Paper Supply and Strategic Planning

In Article, Industry Issues, Knowledge Base by Andy Gordon0 Comments

Inkjet Insight is closely watching the challenging paper shortage in the U.S. market. Our team  has covered different aspects of this topic from pulp trends to impacts to the supply chain. Most recently, we have been interviewing subject matter experts throughout the paper supply chain to gain a holistic view of the market. It’s clear that the tight paper market is driving frustration and change and it’s incumbent on participants throughout the supply chain to consider how to solve this challenge.

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EFI Inkjet Innovation in New Hampshire

In Article, Industry Issues, Inkjet News, Knowledge Base, Labels, Packaging – Flexible, Packaging – Folding Carton, Topic by Elizabeth Gooding0 Comments

This week I had the opportunity to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new 225,000 square foot EFI innovation center in Londonderry New Hampshire. In his opening remarks Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI said “the future of packaging is inkjet printing” and based on EFI’s massive investment in this very impressive facility, they are ready to meet demand.

Screening Software Drives Inkjet Quality

In Article, Industry Issues, Knowledge Base, Labels, Packaging – Flexible, Packaging – Folding Carton by Elizabeth Gooding0 Comments

David Zwang joins us for an initial look at an interesting new screening software development that significantly improves the quality of inkjet imaging. The software referenced is only available as an option from an OEM as part of their RIP, or as a component in a custom-developed (bespoke) hybrid inkjet printing solution.

Inkjet for Marketing Collateral – What Matters?

In Article, Commercial Marketing Collateral, Industry Issues, Knowledge Base, Print Quality Analysis, Topic by Andy Gordon0 Comments

While the conversion of marketing collateral from offset to digital may not be high, the value for digitally printed collateral is often much higher than other applications, typically driven by shorter run lengths, versioning and personalization. This has created excellent revenue opportunities for commercial printers who specialize in this area.