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HP has refined its Latex technology over the last decade to meet the demands of Print Service Providers (PSPs) which, according to a great deal of research with both existing HP users and other non-HP customers, boils down to turning…
As an industry, we have been discussing the hazards of PVC for more than 15 years and whilst steps have been made in the right direction, products made with PVC continue to be far and away the most commonly used.
Graphics can be incredibly impactful, changing a room - or even a whole building - with colour and design. But it's not necessary to fight what's already there, or to ignore the natural finish of the surface. Applying a mural…
The effective use of white ink in wide format printing is something that machine, media and ink manufacturers have been working hard towards for many years. White is a bit of an anomaly in the ink world. It can add…
While there may be a plethora of print hardware available on the market, investment in a management information system (MIS) can be essential to ensure it is operating to its full potential and producing the highest quality work.
While floor graphics have been a staple part of the industry for some time now, the pandemic of the past year or so - and the need for social distancing signage - has seen the popularity of these applications skyrocket.
Printers are on a mission to find better ways to win more business and operate more efficiently. Their experience from last year is driving a renewed energy across the printing industry as they embrace the continued variability of print markets…
For many of us, the last year has helped us gain a better knowledge, understanding and appreciation of our local area. Wherever you are in the country, not many of us have been out much and, when we have, it’s…
My kids love visiting Roland DGA headquarters to see all the different types of printers and the cool things our inkjets can produce. They typically ask me to print on a variety of things, ranging from banners and stickers to…
Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading and #1 rated printing franchise, is continuing to expand its Minuteman Press Franchise Conversion Program to help independent printers sell their printing business. “This program is a way for independent printers to sell their…
Be it physical or online – drupa will further strengthen its pre-eminent position as the ‘Olympic Games’ of Printing, while at the same time highlighting the convergence of markets. In any case, the Düsseldorf trade show has not been limited…
The dawn of every New Year sparks new goals for Brits, and 2021 will see individuals more motivated than ever to commit to their health journey. The unpredictability of this year has seen a significant impact on wellbeing and an…
As the impact of the pandemic continues and looks set to shape all our working lives for the foreseeable future, what steps should Print Service Providers (PSPs) now consider?
The role social value plays in public sector procurement has long been a debated topic among businesses, local authorities and central Government – and in the current climate, its pertinence is arguably greater than ever.
Bosy Colak, President at Kernow North America shares his thoughts on where the future could be heading for the synthetic print industry…
Let’s face it, the industry – and the world – has been in a brawl with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and I think it will take a while before it is business as usual and things return to the way…
Sign & Digital is 30 years old this year and what a 30 years it has been for printing! The IT revolution during this period has enabled digital printing to grow and has delivered a wealth of opportunities to new…
Anybody who has run a printing business for any time will at some stage ask themselves the question “How do I get more customers?” The trouble with this is it’s a perennial question that has no right or wrong answer.…
I first met Simon Tabelin, managing director of strategic marketing and creative agency It Has To Be Brilliant (IHTBB), a long time ago when he was running Brilliant Media, an award winning print media services company in London. He is…
Applications, Ideas and Advice is the show theme for Sign & Digital UK 2017, and with good reason as the focus is very much now on output, applications and especially creativity.
It's no secret that many firms in the industry have been struggling, and demographic data shows a great deal of turmoil that continues relatively unabated. Yet, there remain very successful businesses in the industry. Cultural changes in the way people…
A recently published report - The Annual Fraud Indicator 2016 - says the cost of fraud in the UK is now estimated to be as high as £193bn per year, with the private sector coming under the biggest attack from…

And the wiener is…

November 15, 2016
Industry awards can sometimes be a bit of a cynical experience. The majority of these events are run by trade press publishers looking to extract a few extra pennies from the market, with winners tending to be representative of the…

Why settle for latex?

October 18, 2016
The topic of latex inkjet printing can be a funny old thing at times. There are many who love their latex printers but there are also those who don’t. Let’s face it, most people who have invested in a latex…
Motorsports vehicle wrapping expert Jason Price is the lead creative designer at Jellyfish Design. With over 15 years experience in motorsports Price has printed and wrapped everything from a Honda Civic to a Le Mans prototype.
A lack of management commitment to change and a failure to hold a compelling vision of the future with their employees is holding back mature print manufacturers when they attempt to make a move towards `lean manufacturing`.
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