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HP takes the covers off PageWide wide-format prototype

HP takes the covers off PageWide wide-format prototypeNEWS: Ben McCabe reports back from Barcelona on the announcement of HP's PageWide print-head technology, which it is incorporating into new machines for the repro, AEC and CAD markets.

New releases to be shown by HP at FESPA Digital

New releases to be shown by HP at FESPA Digital

NEWS: HP is to feature its recently released Latex engines and Designjet Z6800 at FESPA Digital, which opens next week in Munich.

HP to showcase digital ink-jet for packaging at Interpack 2014

HP to showcase digital ink-jet for packaging at Interpack 2014

NEWS: HP will display its range of systems for folding carton, labels and flexible and corrugated packaging applications at Interpack 2014.

Fanfare for the common man: why HP's latest additions should appeal to the vast numbers of smaller businesses

Fanfare for the common man: why HP's latest additions should appeal to the vast numbers of smaller businesses

FEATURE: The latest arrivals in HP's latex and aqueous-based printers have now been made public, with the larger fanfare heralding the introduction of the Latex 300 Printer series.

HP boosts Latex and Designjet wide-format ranges in time for Sign UK and FESPA

HP boosts Latex and Designjet wide-format ranges in time for Sign UK and FESPA

NEWS: HP has announced new additions to its Latex and Designjet wide-format printer families; James Matthews-Paul provides full technical details.

HP looks to drive Latex sales with price reductions

HP looks to drive Latex sales with price reductions

NEWS: HP has lowered the prices of two of its wide-format Latex printers, the LX260 and LX280, by several thousand pounds.

Cornucopia of changes from HP introduced at SGIA 2013

Cornucopia of changes from HP introduced at SGIA 2013

NEWS: HP has brought a raft of solutions and upgrades to its product portfolio at SGIA 2013.

New HP Designjet models designed with AEC, GIS in mind

New HP Designjet models designed with AEC, GIS in mind

NEWS: HP has announced the release of two new wide-format machines: the 36" (0.9m) Designjet T2500 44" (1.2m) Z5400 multi-roll eprinter.

HP adds Kongsberg XP to demonstration centre offering

HP adds Kongsberg XP to demonstration centre offering

NEWS: HP has added Esko's Kongsberg XP Auto digital cutting table to its demonstration centre in Barcelona.

Hurtwood Press launches bespoke, affordable offshoot Artisan Books

Hurtwood Press launches bespoke, affordable offshoot Artisan Books

NEWS: Artisan Books, an offshoot of publisher Hurtwood Press, was launched last night at the Riflemaker Gallery in London.

Multi-roll, wide-format Z5400 printer launched by HP

Multi-roll, wide-format Z5400 printer launched by HP

NEWS: HP has released the Z5400 PostScript ePrinter, a multi-roll, wide-format device designed for use in copy shops. The 44" (1.1m) wide engine is intended for high-quality printing.

Gledining turns to HP to increase direct-to-substrate capabilities

Gledining turns to HP to increase direct-to-substrate capabilities

NEWS: Glendining Signs has purchased its third HP Scitex FB500 in two years, as the company responds to customer demand for direct-to-substrate digital printing.

Tripleplay announces use of HP servers to provide signage solutions

NEWS: Tripleplay's media solutions will be powered by HP server technology, the two companies have announced.

Tayprint chooses HP Scitex for expansion and reach in new sectors

Tayprint chooses HP Scitex for expansion and reach in new sectors

NEWS: Dundee-based Tayprint has installed two high-end UV-curable HP Scitex wide-format printers – an FB7600 flat-bed and an XP2500 roll-fed unit.

Swanline backs digital with UK's first HP Scitex FB10000

Swanline backs digital with UK's first HP Scitex FB10000

NEWS: The UK's first HP Scitex FB10000 has been ordered at FESPA 2013 by Swanline Print.

Pixartprinting goes three up with triple Latex 3000 order at FESPA

Pixartprinting goes three up with triple Latex 3000 order at FESPA

NEWS: Italian packaging and POS specialist Pixartprinting has gone for the hat-trick at FESPA 2013 with an order for three Latex 3000 machines, which debuted at the show on Tuesday.

PressOn purchases world's first Latex 3000 at FESPA 2013

PressOn purchases world's first Latex 3000 at FESPA 2013

NEWS: The world's first HP Latex 3000 printer, debuted at FESPA 2013 on Tuesday, has been snapped up by Kent display producer PressOn.

HP reveals HDR printing at FESPA with Scitex FB10000 launch

HP reveals HDR printing at FESPA with Scitex FB10000 launch

NEWS: HP has unveiled brand new High Dynamic Range printing technology in the latest addition to the Scitex family, the Scitex FB10000.

Scitex upgrades and latex media launches for HP at ISA

NEWS: HP chose ISA International Sign Expo to unveil a number of new upgrades for its Scitex wide-format portfolio, including metallic capabilities.

HP announces raft of promotions for Sign and Digital UK

HP announces raft of promotions for Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: HP is poised to showcase an extensive range of Designjet and Scitex kit at Sign and Digital UK later this month.

HP announces new media players for hospitality and retail environments

HP announces new media players for hospitality and retail environments

NEWS: HP has launched two new 'affordable' media players designed to be used with its digital signage displays to help retail and hospitality businesses.

Scitex FB7600 'revolutionises' Signs and Design

Scitex FB7600 'revolutionises' Signs and Design

NEWS: Kent-based display producer Signs and Design says its HP Scitex FB7600, installed at the end of 2011, has given it a 'massive step-up' in productivity.

Expansion announced for HP's Barcelona customer centre

Expansion announced for HP's Barcelona customer centre

NEWS: HP has revamped and enlarged its existing facility for its Graphics Solutions Business, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of its customer centre.

HP issues call for entries for 2013 Print Excellence Awards

NEWS: HP Scitex and Designjet users are being invited to enter HP's 2013 Sign and Display Print Excellence Awards, with the winners to be announced at FESPA 2013.

HP showcases end-to-end digital wallcovering solution at Heimtextil

HP showcases end-to-end digital wallcovering solution at Heimtextil

NEWS: HP has revealed a new digital wallcovering solution that it says offers 'easy entry into custom-printed wall décor production'.

HP to demonstrate 'creative potential' of latex solutions at Heimtextil

NEWS: HP will showcase its Designjet family of wide-format printers at next month's Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt.

HP latex inks achieve Sustainable Product Certification

HP latex inks achieve Sustainable Product Certification

NEWS: HP's latex and A50 ink-jet web press inks have become the first water-based ink-jet inks to achieve UL Environment's Sustainable Product Certification, the company has announced.

New HP latex tour dates and UK special offer announced

New HP latex tour dates and UK special offer announced

NEWS: HP's Latex Applications Tour will make a second trip around the UK, with six dates in six cities added to the road show.

New features for HP Indigo WS6600 unveiled at Labelexpo

New features for HP Indigo WS6600 unveiled at Labelexpo

NEWS: HP is currently demonstrating its Indigo WS6600 digital press at Labelexpo Americas with a number of new features.

Cewe Color to increase photobook production with HP Indigo purchase

Cewe Color to increase photobook production with HP Indigo purchase

NEWS: Cewe Color has installed an HP Indigo W7250 digital press in order to increase the production of products including photobooks.

Trendcommerce anticipates business growth with HP digital kit

Trendcommerce anticipates business growth with HP digital kit

NEWS: Transactional materials printer Trendcommerce expects to see business growth following the planned installation of two HP T230 Inkjet Web Presses.

Photography capabilities of HP printers on show at Photokina

Photography capabilities of HP printers on show at Photokina

NEWS: HP will demonstrate its HP Indigo and Designjet printers at Photokina to showcase their abilities in the photo printing market.

Derbyshire's Derwent Displays installs HP Scitex for POS work

Derbyshire's Derwent Displays installs HP Scitex for POS work

NEWS: Derbyshire POS materials producer Derwent Displays has installed an HP Scitex FB7600 wide-format printer.

Pureprint Group to help development of Indigo 10000 with beta tests

NEWS: East Sussex's Pureprint Group is one of two British companies involved in the beta testing of the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press.

HP releases initial details for EcoPrint presence

NEWS: HP has announced its plans for the inaugural EcoPrint show, taking place in Berlin, Germany on September 26th and 27th 2012.

B-Print and Display to boost production with Scitex

B-Print and Display to boost production with Scitex

NEWS: B-Print and Display says it expects to increase its production speeds following the installation of an HP Scitex FB7600 industrial press.

French printer keeps on track with LX600 for RATP project

French printer keeps on track with LX600 for RATP project

NEWS: A French PSP has revealed how its HP Scitex LX600 printer has made a positive environmental and financial impact.

Sign Africa Expo to feature HP Designjets

Sign Africa Expo to feature HP Designjets

NEWS: HP Designjet printers with latex ink will be on display at Sign Africa Expo, taking place in Johannesburg from August 22nd to 24th.

Printed drum wraps hit for Iron Maiden

NEWS: Leicester-based print house Greenshires has printed 500 sets of eleven drum wraps for UK heavy metal band Iron Maiden, featuring its mascot Eddie.

HP large-format printers get first Scottish showing

NEWS: HP and supplier CWE Solutions will host an open house on June 21st at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Boyall Graphics celebrates world-wide HP Print Excellence Awards win

Boyall Graphics celebrates world-wide HP Print Excellence Awards win

NEWS: Northampton-based digital print company Boyall Graphics received an HP Print Excellence Award in the Labels and Packaging – Speciality Printing category.

HP to axe 27,000 jobs world-wide in restructuring move

NEWS: HP has warned that it is preparing to cut 27,000 jobs by 2014, amounting to a reduction of around eight percent of its global workforce of 350,000.

Manchester printer installs Scitex FB500 for POS work

NEWS: GJ Plastics has taken delivery of an HP Scitex FB500 industrial printer to help it extend its POS display and container product range.

Brazilian photo printer replaces silver halide with digital Indigo

NEWS: Brazil-based internet photo print company Digipix is to launch a photo print service using a web-fed HP Indigo WS6000p digital press, replacing the silver halide process.

Cloud-based printing solutions introduced by HP

NEWS: HP has demonstrated new cloud-based and mobile printing solutions for its HP Designjet systems.

FastAnt brings POS in-house with HP Scitex purchase at drupa

FastAnt brings POS in-house with HP Scitex purchase at drupa

NEWS: FastAnt has completed the purchase of an HP Scitex FB7600 industrial press at drupa, after the machine came top of the company's comparison tests.

HP announces environmental plans at drupa

HP announces environmental plans at drupa

NEWS: HP has released details on a number of environmentally conscious initiatives tied in with its Indigo range at drupa.

