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Communicating Vital Information

By Shoshana Burgett / Published:

Whether it is a website, email or direct mail campaign, catalog or postcard, always design with a purpose. Every word, color, font and material should have a purpose and intent.  They need to communicate your message. This is what separates good design from bad.

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In-Plants, Inkjet and Paper Costing Philosophy

By Lois Ritarossi / Published:

In-plant operations evaluating papers need to take a broader perspective of what cost means in an inkjet environment. There is a potential domino effect on cost when low grade papers are used in high-end devices that corporate procurement teams need to understand.

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Understanding Quality Inkjet as the Sum of its Parts – Free Download

By Inkjet Insight / Published:

Our most recent white paper, sponsored by RICOH, examines the many factors that combine to create a quality inkjet solution for a particular market need. The production workflow and quality sensitivity varies significantly from one application segment to another. While some companies may be replacing one technology platform with another, others are challenged to maintain compatibility between inkjet and toner or offset platforms.

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Inkjet Paper at your Fingertips

By Mary Schilling / Published:

Developed from the “fibers up”, Inkjet Insight Paper Finder is an easy to use web application for searching inkjet paper availability from US and International paper mills. Each paper listed …

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Understanding Ream Labels

By Mary Schilling / Published:

You may already know that the TAPPI roll label is a very important item to review and retain, but did you know that the label on cut sheet reams and cartons holds the same valuable information?

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Paper is Everyone’s Problem

By Inkjet Insight / Published:

Most inkjet applications require paper. For many reasons, compatible inkjet paper is in short supply. If you are involved in the inkjet print supply chain, or a buyer of the finished product, it is in your best interest to help clear hurdles to identify and qualify compatible papers and to communicate availability as efficiently as possible.

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Measuring Paper Against Expectations

By Mary Schilling / Published:

Companies evaluating paper for suitability for their inkjet environment have different expectations. What is most important to you and your customers: gamut, show-through, small text clarity, mottle, coalescence, edge clarity, or are they all important? Do you get the data you need to see how a paper performs in these areas on your press?

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The Evolution of Inkjet Technology and Terminology

By Robert Clark / Published:

Robert Clark, manager of digital operations for IWCO Direct provides an overview of one of the inkjet educational tools he uses extensively – and why it matters. He’s referring to the Glossary of the 2nd edition of the Designer’s Guide to Inkjet. Wow – we have a fan. Thanks Robert.

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Combating Coated Paper

By Mary Schilling / Published:

Coated papers being more expensive, we expect higher quality from the printed piece. Gloss coated, which holds the ink high on the surface, will show any defect from inconsistent pre-coating, print head jetting and even inconsistent paper coating. Note that, even though we may not see a difference in surface coating, offset coated papers can come with inconsistencies that originate at the paper mill. If coating is not evenly applied across the entire paper machine, the roll or ream you receive will print and dry differently than the one before.

Inkjet Success and the Great Eight

By Mary Schilling / Published:

To successfully integrate inkjet into your print workflow, focus on 8 key elements to create a clearer path to success. Whether you are in high speed, industrial or packaging, the Great Eight will empower a process, reduce production preparation and down time and pave the way to on-board projects with more profitability.

Boise Adds High Speed Papers

By Inkjet Insight / Published:

Boise Paper of Chicago, IL, a division of Packaging Corporation of America introduces a new line of papers expanding their high speed inkjet line up.

Two Sides of Coated Paper

By Inkjet Insight / Published:

If you are using inkjet coated or primed offset coated paper, different papers will have different porosity levels on each side of the sheet.

Rich Black in Images Shouldn’t Be Scary

By Mary Schilling / Published:

Producing quality rich blacks and image details with inkjet can become a scary task. Learn how to control black details (shadows) by understanding the ink/paper/profile combinations that are spooking your results. Happy Halloween.

Print Providers Speak Out About Paper Trends

By Andy Gordon / Published:

The Inkjet Insight team has dedicated a lot of its recent editorial activity towards understanding the impact of mill closures and paper supply issues on the production inkjet market. In addition to interviewing print service providers, equipment manufacturers, mills, and paper merchants, we also sent out a survey to our audience in order to validate what we were learning.

Print Providers and Buyers Managing Paper Together

By Andy Gordon / Published:

Andy Gordon discusses ways that print providers and their print buying customers can work together to reduce the disruptive impact of paper scarcity. More planning, more testing and more emphasis on strategy can lead to shared success.