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Help Direct Marketing Customers Differentiate Their Mailings

May 22, 2019
The USPS wants to keep mail relevant within the marketing mix. This year they are offering new and emerging technologies incentive programs for direct mail. Direct mail campaigns incorporating Augmented Reality sent before August 31, 2019 are eligible for a 2% postage savings. Read More

Are You Asking the Right Questions About Maintenance?

May 15, 2019
Whether you already own inkjet presses or you are in the market looking for your first, one of the big questions in the due diligence process revolves around maintenance programs. Pat McGrew provides top questions to ask and explains why they matter. Read More

Combating Coated Paper

May 14, 2019
Coated papers being more expensive, we expect higher quality from the printed piece. Gloss coated, which holds the ink high on the surface, will show any defect from inconsistent pre-coating, print head jetting and even inconsistent paper coating. Note that, even though we may not see a difference in surface coating, offset coated papers can come with inconsistencies that originate at the paper mill. If coating is not evenly applied across the entire paper machine, the roll or ream you receive will print and dry differently than the one before. Read More

In-Plant Considerations in Choosing an Inkjet Press

May 7, 2019
Pete Gjerness, long-time in-plant print executive, tackles the main questions that drive requirements for evaluating an inkjet press. Read More

Inkjet Designers: Think Before you Click

May 2, 2019
There's more at stake than pretty print - files that are inefficient, or just plain bad cost a lot of people time and money. Designing for inkjet comes with great responsibility - are you ready? Or should we find you a radioactive spider? Read More

Online Ad Blockers and Inkjet Printing

April 30, 2019
The current challenges with online advertising underscore the need for print including direct mail, on-statement marketing and point-of-purchase advertising to drive marketing return on investment. Inkjet is a key player in this mix. Read More

Inkjet Success and the Great Eight

April 24, 2019
To successfully integrate inkjet into your print workflow, focus on 8 key elements to create a clearer path to success. Whether you are in high speed, industrial or packaging, the Great Eight will empower a process, reduce production preparation and down time and pave the way to on-board projects with more profitability. Read More

Inkjet and Power Consumption

April 18, 2019
The difference in power consumption between one inkjet device and another can be fairly dramatic. Depending on the number of shifts you run, a 5 amp difference could reduce or increase your costs by over $100K. Don't miss this part of the TCO evaluation - and if you already bought, you may be able to make improvements. Read More

Which Inkjet Innovation is For You? Commercial Edition

April 17, 2019
Commercial printers fall into two groups: those who haven’t adopted inkjet and inkjet technology users. For those who haven’t looked at inkjet technology, the reasons are manifold. It may be that none of the work they do has required variable content, which is a common reason to look at inkjet. Read More

Which Innovation is for You? Transaction Edition

April 8, 2019
Inkjet technology serves a vast array of segments. While the needs of each segment vary, the continuous announcement cycle might leave you confused about which innovation applies to the type of business you operate. Not every announcement you read nor every innovation that gets the spotlight may apply to your business. What fits for Transaction and Transitional printing? Read More

Shift Happens – Visual Expectations

April 3, 2019
Shift can happen anywhere in the printing process, but if the process is set up with visual expectations which can't possibly be matched, the process is set up for disappointment. Here's how to help internal and external designers create files with a better understanding of Machine, Ink and Media or MIM. Read More

Inkjet Printing Volumes Overtake Commercial

April 1, 2019
Production inkjet printing page volumes outstripped both traditional and toner-based page volumes in the first quarter of 2019 for the first time in the history of printing. Read More

Why Consider Specialty Inks and Print Modules?

