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February 29, 2024

Making Inkjet Go Fast(er) – Part 2

This article discusses the remaining levers and the different challenges faced when developing sheet-fed presses. To gain insight on the complex development challenges OEMs face, I spoke to experts from Canon, Kodak, Kyocera Document Solutions, and Ricoh.
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February 28, 2024

To Allow or Not Allow: 3rd Party Inks. An OEM Perspective.

Buyers want lower ink costs but what must an OEM must consider before letting 3rd party inks on their press?
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February 22, 2024

We love fast inkjet – part 1

OEMs have a lot of decisions do make when driving more speed from presses. Let’s break it down with a little help from the experts.
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February 13, 2024

Inkjet justification – do you know how much is outsourced?

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January 24, 2024

Inkjet cutsheet vs. continuous feed – what’s the application mix?

Choosing the best inkjet solution requires an analysis of labor, cost, flexibility, substrates, image quality, area coverage, sheet size, throughput, finishing, automation, workflow integration, service, and total footprint. Defining your operational goals will support the best decision.
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January 16, 2024

Inkjet Integrators – an introduction

A new series on inkjet integration and the key players in the market.
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December 6, 2023

Inkjet addresses labor challenges as in-plants pursue operational efficiency

In-plants are focused on strategies to improve their operations, increase efficiency, and enhance value to their organizations. Inkjet solutions are improving operations and motivating teams with new technologies and better workflows.
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November 30, 2023

3 Critical Components of Inkjet Innovation

This article highlights 3 components that must be considered for any company wanting to realize revenue from innovation in the inkjet space. The learnings apply regardless of value chain position, end market or application area.
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November 30, 2023

Workflow Mining: Finding Overt & Covert Processes

Some workflow processes are obvious. Others are like a shadow government hiding below the surface adding risk and inefficiency.
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November 16, 2023

Walk the Line 2 – Workflow is a Verb

There is a lot behind the question “Do you know your print shop.” Every owner and production manager knows how the place functions, don’t they?
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September 13, 2023

The Realities of Generative AI in the Printing Industry Today

A free, practical guide to the most realistic applications of generative artificial intelligence tools for printing organizations.
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September 7, 2023

Three Factors driving in-plant inkjet investments

In-plant print operations are making inkjet investments to address 3 challenges. Inkjet adoption is being driven by the convergence of difficulty with labor and training, the desire for workflow automation and reducing total cost of operation compared to offset and toner.
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July 26, 2023

It’s Fun to Play with the T-C-O-P!

Printers! There’s a thing you should know! I said, Printers! To keep track of your dough! You can make more, and I’m sure you will do
 what you need to increase revenue! (sung to YMCA!)
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June 6, 2023

Let Data Drive your Print Quality Comparisons

Mary Schilling discusses objective inkjet print quality comparisons and the benefits of a data-driven approach. Objective print quality analysis provides clear comparative data and removes all personal bias and visual subjective deficiencies when reviewing prints off competing inkjet devices. Inkjet beauty is more than skin deep!
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April 6, 2023

What You Don’t Know About Print Volumes and Inkjet

If you want to make good decisions about inkjet, you need to take a long hard look at your entire book of business. This post discusses the common issues that arise when decisions are made without proper analysis of all of a company’s print volume – whether they think it can transition to inkjet or not.
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March 23, 2023

Shopping for Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovation Days

Attendees at the Hunkeler Innovation Days conference were motivated to seek new solutions to address their labor challenges. Their goals were: improving automation, simplifying workflow, improved throughput, and decreasing manufacturing time.
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March 16, 2023

Navigating Industrial Inkjet Development

An introduction into the many factors and technologies to be brought together to achieve a custom inkjet solution
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March 2, 2023

February 2023 Inkjet Installation Roundup

Our February report covering the tail end of 2022 into 2023, includes 12 presses in the US and 10 in Europe (plus 3 oldies from 2020 and 2021). We are finally seeing web-fed installations on par with sheet-fed after 7 months of reporting a tilt toward sheet-fed.
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February 21, 2023

Everyday Voice-of-Customer: How to Capture Insights from Every Customer Interaction

Whether you sell print services, printing presses, or support those industries, your sales and service representatives probably make hundreds of calls annually. You can multiply the value of those calls by applying simple, “Everyday VOC” techniques.
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February 3, 2023

January 2023 Inkjet Installation Roundup

In January(ish) we are reporting on 15 press installations at 14 companies, down slightly from December. The pendulum has swung back to the US with 9 in the US, 4 in EU and 2 in UK as compared to December where we reported on 17 press installations with 12 of them in Europe and only 3 in US.

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