HP unveils latest digital press development at drupa

NEWS: HP is demonstrating its 1m-wide full-colour HP Inkjet Web Press at drupa this month, featuring technology that will be available from 2013.

HP to speak on micro-publishing at drupa

HP to speak on micro-publishing at drupa

NEWS: The market opportunities for micro-publishers will be presented at a seminar by HP and Creative Printers Network at drupa.

HP to urge drupa visitors to 'Print Your Future'

NEWS: HP's stand at drupa will include an exhibition of new digital printing and workflow solutions as well as financing and business development resources with the theme of 'Print Your Future'.

HP to talk sustainable print at drupa

HP to talk sustainable print at drupa

NEWS: HP is to host an Eco Leadership Forum at May's drupa, with a panel of printing industry experts coming together to discuss sustainability.

HP reports 'significant' sales and 'huge success' at Sign and Digital

HP reports 'significant' sales and 'huge success' at Sign and Digital

NEWS: HP says its presence at Sign and Digital UK last month generated 'widespread interest' in its new latex printers.

New Spanish and Portuguese dates for HP Latex Application Tour

New Spanish and Portuguese dates for HP Latex Application Tour

NEWS: The HP Latex Application Tour will continue its European roadshow with dates confirmed for Spain and Portugal.

HP to exhibit digital print at London Book Fair

NEWS: HP is to create a 'Digitally Printed Book Store' at this week's London Book Fair, in order to demonstrate to publishers the opportunities of digital technology for the book market.

Carton manufacturer expands with first HP Indigo WS6600

Carton manufacturer expands with first HP Indigo WS6600

NEWS: German carton and sales display manufacturer Leupold has purchased the first HP Indigo WS6600 digital press for carton-folding applications.

Sign and Digital UK visitors offered cashback on HP kit

Sign and Digital UK visitors offered cashback on HP kit

NEWS: HP is to offer up to £1,000 cashback on HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 printers purchased at next week's Sign and Digital UK.

German printer beats the tattoo for music festival using Scitex LX600

German printer beats the tattoo for music festival using Scitex LX600

NEWS: A German printer has used an HP Scitex machine with latex inks to produce a 2,200sq m replica of the Brandenburg Gate for a music festival in Berlin.

HP adds white ink and automation to Scitex flat-beds

HP adds white ink and automation to Scitex flat-beds

NEWS: HP has announced a new white ink for its Scitex FB7500 and FB7600 wide-format machines, plus operations software and automated loading.

Second HP Indigo 5500 for J Thomson Colour Printers

Second HP Indigo 5500 for J Thomson Colour Printers

NEWS: Glasgow-based J Thomson Colour Printers has installed an HP Indigo 5500 press, its second purchase of the model.

HP boosts latex line with Designjet debuts at FESPA Digital

HP boosts latex line with Designjet debuts at FESPA Digital

NEWS: HP is currently exhibiting its new HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 printers with latex inks at FESPA Digital.

Bridgeshire Packaging gives good marks for first world-wide installation of HP Scitex FB7600

Bridgeshire Packaging gives good marks for first world-wide installation of HP Scitex FB7600

NEWS: UK-based Bridgeshire Packaging has become the first firm world-wide to install HP's new Scitex FB7600 printer.

HP to showcase Indigo printing technology at PackTech with 'Digital Supermarket'

HP to showcase Indigo printing technology at PackTech with 'Digital Supermarket'

NEWS: HP will exhibit its Indigo digital printing technology at PackTech 2012 later this month with a stand transformed into a 'Digital Supermarket'.

HP Scitex ink meets standards for indoor use

HP Scitex ink meets standards for indoor use

NEWS: HP has announced its HP FB225 Scitex ink for wide-format printing has successfully met AgBB regulations for indoor building products.

Variable content campaign outsmarts the city

FEATURE: Having lived in Paris for four years, I can confirm readily that parking in the city is nothing short of a nightmare.

HP VDP technology helps Parisian drivers outsmart the city

NEWS: HP digital printing technology has been used for an advertising campaign to promote the smart car range by relating the message directly to residents of 26 French cities.

Has the HP FB6100 had its day? It's time for more exciting machines

Has the HP FB6100 had its day? It's time for more exciting machines

FEATURE: Introduced forever ago when it was the Nur Tempo Q, the HP FB6100 was a rebadged version of a wide-format engine introduced at drupa 2008.

Has the HP Scitex FB6100 had its day? Nothing lasts forever but it's stayed the course

Has the HP Scitex FB6100 had its day? Nothing lasts forever but it's stayed the course

FEATURE: When the HP Scitex FB6100 originally appeared in its first incarnation, back in June 2003, it actually created something of a stir.

New HP Designjets to make first major international appearance at FESPA Digital

New HP Designjets to make first major international appearance at FESPA Digital

NEWS: HP will continue its campaign to demonstrate digital printing at the upcoming FESPA Digital trade show, by showcasing the new Designjet L28500 and Designjet L26500 printers with HP latex inks.

A new page from Honey Printler's diary: paving the way for a new printer

OPINION: Dear Diary: They're digging up the road outside the plant and it's playing havoc with our deliveries.

Delta Display increases Scitex line-up to seven in UK printrooms

Delta Display increases Scitex line-up to seven in UK printrooms

NEWS: Delta Display, part of the Delta Group, has added two HP Scitex FB7500 industrial presses to its production line-up, bringing the total to seven.

European document printer first to install HP T400

European document printer first to install HP T400

NEWS: Europe's first HP T400 colour ink-jet web press has been installed at Symeta, a print and document management company.

New HP Designjets to make first Middle East appearance at Sign and Graphic Imaging

New HP Designjets to make first Middle East appearance at Sign and Graphic Imaging

NEWS: Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East 2012 will include the region's first demonstrations of the new HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 printers.

New HP Designjet printers make Turkish debut at Sign Istanbul

New HP Designjet printers make Turkish debut at Sign Istanbul

NEWS: HP exhibited its newly introduced HP Designjet L28500 and Designjet L26500 wide-format printers at last week's Sign Istanbul trade show.

How can latex printers help designers? Printing with latex

How can latex printers help designers? Printing with latex

FEATURE: Latex printers can help designers because they provide several output options, all using the same Latex ink which helps bring down the number of output variables.

HP names Martinez EMEA vice-president and general manager for Graphics Solutions

NEWS: The new vice-president and general manager for the HP Graphics Solutions Business in the EMEA region has been named as Manel Martinez.

The wheels on the truck: the latex tour comes to the UK and Ireland

The wheels on the truck: the latex tour comes to the UK and Ireland

OPINION: James Matthews-Paul takes a trip on the HP latex truck and reports back on why business owners should consider getting on board.

Swiss PSP first to achieve ISO 12647-2 on HP Scitex TJ8350

Swiss PSP first to achieve ISO 12647-2 on HP Scitex TJ8350

NEWS: Christinger of Switzerland has become the first PSP world-wide to achieve the PSO/ISO 12647-2 certification on an HP Scitex TJ8350.

HP to honour the best in print quality and environmental responsibility with Print Excellence Awards

HP to honour the best in print quality and environmental responsibility with Print Excellence Awards

NEWS: Printer manufacturer HP has announced its search for entrants to the first ever HP Print Excellence Awards.

The Printed Image ups game for Christmas with HP Scitex FB7500

The Printed Image ups game for Christmas with HP Scitex FB7500

NEWS: The Printed Image, a Dublin, Ireland-based company with clients in the consumer goods market, has purchased an HP Scitex FB7500.

Photographer turns to HP Designjet for Twitter-inspired project

Photographer turns to HP Designjet for Twitter-inspired project

NEWS: HP has announced its team based in Bracknell, UK has worked with award-winning photographer Chris Floyd on a Twitter-inspired work called 'One Hundred and Forty Characters'.

Anglia Labels expands capabilities with new HP Indigo ws4500 press

Anglia Labels expands capabilities with new HP Indigo ws4500 press

NEWS: Label manufacturer and print solutions provider Anglia Labels has installed a new HP Indigo ws4500 press at its facilities in Suffolk, UK.

Output road test: HP Designjet L26500

Output road test: HP Designjet L26500

PRODUCT PROFILE: Sophie Matthews-Paul tests the HP Designjet L26500, one of the two new HP Designjet latex printers to have been introduced recently.

Milan graphics provider installs HP Scitex to boost POP output

NEWS: Ferrari Publicità Esterna (FPE), based in Milan, Italy, bought an HP Scitex FB7500 printer at the recent Viscom Italia show, HP states.

And the winner is … Architecture and print

And the winner is … Architecture and print

FEATURE: On the last night of my latest visit to Barcelona to see the newest arrivals in HP's family of latex printers, I had the chance of visiting Vallery Gallery where they were showing the winning entries of a fascinating architecture competition.

HP Indigo 5500 ups John Dollin's digital output

HP Indigo 5500 ups John Dollin's digital output

NEWS: Whitchurch, Hampshire-based printing company John Dollin has replaced an old digital printer with a new HP Indigo 5500 press.

HP increases latex range with new Designjets

HP increases latex range with new Designjets

NEWS: HP has announced the introduction of two new printers in its Designjet range, thus expanding its latex ink offering.

A new page from Honey Printler's diary: headaches and Designjets

FEATURE: Dear Diary, Having just come from Smooze, Grabbit and Run, feeling thoroughly despondent, they have called to tell me we've got the contract.

Technology improvements: if it ain't broke, don't fix it

Technology improvements: if it ain't broke, don't fix it

FEATURE: Those looking at the latest bunch of machines being introduced might wonder what's different about them, for most are based on existing technologies.

HP announces i-cut support for new Scitex

HP announces i-cut support for new Scitex

NEWS: An improved version of EskoArtwork's i-cut Suite print-to-cut workflow solution has been made available exclusively to HP Scitex customers.

HP launches new Scitex platforms

HP launches new Scitex platforms

NEWS: The latest announcements from HP include its newest Scitex industrial printer in the form of the FB7600.

HP to present 'versatile wide-format solutions' at Ipex Digital Middle East

HP to present 'versatile wide-format solutions' at Ipex Digital Middle East

NEWS: November's Ipex Digital Middle East trade show in Abu Dhabi, UAE will feature a showcase of 'versatile' printing solutions for graphics by HP.

Artel Systems to develop interior designs with new HP Scitex

Artel Systems to develop interior designs with new HP Scitex

NEWS: Artel Systems, based in Kiev, Ukraine, has installed an HP Scitex LX800 printer, with the intention of developing interior décor products.

HP's large-format printing on show at Esri European User Conference

HP's large-format printing on show at Esri European User Conference

NEWS: The Esri European User Conference (EUC) in Madrid, Spain later this month will feature a showcase of HP's large-format printing.

