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In A League All Its Own | J Press 750S

IN IT'S FIRST YEAR, THE J PRESS 750S ACHIEVED DIGITAL PRESS AND ISO/ PAS 15339 MASTER ELITE LEVEL CERTIFICATIONS FROM IDEALLIANCE AND 2019 DIGITAL PRESS OF THE YEAR FROM SGIA TALK ABOUT RAREFIED AIR. How’s this for achievements? Fujifilm’s J Press 750S recently obtained Idealliance’s Digital Press Certification and ISO/PAS 15339 System Certification. And if that was not enough, the inkjet press raised the bar by earning Master Elite status, [...]

November 27th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on In A League All Its Own | J Press 750S

Q&A: Inside Today’s Selling Environment From Those Who Live It

Every day is a new day when it comes to sales. In a commercial print landscape that is ever-evolving, today’s sales professional must be able to adapt. But how do today’s print shops keep their front line salespeople sharp, armed with information and ready to serve? To get a feel for the ins and outs of the game, we sat down with a handful of the industry’s leading sales pros. [...]

November 27th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Q&A: Inside Today’s Selling Environment From Those Who Live It

How Industry Advocates Are Making A Difference

It is designed to be a week like no other. This fall, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Printing Industries of America (PIA) is organized “Print Powers America Week,” the first initiative that encourages companies throughout the supply chain to join in a unifying effort to go all in for print. The campaign is asking companies to host an elected official on a facility tour, promote the positive aspects of the industry on social media and to engage employees [...]

November 27th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Industry Advocates Are Making A Difference

Pulse-Point: How Impulse Graphics Expanded Its Client Base

TALENT AND TECHNOLOGY. The secret to any company’s successful business strategy lands squarely in the heart of finding the perfect balance of that combination. If you can surround yourself with the best people and the latest, most effective ways of doing business, you win. Alex Cachia believes this. As president of Impulse Graphic & Display Solutions, he lives it every day. The Mississauga, Ontario-based provider of in-store retail signage and [...]

November 7th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pulse-Point: How Impulse Graphics Expanded Its Client Base

Stouse: Screen Printing Star [Partner Story]

PUTTING CUSTOMERS’ REPUTATIONS FIRST. If there is an edict that the Stouse team follows on a day-to-day basis, it is about looking out for their distributors. They know resellers are handing them more than just a job, they are handing them their reputation. The philosophy of treating people as business partners, not transactions, is one of the three tenets that has help fashion the success of the wholesale trade printer. [...]

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Meet Consistently Perfect Color Management | ColorPath SYNC

When it comes to color, accuracy matters. That’s why more and more printers are turning to Fujifilm’s ColorPath® SYNC™ Brand Color Optimizer™ to get it right—the first time. One of the most accurate solutions on the market, ColorPath SYNC helps you quickly determine if the desired brand color is accurate and in or out of gamut for a particular print condition. And when it comes to meeting your customer’s expectations—and [...]

October 28th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meet Consistently Perfect Color Management | ColorPath SYNC

Word On The Street

In its "Expert Outlook 2019: Find Balance" report, global ethnographical market research firm Canvas8 set out to find out what was on the ever-shifting mind of today's consumer. The body of work, which drew insights from 42 experts in specialties ranging from shopping, health, technology, entertainment, money, careers and citizenship, ended up establishing a blueprint of the strategies brand owners can embrace. One of the more striking revelations was that consumers [...]

October 28th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Word On The Street

The Extra Mile: Why Doing More For Customers Matters

Peloton used to have a recurring customer engagement issue. The high-end stationary bike maker's products were delivered by a third party vendor that did not embrace any of Peloton's customer-centric values. In the customer feedback data that Peloton pored over, the insight was invaluable: "I don't like Peloton because I had a bad delivery experience." "I'm not going to recommend Peloton to my friends." The criticism struck a nerve with [...]

August 14th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Extra Mile: Why Doing More For Customers Matters

GAME ON: Printers Talk What’s Driving Today’s Competitive Landscape

No matter what story you are telling, print is always in the mix. In a time when visual marketing is key to engaging with people and brands everywhere, the companies winning at the game know how to make print a tangible part of the experience. We sat down with a handful of industry printers to get their thoughts on the market, what is hot and where things are heading. Our [...]

July 30th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on GAME ON: Printers Talk What’s Driving Today’s Competitive Landscape

Welcome to the Xtended Family

THERE IS A NEW KID IN TOWN. The OnsetX HS, the latest addition to the OnsetX printer series, offers increased print productivity, greater automation and reduced operator intervention, resulting in a significantly more productive printer. The OnsetX HS’s presence is driven by three main attributes: quality, productivity and price. On the quality side, for our core customer base, the 14 picoliter FUJIFILM Dimatix QS14 printheads offer the “sweet-spot” in print [...]

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Easily Integrate Into An Existing Printing Process: Samba Printbar Systems

If you are looking to take your commercial print process to the next level, you need a strategy. Here’s a good place to start. The Samba® PS4300 by FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is a compact printbar system designed to be easily integrated into most existing print equipment or manufacturing processes. The move will add variable inkjet imprinting capabilities with unsurpassed print quality at revolutionary speeds and industry-leading reliability. [...]

July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Easily Integrate Into An Existing Printing Process: Samba Printbar Systems

The Wright Stuff: First J Press 750S Install in the US

Omaha Printer Lands First U.S. Install of Fujifilm's New J Press 750S In today's competitive landscape, one of the secrets to sustainability is being able to deliver what your clients expect, when they want it. This is the kind of promise that Mark Wright and his team at Wright Printing stand behind with every job. And for a company that has posted double-digit growth over the past two years, the [...]

July 18th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog, J Press, J Press 750|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Wright Stuff: First J Press 750S Install in the US

MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS: How Printers Continue to Redefine

The print industry is changing. Not really a news flash, right? But here's the thing about change. It can be a daunting task. Today's printers, many of which continue to sift through the ever-shifting dynamics of technology and customer behaviors, have come to accept that you must, forgive the honesty here, adapt or die. When the topic of change comes up with Thanh Nguyen, he likes to repeat an old [...]

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Inklings Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS: How Printers Continue to Redefine

Why the Acuity LED 40 Series is Worth a Look

A variety of productive print modes. Light and white ink options. An LED UV curing system. The benefits of Fujifilm's new Acuity LED 40 Series are many. And if those qualities are not enough to catch the eye of today's print service providers looking for innovative solutions for customers in the sign and display graphics industry, there is much more. For starters, the mid-volume UV LED flatbed printer can output [...]

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Acuity, Inklings Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why the Acuity LED 40 Series is Worth a Look

California’s Proposition 65 New Warning Requirements . . . it’s a SIGN

Many of us in the printing industry print unique signs and labels.   The reason for signs and labels is to educate and inform. Effective August 30, 2018, the state of California amended a measure adopted by voters in 1986.  Designated as Proposition 65 on the ballot, the actual title is “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.” To be compliant to this law, California requires business owners in California and [...]

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