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Roland DGA makes first play for digital signage market with DisplayStudio release

Roland DGA makes first play for digital signage market with DisplayStudio releaseNEWS: Roland DGA has made a move into the digital signage market with the release of its DisplayStudio system at ISA International Sign Expo, designed for print and sign-making businesses looking to incorporate digital displays with wide-format graphics.

Epson adds fast processing, dual roll and MFP options in T-series revamp for AEC, CAD and GIS markets

Epson adds fast processing, dual roll and MFP options in T-series revamp for AEC, CAD and GIS markets

NEWS: Epson has revamped its T-series range for the CAD, GIS and AEC production markets, available in widths of 0.6, 0.91 and 1.11m (24, 36 and 44") with optional dual roll and MFP functionality on some models.

Canon updates imagePrograf range for durability, gamut and productivity

Canon updates imagePrograf range for durability, gamut and productivity

NEWS: Canon has announced the upgrade of its iPF range with the launch of seven new machines, including MFPs, for the technical document and in-house printing markets.

M Partners Wide launches 'superwide super-warranty' for DGI machines

NEWS: M Partners Wide has announced its new 'superwide super-warranty' package to provide customers with a five-year warranty on DGI's wide-format printers.

FESPA UK to bring 'Screen Printing Now' conference to London with Sakurai

NEWS: FESPA UK and Sakurai Graphic Systems will host the inaugural 'Screen Printing Now' conference in London between September 30th to October 2nd.

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HP boosts Latex and Designjet wide-format ranges in time for Sign UK and FESPA

HP has announced new additions to its Latex and Designjet wide-format printer families; James Matthews-Paul provides full technical details.

3D Systems announces dismissal of DSM Desotech lawsuit

3D Systems has announced that the US Court of Appeals has ruled in its favour and dismissed all remaining claims brought by DSM Desotech.

PepsiCo transforms StreetTalk kiosks into 3D bottles

PepsiCo is turning StreetTalk kiosks into Lipton ice tea bottles as part of an advertising campaign launched with JCDecaux Innovate.

European début for Esko C- and V-series at FESPA Digital

Esko has announced that its latest Kongsberg finishing systems will be given a European début at FESPA Digital 2014.

MTex to focus on direct to textile printing at FESPA Digital

MTex plans to reveal a new range of pre- and post-production products for direct-to-textile digital printing at this year's FESPA Digital.

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EFI announces first quarter revenue of $189m

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Manroland web systems signs new reseller agreement with Kodak

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Avery Dennison introduces new hybrid adhesive

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Kornit Digital realigns service and support in UK

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Mimaki TS34-1800A: dye-sublimation transfer printer

Hybrid Services gives an in-depth exploration of the recently launched TS34-1800A, a 1.9m dye-sublimation wide-format production printer.

Road test: the Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600

The lower ranks of the UV-curable market might be well served with printers but Fujifilm's addition brings some advanced features into a sensibly priced engine.

Onyx Thrive

ArtSystems profiles Onyx Thrive, the workflow software RIP that provides a scalable print production solution based on the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE).

Road test: EFI R3225

In her latest road test, Sophie Matthews-Paul tries out the EFI R3225 3.2m wide-format printer.

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Mimaki JV33

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Dynamax digitalsignage.net

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Dynamax POVng

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From Perez to Clarke: Kodak's moment

Tony Brown: Nice article Mr JM-P, Very enjoyable reading. When I was last in Rochester in the US (ironically to visit Xerox), I took time out to visit the Kodak museum and the lovingly restored home of George Eastman. The whole town was a homage to Kodak and its founding father. It was, after all, the birthplace of the camera film industry and some iconic analogue camera technology. That was back on 2004 / 05. I wonder if the same museum is now a mausoleum to the Kodak that once was? It just proves that no company can rest of its laurels. Noticeably Xerox, which itself was on its knees in the early 2000s, is now a much stronger and more vibrant company after going through a fairly major and structural (digital) transformation. Move over Kodak. Rochester now belongs to the Big Red X.

Sophie Matthews-Paul: The way he treated you was appallingly unprofessional, whether it was because he thought you looked intimidating or simply just not worth considering as a serious member of the press. You behaved impeccably; Perez didn't. I'm afraid I also thought the single yellow slide in his presentation was hilarious.

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There are two sides to every bank note

James Matthews-Paul: This just in from the British Retail Consortium's director-general, Helen Dickinson: "We very much welcomed the consultation and the opportunity for our members to contribute our expertise. The retail sector and Bank of England have a strong track record of working together to ensure the smooth and effective transition of new notes into our businesses." As Spock said: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

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Three new faces added to Scodix executive team

Julius Madison: Scodix has the most innovative, cutting-edge press in the Printing Business. The Printing Industry in the United States need to be fully aware of this outstanding product. And more Printing ,Marketing Distributors need to utilize this,and offer this technology to Consumners and Businesses that need these services. I have showed many Customers samples of this product and they are totally blow away with the touch and wow affect. Potential want and need this product and can't get it.

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Textile printing: which ink, and why?

Mike Horsten (Mimaki Europe): All, is correct but you should not forget that with Reactive and acid inks there needs to be a special pretreatment also. This is needed else the inks will bleed. So be careful when starting with reactive or acid inks its tricky.

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More than a lottery win: the Verdigris blog

Like the Grand National, we're also in it for the long haul when changing perceptions of print sustainability, says Laurel Brunner.

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Fanfare for the common man: why HP's latest additions should appeal to the vast numbers of smaller businesses

The latest arrivals in HP's latex and aqueous-based printers have now been made public, with the larger fanfare heralding the introduction of the Latex 300 Printer series.

InPrint 2014: top ten (or eleven) accolades from the Output team

Will Thompson gives his verdict on the good, the bad and the downright fascinating at InPrint 2014.

Day one at InPrint 2014: defining industrial, live

James Matthews-Paul analyses day one of InPrint 2014 and finds himself questioning once more – what is industrial?

OPINION

Alphabet soup for print's environmental impact: the Verdigris blog

Laurel Brunner looks into the acronym-laced terminology of sustainability.

Environmentally friendly substrates: the Verdigris blog

Laurel Brunner looks at one of the biggest concerns with print's environmental impact: disposing of it when it reaches end of life.

PET peeves, revisited

Laurel Brunner revisits the Indian government's decision to ban PET and looks at the polluting effect of poorly-managed waste disposal.

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