Ink-jet Trail to début at Labelexpo Americas 2014

Ink-jet Trail to début at Labelexpo Americas 2014NEWS: The inaugural Ink-jet Trail will take place at Labelexpo Americas in September this year, putting four manufacturers though their paces, as they each attempt to produce similar label designs.

Antalis puts the rough with the smooth in new Olin swatch book

Antalis puts the rough with the smooth in new Olin swatch book

NEWS: Antalis has announced a swatch book to showcase its Olin range of uncoated papers for offset and digital ink-jet printing.

Monster Media and Clear Channel refresh on-going US airport partnership

Monster Media and Clear Channel refresh on-going US airport partnership

NEWS: Monster Media has renewed its interactive videowall contract with Clear Channel Airports in the USA.

Daktronics to unveil its largest LED display at Florida stadium

NEWS: Daktronics is to unveil what is believes are the world's largest LED HD video displays, featuring around 35.5 million LEDs.

Xerox appoints new chief marketing officer

NEWS: John Kennedy has been revealed as the new chief marketing officer and vice-president of business and printing services provider Xerox.


Shuttle releases DS81 in line with Intel developments

Display Solutions will supply the newly released Shuttle DS81, a stripped-down PC for digital displays that can handle 4K and dual-screen set-ups.

AndersDX adds Raspberry Pi device to media player stable

AndersDX has announced a new addition to its media player portfolio based on Raspberry Pi through its subsidiary TinyGreenPC.

Storm managing director leaves as Clear Channel refreshes senior team

Clear Channel has completed a major shake-up of its senior leadership, with a new technology director and three directors leaving the company.

Porat takes top job at Scodix

Roy Porat has been appointed as chief executive of printing machines manufacturer, Scodix.

CBS Outdoor acquires Van Wagner OOH division in £404m deal

CBS Outdoor Americas has announced the acquisition of Van Wagner Communications's out-of-home (OOH) advertising portfolio.


Serif prepares to launch Affinity creative suite exclusively for Mac


Hawksworth aims to increase agility with booklet finishing investment

News becomes alliance partner for online services commerce network Blur


Framed breaks crowdfunding target for LCD digital art display series


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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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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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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Häuser finds cheaper way to produce gold with Kodak Nexpress buy

German letterpress and offset print house Häuser has added digital ink-jet capabilities to its operations with a Kodak Nexpress SX3300.



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.

Finding your way: when all apps fail, signs are as important as ever

We live in an age where we are dominated by our mobile phones. Where does that leave wayfinding, asks Will Thompson.


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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