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Automation

Business Advice

Preserving profit through automation

Kelvin Bell, Sales Director at Vpress, on why small businesses should take the plunge into the brave new world of automation.

27/09/2021
Blog

Bringing business back: an automated future

The print sector has experienced continuous technological progress for the past 20 years and, as a result, has seen significant productivity benefits and reduced time-to-market. However, the speciality print sector, which FESPA represents, can still do more to achieve significant efficiency gains through process automation, particularly by streamlining workflows.

09/09/2021
Business Advice

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.

20/08/2021
Features

New Developments for Textile Design Software and Image Workflow for Digital Textile Printing

As we emerge post pandemic, the race to automated production is on. Our industry is switching to a print-on-demand business model, forcing all stakeholders in the supply chain to accelerate the digitisation of their workflows.

05/07/2021
How to Guides

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.

21/06/2021
Business Advice

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.

18/06/2021
Features

New printers: less waste, more reliability and more energy efficiency

The latest generation of printers are helping printers to become more environmentally friendly and save money in the process.

16/06/2021
Features

A quick guide for printers - working remotely

COVID-19 forced most people to work from home instead of their offices. For printers this means that they will have to get accustomed to having a more remote workforce. How does this affect their workflows?

15/06/2021
Press Releases

A broad spectrum of exhibitors set to bring colour back at FESPA Global Print Expo 2021

International screen, digital and textile printing manufacturers are lining up for this year’s FESPA Global Print Expo, which takes place from 12 – 15 October 2021 at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

02/06/2021
Features

How to be more productive in LFP and print with confidence

Today´s LFP software and machinery makes it easier than ever to be more productive. However, many digital printers still have an analogue approach to their daily work. So, what does productivity even mean, and what are the correct tools to improve it?

19/05/2021
Press Releases

FESPA’s popular Coffee Break webinars set to return in May

FESPA has announced the return of its popular ‘Coffee Break’ webinars. Hosted by FESPA’s Head of Associations and Technical Lead, Graeme Richardson-Locke, this second series will offer the opportunity for printers to hear from industry experts on relevant topics that sit under 4 content pillars: process control, sustainability, colour management and automation.

13/05/2021
Features

Load, print and unload

Nessan Cleary discusses how automated loading and unloading systems can greatly improve the throughput on high speed wide format printers.

23/04/2021
Features

What features should you look for in a large format RIP?

Nessan Cleary discusses how the range of features in any given large format RIP determines the overall productivity of the printer and what features usersshould look for in a large format RIP.

23/02/2021
Podcasts

The need for print automation with Andrew Talbot

Andrew Talbot is the CEO of Custom Gateway, a company which recently became part of the Kornit Digital family. In this podcast we discuss the critical need for print automation, the challenges that software overcomes and why technology will enable exponential growth in the manufacture of customized and personalized products in the next few years.

27/01/2021
How to Guides

How to save time, waste and money with wide format automation

Combining a prepress solution with a workflow management system, nesting technology and a cut line manager, OneVision’s Wide Format Automation Suite has already proved popular. Stephan Reiter, Head of Strategic Alliances for OneVision Software AG, discusses its benefits.

21/01/2021
Business Advice

Come back stronger with grants and funding

Printers are facing a host of challenges in turbulent times, but a financial boost for innovation can help you survive and thrive.

20/01/2021
Product Launches

Durst launches new P5 350 High Speed printing system

Durst has unveiled numerous innovations as it continues its journey to become a complete solutions provider in line with its “Pixel to Output” strategy. Central is the P5 350 High Speed printer, together with the Durst “Automat”™, a new full automation system, enhanced Durst software, a full LED ink portfolio and partnerships.

13/01/2021
Blog

Together through tough times: there’s power in community

FESPA’s CEO, Neil Felton discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on FESPA’s community, how it has coped, the importance of adapting and embracing the change and moving forwards.

17/12/2020
Tomorrow's World

PrintFactory: making the jump to automation

Automated workflows bring major cost savings and production efficiency gains, so why are so few printers making the transition?

16/12/2020

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