Inkjet Tip: Head Capping is Worth More than a Spit

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

If you intend to do a significant amount of mono printing on your inkjet device, check to see if the device caps the C,M,Y print heads when not in use. If head capping is not available, compare devices for the amount of ink wastage from CMYK spitting. Run test jobs and also check how this information is reported on estimating systems since they will be different.

About the Author

Elizabeth Gooding


Elizabeth is the Editor and Co-founder of Inkjet Insight. She has a rare ability to see print related issues from many perspectives. She has managed creative teams on complex design projects, selected outsourcers for major brands and helped print organizations to retool operations, focus their market positioning and educate sales teams to accelerate growth. She works with a team of top analysts to translate experiences into tools, data and content to help print organizations evaluate the potential of inkjet, optimize their operations and grow pages profitably. She is a founding member of the Inkjet Summit advisory board, the co-author of an award-winning book on designing for inkjet and a curious consultant constantly seeking innovative ways to drive new pages onto inkjet presses.

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