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THE CSMA PRINT TRADE JOURNAL FOR NEWS & VIEWS, NEW PRODUCTS AND SUPPLIERS INFORMATION Sharing Best Practice In Print with Digital Printers, Copy Shops, On-Street Instant Printers and In-House Print Room Managers, online and on your desk


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What better place could you ask for to host the YMP flagship event! Blackpool is Britain’s most popular holiday destination, providing more thrills and excitement than any other. From the imposing Pepsi Max Big One at the Pleasure Beach; the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe, to the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world at Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool’s best attractions offer exhilarating challenges to everyone. Blackpool Tower and Circus, icon of England, offers 518ft of entertainment for the whole family, whilst Madame Tussauds Waxworks, is now the place to see and be seen hanging out with such stars as Kylie, Elton John, Posh Spice and even Elvis!

Blackpool Zoo will bring you up close and personal with a myriad of exotic animals and birds in exotic attraction Amazonia, and Sealife Blackpool is an underwater paradise with spectacular and unique displays including one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe, and for minuscule marvels, visit Blackpool’s Model Village and Gardens to enjoy the tranquil haven of this tiny world, where even Blackpool’s famous trams have been shrunk to miniature proportions! These are just some of the experiences that Blackpool’s attractions offer.

For further information please contact Jane Miller: Tel: 01924 203 339 eMail: jane.miller@bpif.org.uk or visit www.ymp.org.uk


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We wish you a colourful Christmas and print prosperous New Year! Make some time in the holiday to break into some serious colour management, starting with your monitors and design, through to your proofing and print. Tune into our site of the month on page 8 to gain some real colour confidence. Get ready to check your raffle ticket number, some still are not yet registered, do it now at raffle@ copyshopnews.co.uk. We will have the draw on the 15th December and advise you all through our normal channels, see page 23 for news of the latest generous supplier prizes. 2011 will see one of our wildest dreams come true; Solar Printing will become a reality. Under pressure from EU 2020 targets we have partnered with Prosolar to generate our own renewable energy. Can you fit free solar panels? Check out this exclusive on page 27. More nominations please, for new kit or print services to be investigated over the Christmas break .Ideas are welcome from suppliers as well as print shop owners reviewing their 2011 investment opportunities. Peter, Raffles, Foulkes

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Print It! Winning Grammar School benefit from Duplo Trimmer Herschel Grammar School in Slough have been able to enhance their graphics room with the addition of an IDEAL 1080 trimmer donated by Duplo International as part of PrintIT!; the print-industry scheme aimed at encouraging print through UK education. The prize is as a result of year 9 student Jaye Sahota winning the PrintIT! award for “Best Understanding of Environmental Concerns” at the PrintIT! award ceremony at this years IPEX 2010. Laura Regazzacci, Technology College Coordinator at the school comments “We have already been using the guillotine in our graphics room. Pupils making models using thicker card have been finding this an accurate way to cut their materials. This involves them using a process that mirrors the print industry. They are also made aware of the hazards involved and how to protect themselves and others when it is in use and when it is not.” Print Finishing manufacturers Duplo have supported the PrintIT! scheme since its inception in 2005. Tony Lock, Managing Director Duplo UK comments “we see PrintIT! as an extremely important initiative that has began to show real tangible results within the print industry. Print is no longer just a trade, it is an exciting business sector encompassing all areas of media and communication, and PrintIT! puts that message out for all of us within the industry. We are again glad to see an education establishment making good use of our products, and ensuring students understand quality in the finished product from an early age.” All Herschel, graphic students entered the competition by submitting a portfolio of work that incorporated their research, design ideas and development for the promotion of Fair Trade products in supermarkets and all areas of the school are benefitting from the new trimmer. “Our technicians have also made use of the guillotine for larger scale cutting jobs, and our reprographics assistant is delighted to be able to use the guillotine to cut multiple copies of whole school publications. Overall we are as delighted with this award as we were to receive the Photoshop school licence that we won at the PrintIT! event” concludes Mrs. Regazzacci. The IDEAL 1080 is a high performance professional trimmer, mounted on its own steel frame and operated by foot pedal and offering a choice of blade angle –

A year 11 student who has been making full use of the guillotine recently, and has in fact become the ‘guardian’ of the machine during lessons, keeping it locked when not in use.

