Posts tagged: Laminate

HP Flexes Its Packaging Muscles: Part 2

Ron Gilboa
 Dec 2, 2014

Hewlett-Packard’s Graphics Arts Division demonstrated its ongoing commitment to digital printing for packaging with two major events in Eastern Europe. The first event, the worldwide premiere of a printing and finishing solution developed and integrated by Kama and HP Indigo in Israel, was covered in InfoTrends’ blog on November 24. This blog covers the demonstration of the HP T400 at the Obaly Morava open house. The T400 is a high-speed inkjet press for the full color printing of liner stock that is later laminated to corrugated board and then converted into packaging and displays.

Obaly Morava (Otrokovice, Czech Republic) is a privately-held manufacturer of corrugated cardboard and packaging. The company manufactures corrugated packaging using three- and five-layer cardboard to create various configurations, including tuck-in flap boxes and specialized packaging. Obaly Morava’s equipment list includes the finishing elements needed to manufacture packaging (e.g., die-cutting, folding, gluing, sewing), equipment for various print processes (e.g., rotary screen and flexo printing for up to 5 colors), and now CMYK (with HP’s T400 inkjet press). Read more »

Xaar 1002: Future Proofing Industrial Digital Print

Bob Leahey
 Mar 19, 2014

Last week piezo inkjet head manufacturer Xaar plc (Cambridge, UK) announced the commercial availability of the Xaar 1002 piezo inkjet head for use with both UV curing and ceramic inks. The news is significant because Xaar has more than twenty OEM customers using its Xaar 1001 head for industrial printing applications; the first batches of Xaar 1002 head have been shipped to OEMs and over time will completely replace Xaar 1001, which is now out of production.

While Xaar improved its 1001 head since its launch in 2007, the Xaar 1002 is the first truly new successor to it. The new head is outwardly almost identical to the earlier one but, according to Xaar, contains 90% new components. At its heart, for instance, the 1002 head has the same number of nozzles–one thousand–but the nozzles are based on a new design and new manufacturing, changes that Xaar says ensure straighter jetting and other enhancements.

Xaar 1002 Piezo Inkjet Printhead
Xaar 1002 Piezo Inkjet Printhead

Xaar has had great success Read more »

House of the Future = On-Demand Architecture

Other Posts
 Dec 10, 2013

From digitally printed glass covering the fronts of buildings to cork floors printed to look like hardwood, there has been a lot of activity in the digital printing space for architecture and design. At InfoTrends, our research has typically revolved around the technology, innovation, and products that enable new applications to flourish. However, we always keep end users in mind, as they are the ones who seed print providers with ideas that drive new opportunities. The Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) was just the place to see firsthand how innovations in digital printing are manifesting themselves into industrial applications. ABX is a local show aimed at architects and interior designers— offering attendees the chance to network, view the latest technology available to them for production, and educate themselves through sponsored information seminars. It was here, in this show, we were able to see how digital printing is making inroads into this industry.

Figure 1: View of the Show Floor

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