As inkjet printing continues its rapid growth, ink manufacturers are continually creating new technologies that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Will the commercial sheetfed market be the next major frontier for inkjet?
David Savastano, Ink World Editor07.07.06
The digital printing industry is a huge force, with growth continuing at double-digits. It is an area thathas drawn the interest of some of the biggest names in business, including Hewlett Packard, DuPont, Kodak, Xerox and Fujifilm.
Inkjet inks are a major market as well. For a while, the business was divided between OEM suppliers
With its combination of speed, quality and affordability, Fujifilm Sericol U.S.A.’s Spyder 320 is enjoying success in the UV flatbed press market.
such as DuPont Ink Jet, Sensient Technologies and Avecia; major ink companies such as Sun Chemical, Sericol and Markem; and entrepreneurs such as Collins Ink, Triangle Digital, Lyson, Squid Ink and many others.
As one might expect, the market is sorting itself out through acquisitions as major traditional ink manufacturers are getting into the digital action. Flint Group formed Jetrion, a fast-growing ink and systems specialist, and Markem forme
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