Folding paper

November 26, 2018

From time to time people send me books to review that might be relevant to printing. One of these books is Against the Grain, written largely by Graham Harris, who many of us in the printing industry will know as the founder of Tech-ni-fold.

Against the Grain tells of Graham Harris’ journey from print finishing apprentice to entrepreneur.

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Heidelberg figures show potential for subscription model

November 14, 2018

Heidelberg has released its figures for the first half of this financial year, showing incoming orders up by 6 percent, from €1,234 million to €1,306 million, with Heidelberg claiming that currency exchange rates have cost it around €17 million. Continue reading “Heidelberg figures show potential for subscription model”

Kodak to supply toner tech for 3D printing

November 6, 2018

Earlier this year Stratasys set up a new company, Evolve Additive Solutions, to develop a new approach to 3D printing called Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process, or STEP.  Evolve has now chosen to work with Kodak and its Nexpress electrophotographic printers. Continue reading “Kodak to supply toner tech for 3D printing”

Global Graphics and the price of success

November 1, 2018

Two weeks ago I reported on the proposed acquisition of Global Graphics by Congra Software and I think this is worth a more detailed look if only to see some of the thinking that goes behind acquisitions like this.

Global Graphics has developed screening tools to counter problems such as mottling, sometimes called the orange peel effect, which occurs when the ink film cracks as it dries or cures.

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Ricoh to acquire LAC inkjet

October 30, 2018

Ricoh is set to buy LAC Corporation, which is said to have unique inkjet technology that supports printing on three-dimensional surfaces. Ricoh has already identified industrial printing as one of its three growth strategies, and this acquisition will help with that. Continue reading “Ricoh to acquire LAC inkjet”