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Promotional Calendars: The Days of Our Lives

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:19:09 +0000

Day in and day out, printed calendars are the quintessential promotional tool for both you and your clients. If you haven’t taken advantage of this classic promotional piece in the past, this is the year to start.

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Eagle Systems Installs Cold Foil System at Rohrer Facility

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:50:55 +0000

The Eagle Cold Foil System, which will operate in-line with a Komori LSX40, has now been operational at Buford, Ga.-based Rohrer since mid-December.

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Ben Franklin Honor Society to Produce ‘BFHS Book of Wisdom’

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:46:49 +0000

The Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS) has announced an initiative to publish a book highlighting the significant success stories of its membership, presently composed of 282 inducted honorees who rose to prominence in the graphic communication industry.

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International Paper Elects Anders Gustafsson to Its Board

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:35:35 +0000

Gustafsson is the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Zebra Technologies Corporation. Prior to assuming his current role in 2007, Gustafsson served as CEO of Spirent Communications.

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How You Say What You Say

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:31:44 +0000

Saying “Yeah it was a good movie” is different than “YEAH! IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE!” Same words, different meaning. Kind of like sales, as explained in Bill’s tip this week.

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High, Wide and Handsome: How Commercial Printers Profit from Wide-Format

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:07:08 +0000

Dabbling in wide-format production is one thing. Succeeding with it takes the right combination of finance, technology, color management expertise, physical space, finishing capability and strategic planning.

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Busters of the On-Time Delivery Schedule

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:55:46 +0000

A company that demonstrates consistent on-time delivery every time has loyal, satisfied customers. However, data entry errors are schedule busters. Here’s a solution.

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The trend of Using Custom Printed Boxes

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:15:10 +0000

Many of us are still unaware of this fact that how much important are custom printed boxes for our business. If you would talk about the definition of custom printed boxes they can be defined as simple customized boxes with some quality offset printing on them. The main difference between them and blank boxes is […]

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The 2019 Gold Ink Awards Competition is Now Open!

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:15:31 +0000

Do you want to gain recognition for your company and customers, and prove that you have what it takes to bring home the gold? If so, registration for the 2019 Gold Ink Awards Competition is now open!

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CreaseStream to Sell Finishing Equipment Direct in US Market

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:09:46 +0000

CreaseStream will launch its direct route one strategy into North American print shops and binderies with the company's range of digital finishing solutions.

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Racami Releases Enhanced Version of Alchem-e Software Platform

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:53:44 +0000

Version 6.3 helps direct marketers, transactional processors, book publishers and corporations onboard jobs faster, manage multiple facilities, secure data and simplify their environments by combining products from different companies into a master system.

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3 Reasons to invest in Custom T-Shirts

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:18:49 +0000

Custom T-shirts look unique but there are many other reasons that make people order custom T-shirts. Meowprint Custom T-Shirts have many types of custom shirts and they are all available online. It is a good idea to invest in custom T-shirts mainly because they help you stand out from the crowd. Custom T-shirts are made […]

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5 Top Tips To Make Your Home Office Work For You

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:36:57 +0000

So you’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to work from home. Perhaps you’ve handed in your notice and are patiently waiting out your final thirty days, dreaming of the days you can work on your own time. Maybe you’re keeping your current job, but you’ve managed to negotiate working from home. Whatever your circumstance, […]

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5 Tips to Finding a Professional Industrial Printer Repair Service

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:37:07 +0000

Printers come in all shapes and sizes. There are those designed for home use and then there are those with an industrial brawn and the workhorse required for more demanding production. Especially when dealing with such an industrial printer, it’s important to always ensure that it’s in the best of shape. If you find that […]

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How Great Packaging Can Lead to Greater Sales

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 18:43:32 +0000

It is well-known that the basic principle of packaging is to protect products from possible transportation damage, however, packaging is also the first contact the consumer has with the brand and is currently a key contribution to a competitive advantage. Your product packaging should communicate one purpose: what your brand stands for and what it […]

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Increase Your Sales with Print Marketing Materials

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:08:36 +0000

We all know how important advertisements are for a successful business. One of the best ways to promote your work and attract potential customers/ business partners is to use printed marketing materials. What’s more, they get people interested in what you have to offer. Your printed marketing materials should be in harmony with your type […]

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Professional Logotip Design Secrets

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:38:47 +0000

Behind every big brand stays well-designed logo   For many companies, a strong logo is exactly what users connect with a particular brand. A successful logo design is a recognizable symbol of your brand and helps customers recognize your products and services. When it comes to branding, the true logo design is the most important […]

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Build Your Brand: 5 Pointers for an Excellent Print Marketing Material

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:43:50 +0000

Although the most popular form of marketing today is digital marketing, print still manage to retain its relevance in building a brand. Printed marketing is a tangible way to make your brand known, and it’s an essential component of any business marketing strategy.   There’s also a financial advantage if you include this form of […]

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Olympus returns to Nilpeter for third FA-4* flexo press

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:47:09 +0000

Olympus returns to Nilpeter for third FA-4* flexo press

Additional to existing kit, the machine was installed towards the end of April and cost around €1m (£877,000). A boom in demand in the wine and personal care markets prompted the buy. It is the third...

