In mid May we published news from Sun Chemical relating to a specific global raw material shortage affecting UV curing inks, specifically supplies of UV photoinitiators.
Insights into economic and market-related trends and the current situation of the printing industry: This and more provides our 5th drupa Global Trends Report. The printing industry finds itself in a positive state these days, both printers and suppliers are very optimistic about the future.
Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said, "Océ Arizona users and prospective owners can now see firsthand how the Océ Arizona printers with white ink pair with Color-Logic software.
A solid workflow adapted to changing market requirements is a high-value asset for printers. Building on its feature set as production hub, Apogee v11 takes print production to the next level by automating all prepress tasks. The new release also includes multi-product support to increase printing efficiency, while the integration with PressTune supports Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ market approach focused on economy, ecology and extra convenience.
EFI has announced that its longtime CEO, Guy Gecht, has informed the Company’s Board of Directors that he intends to step down from his operating role at the Company when his successor is named. The Board retained Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search firm, to assist in a thorough search process that includes both internal and external candidates.
The new HP hybrid R2000 printer uses Latex ink for rigid and flexible printing and is designed for a huge variety of applications. It offers exceptional versatility and features innovative technologies including HP Latex Rigid Printing Technology and HP Latex White Ink.
Adobe has announced version 5 of Adobe PDF Print Engine. The new version extends PDF Print Engine’s reliable color reproduction with new capabilities to harness the full potential of today’s digital and conventional presses. Ongoing innovations in ink and inkjet heads are creating opportunities to print on new surfaces, and PDF Print Engine 5 will maximize color impact in the coming generation of textile presses, industrial print stations, and digital presses for label and packaging production.
Ball & Doggett have announced the launch of their new website which showcases their full product range, handy tools and resources for the print and design community.
With the optional GSE Article management software module users can define the ink volume requirements for a specific print design (“article”). The software automatically calculates the required ink volume per formula after the desired number of articles are entered.
OKI Data Australia has announced the appointment of Tony Grima as Sales Director for Australia.
The PIAA commenced a sales training program in Melbourne last week with Shane Mahar joining the PIAA team in Melbourne to host his two-day Gaining Sales Mastery training program. Attendees covered a range of sales areas specifically focused on the print industry and were mentored one on one through sales scenarios relevant to their businesses.
Drytac’s SpotOn SynPaper felt the need for speed at Shell’s Eco-marathon in London this month, where it was used for eye-catching vehicle graphics on innovative racing car designs.
Roland DG has announced a Roland Rental promotion to kick off the new financial year, where customers can get a hold of the latest equipment from Roland DG, and pay nothing for 3 months.
DIGI flute is a corrugated sheet board specifically designed to meet the needs of the flat bed digital printing market place.
As last Monday morning dawned in Brisbane, Océ Business Development Manager Jane Cox and a small team of Océ product and technical experts had already been busy for some time, preparing for the launch of the company’s new Pop Up Showroom, which is this week bringing the revolutionary Océ Colorado 1640 to the Queensland capital.
Mactac has announced the launch of the new JT 8300 Dot Series specially designed for short-term indoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
Announced in late 2017 but not then available, the new Onset M is built on the same architectural platform as the highly successful Onset X Series and the SpyderX. It has been developed to offer a high quality, short run B1 solution for the offset, screen and industrial printing markets.
Traditionally entries to these competitions are entered by a relatively small number of entrants which is real pity. The judges may appreciate the small number – imagine if they had entries from the whole industry – how would they manage!
Printing ink manufacturer hubergroup states price increases for all energy curing inks and varnishes across Europe and the Americas with immediate effect. Depending on the individual product line, the raw material related price adjustments will range from 6 to 8 percent in specific areas.
Aslan has added gold to the existing silver self-adhesive polyester film MirrorEffect AntiScratch Aslan SE 75. Both films offer a mirror-like finish, along with a very high scratch-resistant surface.
HP has expanded its hybrid HP Latex R Printer Series with the R1000 Printer for rigid and flexible printing. Designed for a variety of hybrid applications including signage and displays, the growing portfolio offers choice, value, and versatility while featuring innovative technologies including HP Latex Rigid Printing Technology and HP Latex White Ink.