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Printing terminology explained

James Cryer took a playful wander through the terminological minefield that we walk through each day – unarmed and unharmed.

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Sublimation - The true cost and setting your prices for profit

When many sublimators look at the cost of making their products, they only consider how much they spend on ink, paper, substrate and shipping. This approach impacts their businesses negatively, as overhead and labour are not factored into the equation – and this is where the bulk of the real cost of production lies.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Durst CEO interview in Image Reports magazine

As Durst celebrates its 80th year, Lesley Simpson of Image Reports magazine (UK) asked CEO Christoph Gamper about the company’s future direction and its commitment to large-format inkjet.

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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…..

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