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Not Just a Small Thing: 5 Reasons Why Business Cards Still Matter in Digital Age

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:45:59 +0000

Some may likely consider a business card as merely a small thing. However, this small thing can also have a significant impact on your business or career success, even in our time when almost everything is digital. Although deemed as old school, your business card is something that can’t be entirely replaced by digital stuff. […]

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Real Print and Finish event postponed

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:05:49 +0000

Real Print and Finish event postponed

The event had been set to run from 17-19 April at Apex’s premises in Hemel Hempstead but has been postponed due to a series of delays to the shipping of the LED-UV equipped SRA1 RMGT (Ryobi) 924 four-colour...

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Apex and IFS join forces for fourth Real Print and Finish event

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:02:00 +0000

Apex and IFS join forces for fourth Real Print and Finish event

The three-day event will take place from 10am to 5pm each day over 17-19 April at Apex’s premises in Hemel Hempstead. Apex will exhibit a raft of equipment, including an SRA1 RMGT (Ryobi) 924 four-colour...

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Offset Printing Trends for 2018

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 18:24:15 +0000

It’s a new year and an exciting time for sign companies. While digital printing continues to grow, offset printing still offers the highest quality and top economy for many clients. Offset printers can benefit by keying into the following top trends for 2018: 1. Push to Stop Printing Push to Stop, or “autonomous, navigated printing” […]

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The Color Company set for UK’s first Speedmaster CX 75

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0000

The Color Company set for UK’s first Speedmaster CX 75

The 15,000sph B2 press, which was first announced earlier this year, is intended as a more compact and lower-cost alternative to the Speedmaster XL 75. The Color Company has ordered a five-colour 750x530mm-format...

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Apex to use Ipex for RMGT 928P UK show debut

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:53:04 +0000

Apex to use Ipex for RMGT 928P UK show debut

The system on show will be an eight-colour SRA1 convertible press equipped with LED-UV curing. The machine, which costs around £1.3m to £1.4m depending on specification, delivers a one-pass instant curing...

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Bobst demonstrates enhanced flexo process for corrugated

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:59:28 +0000

Bobst demonstrates enhanced flexo process for corrugated

THQ FlexoCloud, where THQ stand for Tres High Quality, is claimed by the firm to offer improved print quality and lower production costs using a combination of pre-press, anilox roller and ink technology....

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EFI names new UK agent for Jetrion

Fri, 12 May 2017 11:49:12 +0000

EFI names new UK agent for Jetrion

The agent in Stockport, Cheshire, supplies kit for self-adhesive labels and narrow-web packaging and also handles gear from Flexor, Flexomaid, Rotary Technologies, Teknek, Nikka, CPS and DMS. “End-users...

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KBA has had a positive Q1 in Europe with orders and revenue up

Wed, 10 May 2017 11:11:14 +0000

KBA has had a positive Q1 in Europe with orders and revenue up

The German press manufacturer maintained revenue over the period at a similar level to the first quarter of 2016 - €259.1m (£218.4m) compared with €258.8m - but higher raw material costs meant gross profit...

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Dats Print Services opts for secondhand Speedmaster

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:32 +0000

Dats Print Services opts for secondhand Speedmaster

The press, which was bought from Heidelberg, was installed at the Irthingborough, Northamptonshire-based firm’s 2,800sqm premises around three months ago. Dats production director Ian Brown said: “Although...

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Swallowmax triples output with Komori spend

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:13:24 +0000

Swallowmax triples output with Komori spend

The four-colour Lithrone G29 with H-UV curing system was installed on Valentine’s Day and cost just shy of £500,000. It replaced a 22-year-old Lithrone 528 at Swallowmax's factory in Enfield. Director...

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Ipex reveals Dscoop participation and other new exhibitors

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:52:20 +0000

Ipex reveals Dscoop participation and other new exhibitors

The HP graphic arts user co-operative will host its third UK event at the four-day show, which will take place from 31 October to 3 November at Birmingham’s NEC. Pureprint Group business development...

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Printfine targets growth with UK first

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:47:00 +0000

Printfine targets growth with UK first

The Liverpool-based high-end litho and digital commercial printer spent £1.3m on the five-colour Komori GL40 e-UV plus coater, which was installed with temperature control, water treatment and filtration...

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Willow ramps up quality and speed with Xerox purchase

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:16:00 +0000

Willow ramps up quality and speed with Xerox purchase

The seven-staff company in Newton le Willows, Merseyside, spent around £36,000 on the machine, which was delivered at the end of July and replaced a Heidelberg GTO. “We were impressed with the speed...

