Link: A Look at Some of the Issues Surrounding Production Inkjet Printing Paper Quality
(USA, Oct 07, 2016) Prior to its grand coming out party in 2015, the Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed production inkjet press was known as “project Niagara.” Which makes one think of Niagara Falls. Which makes one think about water. Call it a trickle-down effect.
The relationship between production inkjet ink and paper is less than symbiotic; like star-crossed lovers, they need to be together but, by their very nature, they cannot coexist. Inkjet ink is mostly water. Add that to paper. It has all the makings of a Greek tragedy.
The happily ever after saga will have to wait. As for the time being, the relationship between inkjet ink and substrate is less than perfect but is constantly evolving and improving. The market for inkjet paper is not where it needs to be but has made significant strides in the last year alone. With that said, the 2020 market will undoubtedly make us take pause, mouths agape, as it should. After all, relatively speaking, production inkjet still has that new-car smell.
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