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Tramonto Antonio buys in on Avery Dennison waste disposal programme

Tramonto Antonio buys in on Avery Dennison waste disposal programmeNEWS: Italian waste management company Tramonto Antonio has joined the cohort of companies partnered with Avery Dennison as the company continues its efforts to reduce waste deposited to landfill sites. Tramonto Antonio will collect base and process waste from label production which will in turn be recycled.

Ricoh releases BatchBuilder software to streamline multiple job production

Ricoh releases BatchBuilder software to streamline multiple job production

NEWS: Ricoh has announced the upcoming release of its TotalFlow BatchBuilder, a device-agnostic software package for managing production and job grouping.

Warren establishes new paper sales team

Warren establishes new paper sales team

NEWS: As part of its redevelopment plans, Warren has implemented a sales team that will that develop its new paper division in the local region.

Global Graphics presents partnership programme for Harlequin RIP

NEWS: Global Graphics has launched a new partnership programme in a bid to mobilise third-party vendors and software creators whose products work in tandem with the Harlequin RIP.

X-Rite looks to improve consistency of colour profiling with BenQ link-up

NEWS: X-Rite has agreed a strategic partnership with BenQ to coincide in the launch of Palette Master, a program for the photography and graphic arts marketsthat facilitates monitor calibration.

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Global Inkjet Systems looks to simplify ink systems with parts portfolio

Global Inkjet Systems has launched a range of ink system components as it looks to make it easier to create bespoke ink supply systems.

EFI announces winners of first label printing contest

EFI has revealed the winners of its inaugural label printing contest for Jetrion users, recognising the achievements of innovative uses of the machines' capabilities.

Kingfisher chooses Kodak as it moves from litho to digital

Kingfisher Print has chosen to install a Kodak Nexpress as it moves into digital ink-jet production for the first time.

Low-migration inks for healthcare and retail launched by SPGPrints at Labelexpo Americas

SPGPrints has announced a line of low-migration UV-curable inks for use in food an pharmaceutical packaging at Labelexpo Americas.

ZMorph expands across Europe as it looks to push multi-purpose 3D printer

ZMorph is greatly increasing the availability of its 3D printing offering in Europe by moving into six new territories.

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EFI releases end-to-end label production line centred on Jetrion at Labelexpo Americas

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Xeikon goes faster than ever with Cheetah label engine release

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Kwambio plans to launch 3D print platform following 3D Printshow preview

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Avery Dennison to launch virtual trade show booth alongside Labelexpo Americas presence

LATEST COMMENTS

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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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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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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EDITOR’S PICK

Books on the rise: the Verdigris blog

Laurel Brunner finds that the US still has one of the poorest records on waste management, and recycling paper, despite a rise in paper consumption.

FEATURES

3D Printshow looks to inspire as it returns to London

The 3D Printshow returns to London in vogue against the backdrop of a print industry in disarray, says Dara Jegede.

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.

Innovation comes in small packages

Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the growth of packaging and how changing demands are opening up the market for digital ink-jet.

OPINION

The UN's Corporate Sustainability Report 2013: the Verdigris blog

The UN says that companies are taking environmental responsibility seriously, but tracking compliance is still an issue, points out Laurel Brunner.

Slowly garrotted with red tape: the Verdigris blog

Many EU compliance rules are excessive, and deliver no tangible benefits to businesses within the print industry, warns Laurel Brunner.

Is packaging recycling as environmentally friendly as it looks?: Verdigris blog

Recycling companies need to balance the scales between the environmental impact of the recycling packing against economic factors, says Laurel Brunner.

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