October 17, 2017

West Linn Paper Company Ceasing Operations

We are sad to report this news from West Linn Paper.  In addition to many fine people losing their jobs, the industry loses some of the best running book and thin
October 10, 2017

What Inkjet Specifications Can Tell You

…and what they can’t. I posted an open letter to inkjet OEMs last week and got some feedback on the specifications people find most important when comparing production inkjet technology.
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October 4, 2017

Marco Boer on Inkjet Print Head Technologies – Video

Insights from Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies on the major types of production print head technologies, how they work and their application to different business models. &nbsp . . .
September 22, 2017

HP Announces Performance HDK Mode

Press Release – HP Inc. announced new print performance technology for HP PageWide Web Presses, setting new industry benchmarks for quality, productivity and color. For HP PageWide Web Presses, Performance HDK
September 22, 2017

Canon Announces iQuarius Performance Inks for Q1 2018

Press Release: Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced its latest Océ VarioPrint i-series technology enhancement, which is poised to redefine inkjet expectations by empowering customers to print high-quality graphic arts applications with a large
September 19, 2017

Action at a Distance: Inkjet’s Original Sin

Guest Contributor: Chris Lynn, Hillam Technology Partners, LLC Inkjet printing is action at a distance. A convulsion of the piezo or a belch in the silicon chamber causes a droplet
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September 11, 2017

Memjet DuraLink Video Overview

Memjet announced their DuraLink technology platform in August, and provided this video overview. DuraLink combines long-life printheads, pigment ink and flexible modules to give OEM partners a fast, easy way to
September 6, 2017

Announcing Inkjet Device Finder

Inkjet Insight LLC (September 6, 2017) – Inkjet Insight announces the launch of Device Finder, a searchable library of high-speed production inkjet specifications. Device Finder is the latest addition to
August 28, 2017

Components of Inkjet Print Quality

What determines production inkjet print quality? This is a complex question which can’t be answered by simply looking at the published spec sheet for a device. Many OEM’s tout higher
August 19, 2017

Appleton Coated Files State Petition for Receivership

Editors note: Appleton Coated will continue operate during the transition and will have a focus on products for high-speed digital inkjet printing, one of the few growth segments in printing. We
August 13, 2017

Memjet Announces DuraLink Inkjet Technology Platform

Press Release: Memjet transformed the printing industry when it released its first inkjet technology 10 years ago. Today, Memjet announces the release of an additional inkjet technology platform called DuraLink.
August 10, 2017

Transaction, Transpromo, Transitional Printing – What Matters?

Transaction print, transpromo and transitional print are all ways of talking about segments of the production print market that produce statements, invoices, letters, notices and other important customer communications. The
August 1, 2017

Inkjet Book Printing – What Matters?

Discussion of the key performance indicators (KPIs) and segment definitions that matter when evaluating equipment for inkjet book printing.
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July 17, 2017

Understanding the Gray Areas of Inkjet – Grayscale

Often people discuss inkjet print quality in terms of dots per inch and the number of colors available, but this is just a small slice of what goes into the discussion of print quality. To get at the heart of quality in the age of ever smaller print heads with more densely packed nozzles, we need to look at the gray areas. Join us for a discussion of grayscale.
June 1, 2017

Understanding Linearization

The key to print quality and color management is controlling the migration of the ink into the paper. The size of the drops jetted along with the pattern which forms upon contact
May 24, 2017

RFP Checklist – Software Requirements

Software requirements are critical to getting the most out of an inkjet solution. We recommend doing a thorough SW analysis before investing in hardware. Premium members can access the Inkjet Insight Software Requirements Worksheet here.
May 3, 2017

Proper Packaging of Design Files

Design files can be pretty complex. A typical file could contain hundreds or thousands of detailed elements such as font families, lines, vignettes plus drawn and linked elements such as logos and photos. These may be created in multiple formats housing extremely detailed dither and color data. Designers sometimes go to painstaking detail to create a particular effect.
May 1, 2017

Setting Paper Evaluation Requirements

Before you start any paper trials, know what you’re finished product goals will be and design your trial around them. Paper evaluation needs to consider a broad array of issues beyond compatibility with a specific device. If you don’t consider the big picture, you can waste a lot of time testing papers or miss out on opportunities to save money and improve quality.
May 1, 2017

RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and Cutting to the Chase

An in-house print operation at a large insurance organization may have very different requirements for soliciting bids for large equipment purchases than a privately-held, mid-sized printing firm.
April 27, 2017

Understanding the TAPPI Roll Identifier

TAPPI is the technical arm of the American Pulp and Paper Association. They are an ANSI-Certified Standards development organization, and one of the standards that they have developed is the

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