wide angle for thicker materials, sharply pointed narrow angle for paper and light cards. An 800mm cutting length provides versatility over sheets being cut and offers a real back up option to a guillotine in an inplant, school or commercial print operation. www.duplouk.com

Print Ireland and Sign & Digital Ireland announce new dates and venue for 2011

Print Ireland and Sign & Digital Ireland will take place on the 12 – 13 October 2011 at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin. Having conducted some extensive research the feedback firmly points towards having the show in October at a prime time in the buying season. In addition to that the show team have received a big thumbs up from exhibitors and visitors alike for the impressive purpose built Citywest Convention Centre because of its easy access from Dublin’s motorway network and good transport links. The new venue 4

boasts a well designed and easily accessible exhibition hall with free parking, along with hotel, conference and leisure facilities, including a golf course. The 2011 show is already taking shape with a high level of commitment. Don’t miss your chance to book your stand by getting in touch with Alex Dann on 0208 651 7091 or email alex.dann@fav-house.com. For more information on Print Ireland or Sign & Digital Ireland please visit the websites: www.print-ireland.com, www.signanddigitalireland.com Copy Shop News | December 2010-January 2011


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Christmas Carol Service for Printers

The BPIF has announced that this year’s ‘Christmas Carol Service’ for printers, will be held on Tuesday 14 December at 6.00pm. Along with the BPIF, The Stationers’ and Newspaper Makers’ Company, trade union Unite and The Newspaper Society will also be supporting the event. The congregation and St Bride’s Choir will sing both traditional and modern versions of Christmas Carols, and industry representatives will give a series of readings from the Nativity story. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served following the service. Everyone is welcome, however places are limited so all those who wish to attend should contact Heena Bulsara at the BPIF on (020) 7915 8338 or e-mail heena.bulsara@bpif.org.uk

Leading figures attend The Printing Charity’s 183rd Annual Luncheon Nearly 200 leading figures in the UK’s printing and publishing industries attended The Printing Charity’s 183rd Annual Luncheon at Stationers’ Hall, London, on 4 November. This year’s guest speaker, award winning journalist and media guru, Phil Hall began by entertaining the audience with anecdotes from his time as Editor of “News of World”. He went on to say that the internet is not necessarily the grim reaper for the printed word but newspapers have to realise that if they provide content for free they will kill the printed word. Hall argued that the internet can be an ally and cited the case of one national newspaper that is successfully serving up a very different online offering from its printed version. He said that the print industry should use the new media frontiers as an opportunity and not regard them as a barrier to future success.

The charity’s outgoing President, Michael Johnson, spoke about the charity’s achievements during his two year term, including its rebranding as The Printing Charity and the increased spend under its grants programme from £189,000 to £450,000 since 2008. He also thanked Robert McClements, Print Yorkshire’s Chief Executive, and Garrick Staples, who took part in the 2010 Peking to Paris Car Rally to raise money for the charity. The appointment of Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG, as the charity’s President for 2011 was announced at the event. Sir Christopher’s distinguished diplomatic career culminated in his appointment as Ambassador to the United States. He has also served as Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission. Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive of The Printing Charity, said: “Once again, those attending our Annual Luncheon, entered into the spirit by helping us to raise £2,920 through the table draw. We would especially like to thank Hello! Magazine for sourcing a fabulous range of prizes on our behalf and the print and publishing industries for supporting our 183rd Annual Luncheon.” www.theprintingcharity.org.uk

Paper Apprentices Steal the Show With five candidates being nominated for four different awards, the efforts of both the employers and employees of the paper industry shone through at the Proskills Awards 2010. There were nominations in the categories of A ‘ dvanced Apprentice of the Year’, A ‘ pprentice of the Year’, ‘Learner of the Year’ & ‘Union Learning Rep of the Year’. Out of the 5 nominations, 3 were then voted winners with 2 nominations coming worthy runners up. Terry Watts, CEO of Proskills UK commented “We have again been amazed by the accomplishments of the finalists who have shown what exceptional talent we have within the UK workforce and without exception all our finalists have made outstanding use of the opportunities presented to them”. The top award was shared by Ashley Allison of Chesapeake, Lanarkshire and Steven Harris from Aylesford Newsprint, Kent, who were both presented with the ‘Advanced Apprentice of the Year’ an award category sponsored by DS Smith. Ashley, an apprentice in carton manufacturing, is the first female employed to operate cut and crease machines in the company. Steven, a mechanical apprentice, is in his final year and had recently been promoted to hydraulics technician. Both of these apprentices are good examples of the benefits undertaking an apprenticeship can give. Ashley talked about her award, “I was shocked to be nominated because there are so many people working within the sector, but I can’t describe what it feels like to have actually won it, it’s one of the most important achievements I’ve made so far” The ‘Learner of the Year’ category which was sponsored by The Concrete Society, was awarded to John Clements, a section leader from DS Smith. John has excelled within the business by focusing on career progression and training opportunities. He has an appetite to learn and has taken every

