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With the chill of winter now very much in the air, the minds of print service providers, sign-makers and specialist installers begin to turn to how they are going to cope with installing graphics in cold conditions.
Wide format is regarded as one of the most exciting areas of the print industry, with one of the main reasons for this being that every day is varied. Each customer you deal with will want something different; every project…

Latex vs UV

October 13, 2022
With the ever-growing costs of running a business, making decisions on investments are more important than ever, to ensure a strong ROI.
Mimaki regularly forms interesting collaborations with artists to display the diverse and growing capabilities of digital printing. We caught up with Nicky Nahafahik, the artist that created the graphics for the Mimaki booth, at FESPA 2022.
Whether you are working in the print industry or another sector, it is highly likely that you will have been impacted by the well-documented supply chain issues and raw material shortages in recent years.
Selecting materials and media for a print job can be a tricky process, with the pressure firmly on the print service provider to ensure they make the right choice and achieve a high-quality result.
Digital Printing is a relatively recent application for printing. The first digital printers were launched in the early 1990s and over the last 30 years have expanded to become a major segment of the printing industry.
When Chris and Pat McGroder bought their Minuteman Press franchise in Concord, North Carolina in May 2014, they set lofty goals for themselves immediately. Chris shares, “When we started, we bought an existing Minuteman Press shop barely doing $10,000 per…
Adhesives are one of the most common and necessary components of many applications across a whole host of markets and industries. With this wide-ranging demand and use comes the core challenge for manufacturers and suppliers, how are you able to…
Printing businesses are no strangers to transformation. With new technologies emerging every year – as well as new inks, substrates and customer demands – a long history of innovation has helped the industry to thrive.
Adhesives are absolutely critical to the success of applications across a range of sectors. Simply put, if you get this choice wrong, then you put the entire project in jeopardy and run the risk of undoing your hard work earlier…
Though increasing in popularity at a rapid rate, when it comes to producing printed wallcovering applications, print service providers are faced with a wide range of challenges that they must overcome in order to deliver high-quality work to customers.
Like its lamination cousin, varnishing was previously seen as a process that was only really useful for adding an extra layer of protection to a piece of printed work without impacting the image underneath.
The migration to, or adoption of, wide format printing by commercial printers is slowing. So says findings from the Business Outlook Survey for WhatTheyThink’s Printing Outlook report.
All sectors, from automotive to aerospace to printing are entering into a new era coined “Industry 4.0”, representative of a more streamlined approach to production by utilising state of the art technologies to keep up with the increase in demand.…
Material choice is an incredibly tricky process and can cause all sorts of headaches for print companies. After all, if you don’t get this decision right, you put the quality of valuable projects at risk and could incur additional, unnecessary…
It’s no exaggeration to say plastics transformed the world. A world without plastics means giving up the cheap and durable material found in packaging, electronics, cosmetics, medical devices and thousands of other things.
Selecting the right adhesive is critical for the success of many different types of applications and projects. Simply put, if you do not get this choice right, you risk ruining the hard work you put in to creating the application…
OMG General Manager Celia Collins highlighted opportunities and problems in African OOH in a wide ranging interview with WOO President Tom Goddard which opened this week’s virtual Africa Forum. Collins said OOH had “stayed strong” during the pandemic and she…
Mounting adhesives, sometimes referred to as double-sided adhesives or double-sided mount film, were used extensively in the early days of digital imaging but their use has waned as the availability of speciality adhesive-backed media has increased.
With the all-important COP26 Climate Change Conference having taken centre stage in November, there is no time like the present for the fashion world to rally together in stepping up sustainability efforts and getting carbon emissions under control. Globally, the…
The way we live, work, and engage with the world around us is being significantly reshaped by the global pandemic. From a print industry perspective, the versatility of UV LED technology gives print service providers an edge when it comes…
Being stuck inside for large parts of the last two years has raised awareness of just how important interior décor is. Whether that is the choice of wallpaper in your living room, wall graphics in an office, or even furniture…
The productivity and creative benefits of adding 3D printing to almost any model-making business are clear, but the cost and complexity of the process can often be a barrier. With the launch of Mimaki’s complete and affordable 3D printing solution…
The wide and super wide format market has undergone its digital transition while certain analogue printing technologies, such as screen-printing, continue to complement the overall mix offered by large format print service providers (PSPs) to their clients. In this regard,…
The holiday season has, and always will be, a hugely important time of the year for print, graphics and sign companies, with the festive season providing a whole range of opportunities for work and business growth.
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