April 9, 2018

Inkjet Fun – Crossword

We’ve put together something to keep you thinking about inkjet – an inkjet crossword puzzle. If you’ve been reading our posts you should find this pretty easy. Post a comment to brag if you finish in less than 10 minutes.
April 6, 2018

Understanding Paper Specifications-Brightness

Characteristics like brightness, whiteness and shade level of the paper can impact the inkjet color outcomes for your project. Lets talk about how some of the manufactured paper specifications and how brightness can directly affect your color fidelity.
April 4, 2018

Memjet and Canon Enter into Cross-license Agreement

Memjet and Canon have entered into a long-term, global agreement to cross-license their patents around key segments and applications. 
April 4, 2018

Inkjet for Catalogs and Magazines – What Matters?

Offset printing satisfies the majority of the production requirements for both catalogs and magazines. As marketers seek to increase ROI, you can start to make the case for shorter runs, versioning, hyper-localization, and personalization and then inkjet printing starts to become interesting.
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April 3, 2018

The Past and Future of Dscoop – Video

I had the opportunity to interview Marc Johnson, Marketing Manager Americas with HP on the differences in the line-up of Dscoop in Dallas and HP’s plans to take the show
April 3, 2018

Set a Clock on Incentives

Don’t leave money on the table by letting training, testing, professional services and business development support offered as buyer incentives expire. Make sure that the deadlines included in the contract
March 30, 2018

Paper Economics

Finding paper that will give you the quality you want at the best cost can make or break the economics for production inkjet. Choice of paper will directly impact the
March 26, 2018

How to Make the Business Case for Essential Software

As faster and more productive inkjet devices reach the market, maximizing productive uptime is truly essential. Unfortunately, many companies skimp on building the costs for essential software into their inkjet justification. Find out how costly this mistake can be.
March 21, 2018

Inkjet Print Head Pop Quiz

OEM executives and analysts offer balanced overviews of the pros and cons of the different print head technologies, but to understand which is best buyers need to look beyond the head technology itself and consider specific characteristics of each implementation of the technology. Here are the questions to ask.
March 20, 2018

Screening Software Drives Inkjet Quality

David Zwang joins us for an initial look at an interesting new screening software development that significantly improves the quality of inkjet imaging. The software referenced is only available as an option from an OEM as part of their RIP, or as a component in a custom-developed (bespoke) hybrid inkjet printing solution.
March 15, 2018

Measure Wastage

The amount of paper wasted during start up can be a big differentiator for continuous devices – particularly those with a wide web. Companies that make frequent paper changes leaving partial rolls need to look carefully at paper handling options, splice detection and the ability to print full quality during ramp-up. Sheet fed devices have come on the market that may be sound alternatives when frequent paper changes are required subject to volume constraints.
March 15, 2018

Maintenance Matters

The structure of your maintenance plan is crucial to the success of your inkjet investment. Pay particular attention to how print heads are covered in terms of jet-outs or other quality issues that would require print heads to be serviced or replaced. If your quality requirements are high, you need to make sure that you are covered for the level of quality you need to deliver. How many jet-outs can you live with? Look at the break-down of self-maintenance versus OEM maintenance and the expected level of downtime.
March 15, 2018

Inkjet for Marketing Collateral – What Matters?

While the conversion of marketing collateral from offset to digital may not be high, the value for digitally printed collateral is often much higher than other applications, typically driven by shorter run lengths, versioning and personalization. This has created excellent revenue opportunities for commercial printers who specialize in this area.
March 14, 2018

Objective Ink Measures – Chroma

In this installment of “Let Data Drive your Print Quality Comparisons” Mary Schilling discusses the importance of chroma, how it’s defined within the context of print quality analysis and differences between inkjet and offset.
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March 12, 2018

HP Thermal Print Head Strategy – Video

Eric Wiesner of HP provides the 4th installment in our print head strategy series. Wiesner provides some history on HPs print head developments and highlights the factors that drove HP to select thermal print heads for their production devices in the graphics market.
March 8, 2018

Inkjet Growth Should be Faster

Despite what can be seen as very healthy growth rates, the production inkjet market could be growing considerably faster. Let’s look at the barriers to inkjet growth and how we as an industry can work together to tear them down.
March 7, 2018

Power Play

Energy efficiency is a big deal – particularly in application-segments with high coverage requiring intensive drying power. Some manufacturers have done an exceptional job of redirecting heat from other areas of the device to drying chambers, thereby reducing energy needed for drying and also reducing energy needed to cool the print engine itself. Many OEMs offer a standard drying option plus variations available based on need. Make sure you are asking about, and testing with, the drying options that are most suitable to your application segment. 
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March 6, 2018

Stick It with Aqueous Coatings – Video

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies talks about the component parts of various OEM’s aqueous inkjet programs that are enabling inks to “stick it’ on challenging surfaces with a particular focus on aqueous coatings.
March 5, 2018

Objective Inkjet Measures – Optical Density

This the first in a series of articles by Mary Schilling that will drill down on specific print quality metrics, what they mean, how they are measured and what factors in your printing process can affect them. Optical Density is one of the important quality metrics that can be objectively measured and it can be correlated to a number of other quality metrics.
March 1, 2018

New Ink Technology Innovations from Ricoh

Ricoh today announces the development of a new ink technology. This new ink will soon be brought to market as an additional option to current and future clients on the Ricoh Pro™ VC60000 continuous feed inkjet printing platform.

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