NEWS: HP chose ISA International Sign Expo to unveil a number of new upgrades for its Scitex wide-format portfolio, including metallic capabilities.
NEWS: HP has launched two new 'affordable' media players designed to be used with its digital signage displays to help retail and hospitality businesses.
NEWS: Kent-based display producer Signs and Design says its HP Scitex FB7600, installed at the end of 2011, has given it a 'massive step-up' in productivity.
NEWS: HP has revamped and enlarged its existing facility for its Graphics Solutions Business, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of its customer centre.
NEWS: HP Scitex and Designjet users are being invited to enter HP's 2013 Sign and Display Print Excellence Awards, with the winners to be announced at FESPA 2013.
NEWS: HP has revealed a new digital wallcovering solution that it says offers 'easy entry into custom-printed wall décor production'.
NEWS: HP will showcase its Designjet family of wide-format printers at next month's Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt.
NEWS: HP's latex and A50 ink-jet web press inks have become the first water-based ink-jet inks to achieve UL Environment's Sustainable Product Certification, the company has announced.
NEWS: HP's Latex Applications Tour will make a second trip around the UK, with six dates in six cities added to the road show.
NEWS: HP is currently demonstrating its Indigo WS6600 digital press at Labelexpo Americas with a number of new features.
NEWS: Cewe Color has installed an HP Indigo W7250 digital press in order to increase the production of products including photobooks.
NEWS: Transactional materials printer Trendcommerce expects to see business growth following the planned installation of two HP T230 Inkjet Web Presses.
NEWS: HP will demonstrate its HP Indigo and Designjet printers at Photokina to showcase their abilities in the photo printing market.
NEWS: Derbyshire POS materials producer Derwent Displays has installed an HP Scitex FB7600 wide-format printer.
NEWS: East Sussex's Pureprint Group is one of two British companies involved in the beta testing of the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press.
NEWS: HP has announced its plans for the inaugural EcoPrint show, taking place in Berlin, Germany on September 26th and 27th 2012.
NEWS: B-Print and Display says it expects to increase its production speeds following the installation of an HP Scitex FB7600 industrial press.
NEWS: A French PSP has revealed how its HP Scitex LX600 printer has made a positive environmental and financial impact.
NEWS: HP Designjet printers with latex ink will be on display at Sign Africa Expo, taking place in Johannesburg from August 22nd to 24th.
NEWS: Leicester-based print house Greenshires has printed 500 sets of eleven drum wraps for UK heavy metal band Iron Maiden, featuring its mascot Eddie.
NEWS: HP and supplier CWE Solutions will host an open house on June 21st at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
NEWS: Northampton-based digital print company Boyall Graphics received an HP Print Excellence Award in the Labels and Packaging – Speciality Printing category.
NEWS: HP has warned that it is preparing to cut 27,000 jobs by 2014, amounting to a reduction of around eight percent of its global workforce of 350,000.
NEWS: GJ Plastics has taken delivery of an HP Scitex FB500 industrial printer to help it extend its POS display and container product range.
NEWS: Brazil-based internet photo print company Digipix is to launch a photo print service using a web-fed HP Indigo WS6000p digital press, replacing the silver halide process.
NEWS: HP has demonstrated new cloud-based and mobile printing solutions for its HP Designjet systems.
NEWS: FastAnt has completed the purchase of an HP Scitex FB7600 industrial press at drupa, after the machine came top of the company's comparison tests.
NEWS: HP has released details on a number of environmentally conscious initiatives tied in with its Indigo range at drupa.
NEWS: HP is demonstrating its 1m-wide full-colour HP Inkjet Web Press at drupa this month, featuring technology that will be available from 2013.
NEWS: The market opportunities for micro-publishers will be presented at a seminar by HP and Creative Printers Network at drupa.
NEWS: HP's stand at drupa will include an exhibition of new digital printing and workflow solutions as well as financing and business development resources with the theme of 'Print Your Future'.
NEWS: HP is to host an Eco Leadership Forum at May's drupa, with a panel of printing industry experts coming together to discuss sustainability.
NEWS: HP says its presence at Sign and Digital UK last month generated 'widespread interest' in its new latex printers.
NEWS: The HP Latex Application Tour will continue its European roadshow with dates confirmed for Spain and Portugal.
NEWS: HP is to create a 'Digitally Printed Book Store' at this week's London Book Fair, in order to demonstrate to publishers the opportunities of digital technology for the book market.
NEWS: German carton and sales display manufacturer Leupold has purchased the first HP Indigo WS6600 digital press for carton-folding applications.
NEWS: HP is to offer up to £1,000 cashback on HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 printers purchased at next week's Sign and Digital UK.
NEWS: A German printer has used an HP Scitex machine with latex inks to produce a 2,200sq m replica of the Brandenburg Gate for a music festival in Berlin.
NEWS: HP has announced a new white ink for its Scitex FB7500 and FB7600 wide-format machines, plus operations software and automated loading.
NEWS: Glasgow-based J Thomson Colour Printers has installed an HP Indigo 5500 press, its second purchase of the model.
NEWS: HP is currently exhibiting its new HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 printers with latex inks at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: UK-based Bridgeshire Packaging has become the first firm world-wide to install HP's new Scitex FB7600 printer.
NEWS: HP will exhibit its Indigo digital printing technology at PackTech 2012 later this month with a stand transformed into a 'Digital Supermarket'.
NEWS: HP has announced its HP FB225 Scitex ink for wide-format printing has successfully met AgBB regulations for indoor building products.
FEATURE: Having lived in Paris for four years, I can confirm readily that parking in the city is nothing short of a nightmare.
