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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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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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November 8, 2023

Let’s get functional: functional print and inkjet

Functional print is starting to leave the lab and pilot stage, but there are many considerations to take into account that set this application range apart from other print application fields. Also inkjet offers some unique opportunities in functional print but has its own challenges as well.
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October 11, 2023

Plastic Product Decorating & Inkjet

The technical conference of the Plastics Decorating Association and In-Mold Decorating Association met in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the last week of September.
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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 6, 2023

Direct-to-bag and more with Inkcups XJet Switch

Inkcups, which makes a range of direct-to-object printers, has introduced a new printer, the Xjet Switch, which is designed for printing both direct-to-bag – meaning tote bags – and hard goods such as notebooks and other promotional items.
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August 17, 2023

2023 Mid-Year Inkjet Installation Roundup

Between January and June 2023, we verified 58 press installations at 55 companies. While the trend we had been seeing for press formats was sheet-fed edging out roll-fed, over the first 6 months of 2023 we found a few more roll-fed than sheet-fed presses to report.
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March 7, 2023

Innovations in Ink Expand Inkjet Printing Possibilities

The ability to print on a wider variety of substrates is a significant unmet need for inkjet users. This article explains why this is such a difficult challenge for many application segments an how ink technology is making strides in some markets.
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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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January 12, 2023

December 2022 Inkjet Installation Roundup

The attention for December shifted back to Europe. We are reporting on 17 press installations with 12 of them in Europe as compared to November where 12 of 19 presses were installed in the US.
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January 10, 2023

First, know what is profitable

To sell profitably and reduce risk you need to know what is actually profitable. It’s not always easy. Here are some ideas for doing better.
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January 5, 2023

Powerdrop – not the usual inkjet

Powerdrop is a new process of jetting fluids on a surface. The process allows jetting large amounts of viscous fluids, which is opening up a range of new applications.
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December 12, 2022

The clear advantages of inkjet

An explanation of the historical evolution in printing with clear inkjet inks, leading to some contemporary industrial applications and approaches.
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November 21, 2022

You’re Invited to a Colorful Friendsgiving

Mary has a free color resource for her friends. Please register (for free) to download .ase files.
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November 16, 2022

Printing Newspapers with Inkjet

Newspaper printing with inkjet can offer many benefits, however, interest by publishers remained low. The Kodak Prosper installations on the channel island of Jersey demonstrate a successful installation.
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October 26, 2022

Inkjet in a Spin

This article covers some of challenges and innovations underpinning the ability to print directly-to-shapes, a method that could be more eco-friendly than labelling.
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October 13, 2022

We need to talk about . . . aluminium [or aluminum]

Aluminium, or aluminum, has the potential to tip the sustainability balance between offset and inkjet technologies. Sean Smyth digs into the evidence.
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September 26, 2022

Screen to Unveil New Inkjet Press Prototype at FachPack 2022

Screen to unveil a prototype of its new Truepress PAC520P high-speed, inkjet printing system at FachPack 2022 tomorrow in Nuremberg, Germany.

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