People in Print
Club FESPA Online offers practical, engaging and thought leadership advice to help drive businesses forward.
Clarity in print automation and the benefits of JDF and XJDF
When it comes to standards and file formats designed for print automation, none are more useful than JDF. We spoke to Dr Rainer Prosi, Chief Technical Officer of CIP4, to find out more.
Beyond XML and JDF: the next step
While XML and JDF form the basis of print automation, other newer formats are emerging that can make data transfer for printers even more efficient.
The case for UV LED on performance and durability
EFI on the environmental benefits and energy usage of UV LED.
Christophe Aussenac, the next FESPA President
Founding Director of ATC Groupe and FESPA’s next President – due to take office in October – Christophe Aussenac talks to us about his vision of printing, past, present and future.
Colour management in backlit wide format applications
Dorin Pitigoi, a colour and standardisation expert at Transilvae, discusses how to get eye-catching and consistent results in backlit wide format printing.
CxF – a question of colour
X-Rite’s Ray Cheydleur explains how the CxF standard helps to make the exchange of colour data more efficient and accurate.
Measuring carbon reduction
Accurate carbon reporting means avoiding greenwash.
Mark Gervais, Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Company
The only limitation in the future of printing is our imagination, says Mark Gervais, Director of Screen Print at the Chinese textile giant.
Economics, industry and biodiversity
The industry needs new goals to halt the biodiversity crisis. To start with, good energy and waste management can reduce the release of pollutants into the atmosphere.
Steve Upton at CHROMiX and colour managed workflows
How ColorThink software lets printers match colours correctly.
Circulytics: a catalyst for change
HP worked with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to ensure its business practices were fit for a more sustainable future.
How to use PowerScripts for speed and accuracy
Glenn Wilton at O2 Creative on how his automation software PowerScripts eliminates repetitive tasks and reduces error.
Standards for graphic arts
Paul Sherfield, FESPA Colour Ambassador, discusses which ISO standards should be important for you – and for your clients.
Keeping colour consistent
Michael Dreher, Training and Support Manager at Caldera, and Sebastien Hanssens, VP Marketing and Operations, on using colour calibration across different inkjet technologies to ensure great results across multiple printers.
XML – the first step towards automation
Understanding the different formats and standards used in data transfer is crucial in the journey towards automation. Andrew Bailes-Collins at Enfocus helps us get to grips with XML.
The future of predictive maintenance
Durst’s strategy of using AI to fix printer problems before they arise should eliminate production down-time and open the way to the ‘smart factory’ of the future
Sell more print with more accurate colour
Avoiding inaccurate colour is the difference between profitability and unnecessary waste. ChromaChecker Cloud can help printers achieve this.
How to keep supply chains strong
Chris Green at Antalis discusses how the firm managed overstretched supply chains during the pandemic, why honest communication is key – and what the future holds.
B Corps and ‘green swans’
B Corporations want to use profits and growth to help people and planet, and printers can get on board too.