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.

Creative Cloud support added to FlightCheck in software update

Creative Cloud support added to FlightCheck in software update

NEWS: 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 acquires Epson SurePress for expediency

NEWS: 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

NEWS: Banner Managed Communication (BMC) has been granted a three-year contract to provide Care UK with outsourced print collateral and digital asset management.

Oris looks to refine Flex Pack Web with Esko integration

NEWS: Oris's Flex Pack Web colour management software will incorporate Esko's Colour Engine spot colour profile database after a technology-sharing deal.


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

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

Allport Packaging invests in Zünd cutter

Allport Packaging has purchased a Zünd G3 M2500 cutting device as it looks to speed up its prototype design process. becomes alliance partner for online services commerce network Blur has become one of the first companies to sign up as an alliance partner to the Blur s-commerce system.

Xerox appoints new chief marketing officer

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

Porat takes top job at Scodix

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


Hawksworth aims to increase agility with booklet finishing investment


Tharstern undergoes management buy-out


Color-Logic follows Adobe down the HTML5 path


Perfect Binder from TCS adds finishing capabilities to Digital Copy offering


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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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.

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.