According to research published in the Harvard Business Review, 97% of senior leaders said that “being strategic” was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success. However, a lot of executives don’t feel that they have time to be strategic. Inkjet purchases are a case excample where strategic intent is often marred by tactical execution. We can do better!
One of the fastest-growing applications in wide-format and industrial printing is textures, and while a lot has been written about how these kinds of materials are printed, typically using UV flatbed wide-format printers, not much has been said about the front end of the required process when developing inkjet imaged home décor such as flooring and window covering.
Plumb Marketing charts a course for continued growth through investment in multiple types of inkjet technology and diversification of their services and applications.
Offering new ideas to your organization while leveraging the USPS promotions may set the stage for positive change in 2020. Using inkjet platforms to enable print mail operations to enhance the usefulness of mail and take advantage of the various USPS promotions, while delivering value to consumers and postage savings to their organizations. A win, win, win.
Pat McGrew delivers the 3rd in her drupa series looking at some of the key announcement from 2016 and who has delivered – and who has not.
Mike Todryk, Color Technical Specialist for IWCO Direct shares three of the biggest client communication gaps impacting Production Service Provider’s ability to reproduce brand colors correctly. Educate your customers, educate yourself and get colors right the first time.
Ralf Schlözer provides an overview of key technology launches this week at InPrint Munich as well as insight into why this event is different and valuable.
Adding a tactile differentiator like soft-touch to inkjet pages is the simplest way to gain attention and make inkjet print stand out. Learn about options for different applications and the potential benefits beyond haptic response.
Ralf Schlözer, EU correspondent for Inkjet Insight provides the first in a series covering inkjet in Europe. Here’s an overview of inkjet market for transaction printing key market trends in individual countries. Welcome, Ralf.
Join Pat McGrew for Part 2 of “What to Look for at drupa 2020” and the questions to ask once you find it! Pat drills down with a great primer on inkjet tire-kicking that will make you think about requirements.
We asked Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies “what is the coolest thing about inkjet?” His answer might surprise you.
We picked up some new pricing and details on the RISO Valezus T2100 in Dallas last week. Check out this overview and video of the RISO booth at Printing United.
Francis McMahon and Eric Hawkinson of Canon Solutions America discuss overcoming the challenge of delivering value when customers don’t fully understand requirements and the need to deliver continuous innovation in the form of field-upgradable inkjet platforms.
By Mary Schilling The days of working with exclusively toner and offset are over. Digital progression in the print space has created an exciting world of new print technologies and …
drupa 2020 is on the horizon. What should you expect? What should you look for? Pat McGrew has some thoughts on innovation, trade shows and the questions to ask when you get to Dusseldorf.
Press Release from Issuing Company Komori Corporation announces it has reached an agreement with Shinwa Factory to conduct field testing of the 40-inch Sheetfed Nanographic Printing® System, Impremia NS40. …
Where are OEMS most likely to invest their R&D dollars? Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies joins again for an overview of the factors impacting investment in B1, B2 and B3 sheet-fed presses from OEM and customer perspectives.
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!