July 14, 2008 - Pittsburgh, PA - Described by the author, industry pundit Frank Romano, as "the overnight sensation that took almost forty years," inkjet printing is now covered in its entirety in Inkjet!, commissioned by PIA/GATF's Digital Printing Council and newly released by PIA/GATF Press.
"In Inkjet!, Frank Romano has captured everything about inkjet's current and likely future place in our industry, leaving no stones unturned in an elegant and concise analysis that printers will undoubtedly come to rely upon," says Digital Printing Council Director Julie Shaffer.
"Inkjet is not hype," Romano says. "It deserves to be taken seriously, and those who are serious about their future in printing and graphic arts should pay attention."
About Inkjet!: History, Technology, Markets & Applications
Inkjet printing is a form of digital printing that doesn't use a static image carrier such as a plate. Digital printing is perfect for short-run needs, is currently the preferred way to do variable or versioned jobs, and a great fit for the
transpromo market. As quality and production speeds for inkjet presses come into alignment with industry needs, inkjet is seen by some to be an almost perfect printing process-if done correctly-as there is no image carrier, no makeready, instant drying, and integrated finishing.
Inkjet! History, Technology, Markets, and Applications is the perfect tool for anyone seeking to better understand inkjet technology, manufacturers, applications, and more. Eight comprehensive chapters address these topics:
· The History of Inkjet Printing
· The Component Era
· The Wide-Format Era
· Inkjet Printing Technology
· Industrial Printing
· Packaging Printing
· Transaction and Transpromo Printing
· Drivers and Trends
Frank Romano has dedicated Inkjet! to veteran PIA/GATF editor Tom Destree, who passed away last month.
How to Get Inkjet!
Available immediately, Inkjet! (Item No. 1783) is available to PIA/GATF members for $55 and to nonmembers for $75. This and all of PIA/GATF Press's nearly 200 publications are available online at www.gain.net , or by phone (toll-free 866-855-4283), fax (301-393-2555), or mail (200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143).
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