March 26, 2019
Since the dawn of the age of high-speed inkjet presses buyers of those presses have been encouraged to buy their ink from the hardware vendor. Good reasons were given, including concerns about contaminating print heads and print quality. The reasons still stand - but options are emerging. Read More

Used Inkjet and the Golden Ticket

March 21, 2019
Are OEMs buying up all the used inkjet printers to keep them off the market? Why is it so hard to find a used device? If you actually find one, here are some things to know. Read More

Using Your Inkjet Press for Finished Samples

March 19, 2019
Inkjet is still new to the masses and its differences are easier to "see" than verbally explain. Seems crazy, but this is why we use these multi-million dollar print workflows for one or two finished proofs. Read More

A Market Map Puts Everything in Perspective

March 14, 2019
Inkjet Insight maps out I.T. Strategies North American print volume data to explore opportunities for production inkjet technologies. The map looks packaging, publishing, and document application categories. Read More

Accept Your Workflow Limits

March 12, 2019
Few companies have embraced the concept that production workflow in a competitive organization is something that needs to be continuously improved. Only when we understand and accept the limits of our workflow can we be cognizant of ways to improve it. Read More

Paper Partners Meet in the Mountains

February 26, 2019
At Hunkeler Innovation Days, media developers Arctic Paper, Crown Van Gelder (CVG), Drewsen, Mitsubish and Mondi gathered to showcase their array of media products compatible with inkjet printers and finishing. Read More

Canon Solutions America Introduces Book Smart Suite

February 21, 2019
Canon Solutions America’s Book Smart announcement highlights the maturation of the company’s solutions for complex book production requirements on a range of technologies, from sheet-fed to continuous feed, Canon’s PRISMAprepare and PRISMAproduction controllers, Canon equipment or competitors, to a broad range of finishing capabilities. Read More

Building your own Inkjet Press Solution

February 19, 2019
Building your own inkjet press might seem like a radical approach. Each year brings more options for speed, print resolution, and finished print sizes in both cut-sheet and web-fed formats. For some companies the option of building a custom press provides opportunities for differentiation that are worth considering. Read More

One Slice of One Canon

February 14, 2019
Coverage of the One Canon event focused on the Production Print Solutions (PPS) division and specifically the inkjet portfolio within PPS, in the context of the whole Canon pie. Read More

Preparing Your Brain for Inkjet

February 12, 2019
Regardless of whether you are new to production inkjet or trying to work through production challenges, success often comes with a well-rounded approach that includes filling knowledge gaps and executing critical process steps.   Read More

Field Guide to Living with Your Inkjet Press: Ghostbusting

February 12, 2019
By Pat McGrew Last week I introduced a new series on Living with Your Inkjet Press where I promoted to share some tricks to help you to maintain your inkjet
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Rudimentary Color Management with the Munsell Color Atlas

February 7, 2019
We are about halfway through the series that leads us to an understanding of CIELAB and how it is used in managing color. In this post John Seymour takes a humorous look at how color could be managed using the Munsell color space, and the limitations that CIELAB can address. Read More

Ghosts in the Machine

February 5, 2019
After the trainers leave and before you develop buyer’s remorse, there are tricks to living with your press that will allow you to maintain your inkjet excitement. That is the purpose of this series, starting with this first episode on dealing with ghosts. Read More

Everyone Loves Print Samples

January 31, 2019
Print samples are usually fulfilled as part of the sale process. But what do you do if you are just trying to get your own executives to the table? Here are a couple of options. Read More

The Year Ahead for Catalogs and Magalogs

January 28, 2019
The catalog market looks unexpectedly bright for 2019, both due to retail brands embracing direct mail and advances in inkjet technology to meet the needs of this challenging application segment. Read More

2019 Predictions – Part 2

January 24, 2019
Inkjet Insight considers developments in the production inkjet market for 2019. This is Part 2 of a series and covers product news that we anticipate throughout the year. Part 1 covered topics including supply chain issues, page volume growth strategies, and new market opportunities. Read More

IoT, Print and Inkjet Security

January 23, 2019
With the complexity of Internet of Things (IoT) networks expanding and the cost and frequency of breaches climbing, printers must take advantage of every resource to protect their security and their reputations. We discuss 2018 trends in security and print environments including links to research from Ponemon, Aberdeen and Inkjet Insight. Read More

Color-Shift Happens… Understanding Aqueous Ink Chemistry

January 22, 2019
Welcome to the latest post in the "Shift Happens" series. In this post, we will focus on aqueous ink chemistry and factors affecting color shift. Knowing the type of ink and understanding its chemistry is just as important as understanding how it reacts to your surface conditions. Find out why. Read More

