The second segment is the product driven software. It’s an ERP solution focusing on automating the business operations within print manufacturing. We provide ERP systems and [work to print] software solutions. And then the third segment is the Fiery branded segment, the digital frontend appliances loaded with software applications to enable color management, different variable data management, increasing the productivity across a printing floor and enabling also mobile printing.
We’ve been able to deliver very strong growth over the last two and a half years focusing on the selected market segments that have growth potential as the print industry transforms. We were able to, as I mentioned, post the ninth consecutive quarter of double digit growth and we’re going for the tenth quarter, and in Q4 of last year we posted our record quarter, the all-time record; and Q1 was a record March quarter. We’ve done that by diversifying the revenue stream and also increasing the direct sales businesses like software and inkjet, businesses that carry recurring revenue streams and building up on that momentum.
And finally, we’ve seen some good operational growth. Our customers are definitely winning with our solutions. We’ve been growing our ink volume 41% the last quarter and we have two and a half years of [whole ink] growth of more than 20% year-over-year for UV ink volume, showing that commercial printers who have migrated toward the industrial inkjet segment and focusing on the digital solutions are gaining very strong momentum.
Lots of people are asking how is that possible in the print industry, and you know, primarily we’ve been very focused on selecting the segments that we are addressing. We’re really focusing on this industrial printing, production printing where professionals have to migrate from analog into digital, and that’s driven by the [auto form] advertising and with the opportunity in labeling and packaging. Other opportunities are in automating the processes, creating online [transfers] – basically using technology and innovative technologies to constantly make money in an overall industry that may be in [secular] decline.Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com
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