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September 13, 2023

The Realities of Generative AI in the Printing Industry Today

A free, practical guide to the most realistic applications of generative artificial intelligence tools for printing organizations.
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September 12, 2023

Kodak announces KODAK EKTACOLOR Inkjet Inks and OPTIMAX Primers

Kodak has developed optimized water-based ink and primer products for its high-speed continuous inkjet technologies – KODAK Stream and KODAK ULTRASTREAM Technology – that enhance the benefits of both technologies
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September 7, 2023

Three Factors driving in-plant inkjet investments

In-plant print operations are making inkjet investments to address 3 challenges. Inkjet adoption is being driven by the convergence of difficulty with labor and training, the desire for workflow automation and reducing total cost of operation compared to offset and toner.
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August 30, 2023

Back to Basics on Inkjet Print Quality

inkjet print quality has a lot of moving parts.
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August 29, 2023

The Production Inkjet Evolution: Ricoh Production Inkjet

The journey from Riken Sensitized Paper to Ricoh production inkjet.
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August 17, 2023

2023 Mid-Year Inkjet Installation Roundup

Between January and June 2023, we verified 58 press installations at 55 companies. While the trend we had been seeing for press formats was sheet-fed edging out roll-fed, over the first 6 months of 2023 we found a few more roll-fed than sheet-fed presses to report.
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August 8, 2023

Eric Chung on the Canon ProStream 3000

A look at the productivity and efficiency enhancements in the ProStream 3000.
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August 2, 2023

The Production Inkjet Evolution: Canon Production Cut-Sheet Inkjet

In 2011, I began a series that looked at the then-current production inkjet vendor product offerings, and over the years continued to look at how they were being, or could be, used. In this article, I look at Canon cut-sheet production inkjet.
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July 27, 2023

The new trend for transaction printers is sheet-fed inkjet

Sheetfed inkjet presses like the Kyocera TASKalfa 15000c can help transaction printers do more.
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July 26, 2023

It’s Fun to Play with the T-C-O-P!

Printers! There’s a thing you should know! I said, Printers! To keep track of your dough! You can make more, and I’m sure you will do
 what you need to increase revenue! (sung to YMCA!)
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July 18, 2023

All Things to All People…

One press is like dating. Multiple processes is married with children. Mike Todryk shares his inkjet experience.
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July 13, 2023

Production Inkjet Evolution: Kodak

A look at the evolution of Kodak’s production inkjet over 6 decades in the run-up to drupa 2024.
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June 27, 2023

Tool Time Versus Club Med

Part of your business strategy is how you manage your labor. You look at the tasks and roles and what level of expertise you need in the person assigned. For maintenance operations, when you deploy team members and when you take advantage of maintenance programs offered by the vendors requires a careful look at your options.
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June 22, 2023

Debunking definitive crossover claims

There is no magic crossover point between inkjet and offset. Here’s why.
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June 21, 2023

Scanning head versus fixed array inkjet

At FESPA 2023 in Munich, more than four halls of exhibits demonstrated the wide choice of scanning head inkjet printing available.
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June 15, 2023

An entry-level press offering more than you expect

The Kyocera TASKalfa Pro 15000c delivers a range of features defying expectations for an entry level inkjet press.
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June 14, 2023

May 2023 Inkjet Installation Roundup

In May we tracked 14 installations at 12 companies. For many, this was not their first inkjet investment but we did see several “first installations of particular presses.
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June 13, 2023

We All Live in a Maintenance World

Every print shop, regardless of the technologies used, should have a maintenance strategy. For many, self-maintenance is an attractive approach. Successful self-maintenance should consider more than just the cost of a full-service contract, however. Here are some considerations so you can make the best decisions!
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June 8, 2023

Nahan’s Decade of Inkjet-Driven Evolution

Minnesota-based Nahan shares their 10 year journey from traditional catalog and direct mail printer to digital inkjet marketing powerhouse.
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June 7, 2023

Get a guide for the inkjet jungle

Utility in-plant Salt River Project (SRP) sought industry expertise to right size their print operation. Consultants guided the client with a three step process by assessing, defining future state, and educating SRP. By embracing education SRP is ready to effectively issue an RFP for new digital/inkjet printers.

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