August 9, 2022

Kodak and Graphco Team Up to Drive Print Sales

A deeper dive into the inkjet implications of the  partnership between Graphco and Kodak. Interview with Chris Manley and Jeff Zellmer.
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August 4, 2022

Inkjet Arrives in Photo Specialty – Video

Taking on the photo specialty market is a testament to how far production inkjet technology has come in the past decade. I spoke to Chris Petro of Canon Solutions America at thINK Ahead 2022 about the challenges inkjet had to overcome to deliver the quality needed for photo-rich applications and how Canon is approaching the market.
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August 3, 2022

Any Idea What’s in YOUR Business Continuity Wallet?

Who is accountable for your Business Continuity Plan today? When was the last time it was carefully reviewed and tested? What is your confidence level?
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August 2, 2022

RICOH Announces Upgrade for Pro VC70000 (Pro VC70000e)

RICOH adds priming (undercoating) option to Pro VC70000 press to expand media compatibility along with RICOH Supervisor™, AI and ML tech. The Pro VC70000e is field-upgradeable and interchangeable with existing VC70000 models.
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July 28, 2022

Remoistening High Coverage Inkjet Print – Video

Tips and tricks for controlling and enhancing quality on the ProStream 1800 with Contiweb DFA
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July 26, 2022

thINK Ahead 2022 with Ed Jansen – Video

Elizabeth Gooding spoke with Ed Jansen, Vice President, Production Printing Solutions with Canon Solutions America about the 2022 thINK Ahead event in Boca Raton.
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July 21, 2022

Pantone – Friend or Foe of Printers?

A look at how Pantone interconnects designers and printers, for good and bad, and why color education is more important than ever.
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July 19, 2022

Inkjet Makes Staffing Easier

PSPs have had to increase wages, benefits and recruiting strategies to fill open positions. Inkjet adoption has enabled printers to attract new and provide flexibility for customers as the industry adjusts to the paper supply challenges. Automated workflow solutions are driving growth.

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July 13, 2022

OOPS! Production Stopped and You Even Have a DR Plan!

For many companies, the Disaster Recovery Plan was put together in the past to check the box on RFPs, but if you aren’t practicing with it and updating it in a regular cadence, you may be missing key elements
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June 29, 2022

Inkjet Printing with Eyes Wide Open

Having quality issues? Sometimes printheads aren’t the problem. Here are tips for diagnosing common problems before they cost you money.
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June 28, 2022

What has Auto-Splicing Reels Ever Done for Us?

Press manufacturers usually offer a choice of the reel handling system to their customers to meet their individual preferences. Understand your options and their cost, productivity and sustainability impact.
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June 27, 2022

Webinar Replay: You Don’t Know if You Don’t Ask

I’ve been at a couple of print events lately where I heard several conversations that started with “I wonder if…”
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June 22, 2022

Setting Records – Kodak Prosper 7000 Turbo

It has been a while since an inkjet press manufacturer raised the bar for the print speed, now Kodak set a new record with the Prosper 7000 Turbo. At an event in Dayton press and customers had a chance to see the device, judge the output and gain more insight into Kodak’s portfolio and strategy.
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June 15, 2022

Conquering the New Frontier in Production Inkjet

Exclusive announcement of KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 launch, availability and capabilities. Read it first on Inkjet Insight.
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June 14, 2022

The Long Unwinding Road Leads to Efficiency

Sean Smyth kicks off a series on continuous inkjet efficiency. In part 1 he interviews press OEMs on the use-cases and benefits of non-stop winding solutions for customers.
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June 2, 2022

Inkjet for Manufacturing Efficiency

Inkjet is coming full circle with the concept of reengineering production at the heart of continued inkjet adoption and success. Quality may be king, but productivity is the kingdom.
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May 25, 2022

Create Your Own Silver Lining

Don’t let old thinking drive you away from a potential solution to some of your hiring problems (or set you up for an age discrimination lawsuit.) A silver-haired workforce might be just what you need right now.
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May 19, 2022

Value Stream Mapping in Inkjet. Finding the Easy Win

The economics make inkjet attractive for short to medium runs, with the inherent flexibility and variable content capability valued by print companies and their customers.
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May 18, 2022

Setting Up Papers in a Challenging Paper Market

Getting the paper you need when you need it has become a daily challenge for all printers, and IWCO Direct is no exception.
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May 11, 2022

Transitioning From Conventional Print to Production Inkjet

IWCO Direct has been a leader in the production inkjet space for more than ten years. We have a large fleet of Canon ColorStream 3900s and Screen Truepress Jet520HDs, and

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