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 is set to be sold to Congra Software, the parent company of Hybrid Software. Global Graphics is holding a meeting in Brussels on Thursday this week for shareholders to hear details of this deal. Continue reading “Global Graphics to be acquired by Hybrid parent”
Highcon has announced a new range of consumables for its digital cutting and creasing machines as a result of market research into the way customers were using its machines. Continue reading “Highcon extends consumables range”
Last week I dropped by the TCT show at the NEC, outside Birmingham, UK. TCT remains the main show covering 3D printing in Britain and as such gives us a useful snapshot of the UK market.
Fujifilm has shown off a new inkjet press, the Jet Press 750S, which has been developed as a slightly larger and faster version of its existing Jet Press 720S, which Fujifilm will continue to sell alongside the new press. Continue reading “Fujifilm develops bigger Jet Press 750S”
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.
So, Informa has finally done the decent thing and killed off Ipex, announcing that it has abandoned plans to continue running the show. This decision comes after “consultation with the industry”, which presumably means that none of the vendors were prepared to pay to exhibit at another Ipex.
The Swiss pharmaceutical converter Rondo AG, based in Allschwil near Basel, has installed a B1 Heidelberg Primefire 106 inkjet press and is currently beta testing it for use in pharmaceutical packaging. Continue reading “Rondo tests Primefire for pharmaceutical use”
Onyx Graphics has released the latest version of its wide format RIP software, Onyx 18, with new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra. Continue reading “Onyx 18 wide format RIP available now”
Sun Chemical has worked with Pantone and its subsidiary X-Rite to develop six new libraries for UV flexo inks for PantoneLive.
Continue reading “New flexo colour libraries added to PantoneLive”