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November 17, 2020

PrintMail Pro and Canon’s Project 360 Program

Texas-based PrintMail Pro shares their experience transitioning from toner to inkjet with support from Project 360
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November 13, 2020

Light & Mid-Production Inkjet – Low Glamour High Value

Ralf Schlozer provides an overview of the light-to-mid production inkjet devices making an impact in the European market.
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October 8, 2020

Unusual Inkjet Applications: “I Didn’t Think You Could Do that with Inkjet!”

Inkjet has proven to be one of the most versatile printing technologies capable of printing and decorating a bewildering variety of substrates, surfaces, and objects—opening up new applications and opportunities
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September 16, 2020

Webinar: “I Didn’t Think You Could Do that with Inkjet!”

Mary Schilling and Elizabeth Gooding will be talking about all the weird and wonderful things that are possible with inkjet. Expect lots of examples of cool applications and things you will want to know if you are thinking about branching out.
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September 16, 2020

COVID and the Message that Cried Wolf

With full color production inkjet, advanced composition, and customer facing message management tools readily available, sophisticated variable messaging is not a technical challenge. The problem is that companies have been teaching their customers to ignore the message areas for years, and now they need them to pay attention.
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August 6, 2020

Cutsheet Inkjet in Europe

In previous editions of this series I wrote about the main applications production inkjet is being used for, focusing mostly on roll-fed inkjet – the dominant production method so far. This is different for cutsheet inkjet, which is far more versatile and is used across a number of applications.
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August 5, 2020

Why Business Color Won’t Cut It for Transaction Print

Direct mailers are heavily invested in inkjet. In the US 42% of direct mail page volume runs on inkjet – that’s only 6% behind offset and growing. Now, commercial printers
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April 13, 2020

Relieving Pressure on Transaction Printers – Video

Mike Herold, Director Global Marketing, Production Inkjet Technologies at RICOH talks about the cost benefits that inkjet brought to the transaction printing industry over the past decade and the increasing pressure that transaction printers face as inkjet has evolved into new markets.
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January 7, 2020

Inkjet Insight Production Inkjet Market Survey on Print Quality Measurement and Paper Qualification

Our latest research surveys production inkjet users on  requirements for print quality measurement when qualifying papers for use on inkjet presses and their satisfaction with OEM services related to meeting those requirements. Executive summary available to all. Premium members can download 18 page report.
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December 16, 2019

The Kyocera Pro 15000C Has Arrived

Kyocera is targeting the professional print market as strategic goal for company growth. The Pro 15000c is set to be the first of a range of devices, with future devices planned to move up the range towards higher-volume uses. Prospects can see the Pro 15000C in the Kyocera showroom in the Netherlands for now. The first public outing will be at drupa 2020, where Kyocera will present some upgrades to the device as well.
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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 6, 2019

The Inkjet Production Printing Market in Europe – Part 1 Transaction Print

Ralf Schlözer, EU correspondent for Inkjet Insight provides the first in a series covering inkjet in Europe. Here’s an overview of inkjet market for transaction printing key market trends in individual countries. Welcome, Ralf.
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October 29, 2019

RISO Valezus Visits Dallas – Video

We picked up some new pricing and details on the RISO Valezus T2100 in Dallas last week. Check out this overview and video of the RISO booth at Printing United.
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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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July 23, 2019

Designing Workflow to Do More

While every workflow should be unique to the service provider, thinking of the workflow solution as unique to a particular application segment can limit a company in terms of their workflow design and potential for page growth on their inkjet device(s). Designing reusable components within your workflow, and “stubbing in” steps for other types of work you may do in the future, will make your workflow system more flexible, extensible and auditable.
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July 2, 2019

Group Joos Inkjet Applications – Video

Alex Joos of Group Joos, located in Belgium, joins us for a deeper dive into their use of inkjet across multiple operations. Group Joos provides transaction printing and direct mail services to a very diverse market using inkjet across all areas.
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June 6, 2019

More on Paragon Customer Communications – Part 2 – Video

Dave Phillips of Paragon Customer Communications is back with more details on 2 very different UK sites where cutting edge inkjet equipment coexists with some more “old school” tech. Dave provides insight on working with inkjet and coated paper, best fit of different inkjet technologies and the implications of GDPR requirements for transaction printers and direct mailers.
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May 21, 2019

Paragon Customer Communications – Part 1 – Video

Dave Phillips, Site Director for Paragon Customer Communications has a lot to say about the global printing market and where inkjet fits. In part 1 of this series, Dave provides an overview of the Paragon global footprint spanning 45 countries and the distinct approaches of their 2 UK sites.
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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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