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New Inkjet Applications and Efficiencies for In-Plants

In Article, In-Plant Operations, Knowledge Baseby Lois RitarossiLeave a Comment

Many in-plants justified investment in inkjet platforms based on three criteria: reduced cost of running inkjet over older print devices, increased speed, throughput, and the elimination of pre-printed shells. However, newer inkjet technologies from several manufacturers have improved image quality and substrate flexibility opening up a range of new opportunities and continuing to drive efficiency improvements.

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Production Inkjet Tradeshow Shopping Guide Part 2 – Big Rigs

In Article, Devices, Events, Knowledge Base, Purchasing Inkjetby Elizabeth GoodingLeave a Comment

For the second in our series on Tradeshow Shopping, we are focusing on the biggest of the big – in terms of productivity. To be considered at “maximum productivity” in production inkjet today, a roll-fed device must deliver at least 2,000 US letter images per minute. While you may not see all of these devices “in person” at the shows, we have included OEMs who are exhibiting and bringing a segment of their inkjet portfolio for your tire-kicking pleasure.

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Primary Ink Management = Savings

In Article, Ink and Fluids, Inkjet Economics/TCO, Knowledge Base, Print Quality Analysisby Mary SchillingLeave a Comment

Many printers practice ink management by limiting combined process inks (CMYK and +) through a color profiling process. TAC adjustment can help control ink costs, drying, curl and paper cockle by limiting the overall volume of ink printed. Let’s talk about how to find the the percentage value of a color at which we no longer gain any color value by adding ink.

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Lessons Learned About Color Gamut

In Article, Inkjet User Story, Knowledge Base, Print Quality Analysisby Mary SchillingLeave a Comment

The sheer number of factors that affect the color gamut in production inkjet can be overwhelming. Whether you are a Print Services Provider or a buyer of inkjet-printed products, these color gamut factors matter. IWCO Direct spends a lot of time answering these questions internally and for customers. Here are some of the things they’ve learned thus far.

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In-Plants’ Challenges: Organizational Visibility

In Article, In-Plant Operations, Knowledge Base, Sales & Marketingby Lois RitarossiLeave a Comment

In-plant managers are challenged every day to meet the complex and evolving needs of their organizations. In-plants with stronger alignment with their internal customers have been able to justify new equipment like inkjet and expand their capabilitiesI recently spoke with print mail managers from three different in-plant organizations. My intent was to get their perspective on the challenges in providing relevance to their organizations.

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Welcome to the Inkjet Revolution—Front Line Report from Rochester’s Mercury Printing

In Article, Case Study, Catalog & Magazine, Commercial Marketing Collateral, Devices, Direct Marketing, Knowledge Baseby David ZwangLeave a Comment

David Zwang cites Mercury printing as one of the most interesting and exciting printing companies he has seen. And they have made it a practice to leverage new technologies throughout the life of the company to revolutionize their business. Read coverage on their investment and integration of technology from Landa, Xerox and Manroland Goss.

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Measuring Paper Against Expectations

In Article, Knowledge Base, Paper and Media, Print Quality Analysisby Mary SchillingLeave a Comment

Companies evaluating paper for suitability for their inkjet environment have different expectations. What is most important to you and your customers: gamut, show-through, small text clarity, mottle, coalescence, edge clarity, or are they all important? Do you get the data you need to see how a paper performs in these areas on your press?