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January 20, 2022

Europe: Looking Back at 2021 and Forward to 2022

2021 was not quite what we expected, with paper shortages, transport issues, and cost increases disrupting the industry. Ralf Schlözer offers some lessons learned by the European printing industry and how to take advantage of them as we move into 2022.
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January 19, 2022

What Makes an Inkjet Ink Sustainable?

Sustainability is getting more focus, but the print industry has yet to agree on a definition. So what makes an inkjet ink sustainable? This article looks at the different parameters to be considered. Perhaps sustainability goes beyond the ink itself…
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January 13, 2022

Inkjet for Decorative Surfaces

The amazing thing about inkjet is the number of applications inkjet has managed to penetrate by offering short runs that generate freedom of design.
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January 6, 2022

Going Green with Plant-Based Ink from Ricoh

Ricoh launched a plant-based ink, promising strong environmental benefits. The ink is available for integrators in packaging print and other markets.
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November 22, 2021

Russia’s Diverse Digital Textile Printing Market

The Russian Textile market is thriving despite some dips in volume due to COVID. Learn about the market leaders in different market segments and press sizes.
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November 17, 2021

Printing On Glass: The View of the Future Is Bright with Inkjet Technologies

Over the years, many different methods have been used to decorate glass including painting, silk screen, sandblasting, etching, and decals and cling films—and of late inkjet technology has been increasingly used. David Zwang surveys the current state of direct-to-glass printing.
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November 11, 2021

Sustainability and Textile Printing: Driving to a More Sustainable Business Model

Increased scrutiny on sustainability throughout the textile supply chain has the potential to increase demand for digital textile printing. Read on for our analysis of the situation.
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November 2, 2021

Ceramic Tiles & The Recirculation Revolution

Mark Bale discusses the technical aspects of ink and printheads in one of the early inkjet applications: ceramic tiles.
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October 26, 2021

Understanding Printhead Requirements for Single Pass Applications

Designing an inkjet print process for your inhouse manufacturing? Looking for the right process for your industrial or commercial printing needs? Finding the right printheads for your particular process, product substrate, speed and manufacturing needs can be a daunting process. Print heads are vital to the print quality and process of the printed piece when integrating or developing an inkjet print application.
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October 1, 2021

September Inkjet Installation Roundup

Giddyup partner, it’s another month of inkjet installations. This month, we cover 11 global installations.
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September 28, 2021

Is Pigment the Ink for Textiles?

A look at the growing popularity of pigment inks for textile production and the compatibility with different substrates and processes.
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September 23, 2021

Let’s Keep It Clean In Here!

Is it economically feasible to clean and reclaim inkjet printheads? Depending on the market the answer is a resounding YES.
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September 21, 2021

EFI Reggiani Rounds Out Their Digital Textile Printing Portfolio with HYPER

Trends in the digital textile market driving options for single pass and scanning presses from EFI Reggiani.
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September 15, 2021

Xaar introduces new Irix non-disposable printhead

Press Release from Issuing Company Xaar has launched its latest printhead – the Xaar Irix – designed to ensure accurate, reliable and easy printing for coding and marking, product printing,
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August 31, 2021

Color Management is Not Just About Color- Part 2 Drying & Curing

The next installment in the components color management takes a look at drying and curing and their impact on print quality.
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August 26, 2021

Resources for Industrial Inkjet Developers

Quick comparison of industrial inkjet printhead capabilities from our friends at ImageXpert
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August 13, 2021

June/July Inkjet Installation Roundup

We learned of 11 new inkjet installs: 2 in the US, 6 in Europe, 1 each in China and the UAE. Most activity was in Labels & Packaging with 2 corrugated installs and 3 label presses.
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August 12, 2021

Meteor Drives Ricoh TH5241 Printhead

Meteor Inkjet has developed drive electronics and software to support Ricoh’s TH5241 printhead. Nessan Cleary spoke with with Jonathan Wilson of Meteor about what that support means for the main target markets.
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August 2, 2021

‘Seeing is Believing’ – Xaar’s 720 DPI Ceramic Inkjet Solution Wows Visitors at UNICERAMICS EXPO in China

Release Date: Monday, August 2, 2021 Press release from the issuing company Xaar (www.xaar.com), the leading inkjet printing technology group, received outstanding feedback on its high resolution 720 dpi ceramic
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July 28, 2021

Nozzle Correction for Image Quality

Since inkjet printing uses arrays of nozzles to precisely jet ink, the effect of blocked or deviating nozzles is one of the biggest barriers to quality. Learn how different systems approach the problem.

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