InfoTrends has expanded its Ultimate Guide Online platform to include digital presses for Color Digital Labels and Packaging (CDLP). This guide details product specifications for over 50 CDLP printers from a total of 25 suppliers. The Ultimate Guide Online is a series of databases utilized by savvy print and marketing service providers to compare hardware and software before making their investments.
“Color digital label and packaging (CDLP) printers now make up an important segment of the overall digital printer category,” says Bob Leahey, Associate Director for InfoTrends’ Color Digital Label and Packaging Service. “The CDLP printers that are the focus of this Ultimate Guide are heavy duty color digital presses, but the list of available models will change greatly as a new generation of high end systems enters the market in 2013 and 2014. Color digital presses for labels and packaging print applications that are growing and not subject to displacement by electronic media. It’s important to know the many systems that are available.”
A number of factors need to be taken into account when comparing CDLP presses:
• Core technical specifications such as speed, resolution, and print width
• Suitability for particular applications
• Front end type, file formats possible, variable data capability
• Substrate range and color options
For these topics and others, the Ultimate Guide Online enables side-by-side comparisons of CDLP printers from a wide range of vendors based in all regions. Like other versions of Ultimate Guide Online the CDLP press guide also offers unbiased, third-party analysis from InfoTrends’ analysts of each printer’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. InfoTrends’ analysts will update their guide to CDLP presses as the market evolves. Using this tool can increase perspective and cut research time when evaluating equipment purchases. To learn more, please watch a brief webinar highlighting the key features of the new CDLP Ultimate Guide.
Ultimate Guide users can choose from basic or premium access. Basic access is free and offers fundamental product information, limited side-by-side product comparisons, and more. Premium access extends the value offered by the Ultimate Guide Online, with in-depth product information, unlimited comparisons, print and export tools for saving and sharing comparisons, access to InfoTrends analysis reports, and much more.
Individuals interested in learning more about the Ultimate Guide to CDLP presses can view a short, informative InfoCast and sign-up for free trial access.
Ultimate Guides are currently available for Roll-Fed Devices, Cut-Sheet Devices, Enterprise TransPromo, Multi-Channel Communications, Variable Data Publishing, Web-to-Print solutions, Print MIS, and now CDLP presses.