Reasons To Switch To Digital Finishing Solutions

According to Frank Adegeest, Kongsberg VP Product Strategy and Business Process, historically, hand finishing was always seen as a sign of quality – and is still seen as such in many markets. But in today’s demanding, fast-paced world of sign, display and even packaging, demand means that the care and attention of hand finishing is not sustainable for a [...]

2021-08-01T16:15:57+02:00Aug 1st, 2021|

Tips To Achieve Great Results When Applying Graphics To Rough Surfaces

Gareth Newman, Academy Manager at Drytac, shares tips and tricks when it comes to applying wall and floor graphics on tougher surfaces. Graphics can be incredibly impactful, changing a room – or even a whole building – with colour and design. But it is not necessary to fight what is already there, or to ignore the natural finish of [...]

2021-07-04T15:09:39+02:00Jul 4th, 2021|

Three Reasons To Invest In A Laser Engraver

According to Trotec Laser, there are three commonly asked questions interested parties ask the company when investing in a laser engraver.  1. To date, I have been working with an external service provider for laser engraving. Why should I buy a laser engraver? Good business relationships are worth their weight in gold. The outsourcing of engraving costs you time [...]

2021-06-07T09:10:37+02:00Jun 7th, 2021|

Tips On Window Decoration And Preventing Glass Breakage

According to Grafityp, glass breakage is caused by the difference in tension on a window because certain parts expand faster than others as a result of heating. Glass breakage will therefore almost exclusively occur in outdoor applications. Tips – As long as the film takes up less than 50% of the surface, there is no risk of glass breakage [...]

2021-05-24T08:57:53+02:00May 24th, 2021|

Making Empowered Decisions

John Tschohl of the Service Quality Institute writes that most CEO’s believe their employees are empowered. The description of empowerment for most companies is the following: ‘you are empowered to take care of the customer as long as it fits into the rules and policies we have’. But for empowerment to work, the employee must be willing to bend [...]

2021-06-21T08:42:34+02:00May 20th, 2021|

Key Tips For Laser Machine Maintenance

According to GCC, if you examine your laser engraving/cutting machine only when it has started malfunctioning, you will lose valuable time and effort that is spent trying to troubleshoot and fix the problem. Therefore, it is always a good idea to regularly follow the maintenance manuals and make sure you use quality machine parts. Here are some basic maintenance [...]

2021-04-06T08:49:06+02:00Apr 6th, 2021|

Canon Insight Report Reveals Changing Demands Of Print Buyers

Canon Europe has launched the results of its latest Insight Report, ‘Creating Customer Value’, which revealed the changing demands of the print buyer and the untapped opportunities for print service providers (PSPs) and in-house print rooms. The research uncovered that fewer than 20% are fulfilling the needs of their customers. At a time when brands are under more pressure [...]

2021-02-22T08:51:54+02:00Feb 22nd, 2021|

Digitally Printed Surface Decoration Is A Differentiator

According to Ron Gilboa, writing for drupa, for many years a range of industries have been using a variety of printing technologies to create decorative surfaces. From screen, offset and gravure printing, all have been used to create functional and decorative surfaces. In the past decade, we have seen the rise in digital printing. Inkjet printing innovations in material [...]

2021-02-15T09:11:56+02:00Feb 15th, 2021|

The Environmental Impact Of Print Versus Electronic Media

Electronic media have some clear advantages over print, namely that they can do so much more, such as get shared almost at the speed of light. Electronic devices are used for phone calls, taking pictures, playing games and internet access. They also have massive commercial impact, providing new platforms for advertising and marketplaces for trade. However, let us not forget [...]

2021-01-25T08:46:16+02:00Jan 25th, 2021|

What Printers Can Do To Make Their Businesses More Resilient And Profitable In 2021

Representatives at Solimar Systems share their thoughts on trends that will shape the print industry in 2021. They offer their advice on what printers can do to make their businesses more resilient, competitive and profitable in the year ahead. The print industry is rapidly changing. Economic pressures, new working requirements and changes in print buyer […]

2020-12-07T09:06:19+02:00Dec 3rd, 2020|