Dedicated HP latex ink demo centre opens in Milan

Dedicated HP latex ink demo centre opens in Milan

NEWS: The first permanent demonstration centre for HP latex inks has opened at the Art Instituto Italiano Artigianelli in Milan, Italy.

Show and tell: HP latex videos

Show and tell: HP latex videos

FEATURE: Watching the recent video from HP where Keyboard Group's Grant Mahoney waxes lyrical about his latex machines just goes to prove that adopting this technology has made a difference.

HP co-operative Dscoop launches in EMEA

HP co-operative Dscoop launches in EMEA

NEWS: HP Graphic Arts customers' organisation Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) is to launch into the EMEA region.

UK and Ireland dates announced for HP latex roadshow

UK and Ireland dates announced for HP latex roadshow

NEWS: HP has confirmed its European Latex Applications roadshow will reach the UK and Ireland later this autumn.

HP Designjets receive awards

HP Designjets receive awards

NEWS: HP Designjet printers have been recognised in award schemes from Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories (BERTL) and Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI).

HP Scitex LX850 to get first showing in Russia

HP Scitex LX850 to get first showing in Russia

NEWS: HP has announced the Russian debut of its HP Scitex LX850 wide-format printer will take place at Reklama, to be held from September 27th to 30th.

HP's Viscom Sign line-up to feature broad product range and green technologies

HP's Viscom Sign line-up to feature broad product range and green technologies

NEWS: HP has announced the seminar schedule and product line-up for its stand at the Viscom Sign exhibition in Spain from October 6th to 8th.

HP to continue Viscom campaign in Düsseldorf

NEWS: HP has released details for its stand at the German Viscom show, taking place in Düsseldorf from October 13th to 15th.

HP wide-format kit on show at Germany's Intergeo show

HP wide-format kit on show at Germany's Intergeo show

NEWS: HP Designjet wide-format printing products are to be exhibited at Intergeo 2011.

HP puts brakes on PrintStation programme

HP puts brakes on PrintStation programme

NEWS: HP has announced it has opted to end its Print Station scheme, weeks after launching the UK-based part of the network.

HP to go superwide at Viscom Paris with Scitex

HP to go superwide at Viscom Paris with Scitex

NEWS: HP has announced that its stand at the upcoming Viscom Paris trade fair will showcase the superwide- and wide-format digital ink-jet printers in its Scitex and Designjet ranges.

French wide-format house chooses 5m HP machine 'to extend offering'

NEWS: France Affiches has invested in new and upgraded printers from the HP Scitex range in order to boost its production.

Is print technology moving from home to the graphic arts?

Is print technology moving from home to the graphic arts?

FEATURE: Last Spring, while struggling and failing miserably to digest some lofty management blah-dy-blah at the Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles, I remembered an idea from another life.

Venice printer increases digital capability with HP investments

NEWS: Print house pixartprinting, of Venice, Italy, has invested in two HP Scitex LX600 printers as part of a 'complementary technology strategy'.

HP's Latex Truck: the value of taking to the road

HP's Latex Truck: the value of taking to the road

FEATURE: The concept of a roadshow is not new, and it fits into today's model where we expect our groceries and books to be delivered to our door.

Look for the grey balance

OPINION: Grey is not that easy to get in the digital market but over the years it has become more and more of a standard.

HP's Latex Truck moves up a gear with extended tour

HP's Latex Truck moves up a gear with extended tour

NEWS: HP has revealed its Latex Truck – a mobile showcase of its latex printing technology – is to continue its European tour later this summer.

HP-sponsored research shows in-store digital technology 'crucial' for retailers

HP-sponsored research shows in-store digital technology 'crucial' for retailers

NEWS: A report from RSR Research, co-sponsored by HP, has found that 70 percent of retailers are now using technology-enabled touch points with a view to growing their businesses.

Printer expands POS work with Scitex investment

Printer expands POS work with Scitex investment

NEWS: France-based Cartonnages Vaillant says it is to increase its POS display output following the installation of an HP Scitex FB7500 printer.

HP Designjet used for giant photo booth at Les Rencontres d'Arles

HP Designjet used for giant photo booth at Les Rencontres d'Arles

NEWS: An HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer is currently being used at the Les Rencontres d'Arles photographic festival in France, in a giant photo booth where attendees can have their pictures taken and printed.

Upgrade package announced for HP Scitex XP2300

Upgrade package announced for HP Scitex XP2300

NEWS: HP will introduce a new upgrade package for users of its Scitex XP2300 UV-curable wide-format printer on September 15th.

HP supports innovation in Cannes with digital print

HP supports innovation in Cannes with digital print

NEWS: HP says its sponsorship of the week-long 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Young Lions Competition will allow advertising professionals aged 28 and under to 'harness the power of print' with its digital printing technology.

HP has eyes on the road with latex tour

HP has eyes on the road with latex tour

NEWS: HP is taking its latex printing technology on the road in Europe, with this week's FESPA Digital show in Hamburg, Germany the first stop.

HP showcasing newest latex technologies at FESPA Digital 2011

NEWS: HP has taken a range of its wide-format printing equipment to FESPA Digital, where it intends to demonstrate how its Scitex and Designjet machines can offer an 'attractive' alternative to solvent processes.

Green is back: the environment and FESPA Digital 2011

Green is back: the environment and FESPA Digital 2011

OPINION: I'm presenting on the HP stand every day this week at the FESPA show in Hamburg on the topic of sustainability in sign and display printing.

The importance of training your staff

The importance of training your staff

OPINION: Business development consultant Lucien Moons responds to last week's Talk Print! Question of the Week.

HP Scitex training courses

PRODUCT PROFILE: HP Scitex Training offers a variety of training options that are delivered at HP's state-of-the-art training facilities or at your site.

Scitex and the story of safety

Scitex and the story of safety

OPINION: HP electronics engineer and core developer Rafi Sarussi gives an insight into the development of the HP Scitex FB7500 printer.

A royal slew of new printers: making sense of the new launches

A royal slew of new printers: making sense of the new launches

FEATURE: With new offerings out from Roland DG, HP, Fujifilm, Océ and Seiko one could be forgiven for thinking that there's a fair or two in the works.

HP upgrades and expands Latex family with entry-level 3.2m

NEWS: HP has made a number of additions to its family of Latex products.

Digital signage Q&A with HP: pt 1

Digital signage Q&A with HP: pt 1

FEATURE: Bob Rosenberry, manager of Visual Solutions at HP, gives his thoughts on the digital signage market.

Digital signage Q&A with HP: pt 2

Digital signage Q&A with HP: pt 2

FEATURE: Bob Rosenberry, manager of Visual Solutions, HP, gives his thoughts on the digital signage market in part two of this Q&A.

HP opens demo and training centre in USA

HP opens demo and training centre in USA

NEWS: A new demonstration and training facility has been opened by HP in Georgia, USA, aimed at educating customers in the Americas about digital printing technology.

Spain's Base 3 expands with Scitex

Spain's Base 3 expands with Scitex

NEWS: An HP Scitex LX800 printer has been installed at the premises of graphics producer Base 3, of Barbera del Valles, Spain.

HP Designjet L25500 'top seller' in its class in Americas

HP Designjet L25500 'top seller' in its class in Americas

NEWS: The HP Designjet L25500 printer has been revealed as the best-selling large-format printer in the 45 to 71" (114 to 180cm) size category in the North American and Latin American markets, HP has announced.

HP makes new appointment in Graphics Solutions Business

NEWS: HP has appointed a new marketing director for its Graphics Solutions Business division in the EMEA region, Ronen Zioni.

'Wider than ever range of digital solutions' from HP on display at FESPA

'Wider than ever range of digital solutions' from HP on display at FESPA

NEWS: HP will be exhibiting at the FESPA Digital show, where it will display 'a wider than ever range of digital solutions' aimed at helping printers to expand their services, the company has announced.

Alchemy for HP

Alchemy for HP

FEATURE: HP's got a new head boy, one Léo Apotheker, who wants HP to 'provide seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for the connected world'.

HP announces appointments to promote move from analogue to digital

NEWS: HP has made two executive appointments aimed at driving a conversion from analogue to digital printing.

New vehicle wrapping courses introduced by HP

New vehicle wrapping courses introduced by HP

NEWS: HP, in association with the Sign School and Bigger Stickers, has announced a new programme of vehicle wrapping training courses for both experienced installers and beginners.

HP-printed wallpaper designs showcased in gallery

HP-printed wallpaper designs showcased in gallery

NEWS: The 'trendsetting' wallpaper designs of artist Dan Funderburgh, produced using HP Designjet printing technology, have been put on show at the gallery of Barcelona design studio Vasava.

HP offers a little Disney magic to sports fans with digital signage

HP offers a little Disney magic to sports fans with digital signage

NEWS: The newly named HP Field House, a 1950s-style property located in the Walt Disney World Resort which caters to sports fans, athletes and their coaches, has had a range of HP digital signage and interactive technology installed.

HP to showcase 'extensive range' at Sign and Digital

HP to showcase 'extensive range' at Sign and Digital

NEWS: HP says it is to demonstrate an 'extensive range' of its large-format digital ink-jet printing equipment at Sign and Digital UK – running from April 12th to 14th at the NEC – which it says have been designed to help increase customers' profit growth.

HP Scitex LX800

HP Scitex LX800

PRODUCT PROFILE: The HP Scitex LX800 printer was launched at Ipex 2010, and has proven popular with print service providers looking for a versatile, high throughput device, with the ability to attract environmentally conscious customers.

HP brings interactivity to retailers with digital signage products

NEWS: HP has used the National Retail Federation convention, held in New York this week, to introduce a number of new products designed to help retailers target customers.

Enjoying the future

OPINION: For those of us that grew up on James Bond movies, and waited every time to see what new gadget Q would think of, the movie Tomorrow Never Dies is a special one – in particular the scene where Pierce Brosnan controls his BMW with his mobile phone.

Netherlands welcomes first Scitex LX800 from HP

NEWS: Retail design and display printer Exposize has become the first Dutch company to purchase an HP Scitex LX800, citing its ability to produce onto diverse media as key to its decision.

HP Scitex FB7500

HP Scitex FB7500

PRODUCT PROFILE: Since creating quite a stir when launched at FESPA in 2009, the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer has managed to raise a further eyebrow or two among print service providers (PSPs) seeking to pack some extra punch to their large-format offering.

Testimonials – why bother?

Testimonials – why bother?

OPINION: Working in emerging markets, every time I researched testimonials on the HP sites I always seemed to come to the conclusion that although nice, the case was never relevant to me or my clients.

The green footprint

OPINION: In 1995, I was told that if we at HP wanted to penetrate into the wide-format market we should be able to print on wet strength paper – screen printing and offset printing were doing it that way and we would have to follow.

