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ISO 12647/2-2013 and Fogra 51/52

This latest version of ISO 12647/2 standard printing conditions for offset litho was published in late 2014. The Fogra 51, coated, and 52, uncoated, colour datasets and the new CMYK ECI profiles made from these datasets, PSO coated v3 and PSO uncoated v3 Fogra52, were released at the end of last year. And yes, it […]

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Eat My Hat

    I feel at times a bit like Cassandra from the Trojan Wars; prophesying on the print sector is not always upbeat. So it is nice when there is some perfectly objective good news is reported and can be celebrated. So in the UK the latest government statistics for the sector have been published […]

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Post Press Cinderella Story

    Post-press binding and finishing in commercial print, packaging, sign & display graphics and other sectors will be a key attraction at drupa 2016. As they say, it isn’t finished until it is finished … and for many companies, there are still significant opportunities for improving throughput and productivity as well as reducing costs […]

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Sustainability in Print

  Economic concerns, technological threat and uncertain futures have contributed to a crisis of confidence in print. Throw in rapidly changing market expectations and media choices, and you have an industry that’s been on the back foot for several years. But a reversal is underway. Print is reinventing itself to be more vibrant than ever, […]

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Is this the biggest colour management issue facing printers?

Well, there are many colour management issues, but the one that comes up time and again, even from printers with a good colour managed workflow, is the management of colour within PDFs supplied by their clients. This area can cost printers hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of pounds in unrecovered costs per year. Often […]

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Follow the Leader

  Strong leadership and trust are the most vital ingredients in successful companies and the best workplace environments. Sounds very straightforward, but it is amazing how many times either one or both of these ingredients are completely lacking especially in SME print businesses which are predominantly family owned or devoid of formal management training and […]

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Digital Media Will Dominate Advertising – Get over it!

At the end of last month the UK Advertising Association and Warc published their latest expenditure report. The good news UK advertising is growing strongly – up 5.8% overall in the first half of 2015 to £9,424 million. Remember that advertising pays for the majority of print, so healthy advertising growth is good news in […]

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Océ VarioPrint i300 at Commercial Printing Business Days

  At the recent Océ Commercial Printing Business Days, the company’s premium production printing customer event, welcomed a select clientele of customers at the Océ Poing Technology Hub. Thousands of key decision makers have attended the regular Océ Commercial Printing Business Days over the last few years. The event reflected how fast the graphics industry […]

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