David Savastano, Editor03.13.17
The trends that we have seen in recent years – the growth of packaging and digital printing and the decline of the publication and commercial markets – are clearly increasing. Our annual North American Top 20 Report continues to show these changes.
These trends are global. Our March/April edition also features European editor Sean Milmo’s annual European Ink Review. His feature, which begins on page 20, covers a range of topics, from raw material supply worries due to the recent fire at Huntsman’s titanium dioxide plant in Finland to trends from drupa 2016.
One of the most notable trends from drupa are the alliances between the leading conventional printing press manufacturers and their digital counterparts.
Heidelberg and Fujifilm developed FIT (Fujifilm Inkjet Technology) that appears in the latest Heidelberg presses.
KBA is collaborating with HP on a corrugated inkjet press and with Xerox on a digital B1 sheetfed press for folding
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