2019 Inkjet Predictions – Part 1

January 15, 2019
Inkjet Insight considers developments in the production inkjet market for 2019. Part 1 covers topics including supply chain issues, page volume growth strategies, and new market opportunities. Part 2 of this series will cover product announcements that we anticipate throughout the year. Read More

Designer’s Guide to Inkjet Meets Dear Client

January 14, 2019
Debora Haskel of IWCO Direct discusses how marketing professionals can get the most value and best results from printers using two recently published resources. Read More

Closure of a GP Paper Mill

January 11, 2019
Another blow for the publishing marketannounced by Georgia Pacific. GP is closing the communications paper division of its Port Hudson facility, as well as the wood yard, pulp mill and energy complex that support it. Read More

Learning from the Experts in 2018

January 8, 2019
One of the great things about being a partner at Inkjet Insight is that I get to talk to really interesting people and, in many cases, capture them on video. Over the course of 2018 we recorded some great advice from industry strategists, OEM execs and companies that have acquired inkjet for a wide range of application types. Here are some highlights. Read More

The Price of Ink and the Cost of Ink are Different

January 6, 2019
The price of ink and the cost of ink are different. For some applications, paying for a high-end inkjet ink can reduce drying costs, allow production on lower cost papers and streamline workflows by allowing more work to be produced on the same device. Price per liter and true cost are not the same. Read More

Inkjet Insight – 2018 Year in Review

December 12, 2018
This article summarizes the top articles published by Inkjet Insight in 2018 and reviews the progress we have made to fulfill our mission to be the most valuable source of unbiased information for companies evaluating and using production inkjet. We know that there are many exciting announcements coming in 2019 and look forward to sharing in this journey with our community. Read More

Heavy Ink Coverage and Twice the Drying Power

December 11, 2018
Printing from the first tower allows ink twice as long to dry helping reduce roller build up and print defects in finishing. Read More

Strategic Technology Stack for Production Inkjet

December 10, 2018
Andy Gordon discusses the strategic role of production inkjet and the importance of developing a technology stack to drive business transformation. He discusses an NPR Freakonomics interview with Ford Motor Company’s CEO, Jim Hackett and the lessons to be learned that can apply to the printing industry. Read More

Two Sides of Coated Paper

December 4, 2018
If you are using inkjet coated or primed offset coated paper, different papers will have different porosity levels on each side of the sheet. Read More

Color Management of Inkjet Printing on Textiles

December 3, 2018
I entered this with a fair amount of naivete. I had heard that the romance between inkjet and cloth was just starting to get steamy. The idea of customizable fashion where someone can upload a design and have a dress printed and shipped that day is alluring. Read More

Inkjet Needs Maintenance Too

November 27, 2018
Like all mechanical printing technologies, inkjet requires maintenance. We often forget that ink and dust build up that happens with conventional printing and toner units can also impact inkjet equipment. Read More

Color- Shift Happens… Know Your Workflow

November 26, 2018
Inkjet is data driven. Understanding design to RIP process and documenting is important when it comes to color alignment in your workflow. Read More

Color- Shift Happens… So Measure

November 19, 2018
Color shifts can happen, and when it does, it may become unacceptable and even embarrassing when they are visually obvious. For our first segment of our Color Shift Happens series, we will discuss why it is important to add industry proven methods to evaluate color. Read More

Color- Shift Happens

November 15, 2018
Have you ever received a pdf file which called for bright red or a blue shade, but didn’t print correctly with colors visually different from what the customer was targeting? Shift can happen from paper to paper or from device to device. It can even happen to the same color printed in different areas on the same page in certain conditions. Color shift is any change which is unexpected and doesn’t meet customer expectations. Read More

The Strategic Press Decision

November 6, 2018
This article discusses the role of strategic planning in making equipment acquisition decisions and highlights the use of the Ansoff product-market matrix as a tool to help with brainstorming and planning. Read More

