Robots – Do they have a role to play in the future of the Printing Industry?
Epson has commercialised a “seeing, sensing, thinking, working” autonomous dual-arm robot named the WorkSense W-01 that will expand the scope of automated production. Whilst initially focussed on manufacturing, do robots have a role to play in the Printing Industry?
How Rock & Roll Impacted Wide Format Printing Forever
How did a Rock & Roll ‘Hall of Fame’ Inductee (twice over – no less) and the recipient of an OBE, Impact Wide Format Printing Forever.
Two Sides Global Anti-greenwash Campaign: 278 leading companies remove misleading ‘go green’ claims
Two Sides, a global initiative to promote the sustainability of print and paper, reports a 61% success rate in removing misleading environmental claims made by some of the world’s biggest corporations as they seek to replace paper-based communications with lower cost electronic alternatives.
Women in Signage
Written by Mel Forbes of the Granite Belt magazine
With the commercial print industry in our country having an annual celebration of the benefits that women have made to that side of the industry (Women in Print), we thought we would look at the wide format industry and put the spotlight on the journey a number of women in our industry have taken in their careers.
Is UVgel and the Colorado 1640 a Latex killer?
The latest issue of Print 21 magazine carried a cover that said "Colorado 1640, Inkjet Game Changer, Latex killer makes all the right moves". A powerful statement that should have generated some serious concern within HP and other Latex ink manufacturers in addition to all the 40,000+ printers that have invested in Latex printers across the globe.
Improving colour across suppliers
By Shoshana Burgett, Director of Corporate Strategy for X-Rite Pantone.
Colour is an integral part of every product we see and touch, and it elicits an emotional response. So, when a product fails to meet the intended colour on the shelf or in the showroom, consumers may step away from it.
Considering selling your business ? Are you confident you will get a good price?
By Michael O'Connell, AS Fisher & Co
2016 was certainly a busy year for all the print and graphic market magazines and journals. Hardly a week went past without the news of a significant sale, merger and or, the failure within the relevant industry segments of some quite well-known names.
Takeover mania comes to a company near you!
By James Cryer of JDA Recruitment
Industry consolidation is inevitable. Or is it? Is it important? Is it good for the overall industry? These, and other questions are addressed by industry observer, James Cryer, as he teases out some of the issues surrounding the current spate of takeovers and mergers going on within the offset AND signage sectors.
Love is in the air!! – a new mood of cooperation now exists among various associations within the broad ‘’print industry church’’.
By James Cryer of JDA Recruitment
Further to our story in April regarding the appointment of Andrew Macaulay as the new CEO of the Printing Industries Association of Australia, James Cryer (whose family has been involved with the PIAA since 1903), has cast some new light on the turmoil that existed before Mr Macaulay’s appointment…..
Partnerships key to survival in digital age
Steve Strang National Account Director Fuji Xerox Document Management Solutions was the recipient of the 2015 Visual Connections Industry Overseas Research Grant valued at $15,000.
A laminator - every shop should have one!
Lamination is the process of bonding clear film onto printed substrates to add strength and rigidity for durability and protection against scratching or UV and other damage.