – Foundation Course

iPrint, Switzerland, 10.6.24-14.6.24

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