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September 20, 2022

To Match or Not to Match

To match, or not to match? That is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of work being pulled or to take up arms and scream “no one would notice that difference anyway.”
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September 13, 2022

How Can FUJIFILM SAMBA® JPC Enable Your UV Application?

UV inks offer a simplified approach to inkjet implementation, mostly due to the instant curing and compact process for combining with other technology.
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August 25, 2022

Want better print quality? Just add water

Don’t leave inkjet print quality to the mercy of moisture and heat. Learn how digital remoistening protects print quality.

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August 2, 2022

RICOH Announces Upgrade for Pro VC70000 (Pro VC70000e)

RICOH adds priming (undercoating) option to Pro VC70000 press to expand media compatibility along with RICOH Supervisor™, AI and ML tech. The Pro VC70000e is field-upgradeable and interchangeable with existing VC70000 models.
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June 22, 2022

Inkjet is Primed for Print Success

Priming is all about asserting control over the ink and trying to limit the disadvantages that result from low viscosity inkjet inks. As a result, primers are developed for each application type and it is often also critical to getting the right application performance, especially adhesion.
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June 7, 2022

Michelman’s Gianluigi Rankin Talks About the World of Inkjet Priming and Coating

We had the opportunity to catch up with Gianluigi Rankin, Manager Global Marketing with Michelman to talk about the opportunities and complexities of developing inkjet compatible primers and coatings that help open up new markets.
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May 17, 2022

Free Whitepaper – Improving TCO and Customer Satisfaction with Inkjet

This 12 page white paper covers the many ways that priming and coatings for inkjet reduce the total cost of ownership and improve product satisfaction for press buyers and their customers.
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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 21, 2022

Invest In Our Planet

For those of us who dare to dream of making our world a better place, Kelly Lawrence turned to a few sustainability experts to help us identify next steps.
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April 19, 2022

Primers Provide the Foundation for Inkjet Success

As inkjet continues to grow, how can OEMs accelerate the learning curve for their customers, ensure quality prints, boost ROI, and accelerate adoption of inkjet in new applications?
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March 24, 2022

Inkjet at InPrint 2022

InPrint is where potential customers learn about inkjet and whether or not it could work for them, and vendors network with each other and look for partnerships and projects to collaborate on. It was a vibrant event despite being smaller than in years past.
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March 22, 2022

Moving Inkjet Forward with Michelman

The quality of any printed product must consider the quality of the chosen media. Substrate quality is affected by the primers and overprint varnishes (OPVs). What should you know?
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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 10, 2022

Protecting and Augmenting Inkjet Prints

In this technical article we look at some of the chemistry benefits & challenges associated to overcoating inkjet to expand the end-use performance of inkjet products.
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March 9, 2022

2022 Outlook for Digitally Printed Labels

Digitally printed labels continues to be a growing market for inkjet. To dig into the potential for inkjet in the label market, we interviewed industry experts Catherine Heckman, President of the Tag and Label Manufacturers Association (TLMI); Paul Lender, of Avery Dennison and Gianluigi Rankin from Michelman.
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March 3, 2022

Xaar Acquires Megnajet to Accelerate Growth

Xaar has completed the acquisition of Megnajet, one of the market leaders in the design and manufacture of industrial ink management and supply systems for digital inkjet.
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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 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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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 4, 2021

Effective Coating Options Expand and Protect Paper Choices – Free Whitepaper

Some inkjet presses have a coating solution built-in, but many do not. If you are considering a coating system to expand compatibility of for post-coating, download this free whitepaper on Automated Metering technology.

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