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opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge to allow him to make an invaluable contribution to the company John Clements commented on winning the award for ‘Learner of the Year’, “I felt very proud to win this award, it’s been a busy year and I’ve had a lot of work on – so for me to win this award feels like a massive achievement. I just want to keep going with my career and continue learning, I’m really enjoying it at the moment and hopefully I will have more success in the future” Finalists included Ross Delgado (also of DS Smith) who narrowly missed out on the A ‘ pprentice of the

Year’ award, sponsored by the Glass Qualification Authority, and Timothy Heward from Glatfelter Lydney who was also nominated for the award of ‘Union Learning Rep of the Year’, an award sponsored by Unite the Union Terry Watts continued “Each finalist should be very proud of the achievements that they have made and the remarkable impact they are having in their workplaces”. Visit: www.proskills.co.uk. For further information about the awards, please contact: Terri Jones, Head of Marketing, Proskills UK, Email: Terri.jones@ proskills.co.uk. Tel: 01235 432 039

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Roland’s VersaCAMM VS-640 helps DVLC motor forward at higher speeds Not every company needs the benefits of special colours and effects in its wide format printer, and Washington based Discount Vehicle Lettering Company is a classic example of a business which relies on fast, regular and reliable output. When the Roland VersaCAMM VS-640 was brought to market, it wasn’t the metallic and white option which appealed to this North East display specialist but, instead, it was the 1.62m width and its ability to produce dual CMYK with precision contour cutting. Directors Mark and Helen Taylor are the brains behind the cannily named DVLC and its specialist services to the UK’s motor trade. The company was formed 14 years ago to cater for growing popularity of vehicle graphics and liveries and this incorporates computer-cut vinyl applications as well as full colour digital print. Steady growth has seen business grow and, when investment into new technology has become essential, the acquisition of the right machines has enabled increased production to take place seamlessly. A devotee of Roland DG’s systems for many years, DVLC has been using a SolJet Pro III XC-540 for the production of colourful and durable print and cut designs which are used to decorate every type of vehicle, from a single car through fleets of vans, to trailers and other modes of transport. This is complemented by showroom and forecourt point of sale applications, such as pop-up and roll-up banners, posters, window graphics and virtually every other type of display likely to be used by the motor trade. Short term displays for special events, such as sales promotions and special offers, can be designed and created along with longer life, durable applications which are able to handle the tough life to which vehicles are subjected on an everyday basis. Larger motor groups, agencies and fleet customers have become so accustomed to DVLC’s impeccable service and fast turn round that many now rely on the company’s dedicated on-line ordering system which allows clients to order new and replacement graphics quickly and efficiently. Because of the growth in demand for DVLC’s full colour applications, in the spring of 2010 the company recognised that it needed to invest in an additional print and cut solution to maintain its turn round and delivery criteria. As important as the quality of print was the accuracy in cutting, and both these essentials have now been realised since the purchase of the Roland VersaCAMM VS-640. The generous 1.62m width of this combined print and cut is deceptive because of its compact footprint, and its space saving attributes are complemented by low running costs and ability to run unattended. Knowing the high standards of Roland quality from its earlier unit, DVLC recognised that CMYK was more than adequate for its needs and decided to invest in the dual CMYK version of the machine. Print quality is only part of the story at DVLC, however, as Mark Taylor explains: “As well as being able to rely on consistent and accurate colour at

