January 2, 2018

Welcome to 2018 – Time Flies as Inkjet Accelerates

Suddenly, it’s a new year. It’s been coming on steadily for 365 days and then “time” happened over night. Those are the tricks that time plays. Many people who had
December 14, 2017

Inkjet Summit – Now Accepting Applications for 2018

Release from Issuing Company The sixth annual Inkjet Summit will be held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., April 9-11, 2018. The Inkjet Summit is an invitation-only,
December 12, 2017

Transactional Images Looking a Bit Ragged?

Traditional transaction documents are turning into “transitional” documents with more personalization, graphics and color. Unfortunately, some of those transactional images are looking a bit ragged.  I’ve started counting the number
December 12, 2017

Inkjet Insight Adds Tools for Inkjet Related Software Procurement

Software Finder Underscores Critical Importance of Software to Production Inkjet Efficiency Inkjet Insight announces the expansion of their series of Finder apps to include inkjet related software. Software Finder is
December 8, 2017

Skew the Gamut

Mary Schilling recently wrote about different approaches to matching Pantone colors on production inkjet. We got an interesting note from one of our UK readers, David Albin, who suggested that forcing
December 6, 2017

Can You Print This Pantone Color with Production Inkjet?

“Can You Print This Pantone Color with Inkjet?” This is a question we hear over and over. Not just from customers, but from customer representatives, designers and sales people. And
November 30, 2017

West Linn Inkjet Papers – Going Not Gone

A Good Inkjet Paper Is Hard to Find. Get It While It Lasts. West Linn paper mill will be shutting its doors at the end of 2017. The industry loses
November 28, 2017

Inkjet Insight Adds Free Tools for Inkjet Equipment and Paper Evaluation

Inkjet Insight announces free tools for inkjet device and paper evaluation. The production inkjet market is evolving at an astonishing rate providing opportunities for print organizations to enter new markets and improve operating margins. With more companies entering the market and new higher quality options from existing suppliers, buyers are challenged to identify all of the inkjet options that meet their needs.
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November 28, 2017

How HP PageWide Industrial was Formed – Video

David Murphy, Worldwide Marketing Director for HP PageWide Industrial Division talks about the strategy and integration that led to the rebranding of HP’s print operations and how this positions them
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November 20, 2017

What’s the Best Drying Option? – Video

We asked Mike Herold, Director of Global Marketing for Ricoh Inkjet Solutions, “how can customers figure out the best drying option for their application?” Mike gave a succinct overview of Ricoh’s approach to tailoring drying technology on their various devices and a nice breakdown of how different drying options work.
November 16, 2017

How Media Affects Perceived Resolution

Print manufacturers include print resolution in their machine specs. It is usually shown as dots per inch (DPI) e.g. 600 x 600 or 1200 x 1200, but you may also see different amounts for the process and cross process directions e.g.  600 x 480, particularly with high speed continuous devices.
November 13, 2017

Inkjet Economics – Operating Costs – Part 2 of 3

When looking at a big ticket item like a production inkjet device, the one with the lowest price may seem like the best choice. The cost of the machine is the big number (the race car) that will play the smallest role in total cost of ownership. It’s the operating costs that can make or break your return on investment.
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November 10, 2017

Marco Boer – Apples, Oranges & Inkjet Specs – Video

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies discusses specifications that actually tell you something about inkjet print quality – so, yes to gray levels and not-so-much on DPI and number of nozzles.
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November 9, 2017

Not-So-Simple Discussion of Inkjet Economics – Part 1 of 3

Part 1 of a 3 part series on inkjet economics. Part 1 begins with guidance on creating good assumptions for the basis of your inkjet evaluation.
November 8, 2017

New Ricoh Pro V20000 series CF inkjet platform

Ricoh Announces Launch of Compact High Speed Inkjet Platform Press release from the issuing company London – Print services providers can produce profitably a wide range of applications from transactional print
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November 6, 2017

David Murphy on Inkjet Printed Magazines and Catalogs – Video

We asked David Murphy, Worldwide Marketing Director for HP PageWide Industrial Division to share his thoughts on market readiness for inkjet printed magazines and catalogs. He gave us some interesting
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November 2, 2017

Canon Production Inkjet Print Head Strategy – Video

Crit Driessen, Vice President Strategy and Alliances, Océ Printing Systems discusses Canon’s print head strategy for enhancing print resolution and overall print quality while managing ink costs in production. Sponsored Content
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October 31, 2017

The Importance of Inkjet Coatings and Fluids – Video

We asked Mike Herold, Director Global Marketing, Production Inkjet Technologies at RICOH to share his insight on how the company is approaching investments in inks, coatings and fluids and what
October 30, 2017

Careful Consideration of Anilox Pre-Coating Systems for Inkjet

Anilox coating systems apply a precisely measured and consistent level of coating to a printed surface. The process uses an anilox roll, which is a hard cylinder with metal core
October 20, 2017

Inkjet for Direct Marketing Print– What Matters?

The market for direct marketing print is a good news – bad news story. Bad news: according to the Direct Marketing Association and the USPS, the volume of direct mail

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