RFP Checklists


Request for Proposal Checklists cover key factors to consider when constructing an RFP or preparing to evaluate competing bids. Checklists are added or updated monthly based on the continuing evolution of inkjet technology and release of new capabilities.


Inkjet Print Head Pop Quiz

March 21, 2018
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. Read More

Careful Consideration of Anilox Pre-Coating Systems for Inkjet

October 30, 2017
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
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What Inkjet Specifications Can Tell You

October 10, 2017
…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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RFP Checklist – Software Requirements

May 24, 2017
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. Read More

RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and Cutting to the Chase

May 1, 2017
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. Read More

RFP Checklist: Production Inkjet Requirements

March 20, 2017
Before you can effectively research your production inkjet options, you need to consider the features that are most important. That, of course, is dependent on the volumes you need to support, the types of applications those volumes represent and whether those volumes are existing business that needs to be transitioned or new business for your organization. Read More

Topics include:

  • Hardware and Software
  • Financial Considerations
  • Planning and Testing
  • Professional Services and Maintenance