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Products may be listed under more than one category. We have tried to avoid industry jargon in defining categories to make it easier to find a product that does what you want. For a definition of each category, please select the category lookup link at left.
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|Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality||Augmented Reality and other embedded experience tools specifically intended to extend the reach of printed applications to online/mobile/VR environments.|
|Automated Document Composition||High speed formatting and composition software including Variable Data Formatting (VDP)|
|Color Management||Software for color measurement, calibration, profiling and linearization in an inkjet environment.|
|Customer Dashboard||Customer-facing production monitoring, notifications and reporting.|
|Customer Ordering Interface||Web-to-print, mobile ordering, print hub interface etc.|
|Data Preparation||Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) tools, data validation, append etc.|
|Data Security||Data redaction, encryption and security.|
|Digital MakeReady||Prepress, preflight, imposition, soft-proof and finishing preparation for inkjet printing environments.|
|Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity||Software that supports the automatic mirroring or replication of data at multiple sites to enable production recovery in the event of a systems failure.|
|Dryers||Print dying systems|
|Dust or Particle Removal||In or off-line dust or particle removal|
|ERP/Business Management||Overarching solutions integrating several subcategories such as production modeling, production planning and materials management along with financial management and analytics.|
|Image Scanning||Image scanners which capture color value, topical depth mapping, lighting angle or 3D reproductions.|
|Marketing Automation||Marketing Automation for print and multi-channel delivery including message management, PURL generation, image personalization and other specialty solutions.|
|Materials Management||Inventory, warehousing, accounting integration for print related materials.|
|Output Management||Including grouping, batching, load balancing, print spooling and routing.|
|Postal Automation||Sorting, grouping, co-mingling, processing, reporting.|
|Postal Hygiene||Address and data cleansing etc.|
|Print Quality Analysis||Print quality review pre /post installation any inkjet print device.|
|Print Stream Reengineering and Transformation||Stream-to-stream transformation, augmentation, editing and enhancement.|
|Production Modeling||Production workflow design and simulation.|
|Production Planning||Estimating (including ink), pricing, print MIS.|
|Production Tracking||Operational production dashboards, monitoring, analysis and reporting.|
|Raster Processor||Color raster processor for custom dither and custom screening in development of color plane preparation for print engines|
|Reprint/Archive||print stream and data archive for audit and/or reprint purposes.|
|Resource Management/Conversion||Editing, storage and conversion of logos, images, fonts, etc. for use in print production environments.|
|Services - Integration||Design, configuration, development and/or implementation of customized or hybrid inkjet solutions.|
|Services - Print Quality Analysis||May include inkjet sample capture, print quality measurement, device calibration, profile development, benchmark reporting and/or media linearization.|
|Services - Production Site Evaluatiom|
|Testing Automation||Stream compare, regression tracking .|
|Treatment Systems||In or off-line devices meant for treating media, substrate or products previous to printing. Can include flame, plasma, corona, anilox or jetted chemistry.|
Application segments have been defined on Inkjet Insight based on the types of material being produced and specific to the visual coverage and ink coverage used to better evaluate suitability. Suitability is also based on weights and types of media the devices support. Below are the definitions used on the site:
Books – Monochrome refers to the book block for educational, trade and others printed in black only. Visual coverage is typically less than 15% and more commonly 10% and uses black ink only (K) rather than CMYK to produce black.
Books – Color are a step below Fine Art Books in print quality and use full color. This market includes both book covers and book blocks. Total visual coverage ranges from 15 – 30% while Total Ink Coverage (TIC/TAC) ranges from 200 – 220. Papers range normally range in the 40-75 gsm range manufactured to a determined PPI to ensure overall finished project thickness. This market relies on pigment ink to deliver higher optical density.
Books – Fine Art includes books printed primarily for aesthetic and visual display purposes. Focuses on museum quality art, painting, drawing, graphics and architecture. Visual coverage ranges from 25-85%. Typically printed on 75-90gsm or higher quality coated papers, TIC/TAC requirements range from 240 to 300. This is not yet a major market for production inkjet.
Catalog and Magazine ranging from 15%-75% visual coverage, pages for this market can vary quite extensively. Catalog and Magazines normally require coated type paper stocks in the 40-75gsm range which are made to a specific PPI to ensure final product has a controlled overall thickness upon finishing. TIC/TAC requirements range from 180 to 220 depending on paper type and thickness. This market has been slow to adopt inkjet printing however there are devices suitable to this segment.
Commercial–Marketing Collateral addresses applications printed on heavier paper with very high color quality requirements. Applications may include brochures, posters, greeting cards and calendars with the potential for virtually 100 percent Visual Coverage and Total Ink Coverage (TIC/TAC) of up to 260 percent.
To make information more relevant, the category of Direct Mail Marketing has been broken up into several market segments that better describe the specific inkjet related requirements of the applications produced.
Direct Marketing – Self-Mailers includes direct mail advertising with middle-of-the-road color requirements. Visual coverage is on par or slightly higher than Transitional mail pieces at 15 to 30 percent visual coverage. Total Ink Coverage (TIC/TAC) however, is typically higher at 200 to 220 percent. This market segment is color sensitive and concerned with both color matching and color consistency with a wide range of price sensitivity.
Direct Marketing – Postcards & High Color Direct Advertising covers more challenging direct marketing applications with Visual Coverage at 25 to 40 percent and Total Ink Coverage (TIC/TAC) of up to 240 percent. This market generally relies on pigment inks to enable high ink coverage.
Newspapers – Inkjet has limited application in Newspaper printing but this market is emerging. Using thin papers of 30 to 45 gsm, this market traditionally requires excellent small text clarity while print quality for photos and images is less critical. With show thru an important factor on these thin papers, typically the TIC/TAC is 140-180 the lowest of all inkjet markets. This market requires low cost reproduction and finds using uncoated recycled grade papers quality suitable. Newspaper buyers tend toward pigment based inks as water resistant print is a necessity.
Packaging (future)–This market includes a wide range of product and quality requirements. Packaging includes the printed liner, direct to corrugated, folding carton and label printing markets for product packaging, outer packaging, protective and shipping containers. Print quality requirements can range from high resolution product images and graphics to general product packaging text and barcode information. All of these markets except labels use uncoated, treated or coated substrates in the heavier range of 180-200gsm range. Whereas labels can be composed of various stock types including paper, plastics or synthetics ranging from 60-85GSM. TIC/TAC requirements for all packaging market products are found to be much higher in the range of 280-400 as show thru, curl or cockle is not an issues with labels or packaging materials. As this market emerges, Inkjet Insight will be breaking out Packaging into submarkets for better tracking.
Traditional Transaction Print includes bills, statements, confirmations, notices and simple letter mail that has only 10-15% visual coverage of the page. Total Ink Coverage (TIC/TAC) is less than 200% and is typically centered on logos and brand elements.
Transitional Print sits at the intersection of Transaction Printing and Direct Marketing Mail. It is characterized by transaction documents and letter mail with more images, graphics and overall use of color. Documents in this category have 15-25% visual coverage. Total Ink Coverage (TIC/TAC) is usually less than 200%.