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International Print Day Aims To Elevate Print

International Print Day is an annual celebration of the global print industry that provides education through 24 hours of open knowledge sharing on social media. Taking place on 21 October, the day provides participants with access to a wealth of information on global companies, products, and services from the print and integrated marketing community, and serves […]

2020-10-19T08:41:35+02:00Oct 14th, 2020|

Understanding Workflow Problems In A Better Light

According to Solimar Systems, the power of an optimised workflow is the ability to take on more work, push that work through your production processes with minimal interruption or manual intervention, and deliver a quality product to your customers in the shortest time frame possible. The needs of any business changes over time and so […]

2020-10-19T08:41:58+02:00Oct 13th, 2020|

Assessing The Validity In Greenwashing

There ought to be some sort of sliding scale for greenwashing, running from nought to ten, with ten the most honest of claims. Zero would be untruthful or disingenuous sustainability claims and ten would be the justifiable and bulletproof sustainability boasts. That is a start, but what would be good examples of either extreme? Let […]

2020-10-19T08:44:01+02:00Oct 13th, 2020|

Considerations In Food-Contact Packaging And Labelling Inks

Testing, compliancy and drying are just some of the issues to consider when it comes to food contact inks. The food industry is subject to a lot of safety regulations regarding food-contact packaging and labelling. This extends beyond food safe substrates to the inks used in the process. As a packaging or label printing business, you […]

2020-10-12T08:21:19+02:00Oct 6th, 2020|

Benefits Of Standardising The Evaluation Of Processless Plates

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) technical committee responsible for graphic technology standards is TC130, and within that committee various working groups look at tools for different parts of the industry. Their work ranges from developing data formats such as the PDF-X series and CfX, through to carbon footprinting and process control for different printing methods. […]

2020-10-05T13:47:06+02:00Sep 30th, 2020|

Replace Or Repair? An Evaluation For Your Flexo Press

Focus Label discusses considerations when its comes to the wear and tear of a press. As a flexo press is a considerable investment, it is often a difficult decision whether to replace or repair the machine – especially if repair costs have been mounting up, or the press is approaching obsolescence. Factors to consider before […]

2020-10-05T13:47:57+02:00Sep 30th, 2020|

Assessing The Value Of Paper Waste

Waste paper and board have persistent value as raw materials, so recycling them into new materials makes sense if it is done right. But waste paper and board have questionable value as a fleeting source of energy. A small cohort of people in the paper business and elsewhere have taken to disparaging recycling. They claim […]

2020-09-21T08:38:32+02:00Sep 16th, 2020|

Factors That Determine A Digital Printing Press’s Total Cost Of Ownership

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is a calculation that is important and should inform your investment decision. Focus Label Machinery discusses the additional costs you should factor in when determining any digital printing press’s TCO. 1) The machine’s dependability At some stage, your digital press is bound to require the attention of a maintenance team. It […]

2020-09-07T09:31:54+02:00Sep 2nd, 2020|

How To Cut Label Printing Costs

According to Focus Label Machinery, some costs can seem relatively small and inconsequential, but they do stack up over time. Nobody likes to pay over the odds for processing, printing and finishing while making their product labels. Manufacturing ‘overkill’, a lack of production-line streamlining, and inappropriate or sub-optimal material and process choices can all lead to […]

2020-09-01T09:18:13+02:00Aug 26th, 2020|

Is The Switch From Paperless To Digital Communications Sustainable?

According to Two Sides, the magnitude of the negative impacts resulting from the use of electronic communication should be cause enough for companies to abandon their unverifiable greenwashing claims that going digital is better for the environment. Many banks, utilities, telecoms and other service providers continue to encourage (and sometimes force) their customers to switch […]

2020-08-24T08:22:56+02:00Aug 18th, 2020|