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Obsession With Inkjet

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Back in 2017, Indie band OK Go, achieved a task like no other. Elaborately choreographing a 4-minute music video using 567 perfectly timed Canon inkjet desktop printers, creating a waterfall …

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Cool Tools: Bringing You the World of Color

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Have you ever wanted to hold a color globe just to systematically navigate between colors and explore how they blend into each other? Have you ever wanted to physically display the color wheels’ gradual relational value from any given color to the next? Inkjet Insight has been on a mission to find Cool Tools which make our lives easier. For printers to prepress and designers, there are tools and innovations which help with the processes or create a better understanding of our creative, colorful world.

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Cool Tools: Selecting Color Schemes for Print

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Whether you are working on direct mail or transaction printing, designing for ease of navigation and to deliver a clear message is just as important as the color scheme or graphics used. Each color carries a message or an emotion and will provoke a response. Choosing the colors to support the intended tone of the mailing is important – particularly when there is a call to action that needs emphasis.

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Mills and Converters Deliver Inkjet Innovations

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As the grand finale to an exciting Inkjet Innovation Week, I had the pleasure of hosting Bill Rojack, vice president of Midland Paper, to discuss  “Innovation Foundations: Inkjet Paper and Specialty Media.” An analysis of the trends in the inkjet industry would not be complete without exploring advances in media that can save printers money or open new markets.

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What’s Driving Innovation in Web-Fed Inkjet Systems?

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A full recap of Inkjet Insight’s webinar presentation of “What’s Driving Innovation in Web-Fed Inkjet Systems?” OEMs are continually finding creative solutions to make the process easier and faster, while giving customers the ability to expand their portfolios and increase profits, learn more about these innovations.

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Trend Knows Their Destination

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We love printing companies who eat their own cooking. Learn how Trend Offset Printing put their inkjet environment to use on their own marketing leveraging data, creative design and extensive personalization. #inkjetinnovation

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Shift Happens: Welcome to Print Conditions

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Characterized Reference Printing Condition Profiles, or CRPC, are a 1-7 series of color ICC profiles based on paper type that defines the conversion between Adobe device CMYK values and the inkjet output device. These profiles are not newly released, so I am often surprised to find that people have not applied them to their workflows.

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Spreading Smiles Not Cooties

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I now understand, why my dog is so excited to go outside or for car rides. Lately, I feel the same way. But wearing my custom mask helps me know I am protecting myself and others while bringing smiles in these changing times.

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Label Production Delays—Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

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There is no time for delays in the ever-evolving COVID-19 world, especially when it comes to printing labels with important health and safety information. Digital and inkjet processes have provided a process which high speed and on demand labels can be produced without any delays in film or platemaking.

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Cool Stuff: Inkjet as Unique as a Unicorn

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Unicorn Graphics began in New York as a humble calendar printer in 1985 and has expanded into a multi-million-dollar creative print company offering a wide array of printed products.Looking beyond inkjet technology as a print service, Unicorn Graphics is bringing product, and product customization, to market using material which we don’t normally don’t think about printing on. Get ready to see some cool stuff.

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Cool Stuff: Inkjet Makes a Grand Entry

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Inkjet has entered our homes in many ways. From flooring and wallpaper to tile and upholstery, inkjet print technology has touched just about every point in our personal lives. There seems to be no limit to the ability to personalize the interior of our homes and make them one of a kind. But, why limit the personal touch to the interior?

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New Year, New Opportunities with 3D Scanning

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The METIS 3D Scanner creates opportunities for designers and printers think outside the box and expand creative applications for all print markets. Being able to reproduce 3D texture reproductions with existing UV printing equipment or providing scanning services for CGI/PBR (computer-generated imagery/physical based rendering) applications allows designers to not only visualize but customize and develop 3D patterns.

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Mary’s Wish List: Scanner to Replicate 3D Textured Objects

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One of the fastest-growing applications in wide-format and industrial printing is textures, and while a lot has been written about how these kinds of materials are printed, typically using UV flatbed wide-format printers, not much has been said about the front end of the required process when developing inkjet imaged home décor such as flooring and window covering.

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Media Considerations for Digital Print

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Mary Schilling will be presenting on Media Considerations for Digital Print as part of the 2-day Brand United, Digital Printing for Professionals. The session will be delivered in Dallas on Thursday October 24 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the 2019 Printing United event. See the full session description and receive a free attendee code from Inkjet Insight.

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Solimar Systems Announces ReadyPDF Module

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Solimar Systems announced the addition of a new module,  ReadyPDF™, to their existing robust suite of variable data document processing tools. This tool is very relevant in a production inkjet environment. Print organizations who accept large variable text and image files commonly find that improperly prepared PDF files can process slowly, choke, or error out, slowing overall production because of file element and structure issues within the PDF

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Primary Ink Management = Savings

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Many printers practice ink management by limiting combined process inks (CMYK and +) through a color profiling process. TAC adjustment can help control ink costs, drying, curl and paper cockle by limiting the overall volume of ink printed. Let’s talk about how to find the the percentage value of a color at which we no longer gain any color value by adding ink.

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Inkjet TechWalks at Print19

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InkjetInsight will be the host and tour leader for Expanding Opportunities with Inkjet Print19 TechWalks, Friday, October 4th at 11:30 am on the show floor theater. Enjoy a leisurely stroll …