Live and learn: why I'm going to IMI Europe's ink-jet conference

Live and learn: why I'm going to IMI Europe's ink-jet conferenceFEATURE: Industry expert Sophie Matthews-Paul explains why she's attending this year's IMI Europe ink-jet conference, taking place in Barcelona, Spain next week, from November 5th to 7th.

HP harks forward to 'blended reality' with launch of 3D print technology and 'immersive' PC

HP harks forward to 'blended reality' with launch of 3D print technology and 'immersive' PC

NEWS: HP has unveiled a new 3D printer and process alongside an 'immersive' personal computer, Sprout.

Kodak presents key developments at Wan-Ifra

Kodak presents key developments at Wan-Ifra

NEWS: Kodak has unveiled its latest advancements for digital print to top members of the publishing industry at the Wan-Ifra World Publishing Expo in Amsterdam.

PaperlinX and ArtSystems link up for Stratasys supply deal

NEWS: ArtSystems and Paperlinx have penned a strategic deal to resell Stratasys 3D printers to UK and Irish customers.

New 3D algorithm for efficient printing

NEWS: Researchers from Purdue University have developed software algorithms for a more efficient 3D print production process.


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.

Vpress and Optimus collaborate to create combined offering

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

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

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

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


First live demonstration of PageMaster in Germany


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


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


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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UK Government backs University of Leeds robotics, additive manufacturing facility

The University of Leeds has seen a UK Government-backed 4.3m robotics centre established at its school of mechanical engineering.


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.


Something rotten in the compost bin: the Verdigris Blog

Laurel Brunner says industry bodies should do more to create a cohesive model of standards and testing methods in composting labels.

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.

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