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 QuizMarch 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.
Careful Consideration of Anilox Pre-Coating Systems for InkjetOctober 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
What Inkjet Specifications Can Tell YouOctober 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.
RFP Checklist – Software RequirementsMay 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.
RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and Cutting to the ChaseMay 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.
RFP Checklist: Production Inkjet RequirementsMarch 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.
- Hardware and Software
- Financial Considerations
- Planning and Testing
- Professional Services and Maintenance