NEWS: HP digital printing technology has been used for an advertising campaign to promote the smart car range by relating the message directly to residents of 26 French cities.
FEATURE: Introduced forever ago when it was the Nur Tempo Q, the HP FB6100 was a rebadged version of a wide-format engine introduced at drupa 2008.
FEATURE: When the HP Scitex FB6100 originally appeared in its first incarnation, back in June 2003, it actually created something of a stir.
NEWS: HP will continue its campaign to demonstrate digital printing at the upcoming FESPA Digital trade show, by showcasing the new Designjet L28500 and Designjet L26500 printers with HP latex inks.
OPINION: Dear Diary: They're digging up the road outside the plant and it's playing havoc with our deliveries.
NEWS: Delta Display, part of the Delta Group, has added two HP Scitex FB7500 industrial presses to its production line-up, bringing the total to seven.
NEWS: Europe's first HP T400 colour ink-jet web press has been installed at Symeta, a print and document management company.
NEWS: Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East 2012 will include the region's first demonstrations of the new HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 printers.
NEWS: HP exhibited its newly introduced HP Designjet L28500 and Designjet L26500 wide-format printers at last week's Sign Istanbul trade show.
FEATURE: Latex printers can help designers because they provide several output options, all using the same Latex ink which helps bring down the number of output variables.
NEWS: The new vice-president and general manager for the HP Graphics Solutions Business in the EMEA region has been named as Manel Martinez.
OPINION: James Matthews-Paul takes a trip on the HP latex truck and reports back on why business owners should consider getting on board.
NEWS: Christinger of Switzerland has become the first PSP world-wide to achieve the PSO/ISO 12647-2 certification on an HP Scitex TJ8350.
NEWS: Printer manufacturer HP has announced its search for entrants to the first ever HP Print Excellence Awards.
NEWS: The Printed Image, a Dublin, Ireland-based company with clients in the consumer goods market, has purchased an HP Scitex FB7500.
NEWS: HP has announced its team based in Bracknell, UK has worked with award-winning photographer Chris Floyd on a Twitter-inspired work called 'One Hundred and Forty Characters'.
NEWS: Label manufacturer and print solutions provider Anglia Labels has installed a new HP Indigo ws4500 press at its facilities in Suffolk, UK.
PRODUCT PROFILE: Sophie Matthews-Paul tests the HP Designjet L26500, one of the two new HP Designjet latex printers to have been introduced recently.
NEWS: Ferrari Publicità Esterna (FPE), based in Milan, Italy, bought an HP Scitex FB7500 printer at the recent Viscom Italia show, HP states.
FEATURE: On the last night of my latest visit to Barcelona to see the newest arrivals in HP's family of latex printers, I had the chance of visiting Vallery Gallery where they were showing the winning entries of a fascinating architecture competition.
NEWS: Whitchurch, Hampshire-based printing company John Dollin has replaced an old digital printer with a new HP Indigo 5500 press.
NEWS: HP has announced the introduction of two new printers in its Designjet range, thus expanding its latex ink offering.
FEATURE: Dear Diary, Having just come from Smooze, Grabbit and Run, feeling thoroughly despondent, they have called to tell me we've got the contract.
FEATURE: Those looking at the latest bunch of machines being introduced might wonder what's different about them, for most are based on existing technologies.
NEWS: An improved version of EskoArtwork's i-cut Suite print-to-cut workflow solution has been made available exclusively to HP Scitex customers.
NEWS: The latest announcements from HP include its newest Scitex industrial printer in the form of the FB7600.
NEWS: November's Ipex Digital Middle East trade show in Abu Dhabi, UAE will feature a showcase of 'versatile' printing solutions for graphics by HP.
NEWS: Artel Systems, based in Kiev, Ukraine, has installed an HP Scitex LX800 printer, with the intention of developing interior décor products.
NEWS: The Esri European User Conference (EUC) in Madrid, Spain later this month will feature a showcase of HP's large-format printing.
NEWS: The first permanent demonstration centre for HP latex inks has opened at the Art Instituto Italiano Artigianelli in Milan, Italy.
FEATURE: Watching the recent video from HP where Keyboard Group's Grant Mahoney waxes lyrical about his latex machines just goes to prove that adopting this technology has made a difference.
NEWS: HP Graphic Arts customers' organisation Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) is to launch into the EMEA region.
NEWS: HP has confirmed its European Latex Applications roadshow will reach the UK and Ireland later this autumn.
NEWS: HP Designjet printers have been recognised in award schemes from Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories (BERTL) and Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI).
NEWS: HP has announced the Russian debut of its HP Scitex LX850 wide-format printer will take place at Reklama, to be held from September 27th to 30th.
NEWS: HP has announced the seminar schedule and product line-up for its stand at the Viscom Sign exhibition in Spain from October 6th to 8th.
NEWS: HP has released details for its stand at the German Viscom show, taking place in Düsseldorf from October 13th to 15th.
NEWS: HP Designjet wide-format printing products are to be exhibited at Intergeo 2011.
NEWS: HP has announced it has opted to end its Print Station scheme, weeks after launching the UK-based part of the network.
NEWS: HP has announced that its stand at the upcoming Viscom Paris trade fair will showcase the superwide- and wide-format digital ink-jet printers in its Scitex and Designjet ranges.
NEWS: France Affiches has invested in new and upgraded printers from the HP Scitex range in order to boost its production.
FEATURE: Last Spring, while struggling and failing miserably to digest some lofty management blah-dy-blah at the Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles, I remembered an idea from another life.
