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January 23, 2020

What to Ask for in your Inkjet Digital Front End

There is no industry standard for what should be included in a digital front end, and there is no universal template that guides how much control the inkjet DFE should expose to an operator to permit changes in how a job will be processed. As we enter the 2020s, this is something that should change. It’s time for the buyers of inkjet presses to identify their expectations, list the features that make a difference to their operation, and categorize the challenges they may have with their current DFE.
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December 5, 2019

Five Things to Do (Better) When Evaluating Inkjet

According to research published in the Harvard Business Review, 97% of senior leaders said that “being strategic” was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success. However, a lot of executives don’t feel that they have time to be strategic. Inkjet purchases are a case excample where strategic intent is often marred by tactical execution. We can do better!
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July 8, 2019

Shop for Inkjet Cost Savings Features

Inkjet Tip of the Week: Some inkjet devices come with valuable cost-saving features. Here are a few to look out for:
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May 7, 2019

In-Plant Considerations in Choosing an Inkjet Press

Pete Gjerness, long-time in-plant print executive, tackles the main questions that drive requirements for evaluating an inkjet press.
March 21, 2018

Inkjet Print Head Pop Quiz

OEM executives and analysts offer balanced overviews of the pros and cons of the different print head technologies, but to understand which is best buyers need to look beyond the head technology itself and consider specific characteristics of each implementation of the technology. Here are the questions to ask.
February 23, 2018

Not-So-Simple Discussion of Inkjet Economics – Part 3

Part Three in the Inkjet Economics series by Elizabeth Gooding. This time discussing how simple assumptions about timing can have a big impact on evaluation and profitability.
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November 9, 2017

Not-So-Simple Discussion of Inkjet Economics – Part 1 of 3

Part 1 of a 3 part series on inkjet economics. Part 1 begins with guidance on creating good assumptions for the basis of your inkjet evaluation.
October 30, 2017

Careful Consideration of Anilox Pre-Coating Systems for Inkjet

Anilox coating systems apply a precisely measured and consistent level of coating to a printed surface. The process uses an anilox roll, which is a hard cylinder with metal core
October 10, 2017

What Inkjet Specifications Can Tell You

…and what they can’t. I posted an open letter to inkjet OEMs last week and got some feedback on the specifications people find most important when comparing production inkjet technology.
May 24, 2017

RFP Checklist – Software Requirements

Software requirements are critical to getting the most out of an inkjet solution. We recommend doing a thorough SW analysis before investing in hardware. Premium members can access the Inkjet Insight Software Requirements Worksheet here.
May 1, 2017

RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and Cutting to the Chase

An in-house print operation at a large insurance organization may have very different requirements for soliciting bids for large equipment purchases than a privately-held, mid-sized printing firm.
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March 20, 2017

RFP Checklist: Production Inkjet Requirements

Before you can effectively research your production inkjet options, you need to consider the features that are most important. That, of course, is dependent on the volumes you need to support, the types of applications those volumes represent and whether those volumes are existing business that needs to be transitioned or new business for your organization.

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