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Xitron Sells 4,500th Screen PT-R Interface

Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing has now shipped more …

UI Design

Mimaki Unveils New Model to UJF-MkII Product Line at FESPA 2017

<i>UJF-3042MkII EX reduces four steps to one for high-value-added print</i><p>Amsterdam, April 20, 2017<p>Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet …

3D Printing

Dream destinations on Coca-Cola labels

Coca-Cola is repeating its “Share a Coke” campaign. This summer the logo on packaging will be replaced by 74 holiday destinations. From Barcelona to …

Wild Format #26: How does Direct to Garment (DtG) printing work?

Blooming Bryony Designs printed onto cotton bags and cushion covers.Direct-to-garment printing, or DtG, is one of the buzzwords we are starting to …

3D Printing

Big Impact from Eindhoven world´s first in relief printing

Eindhovens Dagblad (Eindhoven´s Daily – newspaper in the Netherlands) printed an article about Big Impact, Eindhoven´s specialist in super large …

3D Printing

The Samsung smartphone S8 and the new Facebook Messenger are a lesson in innovation for Apple and Microsoft

Apple and Microsoft will have been very surprised when confronted with the introduction of the Samsung S8 and the news from Facebook during the …

Facebook

Strong engagement of Mimaki at Texprocess and Techtextil 2017

Mimaki will take part in an integrated apparel production chain, and deliver key presentations<p>Mimaki announced its powerful presence at Texprocess …

3D Printing

Hubergroup is increasing prices for printing varnishes and coatings

Price adjustments are inevitable, due to rising cost especially for binders.<p><b>Kirchheim near Munich/Germany, 10 April 2017</b> – Due to massive price …

3D Printing

KAMA at Interpack with finishing for short-run cartons

At Interpack KAMA will be presenting an efficient workflow for processing and finishing digitally printed folding cartons with the KAMA DC 76 Foil …

3D Printing

Laurel Brunner: PAGE´s Long Green View

In Laurel Brunner´s Verdigris blog she explains why initiatives such as the Partnership for Action on Green Economy, PAGE, are important for our …

Sustainability

Robert Taylor, the man behind ARPA net, the first PC and the computer mouse has died

He was not the brains behind ARPA net – predecessor of the worldwide web -, the ALTO computer, the first PC or the computer mouse, but Robert Taylor …

Steve Jobs

Rehms Druck chooses Konica Minolta for investment in B2 inkjet

<i>Christian Rittmoeller, Daniel Baier (Rehms Druck), Markus Neumann and Thorsten Kinnen (all Konica Minolta) in front of AccurioJet KM-1</i><p>Rehms Druck …

3D Printing

Wild Format #2.25: Feel It!

Humans are very tactile-focused beings. So, would it not be great to have more touchy-feely surfaces? The good news is: Thanks to wide format …

3D Printing

Sonja Angerer: Textures make print tactile - Wild Format 2.25

Textures give wide format print jobs an added dimension. In her Wild Format article print expert Sonja Angerer explains how this works, what …

3D Printing

App offers extras with printed newspaper

Readers of the French free weekly newspaper Vlan, 2 million copies, can now watch additional digital content from the paper´s app. Vlan´s publisher …

Apps

Laurel Brunner Blog: flexible packaging and the environment

In her Verdigris Blog Laurel Brunner reports about the positive developments in making flexible packaging more environmentally friendly. It is one of …

Recycling

New Avinci DX3200 printer from Agfa Graphics for high-quality, vibrant soft signage printing to be launched at ISA 2017

At ISA International Sign Expo 2017 (Las Vegas, US, April 20-22), Agfa Graphics will introduce a new dye sublimation printer – the Avinci DX3200. …

3D Printing

The battle for Cloud will give us the computer device of the future

Giants such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon have been battling it out for the Cloud and its Big Data. To win this battle they are building enormous …

Machine Learning

Cimpress and Kornit Digital take their collaboration to the next level

<i>Cimpress boosts production capacity and versatility with multiple Avalanche Hexa R-Series systems from leading vendor of mass customization technology</i><p>…

Xitron Celebrates 40th Year as Provider of Prepress Independence®

<i>RIP, workflow, and interface developer reflects on history while charting future contributions to printing industry</i><p><b>Ann Arbor, MI – April 4, 2017 –</b> …

Innovation

Digital business is more than just software

Californian student Aaron Levie started his cloud services business Box 12 years ago. Box now has more than 70,000 customers of which 64% are the 500 …

Big Data

drupa Report (4): Printers continue to be hindered by digitalization

It continues to be difficult for print shops to improve turnover. Finding new clients seems to be the biggest hurdle. Graphic companies try, mostly …

3D Printing

Landa announces first beta sites for their S10 Nanographic Printing Press

Israeli packaging printer Bezalel will be getting the first S10 in July. North American Imagine! will follow in November. Edelmann will be the first …

3D Printing

Window textiles a revolution in sign

Belgian startup Squid has brought to market adhesive woven fabric which can be used for windows and walls. Squid showed its innovative product first …

Manufacturing

Alfinia Label L801 a colour label printer for less than 10,000 Euro

Memjet inkjet technology is the secret behind the economically priced label printer by Alfinia Label. De Label L801 is the most compact label printer …

3D Printing

drupa Report (3): Print shops ready to invest again

After years of frugality for print shops it seems that in 2017 they want to start investing again. Remarkable that investing in finishing is top …

3D Printing

Quiet revolution: iPad Pro replaces my MacBook

My office has been the location of a quiet revolution. My faithful MacBook, my 3rd Apple laptop, has been hiding in the cupboard for weeks now. The …

IPad Pro

Blokboek newsletter more mobile friendly - blokboek.com

The percentage of readers who read our newsletter on their mobile device keeps on rising, already more than 30%. Time to optimise the newsletter for …

Google+

StoreFront 4.0 makes Agfa´s web2print solution responsive

The new version 4.0 of Agfa´s cloudbased web2print solution not only gets “save to quote” functionality, but is also fully responsive so mobile users …

eCommerce