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January 24, 2024

Inkjet cutsheet vs. continuous feed – what’s the application mix?

Choosing the best inkjet solution requires an analysis of labor, cost, flexibility, substrates, image quality, area coverage, sheet size, throughput, finishing, automation, workflow integration, service, and total footprint. Defining your operational goals will support the best decision.
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January 23, 2024

Ready to Automate Your Print Workflow…Now What?

A framework for making workflow automation improvements part of your 2024 plan.
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January 10, 2024

Automation: The Strategic Plan

Automation is not a single out-of-the-box widget or panacea to remedy the many challenges in your print organization.
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December 12, 2023

Automate This, Then That

Automation is a universally understood benefit for any print shop. Yet, automation paralysis sets in quickly when trying to sort out what and where to automate across many products and the associated thousands of individual processes. The key to success is to approach it from a different perspective.
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December 6, 2023

Inkjet addresses labor challenges as in-plants pursue operational efficiency

In-plants are focused on strategies to improve their operations, increase efficiency, and enhance value to their organizations. Inkjet solutions are improving operations and motivating teams with new technologies and better workflows.
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November 30, 2023

Workflow Mining: Finding Overt & Covert Processes

Some workflow processes are obvious. Others are like a shadow government hiding below the surface adding risk and inefficiency.
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November 16, 2023

Walk the Line 2 – Workflow is a Verb

There is a lot behind the question “Do you know your print shop.” Every owner and production manager knows how the place functions, don’t they?
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November 8, 2023

Web-to-Pack at the Speed of Retail – Part 2: Challenges and Solutions

Breaking down web-to-pack solutions, approaches, and challenges. Part 2 of 2.
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October 31, 2023

Web-to-Pack at the Speed of Retail – Part 1 – Driving Demand

Growing demand for quick-to-shelf packaging drives web-to-pack adoption. Part 1 of 2.
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October 24, 2023

Because Workflow is Mine, I Walk the Line!

We all have superpowers. Print shops that adopt automation often discover that they have joined the superhero pantheon as they reduce time spent or repetitive activities, discover inefficiencies, and lubricate the friction that can grow in busy shops. Walk the line – the pre-production, production, and post-production lines – with us!
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September 13, 2023

The Realities of Generative AI in the Printing Industry Today

A free, practical guide to the most realistic applications of generative artificial intelligence tools for printing organizations.
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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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August 22, 2023

Practical Advice for Prepress Automation in L&P

Every label and packaging press has unique characteristics that influence your prepress toolkit. Read this before you build your shopping list for LabelExpo.
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June 27, 2023

Tool Time Versus Club Med

Part of your business strategy is how you manage your labor. You look at the tasks and roles and what level of expertise you need in the person assigned. For maintenance operations, when you deploy team members and when you take advantage of maintenance programs offered by the vendors requires a careful look at your options.
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June 7, 2023

Get a guide for the inkjet jungle

Utility in-plant Salt River Project (SRP) sought industry expertise to right size their print operation. Consultants guided the client with a three step process by assessing, defining future state, and educating SRP. By embracing education SRP is ready to effectively issue an RFP for new digital/inkjet printers.
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May 23, 2023

Data, Data, Everywhere! But…

Every business has data. CCM specialists, print specialists, and multi-channel producers have data coming out of their ears. There is customer data, job data, inventory data, machine data, color data, financial data. Oh my! All the data impacts your ability to produce the work. Get control of the data to improve processes, become more efficient, and drive more profit!
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May 4, 2023

Optimising inkjet paper supply with autosplicers

With inkjet moving into high quality, commercial print the prerequisites have changed. Faster speeds trigger more roll changes. Frequent paper changes and high productivity requirements call for automated solutions.
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March 29, 2023

Inkjet Performance Review

Inkjet color may be more consistent than any other print process, but it still needs regular checkups to maintain top pop.
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March 23, 2023

Shopping for Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovation Days

Attendees at the Hunkeler Innovation Days conference were motivated to seek new solutions to address their labor challenges. Their goals were: improving automation, simplifying workflow, improved throughput, and decreasing manufacturing time.
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March 22, 2023

Making Money: Profit Takes More than Revenue

Controlling costs is essential to any business, but there is more to ending the year profitably. Find the data that can help you make the best decisions about what products to offer in the markets you serve, and then review a key set of performance indicators regularly.

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