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December 9, 2019

Domtar Paper on Educating Designers to Grow Pages – Video

Ashley Maydak of Domtar Paper talks to Elizabeth Gooding about helping printing organizations help their customers with selecting papers in order to manage expectations and grow pages.
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November 20, 2019

Importance of Clear Communication with Print Providers

Mike Todryk, Color Technical Specialist for IWCO Direct shares three of the biggest client communication gaps impacting Production Service Provider’s ability to reproduce brand colors correctly. Educate your customers, educate yourself and get colors right the first time.
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September 11, 2019

Inkjet Paper at your Fingertips

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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September 11, 2019

The Big Push: 3 Experiments to Try with your Inkjet Press (Part 1)

In honor of back to school season, we’ve kicked off a new series with Pat McGrew on experimenting with your inkjet press that ties in nicely with tools available on Inkjet Insight. Experiment 1 discusses experimenting with paper to drive new opportunities.
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August 20, 2019

Understanding Ream Labels

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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August 14, 2019

Paper is Everyone’s Problem

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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July 30, 2019

Measuring Paper Against Expectations

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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June 18, 2019

The Evolution of Inkjet Technology and Terminology

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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May 14, 2019

Combating Coated Paper

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.
April 24, 2019

Inkjet Success and the Great Eight

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.
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March 1, 2019

Print, Paper and 2030 with Marco Boer – Video

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies discusses his concern about paper pricing, and the shift in paper supply to the packaging market and other supply chain issues driving up inkjet costs. Find out what he has to say about the year 2030.
February 20, 2019

Boise Adds High Speed Papers

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.
February 14, 2019

New Boise Paper product for high-speed inkjet presses hits the market

Boise Paper introduces Boise Digital Standard rolls to their line of high-speed continuous feed inkjet papers for digital applications
December 11, 2018

Heavy Ink Coverage and Twice the Drying Power

Printing from the first tower allows ink twice as long to dry helping reduce roller build up and print defects in finishing.
December 4, 2018

Two Sides of Coated Paper

If you are using inkjet coated or primed offset coated paper, different papers will have different porosity levels on each side of the sheet.
November 2, 2018

Glatfelter Paper Rebrands to Pixelle Speciality Solutions

“To the inkjet world changing their name to Pixelle is quite fitting as it is Glatfelter’s performance inkjet brand compatible on high speed inkjet devices.” -Mary Schilling Find Pixelle Performance
October 31, 2018

Rich Black in Images Shouldn’t Be Scary

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.
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October 1, 2018

A Tight Paper Market Demands a Disciplined Sourcing Strategy

Karen Weil, Director of Procurement for IWCO Direct, shares her impressions of Inkjet Insight’s market research on paper supply and her approach to securing paper for her client’s projects.
August 22, 2018

Print Providers Speak Out About Paper Trends

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.
August 1, 2018

Print Providers and Buyers Managing Paper Together

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.

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