Building Construction, Furniture and Fittings - Today's Best Practice in Achieving Functional and Decorative Coatings
David Helsby, President, RadTech Europe, explores this very relevant process
Architectural fittings and infrastructure, flooring, furniture and appliances may seem to have little in common except their intended final location – a building… but they are, in fact, linked by a process in their manufacture that is lean, green, and cost-effective: energy curing of adhesives, resins, and other coatings.
Memjet update - Memjet takes its ‘Think Fast’ Story to the MPS (Managed Print Services) channel
Those close to the printing and imaging industry know the Memjet saga has been a long and winding one. Memjet and its (former) parent, Silverbrook Research, went public in 2007 with a stunning technology story supported by thousands of patents, dramatically fast printing demos and a business model that offered a far less expensive cost per page for speedy color printing.
Smart Inking: reducing ink costs with effective colour management
In what remain tough trading conditions, Dean Derhak, Product Director at SAi, explains how both effective colour management and media profiling can help sign shops and large format print providers slash ink costs and still keep customers coming back.
New regulations will drive the carbon management in Asia-Pacific
Carbon reporting requirements in Asia-Pacific will increase due to several factors, such as increased regulatory requirements, growing awareness of climate change, and greater demand from investors and other stakeholders for disclosure of non-financial information, says research company, Ovum.
Drupa 2012 report back on the wide format sector
By Andy McCourt
Drupa is a contraction of the German words ‘Druck’ for ‘print’ and ‘Papier’ for ‘paper.’ Every four or so years since 1951, this trade fair has been the focal point for the world’s printing community; mostly the five mainstream processes of Offset, Letterpress, Flexo, Screen and Gravure.
Carbon – An issue about tax, not the environment.
While the words ‘Carbon’ and ‘Tax’ seem inextricably linked in political debate they are separate issues and should be viewed as such, a group of Melbourne’s leading industry CEOs was told on Friday, the 2nd of September 2011).
By Alison Stieven-Taylor
In May’s article, “Why bother with MIS? A UK case study”, UK signage and display company, KGK talked about its experience with Optimus dash and how investing in MIS (Management Information Systems) can deliver productivity benefits which filter throughout the company to improve cashflow and performance.
UV-LED Technology Update - stretching the limits
By John Kuta, Director of Business Development, Lumen Dynamics
Nidal Abbas, Manager, UV Curing Products, Lumen Dynamics
UV LED (light emitting diode) technology is poised to take on UV arc lamps as the next generation of UV light applications.
Five Reasons to Consider Converting Your Sign Business into a Franchise
By Sign A Rama
Every small business owner would agree that today’s customer is far more aware, and far more educated than ever before. The Web 2.0 age has enabled people to find more information, about more businesses, and about more products than was conceivable in the past.
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.