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January 20, 2022

Europe: Looking Back at 2021 and Forward to 2022

2021 was not quite what we expected, with paper shortages, transport issues, and cost increases disrupting the industry. Ralf Schlözer offers some lessons learned by the European printing industry and how to take advantage of them as we move into 2022.
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January 19, 2022

What Makes an Inkjet Ink Sustainable?

Sustainability is getting more focus, but the print industry has yet to agree on a definition. So what makes an inkjet ink sustainable? This article looks at the different parameters to be considered. Perhaps sustainability goes beyond the ink itself…
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January 18, 2022

What Print Means Today – Video

I’ve had the opportunity to interview Francis McMahon of Canon Solutions America several times over the past few years. Usually we are talking about technical progress and the market for inkjet. This time we had a long conversation about print in our every days lives and the overall economy.
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January 13, 2022

Inkjet for Decorative Surfaces

The amazing thing about inkjet is the number of applications inkjet has managed to penetrate by offering short runs that generate freedom of design.
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January 12, 2022

Wizardly Workflow Guidance for 2022

Automation, integration, and education are your three missions for 2022. Evaluate where you are and start moving toward a more optimized workflow to unlock maximum margin from every job.
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January 11, 2022

December Inkjet Installation Roundup – 2021 Look Back

Our installation roundup this month includes a bonus look back at 101 inkjet buyers and their selected presses in 2021 in addition to coverage of December 21.
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January 6, 2022

Going Green with Plant-Based Ink from Ricoh

Ricoh launched a plant-based ink, promising strong environmental benefits. The ink is available for integrators in packaging print and other markets.
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January 5, 2022

Wild Workflow Learnings of 2021

During 2021 we have seen interest in workflow automation grow from several directions.
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January 4, 2022

Why Inkjet Fits Direct Mail Like a Glove

With new inks and technologies around the corner all the time, inkjet will continue to fit direct mail like a glove for years to come.
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December 20, 2021

Thanks For Giving us a Break – See You in 2022

While many of our readers are particularly busy at year end, we are taking the opportunity for an editorial break through the New Year. We look forward to bringing you new insights in 2022 and wish you all a very Happy New Year.
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December 16, 2021

Inkjet Packaging Print in 2021

A wrap-up of the most important inkjet press launches for label & packaging applications in 2021
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December 15, 2021

Year-End Update with BlueCrest

It was a strong year for BlueCrest with an expanding inkjet portfolio and a renewed focus on workflow efficiency.
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December 14, 2021

Replay – Reimagining Transaction Printing for Printers, Designers and Their Customers

Opportunities abound to design and produce better, more valuable customer communications when printers, designers and their mutual customers are all on the same page and understand the stakes. Check out our December webinar, Reimagining Transaction Printing for Printers, Designers and their Customers to learn more.
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December 14, 2021

An Inkjet Workflow Retrospective

Despite the challenges of 2021, annual reviews are essential to finding a path to continue to grow. For some companies that path included new investments.
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December 10, 2021

Tools: Customer Education Checklist for Inkjet

Creating a solid customer education plan has many potential benefits for your company. Often, the process of documenting standards and creating guidelines for customers also uncovers opportunities for improvement and makes your sales team more productive.
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December 9, 2021

HP PageWide Industrial Looks Back at 2021

Elizabeth Gooding had the opportunity to catch up with Kris Albee, Global Marketing Strategist with HP PageWide Industrial to talk about their strong year with inkjet placements and volumes in 2021.
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December 8, 2021

Virtual Packaging: Expanding Their Market with Cutsheet Inkjet

Virtual Packaging demonstrates how a company can grow and expand its business with cut-sheet inkjet technology. With the investment in a Landa S10 the company was able to move into short run packaging production and expand into graphic arts applications.
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December 7, 2021

10 Minute Tip – Wind it up and Splice it

Looking at how avoiding a single paper change per shift could save a bunch of downtime and dollars over the course of the year. But how do you do that?
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December 3, 2021

November Inkjet Installation Roundup – Wow for Q4

Fourth quarter is looking extremely healthy at many companies. We have 33 press install announcements to report! The trend this month is for multi-press deals, so we are looking at 12 installation sites (companies). Let’s look at who is trading in multiples and the press sizes and application segments with the most activity in November.
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December 1, 2021

Imposing Workflows – Part 1

To create optimized imposition processes today there are a host of choices that take the math and design aspects of imposition out of the hands of the prepress team and put it firmly in the hands of imposition engines

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