NEWS: Print house pixartprinting, of Venice, Italy, has invested in two HP Scitex LX600 printers as part of a 'complementary technology strategy'.
FEATURE: The concept of a roadshow is not new, and it fits into today's model where we expect our groceries and books to be delivered to our door.
OPINION: Grey is not that easy to get in the digital market but over the years it has become more and more of a standard.
NEWS: HP has revealed its Latex Truck – a mobile showcase of its latex printing technology – is to continue its European tour later this summer.
NEWS: A report from RSR Research, co-sponsored by HP, has found that 70 percent of retailers are now using technology-enabled touch points with a view to growing their businesses.
NEWS: France-based Cartonnages Vaillant says it is to increase its POS display output following the installation of an HP Scitex FB7500 printer.
NEWS: An HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer is currently being used at the Les Rencontres d'Arles photographic festival in France, in a giant photo booth where attendees can have their pictures taken and printed.
NEWS: HP will introduce a new upgrade package for users of its Scitex XP2300 UV-curable wide-format printer on September 15th.
NEWS: HP says its sponsorship of the week-long 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Young Lions Competition will allow advertising professionals aged 28 and under to 'harness the power of print' with its digital printing technology.
NEWS: HP is taking its latex printing technology on the road in Europe, with this week's FESPA Digital show in Hamburg, Germany the first stop.
NEWS: HP has taken a range of its wide-format printing equipment to FESPA Digital, where it intends to demonstrate how its Scitex and Designjet machines can offer an 'attractive' alternative to solvent processes.
OPINION: I'm presenting on the HP stand every day this week at the FESPA show in Hamburg on the topic of sustainability in sign and display printing.
OPINION: Business development consultant Lucien Moons responds to last week's Talk Print! Question of the Week.
PRODUCT PROFILE: HP Scitex Training offers a variety of training options that are delivered at HP's state-of-the-art training facilities or at your site.
OPINION: HP electronics engineer and core developer Rafi Sarussi gives an insight into the development of the HP Scitex FB7500 printer.
FEATURE: With new offerings out from Roland DG, HP, Fujifilm, Océ and Seiko one could be forgiven for thinking that there's a fair or two in the works.
NEWS: HP has made a number of additions to its family of Latex products.
FEATURE: Bob Rosenberry, manager of Visual Solutions at HP, gives his thoughts on the digital signage market.
FEATURE: Bob Rosenberry, manager of Visual Solutions, HP, gives his thoughts on the digital signage market in part two of this Q&A.
NEWS: A new demonstration and training facility has been opened by HP in Georgia, USA, aimed at educating customers in the Americas about digital printing technology.
NEWS: An HP Scitex LX800 printer has been installed at the premises of graphics producer Base 3, of Barbera del Valles, Spain.
NEWS: The HP Designjet L25500 printer has been revealed as the best-selling large-format printer in the 45 to 71" (114 to 180cm) size category in the North American and Latin American markets, HP has announced.
NEWS: HP has appointed a new marketing director for its Graphics Solutions Business division in the EMEA region, Ronen Zioni.
NEWS: HP will be exhibiting at the FESPA Digital show, where it will display 'a wider than ever range of digital solutions' aimed at helping printers to expand their services, the company has announced.
FEATURE: HP's got a new head boy, one Léo Apotheker, who wants HP to 'provide seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for the connected world'.
NEWS: HP has made two executive appointments aimed at driving a conversion from analogue to digital printing.
NEWS: HP, in association with the Sign School and Bigger Stickers, has announced a new programme of vehicle wrapping training courses for both experienced installers and beginners.
NEWS: The 'trendsetting' wallpaper designs of artist Dan Funderburgh, produced using HP Designjet printing technology, have been put on show at the gallery of Barcelona design studio Vasava.
NEWS: The newly named HP Field House, a 1950s-style property located in the Walt Disney World Resort which caters to sports fans, athletes and their coaches, has had a range of HP digital signage and interactive technology installed.
NEWS: HP says it is to demonstrate an 'extensive range' of its large-format digital ink-jet printing equipment at Sign and Digital UK – running from April 12th to 14th at the NEC – which it says have been designed to help increase customers' profit growth.
PRODUCT PROFILE: The HP Scitex LX800 printer was launched at Ipex 2010, and has proven popular with print service providers looking for a versatile, high throughput device, with the ability to attract environmentally conscious customers.
NEWS: HP has used the National Retail Federation convention, held in New York this week, to introduce a number of new products designed to help retailers target customers.
OPINION: For those of us that grew up on James Bond movies, and waited every time to see what new gadget Q would think of, the movie Tomorrow Never Dies is a special one – in particular the scene where Pierce Brosnan controls his BMW with his mobile phone.
NEWS: Retail design and display printer Exposize has become the first Dutch company to purchase an HP Scitex LX800, citing its ability to produce onto diverse media as key to its decision.
PRODUCT PROFILE: Since creating quite a stir when launched at FESPA in 2009, the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer has managed to raise a further eyebrow or two among print service providers (PSPs) seeking to pack some extra punch to their large-format offering.
OPINION: Working in emerging markets, every time I researched testimonials on the HP sites I always seemed to come to the conclusion that although nice, the case was never relevant to me or my clients.
OPINION: In 1995, I was told that if we at HP wanted to penetrate into the wide-format market we should be able to print on wet strength paper – screen printing and offset printing were doing it that way and we would have to follow.
NEWS: The HP stand at Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East, which takes place in Dubai between January 24th and 26th 2011, will feature a number of wide-format printing solutions as well as a section which highlights environmentally friendly applications.
