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Pat and Elizabeth on Essential Software

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Pat and Elizabeth discuss all the places where software is essential in an inkjet environment, emphasizing that software is what turns you from just someone who owns a press into an inkjet innovator. However, in order to grow your business by enhancing your workflow, you first need to get the right software for your particular needs.

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Packaging Innovation – Inside Out with Inkjet

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Last week, David Zwang, Editor of WhatTheyThink and Mary Schilling, Partner at Inkjet Insight provided an overview of new and exciting developments coming to market that address packaging during Inkjet Insight’s Inkjet Innovation week. Here’s an overview of top trends and market entrants in all segments of inkjet for packaging.

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What’s Happening in Sheet-Fed Inkjet?

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Get a high-level synopsis of the webinar “Opening New Markets with Sheet-Fed Inkjet Innovations,” covering the varied approaches to the market based on sheet size, print application segment and buyer profile. If your interest is piqued, you can listen to the full webinar and download the presentation for more details.

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Inkjet Tip: Head Capping is Worth More than a Spit

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

If you intend to do a significant amount of mono printing on your inkjet device, check to see if the device caps the C,M,Y print heads when not in use. If head capping is not available, compare devices for the amount of ink wastage from CMYK spitting. Run test jobs and also check how this information is reported on estimating systems since they will be different.

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Canon Doubles Down on Commercial Print with VarioPRINT iX

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

With the introduction of two new VarioPPRINT iX models, Canon is focused squarely on the needs of general commercial printers for high image quality on a wide media range and flexibility to run mixed media jobs at full speed. Canon will continue to market and support the current VarioPrint+ iSeries in the appropriate markets along with the new VarioPRINT iX Series. The new devices will be ready to ship in July 2020. See overview and supporting white paper.

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Connecting in Quarantine – Pat McGrew

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

We continue our profiles in quarantine series with intrepid traveler, Pat McGrew. It seems to me that Pat is almost always on the road, but she too is doing her part by staying home and staying safe. Pat is sharing her home time with the fuzzy beneficiaries of Pat being grounded – her dogs. She has some thoughts about taking care of yourself and taking care of your business.

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Quarantine ala Ritarossi

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Next up in our profiles in quarantine is Lois Ritarossi who has been staying safe in Washington D.C. and showing off her cooking skills. She wants to make sure that printers are communicating continuously with their employees and customers.

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Community Building in the COVID Economy

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

MindFire established the COVID-19 Print Group on LinkedIn to provide a forum for printers to help each other share volumes, information and advice as more states issue Stay at Home policies and organizations are forced to close leaving clients without service. In three days membership has grown from zero to nearly 800 members.

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Learning from Living in Lockdown – Mark Bale

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

As we continue our series on Profiles in Quarantine, we visit Mark Bale who covers the most super-techy topics on Inkjet Insight that use math above my pay grade. Mark is based in UK which this week announced necessary, but very restrictive, measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UK is under lockdown with residents instructed to stay indoors except for essential services and subject to fines for violating guidelines.

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A Different Kind of Profile – Amy Hahn

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

Usually when we talk about profiles here, we’re talking about paper and color profiles. Today, we’re going for a different kind of colorful by profiling the people behind the scenes here at Inkjet Insight and how we are managing through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since we’re all in this together, let’s get to know who we’re in it with, starting with Amy Hahn our editor and social media coordinator who is based in Minnesota, USA.

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HP Brilliant Pre-drupa Announcement

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

This week HP provided a pre-drupa peek at the HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD and new Brilliant InkTM that will be added to its inkjet portfolio this year. Learn about the new capabilities of the device, available before the end of 2020, and how they compare to other devices already in the market from Canon, Ricoh and Screen.

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RIPs for Industrial Inkjet – Part 2

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

In the Industrial Inkjet segment, requirements to make ink and print heads compatible with industrial surfaces also leads to special requirements for the related Raster Image Processors or RIPs solutions. Let’s drill down on the special requirements for industrial RIPs.