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March 16, 2023

Navigating Industrial Inkjet Development

An introduction into the many factors and technologies to be brought together to achieve a custom inkjet solution
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March 14, 2023

Don’t let good business go bad

This episode of the “things to do better” series looks at the joys of customer onboarding and maintenance and why it’s so hard to get development estimates.
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May 24, 2022

RFP Checklist – Software Requirements

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.
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January 5, 2022

Wild Workflow Learnings of 2021

During 2021 we have seen interest in workflow automation grow from several directions.
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November 3, 2021

Solving Haunted Workflows – Part 2

A belated but still spooky mystery solved – Pat McGrew and her mystery machine meddle to solve your haunted workflows.
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October 13, 2021

Solving Haunted Workflows – Part 1

Catch incorrect specifications before they become a major issue in your workflow – Pat McGrew tells us how.
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July 20, 2021

Rightsizing Resources: People, Processes, Technologies

Efficiency happens when people are working effectively, processes are as automated as possible, and the right technology is applied to each task and touchpoint.
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April 13, 2021

Inkjet Ganging and Imposition Explained – Replay

Inkjet Ganging and Imposition Explained will help you learn about the tools available, why the matter and how they can help your business grow. Join Pat McGrew and Elizabeth Gooding Tuesday April 13 at 1 p.m. ET
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January 27, 2021

Understanding Ink Estimating – Inkjet Explainers

Register (free) to view the January 26 webinar on ink estimating with AM Solutions, Data Reprographics and Inkjet Insight.
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January 27, 2021

What are Inkjet Forecasts Trying to Say?

Pat McGrew talks about considering who research was written for, who wrote it and how not to get ripped off.
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December 9, 2020

Kodak Announces Expanded Collaboration with Microsoft to Provide Advanced Business Solutions for the Printing Industry

Kodak announces the launch of the revolutionary KODAK PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions. Kodak has collaborated with leading software providers including Microsoft, PrintVis and VPress to create one of the first and only comprehensive software solutions for all applications and printers of any size.
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December 2, 2020

Design or Composition: What Creates Your Files?

You can’t tell your customers how to create their files, but if you can find out what tools were used to create them you can evaluate the files to ensure that they will print as expected.
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October 7, 2020

Ganging & Nesting – The Efficiency Puzzle!

Grouping and nesting jobs can drive tremendous efficiencies in an inkjet environment. Pat McGrew explains best practices and where to look for solutions.
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August 4, 2020

Cool Tools 2: Creating Cross-Channel Color Schemes

Being efficient is what digital communication is all about. Helping save time and energy when designing for different media is an industry requirement that can be achieved through knowledge as well as finding cool apps and gadgets for designers.
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July 29, 2020

No Automation? Rules for Managing Manual Workflows

If end-to-end automation is not for you at this time, what can you do to optimize your efficiency? You can still look at the path of work through your shop and make a note of each stop it makes.
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July 7, 2020

Software Essentials for Inkjet Printing!

Consider that that every business has at least two workflow environments: a business workflow and a production workflow. In both types, there can be a distinct advantage to automation, especially in fast-paced inkjet printing environments. But, automation can mean many different things, so here is a quick guide to looking at automation for your environment.
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October 4, 2019

Solimar Systems Announces ReadyPDF Module

Solimar Systems announced the addition of a new module,  ReadyPDF™, to their existing robust suite of variable data document processing tools. This tool is very relevant in a production inkjet environment. Print organizations who accept large variable text and image files commonly find that improperly prepared PDF files can process slowly, choke, or error out, slowing overall production because of file element and structure issues within the PDF
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March 12, 2019

Accept Your Workflow Limits

Few companies have embraced the concept that production workflow in a competitive organization is something that needs to be continuously improved. Only when we understand and accept the limits of our workflow can we be cognizant of ways to improve it.
February 21, 2019

Canon Solutions America Introduces Book Smart Suite

Canon Solutions America’s Book Smart announcement highlights the maturation of the company’s solutions for complex book production requirements on a range of technologies, from sheet-fed to continuous feed, Canon’s PRISMAprepare and PRISMAproduction controllers, Canon equipment or competitors, to a broad range of finishing capabilities.
January 18, 2018

Peanut Butter and Workflow

A workflow is a workflow whether or not it is automated. Your process for making a peanut butter sandwich can be a workflow. There are lots of different kinds of software that can be used to automate different processes, and those processes can be considered workflows, but that doesn’t make the software “a workflow solution.” Many excellent software vendors throw a wide array of their software solutions into a big bucket called “print workflow automation” and that makes it a very messy fishing expedition for buyers to find a solution for the particular aspect of a print process that they are trying to automate.

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