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For O’Neil Data Systems, the Need for Speed Leads to an Inkjet-Driven Transformation

Next week, O’Neil Data Systems (ODS) will be hosting an HP-sponsored event at their Plano, Tex, facility, which will bring together vendors, customers, and printers from all corners of the digital printing ecosystem to see the company’s high-powered “data-driven publishing” in action, as well as showcase their own contributions to this expanding print market segment.

By Richard Romano
Published: May 16, 2014

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Richard Romano is Managing Editor of WhatTheyThink | Printing News & Wide-Format & Signage.  He curates the Wide Format section on WhatTheyThink.com. He has been writing about the graphic communications industry for more than 25 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than half a dozen books on printing technology and business. His most recent book is “Beyond Paper: An Interactive Guide to Wide-Format and Specialty Printing.

 

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By Fadel Iskander on May 16, 2014

"Now our inkjet press will do seven million pages a minute, but in those days, it was quite a feat.”

I would love to see that press in action.

7-million pages per minute is approximately 120,000 pages per second?
How to they keep it from taking off?

 

By Elizabeth Gooding on May 21, 2014

Hah - they got you Fadel. The next sentence was: "Seven million pages a minute is an exaggeration, to be sure, but the capabilities of today’s equipment far outstrip those of yesteryear."

Nonetheless at 400 ft per minute and a print width of @ 41 inches in full color it is pretty screaming fast.

 

By Fadel Iskander on May 23, 2014

I trust it was edited after publishing???

 

By Elizabeth Gooding on May 23, 2014

I suspect the writer (Richard Romano) edited the verbal remarks from ODS out of kindness but I think they were there when originally published. I still enjoyed your "how do they keep it from taking off" comment.

 

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