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    Looking for resources for new salesperson

    Years ago, The Quad Graphics sales training process would start with working in: the bindery, pre-press, ink lab, photo, and actually working on press. If you had actually worked in the plant, it made you confident and knowledgeable about selling the product. It was also a team sales process...
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    Inkjet Options

    I like Xerox -- Wide, fast, high res 1200 dpi and easy to integrate. They are new to the market, but match better with commercial print applications.
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    Short Run Carton Packaging Production & Printing

    Depending on budgets -- I have seen some very good converters for corrugated and wide format printers. If you production is going to grow, stay away from the "low end" on the wide format printers. If you are going strictly UV, give the guys at Vanguard or Fluid Color a call on the wide format...
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    Label Congress

    GOING!
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    PACK EXPO Las Vegas & Healthcare Packaging EXPO: Still On-Schedule

    Usually very busy show. Ironically it is also a pharma/healthcare packaging event.
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    Has Covid killed the business card?

    Only for hypochondriacs.
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    PRINTING United Expo-2021 Cancelled

    Heidelberg, Agfa, Kodak and offset press manufacturers are leaking money. They are not even relevant ant a show like Printing United. The days of Graph Expo and Print being major shows are over. Printing United in 2019 was packed and very productive for anyone in digital/industrial (no...
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    PRINTING United Expo-2021 Cancelled

    I went to the Corrugated Expo two weeks ago. Exhibitor turnout was a bit low, however good energy from the vendors and attendees. Pack Expo is still moving forward as well as the Label Congress Show -- both in about 3 weeks. I guess it sounds like a sounds exhibitors backed out.
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    Zoom Job Interview

    I have noticed that all of the experts being interviewed on any cable news channel via Zoom or Teams usually have 1 or 2 items in the background. 1. A book shelf full of books they have never read 2. A guitar they have never played.
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    PARTNERS IN PRINTING Industrial Print Show LaCrosse, WI July 20-22 -- in person trade show, not virtual

    Partners in Printing | PRINTING United Alliance Attend or exhibit at Partners in Print. A REAL TRADE SHOW! Get away from your monitor and headset and talk to live people about products related to Industrial Printing Solutions -- screen, inkjet, converting etc. Exhibitor commitments and...
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    New Add-on VDP Solution from Mark Andy

    This is a reliable and well made product. DPI is a stable and well established inkjet company that has been in business for years. It is a good move by Mark Andy.
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    Anyone know if this is inkjet?

    Quad had the largest Gravure plants in the world -- primarily for printing Playboy mag. the Hefners and management wanted the images to be gravure printed. That was back when that "stuff" was actually printed.
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    Anyone know if this is inkjet?

    There are usually two types of "satellite drops. In one case depending on the head manufacturer, a printhead may be designed to jet additional ink to lubricate the head, to keep the nozzles fresh and and hopefully unclogged. Memjet does this with a yellowish tint. In other instances, as you...
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    office line head inkjet expected life

    Both are thermal heads and they are not as durable as piezo heads made companies like Xerox, Fuji Kyocera etc. The page wide was developed initially for desktop machines and they were really not for production. You could get a replacement as a spare part for around $250. The Pagewide for the...
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    Did I Hear That Right? Xerox is Now Developing Inkjet Printheads?

    I just noticed your thread. I am with the Xerox OEM Printhead Division -- contact me if you have questions. craig.greenwood@xerox.com
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    Anyone know if this is inkjet?

    The dots are outside the character are inkjet satellites from spray. It may be a high resolution head with very small drops, but the satellites are disappointing.
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    When is the Last Print Trade Show?

    Noel -- 'good stuff. It really makes you think. I recall attending Drupa 2000 and Harry Quaddracci showed up in person to see the MAN Roland webs operating. He spent close to $80 million that day. MAN Roland was happy to exhibit that show. In contrast, Harry also used to purchase Heidelberg...
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    Short run label press options.

    1. Decide on the the technology. Toner, UV or Aqueous. Aqueous systems are cheap, but the ink will not be water, sunlight or abrasion resistant. If you go Aqueous, you will have to laminate everything, which will increase cost and time. UV inks are much better for decals and they are the...
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    Inkjet Options

    They are most likely using the HP Pagewide head. HP SPS group is now giving permission to OEMs to build more unique printers based upon the PageWide Print engine. Good Image Quality Pigment inks. However like Memjet these printheads/engines are not too durable and like Memjet the cost for the...

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