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March 10, 2022

Tools: Customer Education Checklist for Inkjet

Creating a solid customer education plan has many potential benefits for your company. Often, the process of documenting standards and creating guidelines for customers also uncovers opportunities for improvement and makes your sales team more productive.
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September 13, 2021

10 Minute Tip – Pay Attention to People

Pete Basiliere shares our next tip for saving $100k using teams to reduce downtime and mitigate risk.
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August 30, 2021

10 Minute Tip – Get Organized!

Mike Todryk on improvements you can make without buying software. Our next 10 minute tip to save you $100k.
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August 5, 2021

10 Minute Tip – Maintenance Checklist

Remember 10 minutes could save you 100k or more. Try the calculator and check back for more tips.
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April 28, 2020

Global Graphics Direct™Powers Faster, Wider, High Resolution Digital Presses

Direct™ unlocks the potential of digital presses by driving print jobs directly to the printhead electronics giving unprecedented speed and image quality. Released today, it is the first fully integrated product line from Global Graphics designed to be part of a fully automated print solution, supporting Industry 4.0 telematics and integration with digital press controllers and MIS systems.
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April 11, 2020

Inkjet Tip: Head Capping is Worth More than a Spit

If you intend to do a significant amount of mono printing on your inkjet device, check to see if the device caps the C,M,Y print heads when not in use. If head capping is not available, compare devices for the amount of ink wastage from CMYK spitting. Run test jobs and also check how this information is reported on estimating systems since they will be different.
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March 30, 2020

Touch Screens: Clean Often. Clean Carefully

We are all eager to kill germs these days – but the wrong cleaner can also kill your touch screen. The acidity of cleaners containing concentrated amounts of alcohol or ammonia can leave permanent streaks.
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March 24, 2020

Eye See See Profile – Mary Schilling

Next up in our profiles in quarantine is the lady who spends much of her time profiling. Not the psycho criminal kind, the ink, paper, press kind. Mary, the inkjet
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October 14, 2019

Shift Happens- Machine Speeds Affect Print Quality

The faster you run, the less time the ink has to spread (wet out). When setting top end chroma for your primary colors through ink management during linearization, you are also determining the amount of ink for proper spread.
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October 7, 2019

Test New Inkjet Applications on Yourself

Inkjet Tip of the Week: Want to broaden your business reach with postcards, or posters? Signage or something else your inkjet device can deliver? Create a campaign for yourself that tests the quality limits of your environment and mail it, post it on your walls, give it to your sales reps or talk about it online. In addition to learning about new opportunities with your inkjet solution, you gain a marketing campaign, make your sales team more comfortable and streamline future implementations. So test, test, test and win, win, win!
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August 19, 2019

Don’t Be Surprised by Web and Sheet-Fed Ink Cost

Web-fed inkjet devices with UV or hybrid solvent/aqueous pigment inks are delivering amazing quality on an ever-expanding range of media. Factoring the cost of ink into your buying decision may make you think twice about going web or sheet fed.
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August 14, 2019

Paper is Everyone’s Problem

Most inkjet applications require paper. For many reasons, compatible inkjet paper is in short supply. If you are involved in the inkjet print supply chain, or a buyer of the finished product, it is in your best interest to help clear hurdles to identify and qualify compatible papers and to communicate availability as efficiently as possible.
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July 22, 2019

Help Customers Match Inkjet Colors Online

Does your customer want their web presence in synch with your CMYK print design?
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July 8, 2019

Shop for Inkjet Cost Savings Features

Inkjet Tip of the Week: Some inkjet devices come with valuable cost-saving features. Here are a few to look out for:
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June 27, 2019

Inkjet Tip of the Week – Use Ink Wisely

Inkjet Tip of the Week – Use Ink Wisely. Using a standard, default profile could be costing you money. When creating custom profiles, be sure to print profiling patch charts with different TAC settings such as 260, 240 and 220,  for high, medium and low ink usage options. Print efficiently and economically based on the customer’s needs, not default settings.
May 20, 2019

Run inkjet less & you’ll have HIGHER service costs.

Inkjet Tip of the Week: Run inkjet less & you’ll have HIGHER service costs. Less running time means proportionally more service time with inkjet. Service time with high speed inkjet increases @ proportionally when run less than 1 full shift/day instead of 1+ full shifts per day. Learn about maintenance requirements for shut down and head purges.
May 13, 2019

Look at Quality Sideways

Inkjet Tip of the Week: Look at Quality Sideways. After you lay those pages down and admire the depth of color you’ve achieved, or the super-crisp text, pick them up and look at them sideways. Is the paper flat or does it look like the surf’s up at Malibu? Great print quality is “dry flat” print quality without curl, waviness or mottle.   
April 30, 2019

You Can’t Compete on Cost Alone

You can’t compete on cost alone. Buying inkjet and lowering your prices won’t drive profit. Wrap inkjet with service improvement and new capabilities to drive more revenue and a higher margin.  
March 25, 2019

Make Samples Demonstrate “Best Practices”

Make Samples Demonstrate “Best Practices.” Show your customers inkjet print samples that show the best practices for design, ink coverage, image complexity and quality and use of relevant personalization. Be your own object lesson and customers will learn how to use inkjet effectively.
January 6, 2019

The Price of Ink and the Cost of Ink are Different

The price of ink and the cost of ink are different. For some applications, paying for a high-end inkjet ink can reduce drying costs, allow production on lower cost papers and streamline workflows by allowing more work to be produced on the same device. Price per liter and true cost are not the same.

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