US Postal Service Encouraging Variable Printing

November 5, 2018
2019 Personalized Color Transpromo Promotion   US Postal service is encouraging mailers of color messaging to sign up for the discount mailing promotion.  They are offering an upfront postage discount to
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EFI’s Earnings Call Highlights Nozomi

November 1, 2018
Most inkjet printer manufacturers are either private (Durst) or part of a larger public company for which inkjet is only an element of their portfolio (HP, Canon, Ricoh, etc), so
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Rich Black in Images Shouldn’t Be Scary

October 31, 2018
Producing quality rich blacks and image details with inkjet can become a scary task. Learn how to control black details (shadows) by understanding the ink/paper/profile combinations that are spooking your results. Happy Halloween. Read More

The Value in OEM Inkjet Inks

October 31, 2018
Have you ever wondered why it is difficult to find 3rd party ink suppliers for production inkjet devices? Mark Bale discusses the pros and cons of OEM supplied inkjet inks versus 3rd party and the key questions to ask if considering working with 3rd-party ink developers. Read More

Get the Specs and Read Them

October 30, 2018
Before signing your inkjet deal, get the specs for power, ceiling height, load-bearing, square footage, humidity and more. You may find that changes need to be made to your environment that add cost and delay installation. Measure (at least) twice before you buy. Read More

Five Things to Do (Better) When Evaluating Inkjet

October 25, 2018
In recent research 97% of senior leaders said that “being strategic” was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success. However, a lot of executives don't feel that they have time to be strategic. Inkjet purchases are a ccase excamplewhere strategic intent is often marred by tactical execution. We can do better! Read More

What You Don’t Know About Print Volumes and Inkjet

October 24, 2018
If you want to make good decisions about inkjet, you need to take a long hard look at your entire book of business. This post discusses the common issues that arise when decisions are made without proper analysis of all of a company's print volume - whether they think it can transition to inkjet or not. Read More

Inkjet Ink and its Important Additives

October 19, 2018
Mark Bale provides an overview of the important differences in inkjet ink characteristics that come from various components such as resins, solvents, humectants and surfactants. With an understanding of these components and how OEMs use them to differentiate their inks, you’ll be better informed next time you have a conversation with your supplier. Read More

Total Cost of Paper – TCP

October 15, 2018
Inkjet Tip of the Week: Understand Total Cost of Paper to compare TCO TCP=Cost per carton weight (delivered) + cost of priming or spot treatment + excess ink usage+ excess drying energy. Papers not formulated for inkjet often use more ink and require additional drying energy. Measure TCP to fully understand TCO - every machine/ink/paper combination is different. Read More

RISO T2 Twin-Engine Cut Sheet Overview

October 10, 2018
Overview and analysis of the RISO T2 Twin-Engine Cut Sheet printer scheduled for controlled release later this year with 10 units currently available in the U.S. and general availability in January 2019. Comparison to VarioStream i300 and Delphax elan 500 sheet fed devices. Read More

Inkjet ink – Carrier Matters

October 2, 2018
Mark Bale provides a deep dive into the differences in the approach to colorant carrier in the main categories of inkjet ink: aqueous, oil, hot-melt and UV curable. Ink chemistry matters and different approaches are better suited to specific applications. Read More

A Tight Paper Market Demands a Disciplined Sourcing Strategy

October 1, 2018
Karen Weil, Director of Procurement for IWCO Direct, shares her impressions of Inkjet Insight’s market research on paper supply and her approach to securing paper for her client’s projects. Read More

Inkjet Insight at PRINT 18

September 28, 2018
Inkjet Insight will be all over PRINT 18. On Monday October 1, at 12:00 authors Elizabeth Gooding and Mary Schilling will have a book signing for the release of the
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Inkjet ink – Chemistry Matters

September 24, 2018
First in a new series by Mark Bale discussing the topic of inks. This post explains the chemistry and colorant options available in the production print market. Our aim is to give a non-exhaustive insight in to material differences and how they impact print quality and color. Read More

