I caught up with Eric Weisner, General Manager of HP PageWide Industrial Division to talk about the drying options HP offers with their production inkjet line-up and why drying is so important. He took the opportunity to underscore a point about the solvent related material that goes into the air when some aqueous ink dried that he made previously when discussing the merits of thermal print heads. He discusses different drying configurations and the speed, coverage and cost trade-offs to consider.
In a previous article, we heard from Mike Herold, Director of Global Marketing for Ricoh Inkjet Solutions on Ricoh’s drying strategy. Mike gave a few more details on the various types of drying technology – but there’s a consistent message on the importance of looking at the drying configuration that is the best fit for what you are trying to accomplish with inkjet.
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