Knowing when to leverage the advantages of digital, analogue and hybrid printing technologies

Technology is driving the convergence in the “printing” industry, blurring the lines between digital and analogue printing and generating new revenue streams Over the last 10 years, our industry went through an accelerated technological evolution that had a profound impact. On the business side we’ve unfortunately seen multiple plant closures.  But we’ve also seen a … Read more →

Digital Press update: The challenges in choosing a Digital Print Production Press

Assessing the key variables in the acquisition process For the purpose of this article, I’ll consider myself a “virtual” commercial printer.  I’ve been in this industry for over 25 years, managed fair-sized printing plants and represented major equipment and supplies manufacturers. In October of 2018, I attended Print 18 in Chicago. For the first time … Read more →

Beyond inkjet versus offset: Changing your commercial printing model

This issue welcomes Alec Couckuyt as a new columnist. An experienced printing executive, he spent 10 years with Canon Canada where he transformed its Production Printing Systems Division (formerly Océ) to become a market leader in high-volume digital colour inkjet systems. He began his career with Agfa Graphics in Belgium, with subsequent assignments in Canada … Read more →