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June 22, 2022

Setting Records – Kodak Prosper 7000 Turbo

It has been a while since an inkjet press manufacturer raised the bar for the print speed, now Kodak set a new record with the Prosper 7000 Turbo. At an event in Dayton press and customers had a chance to see the device, judge the output and gain more insight into Kodak’s portfolio and strategy.
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June 15, 2022

Conquering the New Frontier in Production Inkjet

Exclusive announcement of KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 launch, availability and capabilities. Read it first on Inkjet Insight.
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June 14, 2022

The Long Unwinding Road Leads to Efficiency

Sean Smyth kicks off a series on continuous inkjet efficiency. In part 1 he interviews press OEMs on the use-cases and benefits of non-stop winding solutions for customers.
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June 2, 2022

Inkjet for Manufacturing Efficiency

Inkjet is coming full circle with the concept of reengineering production at the heart of continued inkjet adoption and success. Quality may be king, but productivity is the kingdom.
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May 25, 2022

Create Your Own Silver Lining

Don’t let old thinking drive you away from a potential solution to some of your hiring problems (or set you up for an age discrimination lawsuit.) A silver-haired workforce might be just what you need right now.
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May 19, 2022

Value Stream Mapping in Inkjet. Finding the Easy Win

The economics make inkjet attractive for short to medium runs, with the inherent flexibility and variable content capability valued by print companies and their customers.
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May 18, 2022

Setting Up Papers in a Challenging Paper Market

Getting the paper you need when you need it has become a daily challenge for all printers, and IWCO Direct is no exception.
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May 11, 2022

Transitioning From Conventional Print to Production Inkjet

IWCO Direct has been a leader in the production inkjet space for more than ten years. We have a large fleet of Canon ColorStream 3900s and Screen Truepress Jet520HDs, and
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May 5, 2022

Coating and Varnishing for Inkjet

Coating & varnishing can add value to a print and is often used in commercial print. However, adoption in inkjet still lags. This articles looks at the reasons behind, changes in adoption and markets for growth.
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April 26, 2022

Replay: Understanding Priming and Post-Coating for Inkjet

With severe challenges in getting substrates to print on, it’s never been more important to understand how priming and coatings for inkjet contribute to substrate compatibility, color vitality, print quality, durability, flexibility and cost efficiency. There are many options for the application of these important fluids as well as variations in chemistry to drive performance and compatibility with different inks and substrates.
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April 7, 2022

In-Line Control for Inkjet

In-line quality control is a important step to automate print production and for short run inkjet printing it is especially crucial to minimise waste and interruptions. The article looks at strategies for in-line control options and gives an outlook.
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April 6, 2022

When Something Goes Wrong – Business Continuity 102

How common is business disruption in print? How fast can you recover? Is there a specific metric for knowing when you are recovered? You have questions and Pat McGrew has answers.
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March 29, 2022

USPS Promotions: Physical Mail Drives Digital Engagement

Print mail service providers are making it easier for their clients to leverage the USPS promotions with bundled services and campaign management. Clients are eager to show postal savings with rates increasing. The various promotions demonstrate mail is driving digital engagement. 

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March 23, 2022

When Something Goes Wrong – Business Continuity 101

With bucket loads of things that can disrupt your business. Pat McGrew recommends a strategy to identify the mission-critical elements of your business and a set of plans to invoke to ensure your survival.
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March 17, 2022

Is Inkjet Environmentally Unfriendly?

The focus on sustainability is gathering steam among consumers, print buyers and other organisations involved. The more surprising it is to see digital printing, specifically inkjet, being labelled not environmentally friendly by the Royal Mail.
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March 8, 2022

February Inkjet Installation Roundup

Overall, 24 presses at 12 sites including five in the US, two in Germany and one each in Brazil, France, Netherlands, Sweden and UK.
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March 2, 2022

Finishing Differentiates Your Opportunities

Finishing can be your differentiator, but you will have to think differently to make it fly. The goal is to find the things your customers want to buy and set a path to supply it.
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February 24, 2022

Heliosonic: Inkjet Without Nozzles

Heliosonic proposes an inkjet process without nozzles in which a laser induces the jetting of drops. The advantage is that all kinds of inks can be used, from standard offset inks to specialty, functional inks.
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February 23, 2022

High-Speed Finishing for High-Speed Inkjet

Learn about new unwind and rewind options, cutters, folders, stackers, perforators, stitchers, and wrappers, as well as full inline booklet makers and book manufacturing solutions for inkjet. While press manufacturers cranked up the speed on continuous presses and added sheetfed inkjet, the finishing vendors went into overdrive.
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February 16, 2022

Kodak Introduces KODACOLOR Ink for Film-to-Fabric Printing

Film-to-Fabric, also known as Direct-to-Film or DTF, is an emerging technology that is seeing rapid adoption, particularly among custom t-shirt decorators. Read on to learn about KODACOLOR, new ink system for Film-to-Fabric (DTF) printing projects from Eastman Kodak and how garment decorators can take advantage of this system to grow their businesses.

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