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The print industry is still growing: 5th drupa Global Trends Report

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.

New features and major improvements boost production efficiency with new Apogee v11

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 CEO, Guy Gecht, informs board he intends to step down as CEO

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.

Adobe PDF Print Engine 5 upgrade that caters for today's printers

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.

New web site for Ball & Doggett

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.

Calculating ink requirements for each job

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.

PIAA to offer courses on leadership and sales training

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.

Roland DG offering 3 months free of payments

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.

Brisbane Pops In to see Océ Colorado Pop-Up

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.

The Inca Onset M now available

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.

Another supplier announcement about rising ink costs

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 add gold mirror effect film antiscratch film

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 expands R Printer series

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.




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