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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|

The Relationship Between Print And Digital

Print can be impactful and a powerful storyteller, but how can we prove these facts to the print buyers who can benefit most? Mathew Faulkner, EMEA senior marketing manager, professional print, Canon Europe talks with experts from different parts of the print industry to bring a practical toolkit of examples to prove prints value. According […]

2021-06-21T08:47:07+02:00Jun 15th, 2021|

Print Remains A Valued Resource

According to Two Sides North America President Kathi Rowzie, print and digital communications are often compared as an either/or proposition to suggest one is better than the other, but the non-profit organisation’s research shows that both play an important part in today’s information-driven economy. ‘Rather than adopt a one-size-fits all digital communications strategy, savvy news […]

2021-06-07T09:02:17+02:00May 26th, 2021|

Is Smart Packaging The Next Step In The Printing Industry?

According to Laurel Brunner of the Verdigris Project, the recycling of smart packaging is obviously a murky topic, which is perhaps why relatively little has been heard about smart packaging applications of late. That is until now. A few years ago there was a bit of a buzz around intelligent packaging. The excitement was based […]

2021-06-14T09:33:33+02:00May 25th, 2021|

Understanding The Need To Print Smart

According to Pieter Pieters, Product Manager for B2B Pro Print at Canon South Africa, South Africa’s miraculous GDP increase of 6.3% in the last quarter of 2020 exemplified the local economy’s tenacity and is most certainly a sign of things to come in 2021. Despite the hardships presented to us during the past year, businesses […]

2021-05-24T16:06:31+02:00May 12th, 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|