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Paper and Ink Developments Broaden Inkjet’s Appeal

Posted by Lois Ritarossi on Sep 13, 2016 1:59:57 PM

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Inkjet Advancements Exhibited at Drupa

The biggest print show in the world, Drupa, recently concluded in Düsseldorf, Germany. The theme of the show could not be mistaken. It was inkjet. More precisely, Drupa highlighted industry developments that are hastening, and widening, the migration of offset printed materials to digital inkjet technology. Show exhibitors demonstrated innovative products and processes, including printing equipment, finishing, and software. The most enabling changes are happening in ink andDrupa_Display paper which are driving large scale inkjet migration from both cut-sheet and web-fed offset devices, as well as cut-sheet and continuous feed toner devices. 

Paper and ink improvements are making it possible to produce applications many believed would never move from offset:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Direct mail

Inkjet now has the speed, quality and flexibility, often with a significant ROI, to migrate print from other platforms. A wider choice of inkjet-compatible paper stocks allows printing companies to realize a quicker return on their investment in new presses. 

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