NEWS: UK printing company Simpson Group has invested in new equipment which it intends to use for point-of-purchase (POP) and point-of-sale (POS) applications.
NEWS: A demonstration and training centre for HP Scitex equipment has been unveiled at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts (MSUP), offering tutorials and workshops in graphic arts production to students and business resources, such as demonstrations and seminars, to HP customers.
OPINION: A few months ago, a friend of mine in San Francisco founded a company that sources funds from online community members to push forward sustainable ad campaigns (this method is called crowd-funding, apparently).
NEWS: The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) in Barcelona, Spain, used HP equipment to produce graphics for an outdoor exhibition celebrating its 75th anniversary, the technology company states.
NEWS: HP is to showcase its three new large-format Designjet printers at the Design Museum in London this week, in a move aimed at promoting the print solutions to architects, designers and engineers.
NEWS: HP has announced the forthcoming Sign Istanbul exhibition in Turkey will feature 'a comprehensive selection' of its large- and superwide-format digital printing equipment.
NEWS: Newcastle-based large-format digital printer The Rip is the first UK company to have placed an order for the new HP Designjet Z6200.
NEWS: Technology giant HP has launched an 'out-of-the-box' digital signage solution which it says provides the first genuine turnkey option for the entry-level market.
NEWS: Exhibition and display graphics company John E Wright has completed a photographic project using its new HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer and associated media.
NEWS: Large-format equipment reseller City and West End Solutions (CWES) has won an award from HP, at the technology company's reseller conference.
NEWS: HP has released details on how its collaboration with print service provider Univers Reklama and distributor Redis Printing has 'transformed' the sign and display market in Albania.
NEWS: The Digital Solutions Cooperative – better known as Dscoop – has announced a webinar on digital finishing for users for HP large-format and Scitex equipment.
NEWS: HP says it has made history at the recent Graph Expo in the USA, by being the first digital print solutions provider in the event's history to be the largest exhibitor.
NEWS: Technology giant HP has announced a partnership with interactive museum Newseum, which will see it supply technology and funding for a new gallery.
NEWS: HP has released details on digital printing company Gardners's project for a DIY store chain, for which it produced 63,000 signs in one month using HP SmartStream Designer.
NEWS: HP has been revealed as the main sponsor of the Designmaker competition at Viscom Frankfurt.
NEWS: HP says it will demonstrate its innovation in the photographic arena at the Photokina trade show this month by displaying its recently-unveiled large-format Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer, alongside products for the professional, consumer and retail markets.
NEWS: HP has released details about a Bangkok restaurant which has been renovated using a Designjet L25500 printer with HP latex inks and large-format materials.
NEWS: HP has announced that generation druck of Wettstetten, Germany has purchased two Designjets and one Scitex printer in a bid to become healthier and more environmentally friendly than other companies.
NEWS: Swedish company Jet Print Storbilderat has purchased an HP Scitex XP5100, having agreed the deal at FESPA 2010 in Munich, Germany in June.
NEWS: To celebrate the royal wedding of Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling, GigantPrint was commissioned to create a variety of street signage using six HP Scitex printers.
NEWS: HP has released its third quarter 2010 results, showing a net revenue of $30.7bn (£19.8bn) – an 11.4 percent increase from the previous year.
NEWS: A new digital finishing webinar for HP large-format and Scitex users is to be introduced by the user-driven graphic arts community Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop).
NEWS: Trycket Mora has become the first Swedish business to own an HP Scitex LX800.
NEWS: California printer The Ad Art Company says its new HP Scitex machines have allowed it to expand into new sign and display applications, including printing onto foamcore, vinyl substrates and banners.
NEWS: Fosco Hayes and Hurdley of Birmingham has installed an HP Scitex FB7500 printer, which it claims has brought it immediate success.
NEWS: Print centre JKN Digital has recently purchased an HP Scitex LX800 through large-format dealers City and West End (CWE) Solutions, making them the first business in the UK to own one of the machines.
NEWS: The first HP FB500 flat-bed printer in the UK market has been purchased by Croydon’s Discount Displays.
NEWS: HP has revealed that a Designjet L25500 printer and HP PVC-free Wall Paper was used to create a visual timeline included in an exhibition at Tony Award-winning theatre The Old Globe.
FEATURE: Demand for photobooks is changing with developments in social media and suppliers are broadening their horizons to keep up. Laurel Brunner takes a look at the market.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the technologies that we can expect to see at the Sign and Digital UK 2013 and why it's worth going.
FEATURE: Barney Cox finds that new effects, machines and methodologies are extending the creative potential in finishing for digital print applications.
NEWS: Kent's Frost Signs says it is 'delighted' with the Expanse Premier Cast Vinyl and cast laminate from CWE Solutions for vehicle wraps.
NEWS: Lanarkshire-based PSP OPG has used its HP latex line-up to produce a full interior makeover for local pizza restaurant Café Eataliano in Hamilton.
NEWS: Northumberland-based B Print and Display has installed a second of the 3.2m UV-curable flat-beds from HP.
NEWS: Scala, HP and Samsung are to join together to demonstrate loyalty and customer profiling solutions at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) later this week.
FEATURE: Packaging is viewed as an irreplaceable print application, but what are the opportunities therein for digital print service providers? Barney Cox investigates.
FEATURE: Mergers and acquisitions have transformed the wide-format print business over the last decade. Sophie Matthews-Paul looks back at the successes – and failures – and what they mean for the industry today.
FEATURE: In the first of our mergers and acquisitions series, Laurel Brunner considers major acquisitions and potential targets in the commercial print area.