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Benders Paper Cups opts for KBA/Flexotecnica EVO XD

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:05:51 +0000

Benders Paper Cups opts for KBA/Flexotecnica EVO XD

The Wrexham, North Wales-based paper cups producer will take delivery of the gearless flexo press, which replaces two rival machines, in October. The EVO XD, which has an operating speed of 450m/min,...

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Eastsign unveils flexible textiles press

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:53:43 +0000

Eastsign unveils flexible textiles press

The FOT series flatbed thermal transfer machines are suitable for jobs such as garments, flat sheets, cut pieces and seat pads, according to the Hong Kong-based firm. Features include a three-way open...

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Memjet and HP reach settlement

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:52:06 +0000

Memjet and HP reach settlement

Last year Memjet filed a claim in the United States District Court in California alleging that Hewlett-Packard Company had infringed eight of its patents relating to its own trademarked ‘Waterfall’ single-pass...

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Direct Services buys Truepress Jet520

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:41:21 +0000

Direct Services buys Truepress Jet520

The printer will use the new inkjet web press to produce direct mail and transactional documents and said it chose it for its “excellent print results and reliable colour management” and lack of click...

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Walsh signs €6m three-press Komori deal

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:31:36 +0000

Walsh signs €6m three-press Komori deal

The company has bought a GLX-840RP 4/4 fixed perfector and a Lithrone GL 540 plus coater, both be installed in the next few months, and a Drupa-launched GL 529 plus coater, which will be delivered in early...

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Mohndruck purchases In-Log post-press solution

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:15:54 +0000

Mohndruck purchases In-Log post-press solution

It is also fitting out its finishing systems with In-Log flowline trimmers from Mertens Maschinenbau.   The new press is equipped with folders for both short- and long-grain applications for increased...

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KBA show sales exceed €100m

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:49:00 +0000

KBA show sales exceed €100m

The German press giant, which has switched its focus from publishing presses to packaging presses over the past decade, said it had been especially pleased with the volume of German and Indian deals signed...

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Books prove big for Indian web press makers

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:10:41 +0000

Books prove big   for Indian web press makers

Pawan Tyagi, general manager at The Printers House (16-B57), which has an installed base of some 2,500 four-tower units, said: “70% of our enquiries have come from customers printing books.” This was...

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Komori presses enjoy ‘huge interest’

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:02:16 +0000

Komori presses enjoy ‘huge interest’

The NS40 is Komori’s version of the Landa S10; both machines use a Komori chassis and transport system with Landa’s Nanographic imaging system. One of these presses will go to Cassachrome, Belgium,...

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Konica signs US deals for B2 inkjet

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:56:03 +0000

Konica signs US deals for B2 inkjet

The manufacturer’s US division has signed up PostcardMania, in Tampa, Florida, and Cohber Press in Rochester, New York. The US deals represent Cohber’s first foray into inkjet. The company’s resident...

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Barley Print boosts firepower with Heidelberg

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:23:00 +0000

Barley Print boosts firepower with Heidelberg

The family-run business said its Heidelberg XL105-5XL, which replaced an eight-colour Heidelberg 102 six weeks ago, has improved print set-up times, increased capacity and enabled the company to take on...

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Quinn’s orders LE-UV Speedmaster XL 106

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:29:00 +0000

Quinn’s orders LE-UV Speedmaster XL 106

The machine is expected to be installed at the Belfast-headquartered firm's new 2,462sqm plant in Runcorn, North West England at the end of January 2017 and commercially running by March. Managing...

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Komori sells first IS29 inkjet to India

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:59:32 +0000

Komori sells first IS29 inkjet to India

Komori said it had sold another nine offset presses in the first six days of Drupa to India, including six Enthrones. Dulari specialises in wedding, photo, and commercial print in the state of Punjab....

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China sales surge for Landa at Drupa

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:34:14 +0000

China sales surge for Landa at Drupa

According to Asia Pacific director of sales Michael Mogridge, the technology is proving so popular in the region Landa is limiting orders to companies with sales of $100m (£68m).  Huanran Huang, chief...

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Centrum Printing invests in a KBA Rapida 145

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 10:14:45 +0000

Centrum Printing invests in a KBA Rapida 145

The Rapida 145, with a sheet size of 1,060x1,450mm will be delivered in September.  This investment comes almost exactly three years after the printer bought a Rapida 162a in order to target new markets...

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Canon boasts strong sales growth

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 10:19:46 +0000

Canon boasts strong sales growth

Canon Europe head of commercial print group Peter Wolff said his team was selling Océ ColorStream 6000 Chromas daily, while Australian printer Direct Image signed for the new flatbed Océ Arizona 2280 on...

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Elanders boosts flexibility with HP buys

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 10:05:36 +0000

Elanders boosts flexibility with HP buys

Elanders Sweden has ordered an HP Indigo 7900 and two B2-plus HP Indigo 12000s, to replace its current three 7600s at its Stockholm and Gothenburg sites respectively, and its first HP PageWide Web Press...

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