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Is Your Print-to-Mail Solution Working? Riso Inc. (Booth 1248) has repeatedly developed the world’s best solutions for a variety of variable data printing and duplicating applications. As a pioneer and innovator in cut-sheet inkjet systems, RISO is known for providing technology typically available on high-cost production level equipment at a signifi cantly lower price point. In response to the industry’s need to do short run or reprint mailings without the costly and time-consuming reconfi guration of production level inserters, RISO has developed an in-line full color inkjet cut-sheet Print-to-Mail Solution. A RISO ComColor and Wrapping Envelope Finisher can print, fold, insert, address and seal mailpieces with the click of a mouse. Content and envelope are printed at the same time – at rates of up to 2,200 completed pieces every hour (single page insert) – taking jobs from electronic fi le to post offi ce ready using one self-contained system that fi ts within an 8’ x 12’ footprint. The RISO In-line Print-to-Mail Solution offers single-pass, variable data mail production which meets the speed, quality and mailpiece integrity needs of a wide range of businesses. A patented substrate that creates a fully editable full-color envelope allows for transpromotional messaging – spot or full color, front, back, inside and out. Wrapping itself around your content, the form replaces the preprinting, inserting and sealing of a standard No. 10 envelope. Up to fi ve letter-sized pages or three legal-sized pages can be incorporated in a single pass, producing an assembled piece ready to mail in record time. The RISO Print-to-Mail Solution eliminates the need for barcoding and intelligent inserters, and minimizes risk due to errors subject to regulations like HIPAA/SOX/ GLBA in the Healthcare, Insurance, and Finance industries. Its compact design fi ts easily into tight mailrooms and printing environments. The system does not require compensatory cooling or ventilation, utilizes a standard 110V outlet and generates no heat. All of RISO’s printers are environmentally friendly and emit no ozone, silica dust or toner particles. The RISO Print-to-Mail Solution works for all production environments, and is ideal as a “bridging” solution for reprints, or as a backup system when larger systems go down. Four Reasons to Choose HP Latex Printing Over Eco-solvent HP (Booth 1832) Latex inks are the only proven water-based inks in the industry capable of printing on a wide range of coated and uncoated substrates. HP Latex technology is unique, combining more advantages into one technology than any competitive alternative, making it the fi rst choice in today’s market for printing fl exible signs, display graphics and interior decoration. This piece explores four key considerations for selecting HP Latex printing over eco-solvent printing. Instant dry, same day delivery In today’s competitive environment, turnaround time to deliver an order is critical. Most of the applications produced with eco-solvent are laminated, and before applying the lamination, prints must be ‘degassed’ for 24-48 hours to avoid the appearance of bubbles and other artifacts. Alternatively, HP Latex inks are ready to fi nish and ship as soon as they come out of the printer as there are no solvents to evaporate. And they don’t smell. More applications, high image quality and enhanced durability When comparing eco-solvent and HP Latex print service providers (PSPs) need to consider the media breadth and application coverage. This is one of the most important benefi ts of latex compared to eco-solvent, due to the huge range of fl exible materials, coated and uncoated, that you can print with HP Latex. It’s not only about doing vinyl and banners, but expanding to fi lms, papers, textiles, canvas, wall paper and others. Both eco-solvent and HP Latex give excellent image quality and color gamut that’s almost photo-realistic. However, the big advantage of HP Latex is its ability to get high quality quality and sustain ustain it it print after fter print across across a wide range of applications, applis, the thanks to the printers’rs’ automatic maintenance enance and calibrations. ations. Print nt durability durabilialso is also a major major competitive differentiator. Let’s consider two aspects of durability: light fade and scratch resistance. Regarding light fade, both eco-solvent and HP Latex use pigmented titive consider components inks and as a result give similar light fade performance. What is unique to the third generation of HP Latex Inks is their scratch resistance. Eco-solvent prints are easy to scratch – just try it with your fi nger nail – so most of the time you will need to laminate them. Better for customers, operators and the environment Eco-solvent inks are by defi nition made of a solvent vehicle, which can be hazardous, and need to be evaporated and carefully controlled. While we have seen an improvement in the smell of eco-solvent inks, that doesn’t mean they are safer. They still carry the ‘dangerous goods’ logos in the cartridges. Some competitors claim that latex inks contain solvents, with the aim to create confusion. HP Latex inks are sophisticated formulations, containing many components which ensure that the printhead stays wet, surfactants, which allow the ink to better adhere to uncoated substrates, and the anti-scratch agent, which protects the print once cured. None of those components are hazardous in the quantities used in the ink or to print. HP has internal experts that actively design the inks so that they are compliant with most demanding regulations. No cost trade-offs Although most people care about environmental sustainability, they are not as willing to pay more for a sustainable print. With HP Latex, we make sure that prints do not cost more to produce. With each new generation of HP Latex Printers, we have reduced the energy required to cure the ink by half, to the point of making it a non-issue. We also price all our inks and consumables to have a comparable or even better cost per page than original eco-solvent inks, and we have introduced bigger supplies to meet the needs of demanding customers. 60 | September 28, 2016 | GRAPH EXPO 16 Offi cial Show Daily | PrintingNews.com


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