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How Digital Print And Packaging Are Expected To Grow

Dr Sean Smyth, a Senior Analyst and Consultant at Smithers, is closely monitoring the digital transformation of the printing and packaging industry. He writes that digital printing was widely used in labels and packaging in 2019 and that it will be further ensconced. The figure below shows the choice that a converter faces when they […]

2021-12-13T17:16:40+02:00Dec 8th, 2021|

Print Service Providers Are Building Their Sustainability Credentials

According to Laurel Brunner of the Verdigris Project, companies wanting to learn about the environment and print’s impact on it have ample choice to meet their carbon footprinting needs. Almost every day another consulting group states that they can help printing companies become more environmentally accountable. Offerings range from some sort of sustainability scheme or […]

2021-12-13T17:16:56+02:00Dec 7th, 2021|

Customer Experience Is Key In An Unpredictable Environment

According to Novus Holdings, CX or customer experience is customers’ perception of how a company treats them. This affects their behaviours and build memories and feelings, which drive their loyalty. Simply put, customers no longer base their loyalty on price or product, they stay loyal with companies due to the experience they receive. For the […]

2021-12-13T17:17:09+02:00Dec 1st, 2021|

Free Webinar: Sustainability In The Printing Industry

Sustainability is high on the global agenda and as a sector, we need to become more aware of our global impact as well as understand the legislative framework that took place on the 5th of November on the issue of Waste Management (sustainability). In part 2 of The New Blueprint for the Rebuild and Recovery […]

2021-11-23T17:53:36+02:00Nov 15th, 2021|

Free Webinar: The Printing Industry’s Recovery Is Important To South Africa’s Economy

Discover the real impact of the recent insurrection, Covid-19 and the underperforming economy and how the wide format and printing industry can develop a new blueprint for the rebuilding and recovery of the industry as well as the country at large. Join FUJIFILM Graphic Systems for a two-part webinar series where the company will discuss […]

2021-09-13T09:02:42+02:00Sep 8th, 2021|

The Slow But Sure Evolution Of Packaging

Laurel Brunner from The Verdigris Project says sustainable packaging innovation focuses on a number of areas, and inventions that hit all of them well will be the most successful. It has been clear for several years that technical advances in the graphics industry are giving way to material innovations. And as packaging moves into pole position […]

2021-09-06T10:09:24+02:00Aug 31st, 2021|

Processless Printing Plates Are Gaining Pace

According to Laurel Brunner from the Verdigris Project, printers everywhere should be looking more closely at processless plate technology. It cuts out a step in production, reduces chemistry and waste and lets headcount be redeployed. The uptake of processless printing plates is finally starting to really gain pace, which is great news for the environment. […]

2021-08-23T07:32:25+02:00Aug 18th, 2021|

How Green Are Your Printing Credentials?

According to Carl Metelerkamp, Head of Commercial Print at Canon South Africa, if you currently print predominantly on offset or other non-inkjet technology, reducing your environmental impact and boosting your reputation for sustainability are just some of the substantial benefits you could achieve by moving to inkjet production printing. As a commercial printer, how comfortable […]

2021-08-01T16:17:39+02:00Jul 29th, 2021|

The Graphics Sector Has A Chance To Up Its Game In Climate Change Mitigation

The idea behind the UN’s Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is ultimately to increase investment in climate change mitigation efforts across industries. According to Laurel Brunner of the Verdigris Project, the Alliance is good news. For the majority of firms in the graphics business this will basically be a very big yawn. But as consolidation continues […]

2021-07-04T15:20:21+02:00Jun 30th, 2021|

Five Ways Post-Composition Will Help Print Production Workflows Handle More Business

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director, Engagement at Solimar Systems, cites Madison Advisors’ study, which shows that the need to deliver what print buyers and customers require is key to the value of post-composition in 2021. Printers are on a mission to find better ways to win more business and operate more efficiently. Their experience from last year […]

2021-06-28T08:06:17+02:00Jun 23rd, 2021|