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

Print industry can look to the future

After years of decline in turnover the Dutch print industry has been able to increase turnover in 2016 (1.5% ). Production increased significantly …

Printing

Watkiss and Xerox show new automated booklet line on IPEX

Watkiss and Xerox will show a complete line for booklets during IPEX. The Xerox Versant 3100 digital production printer will be the input for …

Manufacturing

Dutch printer uses solar energy to print

De Bij printers in Amsterdam invested in solar energy this summer. The flat roof of the print shop was completely covered in solar panels. These 264 …

Clean Energy

Laurel Brunner Blog: Example of sustainable entrepreneurship in labels

Laurel Brunner´s Verdigris blog gives an example of a label printer who is doing a lot for sustainability. French Press Vercors no only uses eco …

Sustainability

Daena Ltd shares unique artwork automation services at IPEX 2017

Informa Exhibitions today announces that Daena Ltd will be showcasing its distinctive artwork automation services for the first time at IPEX 2017 on …

Innovation

Kodak Announces Plate Price Increase

Kodak announced that it will increase the price of all Kodak offset printing plates globally. Plate prices will increase up to 9%.<p>Over the past 12 …

Kodak

SURKUS: buy visitors for your event

Everything is for sale, also visitors for your event. Surkus claims it has more than 150,000 member who will attend your open house, exhibition or …

Digital Marketing

Online news consumers in the US increases at the expense of TV, newspapers remain stable

The divide between Americans us use the internet or television to get theirs news is slowly getting narrower. This according to Pew Research Center …

Pew Research Center

What we can learn from Birchbox´s success

Good content, fitted to the customer and medium is the secret behind Birchbox´s success, a service which sends a box with make up products to …

Marketing

Print recruiter Woodrow Mercer Document Solutions joins IPEX as Future Skills speaker

Informa Exhibitions today announced that recruitment company Woodrow Mercer Document Solutions will appear at IPEX 2017 as both exhibitor and …

Employment

The Inkjet Conference (TheIJC) goes to America

TheIJC, the world’s biggest inkjet event, announces the inaugural US edition to take place on 12-13 April 2018 in The Westin O’Hare hotel in Chicago. …

Innovation

TechEU report: how are innovative start-ups doing after 3 years

Are you curious to know how enthusiastic start ups are dong after a few years? Would you like to know how the Netherlands are doing in the race for …

Google+

Laurel Brunner Blog: how to minimise ink use and ink waste

Since the beginning of offset many people have tried to minimise the use of expensive inks. Clever screen technology, ink distribution and measuring …

Sustainability

HP does biggest client deal ever with Lightning Source LLC

HP and American Lightning Source LLC, part of the Ingram Content Group, have agreed on a deal worth millions of dollars which will change the …

Gear & Gadgets

CCL Label Meerane produces 15 exclusive limited edition bottles for Heineken

Using pressure sensitive labels, PSGL, CCL Label produced 15 exclusive limited edition bottles for Heineken´s French market. PSL has a number of …

Whiskey

Apple raises the bar for image quality and editing to new heights!

The new iPhones, iWatches and Apple TV were the center of attention in the new Steve Jobs Theater.<br>But what is at least as important for our industry …

Apple Store

Luggage belt Schiphol with pieces of art

Travellers arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will be welcomed with a rolling art history lesson when collecting their luggage.<br>Luggage belt 16 in …

Vincent Van Gogh

HP user group Dscoop unveils IPEX 2017 programme

Informa Exhibitions today reveals more details of IPEX exhibitor Dscoop’s exciting programme of activities taking place at its …

Marketing

Customization and inspiration at C!Print Madrid

Brands are increasingly aware of the fact that customisation plays an essential role in the relationship with clients. It allows you to contextualize …

Marketing

Asahi Photoproducts Europe Strengthens Team with Addition of Three New Flexo Experts

<i>Stephan Doppelhammer, André Jochheim, Dennis Hubbeling bring know-how, flexo print expertise to growing Asahi Photoproducts business</i><p>Tokyo, Japan & …

competitive

German printers recruit apprentices with hip tattoo campaign

Germany also has a shortage of graphic arts professionals, now and definitely in the future. Bundesverbands Druck und Medien (Association of print …

Tattoos

Ricoh expands print diversity with neon pink toner

Ricoh has launched Neon Pink toner to enhance the creative possibilities for a wide range of print from posters and invitations to ticketing and …

Ricoh

Second keynote speaker IPEX Print in Action Conference announced: Deborah Corn

Deborah Corn, Principal, Chief Blogger and Intergalactic Ambassador to The PrinterverseTM for Print Media Centre is the second keynote speaker during …

Print Media

Unbelievable: ScanDisk Ultra 400 - GB on a MicroSD card!

Those who remember the Syquest hard disc from 1986, 44MB on a 13x13cm very delicate and expensive removable hard disk will be surprised to see the …

Mobile

InPrint USA to Host Inaugural Industrial Inkjet Conference 2018

InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show, will host the first Industrial Inkjet Conference May 1-2, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. The …

Manufacturing

Eagle Systems Europe Names Thomas Andersen Technical Director

Eagle Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, today announced the appointment of Thomas S. Andersen as …

United States

Memjet Duralink and Xitron Workflow: building blocks for the next generation inkjet printers

Memjet´s new Duralink printhead and Xitron´s Workflow solutions can become the building blocks for the new generation inkjet printers. Duralink …

Workflow

Dell produces PCs from plastic waste

Dell has started a very nice project. Plastic collected from the oceans is being recycled and used for new laptops. The computer brand, together with …

Recycling

Printers error in lottery tickets

Printing errors are unpleasant, especially in lottery tickets. In Canada a lottery draw had to be postponed and tickets had to be returned. The Chase …

Lotteries