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Agfa Anapurna M2500 prints floor cover for Panthéon

Agfa Anapurna M2500 prints floor cover for PanthéonNEWS: The floor of the Panthéon in Paris has been covered by an art project, designed by French artist JR and printed onto canvas sheets using an Agfa Anapurna M2500.

Amazon to host 3D print web store in early positioning move

Amazon to host 3D print web store in early positioning move

NEWS: Amazon has moved into the 3D printing space by releasing a product store, which gives customers a choice of more than two hundred customisable print-on-demand items.

Mini Monet created with nano-printing

Mini Monet created with nano-printing

NEWS: Researchers at the University of Technology and Design in Singapore (SUTD) have recreated Monet's Sunrise painting using a new printing technique with plasmonics.

Envision Solar unveils first DOOH screen for EV ARC charging ports

NEWS: Envision Solar has revealed a new solar-powered and digitally enabled EV ARC charging station at a FIAT dealership in San Diego.

Michelson steps in as interim chief executive at RMG

NEWS: RMG has announced the appointment of Robert Michelson as the interim chief executive and president of the company, following the resignation of Garry McGuire.

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Fujifilm to collaborate with BDT and Phoseon for digital packaging printer

BDT, Fujifilm Dimatix and Phoseon have partnered up to develop an industrial packaging printing system, which will make its début at Pack Expo International in November.

Library and workshop apprenticeship offered by St Bride Foundation

St Bride Foundation is offering a one-year apprenticeship at its print library and workshop as part of an initiative with Islington Council.

ERP-compatible web-to-print module released by Sistrade

Sistrade has released a web-to-print module that can be fully integrated into its ERP business management software.

BMA completes beta test of Fujifilm flexible Uvijet KV ink

BMA has successfully trialled Fujifilm's Uvijet KV thermo-forming UV-curable ink, producing a range of products using its Acuity Advance Select.

BMC wins multi-service outsourcing contract with Care UK

Banner Managed Communication (BMC) has been granted a three-year contract to provide Care UK with outsourced print collateral and digital asset management.

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Fastsigns acquired as private equity company teams up with management

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Xennia looks to solve dye-sublimation textile conundrum with Corundum inks

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Labeltape acquires Epson SurePress for expediency

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Visionect looks to exploit potential of ePaper with display series launch

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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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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. www.imieurope.com

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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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PDF 2.0: is it all it's cracked up to be?

Andrew Bailes-Collins: To remove any doubt I should point out that the GWG has nothing to do with the actual PDF/X specification, that's an ISO standard and developed by ISO, although GWG members do contribute input and some people are members of GWG and ISO. The GWG settings are based on a PDF/X standard and then build on top of them with requirements for different printing conditions. The current specs are based on PDF/X-4 which allows live transparency and also use of optional content (layers) in a PDF.

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NEC sets up grand finale for Sherlock Holmes exhibition

NEC has been tasked by the Museum of London to provide an immersive climax comparable to the ending of 'The Final Problem' to its Sherlock Holmes exhibition.

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EFI acquires DirectSmile in bid for data dominance

James Matthews-Paul analyses EFI's acquisition of DirectSmile, exploring its potential future as part of EFI's continuous data-driven software expansion.

Output Calendar 2014: dates for your diary

Output's own events calendar for the sign-making, digital signage, wide-format print and production print industries.

A matter of the heart: London Digital Signage Week

Geny Caloisi explores how LDSW showed how players are coming together to better exploit the medium.

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Branching out: the power of video in corporate communications

Daniel Thunberg, senior vice-president at Piksel, explains how video-based corporate networks can be used to keep both in-house and mobile employees informed and up to date with company information.

Building data trails: the Verdigris blog

Regulation and consumer pressures are forcing companies to come clean, says Laurel Brunner.

3D printing: why the future is ink-jet

Andy Middleton, general manager for EMEA at Stratasys, gives his take on where 3D printing is today and what we can expect from the technology moving forward.

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