Feb 18, 2013
This month InfoTrends’ on-line research will include an important addition — the Ultimate Guide to color digital label and packaging (CDLP) presses. The Ultimate Guide Online is a series of databases utilized by print and marketing service providers, as well as industry suppliers, to compare hardware and software solutions. The new Ultimate Guide to CDLP joins the established Ultimate Guides for Roll-Fed Devices, Cut-Sheet Devices, and various software guides, such as Enterprise TransPromo, Multi-Channel Communications, Variable Data Publishing, Web-to-Print solutions, and Print MIS.
The new CDLP guide gives a clear overview of all leading digital label and packaging presses on the market today, and helps users compare CDLP presses using various metrics, including:
- Core technical specifications such as speed, resolution, and print width
- Suitability for a particular application
- Front end type, file formats possible, variable data capability
- Substrate range and color options
As with all its Ultimate Guides, the one for CDLP presses enables side-by-side comparisons of leading solutions for the digital label and packaging market. Users can quickly search and sort by similar feature sets to locate their ideal solution for one or more target applications. In addition to pure specifications InfoTrends’ analysts gives their judgment about each printer’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT).
The CDLP Ultimate Guide covers over 50 presses from 25 global vendors, such as Agfa, Colordyne, Durst, EFI Jetrion, Epson, HP Indigo, Iwatsu, Nilpeter, Stork, Xeikon, and Xerox. It not only features actively marketed models but also looks forward to prototypes that will be launched shortly into the market. Of particular interest are the new B2 sized generation of presses for folding cartons and flexible packaging that were announced during drupa 2012. A few models from this new generation will have their first placements this year.
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