NEWS: HP distributor CWE Solutions has installed a fourth HP machine at Reading-based sign-maker Sign Wise.
FEATURE: Whether or not you lap up direct mail or chuck it straight in the recycling, it's big business for PSPs. Laurel Brunner explores why you need to fight smart in order to take part in this rapidly evolving space.
NEWS: Display Signs has upgraded from an older UV-curable wide-format printer to the 2.5m flat-bed HP Scitex FB700 via City and West End Solutions.
FEATURE: Barney Cox takes stock of recent developments in B2 sheet-fed digital presses and investigates the bottom line for printers considering making the leap.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reflects on the year just passed and looks ahead to 2013, debating what platforms could be of interest to wide-format print houses looking to invest this year.
NEWS: Stanford Marsh Group has scooped HP's Market Share Contribution award for the fourth year running.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner gives her take on the year's advances in B2 digital presses, including recent launches and hybrid options.
NEWS: Display Wizard is enthusiastically awaiting delivery of an HP Designjet L28500 latex engine that the company has dubbed 'Super Printer'.
NEWS: Chippenham-based Image Factory has invested in a Scitex FB7600 flat-bed from HP to move more graphics jobs across from screen printing processes.
NEWS: Four Indigo 7600s from HP will join four 7500s at Pixartprinting, the web-to-print company, which has hinted that its 'goal' is an Indigo 10000.
NEWS: Chicago-based Tukaiz says it is winning and producing jobs that no other business in its market can thanks to its installation of a Scodix S74.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the maturity of the superwide-format market and analyses the versatility of today's 5m printers.
FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul muses on the plethora of UV-curable machine launches and improvements seen in 2012, and what the developments in this technology mean for sign and display producers.
NEWS: A one-day conference event will be held by FESPA UK in November, intended to keep wide-format print companies in the loop about current and future trends.
NEWS: Carrick Signs has announced its move to new, bigger premises in Bury, Lancashire, and the addition of a second HP Scitex FB500 to its family of printers.
NEWS: Christinger Partner has spoken of the benefits to its business it has experienced since achieving the process standard offset PSO/ISO 12647-2.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at recent developments in packaging and labels.
NEWS: Color-Logic has commented on its collaboration with HP at drupa, which saw the two companies create a commemorative drinks can shrink sleeve.
NEWS: Esko has revealed its plans for Labelexpo Americas 2012 in September.
NEWS: Press On Digital Imaging (PODI) has invested in a second HP Scitex LX850 printer to boost production capacity for its vehicle wrapping and window film offer.
FEATURE: The second part of Verdigris's feature on calculating a carbon footprint.
FEATURE: Part one of Verdigris's new article on calculating a carbon footprint.
FEATURE: Both HP and Agfa have withdrawn from Ipex 2014, and Benny Landa has been cited claiming that he might rethink his spend. James Matthews-Paul reviews the situation.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul considers the options in high-end engines.
NEWS: Colourgen is now supplying Seiko I Infotech EG-Outdoor LX inks for HP Designjet 9000 and 10000 models.
FEATURE: 'How many drupas have you done now?' is a common question heard in the aisles of the Messe Düsseldorf. James Matthews-Paul reviews the narrow-format developments at drupa 2012.
NEWS: Wide-format equipment supplier Reproprint will host an open day at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on June 13th.
FEATURE: In years to come we will look back on drupa 2012 and it will be clear that it was the drupa when print started moving into the cloud for real.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul presents her favourite software and innovative finishing equipment on show at drupa 2012.
FEATURE: We've been staggering around the halls of drupa for what seems a lifetime. We keep hearing about improvements in new engines that are very difficult to put into a meaningful context.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul rounds up the new wide-format technology on show at this year's drupa.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, or MEMS. Do we need to make a fuss about this technology?
FEATURE: A curious calm has come over the industry. It is holding its collective breath waiting for the imminent arrival of the drupa storm. Laurel Brunner previews the German show.
FEATURE: Visitors can expect to see a comprehensive range of low and mid-range ink-jet machines at this year's drupa. Sophie Matthews-Paul reports.
NEWS: Lanarkshire-based Ecosse Signs says its investment in a new HP L26500 Latex printer, supplied by William Smith, has helped it achieve higher capacity for vehicle graphics and other display applications.
NEWS: HP has named the winners of its Print Excellence Awards. Experts judged entries from 364 HP Scitex, Indigo, Designjet and Inkjet Web Press users.
NEWS: A number of exhibitors' stands at the upcoming drupa show will feature Summa cutting plotters, the manufacturer states.
NEWS: USA-based Signs By Tomorrow has opened a new franchise in Texas, owned by Kevin and Cheryl Engle.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the many applications and responsibilities of security printing.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at some of the high-end wide-format platforms appearing at this year's drupa.
FEATURE: Competitions are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or you hate them. But they are unique in that they give companies a great opportunity to show off their talents.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks beyond digital ink-jet for wide-format printing with a look at the alternatives on the market.
NEWS: GMG's new wide-format colour management and workflow solution GMG ProductionSuite will be distributed by City and West End Solutions.
FEATURE: Printers have traditionally measured their business according to the volume of work going through the factory.
OPINION: Attending an exhibition with a stand that is designed to impress is no mean feat.
FEATURE: Sign and Digital UK sees the Designjet 1.54m L26500 and 2.64m L28500 lining themselves up as top attractions at the show.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at changing trends in the book printing market.
NEWS: William Smith has added a new, odourless alternative to vinyl, HP PVC-Free Wall Paper, to its portfolio.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul gets under the bonnet at HP Scitex in Israel, from where she reveals the value of a visit to a manufacturing facility for a PSP.
