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July 29, 2020

No Automation? Rules for Managing Manual Workflows

If end-to-end automation is not for you at this time, what can you do to optimize your efficiency? You can still look at the path of work through your shop and make a note of each stop it makes.
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July 28, 2020

Mako Adds Value to Racami Transactional Workflow

PDF files from multiple sources are “cleaned up” seamlessly before onward multi-channel processing.
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July 28, 2020

Cool Tools: Selecting Color Schemes for Print

Whether you are working on direct mail or transaction printing, designing for ease of navigation and to deliver a clear message is just as important as the color scheme or graphics used. Each color carries a message or an emotion and will provoke a response. Choosing the colors to support the intended tone of the mailing is important – particularly when there is a call to action that needs emphasis.
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July 7, 2020

Software Essentials for Inkjet Printing!

Consider that that every business has at least two workflow environments: a business workflow and a production workflow. In both types, there can be a distinct advantage to automation, especially in fast-paced inkjet printing environments. But, automation can mean many different things, so here is a quick guide to looking at automation for your environment.
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July 1, 2020

ColorGATE Announces New Solutions & Services

ColorGATE, a leading vendor of powerful software and hardware solutions for color critical digital printing applications, has announced the release of three new solutions and services: Productionserver 20, ColorGATE Custom Create, and Color Management Services.
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June 18, 2020

What’s in YOUR Dashboard?

Dashboards can be an amazing productivity aid, or they can be a distraction. Consider your team, your working environment, and what information will help the team be as efficient as possible.
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June 16, 2020

HYBRID Software formula for success: F ~ i4.0 * C-squared

HYBRID Software has introduced a number of new revolutionary features to its product line of automated production workflow, advanced editing, customizable job ticketing, customer-facing e-commerce portals and version control for critical production files.
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June 15, 2020

Hot Topic: Global Graphics Direct

Learn how Global Graphics Direct software cuts out the middle-man in data transfer ushering in a new generation of speed and efficiency for inkjet OEMs and their customers.
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June 9, 2020

Essential Software for Inkjet Innovators

Software drives inkjet performance from the inside out – from the operation of the inkjet device to performance optimization and workflow automation on the shop floor. Inkjet buyers must understand
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May 26, 2020

What is a Dashboard and Do You Need One?

Dashboards are helpful for everyone in an organization from team members on the shop floor to the C-suite. Pat McGrew sets the stage for what questions you should ask yourself when considering a dashboard for your inkjet organization.
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April 28, 2020

Global Graphics Direct™Powers Faster, Wider, High Resolution Digital Presses

Direct™ unlocks the potential of digital presses by driving print jobs directly to the printhead electronics giving unprecedented speed and image quality. Released today, it is the first fully integrated product line from Global Graphics designed to be part of a fully automated print solution, supporting Industry 4.0 telematics and integration with digital press controllers and MIS systems.
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April 22, 2020

Working with Virtual Support When Everything is on Lockdown

When that reliable, friendly face is no longer sitting in their office on your site, can’t travel, or is less available on the phone, what options do you have for getting the support you need? Ask your vendors about virtual support! It takes many forms. You may already be using some form of it, but make sure you are taking advantage of every option. 
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April 7, 2020

Process Control Supports Color Management

Process control and color management are the one-two punch that knocks out digital printing inefficiencies.
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March 13, 2020

Ripping it UP with Global Inkjet Systems

Previous posts on industrial inkjet, discussed what is defined within the industrial bucket and looked at some of the requirements for industrial inkjet RIPS such as providing specialized ink control
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March 3, 2020

RIPs for Industrial Inkjet – Part 2

In the Industrial Inkjet segment, requirements to make ink and print heads compatible with industrial surfaces also leads to special requirements for the related Raster Image Processors or RIPs solutions. Let’s drill down on the special requirements for industrial RIPs.
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November 5, 2019

The Coolest Thing About Inkjet – Video

We asked Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies “what is the coolest thing about inkjet?” His answer might surprise you.
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October 18, 2019

Why Solimar ReadyPDF is a Game Changer – Video

Many print organization struggle with large or poorly formatted PDF files that drag down the whole production process. This was the driver behind Solimar ReadyPDF.
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October 16, 2019

Production Inkjet Tradeshow Shopping Guide Part 3 – Inkjet Trends

When shopping for inkjet, take a look at the many ways OEMs are handling compatibility with offset gloss coated stocks. Also consider hybrid and DIY inkjet and, as always, don’t forget the software. Here’s what you need to know.
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October 4, 2019

Solimar Systems Announces ReadyPDF Module

Solimar Systems announced the addition of a new module,  ReadyPDF™, to their existing robust suite of variable data document processing tools. This tool is very relevant in a production inkjet environment. Print organizations who accept large variable text and image files commonly find that improperly prepared PDF files can process slowly, choke, or error out, slowing overall production because of file element and structure issues within the PDF
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June 26, 2019

Integrating Augmented Reality with Your Inkjet White Paper Factory

Augmented Reality has a significant potential to reinforce your position as a though leader and open up nontraditional revenue streams that will not disrupt your existing inkjet operations. The market for Mixed Reality (Print + AR) services is projected to reach $162 billion by 2020. Let’s talk about making Inkjet Insight members part of that market.

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