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June 22, 2022

Inkjet is Primed for Print Success

Priming is all about asserting control over the ink and trying to limit the disadvantages that result from low viscosity inkjet inks. As a result, primers are developed for each application type and it is often also critical to getting the right application performance, especially adhesion.
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December 3, 2020

The Baltoro Platform Receives its First Upgrade

In November, Xerox announced a few upgrades to the Baltoro inkjet press and a whole slew of new technical terms. Here’s the decoder.
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October 27, 2020

Troubleshooting Hidden Inkjet Color Issues

With inkjet color management, we can see and troubleshoot the obvious things, but sometimes get stumped by inkjet issues hiding just below the surface. This post takes a look at three inkjet color issues that could be hiding in plain sight.
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January 18, 2020

Kao Innovation Day

Kao Chimigraf hosted the first Kao Innovation Day, in Barcelona, that attracted representatives from 22 companies based in 6 countries. The event showcased the Kao Collins X-BAR, and two multi-printhead systems manufactured by Colordyne Technologies. Inkjet inks from Kao Collins were also shown by Kao Chimigraf, the European partner for both companies.
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September 17, 2019

Three Experiments to Try with your Inkjet Press (Part 2)

Experimenting with your inkjet press is something that should be part of your monthly plan. Here is the second of three experiments to help you really get to know your press. The first experiment was about paper. Today we talk about ink volume.
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June 27, 2019

Inkjet Tip of the Week – Use Ink Wisely

Inkjet Tip of the Week – Use Ink Wisely. Using a standard, default profile could be costing you money. When creating custom profiles, be sure to print profiling patch charts with different TAC settings such as 260, 240 and 220,  for high, medium and low ink usage options. Print efficiently and economically based on the customer’s needs, not default settings.
January 6, 2019

The Price of Ink and the Cost of Ink are Different

The price of ink and the cost of ink are different. For some applications, paying for a high-end inkjet ink can reduce drying costs, allow production on lower cost papers and streamline workflows by allowing more work to be produced on the same device. Price per liter and true cost are not the same.
December 11, 2018

Heavy Ink Coverage and Twice the Drying Power

Printing from the first tower allows ink twice as long to dry helping reduce roller build up and print defects in finishing.
October 15, 2018

Total Cost of Paper – TCP

Inkjet Tip of the Week: Understand Total Cost of Paper to compare TCO TCP=Cost per carton weight (delivered) + cost of priming or spot treatment + excess ink usage+ excess drying energy. Papers not formulated for inkjet often use more ink and require additional drying energy. Measure TCP to fully understand TCO – every machine/ink/paper combination is different.
September 8, 2018

Manage Profiles to Manage Ink

Create multiple profiles for the same paper to manage ink use for your client’s range of acceptable color levels. Make the profile name part of your job definition.
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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

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