FEATURE: It might be that metallics are helping to protect traditional methods from the digital onslaught.
FEATURE: Why don't we have metallic UV-curable inks in the wide-format market? It's a good question, but not one which is particularly straightforward to answer.
NEWS: Your Print Specialists (YPS) reports that it has taken out its largest show presence to date with a stand exceeding 70sq m at next week's North Print and Pack.
NEWS: 'Stimulating sign and touch' will be the focus for Kodak at next month's Grafitalia show, taking place in Milan, Italy, between May 7th and 11th.
NEWS: HP chose ISA International Sign Expo to unveil a number of new upgrades for its Scitex wide-format portfolio, including metallic capabilities.
NEWS: Datum Print has used its Roland VersaCamm VS-640 and Eco-Sol Max metallic inks to win new contracts in the luxury graphics market.
FEATURE: Barney Cox finds that new effects, machines and methodologies are extending the creative potential in finishing for digital print applications.
NEWS: Digital enhancement specialist Scodix has unveiled its 'revolutionary' new metallic printing effect and S75 press at HP user group conference Dscoop 8.
NEWS: Roland has added white and metallic silver inks to its Eco-Sol Max2 range for use with its 'flagship' SolJet Pro4 XR-640, which will begin shipping immediately.
NEWS: Following its début at the Packaging Innovations show last month, the ORIS Flex Pack // Web contract proofing solution has been officially launched by CGS Publishing Technologies.
NEWS: Roland DG has commented on its winning of a Viscom Best of 2012 Award, with the prize awarded in the Signmaking category for the SolJet Pro4 XR-640.
NEWS: The organisers of Print Efficiently 2012 are looking forward to the second leg of the event following a successful first three days last week.
NEWS: Roland DG has announced the launch of the 64" (1.7m) SolJet Pro4 XR-640, which it claims is the 'most advanced' print-and-cut machine in the industry.
NEWS: Graphics One has introduced its new GO EcoColor Metallix, a high-speed metallic eco-solvent ink.
NEWS: The owner of UK display producer Asbo Graphics has commented on its Roland DG VersaStudio BN-20 desktop printer and cutter.
FEATURE: Special inks have been used to enhance printed pages for many years. Laurel Brunner goes boldly into the special effects ink market.
NEWS: Graphics of the Americas 2012 will include a showcase of examples of work produced on Color-Logic's Process Metallic Color System, the company states.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks back on a difficult 2011 and predicts the trends for the production print market in 2012.
NEWS: CGS Publishing Technologies International has announced Leicestershire-based Revolution Transfers has become a CGS reseller in the UK.
FEATURE: Nick Smith looks at some of the UK institutions supporting wide-format print and sign-making educational schemes.
NEWS: Colour software developer Color-Logic says its Process Metallic Color System is currently on show at Graph Expo.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the growing market for different effects using wide-format digital printers.
NEWS: Color-Logic has announced its Process Metallic Color System is now available for all print processes.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at how digital processes have brought value to the promotional goods sector.
NEWS: Classic Lines Plus Signs of Nottinghamshire has completed a project for a local pub, The Railway Inn, which required a new double-sided hanging sign.
NEWS: Roland DG (UK) has brought to market a new print-and-cut solution, the VersaStudio BN-20, which it states is a world first.
NEWS: A total of five Mimaki product launches will take place on the stand of distributor Hybrid Services at next month's Sign and Digital UK.
NEWS: Printing software and colour systems developer Color-Logic has announced its new multiple process software received 'an excellent reception' at the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) exhibition held in Florida last week.
NEWS: UK-based companies which bought Roland's SolJet Pro III XC-540MT and VersaCamm VS-640 – which both feature metallic and white ink – have commented on the applications they have achieved with the machines.
FEATURE: It was never going to take too long: Mimaki, represented in the UK by Hybrid Services, has announced that it, too, will bring to market a metallic ink type for wide-format production.