FESPA | Screen, Digital, Textile Printing Events & Associations http://www.fespa.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:58:41 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb More success on the Horizon for FESPA award winner http://www.fespa.com/news/features/more-success-on-the-horizon-for-fespa-award-winner.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/more-success-on-the-horizon-for-fespa-award-winner.html Horizon’s award-winning concept was based around Irish crime drama program Love/Hate

Siobhán Sacker, marketing manager of Horizon Digital Print, talks to Rob Fletcher about the company’s FESPA Gold award and plans to grow.

info@fespa.com (Rob Fletcher) Features Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Add software control to your new Laser cutter http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/add-software-control-to-your-new-laser-cutter.html http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/add-software-control-to-your-new-laser-cutter.html Add software control to your new Laser cutter

JobControl Vision is software for precise laser finishing of printed materials. [Sponsored]

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Industry News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Electronic Media http://www.fespa.com/news/features/calculating-the-carbon-footprint-of-electronic-media.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/calculating-the-carbon-footprint-of-electronic-media.html Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Electronic Media

Does this sound like an impossible task? Of course it does, but it has to be done if the media industry wants to be able to benchmark and monitor its carbon footprint.

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Features Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:19:38 +0000
Kiian Digital and Konica Minolta unveil Italian textile print ventures http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/kiian-digital-and-konica-minolta-unveil-italian-textile-print-ventures.html http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/kiian-digital-and-konica-minolta-unveil-italian-textile-print-ventures.html Kiian Digital and Konica Minolta unveil Italian textile print ventures

The Italian textile print market has been handed a major boost as two major manufacturers unveil new developments in the country.

info@fespa.com (Rob Fletcher) Industry News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Inkjets replace declining film for screen masks http://www.fespa.com/news/features/inkjets-replace-declining-film-for-screen-masks.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/inkjets-replace-declining-film-for-screen-masks.html Folex ReproJet film is available with coatings for various inkjet types and is intended for screen masks and computer-to-plate applications.

As screen printing modernises, will the flexibility of inkjet help bridge the gap by saving the screen printer money in the pre-press process?

info@fespa.com (Simon Eccles) Features Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
The basics of digital print http://www.fespa.com/news/features/the-basics-of-digital-print.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/the-basics-of-digital-print.html Taking a peek through the looking glass

As wide format print evolves from sceen to digital inkjet printers, we explore the fundamentals of this increasingly innovative technology.

info@fespa.com (Sophie Matthews-Paul) Features Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Saudi Arabia: Desert Kingdom to Printing Hub http://www.fespa.com/news/features/saudi-arabia-desert-kingdom-to-printing-hub.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/saudi-arabia-desert-kingdom-to-printing-hub.html Jeddah, home to 5 million people

With an annual turnover of US$ 800 million per annum, Saudi Arabia's printing industry is the largest but also the oldest in the Gulf region – but what makes it tick?

info@fespa.com (Pol O Geibheannaigh) Features Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Raccoon turns vinyl to Gold as FESPA Awards reopen http://www.fespa.com/news/features/raccoon-turns-vinyl-to-gold-as-fespa-awards-reopen.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/raccoon-turns-vinyl-to-gold-as-fespa-awards-reopen.html Some of the vehicle wrapping work produced by the team at Raccoon

London based firm keeps busy with high profile wrapping - and that even means turning work away for the 2014 FESPA Award winners.

info@fespa.com (Rob Fletcher) Features Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Cutting tools explored http://www.fespa.com/news/features/cutting-tools-explored.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/cutting-tools-explored.html This Zund digital cutting table has a wide variety of tools for different materials and effects, including aluminium

If you need to shape an edge, slice through rigid board, or speed up your finishing, you'll need a cutting tool - but where should you start?

info@fespa.com (Nessan Cleary) Features Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Inca expands Cambridge facilities to meet global demand http://www.fespa.com/news/features/inca-expands-cambridge-facilities-to-meet-global-demand.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/inca-expands-cambridge-facilities-to-meet-global-demand.html Inca expands Cambridge facilities to meet global demand

Inca Digital has responded to increased interest in its wide-format flatbed digital inkjet printers with a major expansion at its Cambridge UK HQ. 

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Features Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
New label substrate promises greener compost http://www.fespa.com/news/features/new-label-substrate-promises-greener-compost.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/new-label-substrate-promises-greener-compost.html Could improvements in label materials make compost even greener?

