The Key Point Blog

03/08/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Next Up for Vendor Shows: Xeikon Café in Belgium

At this time of year vendors and users of digital print technology have a spate of events that qualify as vendor-specific tradeshows, ones hosted or sponsored by individual equipment suppliers. Among the best known are two that just took place, namely Hunkeler Innovation Days (February 20-23 in Lucerne) and Dscoop (March 1-4 in Phoenix, Arizona, for HP users). A third event, coming soon, is a pure play in digitally printed packaging and well worth visiting—the Xeikon Café that will take place in Belgium on March 27-30.

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03/04/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Highlights of GMC Software’s European Events

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02/28/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

ALTANA Acquires Landa Metallography Technology

 

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02/24/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

BLI Lab Team Prints a 3D Oscar

With the 89th Academy Awards this Sunday, we thought it would only be appropriate to print our very own 3D Oscar. Using our Ultimaker 2+ in the lab, and in just under four hours, we were able print a mini ABS pearl gold colored Oscar.

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02/24/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

ITI Uses VR to Re-invent Industrial Training

Industrial Training International (ITI), along with software developer Serious Labs, has created the virtual reality (VR) mobile crane simulator to re-invent industrial training. The companies are working on a hardware-based system that will be available in two versions, desktop and motion-base. Both configurations use an oculus rift headset, a laptop, and two anchored controllers (a total of four joysticks) to recreate the training experience. For example, it can be used to recreate the operation of a massive construction crane.

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02/22/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Copiers, wide format printers, and scanners, oh my!

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02/21/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Canon targeting commercial print with the Océ ProStream

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02/16/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Digitization of Banks: A Shift from Back-end to Front-end Thinking

In the age of enterprise digitization and increasing competition within the banking industry–from established players to disruptive outsiders–banks are accelerating the modernization of their customer communications technologies. Key strategic goals often associated with this technology overhaul include customer experience improvement and operational efficiency as our 2016 customer communications technology enterprise research shows. Banking respondents of this research cite that improving customer experience is the number one business objective relative to invest in this technology, followed closely by improving the efficiency of front office employees.

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02/10/2017

Andrew Unsworth

BLI Experiences Britain’s Biggest Education Trade Show to See How the Print Industry Is Represented

The education market is one vertical that every print manufacturer purports to serve, so it was surprising to see only a couple of the big-hitters—namely Epson and KYOCERA—from the document output world at the BETT 2017 education trade show.

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02/07/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Epson entering the light production arena

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