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Ink Backup Reminder: The Japan Connection

Ever notice that your ink always seems to run out at the wrong time? That’s because there never is a good time to run out of ink since you’re usually printing a job that’s due today. Consequently, LexJet has always recommended having a backup set of inks available.

This rule of thumb has never been more important since many OEM inks come from Japanese manufacturers. We do not know exactly what the impact on manufacturing in Japan will be from the recent earthquake and tsunami, but we do know the supply chain will be affected in the short term.  There is no reason to panic and buy a year’s worth of supply, however. Manufacturers will not let their major source of revenue be down for long, but be safe and have a backup set.

For an update on the impact of the earthquake and tsunami on industry suppliers, click here. And, if you have any questions, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Regan has been involved in the sign and wide format digital printing industries for the past two decades as an editor, writer and pundit. With a degree in journalism from the University of Houston, Regan has reported on the full evolution of the inkjet printing industry since the first digital printers began appearing on the scene.

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