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On-demand inkjet printing system

Jan 12, 2004 12:00 AM, AP staff

Domino's On-demand inkjet printing system

DIGITAL WIDE FORMAT: A GROWTH OPPORTUNITY

Feb 1, 2003 12:00 AM, BY JILL ROTH Special projects editor | jroth@primediabusiness.com

In an attempt to better understand and define the markets for digital color wide-format (24 inches and above), the Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) (Alexandria, VA) undertook a study and analysis of this opportunity. The information contained in Study and Analysis of Digital Color Wide Format is the basis for this article. A LOOK AT TECHNOLOGY The wide-format market has been on a

Imposition proofing

Jul 1, 2002 12:00 AM, BY HAL HINDERLITER President of Hinderliter Consulting & Creative Services (San Luis Obispo, CA), a

The imposition process has become much more predictable in the past decade. It was once a procedure performed painstakingly by hand; the image assembler and his or her folding dummy, however, have since been eclipsed by the widespread adoption of digital workflows, digital imposition software and large-format output devices. Even with these improvements, mistakes can still occur. Advertisements may

INKJET PRINTING: NOT A THREAT, BUT A REPLACEMENT?

Jun 1, 2002 12:00 AM,

Because it is still a young technology incapable of matching the speed, quality and cost of traditional offset printing, inkjet printing will have minimal impact on general commercial printing products in the next five years, according to digital-printing consultancy I.T. Strategies (Hanover, MA). Inkjet printing has instead carved out new opportunities because of its ability to achieve very short

Do you want dots with that digital proof?

Apr 1, 2002 12:00 AM, BY HAL HINDERLITER President of Hinderliter Consulting & Creative Services | hal@halhinderliter.com

A few years ago, prepress managers and pressroom supervisors chorused Where's the dot? when confronted with stochastically screened inkjet proofs. Today, conventional wisdom would have us believe that dots are no longer necessary in a digital proof. Nonetheless, some are reluctant to part with the direct correlation between dots on a proof and dots on the press sheet. Indeed, as the price of established

Wide-format printing comes of age

Jan 1, 2002 12:00 AM, BY MARIE ALONSO Editorial director, PrintWriter.com | APeditor@primediabusiness.com

As we approach Ipex 2002, wide-format printing is coming of age. Interest in and implementation of wide-format printing is clearly on the rise, if recent vendor activity is any indication. Shortly after Print 01, Oc N.V. (Venlo, Netherlands) announced its acquisition of Gretag's Professional Imaging Division (Costa Mesa, CA), which develops, produces and sells products for the wide-format display

REPORT: WIDE-FORMAT PRINTER SALES DOUBLED IN 2000

Jul 1, 2001 12:00 AM,

Unit sales of wide-format printers grew more than 50 percent in 2000, reports I.T. Strategies (Hanover, MA). Sales of wide-format printers in the corporate market (in-house graphics, ad agencies, etc.) more than doubled, indicating a growing market opportunity for 24-inch units from Epson, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and others. I.T. Strategies sees the business-to-consumer market as an untapped market opportunity.

DIGITAL CONTRACT PROOFING: GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Jun 1, 2001 12:00 AM,

Choices include thermal laser, inkjet and dye sub One graphic arts expert describes proofing as a tug-of-war between client and printer. The customer is comparing the proofs against the original asking for the most faithful color rendition possible, explains Hal Hinderliter, author of The GATF Guide to Desktop Publishing. Unfortunately, the color gamut and tonal range of a slide or real life are beyond

Inkjet developments

May 1, 2001 12:00 AM,

Demand for digital inks, primarily inkjet formulations, is forecast to advance 10.6 percent yearly to $290 million in 2004, driven by rapid growth in the use of computer printers. Increases also reflect a trend toward shorter run lengths in applications ranging from commercial printing of inserts and direct mailings to the printing of specialized designs for the textile industry. Even faster market

PROS AND CONS OF DIGITAL PROOFING

Jan 1, 2001 12:00 AM, AMERICAN PRINTER STAFF

Forty-three percent of customers have unrealistic expectations about the benefits of contract-quality digital proofing, according to respondents of a digital proofing study by GATF (Sewickley, PA). Of those customers, 83 percent had unrealistic expectations about the technology reducing proof price, and 42 percent about the reduction of turnaround times.GATF's Digital Proofing Study, Part VI documents

DOUBLE-SIDED PROOFING

Jan 1, 2001 12:00 AM, AMERICAN PRINTER STAFF

Tekgraf, Inc. announces the SpinJet 1000 double-sided imposition proofing system from TechSage. It is an automated add-on solution for the Hewlett-Packard (HP) DesignJet 1050C and 1055CM large-format printers. The SpinJet 1000 system captures the roll-fed and cut front page from the printer and reloads the cut sheet for printing on the reverse side. Used in combination with the HP DesignJet, it enables

EVALUATING DIGITAL PROOFERS

Dec 1, 2000 12:00 AM, AMERICAN PRINTER STAFF

The digital proofing system you choose will depend on the following factors, according to Larry Warter, associate director, new business development, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., who spoke at the Research & Engineering Council Critical Trends Breakfast during Graph Expo:1. Workflow. Will you be using the proofing system to output a concept, contact or contract proof?2. Engine and media. "The engine

confidence inkjet

Sep 1, 2000 12:00 AM, AMERICAN PRINTER STAFF

There is no reason for the print seller not to approach the president or owner directly - doing so is often just a matter of confidenceE-COMMERCE OPTIONSWith more than 100 dot-com companies currently clamoring for printers' attention, and more announced daily, the e-commerce noise has become almost deafening. Frank Romano, chair of the Rochster Institute of Technology School of Printing, identified

DESPERATELY SEEKING PERFECT PROOFS

May 1, 2000 12:00 AM, Brian P. Lawler

When a printer spends $2,599,950 on a new press, he or she expects perfection in the printing produced by that machine.When a printer spends $259.95 for an inkjet printer, he or she expects nothing less than the same perfection and-by extension-that the sub-$300 printer should easily make a proof that equals the quality of the more valuable press.A few years ago, we would have found the same printer

WIDE FORMAT: A LARGE OPPORTUNITY

Aug 1, 1998 12:00 AM, Chrystal O'Hanlon

What's making a big impact around the world and potentially worth billions of dollars? No, it's not Titanic or any other recent cinematic blockbusters. It's wide-format printing, the versatile printing technology poised for explosive growth in coming years.According to Boston-based graphic arts consulting firm I.T. Strategies, the worldwide printing market will be worth close to $20 billion by the

Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Paper Waste/Spoilage

May 1, 1998 12:00 AM, Katherine O'Brien

How can web offset printers reduce their paper expenses? We asked press manufacturers, industry consultants and plant supervisors to share their ideas. Before we present the 10 best ideas, however, we'd like to clarify the difference between paper waste and spoilage."Waste is the amount of paper that doesn't end up as saleable product, but is a necessary part of the manufacturing process," explains

Low-cast color proofs

Nov 1, 1995 12:00 AM,

Falcon Industries (Golden Valley, MN) anticipates that its new Talon One proofing system will be ready for volume shipping by December 1995. Successful beta testing has been performed at customer sites during the past few months. Company president Michael Ryan, who spent 23 years with Kodak (15 of those in color proofing prior to starting Falcon Industries), believes the market is ready for a high-quality