Articles By Kelly Lawrence

Kelly Lawrence is a recognized business growth expert and the Founder and CEO of Lawrence Innovation, LLC, a business growth advisory. Kelly’s clients learn the process, insights, strategy and tactics to deliver new business results through innovation. Kelly helps clients win in new markets, develop and launch new technologies, products and services and establish new business models that generate sustainable profitability. Kelly has served the print industry for over 20 years – first as print specifier with Fortune Brands' Moen, and later as a print innovator with Berkshire Hathaway's Lubrizol. Lawrence now serves the print industry as a contributor to Inkjet Insight and an Associate Consultant with Smithers. Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn

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April 21, 2022

Invest In Our Planet

For those of us who dare to dream of making our world a better place, Kelly Lawrence turned to a few sustainability experts to help us identify next steps.
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April 19, 2022

Primers Provide the Foundation for Inkjet Success

As inkjet continues to grow, how can OEMs accelerate the learning curve for their customers, ensure quality prints, boost ROI, and accelerate adoption of inkjet in new applications?
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March 22, 2022

Moving Inkjet Forward with Michelman

The quality of any printed product must consider the quality of the chosen media. Substrate quality is affected by the primers and overprint varnishes (OPVs). What should you know?
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March 21, 2022

Creating Solutions from Inkjet and Consumables Technology

Technology developments are science-facing. They turn money into knowledge. Product development is market facing and turns knowledge back into money.
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March 9, 2022

2022 Outlook for Digitally Printed Labels

Digitally printed labels continues to be a growing market for inkjet. To dig into the potential for inkjet in the label market, we interviewed industry experts Catherine Heckman, President of the Tag and Label Manufacturers Association (TLMI); Paul Lender, of Avery Dennison and Gianluigi Rankin from Michelman.
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February 16, 2022

Kodak Introduces KODACOLOR Ink for Film-to-Fabric Printing

Film-to-Fabric, also known as Direct-to-Film or DTF, is an emerging technology that is seeing rapid adoption, particularly among custom t-shirt decorators. Read on to learn about KODACOLOR, new ink system for Film-to-Fabric (DTF) printing projects from Eastman Kodak and how garment decorators can take advantage of this system to grow their businesses.
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January 26, 2022

Download: Improving Operations and Profitability with Thermal Inkjet Technology

Learn how printing companies in packaging, coding & marking, direct mail and more are expanding the substrates they can print on and commanding premium pricing using thermal inkjet technology. Free download.
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January 19, 2022

What Makes an Inkjet Ink Sustainable?

Sustainability is getting more focus, but the print industry has yet to agree on a definition. So what makes an inkjet ink sustainable? This article looks at the different parameters to be considered. Perhaps sustainability goes beyond the ink itself…
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November 11, 2021

Sustainability and Textile Printing: Driving to a More Sustainable Business Model

Increased scrutiny on sustainability throughout the textile supply chain has the potential to increase demand for digital textile printing. Read on for our analysis of the situation.
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September 21, 2021

EFI Reggiani Rounds Out Their Digital Textile Printing Portfolio with HYPER

Trends in the digital textile market driving options for single pass and scanning presses from EFI Reggiani.
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May 25, 2021

Sustainability and Production Print: The Players Adapting Materials and End-Use Products

Explore a sampling of brand sustainability goals and examples of packages that support brand sustainability goals from multiple industries including personal care, home furnishings and quick service restaurants.
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April 13, 2021

Sustainability: Where is the Pressure?

This is the first article in our series to explore sustainability and its impact on inkjet printing and innovation. The pressure is mounting for companies to offer sustainable products and

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