Has inkjet really achieved offset quality? Not without a little help, says, Martin Bailey, as he examines the complex interaction between components in an inkjet workflow and press
From about the middle of last year, the consensus seemed to be that inkjet had finally attained the same quality as offset lithography or flexography.
You know how it is.
You wander around a tradeshow and exhibitors are distributing wonderful colourful prints of German castles, big cats or piles of jewellery to show how their inkjet quality is superior to their competitors' press.
People usually pull out their magnifiers and stare at the prints very closely.