Looking ahead

January 7, 2019

I thought it would be useful to start the year with a story looking at the ongoing themes that I’m aiming to cover in more detail on this website throughout the course of this year. 

Under the covers of the Mouvent LB701 UV press – the black boxes at the top are the printhead clusters.
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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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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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Leaders in Technology

July 30, 2018

Last month I attended the Leaders in Technology conference in Cambridge, UK, which is organised by FM Brooks who are the folks behind the InPrint and Pure Digital shows. Tradeshows by their nature are about sales opportunities and this annual conference largely deals with how to sell industrial printing.

Richard Askam talks about personalised print

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