FEATURE: We are caught up in a frenzy of pre-drupa news, and it can start to feel more than a little overwhelming.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul has the scoop on HP's latest addition for drupa – a new B2 press, the Indigo 10000.
NEWS: Perfect Colours has installed the UK's first HP Designjet L28500 at Print Designs.
FEATURE: In the last installation of his FESPA Digital 2012 round-up, James Matthews-Paul discusses attendance, user experience at corporate stands, problems with wayfinding and more.
FEATURE: FESPA's visitors last week were invited to explore the wider opportunities of printed matter, and while a couple of key names were absent there were some valuable new additions to the exhibitor roster.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul comments on the key features at this year's FESPA Digital.
NEWS: Robert Horne has sold an HP Scitex FB500 direct-to-substrate wide-format printer to Reading-based Glendining Signs.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at latex ink technologies and alternatives likely to come on-stream.
NEWS: Following its seven-day, 2,400km journey through eleven European cities and four countries, the FESPA Wrap Rally team has arrived at FESPA Digital 2012.
FEATURE: Planning an event like Print Shop Live, which is taking place during FESPA Digital in Barcelona, is an interesting exercise.
FEATURE: I like the idea of industry awards that demonstrate the skills of the users of digital printing equipment.
NEWS: Materials supplier William Smith's exhibition space at Sign and Digital UK will feature a vehicle wrapping area.
NEWS: PSPs hoping to upgrade to HP Designjet printer models have a new option following the launch of a new deferred payment plan by reseller Perfect Colours.
NEWS: Following a successful launch at FESPA Americas last year, FESPA says it is 'excited' to take Print Shop Live to this month's FESPA Digital.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at some of the printer and software introductions due at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: Christie has officially launched its JumpStart content management software for large-format digital displays at this week's ISE show in Amsterdam.
FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns looks at the 3D printing technology's potential for the sign sector.
NEWS: GDL ColourLink is offering an opportunity to drive a supercar round the Donington Park race track.
NEWS: UK digital print product distributor William Smith has announced the addition of two new HP Designjet printers to its stable of products.
NEWS: Sign company Fastsigns Gloucester has purchased an HP Designjet L25500 printer from large-format digital printing equipment reseller Perfect Colours.
NEWS: Rob Older, Richard Kensett and Chris Rimer will head off on a 2,400km drive on February 12th for this year's FESPA Wrap Rally.
NEWS: YCD Multimedia will demonstrate a new analytics module for its Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform (RAMP) at the NFR's Convention and Expo.
NEWS: CWE Solutions has sold the new HP Designjet L26500 large-format latex printer to Stocksigns – the first such machine to be sold in the UK.
FEATURE: Today we seem to have a passion for durability. But there are many jobs which are only intended for a very short-term promotion.
FEATURE: What a year this has been for misery and for misery-mongers. But surely there must be some other silver shining through the dreadful drear? Of course there is.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul gives her review of the past twelve months in wide-format print and what this may mean for 2012.
FEATURE: Oh, the fuss Christinger Partner has caused in the sedate world of standards development.
OPINION: Mark Dawson, technical business manager at John E Wright and Co, talks about why his business signed up for HP Eco Solutions Certification.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks back on a difficult 2011 and predicts the trends for the production print market in 2012.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the latest printer releases in the production print market.
NEWS: ArtSystems has opened a 'unique' demonstration facility for HP's latex wide-format printers in Nottingham.
FEATURE: One of the most interesting aspects on a recent visit to Barcelona was talking to people who are actually using HP's latex printing technologies for innovative design.
OPINION: Dear Diary, Wow, what a whirlwind weekend! Istanbul wasn't anything like as toasty as I had hoped but it still beats those naff Christmas markets.
FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns catches up with some new and developed recycling programmes.
FEATURE: These days it's all so easy. If you want to know what a machine does, there's every chance you'll find the answers you need by heading straight to YouTube.
NEWS: Signarama has announced that Richard Wheeler has become the sign-making company's newest franchisee, having taken over the Reading centre.
FEATURE: We have all become so accustomed to working with Adobe's PostScript that it's probably hard to remember the days when there was a selection of alternatives on offer.
FEATURE: Once upon a time there were many contenders for the crown that Adobe PostScript eventually won.
NEWS: The Birmingham SW branch of Signs Express has purchased an HP L25500 Latex printer and an Easymount Laminator for use in its new studio in Bromsgrove.
NEWS: UK printing company Print-Leeds made £250,000 worth of new machinery investments in the last 18 months.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines some of the criteria which are being discussed in digital print circles.
FEATURE: Ink is ink is ink, right? Wrong. If you are in the wide-format business ink can be a crucial part of your production economics equation.
FEATURE: No matter what the ink chemistry, there are people out in the big wide world who might not be sign-makers or display printers but are still able to find a use for product decoration or marking.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul attends IMI's 19th annual European Ink Jet Printing Conference in Lisbon and declares it unmissable.
NEWS: Signage materials and equipment supplier William Smith says its recent Open for Business events received a 'seal of approval' from visitors.
NEWS: The inaugural EcoPrint trade show next year will feature technology company HP as its headline partner, it has been announced.
FEATURE: Digital workflows are the engines of print production. Increasing numbers of developers are building hybrid workflow systems to support both conventional and digital printing processes.
NEWS: Agfa Graphics is to hold free Open House Technology Demos at its facility in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA on November 16th and 17th.
NEWS: As part of its new HP Sample Roll Programme, reseller support and solutions provider ArtSystems is offering free sample rolls of HP media.
