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By Rob van den Braak | News and longreads for printing, design and communication professionals

Hunkeler Innovation Days 2017: finishing take the lead

Muller Martini calls it Finishing 4.0. Finishing 4.0 stands for the complete automation of the finishing process. A trend which can only be …

Innovation

Agfa Graphics puts spotlight on brand reputation at the Xeikon Café, 28 to 31 March

To help businesses battle against counterfeiting and protect their valuable brand reputation, Agfa Graphics developed high-end security and …

Print your own pancake

A printer that prints chocolate is still a thing of the future, but Kennislab (knowledge lab) in Steenwijk, the Netherlands, makes it possible to …

3D Printing

FESPA Digital becomes FESPA Global Print Expo

Based on the success of FESPA Digital Amsterdam where print in all its facets drew a large number of visitors, FESPA decided to rename the event …

Innovation

Landa sells its most promising technology, Metallography, to Altana

One of the most spectacular presentations at drupa was Landa´s Metallography. Based on Landa´s Nanoprint technology Metallography makes it possible …

Innovation

Sophie Matthews-Paul: inks and their variations - Wild Format 2.20

Inkjet ink comes in different varieties, each with their own characteristics. In number 20 of the Wild Format series journalist and consultant Sophie …

Mindener Tageblatt Automates Mobile Newspaper Production with Agfa Eversify

German newspaper publisher, Mindener Tageblatt, has streamlined production of the mobile version of its newspaper using Eversify, the mobile content …

Amazon develops new retail formula

With their chain of shops, Amazon Books, the company returns to its roots and wants to turn the bookmarket upside down again by smart use of data.<p>A …

Amazon

Build Your Own Handbag: perfect example of personalisation

The success of startup Build Your Own Handbag shows that you can earn money with a good idea, but it also got us thinking about a similar concept for …

Personalization

Power of PROKOM - first global conference for Konica Minolta printing users

PROKOM, the independent community of Konica Minolta production printing users, has announced its first global conference that will give members from …

3D Printing

Next Generation Production Inkjet: The Canon ProStream

Canon has announced the next generation of its continuous feed colour inkjet press. The ProStream not only offers higher print quality thanks to the …

3D Printing

drupa 2020 Dates Brought Forward by 1 Week

World’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be held from 16 to 26 June 2020<p>The dates of the world’s most important trade fair …

Markets

Roto Smeets now owned by CirclePrinters

Roto Smeets Group, the biggest graphic company in the Netherlands, will become property of CirclePrinters Holding (CPH), the biggest European print …

Ricoh

Ricoh celebrates 200th Pro C7100 milestone

An Italian print services provider has placed the 2000th order in Europe of the Ricoh ProTMC7100 colour cut sheet series, enabling it to strengthen …

NEWS

With their chain of shops, Amazon Books, the company returns to its roots and wants to turn the bookmarket upside down again by smart use of data. A …

3D Printing

Digital marketing on the rise by 20% in the marketing mix

What is the vision of Dutch top marketeers on the future of marketing and innovation? In which fields do they intend to concentrate their people and …

Digital Marketing

Heidelberg starts pilot for Primefire digital press

<i>Multi Packaging Solutions is the first pilot user of a Primefire 106, the first industrial digital printing system in B1 format: (from left) Thomas</i> …

3D Printing

Xitron Announces Release of New Inkjet Plug-in for Epson SureColor T-Series

Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing has released a new …

3D Printing

Laurel Brunner's Blog: prizes for best "green" behaviour

Awarding prizes is a perfect way to draw attention to a good cause. Also if it concerns environmental practices and sustainability. Why only Kodak …

Sustainability

Air-ink: ink from air pollution

Is it possible to reduce CO2 emissions and at the same time make ink from air pollution? It sounds too good to be true. Indian startup Graviky Labs …

3D Printing

US book market is growing

The Us market for the printed book is growing. According to Bloomberg News the last year´s sales have increased by 3.3%. This is the third …

Publishing

Machine Head - Wild Format #2.18

Buying the right digital production printer suitable for a specific order package is no mean feat. Apart from technical specifications the supplier´s …

3D Printing

De voordelen van retrofitting LED UV droging op een meerkleuren offsetpers

De Flintgroup en AMS maakten een video om de voordelen van LED UV droging nog eens op een rijtje te zetten. De video laat zien hoe de Britse drukker …

Singapore Creative Agency buys TaopixProfessional photo commerce platform

Singapore Creative Agency, Paddyfield, has made its first move into the personalised photo market with the purchase of TaopixProfessional photo …

Innovation

The advantages of retrofitting LED UV curing on a multi colour offset press

Flint Group and AMS produced a video to showcase the advantages of LED UV curing. The video shows how UK printer Opal Print refurbished its …

3D Printing

Vista Print grows in Canada

Whilst printers in the western hemisphere are struggling to survive, one of the biggest (internet) printers is thriving. Vista Print (Cimpress) is …

3D Printing

FESPA 2017: Global print expo encourages printers to dare to print different

‘Dare to Print Different’ is FESPA’s new message of inspiration to its print community, and the strapline for the multichannel marketing campaign for …

3D Printing

Lessons from the NYT 2020 report. more attention to the reader and further print digital integration

New York Times´ 2020 Group has some recommendations in its new report which are important also companies other than newspaper: pay more attention to …

Publishing

Social media in 2017

Social media is here to stay and is getting a lot of attention. But which platforms are currently most popular? And how much are they used? Which …

Social Media Marketing