the highest throughput speeds, absolutely vital to us is that the machine can cut accurately. A combination printer/cutter needs to be able to maintain the highest tolerances, even on long rolls of media. There would be nothing worse than printing a job only to find that the cutting hasn’t maintained the correct registration in the production cycle. “When we went to try out the Roland VersaCAMM VS-640 with Roland’s partner, Signmaster, we really put the machine through its paces by giving it the most difficult samples to print and cut,” Taylor continues. “No matter how demanding we were with our test files, the unit refused to let us down and maintained the finest tolerances throughout. Its performance was outstanding and we decided, there and then, that this was the right machine for our company.” Helen Taylor comments on some of the other advantages that DVLC has discovered since installing the VS-640. “Because we print bi-directionally using dual CMYK, we’re able to output many jobs in what is essentially a draft mode, resulting in very fast throughput rates,” she says. “The new arrangement of the print-head and inks in this machine means there’s no banding even at the highest speed and lowest resolution, with solid vibrant colours and smooth graduated tints. The time savings are significant, with no compromise on end quality.” “We also find the life of the cartridges is astonishing,” Mark Taylor emphasises. “Unlike some ink-jet printers which appear to run out when they’re far from being empty, the VS-640’s options continue until the ink has genuinely been exhausted. The savings we’ve noticed are considerable, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the vertical cartridge design is partly responsible for this.” Since its launch, the modestly priced yet highly advanced Roland VersaCAMM VS-640 wide-format print and cut solution has been joined by three narrower models, the VS-540 (1.37m), the VS-420 (1.06m) and the VS-300 (762mm). All of these versatile solutions are available in three versions of CMYKLcLm plus metallic and white, standard six-colour (CMYKLcLm) and dual CMYK. “The flexibility in configurations of our VersaCAMM VS series is demonstrated clearly with the machine in daily use at Discount Vehicle Lettering Company. Quality, high speed output of CMYK is matched by exacting tolerances for precision contour-cutting,” states Mat Drake, print product manager at Roland DG (UK). “Although we are amazed at the innovative results being created with the metallic and white ink models, we don’t want to over-shadow the fact that this system is also absolutely perfect in environments where reliable four-colour printand-cut is the order of the day.” www.rolanddg.co.uk, tel: 0845 230 90 60

YMP – do you know it? Have you heard of the YMP organisation? Hopefully your answer was yes, many will recognise it, and will have been past members and I am sure would say it was an important learning experience in developing their printing career. Those of you that are not familiar, YMP has for over 80 years provided quality training and networking opportunities for young people who work in our industry. It is imperative that we give the next generation the skills and qualifications for the future of the industry. YMP can be a major factor in influencing their development and knowledge. Bringing together, trainees, potential managers, junior managers and printers with different skills and experiences, giving them all the opportunity to discuss and share their knowledge. Development is achieved with structured training programmes, company visits, business meetings, team building and a yearly conference. These are designed and geared to the personal requirements of the group and any business objectives of their companies. The next event in the YMP Calendar is going to be the National Conference and

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Training weekend, being held in Blackpool, 25th-27th February 2011. There are few places in the UK that can claim to be as iconic as Blackpool, a town that embodies many of those qualities attributed to Lancashire, enjoyment, friendship and honest hard work. It is against this background that the National Conference 2011 will strive to make it an occasion to remember. The usual fancy dress will be taking place on the Friday evening and we will be hitting the town dressed to kill. Starting the night off with traditional Fish and Chips, followed by a show with a difference! Can you really afford NOT to come to Blackpool, be there or miss out on what promises to be the conference to end all conferences. The training element to the conference is being repeated from a previous event, with AdFab, based around Marketing and Promotion. Those that attended the conference at Dunston Hall in Norwich 2005, will know exactly what to expect. Who can forget the very loveable late Tony Acton, bearing all for his team! For further information, visit. www.ymp.org.uk

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Colour Confidence wins SOTM

The winner of the December CSN coveted Site of the Month award goes to the all-inspiring www.colourconfidence.com – an independent source for the widest colour management range offering solutions from all the major manufacturers, including ColorVision, Pantone and X-Rite.

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HecK out tHe front page tabs to discover the wonderful world of colour management; Monitor Calibration, Printer Proofing, Input Proofing, Monitor Showroom, Viewing Booths, Pantone Books, Colour Charts, consumables, Software, Training and Consultancy. Register for the regular colour Confidence newsletters and enjoy: • Free educational resources, hints, tips and expert technical articles • Exclusive special offers and money saving promotions • Being first to see the latest product releases and industry developments • Invites to the latest special events and open days • Access to video demos and seeing the latest products in action • Access and registering for the latest interactive webinars • Advanced notification of forthcoming promotions Colour Confidence is a division of TypeMaker Ltd., which has been trading since 1985, with a dedicated, experienced team who have dealt with thousands of happy customers over the years. If you have any questions, they’re always happy to answer them. Staffed with people to help, fully trained and based in-house, you’ll get through to someone who understands the product range and can give an honest opinion based on your needs. Service doesn’t stop once you’ve placed your order. Colour Confidence offers comprehensive post-sales support on the phone, online and through their extensive, free to access Knowledgebase. Most lines are held in stock for same day dispatch and deliver by courier world wide; this service is both swift and secure. As a major player in the colour management market, Colour Confidence can secure the best prices on a massive range of solutions, and pass those savings onto their customers.

