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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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September 29, 2021

Caring for Customers: Three Essentials

Learn about 3 essential customer interactions surrounding your inkjet journey and how to handle them successfully.
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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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August 18, 2021

Why Do You Want Priming and Coating?

Should you consider priming and post-coating to enhance inkjet print? Here’s what you need to know.
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August 4, 2021

Three Questions to Ask about Ink Estimating

With ink estimators Pat McGrew advises: trust by verify! Learn what to ask.
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July 22, 2021

Ink Estimating Challenges and Work-Arounds

Estimating in any print business can be a challenge, but inkjet users face a level of variability that users of other print technology don’t. Ink costs represent a large percentage of job costs and  the level of ink use varies widely.
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July 21, 2021

What it Takes to Print Folding Carton

In the third of our three-part technical series on what it takes to print packaging with inkjet, we build on previous discussion that included primers and substrate with little or

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