HP to showcase latex at Middle East show

HP to showcase latex at Middle East show

NEWS: The HP stand at Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East, which takes place in Dubai between January 24th and 26th 2011, will feature a number of wide-format printing solutions as well as a section which highlights environmentally friendly applications.

Simpson Group ups digital output with Scitex

Simpson Group ups digital output with Scitex

NEWS: UK printing company Simpson Group has invested in new equipment which it intends to use for point-of-purchase (POP) and point-of-sale (POS) applications.

Wide-format training centre unfurled by HP in Moscow

Wide-format training centre unfurled by HP in Moscow

NEWS: A demonstration and training centre for HP Scitex equipment has been unveiled at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts (MSUP), offering tutorials and workshops in graphic arts production to students and business resources, such as demonstrations and seminars, to HP customers.

Straight from the horse's mouth (or mouse)

OPINION: A few months ago, a friend of mine in San Francisco founded a company that sources funds from online community members to push forward sustainable ad campaigns (this method is called crowd-funding, apparently).

Art museum creates anniversary outdoor graphics with HP

Art museum creates anniversary outdoor graphics with HP

NEWS: The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) in Barcelona, Spain, used HP equipment to produce graphics for an outdoor exhibition celebrating its 75th anniversary, the technology company states.

HP showcases new Designjets at Design Museum

HP showcases new Designjets at Design Museum

NEWS: HP is to showcase its three new large-format Designjet printers at the Design Museum in London this week, in a move aimed at promoting the print solutions to architects, designers and engineers.

HP to showcase large and superwide portfolio at Sign Istanbul

HP to showcase large and superwide portfolio at Sign Istanbul

NEWS: HP has announced the forthcoming Sign Istanbul exhibition in Turkey will feature 'a comprehensive selection' of its large- and superwide-format digital printing equipment.

Newcastle printer Rips it up with UK's first Designjet Z6200

Newcastle printer Rips it up with UK's first Designjet Z6200

NEWS: Newcastle-based large-format digital printer The Rip is the first UK company to have placed an order for the new HP Designjet Z6200.

New HP solution hopes to unlock low-end digital signage market

NEWS: Technology giant HP has launched an 'out-of-the-box' digital signage solution which it says provides the first genuine turnkey option for the entry-level market.

Photographer demonstrates wide-format photo printing at exhibition

Photographer demonstrates wide-format photo printing at exhibition

NEWS: Exhibition and display graphics company John E Wright has completed a photographic project using its new HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer and associated media.

CWE Solutions picks up HP award

NEWS: Large-format equipment reseller City and West End Solutions (CWES) has won an award from HP, at the technology company's reseller conference.

Albanian sign and display market 'transformed' through collaboration

Albanian sign and display market 'transformed' through collaboration

NEWS: HP has released details on how its collaboration with print service provider Univers Reklama and distributor Redis Printing has 'transformed' the sign and display market in Albania.

HP wide-format community invited to webinar

NEWS: The Digital Solutions Cooperative – better known as Dscoop – has announced a webinar on digital finishing for users for HP large-format and Scitex equipment.

HP stand 'milestone for Graph Expo'

HP stand 'milestone for Graph Expo'

NEWS: HP says it has made history at the recent Graph Expo in the USA, by being the first digital print solutions provider in the event's history to be the largest exhibitor.

HP announces partnership with media museum

HP announces partnership with media museum

NEWS: Technology giant HP has announced a partnership with interactive museum Newseum, which will see it supply technology and funding for a new gallery.

Gardners produces 63,000 signs in a month, says HP

Gardners produces 63,000 signs in a month, says HP

NEWS: HP has released details on digital printing company Gardners's project for a DIY store chain, for which it produced 63,000 signs in one month using HP SmartStream Designer.

HP to sponsor Viscom design contest

NEWS: HP has been revealed as the main sponsor of the Designmaker competition at Viscom Frankfurt.

HP to demonstrate range of photographic solutions at Photokina

HP to demonstrate range of photographic solutions at Photokina

NEWS: HP says it will demonstrate its innovation in the photographic arena at the Photokina trade show this month by displaying its recently-unveiled large-format Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer, alongside products for the professional, consumer and retail markets.

Restaurant 'turned into art' with Designjet and latex inks

Restaurant 'turned into art' with Designjet and latex inks

NEWS: HP has released details about a Bangkok restaurant which has been renovated using a Designjet L25500 printer with HP latex inks and large-format materials.

Eco- and health-conscious signage in mind at German start-up

Eco- and health-conscious signage in mind at German start-up

NEWS: HP has announced that generation druck of Wettstetten, Germany has purchased two Designjets and one Scitex printer in a bid to become healthier and more environmentally friendly than other companies.

Jet Print Storbilderat signs for Scitex XP5100

NEWS: Swedish company Jet Print Storbilderat has purchased an HP Scitex XP5100, having agreed the deal at FESPA 2010 in Munich, Germany in June.

GigantPrint's street signage provides backdrop for majestic nuptials

GigantPrint's street signage provides backdrop for majestic nuptials

NEWS: To celebrate the royal wedding of Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling, GigantPrint was commissioned to create a variety of street signage using six HP Scitex printers.

HP records $30bn net revenue in financial report

HP records $30bn net revenue in financial report

NEWS: HP has released its third quarter 2010 results, showing a net revenue of $30.7bn (£19.8bn) – an 11.4 percent increase from the previous year.

Dscoop to run webinars on digital finishing

NEWS: A new digital finishing webinar for HP large-format and Scitex users is to be introduced by the user-driven graphic arts community Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop).

Family business becomes first Swedish company to purchase a Scitex LX800

NEWS: Trycket Mora has become the first Swedish business to own an HP Scitex LX800.

US printer expands print runs with HP Scitex

US printer expands print runs with HP Scitex

NEWS: California printer The Ad Art Company says its new HP Scitex machines have allowed it to expand into new sign and display applications, including printing onto foamcore, vinyl substrates and banners.

FB7500 brings 'instant success' for Birmingham printer

FB7500 brings 'instant success' for Birmingham printer

NEWS: Fosco Hayes and Hurdley of Birmingham has installed an HP Scitex FB7500 printer, which it claims has brought it immediate success.

JKN Digital becomes first UK business to own HP Scitex LX800

NEWS: Print centre JKN Digital has recently purchased an HP Scitex LX800 through large-format dealers City and West End (CWE) Solutions, making them the first business in the UK to own one of the machines.

Discount Displays installs UK’s first HP FB500

NEWS: The first HP FB500 flat-bed printer in the UK market has been purchased by Croydon’s Discount Displays.

HP star of the show at The Old Globe

NEWS: HP has revealed that a Designjet L25500 printer and HP PVC-free Wall Paper was used to create a visual timeline included in an exhibition at Tony Award-winning theatre The Old Globe.

Fogra study shows ink-jet de-inking potential

NEWS: A number of de-inking studies has been presented at the PTS, CTP De-inking Symposium, including a major study from Fogra.

CWE Solutions takes HP Latex to Scotland with open days

CWE Solutions takes HP Latex to Scotland with open days

NEWS: HP reseller City and West End Solutions (CWE) is to host two open days in Scotland focused on the HP Latex 300 series.

500 free software vouchers from SAi at FESPA Digital

500 free software vouchers from SAi at FESPA Digital

NEWS: SAi will offer visitors to FESPA Digital free 30 day subscription to its print and sign-making Flexi software.

What to look out for at Sign and Digital UK 2014

What to look out for at Sign and Digital UK 2014

FEATURE: Ben McCabe takes a look ahead at Sign and Digital UK and gives his thoughts on what you should look out for at the show.

SAi FlexiPrint software to be offered with latest HP Latex line

SAi FlexiPrint software to be offered with latest HP Latex line

NEWS: SAi has announced its FlexiPrint sign-making software will be bundled with the new HP Latex 310 and 330 models as part of its new status as a platinum-level HP business partner.

SMGG focuses on Mimaki range at Sign and Digital 2014

SMGG focuses on Mimaki range at Sign and Digital 2014

NEWS: Stanford Marsh Group Graphics (SMGG) will showcase its range of Mimaki products for the first time at Sign and Digital UK 2014.

CWES hopes three is the magic number at Sign and Digital 2014

CWES hopes three is the magic number at Sign and Digital 2014

NEWS: City and West End Solutions (CWES) will exhibit its HP latex ink range, Onyx RIP software and Expanse substrates at Sign and Digital UK.

NXP Europe brings in three HP engines to fuel growth

NXP Europe brings in three HP engines to fuel growth

NEWS: NXP Europe has seen its revenues increase following the purchase of three HP engines from City and West End Solutions (CWES).

Mohawk Paper adds to synthetic substrate range ahead of Dscoop

Mohawk Paper adds to synthetic substrate range ahead of Dscoop

NEWS: Mohawk Paper has enlarged its synthetic substrate portfolio ahead of Dscoop 9, where it will be exhibited.

The Augmented Reality space race

The Augmented Reality space race

FEATURE: Ben McCabe attends Cross Media and finds that companies are scrambling to gain a foothold in AR.

Surface Print invests in digital printing with HP Designjet aquisitions

NEWS: Wallpaper specialists Surface Print has invested in a 3.2m HP Designjet LX3000 and and 1.5m LX260 as it looks to put digital printing at the centre of its operations.

HP offers latex promotion through reseller channels

HP offers latex promotion through reseller channels

NEWS: HP resellers are to offer a promotion on the manufacturer's L260 and L280 latex-based printers, running until the end of October 2013.

Manufacturers form alliance to promote printing on the move

Manufacturers form alliance to promote printing on the move

NEWS: An initiative by major industry manufacturers will create and promote standardisation for printing from smartphones and tablets.

Canon, HP and Konica Minolta to exhibit at Cross Media 2013

NEWS: Canon, HP and Konica Minolta have all announced their participation in Cross Media 2013, taking place in London on October 23rd – 24th 2013.

Easibind: showing how digital and conventional print can coexist

Easibind: showing how digital and conventional print can coexist

FEATURE: Ben McCabe visits Easibind to see how the company is combining analogue and digital print techniques to provide cost-effective output without compromising on quality.

Taking the lid off Coca-Cola's VDP personalisation campaign

Taking the lid off Coca-Cola's VDP personalisation campaign

FEATURE: Ben McCabe suggests that Coca-Cola's VDP project might have redefined the importance of production print in advertising.

Granthams looks to shine online with DesignJet and UJF installs

Granthams looks to shine online with DesignJet and UJF installs

NEWS: Granthams, unusual in being both a wide-format house and a supplier to the trade, has revealed how two investments are helping it grow into new, profitable print areas.

Geostick prepares for the future with Esko and HP

NEWS: Dutch label supplier Geostick has improved productivity and reduced workflow issues by investing in Esko's automation suite and a new HP Indigo.

