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September 23, 2022

Inkjet-Verpackung (Inkjet Packaging), the German Way

Testing the Koenig & Bauer RotaJET L against folding carton market requirements. Independent data can enable inkjet growth in packaging.


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September 21, 2022

Five Questions to Ask When Buying Inkjet Heads

Looking at you DIY’ers! When you are building an inkjet system, why reinvent the wheel? Do a self-assessment to understand where your expertise is highest and where you need more help. Then begin to work through these questions to begin your project from the best base.


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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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August 4, 2022

Inkjet Arrives in Photo Specialty – Video

Taking on the photo specialty market is a testament to how far production inkjet technology has come in the past decade. I spoke to Chris Petro of Canon Solutions America at thINK Ahead 2022 about the challenges inkjet had to overcome to deliver the quality needed for photo-rich applications and how Canon is approaching the market.
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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 21, 2022

Pantone – Friend or Foe of Printers?

A look at how Pantone interconnects designers and printers, for good and bad, and why color education is more important than ever.
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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 22, 2022

Inkjet is Primed for Print Success

Priming is all about asserting control over the ink and trying to limit the disadvantages that result from low viscosity inkjet inks. As a result, primers are developed for each application type and it is often also critical to getting the right application performance, especially adhesion.
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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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March 29, 2022

USPS Promotions: Physical Mail Drives Digital Engagement


Print mail service providers are making it easier for their clients to leverage the USPS promotions with bundled services and campaign management. Clients are eager to show postal savings with rates increasing. The various promotions demonstrate mail is driving digital engagement. 

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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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February 17, 2022

Si-MEMS Heads – What is the Fuss About?

In this article we explain a little more about why we hear so much about this buzz-phrase with reference to latest print head technology and try and explain a little print head manufacturing jargon along the way.
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November 9, 2021

Direct Mail ROI — Next Gen Inkjet Delivers — Part 2

Darwill upgraded to the Oce ProStream 1800 with speed and improved image quality that instills confidence in the sales team. Customers are leveraging more data to drive direct mail content and ROI for omnichannel programs. Darwill is delivering faster time to market with offline finishing. 

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September 22, 2021

Understanding Brand Colors & Inkjet – Webinar Replay

People tend to take strong positions on brand colors, how to match them and how closely to match them. Not all of those positions are based on facts, and even those who think they are relying on facts may be citing poorly constructed, or out of context research. If you want your color strategy based on facts watch this webinar.
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August 31, 2021

Color Management is Not Just About Color- Part 2 Drying & Curing

The next installment in the components color management takes a look at drying and curing and their impact on print quality.
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August 25, 2021

Wide Open Color

Mike Todryk speaks to those who say “We don’t need no stinkin’ color standards. We want wide open color!”
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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 11, 2021

Color Management is Not Just About Color – Uniformity

Inkjet for commercial and industrial printing are mostly using aqueous or UV ink. They may be jetting on media surfaces from metals, synthetics, plastics, glass and of course paper based substrates.

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