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May 12, 2022

Opening Opportunities – The Latest Inkjet in Folding Carton Print

Folding carton offers a huge opportunity for inkjet printing, yet the market is barely being addressed. This article will look at the inkjet press options available and future options being developed.
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May 11, 2022

Transitioning From Conventional Print to Production Inkjet

IWCO Direct has been a leader in the production inkjet space for more than ten years. We have a large fleet of Canon ColorStream 3900s and Screen Truepress Jet520HDs, and
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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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May 4, 2022

Folding Carton and Inkjet

Printing solutions are available in many configurations and price ranges, from those that print a single box at a time to those supporting high volume production printing. They all share a common goal to produce a package that is functional and ensures the consumer of the brand and product it contains.
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April 28, 2022

Ceramic Printing – Single Pass Additive Manufacturing

More about the fascinating process that is evolving from a hybrid analog/digital workflow into a highly digitised manufacturing with more similarities to 3D printing techniques like binder jetting but done in true single-pass.
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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 26, 2022

Replay: Understanding Priming and Post-Coating for Inkjet

With severe challenges in getting substrates to print on, it’s never been more important to understand how priming and coatings for inkjet contribute to substrate compatibility, color vitality, print quality, durability, flexibility and cost efficiency. There are many options for the application of these important fluids as well as variations in chemistry to drive performance and compatibility with different inks and substrates.
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April 21, 2022

March Inkjet Installation Roundup

The March Roundup is a bit of a grab bag: 9 press installations from 8 different vendors serving 6 different market segments. The majority of the activity (6 presses) was in the US with one each in Belgium, Canada and Spain.
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April 21, 2022

Invest In Our Planet

For those of us who dare to dream of making our world a better place, Kelly Lawrence turned to a few sustainability experts to help us identify next steps.
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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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April 19, 2022

Primers Provide the Foundation for Inkjet Success

As inkjet continues to grow, how can OEMs accelerate the learning curve for their customers, ensure quality prints, boost ROI, and accelerate adoption of inkjet in new applications?
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April 8, 2022

Bobst and the Next Wave of Hybrid Presses

Since 2019 the market for hybrid presses has grown. Now hybrid presses are available from many manufacturers. In 2019 Bobst introduced the Master DM5, which they identified as an “All in One” press. Bobst has just-released the Digital Master 340 and Digital Master 510 based on customer feedback.
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April 7, 2022

In-Line Control for Inkjet

In-line quality control is a important step to automate print production and for short run inkjet printing it is especially crucial to minimise waste and interruptions. The article looks at strategies for in-line control options and gives an outlook.
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April 6, 2022

When Something Goes Wrong – Business Continuity 102

How common is business disruption in print? How fast can you recover? Is there a specific metric for knowing when you are recovered? You have questions and Pat McGrew has answers.
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March 31, 2022

Inkjet at the Corrugated and Carton Exhibition (CCE)

Continuing coverage of inkjet events and product launches for the corrugated market including EFI, Macarbox and Neos.
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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 24, 2022

Inkjet at InPrint 2022

InPrint is where potential customers learn about inkjet and whether or not it could work for them, and vendors network with each other and look for partnerships and projects to collaborate on. It was a vibrant event despite being smaller than in years past.
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March 23, 2022

When Something Goes Wrong – Business Continuity 101

With bucket loads of things that can disrupt your business. Pat McGrew recommends a strategy to identify the mission-critical elements of your business and a set of plans to invoke to ensure your survival.
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March 22, 2022

Moving Inkjet Forward with Michelman

The quality of any printed product must consider the quality of the chosen media. Substrate quality is affected by the primers and overprint varnishes (OPVs). What should you know?
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March 21, 2022

Creating Solutions from Inkjet and Consumables Technology

Technology developments are science-facing. They turn money into knowledge. Product development is market facing and turns knowledge back into money.

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