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October 19, 2021

The VariJET 106 Arrives for Short-Run Folding Carton Print

Ralf Schlozer covers the press launch of the VariJET 106

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October 5, 2021

Cimpress Takes a Strategic Approach to Inkjet Investment 

Examining the strategic value of the multi-site Cimpress inkjet deal with Canon and the co-existence of inkjet, toner and offset.
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September 2, 2021

Inkjet Players and Development Trends in the Label Market

A look at 3 categories of inkjet label printers: low volume, mid-high volume, and hybrid with an overview of the key players in each of these groups.
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August 24, 2021

Where Does Inkjet Fit in the Digital Label Market?

The first in a two part series looking at trends and technology driving the digital label market.
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August 17, 2021

From Fuji Xerox to Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Business Innovation is set to become a major digital printing player – watch the transition unfold.
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August 3, 2021

Fujifilm: Higher Speed JetPress, Flex Pack and More

The secret to the JPress/JetPress speed updates, flex pack solutions, Xbar and integration service updates from Fujifilm’s recent virtual exhibit.
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July 27, 2021

Propelled by the Pandemic: Inkjet in Book Printing

A look at the inkjet book printing market and publishing workflow in the book market with examples from CPI Group, Wiley, Canon and HP.
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June 29, 2021

Inkjet in Flexible Packaging – Part 2

A deep dive on a diverse group of low to mid-range and high volume inkjet solutions for flexible packaging.
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June 23, 2021

Inkjet Gets Flexible in Packaging — Part 1

Part 1 of the series on Flexible Packaging discusses the market, major print process used and the positioning for inkjet.
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May 19, 2021

Inkjet in Décor Print

No surprise that décor printers are looking into digital print processes to better serve today’s markets. Inkjet is going to play a key role as the technology best suited for the various markets.
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May 12, 2021

ColorStream 8000 – Welcome to the Canon Inkjet Family

With the ColorStream 8000 Canon plans to build on the strengths of the previous generations, while expanding the application range and productivity.
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May 6, 2021

Ricoh Enters the Sheet-Fed Inkjet Market with B2 Press

The Pro Z75 has been eagerly anticipated as it is targeting the most dynamic market in printing press technology: production sheet-fed inkjet.
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April 15, 2021

Deep Dive: Inkjet Printing For Corrugated – Part 2

Ralf Schlozer examines considerations for investing in inkjet for corrugated packaging in the second part of a series.
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April 1, 2021

Approaches to Inkjet Printing on Corrugated – Part 1

Although corrugated seems an unlikely market for inkjet, inkjet presses rapidly gained popularity. Find out why.
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March 10, 2021

Beverage Can Printing with Inkjet

In a series of articles we look at inkjet printing technology in several packaging segments. Last time we had a look at the large market for folding carton print – today it is a bit more specialised: beverage can printing.
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February 25, 2021

Does Inkjet Really Need to Go Faster?

High speed inkjet already outstrips most sheetfed offset. With run lengths falling, do we really need to go faster?
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February 18, 2021

Inkjet Outlook in Folding Carton Printing

The opportunity for inkjet in folding carton is huge and growing. Here’s what you need to know to get in the game. First in a series on packaging segments by Ralf Schlözer.
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January 7, 2021

Large Format Printing on Page-Wide Inkjet Presses

Posters, banners, signage – there is a large group of print applications that are based on a large format, unfolded sheet and usually printed single sided. Admittedly, what exactly constitutes a “large format” is up for discussions.
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December 22, 2020

2020 Launches: Inkjet Label & Packaging Printing

Here’s a handy round up of the major launched os inkjet label and packaging presses in 2020 from Ralf Schlozer.
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December 3, 2020

The Baltoro Platform Receives its First Upgrade

In November, Xerox announced a few upgrades to the Baltoro inkjet press and a whole slew of new technical terms. Here’s the decoder.

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