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Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 3:00pm by John Peters
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Battery Backup Power recommends the use of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) when 3D printing, as it can take hours to complete a job and any interruption or interference to the power supply can result in defects to the print or damage to the printer itself. The US company warns that conventional UPS are unlikely to provide the durability and capacity required by a 3D printer. Instead, it recommends...

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 10:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on A3 colour printing at half the cost of lasers

HP is capitalising on soaring demand for A3 business inkjet printers – up 83% in Western Europe in the fist quarter of the year, according to IDC – with the launch of the HP OfficeJet 7510 Wide Format All-in-One. Offering borderless printing in sizes up to A3 and speeds of up to 15 B&W/8 colour pages per minute, the MFP enables small businesses or workgroups of 1-5 people to produce high quality...

Posted on Jul 29 2015 - 5:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on LumeJet cuts cost of photobooks

LumeJet, the high quality print technology developer, and photobook printing and fiishing manufacturer Imaging Solutions AG (ISAG) claim to have cut layflat book production costs by up to 50% by bundling a LumeJet S200 printer with an ISAG fastBook10CF bookbinder. The complete package has been put together for the layflat photobook sector, which in recent years has enjoyed a compound growth rate of...

Posted on Jul 29 2015 - 3:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Balreed hands over the cheque

Balreed has presented Proskills PrintIT! with a cheque for £1,000 to help fund its mission to educate students about the print and paper industries. Since 2005, PrintIT! has engaged with 2,000 schools and 140,000 pupils. The money was raised through a ‘Pace or Pay Challenge’ held at Balreed’s Maidstone head office on March 6 when staff were able to bid for colleagues to run up to three miles...

Posted on Jul 29 2015 - 10:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Digital book printing on the rise

Konica Minolta is sponsoring the 2015 London Digital Printing Forum at the Royal Society, London on 25 June. Organised by research firm INTERQUEST, the one-day event will address key trends in book publishing, including the growing role of digital printers for short-run and on-demand printing. The volume of printed books produced in Europe is predicted to decline by 4% in the five-year period to 2018....

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 5:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Cortado updates enterprise mobility solution

The new version of Cortado Mobile Solutions’ enterprise mobility solution, Cortado Corporate Server 7.4, combines iOS 8 business capabilities with a Windows server back-end for easier and more secure enterprise mobility. New features and enhancements include the ability to: Separate business and private data; Use custom and App Store apps without the need for further adaptation or SDK; Define trusted...

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 3:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Desktop solution eliminates problem of counterfeit IDs

HID Global claims to have eliminated the problem of counterfeit ID cards used by universities, enterprises and government bodies through the use of technology similar to that used in US Green Cards. The new vanGO One-2-One visual security solution hotstamps cards with a square metallic patch displaying the cardholder’s facial image, creating a secure link between the card and cardholder that makes...

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 10:00am by John Peters
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Wallpaper manufacturing business Create a Wall is giving away a customised, digitally printed mural worth £575. For your chance to win, email createawall@ gmail.com explaining in no more than 300 words why your office deserves a makeover. The deadline for entries is July 1 2015. www.createawall.co.uk ...

Posted on Jul 27 2015 - 5:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Lexmark automates data gathering

Helping customers to minimise the risk of human error in their business processes, Lexmark is introducing a new solution that automates the pulling together of documents and data from smartphones, desktop PCs and MFPs. Perceptive Checklist Capture removes manual steps involved in the collection of related documents, freeing knowledge workers to focus on customer service and compliance and improving...

Posted on Jul 27 2015 - 3:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Bulletin – UK print market declines as sales in Europe rise

The UK printer and multifunctional market declined sharply is the first three months of the year, in contrast to Western Europe as a whole, which experienced strong growth both in units shipped and market value. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the UK market experienced a year-on-year decline of 6.4% in Q1 2015, with decreases in both the inkjet and laser markets for the second consecutive...