When shopping for inkjet, take a look at the many ways OEMs are handling compatibility with offset gloss coated stocks. Also consider hybrid and DIY inkjet and, as always, don’t forget the software. Here’s what you need to know.
Kurt Ruppel of IWCO Direct talks about their mixed-process environment and why is pays to think of an inkjet device as a press.
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.
Mary Schilling will be presenting on Media Considerations for Digital Print as part of the 2-day Brand United, Digital Printing for Professionals. The session will be delivered in Dallas on Thursday October 24 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the 2019 Printing United event. See the full session description and receive a free attendee code from Inkjet Insight.
Many in-plants justified investment in inkjet platforms based on three criteria: reduced cost of running inkjet over older print devices, increased speed, throughput, and the elimination of pre-printed shells. However, newer inkjet technologies from several manufacturers have improved image quality and substrate flexibility opening up a range of new opportunities and continuing to drive efficiency improvements.
If you own an Inkjet press, part of your on-going process should include some experimentation. Experimentation with different substrates, different ink settings, and different profiles help the production team understand the opportunities your press enables. This episode covers experiments with speed and drying.
We caught up with Eric Hawkinson and Francis McMahon of Canon Solutions America at thINK Ahead 2019 to talk about what it means to invest in the industry. It’s a wide-ranging conversation about using customer interaction and feedback to direct CSA’s industry leading R&D funding to the initiatives that matter most to customers.
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!
Solimar Systems announced the addition of a new module, ReadyPDF™, to their existing robust suite of variable data document processing tools. This tool is very relevant in a production inkjet environment. Print organizations who accept large variable text and image files commonly find that improperly prepared PDF files can process slowly, choke, or error out, slowing overall production because of file element and structure issues within the PDF
Domtar to reduce papermaking capacity at two mills. These measures will reduce the Company’s annual uncoated freesheet paper capacity by approximately 204,000 short tons, and will result in a workforce reduction of approximately 100 employees. Closure of the Ashdown paper machine is effective as of the date of this announcement and the closure of the Port Huron machine will be completed by mid-November.
For the second in our series on Tradeshow Shopping, we are focusing on the biggest of the big – in terms of productivity. To be considered at “maximum productivity” in production inkjet today, a roll-fed device must deliver at least 2,000 US letter images per minute. While you may not see all of these devices “in person” at the shows, we have included OEMs who are exhibiting and bringing a segment of their inkjet portfolio for your tire-kicking pleasure.
Trade shows can be overwhelming, so we want to help you use your time wisely by providing an overview of trends and options in various aspects of the production inkjet market.In the first installment of the series, we’re talking about the trend toward making inkjet financially accessible to more companies.
Many printers practice ink management by limiting combined process inks (CMYK and +) through a color profiling process. TAC adjustment can help control ink costs, drying, curl and paper cockle by limiting the overall volume of ink printed. Let’s talk about how to find the the percentage value of a color at which we no longer gain any color value by adding ink.
Customization and personalization is now happening throughout the supply chain. Data on customer buying preferences – what, where and how they buy – is driving change in inventory management, distribution, product design and marketing.
InkjetInsight will be the host and tour leader for Expanding Opportunities with Inkjet Print19 TechWalks, Friday, October 4th at 11:30 am on the show floor theater. Enjoy a leisurely stroll …
At Canon Solutions America thINK Ahead 2019 inkjet conference an exciting change to Canon’s sheet fed technology was announced. Francis McMahon, Executive VP, introduced to over 600 attendees an upgraded …
Release Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Press release from the issuing company SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) has finalized development of its new Truepress Jet L350UV SAI inkjet …
Marco Boer from I.T. Strategies discusses the highlights from the thINK Ahead 2019. thINK is this user community of Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers, solution partners, and print industry experts. Marco also shares his perspective on user groups and vendor evenets versus general public trade shows and why both are important for the industry.
Experimenting with your inkjet press is something that should be part of your monthly plan. Here is the second of three experiments to help you really get to know your press. The first experiment was about paper. Today we talk about ink volume.
Jacki Hudmon, SVP Sales and Marketing with Komori America Corporation talks about the big addition to the Komori inkjet line up coming in 2020. Komori has partnered with Landa Nanographic to deliver the Impremia NS40 press.
Developed from the “fibers up”, Inkjet Insight Paper Finder is an easy to use web application for searching inkjet paper availability from US and International paper mills. Each paper listed …
In honor of back to school season, we’ve kicked off a new series with Pat McGrew on experimenting with your inkjet press that ties in nicely with tools available on Inkjet Insight. Experiment 1 discusses experimenting with paper to drive new opportunities.
Learn about the latest direct mail personalization trends that can be effectively managed with production inkjet. An Inkjet Insight white paper for Inkjet Direct Mail Professionals commissioned by HP. Free download – 10 pages.
The sheer number of factors that affect the color gamut in production inkjet can be overwhelming. Whether you are a Print Services Provider or a buyer of inkjet-printed products, these color gamut factors matter. IWCO Direct spends a lot of time answering these questions internally and for customers. Here are some of the things they’ve learned thus far.
Production inkjet solutions are proliferating. The quality of many of the solutions has finally reached that of offset, and the productivity has surpassed that of toner. There are also a lot more options and opportunities. Perhaps it is time to step back and take stock of where we are and where things could be going?