Ready for take off

May 19, 2015

This week sees the Fespa show hit the road again, this time in Cologne. Fespa shows are normally a good snapshot of what’s happening in the wide format world, with just about everybody in the industry from around the world getting together. Having survived the dubious pleasures of an early morning Ryanair flight, here are a few observations from the first day of the Fespa show.

Mimaki TS300 dye sublimation printer.
Mimaki TS300 dye sublimation printer.

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Sawgrass to launch online design software

May 15, 2015

Ink manufacturer Sawgrass is to launch its own CreativeStudio design software. It’s a browser-based system that is part of Sawgrass’ existing Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System and will be demonstrated at next week’s Fespa show. Continue reading “Sawgrass to launch online design software”

Agfa releases first quarter figures for 2015

Agfa has published its latest figures, for the first quarter of 2015, which show that the restructuring is starting to pay off. Revenue has remained the same as for the same period the last year at €622m, but gross profit has risen by 8.2 percent from €182m to €197m. Continue reading “Agfa releases first quarter figures for 2015”

KBA sales drop despite rising orders

May 13, 2015

KBA has reported its figures for the first quarter of 2015, which show orders for sheetfed offset and special presses of €306.7m, a 27% rise on the previous year. However, despite this welcome good news, the group sales and earnings came to just €177.3m, down 16.9% on 2014. Continue reading “KBA sales drop despite rising orders”

Filemaker 14 cross platform database released

May 12, 2015

Filemaker, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, has released the latest version of its eponymous database, Filemaker 14. In that time FileMaker has shipped more than 20 million copies of its Mac and PC offering, and over 1.5 million downloads of its FileMaker Go app for iPad and iPhone. Filemaker 14 now includes support for other mobile platforms including Android. Continue reading “Filemaker 14 cross platform database released”