Albert Munsell his Color Space Accomplishments

September 22, 2018
John Seymour shares a humorous post on the accomplishments of Albert Munsell and his contributions to the field of color management. Provides an overview of the leading sources of color management theory and an approachable way to understand three-dimensional color space. Read More

The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023 – Highlights

September 21, 2018
Highlights from the latest Smithers Pira report: The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023 project that the value of the global inkjet market will rise at 9.4% over the next five years. As the global print market transforms, shifts in buyer demands—short runs, versioned and personalized products—and higher quality are aligning with the capabilities of inkjet. This is making it a key focus for technology developers. This analysis shows that inkjet will grow by deepening its penetration into existing markets and exploiting new emergent market opportunities through 2023. Read More

Measuring the Capacity of Your Inkjet Workflow – Part 2

September 18, 2018
Managing your workflow resources, understanding potential bottlenecks and the corresponding job attributes that will trigger them is essential to meeting SLA performance expectations in an inkjet environment. Tim Cooper of Harland Clarke provides expert insight on identifying constraints and measuring for success. Read More

Your Guide to Inkjet Innovation at PRINT 18

September 13, 2018
At Print 2018 in Chicago, Mary Schilling of Inkjet Insight will be the moderator and tour guide for the High Speed Inkjet Print Advancements Tour. Sign up now. Read More

Mike Dietz on Communicating with Designers

September 11, 2018
Mike Dietz, Executive Creative Director with IWCO Direct discusses best practices in designing for digital and approaches to customer education on the wonders of production inkjet. Read More

Understanding Your Workflow Capacity – Part 1

September 5, 2018
Tim Cooper, Chief Enterprise Architect from Harland Clarke Holdings Company shares insights in a two-part series on defining, measuring and modelling workflow capacity for production inkjet printing. This article is focused on understanding the components of workflow and how it may impact capacity. Read More

Growing Inkjet Pages with Designers

August 29, 2018
The growth markets for production inkjet lie in the segments where creatives hold sway. If you want to grow pages in these markets, you will need to get designers on your side. Read More

Delphax Rising

August 28, 2018
Delphax Solutions Inc. (DSI), was created in August, 2017 by Air T to design, manufacture, and sell printing equipment starting with the elan product line. The company shared news of the new organization and strategic direction. Read More

Print Providers Speak Out About Paper Trends

August 22, 2018
The Inkjet Insight team has dedicated a lot of its recent editorial activity towards understanding the impact of mill closures and paper supply issues on the production inkjet market. In addition to interviewing print service providers, equipment manufacturers, mills, and paper merchants, we also sent out a survey to our audience in order to validate what we were learning. Read More

Conventional Offset – Is it time for Inkjet?

August 21, 2018
Mary Schilling discusses the opportunity for sheet-fed inkjet including the traditional barriers of paper, pricing and image quality. The analysis discusses the requirements for inkjet to compete with commercial offset printing. Read More

Developing a Testing Process for Inkjet Adoption

August 16, 2018
In the past, when new graphic arts technology has been introduced, the first response has often been, “It will never be good enough to replace ‘X.’” It was said that offset printing would never be good enough to replace letterpress. Web offset would never be good enough to replace sheetfed. Toner-based digital print would never be good enough to replace offset. The introduction of production inkjet was no different. Read More

You Can Do More with Sheet-Fed

August 14, 2018
Sheet-fed presses have traditionally addressed high image quality requirements, short runs, substrate flexibility, larger format applications such as folder or posters, expanded color gamut, and value-added enhancements. This article discusses the market opportunity for sheet-fed inkjet presses, a range of devices, and opportunities. Read More

Crayon Space and Three Attributes of Color

August 8, 2018
Last week in Color Management as Crayon Space, I posed an impossible task: to arrange crayons in a line according to their color. Color can’t be arranged in a line because it’s three-dimensional. This post will discuss the three dimensions of color: hue angle, lightness value, and chroma/saturation. Again, we’ll play with crayons and some real-life experiments. Read More

Inkjet in label printing – part 2

August 7, 2018
Chris Lynn continues his packaging series with a look at what has held inkjet back in the label market and, by extension, what has caused even slower adoption in the rest of the packaging market – and how these limitations are being overcome. Read More