PressOn: pushing ahead with new investment

PressOn: pushing ahead with new investment

FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks into how PressOn is investing in technology - like the HP Latex 3000 - in order to grow its business.

De-inking innovations: the Verdigris blog

De-inking innovations: the Verdigris blog

OPINION: Laurel Brunner looks are how adsorption de-inking could potentially be an effective alternative to flotation de-inking.

Oasis adds HP Z6200 to aqueous printing roster

Oasis adds HP Z6200 to aqueous printing roster

NEWS: Graphics production house Oasis has added a 1.52m HP Z6200 printer to its roster of aqueous printers.

ArtSystems to provide resellers unbroken chain of custody for HP media

NEWS: ArtSystems has become the first UK company to provide chain of custody certified HP media to resellers.

DirectSmile introduces JDF integration with HP SmartStream Production Center

NEWS: DirectSmile's JDF integration with HP SmartStream Production Center can 'help printers produce multi-channel campaigns more easily'.

Cooley goes for green at FESPA following Olympic involvement

NEWS: Cooley Group is extending its proposition for 'sustainable' materials in the wide-format market at FESPA 2013, having launched a new PVC-free banner product for use with HP's latex and UV-curable platforms.

What I want to see at FESPA

What I want to see at FESPA

FEATURE: Barney Cox has quite a list of exhibitors to visit at FESPA 2013 this week. He shares the most important launches – and the notable absentees.

Twin HP machines boost business at Carrick Signs

Twin HP machines boost business at Carrick Signs

NEWS: Carrick Signs says its investment in two HP Scitex FB500 printers has helped it increase throughput by 150 percent, as well as boosting its revenue.

Coming of age: the HP Latex 3000

Coming of age: the HP Latex 3000

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reports her impressions of HP's new Latex 3000 engine, launched today.

HP and EFI among new drupa 2016 panel members

NEWS: Seven new members have been added to the committee for drupa 2016, including 'global players' EFI and HP.

Beyond photobooks: evolution in the personalised print market

Beyond photobooks: evolution in the personalised print market

FEATURE: Demand for photobooks is changing with developments in social media and suppliers are broadening their horizons to keep up. Laurel Brunner takes a look at the market.

Time for the annual pilgrimage: Sign and Digital UK preview

Time for the annual pilgrimage: Sign and Digital UK preview

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the technologies that we can expect to see at the Sign and Digital UK 2013 and why it's worth going.

Finishing first: advances in digital post-press effects

Finishing first: advances in digital post-press effects

FEATURE: Barney Cox finds that new effects, machines and methodologies are extending the creative potential in finishing for digital print applications.

Double investment from CWES pays off for Frost Signs

Double investment from CWES pays off for Frost Signs

NEWS: Kent's Frost Signs says it is 'delighted' with the Expanse Premier Cast Vinyl and cast laminate from CWE Solutions for vehicle wraps.

OPG delivers visual feast for Hamilton pizzeria

OPG delivers visual feast for Hamilton pizzeria

NEWS: Lanarkshire-based PSP OPG has used its HP latex line-up to produce a full interior makeover for local pizza restaurant Café Eataliano in Hamilton.

B Print and Display takes on second HP Scitex FB7600

B Print and Display takes on second HP Scitex FB7600

NEWS: Northumberland-based B Print and Display has installed a second of the 3.2m UV-curable flat-beds from HP.

Scala launches Digital Retail Concierge with HP at RBTE

Scala launches Digital Retail Concierge with HP at RBTE

NEWS: Scala, HP and Samsung are to join together to demonstrate loyalty and customer profiling solutions at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) later this week.

You can't keep your milk in an iPad: packaging opportunities for digital printers

You can't keep your milk in an iPad: packaging opportunities for digital printers

FEATURE: Packaging is viewed as an irreplaceable print application, but what are the opportunities therein for digital print service providers? Barney Cox investigates.

Financial times: mergers and acquisitions in wide-format print

Financial times: mergers and acquisitions in wide-format print

FEATURE: Mergers and acquisitions have transformed the wide-format print business over the last decade. Sophie Matthews-Paul looks back at the successes – and failures – and what they mean for the industry today.

Getting together: mergers and acquisitions in commercial print

Getting together: mergers and acquisitions in commercial print

FEATURE: In the first of our mergers and acquisitions series, Laurel Brunner considers major acquisitions and potential targets in the commercial print area.

CWE Solutions notches up fourth HP install at Sign Wise

CWE Solutions notches up fourth HP install at Sign Wise

NEWS: HP distributor CWE Solutions has installed a fourth HP machine at Reading-based sign-maker Sign Wise.

In the digital age, direct mail is about printing smarter

In the digital age, direct mail is about printing smarter

FEATURE: Whether or not you lap up direct mail or chuck it straight in the recycling, it's big business for PSPs. Laurel Brunner explores why you need to fight smart in order to take part in this rapidly evolving space.

Display Signs opts for HP Scitex FB700 via CWE Solutions

Display Signs opts for HP Scitex FB700 via CWE Solutions

NEWS: Display Signs has upgraded from an older UV-curable wide-format printer to the 2.5m flat-bed HP Scitex FB700 via City and West End Solutions.

When it comes to digital presses, size matters

FEATURE: Barney Cox takes stock of recent developments in B2 sheet-fed digital presses and investigates the bottom line for printers considering making the leap.

A wide-format retrospective: 2012 in context

A wide-format retrospective: 2012 in context

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reflects on the year just passed and looks ahead to 2013, debating what platforms could be of interest to wide-format print houses looking to invest this year.

Stanford Marsh Group is top UK Designjet vendor for fourth year

Stanford Marsh Group is top UK Designjet vendor for fourth year

NEWS: Stanford Marsh Group has scooped HP's Market Share Contribution award for the fourth year running.

What 2012 has done for B2

What 2012 has done for B2

FEATURE: Laurel Brunner gives her take on the year's advances in B2 digital presses, including recent launches and hybrid options.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Display Wizard's 'Super Printer'

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Display Wizard's 'Super Printer'

NEWS: Display Wizard is enthusiastically awaiting delivery of an HP Designjet L28500 latex engine that the company has dubbed 'Super Printer'.

Scitex engines help Image Factory phase out screen

NEWS: Chippenham-based Image Factory has invested in a Scitex FB7600 flat-bed from HP to move more graphics jobs across from screen printing processes.

Pixart opts for Indigo 7600s to boost digital capacity

Pixart opts for Indigo 7600s to boost digital capacity

NEWS: Four Indigo 7600s from HP will join four 7500s at Pixartprinting, the web-to-print company, which has hinted that its 'goal' is an Indigo 10000.

Tukaiz says nobody does it better following Scodix investment

Tukaiz says nobody does it better following Scodix investment

NEWS: Chicago-based Tukaiz says it is winning and producing jobs that no other business in its market can thanks to its installation of a Scodix S74.

A wider perspective: printing superwide

A wider perspective: printing superwide

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the maturity of the superwide-format market and analyses the versatility of today's 5m printers.

The year so far in UV-curable

The year so far in UV-curable

FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul muses on the plethora of UV-curable machine launches and improvements seen in 2012, and what the developments in this technology mean for sign and display producers.

FESPA UK to give 'practical guidance' to wide-format PSPs at conference

FESPA UK to give 'practical guidance' to wide-format PSPs at conference

NEWS: A one-day conference event will be held by FESPA UK in November, intended to keep wide-format print companies in the loop about current and future trends.

Confidence high at Carrick Signs following move and promotions

Confidence high at Carrick Signs following move and promotions

NEWS: Carrick Signs has announced its move to new, bigger premises in Bury, Lancashire, and the addition of a second HP Scitex FB500 to its family of printers.

Christinger sees benefits of PSO/ISO certification

Christinger sees benefits of PSO/ISO certification

NEWS: Christinger Partner has spoken of the benefits to its business it has experienced since achieving the process standard offset PSO/ISO 12647-2.

Wrapped up: packaging and label developments

Wrapped up: packaging and label developments

FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at recent developments in packaging and labels.

Commemorative drinks cans printed live at drupa

Commemorative drinks cans printed live at drupa

NEWS: Color-Logic has commented on its collaboration with HP at drupa, which saw the two companies create a commemorative drinks can shrink sleeve.

Esko promises to 'make you smile' with largest-ever Labelexpo Americas presence

Esko promises to 'make you smile' with largest-ever Labelexpo Americas presence

NEWS: Esko has revealed its plans for Labelexpo Americas 2012 in September.

Press On Digital Imaging doubles up with second Scitex LX850 purchase

Press On Digital Imaging doubles up with second Scitex LX850 purchase

NEWS: Press On Digital Imaging (PODI) has invested in a second HP Scitex LX850 printer to boost production capacity for its vehicle wrapping and window film offer.

By the numbers pt 2

By the numbers pt 2

FEATURE: The second part of Verdigris's feature on calculating a carbon footprint.

By the numbers pt 1

By the numbers pt 1

FEATURE: Part one of Verdigris's new article on calculating a carbon footprint.

Ipex 2014 pull-outs: swallows and summers

Ipex 2014 pull-outs: swallows and summers

FEATURE: Both HP and Agfa have withdrawn from Ipex 2014, and Benny Landa has been cited claiming that he might rethink his spend. James Matthews-Paul reviews the situation.

Life in the fast lane: high-end printers

Life in the fast lane: high-end printers

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul considers the options in high-end engines.

Colourgen to offer Seiko inks for HP Designjet 9000 and 10000

Colourgen to offer Seiko inks for HP Designjet 9000 and 10000

NEWS: Colourgen is now supplying Seiko I Infotech EG-Outdoor LX inks for HP Designjet 9000 and 10000 models.

The drupa review pt 1: developments in narrow-format

The drupa review pt 1: developments in narrow-format

FEATURE: 'How many drupas have you done now?' is a common question heard in the aisles of the Messe Düsseldorf. James Matthews-Paul reviews the narrow-format developments at drupa 2012.

Reproprint to host vehicle wrapping demos at Mercedes-Benz World

NEWS: Wide-format equipment supplier Reproprint will host an open day at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on June 13th.

Printing goes mobile

Printing goes mobile

FEATURE: In years to come we will look back on drupa 2012 and it will be clear that it was the drupa when print started moving into the cloud for real.

Beyond printers: software and extras at drupa

Beyond printers: software and extras at drupa

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul presents her favourite software and innovative finishing equipment on show at drupa 2012.

Benchmarking, measuring and the meaning of data

Benchmarking, measuring and the meaning of data

FEATURE: We've been staggering around the halls of drupa for what seems a lifetime. We keep hearing about improvements in new engines that are very difficult to put into a meaningful context.

