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August 23, 2022

How RICOH enhanced the Pro VC 70000 – video

Elizabeth Gooding interviews Mike Herold about the introduction of the enhanced version of the RICOH Pro VC 70000. Why was pretreatment added? How does it work? Can customers upgrade? What does it cost? What’s the lead time? Will the current model continue to be supported?
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June 29, 2022

Inkjet Printing with Eyes Wide Open

Having quality issues? Sometimes printheads aren’t the problem. Here are tips for diagnosing common problems before they cost you money.
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June 7, 2022

Michelman’s Gianluigi Rankin Talks About the World of Inkjet Priming and Coating

We had the opportunity to catch up with Gianluigi Rankin, Manager Global Marketing with Michelman to talk about the opportunities and complexities of developing inkjet compatible primers and coatings that help open up new markets.
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April 26, 2022

Replay: Understanding Priming and Post-Coating for Inkjet

With severe challenges in getting substrates to print on, it’s never been more important to understand how priming and coatings for inkjet contribute to substrate compatibility, color vitality, print quality, durability, flexibility and cost efficiency. There are many options for the application of these important fluids as well as variations in chemistry to drive performance and compatibility with different inks and substrates.
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April 19, 2022

Primers Provide the Foundation for Inkjet Success

As inkjet continues to grow, how can OEMs accelerate the learning curve for their customers, ensure quality prints, boost ROI, and accelerate adoption of inkjet in new applications?
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December 14, 2020

Inkjet and Media Compatibility Explained – Webinar

View a webinar discussion of inkjet and media compatibility suitable for first time inkjet buyers, or companies looking to educate their sales force or customers more effectively. This session is the first of an inkjet fundamentals series on Inkjet Insight.
January 29, 2020

Profiling with Primers and Coatings

In the previous post How to Make an Inkjet Sandwich I talked about the potential different ways that ink can react to a substrate when used in combination with other fluids such as primers or post-coatings. Those interactions make it critical to optimize all the fluids for your entire process, prior to linearization and profiling, to avoid print defects such as color to color bleed and coalescence.
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May 15, 2018

Pigment Ink and Creme Brûlée

As inkjet moves into applications with high ink coverage and quality demands, users can run into some hard to diagnose problems. If you only focus on the paper and the print heads when trying to diagnose print quality issues, you could struggle for a long time looking in the wrong places.

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