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5 New Year Print Predictions

We hope you all had a good holiday break and welcome you back to the dynamic world of print and the Inspired by Inkjet blog.  Perhaps it is best to start off the new year by highlighting five areas that print providers should consider in 2017:


1.  High Speed Inkjet will continue to capture market share


Continuing improvement in speed, quality and color coverage will result in printing more high speed inkjet pages than ever, with 500 billion projected by 2018. More print providers will understand that high value pages – such as variable print enabled by digital – is what enables them to grow their businesses. Unprecedented digital color performance will continue to push the analog to inkjet crossover with speeds over 500,000 pages per hour.


2.  Newly implemented corrugated solutions will begin to transform the packaging industry


In the past months we have announced orders with some of the biggest names in the corrugated industry. As those solutions become operational, we anticipate these industry leaders will serve as examples of how HP PageWide digital print solutions are reinventing corrugated printing. Digital HP printing solutions will continue to offer new capabilities, new opportunities that push the boundaries of what could previously be achieved with corrugated packaging.



3.  Non-Print components will gain importance for end to end solutions


Ink on paper will always be at the core of the print business. The true advantages of digital print, however, require pre-press, workflow and finishing solutions that preserve the speed and quality of the press. These components, including cloud-based print management solutions like HP PrintOS will take on a more important role. Every customer should be looking at their infrastructure for color management, data management and finishing options.


4.  Technology will ultimately be the key to improved quality and a competitive advantage


Our HDNA printhead technology is an industry breakthrough. With the quality, productivity and reliability of HDNA-enabled presses, our customers enjoy a competitive advantage over other inkjet technologies. HDNA’s 2400 nozzles per inch and dual drop weight technology result in smoother color transitions and incredible shadow detail for demanding applications in publishing and commercial print.  This is an excellent example of how superior core technology translates into tangible advantages for print providers.


5.  Statistical milestones are as impressive as the stories behind the numbers  


HP PageWide Web Press customers have recently surpassed an aggregate worldwide volume of 200 billion inkjet pages printed since inception. Our PSP customers are printing more pages with HP PageWide Presses than ever before – currently, at the amazing rate of five billion pages per month. New milestones will follow in 2017. Tremendous gains in quality and speed coupled with the advantages of digital, have brought HP PageWide high speed inkjet print solutions into the mainstream.  Our options from entry-level to high-volume presses mean small, medium and large print providers now have new opportunities to benefit from the all the advantages of HP PageWide Presses.


Regardless of whether you are a commercial printer, publisher or corrugator, this year is a good time to learn more about what HP PageWide solutions have to offer. We invite our customers to join us in Phoenix on March 1-4 for Jetcomm, our fifth PageWide user conference in the past three years.  Learn more about this amazing conference at dscoopphoenix.com/jetcomm. Register today to reserve your spot in Phoenix!


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