By Melissa Donovan
Part 2 of 2
System integrators are key players in the process of designing bespoke digital printing devices. They have the expertise and knowledge to create exactly what the customer envisions. Working directly with their clients, they offer everything from hardware and software to electronics and even custom ink systems.
With options aplenty, we asked a few to share what sets them apart from the competition.
Document Data Solutions (DDS) offers both custom hardware and software solutions. With software designed and programmed in house by DDS staff, this capability allows for tweaking standard software offerings to fulfill a unique requirement or write a new application if needed, according to Bill Papp, product manager, DDS. Similarly, on the hardware side, an in-house mechanical design team is supported by a full machine shop and fabrication department.
“Our team is passionate about creating custom solutions. It’s something we simply love to do. Backed by a full machine shop, hardware and software engineers, assemblers, and both in house as well as field service personnel, we can create almost anything,” explains Papp.
LSINC Corporation is driven by customer requirements and market metrics. It successfully coordinates between internal resources, external suppliers, and stakeholders to deliver solutions including digital printers. LSINC integrates off-the-shelf hardware from key suppliers, develops unique mechanical and electrical solutions that fill gaps in the available hardware, and provides software customizations to improve the user experience and extend the operational envelope.
“Through a process of continuous improvement, we provide clients with incremental upgrades in features and performance that extend the value proposition. All of this is made possible by fostering multi-disciplinary growth internally and knowing when to leverage subject matter experts,” shares James Bullington, CTO, LSINC.
Ricoh is a global digital technology company positioned to offer a wealth of knowledge and products when it comes to building digital printers. It provides complete digital module solutions that include printheads, electronics, and ink delivery systems that enable OEMs to fast track their printer development programs, when required. On the technical side, Ricoh offers a broad and unmatched range of printhead technologies and capabilities to meet evolving application requirements in both multi- and single-pass printing, resulting in offering the highest flexibility and proven performance regarding inkjet fluid chemistries and viscosities. If required, a holistic approach with best-in-class third party electronics and ink delivery system providers is available.
Seiko Instruments GmbH has a dedicated inkjet laboratory in its facilities in Neu-Isenburg, close to Frankfurt, Germany. It encourages customers to visit for a work shop day or for an engineering day to discuss their digital inkjet printing idea and test in a laboratory/small scale if the ideas can be brought from a concept stage to a reality.
Partnering with the correct company is key to a successful build. Mirroring the business’ wants and needs with your own ensures that the collaboration will be mutually beneficial.
Sep2022, Industrial Print Magazine