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.

Is packaging recycling as environmentally friendly as it looks?: Verdigris blog

Is packaging recycling as environmentally friendly as it looks?: Verdigris blog

OPINION: Recycling companies need to balance the scales between the environmental impact of the recycling packing against economic factors, says Laurel Brunner.

EEF announces conference amid reports of wage increases

EEF announces conference amid reports of wage increases

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

Sunday Herald bucks publishing trend with increase in readership and subscriptions

NEWS: The Sunday Herald, has reported growth in subscriptions for its online and mobile outlets, as well as increased readership across all platforms including print.

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

NEWS: The Jakarta International Expo for the plastics, packaging and printing industries is expected to be the 'largest yet', with organisers anticipating 25,000 visitors.


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

The PEFC has teamed up with AB Group to push for the adoption of paper bags by brands and retailers.

Highcon adds Esko DFE to Euclid machines under OEM agreement

Esko has agreed an OEM partnership for Highcon to distribute and install Esko's CAD digital front-end (DFE) on its Euclid digital cutting and creasing machines.

Antalis and Procos add sustainability and style to Packaging Innovations official show bag

Antalis has combined forces with packaging manufacturer Procos to create the official show bag for Packaging Innovations 2014.

IFS stalwart Seaber aims to improve customer service with new sales role

IFS has promoted long-serving employee Jason Seaber by appointing him as the company's first technical sales director.

IIJ to unveil new industrial print line at Labelexpo America 2014

Industrial Inkjet has announced a range of single-pass print engines for the label sector, featuring Konica Minolta's latest KM1024iM print-head.


C and T Matrix drives down delivery times in UK by adding dedicated stock


Bell and Bain becomes first to sign up for bizhub C1085 from Konica Minolta


Sihl adds Furniss to team in Midlands sales role


First Canon Océ ImageStream 3500 snapped up by German print house


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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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.


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.


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.

Fresh thinking: the Verdigris blog

Standards development and tackling environmental issues should be a collective effort from both the old and young people in the print industry, says Laurel Brunner