Carbon Dioxide: sinister gas or much-maligned friend?
By James Cryer
James Cryer from JDA Print Recruitment offers us some thoughts on the recent government announcement to introduce a tax on carbon emmissions.
FESPA Europe 2010 Print Awards
By Tom Staiger
Tom Staiger was one of our representatives at this year's FESPA in Munich. He has followed up his overall report on the show with this pictorial display of the 2010 Print Awards.
Maximise Your Colour: Controlling Ink Use
By Max Derhak
When profiling a print mode in Media Manager, one quickly discovers that the total amount of ink (colourant) can be controlled in several locations. If controlled incorrectly one can significantly damage the colour gamut available to the print mode. This article discusses some of the various ways that total ink can be controlled with recommendations on when and how to control ink use to minimize gamut loss.
Video Didn’t Kill the Radio Star and the Digital Age Hasn’t Killed Off Print
By Alison Stieven-Taylor
Every wave of new technology brings with it a sense of panic that the established mediums in the marketplace will be superseded in the wake of the latest and greatest.
Rudd's reforms aren't looking so super
By Alison Stieven-Taylor
The fallout continues from the Rudd Government’s proposed tax reforms released in May. The ‘stronger, fairer, simpler tax plan for our future’, has stirred up a hornet’s nest.
Fujifilm and Urban Storm stretch the limits in outdoor advertising
It’s immediately apparent when talking to Sam Cook, director of UK-based Urban Storm, that here is a company setting out to make a real difference in the outdoor advertising and billboard sector. In order to do so, they have partnered with Fujifilm to make use of both its technological and business expertise.
A Melbourne man's first intrepid trek to Sign China
Paul Coniglio from Conect Enterprises visited Sign China (March 2nd - 4th 2010) for the first time to represent his company and seek out new product opportunities. He relates his first experience of a huge Chinese show.
Jail for LA billboard execs?
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has played the jail card in a wildly inappropriate fashion again, the second time in a matter of months. The first was when he threatened to jail a City Council member and AEG executives over the issue of signage at L.A. Live.
What might Canon’s takeover of Océ mean for consumers
By Peter Lavelle, from printerinks.com UK
Recently Canon completed a 71.3% takeover of Dutch printer manufacturer Océ. This is the product of negotiations started in November between the two companies, and by 19 March Canon hopes to acquire the remaining Océ shares. Stakeholders that refuse to sell will become minority investors in a Canon-controlled company. Together, Canon and Océ aim to “create the overall No. 1 presence in the printing industry,” according to their 16 November joint press statement.
Australia's first locally developed roll to roll and flatbed wide format inket machines
By Colleen Bate
If you've been paying attention to our latest industry news, you would have noticed the recent announcement of Product Distribution Australia (PDA)'s involvement in the launch and support of a new range of locally developed Vivex high resolution solvent and UV cured inkjet printers.
Variable data printing (VDP) available for wide format
Variable data printing (VDP) is well established in small format printing but it's also available for wide format printing.
Best ever Norman Lindsay art print re-discovered by printer’s grandson and great-grandson
By Andy McCourt
Unique 1930s art reproduction process developed in Sydney by Hackett Studios is touched by two generations at the Norman Lindsay Gallery.