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February 28, 2024

To Allow or Not Allow: 3rd Party Inks. An OEM Perspective.

Buyers want lower ink costs but what must an OEM must consider before letting 3rd party inks on their press?
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November 30, 2023

3 Critical Components of Inkjet Innovation

This article highlights 3 components that must be considered for any company wanting to realize revenue from innovation in the inkjet space. The learnings apply regardless of value chain position, end market or application area.
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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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June 6, 2023

Let Data Drive your Print Quality Comparisons

Mary Schilling discusses objective inkjet print quality comparisons and the benefits of a data-driven approach. Objective print quality analysis provides clear comparative data and removes all personal bias and visual subjective deficiencies when reviewing prints off competing inkjet devices. Inkjet beauty is more than skin deep!
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May 16, 2023

Inkjet Developers: Great color doesn’t happen by accident!

When developing a new inkjet press, or creating a custom integration, top print results don’t happen by accident. Let’s look at what can affect print quality and what should be considered for every development project.
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March 7, 2023

Innovations in Ink Expand Inkjet Printing Possibilities

The ability to print on a wider variety of substrates is a significant unmet need for inkjet users. This article explains why this is such a difficult challenge for many application segments an how ink technology is making strides in some markets.
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February 16, 2023

3 Inkjet Workflow Pain Points – 1 Answer Part 2

In Part 2 the focus turns to Paper and Capital Investments. In the world of inkjet, these are essential elements to understand and control. Let’s reduce the friction to allow the inkjet devices to be as productive as possible. Leverage your data to make good decisions.
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February 6, 2023

Lessebo Paper, together with Bonnier Books and Livonia Print, is launching a green paper quality for printing – Livonia Zero Offset by Lessebo Paper

Lessebo Paper is partnering with Bonnier Books and Livonia Print and is now launching the paper quality Livonia Zero Offset by Lessebo Paper. This is an initiative from the three companies to minimise the carbon footprint of printed books.
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February 1, 2023

Working with paper stocks and laminations for digital inkjet embellishments

Hands-on experts discuss compatibility of inkjet embellishment with digitally printed media.


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January 3, 2023

Paper is Not an Inkjet Problem

Paper is not an inkjet problem. It is an industry problem. Smart printers will constantly be forecasting their paper needs and looking for multiple supply channels to ensure they can meet their clients demands.
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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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July 28, 2022

Remoistening High Coverage Inkjet Print – Video

Tips and tricks for controlling and enhancing quality on the ProStream 1800 with Contiweb DFA
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July 19, 2022

Inkjet Makes Staffing Easier

PSPs have had to increase wages, benefits and recruiting strategies to fill open positions. Inkjet adoption has enabled printers to attract new and provide flexibility for customers as the industry adjusts to the paper supply challenges. Automated workflow solutions are driving growth.

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June 29, 2022

Inkjet Printing with Eyes Wide Open

Having quality issues? Sometimes printheads aren’t the problem. Here are tips for diagnosing common problems before they cost you money.
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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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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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June 2, 2022

Inkjet for Manufacturing Efficiency

Inkjet is coming full circle with the concept of reengineering production at the heart of continued inkjet adoption and success. Quality may be king, but productivity is the kingdom.
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May 18, 2022

Setting Up Papers in a Challenging Paper Market

Getting the paper you need when you need it has become a daily challenge for all printers, and IWCO Direct is no exception.
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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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