Laurel Brunner looks at a substrate which promises to encourage organic recycling in labels applied directly to fruit and vegetables.

info@fespa.com (Laurel Brunner) Features Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:33:52 +0000
New Kodak CMO commits to R&D investment http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/new-kodak-cmo-commits-to-r-d-investment.html http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/new-kodak-cmo-commits-to-r-d-investment.html Overman: “We are transforming the company into an even more agile and forward-looking technology company”

The historic brand has set its sights firmly on the future following a bumper $100m investment in innovation this year alone.

info@fespa.com (Rob Fletcher) Industry News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:48:42 +0000
FESPA UK celebrates successful future-looking conference http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/fespa-uk-celebrates-successful-future-looking-conference.html http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/fespa-uk-celebrates-successful-future-looking-conference.html FESPA UK celebrates successful future-looking conference

Two day event, supported by FESPA, enjoys plaudits as screen-printing's relevance is confirmed

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Industry News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:30:44 +0000
Roland DG targets textile print with new Texart brand http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/roland-dg-targets-textile-print-with-new-texart-brand.html http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/roland-dg-targets-textile-print-with-new-texart-brand.html The RT-640 dye sublimation transfer printer is the first machine to be launched under Roland DG’s newly-developed Texart brand

RT-640 will add value to every business through a wide range of applications including apparel, signs, interior décor, fashion and original goods.

info@fespa.com (Rob Fletcher) Industry News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:26:53 +0000
Israeli printer triples production with HP Scitex http://www.fespa.com/news/features/israeli-printer-triples-production-with-hp-scitex.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/israeli-printer-triples-production-with-hp-scitex.html The HP Scitex 15000 Corrugated Press

Carmel Frenkel triples digital production, saves time and costs with the HP Scitex 15000 Corrugated Press [Sponsored]

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Features Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:52:10 +0000
Weaving new business opportunities through textile printing http://www.fespa.com/news/features/weaving-new-business-opportunities-through-textile-printing.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/weaving-new-business-opportunities-through-textile-printing.html Digitally printed fabric feeding onto a roll from an MS printer

Digital textile printing provides a fast route from idea to created products, but what's driving the growth, how big will the market become and is it right for you?

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Features Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
On the move with vehicle graphics – substrates http://www.fespa.com/news/features/on-the-move-with-vehicle-graphics-substrates.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/on-the-move-with-vehicle-graphics-substrates.html That's a wrap - in this case, using substrate from Grafytip

Rob Fletcher casts an eye over the busy vehicle graphics market and picks out some of the most popular products being used for applications in this creative sector.

info@fespa.com (Rob Fletcher) Features Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Go process-less to save money (and water) http://www.fespa.com/news/features/go-process-less-to-save-money-and-water.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/go-process-less-to-save-money-and-water.html Could you move to processless plates?

Prepress used to be an expensive and time consuming business. But over the years, process automation has steadily ground down prices.

info@fespa.com (Laurel Brunner) Features Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:45:51 +0000
New ISO standard for workplace safety http://www.fespa.com/news/features/new-iso-standard-for-workplace-safety.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/new-iso-standard-for-workplace-safety.html David Smith, Chairman of project commitee ISO/PC 283, Occupational health and safety management systems.

ISO 45001, which sets requirements for occupational health and safety management systems is coming soon, we talk to development committee chair David Smith.

info@fespa.com (ISO Staff) Features Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:34:58 +0000
Kiddell:'More training needed' as former apprentice buys print co. http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/kiddell-more-training-needed-as-former-apprentice-buys-print-co.html http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/kiddell-more-training-needed-as-former-apprentice-buys-print-co.html FESPA UK's Peter Kiddell

Mark Brindle started as an apprentice at Kaymar in 1982, but FESPA UK's Peter Kiddell doubts this could happen again without a new approach to training.

info@fespa.com (Alex Goodey) Industry News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:08:09 +0000
Xaar to refocus R&D efforts following job cuts http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/xaar-to-refocus-r-d-efforts-following-job-cuts.html http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/xaar-to-refocus-r-d-efforts-following-job-cuts.html Xaar CEO Ian Dinwoodie

The inkjet printhead manufacturer recently announced that it will cut around 20% of its workforce, with the firm’s UK operation likely to suffer the most.