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new océ ColorStream 3500 simplifies transition from monochrome to full colour

ocÉ has announce the global debut of the Océ ColorStream 3500 high speed inkjet system, with a unique combination of CMYK output, fifth and sixth colour printing and simplex/duplex flexibility previously available only on Océ toner based continuous feed printers. The new Océ ColorStream 3500 product line extends the proven Océ JetStream inkjet series. In addition, the new system extends the reach of the Océ inkjet systems as a solution for mailstream environments to transition to full colour printing. The flexible full colour web press gives customers a reliable solution for transaction, TransPomo, direct mail, book and manual applications. The 3500 provides a modular offering in various single and twin configurations. The production and media flexibility contributes to a future proof system that simplifies the transition of applications and business models to more sophisticated documents with variable personalisation and smarter communication in colou. Users can chose from a combination of specialty inks, including MICR, along with CMYK printing to support the widest range of business opportunities. The broad range of standard and special papers between 60–160 g/m² ensures versatility for all types of printing requirements. The ColorStream 3500 system offers extreme productivity for users with volumes up to 12 million A4 pages per month on a single system or up to 24 million A4 images per month on a twin system. The system prints at75 metres per minute with a print width of 540 mm (21,25”). That translates to 505 A4-size ppm (537 letter) for a single unit or 1,010 A4-size ppm (1,070 letter) for a twin configuration, at 600 x 600 dpi resolution. With optional multilevel dot modulation, crisp details and smooth halftones can be produced at full rated speed. The Océ ColorStream 3500 system is the first high volume, full colour inkjet system that combines Océ DigiDot piezo electric drop-on-demand technology, Océ SRA MP controller power and the flexibility of Océ VarioStream L-, H- or U-shape twin configurations. Users can quickly switch from duplex to simplex printing without compromising productivity. While the majority of the digital print volume is still monochrome, the market is trending towards full colour plus additional colours. An entry level monochrome configuration of the Océ ColorStream 10

3500 system allows print providers to start with small colour volumes and just the same be prepared for future colour business. The transition to colour often comes gradually, and typically not all the print volume switches to full colour immediately. In the early stage, the majority of the volume remains monochrome, while a small but growing share switches to colour. The flexible Océ ColorStream 3500 system allows users to adapt the printing mode to match their pace of colour transition. A 5th or 6th colour is easily field-upgraded. A full colour OcéColorStream 3500 can be set up as monochrome only system when needed. In addition to Océ’s new high fidelity pigmented inkset for CMYK printing customers may add MICR or other specialty inks. The Océ ColorStream 3500 system encourages greater daily operational efficiency through its high ease of use for the operator. Printer operators can manage the inkjet system as easily as their existing continuous feed devices through wide operator intervention spaces inside the system, easy to adjust sensors, paper feed support and the familiar Océ GUI look and feel.

The 3500 was specifically designed for suitability and coexistence with their toner based systems. Its size, weight, power requirements and modular set-up allow the Océ ColorStream 3500 to be installed in almost all environments. Print and data centres can migrate to high volume full colour inkjet production with minimum impact on existing infrastructure and workflow. The traditional right-to-left printing direction of toner based continuous feed systems was chosen for the Océ ColorStream3500 system for easier integration into existing paper logistics. Printed rolls leave the printer on the same side as they do on toner based machines. The Océ ColorStream 3500 system was introduced at the Canon Expo in Tokyo.The first Océ ColorStream 3500 placement is planned for early 2011, with general availability by mid 2011. In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras,optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. www.canon.com, www.oce.com