The wider elements of drupa

The wider elements of drupa

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul rounds up the new wide-format technology on show at this year's drupa.

The MEMS effect

The MEMS effect

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, or MEMS. Do we need to make a fuss about this technology?

Calm before the storm: drupa 2012

Calm before the storm: drupa 2012

FEATURE: A curious calm has come over the industry. It is holding its collective breath waiting for the imminent arrival of the drupa storm. Laurel Brunner previews the German show.

Digital diversity across the board: low- and mid-range wide-format at drupa 2012

Digital diversity across the board: low- and mid-range wide-format at drupa 2012

FEATURE: Visitors can expect to see a comprehensive range of low and mid-range ink-jet machines at this year's drupa. Sophie Matthews-Paul reports.

Ecosse Signs 'greatly increases capacity' with HP Latex

Ecosse Signs 'greatly increases capacity' with HP Latex

NEWS: Lanarkshire-based Ecosse Signs says its investment in a new HP L26500 Latex printer, supplied by William Smith, has helped it achieve higher capacity for vehicle graphics and other display applications.

Winners announced for HP Print Excellence Awards

Winners announced for HP Print Excellence Awards

NEWS: HP has named the winners of its Print Excellence Awards. Experts judged entries from 364 HP Scitex, Indigo, Designjet and Inkjet Web Press users.

Summa plots its exhibition plans for drupa

Summa plots its exhibition plans for drupa

NEWS: A number of exhibitors' stands at the upcoming drupa show will feature Summa cutting plotters, the manufacturer states.

New Signs By Tomorrow franchise opens

NEWS: USA-based Signs By Tomorrow has opened a new franchise in Texas, owned by Kevin and Cheryl Engle.

First line of defence: security printing

First line of defence: security printing

FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the many applications and responsibilities of security printing.

The Düsseldorf appeal: high-end wide-format at drupa 2012

The Düsseldorf appeal: high-end wide-format at drupa 2012

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at some of the high-end wide-format platforms appearing at this year's drupa.

Judge and be judged: HP's Print Excellence Awards

Judge and be judged: HP's Print Excellence Awards

FEATURE: Competitions are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or you hate them. But they are unique in that they give companies a great opportunity to show off their talents.

It's not all ink-jet, you know

It's not all ink-jet, you know

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks beyond digital ink-jet for wide-format printing with a look at the alternatives on the market.

CWE Solutions appointed sole UK HP reseller for GMG ProductionSuite

NEWS: GMG's new wide-format colour management and workflow solution GMG ProductionSuite will be distributed by City and West End Solutions.

Taking a different view of measuring profit

FEATURE: Printers have traditionally measured their business according to the volume of work going through the factory.

Day one at #signuk: a perfect storm

Day one at #signuk: a perfect storm

OPINION: Attending an exhibition with a stand that is designed to impress is no mean feat.

HP at Sign and Digital UK: great expectations and practical realities

HP at Sign and Digital UK: great expectations and practical realities

FEATURE: Sign and Digital UK sees the Designjet 1.54m L26500 and 2.64m L28500 lining themselves up as top attractions at the show.

Booked: trends in book printing

Booked: trends in book printing

FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at changing trends in the book printing market.

PVC-free vinyl alternative released by William Smith

NEWS: William Smith has added a new, odourless alternative to vinyl, HP PVC-Free Wall Paper, to its portfolio.

Manufacturing: more than skin deep

Manufacturing: more than skin deep

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul gets under the bonnet at HP Scitex in Israel, from where she reveals the value of a visit to a manufacturing facility for a PSP.

Preparation is all: HP's pre-drupa webinar

FEATURE: We are caught up in a frenzy of pre-drupa news, and it can start to feel more than a little overwhelming.

Mood Indigo goes wider

Mood Indigo goes wider

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul has the scoop on HP's latest addition for drupa – a new B2 press, the Indigo 10000.

Perfect Colours installs UK's first Designjet L28500 at Print Designs

Perfect Colours installs UK's first Designjet L28500 at Print Designs

NEWS: Perfect Colours has installed the UK's first HP Designjet L28500 at Print Designs.

FESPA Digital 2012 pt 3: the opportunity gamut

FESPA Digital 2012 pt 3: the opportunity gamut

FEATURE: In the last installation of his FESPA Digital 2012 round-up, James Matthews-Paul discusses attendance, user experience at corporate stands, problems with wayfinding and more.

FESPA Digital 2012 pt 1: the opportunity gamut

FESPA Digital 2012 pt 1: the opportunity gamut

FEATURE: FESPA's visitors last week were invited to explore the wider opportunities of printed matter, and while a couple of key names were absent there were some valuable new additions to the exhibitor roster.

FESPA Digital review: a show driven by software

FESPA Digital review: a show driven by software

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul comments on the key features at this year's FESPA Digital.

Glendining Signs expands with direct-to-substrate Scitex

NEWS: Robert Horne has sold an HP Scitex FB500 direct-to-substrate wide-format printer to Reading-based Glendining Signs. 

Turning down the heat: alternative inks

Turning down the heat: alternative inks

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at latex ink technologies and alternatives likely to come on-stream.

Adventure-packed FESPA Wrap Rally II arrives in Barcelona

Adventure-packed FESPA Wrap Rally II arrives in Barcelona

NEWS: Following its seven-day, 2,400km journey through eleven European cities and four countries, the FESPA Wrap Rally team has arrived at FESPA Digital 2012.

Print Shop Live: the learning curve continues

Print Shop Live: the learning curve continues

FEATURE: Planning an event like Print Shop Live, which is taking place during FESPA Digital in Barcelona, is an interesting exercise.

HP Print Excellence Awards: an opportunity to excel

HP Print Excellence Awards: an opportunity to excel

FEATURE: I like the idea of industry awards that demonstrate the skills of the users of digital printing equipment.

Sign and Digital UK visitors invited to get hands-on with William Smith vehicle wrapping demos

Sign and Digital UK visitors invited to get hands-on with William Smith vehicle wrapping demos

NEWS: Materials supplier William Smith's exhibition space at Sign and Digital UK will feature a vehicle wrapping area.

Perfect Colours offers deferred payment for HP Designjet upgrades

Perfect Colours offers deferred payment for HP Designjet upgrades

NEWS: PSPs hoping to upgrade to HP Designjet printer models have a new option following the launch of a new deferred payment plan by reseller Perfect Colours.

FESPA 'excited' to see Print Shop Live feature at FESPA Digital show

FESPA 'excited' to see Print Shop Live feature at FESPA Digital show

NEWS: Following a successful launch at FESPA Americas last year, FESPA says it is 'excited' to take Print Shop Live to this month's FESPA Digital.

First appearances among established technologies: FESPA Digital preview pt 2

First appearances among established technologies: FESPA Digital preview pt 2

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at some of the printer and software introductions due at FESPA Digital.

Christie JumpStarts launch of new software at ISE 2012

Christie JumpStarts launch of new software at ISE 2012

NEWS: Christie has officially launched its JumpStart content management software for large-format digital displays at this week's ISE show in Amsterdam.

A new dimension: does 3D printing have a place in the signage sector?

A new dimension: does 3D printing have a place in the signage sector?

FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns looks at the 3D printing technology's potential for the sign sector.

GDL ColourLink offers supercar prize to Sign and Digital UK visitors

GDL ColourLink offers supercar prize to Sign and Digital UK visitors

NEWS: GDL ColourLink is offering an opportunity to drive a supercar round the Donington Park race track.

William Smith expands product offering with two HP Designjet latex printers

William Smith expands product offering with two HP Designjet latex printers

NEWS: UK digital print product distributor William Smith has announced the addition of two new HP Designjet printers to its stable of products.

Fastsigns Gloucester installs HP Designjet L25500 with help from Perfect Colours

Fastsigns Gloucester installs HP Designjet L25500 with help from Perfect Colours

NEWS: Sign company Fastsigns Gloucester has purchased an HP Designjet L25500 printer from large-format digital printing equipment reseller Perfect Colours.

Wrap Rally II team gear up for journey to FESPA Digital

Wrap Rally II team gear up for journey to FESPA Digital

NEWS: Rob Older, Richard Kensett and Chris Rimer will head off on a 2,400km drive on February 12th for this year's FESPA Wrap Rally.

Analytics tool from YCD Multimedia on show at retail exhibition

Analytics tool from YCD Multimedia on show at retail exhibition

NEWS: YCD Multimedia will demonstrate a new analytics module for its Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform (RAMP) at the NFR's Convention and Expo.

Stocksigns gets first HP Designjet L26500 latex printer in UK

Stocksigns gets first HP Designjet L26500 latex printer in UK

NEWS: CWE Solutions has sold the new HP Designjet L26500 large-format latex printer to Stocksigns – the first such machine to be sold in the UK.

Disposable assets: print durability

Disposable assets: print durability

FEATURE: Today we seem to have a passion for durability. But there are many jobs which are only intended for a very short-term promotion.

2011: the year gone by

2011: the year gone by

FEATURE: What a year this has been for misery and for misery-mongers. But surely there must be some other silver shining through the dreadful drear? Of course there is.

2011 review and 2012 preview: seeing more of the same confirms the stability of ink-jet

2011 review and 2012 preview: seeing more of the same confirms the stability of ink-jet

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul gives her review of the past twelve months in wide-format print and what this may mean for 2012.

How Christinger Partner broke the ISO rules

How Christinger Partner broke the ISO rules

FEATURE: Oh, the fuss Christinger Partner has caused in the sedate world of standards development.

Getting certified: John E Wright and the HP Eco Solutions Certification

Getting certified: John E Wright and the HP Eco Solutions Certification

OPINION: Mark Dawson, technical business manager at John E Wright and Co, talks about why his business signed up for HP Eco Solutions Certification.

2011 review and 2012 preview: a trying time for production print

2011 review and 2012 preview: a trying time for production print

FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks back on a difficult 2011 and predicts the trends for the production print market in 2012.

Printers: new releases

FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the latest printer releases in the production print market.

ArtSystems opens HP latex printer demonstration suite

ArtSystems opens HP latex printer demonstration suite

NEWS: ArtSystems has opened a 'unique' demonstration facility for HP's latex wide-format printers in Nottingham.

How can latex printers help designers? Bringing flexibility to fine art

How can latex printers help designers? Bringing flexibility to fine art

FEATURE: One of the most interesting aspects on a recent visit to Barcelona was talking to people who are actually using HP's latex printing technologies for innovative design.

A new page from Honey Printler's diary: Sign Istanbul and Christmas shopping

A new page from Honey Printler's diary: Sign Istanbul and Christmas shopping

OPINION: Dear Diary,  Wow, what a whirlwind weekend! Istanbul wasn't anything like as toasty as I had hoped but it still beats those naff Christmas markets.

