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Apr. 24, 2018

Commercial Print and Inkjet – Video

“Are Commercial Print and Inkjet gonna’ be a Thing?” That’s the question I asked Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies. Marco says a perfect storm of industry catalysts are likely to move commercial print organizations to consider the move to inkjet. But, it already is a thing.
Apr. 19, 2018

Key Trends in Inkjet Paper Development & Evaluation

Advances in inkjet technology and fluids are enabling production on a wider variety of paper grades and finishes. How does this impact the evaluation process for papers? What new variables must be considered when evaluating paper for particular application segments. Mary offered work-arounds for scarcity in the market and tips on finding and evaluating papers.
Apr. 16, 2018

Understanding Paper Specifications-Shade

Shade is important to inkjet color reproduction as the paper’s shade shows through the ink and can shift the ink’s colorant when applied to the sheet. Paper shade can affect all values of highlight, mid-tone and shadow areas of print.
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Apr. 16, 2018

Inkjet Book Publishing Workflow – Video

Elizabeth Gooding interviews Martin Aalsma, VP with King Printing, about his experience developing efficient workflows for inkjet printed books.
Apr. 13, 2018

Inkjet Fun Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

There were so many great inkjet conferences this week and we felt bad for the people who couldn’t attend so we made a crossword puzzle to keep you busy. As promised – here is the answer key.
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Apr. 11, 2018

Business Case Calculator for Software

A very simple tool to allow you do do some “what if” analysis on how improvements in uptime, minimizing paper changes and other seemingly minimal improvements can impact your revenue over the course of the year. It adds up!
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Apr. 11, 2018

From Toner to Inkjet – Who’s Moving? – Video

Today we talk with Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies about areas of opportunity for shifting from toner to inkjet, or adding inkjet to a toner portfolio.
Apr. 10, 2018

Understanding Paper Specifications-Whiteness

Paper whiteness is particularly important in markets for which small text and readability is important such as book as well as magazine. For magazine images, the level of OBA’s in the paper can affect color reproduction accuracy of certain colors combinations.
Apr. 09, 2018

Inkjet Fun – Crossword

We’ve put together something to keep you thinking about inkjet – an inkjet crossword puzzle. If you’ve been reading our posts you should find this pretty easy. Post a comment to brag if you finish in less than 10 minutes.
Apr. 06, 2018

Understanding Paper Specifications-Brightness

Characteristics like brightness, whiteness and shade level of the paper can impact the inkjet color outcomes for your project. Lets talk about how some of the manufactured paper specifications and how brightness can directly affect your color fidelity.
Apr. 04, 2018

Inkjet for Catalogs and Magazines – What Matters?

Offset printing satisfies the majority of the production requirements for both catalogs and magazines. As marketers seek to increase ROI, you can start to make the case for shorter runs, versioning, hyper-localization, and personalization and then inkjet printing starts to become interesting.
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Apr. 03, 2018

The Past and Future of Dscoop – Video

I had the opportunity to interview Marc Johnson, Marketing Manager Americas with HP on the differences in the line-up of Dscoop in Dallas and HP’s plans to take the show
Mar. 26, 2018

How to Make the Business Case for Essential Software

As faster and more productive inkjet devices reach the market, maximizing productive uptime is truly essential. Unfortunately, many companies skimp on building the costs for essential software into their inkjet justification. Find out how costly this mistake can be.
Mar. 21, 2018

Inkjet Print Head Pop Quiz

OEM executives and analysts offer balanced overviews of the pros and cons of the different print head technologies, but to understand which is best buyers need to look beyond the head technology itself and consider specific characteristics of each implementation of the technology. Here are the questions to ask.
Mar. 20, 2018

Screening Software Drives Inkjet Quality

David Zwang joins us for an initial look at an interesting new screening software development that significantly improves the quality of inkjet imaging. The software referenced is only available as an option from an OEM as part of their RIP, or as a component in a custom-developed (bespoke) hybrid inkjet printing solution.
Mar. 15, 2018

Inkjet for Marketing Collateral – What Matters?

While the conversion of marketing collateral from offset to digital may not be high, the value for digitally printed collateral is often much higher than other applications, typically driven by shorter run lengths, versioning and personalization. This has created excellent revenue opportunities for commercial printers who specialize in this area.
Mar. 14, 2018

Objective Ink Measures – Chroma

In this installment of “Let Data Drive your Print Quality Comparisons” Mary Schilling discusses the importance of chroma, how it’s defined within the context of print quality analysis and differences between inkjet and offset.
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Mar. 12, 2018

HP Thermal Print Head Strategy – Video

Eric Wiesner of HP provides the 4th installment in our print head strategy series. Wiesner provides some history on HPs print head developments and highlights the factors that drove HP to select thermal print heads for their production devices in the graphics market.
Mar. 08, 2018

Inkjet Growth Should be Faster

Despite what can be seen as very healthy growth rates, the production inkjet market could be growing considerably faster. Let’s look at the barriers to inkjet growth and how we as an industry can work together to tear them down.
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Mar. 06, 2018

Stick It with Aqueous Coatings – Video

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies talks about the component parts of various OEM’s aqueous inkjet programs that are enabling inks to “stick it’ on challenging surfaces with a particular focus on aqueous coatings.

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