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Fun and Frugal Double Parallel with Short Trailing Panel: 60-Second Fold of the Week

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:27:15 +0000

This simple modification to a classic Double Parallel fold brings new life and interest to the format. The piece was designed and produced by the team at Zander Press Inc., and used as a self-promotional brochure to highlight some of their digital special effects capabilities.

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Color Web Printers Adds Overnight Production to Meet Demands, Eliminates 25 Positions

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:51:18 +0000

Color Web Printers, the commercial printing division of Gazette Communications Inc., is realigning operations to include an overnight shift, eliminating 25 positions and decreasing volume of print production, to meet the needs of its customers and changing industry trends.

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Why Commercial Printing Is Experiencing Convergence

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:32:21 +0000

Commercial printers have long been diversifying into new products and services that support their core businesses. But today’s convergence of market segments due to digital technologies is redefining our industry.

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Epson Introduces Next-Generation SureColor F6370 Dye-Sublimation Printer

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:07:30 +0000

Epson's 44˝ SureColor F6370 dye-sublimation printer features speeds up to 680 sq. ft./hr., and comes equipped with new Epson Edge Print workflow software, featuring an Adobe PostScript 3 engine, as well as a built-in cutter for roll-to-sheet convenience and an optional take-up reel system for unattended printing.

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Horizon Printing and Mailing Projects Growth With RMGT 9 Series Press

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:54:16 +0000

Horizon Printing installed the RMGT 920 8-color LED-UV with perfector to increase printing capacity and enter the perfector market. With the upgrade, Horizon expects to see a 25-35% growth in work by the end of the year, with shorter production times, and quicker turnaround.

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Recruiting Top Talent In Packaging – (4) Trends

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:43:56 +0000

(4) POWERHOUSE FORCES will shape your ability to recruit top talent in the years to come. Download our free eBook today to learn what they are.

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LSC Opens Onsite Health Care Center in Indiana

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:39:38 +0000

LSC Communications opened the Crawfordsville, Ind., Family Health Center as part of a company-wide initiative to enhance the well-being of its employees and to make health care more accessible. The center offers services in weight management, stress management, and smoking cessation for employees and their families.

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CCPA Is on Its Way, 56% of Marketers Unprepared for the Data Privacy Law: How to Comply

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:29:34 +0000

CCPA is a little more than four months away from being enforced, and “56% of businesses report they will not be fully prepared” for the law that will regulate how they can use customer data.

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Four Ways to Get the Best Results from your Accountability Partner

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:15:50 +0000

There are plenty of benefits of accountability, and there are a number of ways to get the best out of an accountability partner. Let’s look at all of them in a little more detail.

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Projecting a Professional Presence on Social Media

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:57:10 +0000

Individual posting impacts you – and your organization. Everywhere you go, you represent yourself – and your company. Here are a few things to remember when posting online.

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Why You Should Invest In An Id Card Printer

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:44:21 +0000

Investing in an ID printer is one of the best things that you can do if you are running a company. It is convenient and allows you to print ID cards faster. It is a flexible solution to a company that needs to print a lot of cards regularly. Outsourcing printing services could be expensive. […]

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3 Commonly Used Printing Technology for Carton Packaging

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:47:15 +0000

Carton packaging printing technology is simple and economical process, and welcome by the majority. Market demand for cartons is large, there are also a lot of printing process. The packaging printing technology mainly includes: offset printing process, gravure printing process, flexographic process, typography, offset printing, screen printing, pad printing, spherical printing, and thermal transfer. We […]

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IT Support in Printing Technology

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:51:44 +0000

IT Support relieves you of all your computer-related concerns and everything that is communicating with and running on them. It allows you to concentrate more closely on doing the primary tasks of your business using advanced modern technology without the need to understand them and know anything about them. Your only wish is that everything […]

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5 Tips to finding reputable Affordable Poster Printing Services

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:01:37 +0000

Posters have proved to be one of the most effective marketing tools. This because they are used for promoting a brand in places that have high traffic. In fact, a poster enables you to elaborate on the services and products that you offer without being limited by space. On the other hand, you can’t create […]

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The Power of Signs and Symbols: What to Look for in a Sign Company

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:20:52 +0000

  Having a sign in your business is crucial if you want your business to be noticed. A good sign can net you a lot of potential clients. However, a sign is quite expensive investment. You need a legit signage company who provides the right service at the right price.   Customers always notice the […]

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7 Packaging Designs with Offset Printing

Tue, 07 May 2019 20:07:37 +0000

  There is an interesting competition for product packaging with offset printing in the market. Every single brand is interested to design its packaging run in a unique and distinguishing way. New and proficient packaging team, graphical designers and packaging manufacturer are hired to capture the market by the astonishing product exhibition. The packaging Trend […]

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Three Unique Designs For Printed Memorial Cards

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 09:19:39 +0000

The passing of a loved one can be a very difficult time. Memorial cards are a fantastic way for family or friends to keep the memory of a loved one alive.  Historically, traditional memorial cards have simply been a square of paper with a short excerpt. However, as time has passed and print technology has […]

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Understanding ID Card Printing

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 18:30:37 +0000

ID Card printing can be quite complex – especially when compared with traditional inkjet printing. There are a lot of different factors to consider when undertaking a card printing project. It’s always good to know the fundamentals of the process before you tackle a print job. This broad overview will cover many aspects of card […]

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The Future Of Offset Printing

Sat, 06 Apr 2019 13:08:35 +0000

Offset printing is the most widely used printing technique in the world. Due to the low price of the print and high quality of printed products it is used in the production of packaging, commercial printing, printing of labels and other printed products.     The history of the offset is linked to lithography or […]

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4 Tips to Finding A Good Embroidery Place

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 19:38:26 +0000

 Embroidery is a fabric decorating craft that has been practiced since the early AD years. In the early days, this craft involved threading fabric by hand. However, from the 19th century, this process has been automated. Embroidery is popularly used by top clothing brands to embellish their clothes with their logo designs. It has also […]

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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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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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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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