first hP Designjet Z6200 goes into newcastle printers altHougH beta test and demonstrations models have been in circulation for the last couple of weeks, large format digital printer company, The Rip, placed the first UK order for the brand new Designjet Z6200 printer recently. Delivery and installation of the new 60” model takes place this month. Word of mouth is still possibly one of the best forms of marketing, especially with a product that had only just been launched. A testament to the relationship The Rip and supplier CWE Solutions have is their ability to communicate effectively and The Rip are due to reap the benefits of this early news. John Laidler, Managing Director of The Rip explains, “We were looking to replace some of our ageing printers and were already impressed with the quality, performance and durability of the HP Designjet range. Recommendations from our supplier on the Z6200 mean that we get the best we possibly can right from the outset.” In production the new Z6200 will enable higher production at better quality, with lower ink consumption. The Z6200 claims not just to be an upgrade to the Z6100; new elements include higher production speeds, wider colour gamut and improved print quality, particularly on backlit film. New technologies include new print heads, new inks and updated third generation Omas media sensor; a powerful combination producing a throughput of up to 140sqm per hour and saleable output three and a half times faster than rival machines of comparable quality. www.cwesolutions.co.uk

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NEW PRODUCTS

Corel Introduces Small Business Edition of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Corel Corporation has launched the Small Business Edition of its award winning CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5. Priced at just £ 579 excluding VAT and allowing the installation on up to three individual systems, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Small Business Edition delivers substantial cost savings of up to 50%. This latest package of professional graphics applications provides small businesses and start ups with everything they need to create eye catching graphics and materials: from distinctive logos and signs to striking marketing collaterals, letterheads, business cards and attention grabbing web graphics. The suite allows multiple employees to easily import and share content using leading file compatibility. Useful learning materials and 100s of professional templates make the journey to professional graphics illustration, layout and digital image editing quick, easy and effective. Moreover, the version incorporates a built in content search tool, new colour management tools, and new and enhanced drawing tools to streamline the design workflow. “An independent research recently commissioned by Corel has shown that 88% of decision makers in small businesses recognise the importance of good branding”, said Petter Nordwall, Director International Product Management at Corel. “Nevertheless, many small businesses put up barriers to unleashing their full brand potential by having low budgets or using design software that is too complex. With our CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Small Business Edition we can help these companies to create and enhance their brand awareness in a convenient and cost effective way.” In addition to the three serial numbers, each copy contains CorelDRAW X5, Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5, Corel PowerTRACE X5, Corel CAPTURE X5, Corel CONNECT, supporting applications such as PhotoZoom Pro 2 and SWiSH miniMax2, 350 professionally designed template, 10,000 high quality clipart and digital images, 2,000 new and updated vehicle templates, 1,000 high resolution digital photos, 1,000 OpenType fonts including 75 Windows Glyph List 4 (WGL4) fonts and 10 engraving fonts. Moreover, the software includes a printed full colour Getting Started Guide plus two hours of training and videos. For more information about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Small Business Edition, please visit www.corel.com/coreldrawsbe.

Nova Direct Mail launches Smellymail Nova Direct Mail, a leader in direct marketing, has raised the bar with the launch of ‘Smellymail’, scented direct mailers to stimulate the senses. Smellymail combines the latest personalised direct mail techniques using variable data and digital printing, with fragranced mailers to create unique, impactful mail pieces. Established in 1991, Nova Direct Mail has an outstanding record as an innovator in direct mail. The company has a high level of expertise in data acquisition and cleansing, graphic design and fulfilment. Smellymail is just the latest in a series of trend setting developments offered by the company. Personalised direct mailers created using the latest digital variable data output can be fragranced with over 50 different scents to create a mail piece that demands attention. Smellymail can be combined with unique web microsite landing page so that rec ipients can go online to see an offer tailored directly for them. Commenting on the launch of Smellymail, Andy Fry, Managing Director of Nova Direct Mail said, “Our customers want direct mail campaigns that work and produce results. Smellymail delivers that with maximum personalised impact. We have a lot of customers in the travel industry and the possibilities that Smellymail opens for them are only limited by the imagination. Smellymail is going to be a huge success.” For further information contact: Andy Fry, Nova Direct Mail, tel: 01444 231400 sales@novadirectmail.co.uk, www.novadirectmail.co.uk December 2010-January 2011 | Copy Shop News

