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May 12, 2022

Opening Opportunities – The Latest Inkjet in Folding Carton Print

Folding carton offers a huge opportunity for inkjet printing, yet the market is barely being addressed. This article will look at the inkjet press options available and future options being developed.
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May 11, 2022

Transitioning From Conventional Print to Production Inkjet

IWCO Direct has been a leader in the production inkjet space for more than ten years. We have a large fleet of Canon ColorStream 3900s and Screen Truepress Jet520HDs, and
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May 10, 2022

Beware The Commodity Death Spiral

Two minutes on how to avoid the commodity death spiral. This is a familiar story, but if you don’t want it to be about you, tune into the next chapter in our Growth and Innovation series with Dan Adams.
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May 5, 2022

Coating and Varnishing for Inkjet

Coating & varnishing can add value to a print and is often used in commercial print. However, adoption in inkjet still lags. This articles looks at the reasons behind, changes in adoption and markets for growth.
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May 4, 2022

Folding Carton and Inkjet

Printing solutions are available in many configurations and price ranges, from those that print a single box at a time to those supporting high volume production printing. They all share a common goal to produce a package that is functional and ensures the consumer of the brand and product it contains.
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April 21, 2022

March Inkjet Installation Roundup

The March Roundup is a bit of a grab bag: 9 press installations from 8 different vendors serving 6 different market segments. The majority of the activity (6 presses) was in the US with one each in Belgium, Canada and Spain.
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April 19, 2022

Primers Provide the Foundation for Inkjet Success

As inkjet continues to grow, how can OEMs accelerate the learning curve for their customers, ensure quality prints, boost ROI, and accelerate adoption of inkjet in new applications?
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April 8, 2022

Bobst and the Next Wave of Hybrid Presses

Since 2019 the market for hybrid presses has grown. Now hybrid presses are available from many manufacturers. In 2019 Bobst introduced the Master DM5, which they identified as an “All in One” press. Bobst has just-released the Digital Master 340 and Digital Master 510 based on customer feedback.
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April 7, 2022

In-Line Control for Inkjet

In-line quality control is a important step to automate print production and for short run inkjet printing it is especially crucial to minimise waste and interruptions. The article looks at strategies for in-line control options and gives an outlook.
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April 4, 2022

Canon Group Bolsters Label & Packaging Growth Strategy With Acquisition of Edale

Through this acquisition, Canon is intensifying its long-term strategy to provide turn-key solutions for the label and packaging sectors.
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March 31, 2022

Inkjet at the Corrugated and Carton Exhibition (CCE)

Continuing coverage of inkjet events and product launches for the corrugated market including EFI, Macarbox and Neos.
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March 30, 2022

Replay: Efficient Inkjet Product Development – It’s Possible!

A lot of time, money, sweat and tears goes into every inkjet product that makes it to market and, unfortunately a lot of inkjet developments that never make it to market. Let’s talk about turning great ideas into intellectual property that can be commercialized.
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March 29, 2022

USPS Promotions: Physical Mail Drives Digital Engagement

Print mail service providers are making it easier for their clients to leverage the USPS promotions with bundled services and campaign management. Clients are eager to show postal savings with rates increasing. The various promotions demonstrate mail is driving digital engagement. 

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March 24, 2022

Inkjet at InPrint 2022

InPrint is where potential customers learn about inkjet and whether or not it could work for them, and vendors network with each other and look for partnerships and projects to collaborate on. It was a vibrant event despite being smaller than in years past.
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March 22, 2022

Moving Inkjet Forward with Michelman

The quality of any printed product must consider the quality of the chosen media. Substrate quality is affected by the primers and overprint varnishes (OPVs). What should you know?
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March 17, 2022

Is Inkjet Environmentally Unfriendly?

The focus on sustainability is gathering steam among consumers, print buyers and other organisations involved. The more surprising it is to see digital printing, specifically inkjet, being labelled not environmentally friendly by the Royal Mail.
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March 16, 2022

Olá from Expo Revestir with Ceramics and Inkjet in Attendance

Last week, the Expo Revestir, covering ceramics, porcelain, and tiles industry, was held in São Paulo, Brazil. Industrial inkjet expert, Guilherme Poggianelli was there to report on this important exhibition and send us some great pictures.
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March 9, 2022

2022 Outlook for Digitally Printed Labels

Digitally printed labels continues to be a growing market for inkjet. To dig into the potential for inkjet in the label market, we interviewed industry experts Catherine Heckman, President of the Tag and Label Manufacturers Association (TLMI); Paul Lender, of Avery Dennison and Gianluigi Rankin from Michelman.
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March 8, 2022

February Inkjet Installation Roundup

Overall, 24 presses at 12 sites including five in the US, two in Germany and one each in Brazil, France, Netherlands, Sweden and UK.
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March 3, 2022

Choose Packaging Acquired by HP

Choose Packaging has developed sustainable packaging including a paper bottle that doesn’t use any plastic, with intent to disrupt the plastic packaging market.

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