Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

DESIGN-MADE is a new contemporary design event that debuted their first show in Sydney, Australia, presenting collections of products from rising Australian interior designers. The show demonstrated that design is not just for a small niche of elite consumers anymore but has something for everyone and aims to change buyer-behavior to support local and original design.

Published in Latest Events News
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 05:00

Printing Pixels

Remember photography? Back in the eighties Martin Thompson was in the darkrooms of the Royal College of Art, carefully agitating a tray of developer, patiently waiting for an image to appear on a blank sheet of photographic paper. A stop bath, a fix and a wash later, he would usually shuffle back to the enlarger to try again. “I was never satisfied with a ‘straight’ photograph” says Martin, “it just wasn’t enough. I was experimenting with multiple exposures, dodging, burning, toning and painting on my photographs. I was trying anything. It was a bit hit and miss in those days”. The work he did produce was good enough to be used by eighties style magazines ‘The Face’ and ‘Blitz’ but in the darkroom the possibilities were limited. Then everything went digital. Suddenly the possibilities were endless.

Published in Features

POS specialists CP Arts are the first UK based company to have placed an order with Agfa Graphics for the new Jeti Tauro H3300 LED launched at this year’s FESPA.

Published in UV/LED Printing

It does not have to take long to implement a system that manages packaging specification, approval and project life cycle. After installing Esko’s WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated in just five days, Landaal Packaging Systems has been able to add designer capacity, track projects, manage process efficiencies, and reduce errors.

Published in Technology

Memjet, a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, announced today that its OEM partner, Rigoli s.r.l., has launched the Rigoli MVZ: the first roll-to-roll, wide format, inkjet printer powered by Memjet and designed for flexible packaging applications. This new, low-cost solution enables users to produce the colorful, low- to middle-run lengths of customized flexible packaging that are in demand in today’s market. Rigoli will be demonstrating the printer and showcasing customized packaging at the upcoming IPACK-IMA 2018, which will take place between May 29 and June 1, 2018, in Milan, Italy.

Published in Printing World

As sensory marketing continues to rise as retailers try to engage consumers by creating a multi-sensory shopping experience, Antalis is urging commercial printers and signmakers to maximise the opportunities from this growing trend.

Published in Technology

The 5th Global Trends Report, published at the end of April, is well established as a unique annual survey of the state of print in all markets across the world. However by definition it cannot analyse all issues in the depth the drupa team would like. Hence the Spotlight report will take one important topic each year and ask our expert panel to examine it in more detail. This year it is the impact of inkjet printing.

Published in Business
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:00

Making Ink Stick

Before inkjet became the dominant printing process, screen printing was the only segment in the world of printing that could and does print on practically anything. During this time, most printing was done on some form of paper, where adhesion and durability were not primary factors in ink and substrate performance. The commercial screen printing industry began as a short-run process to reproduce images on paper and paper board substrates.

Published in Inks
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 01:30

Making a difference one step at a time

Let’s face it: the world will never be 100% environmentally friendly – at least not during my lifetime, which I plan to continue for at least another five to six decades. Sustainability is one of those hyped words that everyone uses and interprets freely based on their own definition. Many companies claim that their product is sustainable, albeit based only on a narrow set of attributes. More often than not, we as customers just take their word for it. A company, for example, can claim sustainability solely based on ink characteristics, without considering other factors such as power consumption or ink usage. Don’t get me wrong, any progress toward a more sustainable world should be applauded, but I personally think taking one concrete approach at a time is the way to go.

Published in Features

West Midlands based JPL Print & Design chooses an Agfa Jeti Tauro H2500 LED to boost its wide-format production.

Published in UV/LED Printing

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