Print Providers and Buyers Managing Paper Together

August 1, 2018
Andy Gordon discusses ways that print providers and their print buying customers can work together to reduce the disruptive impact of paper scarcity. More planning, more testing and more emphasis on strategy can lead to shared success. Read More

Managing Color in Crayon Space

July 31, 2018
John Seymour joins Inkjet Insight for part one of a series discussing color management using crayons as a guide.  Part one poses the challenging of creating a linear organization of a non-linear concept. Read More

Your OEM Wants You to Find The Right Paper

July 26, 2018
Print OEMs need to understand that, for the foreseeable future, they will be judged as much on their paper program as the print technology they offer to the market. Read More

Inkjet in Label Printing – Part 1

July 24, 2018
Chris Lynn explores the reasons why toner and inkjet account for under 10% of the volume of labels printed last year and why the label sector of the packaging market was the first to adopt digital technologies despite the uphill battle. Read More

White Paper: Océ VarioPrint i300 Offers Flexibility and Growth

July 18, 2018
Production inkjet has been limited in its ability to produce customized jobs on a wide range of substrates due to a predominantly roll-fed approach. Canon’s research and development of sheet-fed inkjet presses has addressed customization and substrate flexibility while bringing the benefits of inkjet printing to an expanded application range. Read More

Paper Suppliers and Crisis Communications

July 17, 2018
My last post, Paper Supply and Strategic Planning, continued our coverage of paper shortage in the U.S. market. This post offers suggestions to mills and paper merchants on how they can help print providers navigate this difficult time. Read More

IWCO Direct’s Journey to Inkjet

July 13, 2018
Robert Clark of IWCO Direct discusses their experience migrating from conventional print to production inkjet. The pros far outweighed the cons, but that doesn't mean the journey to inkjet came without a learning curve. Read More

Paper Supply and Strategic Planning

July 10, 2018
Inkjet Insight is closely watching the challenging paper shortage in the U.S. market. Our team  has covered different aspects of this topic from pulp trends to impacts to the supply chain. Most recently, we have been interviewing subject matter experts throughout the paper supply chain to gain a holistic view of the market. It’s clear that the tight paper market is driving frustration and change and it’s incumbent on participants throughout the supply chain to consider how to solve this challenge. Read More

Zanders Optimistic During Restructuring

July 2, 2018
Last week Zanders GmbH issued a press release regarding the continued restructuring process for the company. The release included a sentiment that we don’t often hear in these types of announcements: optimism. Read More

Ricoh Pro VC 70000 Overview

June 26, 2018
I had the opportunity to see the Ricoh Pro VC70000 in action at Ricoh’s Boulder Colorado Customer Experience Center last week and to learn about some of the innovations that differentiate it from the rest of the Pro VC lineup. While visually similar to the VC 60000, the VC7000 offers three key innovations: new ink chemistry, advanced drying technology and finely controlled drop sizes. Read More

Haberbeck: Offset and, not or Production Inkjet

June 20, 2018
Christian Heneke of Service & Print Group Haberbeck gave a presentation today at the Ricoh Interact 2018 event on offset and inkjet working together. Like many companies, Haberbeck looked at the volumes of current work that could be transferred to inkjet, but he had a broader message. Read More

Potential for Inkjet in Packaging

June 7, 2018
The package printing climate is changing, and waves of new technology are breaking on the shores of short-run work, but the packaging mainland is mostly unaffected so far. Chris Lynn offers insights on the packaging market for inkjet. Read More

Color Vision Deficiencies

June 4, 2018
Knowing he color capabilities of your inkjet device is very important, but understanding the color capabilities of your press crew is critical. Visually tweaking or modifying color on press is never an efficient or repeatable way to run production. Making your staff aware of their potential vision deficiencies will help catch color, as well as print quality issues, before they get to your customer. Here are some things you should know. Read More

