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noelward
noelward
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Joined: 06-29-2015
Location: New Hampshire
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  • All Wrapped Up

    All Wrapped Up

    By Noel Ward, Editor @Large

    Back in the “long strange trip it’s been” days of the Seventies I was riding right seat in a west-bound 18-wheeler, talking with the driver about roads, distances and his life as a trucker. He pointed to a truck streaming east, running well above the speed limit.

    “There. Monfort of Colorado. Fastest trucks on the road.”

    And they were. You could tell the always-immaculate Monfort fleet by the orange and white paint jobs...
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  • Nothing inconsistent here.

    I'm just reporting what several seasoned print pros told me. The CTO was not the first one to tell me he was done buying offset presses. Heard this last year from IJ press owners. And... that some are dumping their (formerly) high-end toner boxes because they don't need them now that they have high-end inkjet.

    Also, IJ press owners agree that for many apps the inkjet press is not as good as offset--but are quick to admit that they have trained...
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  • Speeding the Shift to Inkjet from Offset

    Speeding the Shift to Inkjet from Offset

    By Noel Ward

    The machine is deep blue, maybe 30 feet long, 10 feet high and deep. The owner calls it a variable offset press. It resides in a climate-controlled room, just outside of which an 8-color Speedmaster churns out work at 18,000 sheets per hour. The big blue inkjet press may be far slower, but it is actively taking work from the company’s two offset presses and a pair of full-color toner presses. The CTO of the operation says there is no reason to ever buy another offset...
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