Graphics Films With Antimicrobial Technology Provide Additional Protection

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager, Drytac, explains how new products with antimicrobial technology can help protect surfaces from bacteria, fungi and mould in-between cleaning. Keeping surfaces clean has never been more important. Doors, keypads, counters, tables – anywhere that people touch ­– must be cleaned regularly. Now there are some new products available that provide […]

2020-10-19T08:40:10+02:00Oct 15th, 2020|

Understanding Workflow Problems In A Better Light

According to Solimar Systems, the power of an optimised workflow is the ability to take on more work, push that work through your production processes with minimal interruption or manual intervention, and deliver a quality product to your customers in the shortest time frame possible. The needs of any business changes over time and so […]

2020-10-12T08:17:35+02:00Oct 11th, 2020|

Trends And Factors Impacting The Use Of 3D Printing

Findings from MakerBot’s new 3D Printing Trends Report signal mounting confidence in 3D printing’s ability to transform business operations. MakerBot’s report includes over 1200 responses from professionals across multiple industries, including aerospace, industrial goods, military and defence, medical, and automotive. Key findings in the report reveal that nearly three quarters (74%) of respondents are planning to invest in […]

2020-10-05T13:45:54+02:00Oct 2nd, 2020|

Multi-Purpose Graphics Are Not Always Suitable For All Jobs

A multi-purpose graphics film could seem like a good deal, but you may end up spending more money and time than you bargained for. Jerry Hill from Drytac explains why. The term ‘multi-purpose’ sounds great. One product for different applications, helping your business keep costs low and stock keeping units (SKU) simple – what’s not […]

2020-09-21T08:33:46+02:00Sep 18th, 2020|

Five Benefits Of A Heat Calender

Heat sensitive inks printed dye sublimation transfer paper turn into gas under the influence of heat and are transferred on the fabric by a heat calender (oil heated). The inks are in this way fixed on the fibres of the fabric. Most performance fabrics today are polyesters, and to maintain the fabric’s integrity, the dye-sublimation […]

2020-09-21T08:33:58+02:00Sep 18th, 2020|

Is The Migration To Digital Printing Being Accelerated?

Focus Label Machinery discusses how changes in behaviour and disruptions in supply chains during this year have affected the textile printing industry, and whether they have accelerated the migration to digital printing. The devastating impact of Covid-19 on the textile industry has been evident since January, with regards to global lockdowns, a general retail shut […]

2020-09-14T11:52:53+02:00Sep 10th, 2020|

Three Myths Of Print Workflow Management

Jonathan Malone-McGrew of Solimar Systems examines three common myths about workflow management systems, and explains why making the switch could benefit far more than your bottom line. The efficiency-enhancing benefits of workflow management systems are proven to deliver many quantifiable advantages for print companies. Yet, there is no doubt that changing processes that may have […]

2020-09-01T09:16:18+02:00Aug 28th, 2020|

How To Prevent Silvering When Laminating Printing Jobs

According to Drytac, silvering is a common issue that occurs when laminating a printed job. It is caused by tiny bubbles of air getting trapped under the lamination, creating the appearance of hazy or silver reflective lines. It may go unseen on lighter media or light-coloured printed areas, but can be far more obvious on […]

2020-09-01T09:16:27+02:00Aug 28th, 2020|

Sustainability In The Graphics Industry Is Increasing

Technological advances are helping to keep waste and remakes to a minimum as well as helping to control the cost of consumables. We are seeing more and more companies starting to include sustainability as part of their investment decisions. This might be because their customers are asking the question, or because business owners recognise that […]

2020-08-24T08:21:29+02:00Aug 21st, 2020|

Digital Print Is The Best Design Tool

Independent international art director Hadar Peled Vaissman, writing for drupa, says that looking at the world through a creative lens, print for her has always been a means to an end. I have always loved print as such, but I was ambivalent about it as I felt I had to compromise my creative ideas to […]

2020-08-24T13:08:05+02:00Aug 14th, 2020|