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Archroma names van de Kerkhof as new chief executive

Colour and specialty chemicals specialist Archroma has appointed Heike van de Kerkhof to succeed Alexander Wessels as its chief executive.


Kyocera pledges efficiency and sustainability with TASKalfa

Kyocera Document Solutions UK has announced the launch of two new high-speed colour multifunctional products, with the aim of helping customers enhance the efficiency and sustainability of their production process.


Hey good looking - what's cooking?

Digitally printed interior decoration has become quite a thing in the last few years, as technology made it possible to print textiles, wallpapers, even carpets and floors digitally and with ease. While opening a whole new world to professional designers and creative types, product safety becomes a significant question for Print Service Providers (PSPs) and their customers alike.


New Konica Minolta UK chief eyes sustainable growth

Rob Fletcher speaks to Rob Ferris, the new Chief Executive of Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK who discusses his aims to deliver profitable and sustainable growth for the digital print giant.


Exploring opportunities in sublimation print

Print companies are constantly on the lookout for opportunities in new markets to help them stand out in the busy modern market. Rob Fletcher takes a closer look at the sublimation market to find out more about growth prospects in this area.


Optical brightening agents and their effect on digital textile printing

What are Optical Brightening Agents, and why do they cause so many problems for Digital Textile printers? A vital issue for the Digital Printing of Textiles is getting to grips with the technology and effect of the upstream use of Optical Brightening Agents in fabric bleaching and preparation.


New OKI Europe MD eyes applications-driven growth

Tsukasa Takasawa, the new managing director of OKI Europe, has set out plans to transform the company into an applications-driven business, with a focus on pursuing growth in its key vertical markets.


Signworks speeds up with HP Latex 315

Scottish signs and vehicle graphics business Signworks has paid tribute to the impact that a HP Latex 315 has had on business, saying the combination print and cut solution has helped to increase production speed.


RA SMART X HP New Technologies for textile printing and production

Debbie McKeegan visits the RA Smart Textile factory which operates as a printed textile manufacturer and a printing technology reseller. RA Smart held an open day which focused on the launch of the HP Stitch.


HP commits to $200m investment in water-based development

Global print giant HP has announced plans to invest $200m (£155.7m/€179.8m) in developing new water-based print solutions and innovations, with the aim of improving the entire product lifecycle in the corrugated and textile print sectors.


Roland DG sets versatility focus with new IU-1000F

Rob Fletcher speaks to Paul Willems, Head of Business Development and Product Management for Roland DG EMEA regarding The Roland IU-1000F.


Top 20 Halloween Prints

Rob Fletcher takes a look at some of the best and most innovative printed products that featured this year during Halloween.


Kyocera plots growth with inkjet production print expansion

Print technology provider Kyocera Document Solutions UK has set its sights on acquiring new customers after expanding its services into the inkjet production print market with the launch of the new TASKalfa Pro 15000c.


The What, Why and How of New Opportunities in Digital Textile Printing

FESPA's Textile Ambassador, Debbie McKeegan discusses her experience at the Digital Textile Printing Conference on 22nd October 2019 as well as the new opportunities available in the digital textile printing industry.


How You Can Be Your Own Textile Designer (and why you should be)

Most of today‘s fashion business is an unsustainable and highly unfair mess. So it is a big relief that digital textile printing and finishing enables creative professionals to make sure their designs can be produced fast, on-demand and in a more environmentally friendly way.


OPG to match modern expectations with new HP Latex 3200

Scottish fleet branding solutions provider OPG has paid tribute to its investment in a new HP Latex 3200 wide-format printer, saying the technology is allowing it to satisfy customer demand for high quality printed work.


Making the case for non-OEM inks

While many print service providers prefer to use ink from manufacturers, more companies are exploring the option of using products from other sources. Rob Fletcher takes a closer look at the benefits of non-OEM inks.


OKI bolsters textile print portfolio with new Pro9541WT

OKI Europe has rolled out its new Pro9541WT five-colour digital toner transfer media printer with the aim of helping commercial print businesses expand their print capabilities and win work in new markets.


Durst targets UK labels growth with new hire

Rob Fletcher speaks to Peter Jones who joins Durst after spending 25 years with Esko. Peter joins as Labels Business Development Manager for the UK and Ireland.


Digital textile printing and software innovations revolutionise fashion sampling

Digital Textile Printing and 3D software for Fashion Sampling are a perfect fit. As the fashion designer searches for viable, sustainable manufacturing solutions, designers and manufacturers are increasingly turning to digital textile printing and 3D product simulation software to provide the aesthetic and practical background for their creations.


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