Doing their bit: print and signage recycling schemes

Doing their bit: print and signage recycling schemes

FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns catches up with some new and developed recycling programmes.

The importance of interaction the YouTube way

The importance of interaction the YouTube way

FEATURE: These days it's all so easy. If you want to know what a machine does, there's every chance you'll find the answers you need by heading straight to YouTube.

Signarama Reading gets new owners

Signarama Reading gets new owners

NEWS: Signarama has announced that Richard Wheeler has become the sign-making company's newest franchisee, having taken over the Reading centre.

What's the alternative to Adobe PostScript? It's all about control

What's the alternative to Adobe PostScript? It's all about control

FEATURE: We have all become so accustomed to working with Adobe's PostScript that it's probably hard to remember the days when there was a selection of alternatives on offer.

What's the alternative to Adobe PostScript?

What's the alternative to Adobe PostScript?

FEATURE: Once upon a time there were many contenders for the crown that Adobe PostScript eventually won.

Signs Express goes shopping at HP and Easymount for new Bromsgrove facility

Signs Express goes shopping at HP and Easymount for new Bromsgrove facility

NEWS: The Birmingham SW branch of Signs Express has purchased an HP L25500 Latex printer and an Easymount Laminator for use in its new studio in Bromsgrove.

Print-Leeds invests in 'essential' machinery and staff

Print-Leeds invests in 'essential' machinery and staff

NEWS: UK printing company Print-Leeds made £250,000 worth of new machinery investments in the last 18 months.

Taking grey areas out of greener practices

Taking grey areas out of greener practices

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines some of the criteria which are being discussed in digital print circles.

Inky printer's fingers

Inky printer's fingers

FEATURE: Ink is ink is ink, right? Wrong. If you are in the wide-format business ink can be a crucial part of your production economics equation.

Pondering the wider potential of ink-jet

Pondering the wider potential of ink-jet

FEATURE: No matter what the ink chemistry, there are people out in the big wide world who might not be sign-makers or display printers but are still able to find a use for product decoration or marking.

Being there: IMI's European Ink Jet Printing Conference

Being there: IMI's European Ink Jet Printing Conference

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul attends IMI's 19th annual European Ink Jet Printing Conference in Lisbon and declares it unmissable.

William Smith open days receive positive feedback

William Smith open days receive positive feedback

NEWS: Signage materials and equipment supplier William Smith says its recent Open for Business events received a 'seal of approval' from visitors.

HP announced as headline partner for EcoPrint

HP announced as headline partner for EcoPrint

NEWS: The inaugural EcoPrint trade show next year will feature technology company HP as its headline partner, it has been announced.

Mileage for printers in hybrid workflows

Mileage for printers in hybrid workflows

FEATURE: Digital workflows are the engines of print production. Increasing numbers of developers are building hybrid workflow systems to support both conventional and digital printing processes.

US wide-format printers invited to Agfa open house

NEWS: Agfa Graphics is to hold free Open House Technology Demos at its facility in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA on November 16th and 17th.

ArtSystems gears up to ship free rolls of HP large-format media to resellers

NEWS: As part of its new HP Sample Roll Programme, reseller support and solutions provider ArtSystems is offering free sample rolls of HP media.

HP latex truck to roll into UK in November

NEWS: The HP Latex Applications Tour will continue its journey through Europe this month with four stops in the UK.

Should I attend distributors' open days? It's well worth going the extra mile

Should I attend distributors' open days? It's well worth going the extra mile

FEATURE: In recent times there's been a spate of open days, road shows and other events all acting as spurs off the main trade show circuit.

Is there room for more niche trade shows in the print industry?

Is there room for more niche trade shows in the print industry?

FEATURE: The idea with next year's EcoPrint is to provide an environment conducive to debate, argument and discussion.

Consumers and the cloud

FEATURE: The average consumer wouldn't consider themselves as a driver of much of anything, apart from the family car, perhaps. But if various industry soothsayers are to be believed, the future lies with them.

Solent Sewing and Welding to show 'joined up' finishing solution at open days

Solent Sewing and Welding to show 'joined up' finishing solution at open days

NEWS: Portsmouth's Solent Sewing and Welding is to hold three open days, on October 4th, 5th and 6th, which will showcase a compete finishing solution.

UK's 'biggest banner' greets new Westfield shoppers

UK's 'biggest banner' greets new Westfield shoppers

NEWS: Shoppers at the recently opened Westfield Stratford City shopping centre have been greeted by a banner which its creator Hollywood Monster claims is the biggest in the UK. 

Paperback writers pt 2

Paperback writers pt 2

FEATURE: HP has recently published the results of its Life Cycle Assessment of different paperback book printing options.

Paperback writers pt 1

Paperback writers pt 1

FEATURE: HP has recently published the results of its Life Cycle Assessment of different paperback book printing options.

Seeing the light: UV-curing

Seeing the light: UV-curing

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul discusses today's UV-curing technologies.

Oldest Printers in Town identified

Oldest Printers in Town identified

NEWS: The winners of the GWL Colourlink Oldest Printer in Town have been revealed.

Color-Logic's metallic system on show at Graph Expo

Color-Logic's metallic system on show at Graph Expo

NEWS: Colour software developer Color-Logic says its Process Metallic Color System is currently on show at Graph Expo.

Exclusive: Titchfield chooses Scitex for new graphics company

NEWS: Titchfield Graphics has invested in two HP Scitex XP5100s to handle the production of building wraps and billboards.

Astron Group 'meets demand' with third Scitex

Astron Group 'meets demand' with third Scitex

NEWS: Prague-based printing firm Astron Group has installed its third HP Scitex TJ8350 press, its manufacturer HP has stated.

Scala conference announces keynote line-up

Scala conference announces keynote line-up

NEWS: Digital signage software company Scala has announced its line-up of keynote speakers for the upcoming International Scala Conference in Amsterdam.

William Smith to make stop at 3M HQ

William Smith to make stop at 3M HQ

NEWS: William Smith is continuing its New Openings Roadshow with a stop at materials manufacturer 3M's UK head office in Bracknell.

Bespoke wall map from Printed Space helps autistic boy

Bespoke wall map from Printed Space helps autistic boy

NEWS: Printed Space has told Output about the popularity of its HP latex-printed map murals and their recent use in a DIY SOS project.

GMG announces support for HP Designjet

GMG announces support for HP Designjet

NEWS: GMG has announced its ColorProof proofing product now supports HP's new Designjet Z6200 heavy-duty photo printer.

Off the wall: building wraps

Off the wall: building wraps

FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns explores the growing world of building graphics.

Under the VDP bonnet

Under the VDP bonnet

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains some of the technicalities which are vital to handling variable data efficiently.

Floating in the clouds: cloud computing

Floating in the clouds: cloud computing

FEATURE: Cloud computing is the next big IT trend for sign and display producers to start thinking about.

Foscos increases health and safety policy

Foscos increases health and safety policy

NEWS: Fosco Hayes Hurdley – also known as Foscos – says it is improving its health and safety practices by appointing a specialist company.

Open doors or a closed shop?

Open doors or a closed shop?

FEATURE: A few weeks ago I flew off to Sweden and Norköping to visit print company GigantPrint which had opened its doors to everyone, including its competitors.

PPS Imaging 'expands capacity' with HP Scitex investment

PPS Imaging 'expands capacity' with HP Scitex investment

NEWS: PPS Imaging has taken possession of two HP Scitex XP5100 printers, which it says have expanded its capacity.

Josero enters printer market with equipment agreements

Josero enters printer market with equipment agreements

NEWS: Josero has released details on agreements it has signed with a number of equipment suppliers, enabling it to enter the printer market.

Trade printer expands capacity with HP kit

Trade printer expands capacity with HP kit

NEWS: Fosco Hayes Hurdley reports that it has purchased a Scitex TJ8350 and FB7500 from HP to increase the amount of trade work for both rigid and flexible substrates that it can service.

Superwide-format printing: now you can feel the quality and the width

Superwide-format printing: now you can feel the quality and the width

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul assesses the benefits of today's 5m platforms.

William Smith to take New Openings Roadshow to South Wales

William Smith to take New Openings Roadshow to South Wales

NEWS: William Smith is continuing its New Openings Roadshow with a stop in Newport, South Wales on July 5th.

Ireland's first Scitex FB7500 installed at McGowans Print

Ireland's first Scitex FB7500 installed at McGowans Print

NEWS: McGowans Print has become Ireland's first owner of the HP Scitex FB7500 printer.

UK's newest Signarama opens in Thames Valley

UK's newest Signarama opens in Thames Valley

NEWS: The newest branch of sign-making franchise Signarama has been opened in Bracknell, Berkshire.

John E Wright opens HP's first UK PrintStation in Nottingham

John E Wright opens HP's first UK PrintStation in Nottingham

NEWS: HP has launched its UK PrintStation network in Nottingham with partner John E Wright.

Ever-Art'-Design sees the white with HP Scitex

Ever-Art'-Design sees the white with HP Scitex

NEWS: Belgian display producer Ever-Art'-Design has installed an HP Scitex FB500 printer to expand its sign-making capabilities, HP has announced.

EDP serves up awards to wide-format manufacturers

EDP serves up awards to wide-format manufacturers

NEWS: The European Digital Press Association (EDP) presented its awards for 2011 at FESPA Digital in Hamburg, giving accolades in several categories.

Islands in the stream: automation in print

Islands in the stream: automation in print

FEATURE: Getting work done is so much easier when everything is all joined up. Without the links, a business can't operate at maximum efficiency or profitability.

Automatic for the people: today's expectations for wide-format print

Automatic for the people: today's expectations for wide-format print

FEATURE: We have seen increased automation become something that's perceived as a 'must-have'.

Looking at the smaller picture: double-sided banner printing

Looking at the smaller picture: double-sided banner printing

OPINION: Double-sided banners are a common large-format application, yet producing them reliably has always remained a secret guarded closely by skilled machine operators.

Great FESP-expectations

FEATURE: In the case of FESPA there are a couple of realities that we know will live up to their hype.

Looking forward to FESPA Digital

Looking forward to FESPA Digital

OPINION: Having spoken with a number of my industry colleagues recently, it appears that I'm not the only one to get a fantastic buzz from industry exhibitions, and never more so than when it comes to FESPA.

FESPA preview pt 2: evolution to the fore

FESPA preview pt 2: evolution to the fore

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines the hardware trends appearing at FESPA.

Pyramid Visuals produce banner to raise awareness of Ai Wei Wei

NEWS: Pyramid Visuals has produced a 9 x 6m banner for the Lisson Gallery in London, for a project aimed at raising awareness of the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei.

