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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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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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October 5, 2023

Kyocera announces Commercial High-Speed Inkjet Printer 

Kyocera announces the TASKalfa Pro 55000c commercial inkjet production printer that supports a wide range of media including offset coated paper.
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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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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 17, 2023

Voice of the Customer: Data Mail’s Scott Braunstein on Flexibility and Efficiency

In this video sponsored by Screen, Lois Ritarossi talks with Scott Braunstein, Senior Vice President, Data Mail, about the factors influencing his decision to adopt and build out a fleet of production inkjet equipment.
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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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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 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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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 3, 2023

Paper is Not an Inkjet Problem

Paper is not an inkjet problem. It is an industry problem. Smart printers will constantly be forecasting their paper needs and looking for multiple supply channels to ensure they can meet their clients demands.
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December 14, 2022

Sales people are a valuable resource

Remove barriers, build trust and optimize your sales force to sell profitable products and services.
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December 6, 2022

Getting Better all the Time

Some changes in approach and attitude can yield business benefits without investment in software or hardware. Keep getting better!



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