Graphix - Volume 9, Issue 7, 2010
Volume 9, Issue 7, 2010
Author Alison JobSource: Graphix 9 (2010)More Less
Well, the World Cup has come and gone, as have the tourists, and life once more returns to normal, as does the traffic! However, our new roads have definitely improved the traffic situation and I for one have benefited from the additional lanes created on the highway.
Source: Graphix 9, pp 7 –8 (2010)More Less
InfoSource says Konica Minolta SA is number 1!
Co-founder of phototypesetting dies
Oscars of the printing industry
Océ upbeat despite earnings drop
Ricoh acquires InfoPrint
Best 'IDEAs' celebrated at Fespa
EskoArtwork & HP collaborate in display market
Excitement builds as Africa Print draws closer
Source: Graphix 9, pp 9 –16 (2010)More Less
Author Shaun KennedySource: Graphix 9, pp 17 –19 (2010)More Less
A digital printing system has become a normal part of the production equipment available to most printing companies today, and these days, the majority of printing companies have some level of digital printing competence at their disposal in their production plants, because without it, they certainly cannot deal with the demands for rush deliveries that are coming in from the marketplace on a day to day basis.
Author Nick ConstantinouSource: Graphix 9, pp 21 –22 (2010)More Less
These days most South African commercial printers agree that to stay competitive, they need to also offer digital printing solutions to their customers. However, embarking on this path can be daunting because for many it marks a significant departure from everything they know and do.
Source: Graphix 9, pp 23 –25 (2010)More Less
One thing that soon becomes apparent from speaking to players in the pressroom consumables market is that while there is a preponderance of so-called "grey" consumables out there, the end user really does get what he or she pays for. With the recession forcing printers to seek ways of curbing their monthly expenses, there has been an upsurge in the availability of compatible and remanufactured pressroom consumables.
Source: Graphix 9, pp 26 –27 (2010)More Less
When Ultra Litho's production director and co-owner Hans Kieslich retires on 14 July this year, he intends to remain surrounded by the paper that has been his livelihood - in the form of the thousands of books that he plans to read and a stamp collection that he has been building since childhood.
Author Dane Van Der WaltSource: Graphix 9, pp 27 –30 (2010)More Less
In the South African and African context, perfect bound books are traditionally bound using Hotmelt (EVA) glues. There has recently been a trend to move to polyurethane (PUR) adhesives, one of the main reasons being the high daytime temperatures which have been known to re-melt EVA glue, causing the book to fall apart, particularly if the book lies in a high risk area like a car or on a truck dashboard.
Author Paul HaglichSource: Graphix 9 (2010)More Less
Production inkjet printers have progressed far beyond the simple barcode label they were originally designed to print. Today they can do full colour. The more advanced examples can print on plain papers without any extra cost or the use of pre-coated materials yet still produce a bright, vibrant image quality. The more advanced examples are also rated good de-inkable, which means that the paper can be recycled back into office-grade paper after it has been used.
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Environmentally minded printers can now calculate their greenhouse gas emissions online owing to an initiative by Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) and ClimatePartner. KBA has become the first printer manufacturer to offer its customers an individualized solution for calculating the greenhouse gas emissions generated by printing production runs.
Author Marcus TimsonSource: Graphix 9 (2010)More Less
The profitability of planet-friendly printing was just one of the topics that came under discussion at the Planet Friendly Summit held during Fespa 2010 in Munich. The summit aimed to provide information that would help printers comply with EU environmental legislation while remaining profitable.
Author Patty CalkinsSource: Graphix 9 (2010)More Less
Source: Graphix 9, pp 38 –39 (2010)More Less
As much as this year's Ipex event in Birmingham, England, was lauded as a digital event, Fespa 2010 held in Munich, Germany, reflected much the same trend in the wide-format market with some 68 percent of visitors highlighting digital technology as a priority area of interest. More than 21 000 visitors from 130 countries flocked to Fespa looking for innovative solutions and applications for their businesses.