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    Mimaki Engineering Announces Participation in ADAPT Consortium Launched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Suwanee, GA, Dec. 7, 2018 – Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., parent copy of Mimaki USA, announces its participation as one of the founding members of the ADAPT (Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies) consortium launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    ADAPT is a consortium directed by Professor John Hart, who leads the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. With the aim of supporting the advancement of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, ADAPT will promote research and education for next-generation manufacturing technology based upon AM processes, which includes 3D printing. ...

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    Posted on 12-13-2018 10:03 AM

    Comment by Charles Lissenburg, General Manager, Professional Print Division, Konica Minolta Europe Business Solutions GmbH

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w205/forums/200/rickpics/Konica_labelexpo.jpgThe label sector continues to be a growing market and was forecast by Smithers Pira to be worth a total of $36.98 billion in 2017. This same source also predicts that growth will continue at an average rate of 4.1% per year up to 2022, making labels a $45.22 billion market by then.

    Together the two digital printing techniques of electrophotography and inkjet accounted for 28% of label production by value globally in 2017, although this equated to just 11% of the volume of labels produced, illustrating that the inherent nature of digital print brings distinct advantages for added-value label printing. ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 05:51 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w135/forums/200/rickpics/MimakiADAPT.jpgSuwanee, GA, Dec. 7, 2018 – Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., parent copy of Mimaki USA, announces its participation as one of the founding members of the ADAPT (Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies) consortium launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    ADAPT is a consortium directed by Professor John Hart, who leads the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. With the aim of supporting the advancement of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, ADAPT will promote research and education for next-generation manufacturing technology based upon AM processes, which includes 3D printing. ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 05:47 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w225/forums/200/rickpics/XanteEn_Press.jpgMOBILE, AL – Xante’ today announced the availability of two new configurations for its award-winning En/Press Multimedia Digital Press. Customers may now choose extended paper handling with either two additional adjustable input trays or a single additional high capacity letter/A4 tray. Both configurations can be used along with the Enterprise High Speed Feed System.

    Customers who choose the additional two adjustable trays get the convenience of five total input source choices, including the Enterprise High Speed Feed System, on the En/Press. Three of the four input trays are adjustable up to 12.6”x18”. This configuration brings the total cut-sheet capacity ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 05:43 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w175/forums/200/rickpics/RicohProVC70000.jpgRicoh Europe, London, 06 December 2018 – Ricoh will present patent pending technology designed to help Print Service Providers’ (PSPs) production soar at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019. The Ricoh Pro™ VC70000 continuous feed inkjet press will make its worldwide public debut at Messe Lucerne, February 25 to 28.

    At the largest global specialist continuous feed event Ricoh will present the Pro VC70000’s patent pending dryer technology designed for greater ink coverage and to eliminate cockling. It prints at 12,000 sheets per hour and assures fast, consistent and high quality print using new Ricoh-developed inks that support traditional offset coated substrates. ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 05:38 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w165/forums/200/rickpics/EpsonSolutionCenter.jpgLONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2018 – Epson today announced Equipment Zone in New Jersey has opened its Epson Certified Solution Center. As the first Epson Certified Solution center located on the East Coast, potential Epson customers can visit Equipment Zone to engage with product experts and run test print samples using their own files on the Epson dye-sublimation, signage, photography, and direct-to-garment (DTG) solutions.

    “We want to encourage customers to create innovative project with confidence, and are thrilled to partner with Equipment Zone to create this unique Epson experience,” said John Meyer, manager, Wide Format Channel, Epson America, Inc. ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 05:37 PM

    ST. CLOUD, MN., DEC. 11, 2018 - On Nov. 1, HPE announced that Marco became a Platinum Partner, which is the highest level of designation. The recognition signifies that Marco is well-qualified to dramatically increase business innovation while reducing costs for an organization. In fact, Marco is one of only 89 of businesses in the nation to be named a Platinum Partner.

    Amber Schoenherr, Marco’s Vendor Relations Manager, explained the process for earning the Platinum level: “We trained eight sales people and two technicians to meet the training requirements. Marco’s growth initiative allowed us to hit ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 05:35 PM

    Palo Alto, December 11, 2018 — Today, HP Inc. announced a new expansion of account opportunities for U.S. print premier channel partners. Beginning immediately, thousands of Managed Print Services (MPS) Speciality accounts that were previously directly engaged by HP will begin to be made available as premier channel opportunities. The program is a next step in the company’s office printing strategy to concurrently grow contractual and channel this year, while earning incremental market share in both the A3 and A4 categories.

    “We have seen worldwide growth with our A3 and A4 channel partners as we advance our office printing strategy into FY19,” said Grad Rosenbaum, Vice President and General Manager of Solutions in the Americas for HP. “The expanded program ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 09:31 AM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w200/forums/200/rickpics/EveryonePrintHCP.jpgEveryonePrint has launched Hybrid Cloud Platform (HCP), its new innovative cloud-based print platform to channel partners. EveryonePrint HCP, an all-in-one print platform designed for organizations looking to reduce the IT burden and cost-effectively realize all of the benefits of a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to manage their print infrastructure, is available to channel partners worldwide immediately ...
    Posted on 12-04-2018 12:22 PM

    PARIS, Nov. 28, 2018 – Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) is highlighting its complete and unrivalled portfolio of advanced corrugated packaging production technologies at this week’s All4Pack tradeshow in Paris, including the launch of new print modes for the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 – the ultra-high-speed, single-pass inkjet corrugated board press that is helping many of the world’s leading packaging companies thrive with high-graphic, direct-toboard digital printing. EFI’s exhibit in Hall 6, Stand L125 at the packaging event highlights the complete EFI portfolio of print and workflow solutions for advanced, integrated and automated corrugated production. ...
    Posted on 12-04-2018 12:18 PM

    Tokyo, November 29, 2018 - Aiming to implement continued investments in order to get back on the track to growth under the Mid-term Management Plan 2020, NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) is introducing significant reforms to its profit structure.

    As part of these efforts, NEC is announcing the results of human resource measures, including a career transition support measure that promotes voluntary retirement within the NEC Group, and the transfer of its lighting business. These measures will allow NEC to streamline its workforce by approximately 3,000 personnel, and are expected to improve earnings by approximately 24.0 billion yen on an annualized basis. ...
    Posted on 12-04-2018 10:58 AM

    Palo Alto, California and Johannesburg, S.A – December 2, 2018 – Today at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, HP (NYSE: HPQ) announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program, and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa. HP’s pledge supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 and furthers the company’s goals to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025 and to enroll a million HP LIFE users between 2016 and 2025, as outlined in the HP 2017 Sustainable Impact Report. ...
    Posted on 11-29-2018 10:57 AM

    BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the new SPP-L3000 80mm (3”) premium level Auto-ID printer supporting high quality connectivity and labelling. Ideal for a range of applications including supply chain labelling, retail tags, delivery invoicing and more due to its rugged & lightweight design with an easy-to-open peeler and LCD display.

    Providing premium-level performance, the SPP-L3000 delivers simultaneous wireless connectivity with both WLAN Dual band (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth V4.1 Classic. While supporting use with all major including Android™, iOS™ and Windows® with the use of BIXOLON’s sophisticated SDKs (Software Development Kits) to provide ...

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