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The Label Industry Is Looking Forward To How Digital Can Future-Proof Business

According to David Pittman, editor of Digital Labels and Packaging and writing for drupa, with the evolving of digital printing, which brings faster speeds, better quality and increased consistency, the market has embraced the opportunities the technology permits. This has been realised in pressrooms the world over through hardware installations as printers look to respond […]

2021-04-06T08:51:00+02:00Mar 29th, 2021|

Digitally Printed Surface Decoration Is A Differentiator

According to Ron Gilboa, writing for drupa, for many years a range of industries have been using a variety of printing technologies to create decorative surfaces. From screen, offset and gravure printing, all have been used to create functional and decorative surfaces. In the past decade, we have seen the rise in digital printing. Inkjet […]

2021-02-22T08:54:39+02:00Feb 10th, 2021|

Canon Insight Report Reveals Changing Demands Of Print Buyers

Canon Europe has launched the results of its latest Insight Report, ‘Creating Customer Value’, which revealed the changing demands of the print buyer and the untapped opportunities for print service providers (PSPs) and in-house print rooms. The research uncovered that fewer than 20% are fulfilling the needs of their customers. At a time when brands […]

2021-03-08T08:23:27+02:00Feb 10th, 2021|

Is The Convergence Of Print Markets Inevitable?

Jean Poncet, writing for drupa, says digital printing has certainly transformed the print world. For a long time, it was restricted to printed documents and photocopying, then inkjet went after the label market first, followed by the narrow width packaging market or ‘small’ format. At the same time, in the world of large and very large […]

2021-01-25T08:47:26+02:00Jan 20th, 2021|

A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating Service Culture

John Tschohl of the Service Quality Institute outlines six steps to creating a service culture, and discusses five critical elements for excellent service. Most companies think they are in manufacturing and retail, but remember that you are in the service business. It is a paradigm switch. Amazon is successful because it understands it is a […]

2021-01-18T08:52:31+02:00Jan 12th, 2021|

What Printers Can Do To Make Their Businesses More Resilient And Profitable In 2021

Representatives at Solimar Systems share their thoughts on trends that will shape the print industry in 2021. They offer their advice on what printers can do to make their businesses more resilient, competitive and profitable in the year ahead.   Drew Sprague, President, Mary Ann Rowan, Chief Experience Officer and Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director of […]

2020-12-07T09:10:34+02:00Dec 2nd, 2020|

Plastic, Ink And Recycling Initiative Achieves New Milestone

Ink has a demonstrably significant impact on the quality of recyclate. Previous use of a standard NC ink system did not deliver the desired results. Decomposition products discolour the regranulate and significantly deteriorate the mechanical and sensory properties. The cross-sector project ‘Recyclate Initiative’, organised by leading companies from the plastic, ink and recycling industries, including […]

2020-12-07T09:10:50+02:00Dec 2nd, 2020|

Consumers Pushing For More Sustainable Packaging

Much of the drive to ditch plastics comes from consumer pressure – they are appalled at the damage plastic waste causes. If people choose not to buy a product because of its plastic packaging, sellers have to respond. This is especially urgent in sectors already under threat to change their business models, such as newspaper […]

2020-11-15T10:49:37+02:00Nov 10th, 2020|

Digital Print On Corrugated Is Here To Stay

Nick Kirby, writing for drupa, discusses digital print on corrugated applications, how it has evolved, and how it has challenged analogue methods. My great grandfather, Thomas Kirby, once said, ‘Wisdom lies not in regretting the inevitable but in adapting oneself to the altered condition of things.’ He printed this statement in his publication, ‘Saddlery and Harness’, […]

2020-11-09T08:43:05+02:00Nov 4th, 2020|

Should You Buy A Used Label Printing Machine?

According to Focus Label Machinery, making the best equipment decision involves doing your research, knowing your market, testing your preferred option, doing the maths and investing in the best systems you can afford. For this reason, sourcing a used digital press requires careful consideration. You may have wondered whether the costs of a new press could […]

2020-11-09T08:43:15+02:00Nov 3rd, 2020|