Graphix - Volume 40, Issue 6, 2013
Volume 40, Issue 6, 2013
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The entire industry is abuzz with the news of the new ISO standard for printing and publishing. The first of its kind, ISO 16759 covers the sector-specific implementation of generic carbon footprint methodologies. According to Laurel Brunner's most recent post in the weekly Verdigris blog, 'print buyers will be able to trust that carbon calculators used for print media carbon footprinting studies work to a common reference'.
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New frontier for Epson
EFI launches improved ink product
Huge growth in digital market
Looking after tomorrow
Unique print technology goes global
Antalis gains distribution rights
Upgrade for various design programs
Dual-goal campaign launched in July
Helping printers and customers
Fresh face at MPS
New era for paper company
Busting the paper myths
Countdown to print expo
Continued success for Canon
Ricoh takes home top awards
Mimaki honoured at leading trade event
Packaging company awarded by Kodak
Encouraging investment in digital printing
Author Dave ClarkSource: Graphix 40 (2013)More Less
There has never been a greater need than now for educational institutes to diversify. In order to thrive, they must be able to show they can provide a unique service. While the provision of a quality, affordable education is key, schools, colleges and universities can also attract more students by improving the levels of customer-facing-interaction services provided.
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This month, in association with Wits University, Printing SA's inaugural Business Management Programme (BMP) kicked off on Monday 15 July and has so far been an immense success. Positioned at a NQF level 5, the course is aimed at mid to senior employees in the industry, such as the artisan who has reached the 'glass ceiling' technically and now wants to learn more in the areas of finance, project management and strategic planning etc. in order to excel.
Author Marisa LourencoSource: Graphix 40, pp 23 –25 (2013)More Less
Over the past two years the spread of waterless printing has accelerated noticeably. For the fiscal year ending March 2012, shipment volume was at its highest level since analogue positive waterless printing plates went on sale in 1979. The Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) Cortina rotary press is being introduced by companies across Europe, while Japanese ones are switching from five- or six-unit press models to waterless.
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Print Allianz is a well-established graphic arts business offering a 'one-stop shop' solution through in-house digital, wide format printing and managed litho and screen printing. It's also in the elite BEE Level 1 category of printers. Founder Rafique Patel and his staff have a highly innovative and consultative approach to customers' needs and are always looking to go beyond the brief to add value.
Author Tian HornSource: Graphix 40 (2013)More Less
Since the majority of MDS and MPS projects focus initially on cutting costs, companies need to know what they must change before they can change it. Yet many companies have very little idea of where the value lies in their document environments and what the costs are associated with each facet of their infrastructure and processes.
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HP's MPS software and hardware solutions are robust and developing at an aggressive rate, to support mobile networks while simultaneously focusing on protecting information. While they currently only support the brand's devices, businesses that own a multi-brand fleet of multifunctional devices, would make use of a third party MPS solution, which HP offers. Perumal explains, 'This is available on a direct model, yet not via HP's channel one. In essence, HP has two go-to markets, a direct and in-direct (or channel based offering).'
Author Leon MinnieSource: Graphix 40, pp 38 –39 (2013)More Less
According to McKinsey & Company, the number of brands on American grocery store shelves went from 15 000 in 1991 to over 45 000 by 2001. This explosion continues today as store sizes continue to grow and retailers create new private label packaging for their own store brands. As products become available in more sizes and the popularity of flavours ebbs and flows, brand owners need to be able to produce shorter runs cost-effectively of more types of packages on a timely, market-driven basis.
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When Mike McHarry, MD of REM Papers started the company 21 years ago, his vision was to become an indispensable partner to the paper and film converting industries. 'The local market was in need of a single resident supplier that could offer prompt and efficient access to a diverse range of quality materials. So REM Papers set out to provide integral and informed procurement assistance based on continual and innovative product development and expert skills in global sourcing and international relations,' he says.