Something rotten in the compost bin: the Verdigris Blog

Something rotten in the compost bin: the Verdigris BlogOPINION: Laurel Brunner examines Bio4Life's compostable labelling products and says industry bodies should do more to create a cohesive model of standards and testing methods in this area.

FEPE research shows customer engagement abilities of OOH

FEPE research shows customer engagement abilities of OOH

NEWS: Research released by FEPE claims that out-of-home is a valuable tool for provoking immediate consumer engagement.

QPS to supply Longier to the UK market

QPS to supply Longier to the UK market

NEWS: Longier's range of UV-LED machines are to be made available for the UK market following a distribution deal with QPS.

Record revenue for EFI as Q3 financial results released

NEWS: EFI posted particularly strong financial results for Q3, with a record reported revenue of $198m (£123.3m), up 100 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013.

Ocean Labs department launched by Ocean as it looks to focus on DOOH research

NEWS: Ocean Outdoor has announced the official launch of Ocean Labs for the purposes of creative and data-driven research.


The briefing: Drytac hires operations manager, 5,000 machine sales for Axyz and Esko revamps cutter front-end

This morning's briefing sees Newtech back on the road and Stino eyevis and MMD collaborating for Viscom 2014 appearance.

Canon insight report: healthy demand for print but time for change

Canon's latest industry insight report indicates change is required if printers are to meet the evolving demands of customers.

The briefing: New showroom for MTex UK, Signagelive menuboard upgrade and Kinetic targets criminals

The briefing today looks at apprenticeships as the focus of latest Printing Charity event and CMA's nanotechnology consultant and Arlon's new film range.

Shine in the pipeline for JFX200 owners as Mimaki releases clear varnish

A varnish for the creation of spot and tactile finishes has been added to the JFX200-2513 UV-LED flat-bed from Mimaki.

Mutoh-only RIP launch fêted for SGIA release

A special edition of Caldera RIP, exclusively for Mutoh engines, will be unveiled by both manufacturers at SGIA later this year.


FDM everywoman adds two award categories for 2015


Inca broadens training and research at Cambridge site with new investments


The briefing: Vits attains stacker patent and Neschen adds glass deco to filmolux family


Perspex heads into flexible media with Transprint vinyl range


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: De Budelse picks Chili, Christie at the movies and first UK sale of MTex 5032Pro

Today's news in brief includes SBJ's decision to plump for Ricoh and a rebrand for the South China Label Show.



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.

Behind the acronyms: print and signage associations

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.

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.


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

Hollanders Output Recruit EnFocus