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Grafik plus establishes new web-to-print service thanks to Apogee

Grafik plus establishes new web-to-print service thanks to ApogeeNEWS: Grafik plus has implemented the Agfa Apogee StoreFront service, a web-to-print provision that enables customers to prepare their orders for print with a simple cloud-based user interface.

Laudert web-to-print platform receives a boost with Chili Publisher incorporation

Laudert web-to-print platform receives a boost with Chili Publisher incorporation

NEWS: Chili Publish has become a technology partner of Laudert, as the latter looks to boost its web-to-print offering with personalisation and 3D visualisation.

Konica Minolta supports C1100 launch with UK roadshow

Konica Minolta supports C1100 launch with UK roadshow

NEWS: Konia Minolta has announced a UK roadshow to support the release of the bizhub Press C1100.

Xeikon expands UK sales team with Banks appointment

NEWS: Xeikon's UK sales team has seen a new addition in the form of former Presstek man Peter Banks.

TheMagicTouch makes personalised samples easier with MagicArt collection

NEWS: TheMagicTouch has teamed up with template software provider Action Illustrated to offer apersonalised sample creation package that can be sent by sign-makers to prospective clients.

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Esko helps Belgian graduates to further packaging knowledge with masterclasses

Esko has provided a one-off, ten-day series of masterclasses in flexible packaging for graduates of the Artevelde University College Ghent.

St Bride Foundation to present courses and facilities at October open day

St Bride Foundation is offering would-be printers and enthusiasts an opportunity to explore its different facilities and training opportunities at an open day on October 7th.

EEF announces conference amid reports of wage increases

The manufacturers' organisation, EEF, has revealed an upsurge in wages in the six months from February to July 2014.

Antalis commits to green supply chains with Myrmex platform

Antalis has put sustainability at the tops of its agenda by adopting the open-source SaaS supplier platform Myrmex.

Color-Logic approves Xeikon X-800 DFE for use with metallic hues

Xeikon's X-800 DFE version 3.5 has been certified by Color-Logic as suitable to use with files processed using its software.

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Sunday Herald bucks publishing trend with increase in readership and subscriptions

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Indonesian exhibition for print and packaging to be 'largest yet'

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Push for paper bag adoption by retailers ahead of UK plastic bag levy

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Highcon adds Esko DFE to Euclid machines under OEM agreement

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

Duplo announces partners for London Calling

Duplo is gearing up for the long-awaited London Calling event in October with the announcement of partner organisations including Antalis, LumeJet and the BPIF.

FEATURES

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.

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

Will Thompson gives his verdict on the good, the bad and the downright fascinating at InPrint 2014.

OPINION

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.

The future is with the young: the Verdigris blog

It is important to remind the younger generation of the tangible and environmental benefits of print, writes Laurel Brunner.

Tracking those carbon footprints: the Verdigris blog

Following an update on the ISO TS 14067 specification on carbon foot-printing, Laurel Brunner reflects on why it should be published as a fully-fledged standard.

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