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September 19, 2023

Summer Roundup – July/August 2023 Inkjet Installations

24 more inkjet installations to report for 2023. Lots of packaging and books this time.
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September 14, 2023

Agfa SpeedSet packaging press nears launch

The evolution of the Inca Digital single-pass folding carton press – Agfa SpeedSet 1060.
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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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August 24, 2023

Inkjet sustainability for packaging converters

Ciaran Little of Smithers talks about the potential sustainability impact of inkjet adoption on the packaging market.
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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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August 15, 2023

Unpacking Inkjet Sustainability

A technical assessment of the meaning of sustainability in terms of inkjet formulation choices within the context of different inkjet market uses
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August 3, 2023

It’s Time for Web-to-Pack Enabled by Inkjet!

Web-to-pack requires an expanded definition of the key processes that ensure the ability to run at capacity, especially when integrating inkjet into the process.
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August 2, 2023

XAAR Expands Versatex Range With New Printbar for Label and Packaging Printing

Xaar has launched its Versatex Printbar, enabling specialist label and flexible packaging producers to digitally print the highest opacity whites and colors and add a wide range of features to their existing presses.
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July 20, 2023

Production Inkjet Evolution: HP Preprint Corrugated

A look at the evolution of HP’s preprint corrugated offerings in the run-up to drupa
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July 12, 2023

June 2023 Inkjet Installation Roundup

The report for this month includes 18 presses at 18 companies and the word of the month is LABELS! One third of the reported installations were roll-fed label presses and some companies made notable additions to existing inkjet fleet.
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July 11, 2023

Using B2 inkjet flexibility for packaging print

B2 inkjet presses can be a relatively cost-efficient way for moving into packaging print. The flexibility of the presses does allow for commercial and packaging print. User feedback shows that these presses can be successfully used for packaging or mixed environments.
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June 28, 2023

I like to move it, move it

If you are developing an inkjet system, you’d better like to move it like King Julien in Madagascar. Let’s talk about inkjet motion systems.
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June 22, 2023

Debunking definitive crossover claims

There is no magic crossover point between inkjet and offset. Here’s why.
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May 17, 2023

April 2023 Inkjet Installation Roundup

We have 19, quite varied, press installs at 19 companies to talk about for April. Companies investing in inkjet include 9 in the United States, 7 in the European Union and 1 each in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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May 11, 2023

Koenig & Bauer Durst open house

Sean Smyth brings the latest news on the 7 color Koenig & Bauer Durst VariJET 106 press from the company’s April open house event in Radebeul, Germany
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April 11, 2023

March 2023 Inkjet Installation Roundup

We are reporting on 15 installations across 14 companies. A number of these companies have been very active in their inkjet acquisitions in the past year.
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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 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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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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