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Johnny Shell

A homerun for the apparel decorating universe

Impressions Expo-Long Beach is the largest and most advanced trade show and conference in the western hemisphere dedicated to apparel decorators. The recent edition—held at the Long Beach Convention Center (Long Beach, California)—included several exhibitions from the direct-to-film and direct-to-garment industries.



Priya Gohil

Instant inkjet portable printer means no more embarrassing tattoos

Touted as the world’s first comprehensive temporary handheld tattoo device, Prinker S makes the creation and application of temporary tattoos quick and easy.



Keith Haas

Engineering and healthcare will benefit, but plenty of other sectors will too

While regular 3D printed objects use materials like plastics and metals, 4D printed objects incorporate a hydrogel or shape memory polymer that physically react to stimuli like water, heat, or light.



Lisa Brown

US operation discusses performance and strategy at virtual briefing

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. held a virtual analyst and press briefing on December 13, 2022, during which several company execs provided an update on all things Konica Minolta.



Johnny Shell

Diving into the best of 2022

As another year comes to an end, I took the opportunity to reflect on some of the digital textile and direct-to-garment (DTG) trends that emerged in 2022.



Carl Schell

An audio tour through the year in print and associated technologies

There was so much good that happened in 2022, and a lot of that good in our space is captured in the 36 interviews we produced as part of Season 4 of The Key Point Podcast. When I look at our favorites, I very much see a microcosm of this year in the industry.



Carl Schell

Keypoint Intelligence continues to publish content on print and beyond

Whether it’s about office or production; vendors, dealers, or print service providers (PSPs); or company news, product news, event coverage, or otherwise, we deliver all of this to help you understand what you need to know to grow your business.



German Sacristan

Electrophotography might share its crown

Inkjet has been getting a lot of attention over the last decade, but only recently have enhancements in print quality started to drive larger sales. We discuss here the comparison between inkjet and electrophotography printers and how these devices can benefits print service providers.



Mark Davis

And what businesses should look for in the technology they choose

The legalization of cannabis for medicinal or recreational use is a contentious issue, but many print companies are tackling this market. We discuss here how companies, like Brother, are taking advantage of this emerging field.



Eve Padula

It’s important to understand all your options

Inkjet technology has become increasingly popular in the recent past, and its value proposition aligns well with the communication needs of today’s consumers and buyers. We discuss here the benefits of pursuing inkjet technology as well as its effects on the market.