Ink manufacturers seek ways to gather information about performance of their products.
Sean Milmo, European Editor09.21.18
Europe’s printing sector is lowering costs and raising levels of efficiency through the increased introduction of automation. However, the companies leading the shift to digitization – such as printing equipment manufacturers and software developers – are able to use automation to generate big data on printing processes, including aspects like ink performance.
Ink manufacturers face, as a result, the dilemma of how to ensure that their position in the market is not weakened by a lack of means of obtaining similar amounts of information about the performance of their products.
Digitization data, particularly from online or real-time monitoring of printing processes with the help of sensors within machines, can provide unprecedented opportunities for improvements in printing and workflow processes.
Digitization businesses with access to printing data and the ability to analyze it and create algorithms to solve problems are already able, for example, to formulate inks
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