January 18, 2018

Zanders Launches Zanjet Inkjet Coated Paper

Press Release New Zanjet Coated Inkjet Papers for high-speed inkjet Zanders has announced the official launch of Zanjet, a coated inkjet paper available in a Gloss and Silk finish. Paper
January 18, 2018

Peanut Butter and Workflow

A workflow is a workflow whether or not it is automated. Your process for making a peanut butter sandwich can be a workflow. There are lots of different kinds of software that can be used to automate different processes, and those processes can be considered workflows, but that doesn’t make the software “a workflow solution.” Many excellent software vendors throw a wide array of their software solutions into a big bucket called “print workflow automation” and that makes it a very messy fishing expedition for buyers to find a solution for the particular aspect of a print process that they are trying to automate.
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January 17, 2018

Building End-to-End Data Security into Inkjet – White Paper

The issue of data security is so pervasive that it has moved from an IT and boardroom discussion to become the topic of movies and television shows. More than 7 billion records were exposed through breaches in just the first nine months of 2017, a jump of over 300 percent from the prior year. Five of the top breaches in 2017 were among the largest ten breaches of all time.  With over five million records lost or stolen every day, protecting businesses and consumers from data breaches is a top concern among executives in all industries. While there is a tendency to think of data breaches in terms of the web and digital initiatives, security is no less critical for printing operations.
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January 9, 2018

Inks are the Blood – Video

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies joins us again for a deep dive into inkjet ink sets (try saying that five times fast). He gives a clear, concise overview of aqueous
January 8, 2018

The Truth About the Digital Color Evolution

It’s been said of the great artist J.M.W. Turner — renowned for pounding out his own colors to create seemingly incandescent oil paintings — that he “painted with tinted steam.” We haven’t reached that point in high-speed production inkjet, but we’ve come a long way since 2007, when the technology was the realm of transactional printers and used primarily for black-and-white applications. (Sponsored Content)
January 4, 2018

Konica Minolta, Epic Products International Announce Partnership to Promote Digital Inkjet Solutions

Press release from the issuing company January 3, 2018: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announces the partnership with Epic Products International, an Arlington, TX-based designer and
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
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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.

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