DoD Inkjet Printer

Drop on Demand (DOD) – THE Inkjet Technology of the Future?

Drop on Demand printing is expected to be the fastest growing inkjet sector in 2021! The benefits of this process range from flexibility and functionality to lower downtimes and mass personalisation. So it is time for us to take a closer look at this emerging inkjet technology.  

Printing Processes

#PrintingProcesses: Photocopying

In this new episode of our freshly startet series #PrintingProcesses, we take a closer look at photocopying, also known as xerography. This invention enabled the possibility to make copies of documents and other visual images onto paper or plastic film quick and especially cheap. And even still today, in the era of digitalization, photocopiers are an indispensable part of everyday life. 

Printing Processes

#PrintingProcesses: Screen printing

After we took a closer look at gravure printing, one of the oldest printing processes still in use today, in this edition of #PrintingProcesses we take you into the world of screen printing. Historically, it’s considered the fourth printing process and is also called stencil printing. If you combine screen printing with suitable ink, you can print on almost any flat material, such as textiles, glass, ceramics, paper and even stone.  

Printing Processes

#PrintingProcesses: Gravure Printing

Let’s move on with our new series #PrintingProcesses and one of the oldest printing processes still in use today: gravure printing. As early as the Middle Ages, people produced copperplate engravings (a graphic gravure printing process) with an image depicted in the recesses. Since then, gravure printing has developed over a long time and is used today for banknotes, cosmetics packaging, magazines and many more. 

Printing Processes

#PrintingProcesses: Flat Printing

For the second installment of our new #PrintingProcesses series, we’re focusing our attention on flat printing, also known as Lithography. Developed in Munich, Germany, by a penniless playwright, it offered a cheap and efficient printing method that quickly gained popularity all over Europe.  

drupa Essentials of Print: Jean Poncet

With our recurring drupa Essentials of Print series, we deliver a series of articles, from designers, brand owners, printers, converters, journalists and influencers, providing them with a platform to share their opinions on the latest developments of the print industry. 

Pantone Color 2021

Yellow and Grey – Pantone 2021

Every year in December, the Pantone Color Institute selects the “Color of the Year”, influencing a wide branch of industries with this decision. This years’ champions are surprisingly two colours – Ultimate Gray and Yellow Illuminating.