NEWS: The HP Latex Applications Tour will continue its journey through Europe this month with four stops in the UK.
FEATURE: In recent times there's been a spate of open days, road shows and other events all acting as spurs off the main trade show circuit.
FEATURE: The idea with next year's EcoPrint is to provide an environment conducive to debate, argument and discussion.
FEATURE: The average consumer wouldn't consider themselves as a driver of much of anything, apart from the family car, perhaps. But if various industry soothsayers are to be believed, the future lies with them.
NEWS: Portsmouth's Solent Sewing and Welding is to hold three open days, on October 4th, 5th and 6th, which will showcase a compete finishing solution.
NEWS: Shoppers at the recently opened Westfield Stratford City shopping centre have been greeted by a banner which its creator Hollywood Monster claims is the biggest in the UK.
FEATURE: HP has recently published the results of its Life Cycle Assessment of different paperback book printing options.
FEATURE: HP has recently published the results of its Life Cycle Assessment of different paperback book printing options.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul discusses today's UV-curing technologies.
NEWS: The winners of the GWL Colourlink Oldest Printer in Town have been revealed.
NEWS: Colour software developer Color-Logic says its Process Metallic Color System is currently on show at Graph Expo.
NEWS: Titchfield Graphics has invested in two HP Scitex XP5100s to handle the production of building wraps and billboards.
NEWS: Prague-based printing firm Astron Group has installed its third HP Scitex TJ8350 press, its manufacturer HP has stated.
NEWS: Digital signage software company Scala has announced its line-up of keynote speakers for the upcoming International Scala Conference in Amsterdam.
NEWS: William Smith is continuing its New Openings Roadshow with a stop at materials manufacturer 3M's UK head office in Bracknell.
NEWS: Printed Space has told Output about the popularity of its HP latex-printed map murals and their recent use in a DIY SOS project.
NEWS: GMG has announced its ColorProof proofing product now supports HP's new Designjet Z6200 heavy-duty photo printer.
FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns explores the growing world of building graphics.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains some of the technicalities which are vital to handling variable data efficiently.
FEATURE: Cloud computing is the next big IT trend for sign and display producers to start thinking about.
NEWS: Fosco Hayes Hurdley – also known as Foscos – says it is improving its health and safety practices by appointing a specialist company.
FEATURE: A few weeks ago I flew off to Sweden and Norköping to visit print company GigantPrint which had opened its doors to everyone, including its competitors.
NEWS: PPS Imaging has taken possession of two HP Scitex XP5100 printers, which it says have expanded its capacity.
NEWS: Josero has released details on agreements it has signed with a number of equipment suppliers, enabling it to enter the printer market.
NEWS: Fosco Hayes Hurdley reports that it has purchased a Scitex TJ8350 and FB7500 from HP to increase the amount of trade work for both rigid and flexible substrates that it can service.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul assesses the benefits of today's 5m platforms.
NEWS: William Smith is continuing its New Openings Roadshow with a stop in Newport, South Wales on July 5th.
NEWS: McGowans Print has become Ireland's first owner of the HP Scitex FB7500 printer.
NEWS: The newest branch of sign-making franchise Signarama has been opened in Bracknell, Berkshire.
NEWS: HP has launched its UK PrintStation network in Nottingham with partner John E Wright.
NEWS: Belgian display producer Ever-Art'-Design has installed an HP Scitex FB500 printer to expand its sign-making capabilities, HP has announced.
NEWS: The European Digital Press Association (EDP) presented its awards for 2011 at FESPA Digital in Hamburg, giving accolades in several categories.
FEATURE: Getting work done is so much easier when everything is all joined up. Without the links, a business can't operate at maximum efficiency or profitability.
FEATURE: We have seen increased automation become something that's perceived as a 'must-have'.
OPINION: Double-sided banners are a common large-format application, yet producing them reliably has always remained a secret guarded closely by skilled machine operators.
FEATURE: In the case of FESPA there are a couple of realities that we know will live up to their hype.
OPINION: Having spoken with a number of my industry colleagues recently, it appears that I'm not the only one to get a fantastic buzz from industry exhibitions, and never more so than when it comes to FESPA.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines the hardware trends appearing at FESPA.
NEWS: Pyramid Visuals has produced a 9 x 6m banner for the Lisson Gallery in London, for a project aimed at raising awareness of the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei.
NEWS: Next week's Screenmedia Expo will play host to Scala's newest offering for the digital signage market, the QuickStart package, which supports HP's SignagePlayer.
NEWS: GMG will be represented on the stands of Four Pees, Neolt, HP and KIP Deutschland at FESPA Digital later this month.
FEATURE: Production houses usually have two choices when they want to increase their print capabilities.
FEATURE: The weather in Sweden might have been unseasonably cold, but the welcome at GigantPrint's customer day was remarkably warm.
NEWS: Technology company 3M has commented on its collaborations with HP and EFI, the results of which will be on display at FESPA Digital from May 24th to 27th.
NEWS: The Commercial Graphics division of 3M has released details on its plans for the upcoming FESPA Digital trade fair.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at today's chemistries, and what their future will bring to the market.
OPINION: In my last entry, I described how metrics such as a fully-loaded sheet prices can help PSPs recognise their real costs and make decisions with more confidence in these numbers.
NEWS: HP has released details on a user of its Designjet wide-format printers, Tay-CAD, based at Lerwick in Shetland, which has completed a number of graphics projects on the L25500 machine.
