InPrint 2019 A Huge Success

Julian Joffe, Founder of EPS, cuts the ribbon at InPrint 2019.

From the 9th through the 11th of April, industrial print machine manufacturers and decision-makers from Fortune 500 companies in such diverse industries as Automotive, Tool/Hardware, and Ad Specialty converged on Louisville, Kentucky, for three days of meetings, presentations, and discussions about the emerging digital revolution in product-marking.

As the Platinum Sponsor of the event, Engineered Printing Solutions had a strong presence at the show.  “For three days, EPS had a midwest showroom,” said Ken Tyler, whose territory encompasses much of the Midwest.“  The ability to demonstrate the printing capabilities of our inkjet machines right before the eyes of prospective customers—and even to print on parts they bring us at the show—is invaluable.”

The show began with EPS’ own Julian Joffe cutting the ribbon.  Julian also gave a talk on the second day of the show, answering the question, “Why go digital?” by discussing the short-run production and variable-data capabilities presented by industrial inkjet printers.  Julian also mentioned the quick changeovers in the digital realm as compared to traditional “contact” forms of printing such as litho, flexo, and pad printing, as well as there being no need to store clichés, pads, and endless spot-color inks.  Julian concluded by presenting two case studies in which Engineered Printing Solutions helped an existing pad print customer convert their product-marking process to digital inkjet, showing that high initial capital costs were quickly recouped through both lower unit costs and labor efficiencies as well as higher revenues generated through expanded capabilities (just-in-time production, mass-customization, variable data), to say nothing of the higher perceived value of the end product.

Engineered Printing Solutions pays homage to an early technologist. Click on the image to see all images in the series.

At the InPrint show, EPS demonstrated variable data on a single pass machine by paying homage to the pioneering photographer Edward Muybridge.  Muybridge was famous for shooting a series of early photographs of a horse running, and is credited for creating one of the first motion pictures by combining these photographs in a stop-motion film.  Kevin Metcalfe of Engineered Printing Solutions created a series of artfiles using Muybridge’s photographs, and we printed the series of 20 images in at 14 inches per second.You can see the result at left.

Engineered Printing Solutions also Demonstrated the BottleJET 2.0 at InPrint.  In honor of the upcoming Kentucky Derby, we chose a design that mimicked a julep cup, complete with roses and a mint julep recipe.

Finally, we also demonstrated the FJet24 Gen2 by printing a colorful graphic onto hand sanitizer, because who doesn’t need hand sanitizer at a trade show?

All told, InPrint 2019 was a resounding success.  It was great to see current customers, to meet new ones, and to make the case for converting to digital product-marking by demonstrating our extensive line of inkjet printers.

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EPS’ Julian Joffe to Speak at Digital Print for Packaging Europe 2018

Engineered Printing Solutions’ founder Julian Joffe is scheduled to speak at the Digital Print for Packaging Europe 2018 (Twitter: @DigitalPrintPacconference on “The challenges of conversion from analog to digital”.  The three-day conference, taking place December 4 – 6 in Berlin, Germany, is Europe’s premier conference dedicated to digital print for packaging. This event covers all hot topics from direct-to-shape, corrugated printing, workflows, the latest market trends and technology updates, as well as case studies from leading brand owners and converters.  You can see the full program here.

Visit us at MD&M East, NYC June 13-15

Engineered Printing Solutions (East Dorset, VT) will be featuring its latest technologies in both pad and industrial inkjet printing at the 2017 MD&M East Trade Show, being held June 13-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.

This year’s industrial printers include the following:

The fJet-24

The perfect flatbed solution for personalized souvenirs, customized gifts, industrial products and promotional items, this multi-color printer provides quality as high as 1200 dpi, high speed uni- and bi-directional printing and a maximum print area of 20” x 24”. See a complete list of features and watch the video for this popular industrial inkjet printer.

The KP05 360° Catheter Pad Printer

When it comes to printing versatility, this KP05 Pad Printing Machine does not disappoint. It can be used as a single color machine, two color and rotational printer, and be electro-pneumatically controlled with a digital programmable microprocessor for high quality printing.  This particular configuration will be equipped with a vacuum catheter bed for providing the capacity to print any images –bands text etc 360° around the tube within the confines of the 90mm diameter print area of this machine.

For information about Engineered Printing Solutions custom solutions, standard pad printers, industrial inkjet, consumables and other auxiliary equipment, visit www.epsvt.com, email info@epsvt.com or call 1-800-272-7764.

See our technology in action for yourself. Register for the 2017MD&M EAST here and come visit us at Booth #1729.
Contact:
Eric Henzie – Director of Marketing
Engineered Printing Solutions
201 Tennis Way
East Dorset, VT 05253
ehenzie@www.epsvt.com
800-272-7764 ext. 227

SGIA 2013 Journal Round-Up of UV-LED Flatbeds: EPS’s fJET-24 Is Hi-Res for Hi-Quality

In the most recent SGIA Journal, Julian Joffe, CEO of Engineered Printing Solutions, was asked to participate in the article on “Compact UV-LED Flatbeds Take Inkjet Printing to New Heights” by freelance writer Eileen Fritsch.

Last October the fJET-24 flatbed printer was added to our inkjet product line. This printer supports single- or bi-directional CMYK printing and is excellent for personalized souvenirs, customized gifts, industrial products and special promotional items.

Adding the fJET-24 capabilities in any print shop would be a good way for a print-service provider to diversify their business. This unit is designed as a “high-speed Industrial flatbed” printer and offers high-quality graphics on most flat surfaces.  It allows the production of any image directly from standard graphic files to the product with no need for intermediate steps. It effectively replaces screen printing or pad printing and allows technically-proficient wide-format printers to break into new markets without the introduction of new, unfamiliar types of printing processes.

Three major advantages:

  1. Allows direct production from a graphic file to print with no need for clichés or pads. Plus, multicolor imaging is accomplished without the need for image registration between colors. Extremely simple CYMK set-ups, compared to CYMK printing in the pad printing world – not that easy to do – where creating separations can be … well, challenging. The fJET-24 is equipped with an internal RIP that allows almost instantaneous creation of a separation file that is then sent directly to the printer in seconds.
  2. Reduction in set-up costs that enable CYMK printing with no additional set-up charges needed.
  3. Large image areas can easily be printed – up to 20″ x 24″ – in either CYMK multicolor or spot colors.

Reduction in set-up time and elimination of components such as plates and pads translates into a cheaper printing. Inkjet has many advantages, but it will not replace pad printing, which is a better solution for products with curved and recessed surfaces.

Join the conversation! Thinking about adding a flatbed inkjet printer to your production mix? Have questions about inkjet printers? Concerned about UV-LED ink adhesion? Get our attention with a comment, phone call or Live Chat online.