info@fespa.com (Rob Fletcher) Industry News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:57:52 +0000
Chinese brands confirm commitment to FESPA China 2014 http://www.fespa.com/news/press-releases/chinese-brands-confirm-commitment-to-fespa-china-2014.html http://www.fespa.com/news/press-releases/chinese-brands-confirm-commitment-to-fespa-china-2014.html Chinese brands confirm commitment to FESPA China 2014

400 Chinese companies to exhibit alongside international brands at FESPA China and CSGIA 2014.

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Press Releases Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Metallic inks - coming to a wide-format digital printer near you http://www.fespa.com/news/features/metallic-inks-coming-to-a-wide-format-digital-printer-near-you.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/metallic-inks-coming-to-a-wide-format-digital-printer-near-you.html The MGI iFoil system showed a raised gold mirror-finish that closely resembles conventional die foil embossing, except every image can be different

Metallic effects are eye-catching and used to add a sense of higher value to all sorts of printing, from book covers to drinks labels to posters.

info@fespa.com (Simon Eccles) Features Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
7 step workflow for textile artwork - from Photoshop to Illustrator http://www.fespa.com/news/features/7-step-workflow-for-textile-artwork-from-photoshop-to-illustrator.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/7-step-workflow-for-textile-artwork-from-photoshop-to-illustrator.html Spot the difference?

Photoshop guru and graphics expert Marco Olivotto shares a new workflow for textile artwork to help resolve problems in processing multi-channel documents.

info@fespa.com (Marco Olivotto) Features Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:54:15 +0000
Photoshop To Illustrator: Introducing a workflow for textile artwork http://www.fespa.com/news/features/photoshop-to-illustrator-introducing-a-workflow-for-textile-artwork.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/photoshop-to-illustrator-introducing-a-workflow-for-textile-artwork.html Photoshop To Illustrator: Introducing a workflow for textile artwork

Following FESPA's recent Digital Textile Conference, Marco Olivotto shares his thinking behind a new pre-press process tackling the problems in colour separation

info@fespa.com (Marco Olivotto) Features Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:22:24 +0000
Brasil Signage Expo makes history for signage in Latin America http://www.fespa.com/news/press-releases/brasil-signage-expo-makes-history-for-signage-in-latin-america.html http://www.fespa.com/news/press-releases/brasil-signage-expo-makes-history-for-signage-in-latin-america.html Brasil Signage Expo makes history for signage in Latin America

Brasil Signage Expo has been hailed as a milestone in the history of digital signage in Brazil and Latin America.

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Press Releases Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:10:43 +0000
Brasil Signage Expo 2014 marca história da sinalização digital na América Latina http://www.fespa.com/news/press-releases/brasil-signage-expo-2014-marca-historia-da-sinalizacao-digital-na-america-latina.html http://www.fespa.com/news/press-releases/brasil-signage-expo-2014-marca-historia-da-sinalizacao-digital-na-america-latina.html Brasil Signage Expo 2014 marca história da sinalização digital na América Latina

 Um marco para a história do digital signage no Brasil e na América Latina.

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Press Releases Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:31:43 +0000
How to capitalise on mobile phone personalisation http://www.fespa.com/news/features/how-to-capitalise-on-mobile-phone-personalisation.html http://www.fespa.com/news/features/how-to-capitalise-on-mobile-phone-personalisation.html iPhone cases printed on a Roland VersaUV LEF-12

With the meteoric rise of mobile technology, consumers are looking for phone covers that not only protect their investment, but also provide a personalised touch.

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Features Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
New soft signage dye-sub printer from Gandy Digital http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/new-soft-signage-dye-sub-printer-from-gandy-digital.html http://www.fespa.com/news/industry-news/new-soft-signage-dye-sub-printer-from-gandy-digital.html New soft signage dye-sub printer from Gandy Digital

Gandy Digital has announced Softjet, a new soft signage, high resolution, digital dye sublimation printer.

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Industry News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:51:17 +0000
FESPA relaunches Planet Friendly Guide as key member benefit http://www.fespa.com/news/press-releases/fespa-relaunches-planet-friendly-guide-as-key-member-benefit.html http://www.fespa.com/news/press-releases/fespa-relaunches-planet-friendly-guide-as-key-member-benefit.html FESPA relaunches Planet Friendly Guide as key member benefit

FESPA has re-launched its respected Planet Friendly Guide in a new format consisting of a series of mini guides.

info@fespa.com (FESPA Staff) Press Releases Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000