17 Jan 2022
drupa Essentials of Print:  Sabine Slaughter –  Wide Format Printing: destined to grow and with ever more applications.

Wide format printing to grow and with ever more applications

The wide and super wide format market has undergone its digital transition while certain analogue printing technologies, such as screen-printing, continue to complement the overall mix offered by large format print service providers (PSPs) to their clients.

Lancashire-based Soyang Europe is on a mission to bring its wide range of printable media to the entire digital printing market in the most sustainable way possible.

LFR Spotlight On: Soyang Europe

At first glance you might not expect a company based in Altham, Lancashire to be engaged in a Joint Venture with one of China’s leading companies, but that’s exactly what Soyang Europe has been since 2005.

Drytac blog: Capitalising on rising demand for seasonal work.

Drytac blog: Capitalising on rising demand for seasonal work

The holiday season has, and always will be, a hugely important time of the year for print, graphics and sign companies, with the festive season providing a whole range of opportunities for work and business growth.

The introduction and popularisation of LED UV flatbed printing has completely revolutionised the print industry.

Benefits of flatbed printing

The introduction and popularisation of LED UV flatbed printing has completely revolutionised the print industry. Whilst the early innovation of this technique required significant physical space, and a budget to match, the evolution from reputable manufacturers, such as Roland and Mimaki, has allowed for the introduction of cost-effective solutions with small flatbed options as an entry level alternative.

Tim Sykes is of Packaging Europe, one of the leading intelligence resources for European packaging professionals. Tim Sykes, brand director at Packaging Europe, explores the barriers that may be holding back the digital tide.

Tim Sykes – What’s holding back digitally printed packaging

When all the market research of recent years is projecting market growth of between 10 and 15 per cent CAGR over the coming years, with corresponding advances in market share, it may sound unnecessarily provocative to suggest that digital print in packaging has failed to fulfil expectations.

Pete Sammon from Ricoh UK Ltd. delves deeper into the topic and looks at the real-world benefits presented by colour calibration.

The real-world benefits of colour calibration

Complex technology requires clear terminology, and this is certainly true of colour calibration, which, despite having been around for hundreds of years, still requires some explanation to demonstrate its full benefits.