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PDF Aktuell 114: an overview like a kaleidoscope of what happened in digital pre-press in 2017

This month´s PDF Aktuell by Stephane Jaeggi is an overview of what happened in 2017 in digital pre-press. From the new PDFX online tools to PDF 2.0 …

Software

A 7 kilo book as homage to Johnny Hallyday

French printer Solidaire has made a giant book as homage to the singer who died last December. The book was already in print before Hallyday died.<p>In …

Johnny Hallyday

Apple changes its mind about template based apps

App developers who make use of the so-called “app template generators” were in for a surprise mid December when Apple took the unilateral decision to …

Apple TV

Kodak launced cryptocurrency for photo rights

Kodak is joining the trend in virtual currencies and blockchain. The company wants to mine bitcoins on the one hand and launch its own currency. Just …

Photography

Pure Digital nearly sold out

According to the organisation only 3 stands are left for the Pure Digital fair which will be held between 17 and 19 April in Amsterdam. This is the …

Digital Media

Bell and Howell acquires new trump card for production mail with Gunther International

With the acquisition of Gunther International mail specialist Bell and Howell will be getting a solid hold on teh fast growing production mail …

Manufacturing

Advert only visible if you are pregnant

IKEA has placed and advert in a Swedish magazine for expecting mums where the special offer is only visible if the pregnant woman drips a few drops …

Sweden

Effective RGB printing for packaging: Merck, SAUERESSIG, Siegwerk and Vrijdag present innovative printing technology at PCD 2018

<i>Elegant beautiful girl in a white wig, with the lips of rhinestones and festive manicure. Beauty face. Picture taken in the studio on a black</i> …

Graphic Design

Wild Format Series 3 .1 Laurel Brunner: Trends and technology in digital printing

In the new Wild Format series 3, Digital Dots gives us an overview of trends and technology in digital printing. In the first one Laurel Brunner …

Entrepreneurship

Programmatic direct mail as an effective follow-up of online

Programmatic is one of the buzzwords of the last couple of years yet few people can explain in detail what programmatic buying means. Now the direct …

Marketing

Exhibit Sales Now Open for InPrint USA 2019, the Industrial Print Show

InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show, has opened exhibit space sales for the next show taking place in Louisville, Kentucky April 9-11, 2019.<p>After …

Manufacturing

Blokboek well visited also during the Christmas period - blokboek.com

You would think that the holidays are bad for a site such as blokboek.com. That is not the case, however. The number of readers who read our messages …

Christmas

Printing digital wallpaper

Print shops who use a digital rotation press are increasingly entering a new market: printing wallpaper. According to the International Wall …

Design

Young people choose more expensive Christmas cards

A remarkable news item in Printweek: millenials in the UK buy fewer Christmas cards, but those that they do buy are the more expensive, unique cards. …

Thank you all 27,053 blokboek.com readers in 152 countries! - blokboek.com

The blokboek.com team wishes to thank all 27,053 readers who found their way to blokboek.com´s Graphic Communication News Online.<p>Blokboek.com is …

Street art as marketing tool

Street art as a marketing tool to promote your company, restaurant and city. That is what is happening in Georgetown on the island Penang, …

Kodak integrates PerfectPattern´s sPrint One Technology in its Prinergy Cloud Services

PerfectPattern announced that Kodak has integrated the sPrint One technology developed by PerfectPattern into its PRINERGY Cloud Services. Based on …

Kodak & Corporate Responsibility

For Kodak, reborn and re-energised, sustainability in every sense has become the company’s foundation. According to its recently published 2016 …

Programmatic direct mail as an effective follow-up of online

Programmatic is one of the buzzwords of the last couple of years yet few people can explain in detail what programmatic buying means. Now the direct …

Baldwin Technology acquires QuadTech Inc and strengthens its portfolio with advanced control systems

Baldwin, specialist in printing process automation, has acquired QuadTech. QuadTech manufactures advanced control systems for printing presses. The …

Mimaki to present the beauty pf digital textile printing at Heimtextil 2018

Mimaki announced that it will be exhibiting at Heimtextil 2018. The show takes place from 9 to 12 January 2018 in Frankfurt. The company, a pioneer …

Eddy Hagen: the influence of e-commerce on packaging design

Insights4print´s Eddy Hagen visited the Direct to Container Print conference in Amsterdam and returned with some remarkable insights. The rise of …

Sustainability Initiatives

Another week another sector specific sustainability initiative, this time in the cosmetics business. The Responsible Beauty Initiative (RBI) wants to …

Sappi acquires Cham Paper

There seems to be no end to consolidation in the paper industry. Latest news: South African paper manufacturer Sappi will acquire competitor Cham …

Tecnau new High-Speed TC7800 Book-Block Production System promised 30% higher production

It is not a cheap solution for book on demand, but the new TC7800 by Italian Tecnau is capable of producing complete books with a speed of 180 m/min. …

Ovimex first in the Netherlands with HP Indigo 30000

Ovimex in Deventer, the Netherlands, is the first one to use the HP Indigo 30000 for cardboard and synthetics. Ovimex is planning to launch smart B2B …

3D printing ten times faster

Researchers at the American MIT have developed a new printhead which will make 3D printing ten times faster. The new printhead is based on a screw …

Xaar again awarded Manufacturing Site of the Year

Xaar not only makes very efficient inkjet heads, they make it in a Manufacturing Site of the Year. This is the third year in a row that Xaar has been …

New technology for security printing

Canadian company Opalux has developed new, patented security print technology: OpalPrint Polycarbonate. The technology, a combination of photonic …