Digital Coaters

Coating for Digital Print

Considerations for Coating Digitally Printed Output

Print service providers (PSPs) often treat digitally printed products with spot or flood coat with either UV or aqueous solutions. It’s important to know the different types of coating because some adversely react to certain substrates. A proper coating can enhance appearance and durability, increasing the digitally printed product’s value.

As digital print grows, new demands affect the process of coating digitally printed output in high-volume production environments. This article focuses on the challenges and considerations of near line and offline coating solutions.

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Inkjet Summit 2016: The Market is on the Move!

Now in its fourth year, nGage’s 2016 Inkjet Summit (April 18-20) focused on critical trends and new applications in direct mail, book publishing, commercial printing, and transactional printing. This article provides a brief history of the event and also discusses some of the highlights from this year.

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Hyper-Personalized Versioning for Complex Direct Mail Formats

Epic is an integral part of Quad’s vision of hyper personalized inkjet direct mail, an Epic WebCoat 400 UV and AQ Coating System runs in-line with the HP PageWide press.

SUSSEX, Wis.—December 14, 2015—Quad/Graphics, a leading direct marketing services provider, announced today that it has installed a new custom digital color wide web press in its Direct Mail headquarters in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Marketers will now have even greater flexibility in the size and complexity of direct mail formats while driving one-to-one engagement with consumers via full web customization.

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A Revolutionary Solution

To help augment declining book printing sales, a large national graphic arts organization recently purchased a smaller printer that specialized in producing paint can labels. Once the graphic arts firm took over, they recognized that producing the short-run paint can labels on offset technology was too inefficient and as a result the profit margins were suffering. They therefore made a strategic decision to move to digital, which didn’t come without some fundamental challenges—the first of which being creating labels with exact color and substrate match as offset.

Xerox convinced the customer that the paint can labels could be produced on digital technology, and provided print samples on the right stocks with exact matching colors to prove it.

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Epic PrimeCoat & HP Priming Solution

HP Expands Production Inkjet Possibilities with New Priming Solution, Inkjet Web Press
New solutions expand media versatility, enable publishers to profitably increase mono inkjet book production

DALLAS, May 19, 2014 — HP today announced the HP Priming Solution, enabling HP Inkjet Web Press users to print on a broader range of media, including standard offset coated media that is not typically compatible with production inkjet technology.

Coatings used in offset papers are designed to repel water, including water-based inks used in high-speed production inkjet environments. This results in print-quality defects such as coalescence and issues with drying the ink at production speeds. The new HP Priming Solution addresses this challenge, allowing print service providers (PSPs) and book manufacturers to print on low-cost, coated offset stock without compromising print quality or productivity.

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