Mitigating Risk in the Paper Supply Chain

May 30, 2018
There are a number of issues with the inkjet paper supply chain that are going to test your paper qualification and sourcing policies. You will need to test more papers, track them carefully and ensure that your receiving dock runs like a NASCAR pit stop. Here are a few survival tips. Read More

“What’s your Why – Your Road to Production Inkjet” Event Explored Production Inkjet Opportunities

May 24, 2018
This week Elizabeth Gooding was the keynote speaker and panel moderator at a thought leadership workshop hosted by Xerox at its Gil Hatch Center for Customer Innovation. Xerox assembled a group of print operation executives from transactional, book, inplant, and commercial printing to explore production inkjet opportunities. Read More

Pulp Fiction – Challenges Within the Paper Supply Chain

May 22, 2018
The demand for paper and pulp is growing and the supply chain is having a hard time keeping up. We lost a couple of other mills over the past year, West Lynn and Appleton, contributing to a 16% overall loss in inventory. Read More

Pigment Ink and Creme Brûlée

May 15, 2018
As inkjet moves into applications with high ink coverage and quality demands, users can run into some hard to diagnose problems. If you only focus on the paper and the print heads when trying to diagnose print quality issues, you could struggle for a long time looking in the wrong places. Read More

EFI Inkjet Innovation in New Hampshire

May 10, 2018
This week I had the opportunity to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new 225,000 square foot EFI innovation center in Londonderry New Hampshire. In his opening remarks Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI said "the future of packaging is inkjet printing" and based on EFI's massive investment in this very impressive facility, they are ready to meet demand. Read More

The #1 Question When Selling Inkjet

May 8, 2018
Investing in a production inkjet solution is both a major expenditure and the beginning of major changes for the organization. Most companies invest because they believe that new hardware and software will help them to make money – either by doing more for the customers they have or by attracting new customers. Read More

What is Value Anyway? An Objective Approach to Understanding Inkjet Value

May 1, 2018
People are always trying to figure out how to get more value for less money. Designing an inkjet solution is no exception. But, here’s the thing, you need to be able to define what “value” is, and with inkjet it’s often about more than one thing. In this post, as always, we try to make it objective. Read More

Essential Software for Inkjet Success

April 30, 2018
Elizabeth Gooding shares her insights on key software investments to deliver end-to-end workflows that meet customer needs, are scalable, and achieve production efficiency goals. Read More

Key Trends in Inkjet Paper Development & Evaluation

April 19, 2018
Advances in inkjet technology and fluids are enabling production on a wider variety of paper grades and finishes. How does this impact the evaluation process for papers? What new variables must be considered when evaluating paper for particular application segments. Mary offered work-arounds for scarcity in the market and tips on finding and evaluating papers. Read More

Understanding Paper Specifications-Shade

April 16, 2018
Shade is important to inkjet color reproduction as the paper's shade shows through the ink and can shift the ink's colorant when applied to the sheet. Paper shade can affect all values of highlight, mid-tone and shadow areas of print. Read More

Inkjet Fun Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

April 13, 2018
There were so many great inkjet conferences this week and we felt bad for the people who couldn't attend so we made a crossword puzzle to keep you busy. As promised - here is the answer key. Read More

Business Case Calculator for Software

April 11, 2018
A very simple tool to allow you do do some "what if" analysis on how improvements in uptime, minimizing paper changes and other seemingly minimal improvements can impact your revenue over the course of the year. It adds up! Read More

Understanding Paper Specifications-Whiteness

April 10, 2018
Paper whiteness is particularly important in markets for which small text and readability is important such as book as well as magazine. For magazine images, the level of OBA's in the paper can affect color reproduction accuracy of certain colors combinations. Read More

Inkjet Fun – Crossword

April 9, 2018
We've put together something to keep you thinking about inkjet - an inkjet crossword puzzle. If you've been reading our posts you should find this pretty easy. Post a comment to brag if you finish in less than 10 minutes. Read More

