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Media Considerations for Digital Print

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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.

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New Inkjet Applications and Efficiencies for In-Plants

In Article, In-Plant Operations, Knowledge Base by Lois RitarossiLeave a Comment

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.

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Test New Inkjet Applications on Yourself

In Inkjet Tips, Knowledge Base by Elizabeth GoodingLeave a Comment

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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Solimar Systems Announces ReadyPDF Module

In Inkjet News, Knowledge Base, Product Release, Software, Workflow Optimization by Mary SchillingLeave a Comment

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

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Paper Supply Alert – Domtar to Reduce Papermaking Capacity at Two Mills

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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.

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Production Inkjet Tradeshow Shopping Guide Part 2 – Big Rigs

In Article, Devices, Events, Knowledge Base, Purchasing Inkjet by Elizabeth GoodingLeave a Comment

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.

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Primary Ink Management = Savings

In Article, Ink and Fluids, Inkjet Economics/TCO, Knowledge Base, Print Quality Analysis by Mary SchillingLeave a Comment

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.

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Marco Boer on thINK Ahead 2019

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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.

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Lessons Learned About Color Gamut

In Article, Inkjet User Story, Knowledge Base, Print Quality Analysis by Mary SchillingLeave a Comment

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.