Past, Present, and what to expect in the future for Wide-Format Inkjet Printing Technology
Dr Nicholas Hellmuth, FLAAR Reports
Dr Hellmuth will be visiting the Sign Africa show in South Africa (2-4th September 2009) and will be presenting a paper there. This is a preview of his presentation that should be of interest to all prospective and existing users of wide format technology.
Research report of China's textile industry in 2009
The textile industry plays a significant role in China's national economy. On the one hand, the textile industry is a traditional advantageous industry in China and textile products and serves as an important foreign trade goods. On the other hand, development of the textile industry will be a major factor affecting demands, supplies and prices of the costume industry.
Epson hit hard by recession but will in future focus more on it's printer division
The global financial crisis and the yen's steep appreciation against the dollar and other major currencies have been a double blow to many Japanese manufacturers, particularly those that register substantial shares of their sales in overseas markets.
Ultraviolet (UV) curable inks, varnishes and lacquers are composed of liquid components which co-polymerize to a plastic solid when exposed to a high intensity UV light source. Less frequently, an electron beam (EB) is used. UV cured inks can effectively be considered solvent free, however solvents are still used for press wash-up. Health, safety and environmental precautions for both UV and EB cured processes are similar.
Electronic displays, as big as you like and made from a thin plastic sheet could be coming our way.
Such a development could change the shape of the billboard and display industry as we know it.
Agfa Graphics further expanding its position in the industrial inkjet printing market
Agfa Graphics is recording sustained growth in industrial inkjet printing. The company was able to report major interest in its comprehensive range of products for large-format inkjet printing at drupa earlier in the year and more recently at the Visual Impact Image Expo (VIIE) show held in Sydney in early November.
Where's the money?
By Deborah Hutcheson
For printers today, being profitable isn't always about making money.
3D computer screens are coming
By John Boyd
Though we live in a three-dimensional world, we spend much of our waking time interacting with the two-dimensional worlds displayed on our computers, mobile phones, game consoles, music players, PDAs, and TVs.
A look at the new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
Corel seem determined to put more and more into each and every new version of CorelDRAW that emerges from the developers. The reason is simply productivity, time is money in today's creative envoronment. This is never more true than in the Visual Industries, where business is usually extremely competitive. Staying ahead in the creative department can mean winning or retaining clients.
Swing to offset for some poster and display companies
KBA, a leading manufacturer of offset presses has published a report that details the swing by some large poster companies going to offset to stay competitive. Is their room in our market for such a hungry beast?
Epson and its many patents
by Nozomu Kawamoto
For several years, Epson has been one of Japan's top five companies in the number of registered patents and has also consistently ranked among the top 20 recipients of US patents. For a company that has grown into a world-class manufacturer on the strength of technologies developed in-house, Epson's emphasis on new inventions may be a matter of course.
Conversion to digital doesn't end Kodak's challenges
By Matthew Daneman
Scattered across Kodak Park are patches of new landscaping: a walkway here, a roadside border there. Small red rock stone blankets the new features. That stone is the ground-up bones of Eastman Kodak Co.'s past — crushed bricks from the forest of buildings that the company has knocked down or blown up as it tries to transform the massive industrial complex that overlaps Rochester and the town of Greece.