Inkjet for the Rest of Us

The current high-speed inkjet web presses from vendors such as HP, Océ, InfoPrint, Screen and Kodak are exciting but impractical for most general short-run commercial printers. “They’re too expensive, too large, and too limiting for the range of substrates and formats commercial printers need,” says David Davis, a director at Interquest. “They’re great for many specialty providers such as book printers, direct mail and transactional printers, where these products have made a big impact in short order.”

But as Drupa 2012 draws near, we can expect to see more options for the “average” printer. “Inkjet is a very scaleable process,

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