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February 21, 2024

Voice of the Customer: Tidewater Direct’s Inkjet Journey

Geoffrey Eisenberg discusses Tidewater Direct’s 7 year inkjet journey, and experience with Screen Americas
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February 13, 2024

Inkjet justification – do you know how much is outsourced?

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January 24, 2024

Inkjet cutsheet vs. continuous feed – what’s the application mix?

Choosing the best inkjet solution requires an analysis of labor, cost, flexibility, substrates, image quality, area coverage, sheet size, throughput, finishing, automation, workflow integration, service, and total footprint. Defining your operational goals will support the best decision.
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September 7, 2023

Three Factors driving in-plant inkjet investments

In-plant print operations are making inkjet investments to address 3 challenges. Inkjet adoption is being driven by the convergence of difficulty with labor and training, the desire for workflow automation and reducing total cost of operation compared to offset and toner.
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July 26, 2023

It’s Fun to Play with the T-C-O-P!

Printers! There’s a thing you should know! I said, Printers! To keep track of your dough! You can make more, and I’m sure you will do
 what you need to increase revenue! (sung to YMCA!)
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June 22, 2023

Debunking definitive crossover claims

There is no magic crossover point between inkjet and offset. Here’s why.
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June 7, 2023

Get a guide for the inkjet jungle

Utility in-plant Salt River Project (SRP) sought industry expertise to right size their print operation. Consultants guided the client with a three step process by assessing, defining future state, and educating SRP. By embracing education SRP is ready to effectively issue an RFP for new digital/inkjet printers.
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April 6, 2023

What You Don’t Know About Print Volumes and Inkjet

If you want to make good decisions about inkjet, you need to take a long hard look at your entire book of business. This post discusses the common issues that arise when decisions are made without proper analysis of all of a company’s print volume – whether they think it can transition to inkjet or not.
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March 23, 2023

Shopping for Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovation Days

Attendees at the Hunkeler Innovation Days conference were motivated to seek new solutions to address their labor challenges. Their goals were: improving automation, simplifying workflow, improved throughput, and decreasing manufacturing time.
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February 21, 2023

Everyday Voice-of-Customer: How to Capture Insights from Every Customer Interaction

Whether you sell print services, printing presses, or support those industries, your sales and service representatives probably make hundreds of calls annually. You can multiply the value of those calls by applying simple, “Everyday VOC” techniques.
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February 15, 2023

Multi-faceted decision criteria drives inkjet and offset investments

Book and magazine printer, Maracle evaluates new digital, inkjet and offset to support growth. Workflow automation drives significant reductions in labor, time to market and paper waste complicating the TCO analysis between offset and inkjet decisions.

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January 10, 2023

First, know what is profitable

To sell profitably and reduce risk you need to know what is actually profitable. It’s not always easy. Here are some ideas for doing better.
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December 14, 2022

Sales people are a valuable resource

Remove barriers, build trust and optimize your sales force to sell profitable products and services.
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December 6, 2022

Getting Better all the Time

Some changes in approach and attitude can yield business benefits without investment in software or hardware. Keep getting better!


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October 12, 2022

What Do We Mean by Inkjet Productivity?

We talk about inkjet productivity as though one size fits all, but in practice it is a function of what you need. And we all need different things. Consider the differences between industrial and production productivity and review our checklist for assessing what you need.
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June 28, 2022

What has Auto-Splicing Reels Ever Done for Us?

Press manufacturers usually offer a choice of the reel handling system to their customers to meet their individual preferences. Understand your options and their cost, productivity and sustainability impact.
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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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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 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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