Roland DG simplifies the route to wide format options

Because of the increasing levels of interest from the commercial print sector wanting to move into wide format inkjet production, Roland DG is now offering succinct and practical information on a dedicated microsite located at www. rolanddg.co.uk/RCM2. This forward thinking manufacturer of versatile inkjet systems has also produced a special printed guide explaining the benefits of wide format production, and this is available free of charge via the same web page. As a long established manufacturer of reliable, high quality production systems for the digital arena, Roland DG has always reacted positively with emerging markets for its technology. The company’s latest print and cut solutions echo the burgeoning requirements of the commercial print sector and, consequently, offset litho businesses, packaging specialists and proofing houses are amongst those increasingly turning to Roland’s wide format inkjet solutions. The potential for new avenues of creativity has now moved far beyond simple poster production into increasingly versatile applications which fit the remit of each commercial segment, with new opportunities made possible with the flexibility of durable inks and special finishes. “Although familiar with display production, the general print sector falls outside the categories usually associated with wide format digital print, such as sign makers, photolabs and digital bureaus,” explains Brett Newman, Roland DG (UK)’s Technical Director. “This is the reason why we have developed a new area on our web site for the commercial side of the industry which, currently, is looking to invest in inkjet technology. “In addition to outlining our product portfolio, we’re also offering our valuable free guide which includes all the information needed when considering the purchase of a wide format machine,” continues Newman. “Print companies already have the production skills; now we can help them make the transition into all areas of short run digital output, including colour matched proofing, labels and packaging prototyping, as well as signs, displays, point of sale and a wealth of additional innovative applications.” Roland DG believes that, as well as offering the print and cut technology needed for the production of wide format output, companies established in other sectors of the printing industry also want to know how to maximise their investments into inkjet. Today’s end customers increasingly want to use a single supplier for all print requirements, and Roland’s “Ten reasons to get into wide format digital print” endorses the benefits and opportunities available to the commercial sector and its existing client base. The choice of eco-solvent-based and UV-curable ink formulations also brings with it the ability to print specialist applications which feature unusual textures and finishes. Roland’s VersaCAMM VS quartet of solutions is available in a range of sizes and offers metallic and white ink options, whilst the VersaUV LEC-330 and LEC-540 both use flexible UV-curable chemistry, a highly opaque white and a versatile clear varnish, along with LED curing. Both product families include precision contour cutting to exacting tolerances, and all Roland printers are supplied with the versatile VersaWorks RIP. www.rolanddg.co.uk/RCM2, telephone: 0845 230 90 60 11


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Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) has introduced Open Bee Scan Viewer, a simple and easy to use software solution which enables users to scan documents using Konica Minolta’s bizhub range of multifunctionals and upload scanned documents to an easily accessible digital archive. Ideal for midsized companies with document intensive workflows, Open Bee Viewer is a web based interface solution package that uploads and stores documents direct from the scanner bed to an online archive. Using a web browser,

an unlimited number of users can access the archive where documents can then be searched, retrieved and downloaded with minimal effort. Open Bee Viewer is designed to be operable for non-technical users, so Konica Minolta has ensured that on screen prompts guide users through the easy to follow process. All major document file formats are supported including PDF, TIFF, Word and Excel, so once a document is scanned it can then be saved in the relevant format to the archive. Logical archiving with a Windows folder structure and web based search engine capabilities ensures quick and simple retrieval. Open Bee Scan Viewer is part of the Konica Minolta Solutions Portfolio, a comprehensive range of software solutions including applications developed by Konica Minolta and a number of ‘best of breed’ solutions produced by third party developers, supplied and supported by Konica Minolta. The aim is to cover the entire print management process: origination, workflow, fulfilment and archiving. The marriage of networked bizhub multifunctional systems with software solutions provides total document workflow management. Commenting on the introduction of Open Bee Viewer, Mat Stanley, Head of the Professional Services & Solutions Group at Konica Minolta (UK) said, “Open Bee is an end to end solution which enables users to efficiently capture and store documents via their bizhub to an online archive. The archive is designed for users of all abilities offering simple and reliable retrieval of information. Using Open Bee users will have the benefit of a centralised document storage facility, providing greater synergy and collaboration between teams, departments and offices, even if based in different locations.” www.konicaminolta.co.uk

