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April 15, 2020

Designer Opportunities: Prepare for New Markets in Inkjet

Mary Schilling provides an overview of the growing range of opportunities available to designers who understand the capabilities and constraints of inkjet printing.
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April 1, 2020

Canon Doubles Down on Commercial Print with VarioPRINT iX

With the introduction of two new VarioPPRINT iX models, Canon is focused squarely on the needs of general commercial printers for high image quality on a wide media range and flexibility to run mixed media jobs at full speed. Canon will continue to market and support the current VarioPrint+ iSeries in the appropriate markets along with the new VarioPRINT iX Series. The new devices will be ready to ship in July 2020. See overview and supporting white paper.
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March 17, 2020

Cool Stuff: Inkjet as Unique as a Unicorn

Unicorn Graphics began in New York as a humble calendar printer in 1985 and has expanded into a multi-million-dollar creative print company offering a wide array of printed products.Looking beyond inkjet technology as a print service, Unicorn Graphics is bringing product, and product customization, to market using material which we don’t normally don’t think about printing on. Get ready to see some cool stuff.
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March 10, 2020

HP Brilliant Pre-drupa Announcement

This week HP provided a pre-drupa peek at the HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD and new Brilliant InkTM that will be added to its inkjet portfolio this year. Learn about the new capabilities of the device, available before the end of 2020, and how they compare to other devices already in the market from Canon, Ricoh and Screen.
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March 4, 2020

The Inkjet Production Printing Market in Europe – Commercial and Specialty Printing

Ralf Schlozer takes a careful look at aspects of the commercial printing market in Europe and where inkjet has and has not penetrated. Key adopters of different inkjet options are referenced along with expectations for future development.
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February 26, 2020

Can G7 Work with Inkjet? User Perspectives

Mike Todryk of IWCO Direct uses G7 color management across a range of production processes, including inkjet. In this post he lays to rest some misconceptions about G7 and its uses and shares insight on how the process can add value.
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December 12, 2019

Understanding Quality Inkjet as the Sum of its Parts – Free Download

Our most recent white paper, sponsored by RICOH, examines the many factors that combine to create a quality inkjet solution for a particular market need. The production workflow and quality sensitivity varies significantly from one application segment to another. While some companies may be replacing one technology platform with another, others are challenged to maintain compatibility between inkjet and toner or offset platforms.
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December 11, 2019

The Inkjet Production Printing Market in Europe – a Look at Direct Mail

Ralf Schlozer provides an overview of the direct mail market in Europe and the impact of regionalization, postal regulations and GDPR on inkjet adoption. He also defines trends affecting the market for 2020.
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November 13, 2019

Soft Touch Effects- Adding Emotion to Inkjet

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.
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November 11, 2019

Textiles means Growth for Commercial Printers – Video

Cary Sherburne and Elizabeth Gooding talk about the growing market for on-demand textiles and opportunities for commercial printers to get in the game. If you’re interested in this market, Cary says “Do it now!.”
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November 1, 2019

Experience, Relationships and Inkjet in the Commercial Printing Marketplace – Free Download

Get the latest Inkjet Insight white paper “Experience, Relationships and Inkjet in the Commercial Printing Marketplace.” Download for free compliments of Komori.
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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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August 6, 2019

Welcome to the Inkjet Revolution—Front Line Report from Rochester’s Mercury Printing

David Zwang cites Mercury printing as one of the most interesting and exciting printing companies he has seen. And they have made it a practice to leverage new technologies throughout the life of the company to revolutionize their business. Read coverage on their investment and integration of technology from Landa, Xerox and Manroland Goss.
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August 1, 2019

Throwback Thursday with Landa and Zwang

Editor’s Note: Last month we published an article by David Zwang on Landa’s first S10P duplex press beta site, Mercury Printing in Rochester, N.Y titled “Landa: And They’re Off!” With
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July 10, 2019

Xerox Baltoro Makes Brenva Obsolete

Elizabeth Gooding spoke to John Hume, President of Hume Media, about their decision to be the first customer for the Xerox Baltoro HF Inkjet press and their expectation for ramping up production and transitioning volume from other devices.
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June 12, 2019

Inkjet, Toner and Being Marco Boer

Is inkjet eating toner’s lunch? In some areas, yes. But, as long as there are many types of print organizations, there will be a need for many types of printing devices. One size does not fit all. Your mileage may vary. Definitely see the dealer for details.
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June 5, 2019

High Speed Inkjet Devices Take on Commercial Print Quality

Many buyers in 2019 are looking to complement or replace their offset production capabilities. High speed inkjet is gaining acceptance in a market with high print quality and color expectations. We are talking about high end, high value printing such as marketing collateral, magazines and catalogs. Read on for a round up of factors in evaluating presses for this market and top OEMs making the cut.
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April 25, 2019

You May Ask, Why Komori? – Video

Jacki Hudmon, of Komori America talks to Elizabeth Gooding about why Komori is the best kept secret in production inkjet. Komori has committed to the market with a portfolio of inkjet products with multiple types of inks, multiple types of heads and even multiple approaches to getting the ink on the substrate in order to serve different aspects of their commercial print-focused customer base. Watch now to learn about Komori’s growth roadmap.
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April 22, 2019

How Century Marketing Solutions is Transitioning to Production Inkjet – Video

Elizabeth Gooding talks to Rick Herlevic, Director of Plant Operations at Century Marketing Solutions about the introduction of an HP PageWide Web PressT230 inkjet solution into their direct mail/commercial printing operation. CMS is the in-plant arm of CenturyLink, and also has a sales force and an array of outside clients.
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March 14, 2019

A Market Map Puts Everything in Perspective

Inkjet Insight maps out I.T. Strategies North American print volume data to explore opportunities for production inkjet technologies. The map looks packaging, publishing, and document application categories. Production inkjet has been successful with applications that have light ink coverage printed on uncoated stocks … namely, transactional, direct mail, and some book applications. Many of these applications were converted from high-speed roll-fed toner devices and inkjet provided economic and process benefits and by adding color. Inkjet also provided the ability to add value to printed pages. It’s useful to look at the entire market to help put this area of success in perspective and to think about the requirements for expanding adoption.

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