“Businesses are struggling to meet pent-up consumer demand due to labor shortages and supply chain fragility,” said Stephen Buchanan, Kao Collins inkjet entrepreneur. “Industrial inkjet printing is experiencing rapid growth fueled by the need for fast and flexible printing options.”
Several trends in particular have emerged, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by inkjet printing, Buchanan said.
• Medical UDI Coding – Global standards for the unique identification of medical devices and equipment have become urgent as more countries adopt or plan to implement regulations and requirements similar to those of Japan and the United States .
• LED Curing Inks – The e-commerce boom has accelerated the adoption of versatile eco-friendly inks due to their weather resistance, fast drying, excellent adhesion and wider color gamut.
• Security Inks – Increased regulatory requirements for product tracking and supply chain security have combined with the need to combat fraud to fuel the growth and interest in security inks.
• Fast-Drying Inks – Interest in fast-drying inks exceeds other production priorities of industrial inkjet ink users with over 36% of users on the KAO Collins substrate and database of ink matching looking for fast drying inks.
• Private Label Foods – The private label food industry is gaining more and more market share as consumers seek quality alternatives to national brands, and industrial inkjet printing offers producers the ability to segment SKUs with efficiency and flexibility.
“All of these trends have led industrial printers to embrace digital printing because it allows companies to take advantage of the versatility of industrial inkjet inks that print on many materials, combined with other benefits. well known.” Buchanan said.