Fujifilm to collaborate with BDT and Phoseon for digital packaging printer

Fujifilm to collaborate with BDT and Phoseon for digital packaging printerNEWS: BDT Media Automation, Fujifilm-Dimatix and Phoseon have partnered up to develop an industrial packaging printing system, which will make its début at Pack Expo International in Chicago on November 2nd – 5th 2014. The system will utilise BDT's Tornado-based product feeder, Dimatix ink-jet print-heads and Phoseon's LED UV-curing functionality.

Making a difference is harder than it looks: the Verdigris blog

Making a difference is harder than it looks: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner gives her thoughts on the Sustainable Innovation Expo and explains why it was a missed opportunity.

LumeJet to present at Number 10 after nomination for Pitch Ten

LumeJet to present at Number 10 after nomination for Pitch Ten

NEWS: LumeJet has been selected to present its technology at 10 Downing Street at the end of the month, after being chosen as a Pitch Ten nominee.

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

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.


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.

Creative Cloud support added to FlightCheck in software update

Markzware has added support for Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 to version 7.5 of its preflighting software for Mac.

Labeltape acquires Epson SurePress for expediency

Labeltape Group has purchased and installed an Epson SurePress L-4033AW for its A-Flex store in Illinois, USA.

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.

Ink-jet Trail to début at Labelexpo Americas 2014

The inaugural Ink-jet Trail at Labelexpo Americas will put four manufacturers though their paces, as they each attempt to produce similar label designs.


Oris looks to refine Flex Pack Web with Esko integration


Häuser finds cheaper way to produce gold with Kodak Nexpress buy


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


Allport Packaging invests in Zünd cutter


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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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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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.


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.


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.

Click time: the Verdigris blog

The argument of print versus digital media is an empty one, suggests Laurel Brunner.