Scala to showcase HP-compatible software offering at Screenmedia Expo

Scala to showcase HP-compatible software offering at Screenmedia Expo

NEWS: Next week's Screenmedia Expo will play host to Scala's newest offering for the digital signage market, the QuickStart package, which supports HP's SignagePlayer.

GMG to focus on wide-format at FESPA Digital

GMG to focus on wide-format at FESPA Digital

NEWS: GMG will be represented on the stands of Four Pees, Neolt, HP and KIP Deutschland at FESPA Digital later this month.

Replacing old print equipment: for and against

Replacing old print equipment: for and against

FEATURE: Production houses usually have two choices when they want to increase their print capabilities.

The value of open days

The value of open days

FEATURE: The weather in Sweden might have been unseasonably cold, but the welcome at GigantPrint's customer day was remarkably warm.

3M 'very pleased' with EFI and HP partnerships

3M 'very pleased' with EFI and HP partnerships

NEWS: Technology company 3M has commented on its collaborations with HP and EFI, the results of which will be on display at FESPA Digital from May 24th to 27th.

3M to take 'hot solutions' to FESPA Digital

3M to take 'hot solutions' to FESPA Digital

NEWS: The Commercial Graphics division of 3M has released details on its plans for the upcoming FESPA Digital trade fair.

The future of solvents

The future of solvents

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at today's chemistries, and what their future will bring to the market.

So I've bought your fast machine. Now what? Pt 2: Accurate costing for printing businesses

OPINION: In my last entry, I described how metrics such as a fully-loaded sheet prices can help PSPs recognise their real costs and make decisions with more confidence in these numbers.

Designjet 'boosts turnaround' for Shetland company

Designjet 'boosts turnaround' for Shetland company

NEWS: HP has released details on a user of its Designjet wide-format printers, Tay-CAD, based at Lerwick in Shetland, which has completed a number of graphics projects on the L25500 machine.

Robert Horne launches wide-format media offers

Robert Horne launches wide-format media offers

NEWS: Materials company Robert Horne has announced a number of offers for the wide-format digital market for the next month.

Print-heads and picolitres: the relevance of droplet sizes

Print-heads and picolitres: the relevance of droplet sizes

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul discusses picolitres and their relationship with wide-format ink-jet production.

First digi:media 'very successful', says organiser

First digi:media 'very successful', says organiser

NEWS: The first digi:media show has been described as 'extremely successful' by its organising team, while a number of exhibitors have also given positive feedback following the debut.

Showtime: Sign and Digital UK 2011 preview

Showtime: Sign and Digital UK 2011 preview

FEATURE: Sign and Digital is, essentially, the biggest date on the calendar for many in the industry in the UK, whether they are manufacturers or suppliers, or sign shops or printers.

Inks: Our flexible friends

Inks: Our flexible friends

FEATURE: If there has been one area which has largely remained faithful to solvent-based printing to date, it's the ability of this ink chemistry to be able to retain its flexibility across all shapes and surfaces.

What should I expect to pay per metre of ink?

What should I expect to pay per metre of ink?

OPINION: Knowing how much ink your printer consumes is an important concern. But do you think you know the answer? And do you know how much it costs per metre?

Berger to combine digital textile range with new label at FESPA

Berger to combine digital textile range with new label at FESPA

NEWS: A Berger has announced it has decided to bring together all of its digital printing textile products under one new label, to be launched officially at FESPA Digital in May.

HP to show 'business-building opportunities' at digi:media

HP to show 'business-building opportunities' at digi:media

NEWS: The new digi:media show, taking place in Germany next month, will feature a range of digital printing solutions by HP, the technology company has confirmed.

CWE Solutions to offer 'exclusive' Epson deals at Focus on Imaging

CWE Solutions to offer 'exclusive' Epson deals at Focus on Imaging

NEWS: CWE Solutions, a UK-based large-format machine reseller, has revealed it will offer 'exclusive deals' on Epson printers at this month's Focus on Imaging exhibition.

New printers on show at CWE's Sign and Digital stand

New printers on show at CWE's Sign and Digital stand

NEWS: Wide-format reseller CWE Solutions states it will showcase 'a stunning range of digital print technology' at the Sign and Digital UK exhibition in April, including a new six-colour printer from Seiko, the ColorPainter W64S.

Three reasons to consider UV-curable technology instead of solvent

OPINION: 1) Because they're easier and cheaper to manage from an environmental standpoint With solvent-based systems, complying with the regulations governing the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be expensive and time consuming.

Mactac receives certification for HP use

Mactac receives certification for HP use

NEWS: Several products within Mactac Graphic Products's Imagin wide-format digital media line have received certification for use on the HP Designjet L25500 and L65500 with HP latex inks.

HP to pop up at EuroShop retail trade fair

HP to pop up at EuroShop retail trade fair

NEWS: HP has announced it will be present at retail trade exhibition EuroShop with the European POP Production Network, also known as popeuropean.

Nottingham's Print and Display 'builds on business' following investment

Nottingham's Print and Display 'builds on business' following investment

NEWS: Nottingham-based Print and Display has built on its business despite challenging times with the help of new kit, says HP, in whose Scitex FB7500 Print and Display has chosen to invest.

GMG offers colour management solutions to HP Scitex

GMG offers colour management solutions to HP Scitex

NEWS: HP and GMG have signed a collaborative agreement to promote and market GMG colour management solutions in combination with HP Scitex wide-format printers.

So I've bought your fast machine. Now what? Pt 1: Accurate costing for printing businesses

OPINION: HP Scitex and some of its competitors have been very good at marketing the promise of digital high-volume machines.

Schmitz goes to the pictures with film festival project

NEWS: Belgium-based Schmitz Digital Printing has completed a project for the country's famous Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (FIFF) using equipment from HP, the manufacturer has reported.

Israel's first HP Scitex FB700 installed at Emil Reshet Printing

Israel's first HP Scitex FB700 installed at Emil Reshet Printing

NEWS: The first HP Scitex FB700 printer to be installed in Israel is now being used by Haifa-based Emil Reshet Printing to produce work such as exhibition signage, billboards and POP displays, HP says.

HP and Scala technology come together for retail signage

HP and Scala technology come together for retail signage

NEWS: The first HP Store in Canada features a digital signage system powered by a combination of a Scala back end and HP workstation technology, it has been revealed.

Wide Format Print Shop Live! to debut at FESPA Americas

NEWS: The upcoming FESPA Americas exhibition is to feature the world's first Wide Format Print Shop Live!, the organisation has confirmed.

New JDF features and the knowledge gap

New JDF features and the knowledge gap

FEATURE: The mighty HP has recently taken over the wide-format workgroup for CIP4 (the Committee for Integrated Prepress, Press, Postpress and Processing).

Image Factory to up production with Scitex FB7500

Image Factory to up production with Scitex FB7500

NEWS: Large-format print-house Image Factory has reported that it is expecting delivery of a Scitex FB7500, the 3.2m flat-bed machine from HP.

Designjet and Stylus Pro to 'take centre stage' at CWE show stand

Designjet and Stylus Pro to 'take centre stage' at CWE show stand

NEWS: CWE Solutions has confirmed it is to exhibit at the upcoming Focus on Imaging event, with the HP Designjet Z6200 and Z3200 and Epson Stylus Pro 9900 wide-format printers taking 'centre stage' as their 2011 UK trade fair debut.

Light Air takes to the slopes with 'massive' wide-format job

Light Air takes to the slopes with 'massive' wide-format job

NEWS: HP has released details a wide-format print project which was completed recently by French company Light Air using a Scitex LX600 printer and latex inks.

Canon and HP named as Buyers Laboratory 'Picks'

Canon and HP named as Buyers Laboratory 'Picks'

NEWS: Imaging product tester Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI) has named HP and Canon of its Winter 2011 'Pick' awards for the wide-format category.

Bluetree 'improves flexibility' with Scitex

Bluetree 'improves flexibility' with Scitex

NEWS: Bluetree Design and Print, a display specialist based in Rotherham, has improved its adaptability to run lengths, material types and data following its purchase of an HP Scitex FB7500 printer, HP says.

Cross-discipline supplier enters display graphics market

Cross-discipline supplier enters display graphics market

NEWS: Reprographic Technology International (RTI) has announced expansion from its traditional repro arena into sign and display graphics, adding to its range of OEM spares and consumables to suit this sector.

FESPA event partnership 'boosts interest' in US show

FESPA event partnership 'boosts interest' in US show

NEWS: The partnership between the FESPA Americas, Graphics of the Americas (GOA) and ISS exhibitions has increased interest and boosted advance registrations, it has been reported.

HP certifies Four Pees as JDF partner prior to workgroup

HP certifies Four Pees as JDF partner prior to workgroup

NEWS: Following HP's announcement that it has been selected to chair the Wide-Format Workgroup of The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization (CIP4), the company has created a certification programme for partner solutions.

Green light for Pyramid Visual's world record image

Green light for Pyramid Visual's world record image

NEWS: Pyramid Visuals has completed a project commissioned by Greenpeace and civic rights and awareness campaign group Avaaz, in conjunction with artist Kurt Wenner, which it says breaks two world records.

CWE takes The Colour Wide Experience to Perth

CWE takes The Colour Wide Experience to Perth

NEWS: CWE Solutions has stated the first of its Colour Wide Experience roadshow events, which mark the launch of the HP Designjet Z6200, received feedback and attendance numbers which 'exceeded expectations'.

Printers for graphic artists on display at Entwistle open day

Printers for graphic artists on display at Entwistle open day

NEWS: Entwistle Group, a supplier of large-format design office equipment, is inviting graphic artists and photographers, as well as representatives from the architecture and engineering sectors, to its premises in Middleton, Manchester next month for a showcase of new printers.

New display portfolio shown off by pixart.it at Viscom

New display portfolio shown off by pixart.it at Viscom

NEWS: The recent Viscom Italia exhibition was a chance for Italian company pixart.it to present its new display department as well as an opportunity to 'take stock', it says.

Designjet Z6200 gets ready for its close-up

Designjet Z6200 gets ready for its close-up

NEWS: UK print businesses have been invited to get 'up close and personal' with the new HP Designjet Z6200 by wide-format specialist CWE Solutions, which is hosting launch events for the new machine.

Gobet Production contributes to Nobel celebrations

Gobet Production contributes to Nobel celebrations

NEWS: Geneva-based advertising printing company Gobet Production has completed a major project in the Swiss city, to celebrate a century of the Nobel Peace Prize and the International Peace Bureau.

Dscoop educational programme to co-locate with Graph Expo

NEWS: Graph Expo 2010, taking place in the USA in October, will include a networking and educational programme from graphic arts community Dscoop.

HP names GMG gold-level partner

NEWS: The HP Graphics Solutions Partner Gold Level has been awarded to colour management and proofing solutions developer and supplier GMG.

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