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January 19, 2023

Web-to-print is vital to inkjet: buy or build?

No two print operations are identical. Equipment mixes, selling cultures, customers and products all vary from site to site. With so much variation in business processes, when should inkjet producers buy their essential web-to-print or digital storefront solution off-the-shelf and when is the best path a customized solution? It starts with an assessment!
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December 21, 2022

Three transition trends for 2023

Did your business change over the last couple of years? What have you done to cope? Did you hire new people, add automation to workflows, buy a company, sell a pieces of business, or find new ways to navigate supply chain issues? If any of these items look familiar, you are on the same ride as most of your peers. Let’s find the learnings to get ready for 2023.
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November 21, 2022

You’re Invited to a Colorful Friendsgiving

Mary has a free color resource for her friends. Please register (for free) to download .ase files.
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November 8, 2022

Print composition evolves in an omni-channel world

OpenText and Papyrus leading print/mail composition tools, are enhancing their products to support client migration to cloud and SaaS models for omni-channel communications. Clients are demanding product features for less technical users and a better UI. 


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October 17, 2022

BlueCrest Unveils Print+ StatementTM In-line Document Printing Solution

BlueCrest, the global producer in the high-volume postal and parcel automation market, is today announcing the launch of the Print+ Statement™.
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September 28, 2022

What Support Should You Expect When You DIY Inkjet?

In the last episode, we recommended that before you begin a DIY inkjet project, a best practice is to define your needs and establish your expertise levels concerning the elements
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September 7, 2022

Reconfiguring the Inkjet Roadmap with the Right Software

How we work is changing dramatically. It’s the reality of doing business in 2022. Enabling all-shore processes means embracing multiple locations, various time zones, and countless individual work environments while servicing them all seamlessly.
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September 6, 2022

Face-to-face idea sharing is where I learn best

Attending in-person conferences provides the best environment for peer learning. SMEs will share insights and stories at Xplor22 Why “Build versus Buy” May Be the Riskiest Decision You Make. And Combat Paper, Ink & Labor Challenges! ROI and Customer Stories from the Trenches. 

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August 18, 2022

Sustainable Printing & Dusobox Partnership Delivers Eight-fold Prepress Staff Reduction

Release Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Press release from the issuing company Leading automation provider Significans Automation (www.significans.com) has facilitated the launch of the country’s newest digital corrugate printing company,
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August 17, 2022

What’s in YOUR Disaster Recovery Agreements?

Understand the agreements you have, review them with your legal counsel and vendors so that everyone is on the same page. Disasters don’t appear by appointment!
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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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July 13, 2022

OOPS! Production Stopped and You Even Have a DR Plan!

For many companies, the Disaster Recovery Plan was put together in the past to check the box on RFPs, but if you aren’t practicing with it and updating it in a regular cadence, you may be missing key elements
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June 28, 2022

What has Auto-Splicing Reels Ever Done for Us?

Press manufacturers usually offer a choice of the reel handling system to their customers to meet their individual preferences. Understand your options and their cost, productivity and sustainability impact.
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June 14, 2022

The Long Unwinding Road Leads to Efficiency

Sean Smyth kicks off a series on continuous inkjet efficiency. In part 1 he interviews press OEMs on the use-cases and benefits of non-stop winding solutions for customers.
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June 8, 2022

Hardening Data Driven Print – Part 2

While you may not consider your business a likely target, talk to your peers the next time you get together. You’ll find that many printing companies have already been targeted with malware and ransomware. We get practical and build some actionable guidelines for data protection.
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June 1, 2022

Hardening Data Driven Print – Part 1

Hardening is a process that IT and cybersecurity people use to guard against threats like malware and ransomware, but also to ensure that customer data remains unexposed as it is gathered, processed, used in business applications, and included in customer-facing communications.
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May 19, 2022

Value Stream Mapping in Inkjet. Finding the Easy Win

The economics make inkjet attractive for short to medium runs, with the inherent flexibility and variable content capability valued by print companies and their customers.
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May 5, 2022

Coating and Varnishing for Inkjet

Coating & varnishing can add value to a print and is often used in commercial print. However, adoption in inkjet still lags. This articles looks at the reasons behind, changes in adoption and markets for growth.
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April 27, 2022

How to Build Sustainability into Your Strategy – Part 2

Inkjet printing and marking technology in late-stage manufacturing has been around for decades, enabled by the integration of print modules within the manufacturing environment.
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April 20, 2022

How to Build Sustainability into Your Strategy – Part 1

In the print industry, sustainability is often equated with the creation, use, and recycling of substrates, but there are many other elements to consider.

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