Graphix - Volume 9, Issue 2, 2010
Volume 9, Issue 2, 2010
Author Gavin SmithSource: Graphix 9 (2010)More Less
Wow, some exciting changes here at IHS - or should I say Infixion? With all the i's well and truly dotted and the t's finally crossed we are now a proudly South African company. You are going to see some great changes and innovations over the next few months which will take Graphix, and the rest of our stable, to greater heights than ever before.
Author Hadar FriedlandSource: Graphix 9, pp 7 –8 (2010)More Less
While it is widely recognised that wide format digital printing is having a profound effect on indoor and outdoor graphics production, until recently, substrates have received little attention. The paper-based, twelve-tile 6m x 24m billboard appeared to be one of the few constants in the changing world of graphic arts technology.
Author Jose BotasSource: Graphix 9, pp 14 –15 (2010)More Less
Author Tony KingSource: Graphix 9, pp 16 –20 (2010)More Less
In Europe and North America CTP has become big business for the suppliers. For many printers, CTP is now definitely a case of 'when' rather than 'if'. In some areas of the print market the majority of the printers have already gone CTP and some of the first generation CTP devices are already coming up for renewal.
Source: Graphix 9, pp 21 –22 (2010)More Less
When it comes to CTP devices within the printing industry there are still numerous companies dependant on outside suppliers for their plates. Strange as it may seem there are still quite a few companies without the means to pay the high price for a system of their own. After a visit to Delmike Products, in Germiston, we found out that there is a low cost solution available to the small and medium print shops that cannot afford the premiums attached to high-end solutions.
Source: Graphix 9, pp 26 –27 (2010)More Less
It was in 1962 when activist Rachel Carson published 'Silent Spring' a book highlighting her concerns about pesticides and pollution of the environment, but it took 45 years before her call for change and environmental stewardship was recognised. For most companies sustainability means trying their hand at recycling but what companies fail to see is the benefits that lie in running an environmentally friendly business. 'Green Business' isn't just a trend but one part of the 'triple bottom line'. Sustainability is also about the environment and the direction that consumers are going and what they are beginning to demand and expect from their suppliers.
Source: Graphix 9, pp 28 –29 (2010)More Less
Gary Davies, managing director of Print Outsource International (Point), has been in the print game since the late 80's focusing mainly on the technology side of things. Having seen the industry evolve through its various technology phases, he now uses this experience to save corporates some 30% of their print costs through managing their print processes.
Source: Graphix 9, pp 43 –44 (2010)More Less
Technology is most certainly the key word in increasing productivity in business today. The printing game is no different and the scope of available products are staggering. No process is left unattended, from concept to completion. South Africa has the best products the world can offer which are freely available.