NEWS: Materials company Robert Horne has announced a number of offers for the wide-format digital market for the next month.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul discusses picolitres and their relationship with wide-format ink-jet production.
NEWS: The first digi:media show has been described as 'extremely successful' by its organising team, while a number of exhibitors have also given positive feedback following the debut.
FEATURE: Sign and Digital is, essentially, the biggest date on the calendar for many in the industry in the UK, whether they are manufacturers or suppliers, or sign shops or printers.
FEATURE: If there has been one area which has largely remained faithful to solvent-based printing to date, it's the ability of this ink chemistry to be able to retain its flexibility across all shapes and surfaces.
OPINION: Knowing how much ink your printer consumes is an important concern. But do you think you know the answer? And do you know how much it costs per metre?
NEWS: A Berger has announced it has decided to bring together all of its digital printing textile products under one new label, to be launched officially at FESPA Digital in May.
NEWS: The new digi:media show, taking place in Germany next month, will feature a range of digital printing solutions by HP, the technology company has confirmed.
NEWS: CWE Solutions, a UK-based large-format machine reseller, has revealed it will offer 'exclusive deals' on Epson printers at this month's Focus on Imaging exhibition.
NEWS: Wide-format reseller CWE Solutions states it will showcase 'a stunning range of digital print technology' at the Sign and Digital UK exhibition in April, including a new six-colour printer from Seiko, the ColorPainter W64S.
OPINION: 1) Because they're easier and cheaper to manage from an environmental standpoint With solvent-based systems, complying with the regulations governing the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be expensive and time consuming.
NEWS: Several products within Mactac Graphic Products's Imagin wide-format digital media line have received certification for use on the HP Designjet L25500 and L65500 with HP latex inks.
NEWS: HP has announced it will be present at retail trade exhibition EuroShop with the European POP Production Network, also known as popeuropean.
NEWS: Nottingham-based Print and Display has built on its business despite challenging times with the help of new kit, says HP, in whose Scitex FB7500 Print and Display has chosen to invest.
NEWS: HP and GMG have signed a collaborative agreement to promote and market GMG colour management solutions in combination with HP Scitex wide-format printers.
OPINION: HP Scitex and some of its competitors have been very good at marketing the promise of digital high-volume machines.
NEWS: Belgium-based Schmitz Digital Printing has completed a project for the country's famous Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (FIFF) using equipment from HP, the manufacturer has reported.
NEWS: The first HP Scitex FB700 printer to be installed in Israel is now being used by Haifa-based Emil Reshet Printing to produce work such as exhibition signage, billboards and POP displays, HP says.
NEWS: The first HP Store in Canada features a digital signage system powered by a combination of a Scala back end and HP workstation technology, it has been revealed.
NEWS: The upcoming FESPA Americas exhibition is to feature the world's first Wide Format Print Shop Live!, the organisation has confirmed.
FEATURE: The mighty HP has recently taken over the wide-format workgroup for CIP4 (the Committee for Integrated Prepress, Press, Postpress and Processing).
NEWS: Large-format print-house Image Factory has reported that it is expecting delivery of a Scitex FB7500, the 3.2m flat-bed machine from HP.
NEWS: CWE Solutions has confirmed it is to exhibit at the upcoming Focus on Imaging event, with the HP Designjet Z6200 and Z3200 and Epson Stylus Pro 9900 wide-format printers taking 'centre stage' as their 2011 UK trade fair debut.
NEWS: HP has released details a wide-format print project which was completed recently by French company Light Air using a Scitex LX600 printer and latex inks.
NEWS: Imaging product tester Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI) has named HP and Canon of its Winter 2011 'Pick' awards for the wide-format category.
NEWS: Bluetree Design and Print, a display specialist based in Rotherham, has improved its adaptability to run lengths, material types and data following its purchase of an HP Scitex FB7500 printer, HP says.
NEWS: Reprographic Technology International (RTI) has announced expansion from its traditional repro arena into sign and display graphics, adding to its range of OEM spares and consumables to suit this sector.
NEWS: The partnership between the FESPA Americas, Graphics of the Americas (GOA) and ISS exhibitions has increased interest and boosted advance registrations, it has been reported.
NEWS: Following HP's announcement that it has been selected to chair the Wide-Format Workgroup of The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization (CIP4), the company has created a certification programme for partner solutions.
NEWS: Pyramid Visuals has completed a project commissioned by Greenpeace and civic rights and awareness campaign group Avaaz, in conjunction with artist Kurt Wenner, which it says breaks two world records.
NEWS: CWE Solutions has stated the first of its Colour Wide Experience roadshow events, which mark the launch of the HP Designjet Z6200, received feedback and attendance numbers which 'exceeded expectations'.
NEWS: Entwistle Group, a supplier of large-format design office equipment, is inviting graphic artists and photographers, as well as representatives from the architecture and engineering sectors, to its premises in Middleton, Manchester next month for a showcase of new printers.
NEWS: The recent Viscom Italia exhibition was a chance for Italian company pixart.it to present its new display department as well as an opportunity to 'take stock', it says.
NEWS: UK print businesses have been invited to get 'up close and personal' with the new HP Designjet Z6200 by wide-format specialist CWE Solutions, which is hosting launch events for the new machine.
NEWS: Geneva-based advertising printing company Gobet Production has completed a major project in the Swiss city, to celebrate a century of the Nobel Peace Prize and the International Peace Bureau.
NEWS: Graph Expo 2010, taking place in the USA in October, will include a networking and educational programme from graphic arts community Dscoop.
NEWS: The HP Graphics Solutions Partner Gold Level has been awarded to colour management and proofing solutions developer and supplier GMG.