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August 16, 2018

Developing a Testing Process for Inkjet Adoption

In the past, when new graphic arts technology has been introduced, the first response has often been, “It will never be good enough to replace ‘X.’” It was said that offset printing would never be good enough to replace letterpress. Web offset would never be good enough to replace sheetfed. Toner-based digital print would never be good enough to replace offset. The introduction of production inkjet was no different.
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August 14, 2018

You Can Do More with Sheet-Fed

Sheet-fed presses have traditionally addressed high image quality requirements, short runs, substrate flexibility, larger format applications such as folder or posters, expanded color gamut, and value-added enhancements. This article discusses the market opportunity for sheet-fed inkjet presses, a range of devices, and opportunities.
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August 14, 2018

Evaluating Inkjet and Finishing

Mark Hunt of Standard Finishing encourages companies evaluating inkjet presses to look at the full process from back to front to ensure compatibility.
August 13, 2018

Test Gloss Carefully

More inkjet presses can now print on offset gloss – but test carefully. The ink may adhere just fine, but gloss stocks can slip more easily (especially roll-fed) so check registration of fine images and rich blacks.
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August 9, 2018

Making Inkjet Accessible – Video

Steve Welkley discusses the approach that Xerox has taken to make production inkjet accessible to a wider range of companies.
August 9, 2018

Zanders: price increase in the US for Zanjet as of September 1, 2018

Bergisch Gladbach/Little Chute WI, 9 August 2018. Due to increased costs for raw materials such as pulp and chemicals as well as for energy, Zanders will increase the price of
August 8, 2018

Crayon Space and Three Attributes of Color

Last week in Color Management as Crayon Space, I posed an impossible task: to arrange crayons in a line according to their color. Color can’t be arranged in a line because it’s three-dimensional. This post will discuss the three dimensions of color: hue angle, lightness value, and chroma/saturation. Again, we’ll play with crayons and some real-life experiments.
August 7, 2018

Inkjet in label printing – part 2

Chris Lynn continues his packaging series with a look at what has held inkjet back in the label market and, by extension, what has caused even slower adoption in the rest of the packaging market – and how these limitations are being overcome.
August 5, 2018

Check the Fine Print

Most aqueous inkjet devices will have plugging and registration issues with rich black text at 9pt or smaller. If you need fine print, test the density of plain K ink and minimize the use of CM&Y. Some OEMs offer high density black.
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August 2, 2018

The Value of “Other” for Inkjet – Video

Marco Boer discusses the components of the “Other” category within I.T. Strategies’ research reports and why they are some of the most valuable pages for inkjet production.
August 1, 2018

ScreenPro Receives InterTech Award for Innovation

Press Release from Global Graphics announcing that they have received the Printing Industries of America InterTech™ Technology Award for Innovation for their ScreenPro™ inkjet technology.
August 1, 2018

Print Providers and Buyers Managing Paper Together

Andy Gordon discusses ways that print providers and their print buying customers can work together to reduce the disruptive impact of paper scarcity. More planning, more testing and more emphasis on strategy can lead to shared success.
July 31, 2018

Managing Color in Crayon Space

John Seymour joins Inkjet Insight for part one of a series discussing color management using crayons as a guide.  Part one poses the challenging of creating a linear organization of a non-linear concept.
July 30, 2018

SCREEN Partners with EFI to Enable Fiery Digital Front End Integration with EQUIOS Workflow

SCREEN Partners with EFI to Enable Fiery Digital Front End Integration with EQUIOS Workflow KYOTO, Japan and FREMONT, California — July 24, 2018 — Screen Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN
July 26, 2018

Your OEM Wants You to Find The Right Paper

Print OEMs need to understand that, for the foreseeable future, they will be judged as much on their paper program as the print technology they offer to the market.
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July 25, 2018

i3logix Inkjet Journey – Video

Steve Wolffis of i3Logix shares his experience with moving from a toner-based web to an inkjet web that doubled their color capacity, improved color quality and reduced costs.
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July 24, 2018

Inkjet in Label Printing – Part 1

Chris Lynn explores the reasons why toner and inkjet account for under 10% of the volume of labels printed last year and why the label sector of the packaging market was the first to adopt digital technologies despite the uphill battle.
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July 19, 2018

Inkjet as Part of a Portfolio – Video

Steve Welkley discusses opportunities for Inkjet as part of an overall production portfolio that takes advantage of the best that each platform has to offer.
July 18, 2018

White Paper: Océ VarioPrint i300 Offers Flexibility and Growth

Production inkjet has been limited in its ability to produce customized jobs on a wide range of substrates due to a predominantly roll-fed approach. Canon’s research and development of sheet-fed inkjet presses has addressed customization and substrate flexibility while bringing the benefits of inkjet printing to an expanded application range.
July 17, 2018

Paper Suppliers and Crisis Communications

My last post, Paper Supply and Strategic Planning, continued our coverage of paper shortage in the U.S. market. This post offers suggestions to mills and paper merchants on how they can help print providers navigate this difficult time.

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