Output Calendar 2014: dates for your diary

Output Calendar 2014: dates for your diaryFEATURE: Output's own events calendar for the sign-making, digital signage, wide-format print and production print industries, with links to the official show sites, floorplans, dates and details.

Vpress and Optimus collaborate to create combined offering

Vpress and Optimus collaborate to create combined offering

NEWS: Optimus has announced that Vpress's web-to-print software Coreprint can now be integrated into its Dash MIS, following a strategic partnership.

Multiple product launches for Duplo as it looks to capitalise on London Calling 2014

Multiple product launches for Duplo as it looks to capitalise on London Calling 2014

NEWS: Duplo has used its London Calling event for the first outing of its iSaddle Duetto system, as well as three new models from its DC series.

Perspex heads into flexible media with Transprint vinyl range

NEWS: Perspex Distribution (PDL) is broadening its portfolio to include vinyl, overlaminates and banner products, which will be sold under the name Transprint.

Behind the acronyms: print and signage associations

FEATURE: Alongside the print houses and signage companies peppered along supply chains, numerous associations permeate the print industry, all with distinctive aims and approaches for implementing their objectives.


First live demonstration of PageMaster in Germany

Bielomatik-Matti has announced that it will present the first-ever live run of its anticipated roll-fed PageMaster printer at its premises in Neuffen, Germany.

Indonesian forestry organisation, IFCC, deemed fit for purpose by PEFC

The PEFC has announced that it officially supports the IFCC's latest Sustainable Forest Certification management scheme.

The briefing: Phoenix reborn, Mood targets wifi and social and Inkjet Conference hailed a success

In the briefing today: Drytac looks for distributors and partners, Pixartprinting launches eco-friendly packaging line and TransitScreen up for design award.

Outdoor Media Centre looks to reform as Baker departs

Mike Baker is to step down as chief executive of the Outdoor Media Centre (OMC) next year as the trade body looks to reshape itself.

Apple to blame for the decline of the Finnish paper industry, suggests prime minister

The Finnish prime minister has gone on record to suggest that Apple's rise has precipitated the decline in its paper and mobile phone industries.


Google takes on German media as digital content stand-off continues


Second Sign Manufacturing Day a 'rousing success', claim organisers


3D print it, grow it and eat it: designer unveils organic food prototype


The briefing: Zombies at petrol stations, paywall adoption decline and first Inca system sale for Fujifilm


Mimaki JV400 SUV

Hybrid Services profiles the Mimaki JV400-SUV. This series, available in 1.3 and 1.6m widths, uses a special ink combination to combine the benefits of both solvent and UV-curable, allowing for the creation of instantly dry, high-value gloss prints.

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.

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: 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.

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Road test: EFI R3225

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Mimaki JV33

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Five free modeling software packages for 3D printing

sandy: We are into architectural rendering,what do you think which software should we use for 3D printing ?

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

Kirsty Inman: Excellent summary of the top 10 #InPrint2014 accolades. Thank you for our mention. Glad you liked the costumes. We will be putting some photos on our website for those of you who didn't see the IMI Europe team at the show.

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Australian acquisitions strengthens Spandex's regional offering

William Bell: I wouldn't believe a single utterance by this high achieving Scotsman. While I admire the man I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him. He is the ultimate Machiavellian businessman. Who are Gilde by the way? A shadowy private equity firm with almost no detailed background information to be found on the Internet. I am wondering if money laundering is behind this whole transaction.

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The value of exhibitions for exhibitors and visitors

Ryan Legge: I think there's a growing perception that printed materials and the value of them and exhibition displays or trade-shows is reducing as digital media takes off, and that's a difficult thing to overcome, certainly for newer businesses that don't necessarily have experience to back up their perceptions. Encouraging people to engage with new business experiences that will have an initial outlay cost but not necessarily a guaranteed ROI is always going to be difficult. I agree with your sentiment "need to work harder to attract newcomers from outside" but wonder how you would suggest achieving this?

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The briefing: Beacons in LA, Smurfit Kappa wins at PPI, Virtual assistants in Miami

In today's briefing: Virtual assistants land at Maimi airport and Martin Outdoor Media pilot program to test Beacons in LA.



Beyond the screen: VisibleArt adds digital to its textile production

Ben McCabe finds out how VisibleArt has added flexibility and improved its environmental impact by adding digital ink-jet to its textile production.

Happy Birthday HMS President: PressOn ensures WWI tribute is realised

Dara Jegede talks to Andy Wilson from PressOn about the print house's recent wrapping job on the HMS President a feat that took vehicle wrapping to a whole new level.

The media owner monopoly game

With a variety of divergent strategies, play time is over for the big players in the media owner market, writes Ben McCabe.


Sustainable green printing struts its stuff: the Verdigris Blog

Laurel Brunner looks at SGP and highlights the key benefits for print houses considering adoption of the certification.

Product environmental footprint from the European Commission: the Verdigris blog

The EC is forging ahead with its plans to develop its PEF and CEF rules, although the need is questionable, states Laurel Brunner.

Supply chain management made easy: the Verdigris blog

Supply chain management is the next step for printers and publishers who want to improve environmental impact management says Laurel Brunner

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