Travelling through the north-western part of the Netherlands, you cannot fail to notice Probo, one of the largest printing houses for resellers in Europe and still growing, nestled amongst the meadows just outside the old city of Dokkum. Inside the new buildings an extensive range of new printing and finishing equipment is now available to handle the approximately 2200 orders arriving daily from resellers in the Benelux, resulting in around 15 to 20 thousand files per day.

The retail market has undergone tremendous change and will continue to evolve as technology assumes a larger role in our lives. The list of retailers who have closed their doors in recent days is long, but according to KPMG, a marketing analysis firm—90% of all retail will still be done in physical stores in 2019.* The challenge of the new brick-and-mortar store will be to combine technology and personalized services to create a surprising, relatable and interesting shopping experience designed to delight.

We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Hewlett-Packard China, which will see PrintFactory color management software bundled with HP Latex and HP DesignJet D5800 wide-format printers.

According to a Bain & Co. report, sales of luxury goods are expected to grow between 6% and 8% this year, putting the market between $231 billion to $327 billion! This trend can also be seen in the luxury interior decor market. A few years ago, luxury in interior design meant golden bathtubs and wall-to-wall marble. Not anymore. Now, the perception of luxury in decor is less about “things” and more about unique “experiences” such as spa bathrooms and movie theaters. People want uniqueness; a look that no one else has in their home. This trend is opening up a huge market for digital decor products. With HP PVC-free Wallcovering, designers can print one-of-a-kind murals and wall effects that are limited only by their imaginations.

HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and children’s medical needs. In partnership with GE Healthcare, HP is re-inventing patients’ experience by utilizing its state-of-the-art Latex Printing Technology to design and print a fun, underwater themed wallpaper and equipment cover that aims to minimize the stress that comes with going into a scan room for critical tests.

They say gift giving is an art, but with HP Satin Wrapping Paper, it could mean business!

Callprint, the leading multi-format printing firm, has added to its Birmingham site with a substantial investment in state-of-the-art wide-format printing technology.

Sign Rite Grafix, UK-based designers and printers of creative graphics and decals to the commercial and fleet vehicle industries is winning new customers thanks to the deployment of its new HP Latex 365 printer.

French software company Caldera can confirm that it’s market-leading RIP, Caldera Version 11.2, has qualified for full certification for driving the HP Latex R series of printers. The HP RIP certification is awarded to differentiate RIP partners who reach a specific and superior level of integration, compatibility and performance with the HP device in question. Only third-party companies that can demonstrate conformity across a range of criteria are awarded HP Latex certified status. The certification recognizes that Version 11.2 can fully support HP Latex R series printers for functionalities including printing performance, media management, printer reporting, job generation, job management and application center integration.

HP have expanded its hybrid HP Latex R Printer Series with the R1000 Printer for rigid and flexible printing. Designed for a variety of hybrid applications including signage and displays, the growing portfolio offers choice, value, and versatility while featuring innovative technologies including HP Latex Rigid Printing Technology and HP Latex White Ink.

Fredrix Canvas celebrates 150 years of producing the world’s finest artist and printable canvases. Manufacturing in the USA with both high-tech machine coating and old-world hand-priming, Fredrix provides the best of both worlds to its U.S. and International customers.

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