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Posted on Jul 19 2018 - 9:00am by Editorial Content
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HP has extended voice activated printing to consumers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and India, following its launch in the US. A skill for two of the three major smart speaker platforms – Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant (support for Microsoft Cortana is still only available in the US) – will enable users of its web-enabled printers to connect their devices to the virtual assistant...

Posted on Jul 16 2018 - 4:35pm by Editorial Content
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Quocirca shares its vision of the future in new report What will the print industry look like in 2025 after another seven years of digital disruption, technological innovation, changing work practices and industry consolidation? What impact will Millennials and Generation Z employees have on the demand for print? And what must printer vendors do to survive and prosper in an age of artificial intelligence...

Posted on Jul 16 2018 - 4:00pm by Editorial Content
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Polestar Cooling, a manufacturer of refrigeration equipment for scientific, medical and industrial purposes, turned to Toshiba label printers when its previous supplier’s output wasn’t able to cope with the harsh environments in which Polestar products are used. Polestar Cooling manufactures a range of refrigeration equipment at a 2,000 square-foot facility in Bognor Regis. Designed mainly for...

Posted on Jul 16 2018 - 10:00am by Editorial Content
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Xerox’s six-station Iridesse Production Press is an economical alternative to offset and foil stamping for the ‘short run, short turn’ printing of metallics and iridescent hues From the catwalk to the stationery cupboard, there’s no escaping the craze for metallic finishes and iridescent special effects. With the introduction of Xerox’s six-station Iridesse Production Press, metallics could...

Posted on Jul 16 2018 - 9:00am by Editorial Content
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Xerox has introduced a new app that allows users of Xerox AltaLink MFPs to copy, scan, print, fax or place a service call via spoken commands. Powered by IBM Watson, Gabi Voice from Gabi Solutions consists of the Gabi Smartbox, which communicates directly with AltaLink MFPs and software-as-a-service offerings. In the interests of security, Gabi Voice only performs functions that are pre-programmed...

Posted on Jul 15 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Sharp’s planned acquisition of Toshiba’s computer business will strengthen its capabilities in AI and IoT Sharp’s revival under Foxconn continues apace with the news that it is to buy Toshiba’s loss-making PC business for a reported $36 million. The deal to acquire an 80.1% stake in Toshiba Client Solutions Ltd. (TCS), with Toshiba retaining a 19.9% share, is set to go through on October 1. As...

Posted on Jul 15 2018 - 1:00pm by Editorial Content
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Stuart Sharp, Global Director of Solutions Engineering at OneLogin, argues that VPNs are bad for productivity and security Remote working has become commonplace, with more and more employees choosing to avoid the stresses and interruptions of the modern-day workplace and work from the comfort of their own home instead. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) predict what half of the UK workforce...

Posted on Jul 15 2018 - 9:00am by Editorial Content
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Epson has expanded its range of WorkForce Pro inkjet devices with six new models designed for small workgroups. These include three new A3 colour devices (the WFC8690/8610 MFPs and the WF-C8190 printer); and three new A4 mono devices (the WF-M5799DWF MFP and WFM5299DW/5298DW printers). All six devices feature the established benefits of Epson’s business inkjet technology i.e. low energy consumption,...

Posted on Jul 14 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Rob Brown explains how personalisation is helping small premium brands stand out from the competition ‘We’re only at the beginning of the personalisation revolution’ exclaimed a headline in one of the big packaging publications late last year. These words certainly rang true at Label&Print 2018 at the NEC Birmingham. ‘Personalisation’ appeared to be on everyone’s lips and was one of...

Posted on Jul 14 2018 - 1:30pm by Editorial Content
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HP Inc. has become the first supplier to meet new Intertek Guidelines for the Safe Use of Printing Inks, enabling corrugated packaging printed on HP PageWide digital presses to be used for packaging that comes into direct contact with food. Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider, has developed the guidelines to help digital solutions providers, packaging converters and food brands comply...