Paragon Customer Communications – Part 1 – Video

May 21, 2019

Komori’s Quality Obsession – Video

May 16, 2019

Group Joos – Evolution of Inkjet Investment – Video

May 9, 2019

Conditions for High Capacity Inkjet – Video

May 8, 2019

Put Data to Work – Video

May 1, 2019

You May Ask, Why Komori? – Video

April 25, 2019

How Century Marketing Solutions is Transitioning to Production Inkjet – Video

April 22, 2019

Automation with Dynamic Production Controls in Print Finishing

April 16, 2019

Transaction Printers – No inkjet FOMO – Video

April 11, 2019

What’s New at the Inkjet Summit – Video

April 9, 2019

Solving Quality Problems with NIR Drying – Video

April 2, 2019

Navigating Paper Selection – Video

March 28, 2019

Build Your Own Inkjet – Software & Hardware – Video

March 27, 2019

What Happens When You have Paper Problems? – Video

March 19, 2019

Print, Paper and 2030 with Marco Boer – Video

March 1, 2019

Tips for Inkjet Print Samples

February 26, 2019

Our Take: “Success with Automation” Panel at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019

February 25, 2019

Biggest Mistakes that Impact Press Availability – Video

February 20, 2019

Is 2019 Your Year to Join Inkjet Insight?

January 7, 2019

Xerox Discusses Considerations for Inkjet in In-Plant Operations – Video

November 20, 2018

Katherine Versteegh Discusses Considerations for Acquiring an Inkjet Press – Video

November 13, 2018

Xerox Offers Affordable Entry Point for Transaction Printing – Video

November 6, 2018

Looking at Inkjet from a Maintenance Perspective – Video

October 30, 2018

Tortured Paper Tortures Finishing – Video

October 23, 2018

Highnote’s Inkjet Journey – Video

October 16, 2018

How Xerox Grows Inkjet Pages – Video

October 10, 2018

Inkjet Software and Services – Ed Jansen – Video

October 9, 2018

Inkjet and Offset Magazine at PRINT ’18

October 2, 2018

Guy Broadhurst on Paper Handling Considerations

September 21, 2018

Are User Groups More Important Than Trade Shows? – Video

September 13, 2018

We’re Back! Designer’s Guide 2.0 – Video

September 10, 2018

Paper Options Drive Press Choices – Video

September 4, 2018

Digital Productivity for Labels – Video

August 21, 2018

Evaluating Inkjet and Finishing

August 14, 2018

Making Inkjet Accessible – Video

August 9, 2018

The Value of “Other” for Inkjet – Video

August 2, 2018

i3logix Inkjet Journey – Video

July 25, 2018

Inkjet as Part of a Portfolio – Video

July 19, 2018

Primer, Super Ink or Door Number 3? – Video

July 9, 2018

Marco Boer on the Océ LabelStream 4000 – Video

June 14, 2018

Evaluating Devices – HP Perspective – Video

June 5, 2018

Niche Book Markets – Xerox Perspective – Video

May 14, 2018

HP Drying Options and Tradeoffs – Video

May 7, 2018

Commercial Print and Inkjet – Video

April 24, 2018

Inkjet Book Publishing Workflow – Video

April 16, 2018

From Toner to Inkjet – Who’s Moving? – Video

April 11, 2018

The Past and Future of Dscoop – Video

April 3, 2018

HP Thermal Print Head Strategy – Video

March 12, 2018

Stick It with Aqueous Coatings – Video

March 6, 2018

Ricoh Piezo Print Head Strategy – Video

February 28, 2018

Inkjet for Color Books – HP Perspective (Video)

January 30, 2018

Inks are the Blood – Video

January 9, 2018

How HP PageWide Industrial was Formed – Video

November 28, 2017

What’s the Best Drying Option? – Video

November 20, 2017

Marco Boer – Apples, Oranges & Inkjet Specs – Video

November 10, 2017

David Murphy on Inkjet Printed Magazines and Catalogs – Video

November 6, 2017

Canon Production Inkjet Print Head Strategy – Video

November 2, 2017

The Importance of Inkjet Coatings and Fluids – Video

October 31, 2017

Marco Boer on Inkjet Print Head Technologies

October 4, 2017

Crit Driessen on Ink Chemistry Advances – Video

February 5, 2017