Output Calendar 2014: dates for your diary

Output Calendar 2014: dates for your diaryFEATURE: Output's own events calendar for the sign-making, digital signage, wide-format print and production print industries, with links to the official show sites, floorplans, dates and details.

Vpress and Optimus collaborate to create combined offering

Vpress and Optimus collaborate to create combined offering

NEWS: Optimus has announced that Vpress's web-to-print software Coreprint can now be integrated into its Dash MIS, following a strategic partnership.

Multiple product launches for Duplo as it looks to capitalise on London Calling 2014

Multiple product launches for Duplo as it looks to capitalise on London Calling 2014

NEWS: Duplo has used its London Calling event for the first outing of its iSaddle Duetto system, as well as three new models from its DC series.

Manufacturing companies eager to skill up, claims EEF

NEWS: Manufacturing businesses are consigning their 'bunker mentality' to the past and hunting for new training opportunities for staff, claims EEF.

PrintIt programme for 2015 launched at London Calling

NEWS: Proskills UK has announced the launch of its 2014-15 PrintIt programme at Duplo's London Calling event.


Indonesian forestry organisation, IFCC, deemed fit for purpose by PEFC

The PEFC has announced that it officially supports the IFCC's latest Sustainable Forest Certification management scheme.

First live demonstration of PageMaster in Germany

Bielomatik-Matti has announced that it will present the first-ever live run of its anticipated roll-fed PageMaster printer at its premises in Neuffen, Germany.

Apple to blame for the decline of the Finnish paper industry, suggests prime minister

The Finnish prime minister has gone on record to suggest that Apple's rise has precipitated the decline in its paper and mobile phone industries.

Google takes on German media as digital content stand-off continues

Google has taken action in a long-standing dispute over content usage rights with several major German publishers, including Axel Springer.

3D print it, grow it and eat it: designer unveils organic food prototype

Dutch designer Chloé Rutzerveld has produced edible 3D-printed bite-size biscuits with live bio-cultures enclosed within the food.


Delphax reports first elan sale


Revenues up for St Ives with 2014 financial results announcement


Pre-press software for newspaper production launched by Agfa at WPE 2014


Design consultancy launches 'printing practice' with integration focus


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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FDM everywoman adds two award categories for 2015

The fifth annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards have been launched, looking to highlight the best and brightest women in the UK technology arena.


Behind the acronyms: print and signage associations

Alongside the print houses and signage companies peppered along supply chains, numerous associations permeate the print industry, all with distinctive aims and approaches for implementing their objectives.

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.

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.


Sustainable green printing struts its stuff: the Verdigris Blog

Laurel Brunner looks at SGP and highlights the key benefits for print houses considering adoption of the certification.

Product environmental footprint from the European Commission: the Verdigris blog

The EC is forging ahead with its plans to develop its PEF and CEF rules, although the need is questionable, states Laurel Brunner.

Supply chain management made easy: the Verdigris blog

Supply chain management is the next step for printers and publishers who want to improve environmental impact management says Laurel Brunner

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