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February 29, 2024

Making Inkjet Go Fast(er) – Part 2

This article discusses the remaining levers and the different challenges faced when developing sheet-fed presses. To gain insight on the complex development challenges OEMs face, I spoke to experts from Canon, Kodak, Kyocera Document Solutions, and Ricoh.
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February 22, 2024

We love fast inkjet – part 1

OEMs have a lot of decisions do make when driving more speed from presses. Let’s break it down with a little help from the experts.
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January 18, 2024

Winter Roundup – November-December 2023 Inkjet Installations

This report includes a few presses installed earlier this year, but not publicly announced until recently and at least one that may have been installed late in 2022
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December 14, 2023

What is “Production Inkjet” Today?

This features the latest production inkjet models serving the document-oriented, production inkjet segment. We cover 2023 press introductions and products announced previously that became commercially available this year.
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November 9, 2023

Autumn Roundup – September-October 2023 Inkjet Installations

Our latest report shows 46 presses from 18 different OEMs installed at 39 companies.
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October 18, 2023

Canon teases aqueous label and production presses

Dive into the background and timing of two presses using Canon thermal printheads: a new label press, the LabelStream LS2000; and a production printer, the VarioPrint iX1700.
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October 12, 2023

Canon Announces Expansion of its Series of Highly Successful B3 Sheetfed Inkjet Presses with the varioPRINT iX1700

Press release from the issuing company Release date: October 12, 2023 Canon, a leader in production inkjet presses, today announces a technology preview of the Canon varioPRINT iX1700, a new
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October 12, 2023

Canon Announces the Expansion of its Label Printing Portfolio with New LabelStream LS2000

Press release from the issuing company Release date: October 12, 2023 Today, Canon announces a technology preview of the Canon LabelStream LS2000, a new 40m/min inkjet label press, at Canon
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October 5, 2023

Italian printer PrintSprint rises to technological and economic challenges

A small, yet diversified printing company makes strategic investments that drive growth and insulation from risk.


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September 26, 2023

Kevin Roman on the evolution of professional services needs

What kinds of services do inkjet customers need before and after selecting a press?
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September 19, 2023

Summer Roundup – July/August 2023 Inkjet Installations

24 more inkjet installations to report for 2023. Lots of packaging and books this time.
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September 13, 2023

The Realities of Generative AI in the Printing Industry Today

A free, practical guide to the most realistic applications of generative artificial intelligence tools for printing organizations.
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August 31, 2023

Inkjet Shopping Guide – Label Presses – Part 3: Hybrid

Primarily in the high end of the market are found hybrid inkjet / analogue presses that can provide economic and productivity benefit over either stand-alone technology in the right scenario.
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August 17, 2023

2023 Mid-Year Inkjet Installation Roundup

Between January and June 2023, we verified 58 press installations at 55 companies. While the trend we had been seeing for press formats was sheet-fed edging out roll-fed, over the first 6 months of 2023 we found a few more roll-fed than sheet-fed presses to report.
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August 8, 2023

Eric Chung on the Canon ProStream 3000

A look at the productivity and efficiency enhancements in the ProStream 3000.
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August 2, 2023

The Production Inkjet Evolution: Canon Production Cut-Sheet Inkjet

In 2011, I began a series that looked at the then-current production inkjet vendor product offerings, and over the years continued to look at how they were being, or could be, used. In this article, I look at Canon cut-sheet production inkjet.
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July 12, 2023

June 2023 Inkjet Installation Roundup

The report for this month includes 18 presses at 18 companies and the word of the month is LABELS! One third of the reported installations were roll-fed label presses and some companies made notable additions to existing inkjet fleet.
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June 8, 2023

Nahan’s Decade of Inkjet-Driven Evolution

Minnesota-based Nahan shares their 10 year journey from traditional catalog and direct mail printer to digital inkjet marketing powerhouse.
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May 17, 2023

April 2023 Inkjet Installation Roundup

We have 19, quite varied, press installs at 19 companies to talk about for April. Companies investing in inkjet include 9 in the United States, 7 in the European Union and 1 each in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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April 25, 2023

Inline Quality Control for Inkjet

High end inkjet printers are increasingly addressing commercial print and high-end mailing markets, where print quality and consistency are paramount. Inline quality control systems can assure high print quality and additionally provide a quicker start-up and fewer manual interventions.

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