Lefa Print invest in Duplo Double Litho and digital printer LEFA Print have enhanced their digital finishing capability with the addition of a DC-645 Cutter/Slitter/ Creaser and Digital System 445 Booklet maker from Duplo. The Kent based company, established in 1962 and acquired in 2000, were looking for “as much automation and quick set-up in our finishing, to really maximise the investment of our digital presses” according to Ed Arthur, Managing Director. The history of LEFA has seen steady growth over its early years, accelerated by a spell of multi acquisitions in 2007 which saw a collection of local printers purchased with a multitude of plant equipment. “After the acquisitions, our strength was firmly in the litho area with the type of plant equipment and customers we inherited. Steadily we have grown our digital business of which many of our traditional customers are migrating toward. As this growth increased, it was clear that we could not continue running short run work on our litho-led finishing equipment”. “We were looking for automation, precision without compromising production speeds. So we picked up the phone to Duplo.” Duplo’s DC-645 combines multiple finishing 12

functions in a single machine, slitting, cutting and creasing documents in one pass. The machine also features registration mark reader which alleviates the effect of image shift, and a barcode reader for automatic job recognition. Many of these features attracted LEFA to the product as Mr. Arthur explains; “We were starting with a blank sheet of paper, and we were after a ‘catch all’ machine, and the DC-645 met our needs. It was firstly driven by repeat business card work, but the machine is so versatile we now run postcards, business promotional material and brochures on the machine. Duplo kit is so easy to run, our press operators can look after the presses and the finishers too.” The Digital System 445 is a booklet maker with inline square back module, which LEFA are using to minimise set up times by creasing and three knife trimming work all in one pass. “It really makes a difference not having to trim the top and tail and offline crease a job before it goes into the booklet maker. With the Duplo we can go from press to booklet maker in one step. This enables us to turn around short run work in the same amount of time it would take to just set up our larger stitchers in the litho area. It has made a real difference to our digital service,” Arthur concludes. www.duplouk.com Copy Shop News | December 2010-January 2011


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Hybrid announce new Mimaki FineCut80 cutting software

Konica Minolta’s ‘Small but Mighty’ bizhub promotion

The latest version of Mimaki’s powerful plug in cutting software is now available and is compatible with both Adobe Illustrator CS5 (on Mac and PC) and CorelDRAW! X5 on PC. The software adds sign making functionality to popular industry standard software applications and fits seamlessly into standard workflows. With significant performance upgrades over the previous version, it comes bundled free of charge with the full range of Mimaki’s cutters and integrated printer/cutters. For existing users of previous versions of Mimaki FineCut, a free upgrade is available via UK & Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd’s website and for those wishing to try it out, a 60 day licensed version can also be downloaded free of charge. Mimaki FineCut enables contour cut paths to be created from both bitmap and vector images, automates the print and cut process when used in combination with the Mimaki RasterLink Pro RIP software and provides powerful cutting tools for both coloured vinyl cutting and print and cut workflows. Hybrid’s marketing manager, Duncan Jefferies describes the update as “…a valuable revision to the software.” “Mimaki FineCut is a powerful application,” he says, “and the latest version ensures cross platform and package compatibility alongside some feature rich development.” To access the download or to try the software out for free, visit www.hybridservices.co.uk and click ‘News’ from where there are links to the appropriate pages.

QuarkXPress 8.5 now available as a free update QuarkXPress 8.5 is a free update to Quark’s graphic design and page layout software that is available to all QuarkXPress 8 users. The updates in QuarkXPress 8.5 include support for Microsoft Word DOCX for the first time, updated and new PANTONE colour libraries, an automatic software updater, and a number of resolved issues.

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• DOCX import and export: DOCX is the new XML-based file format for Microsoft Word that was introduced by Microsoft with Microsoft Office 12 and replaced .doc files. QuarkXPress 8.5 now allows users to import and export DOCX (.docx) formats, allowing for greater flexibility when working with the latest file format. • Quark Updater: It is now easier for users to stay current with QuarkXPress updates. Version 8.5 includes an updater that automatically checks for and downloads new QuarkXPress software as it is released. • PANTONE library updates: QuarkXPress 8.5 includes updated PANTONE PLUS colour libraries that were released in May 2010. Users can now choose from new libraries, including: PANTONE CMYK; PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE; PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS (Coated & Uncoated); PANTONE PREMIUM METALLICS CHIPS (Coated) In addition to increased flexibility and functionality, QuarkXPress 8.5 continues Quark’s commitment to stability and reliability by regularly resolving a number of user-reported issues. A list of the most anticipated issues addressed and resolved, which include Snow Leopard compatibility, PDF export, and Quark Publishing System integration with Job Jackets, can be found here: www.8.quark. com/en/techinfo/known_issues.html To learn more about QuarkXPress 8.5 and to try a fully-functional 60-day Test Drive version visit: www.8.quark.com.

Following on from the recent launch of the Konica Minolta bizhub C35, Konica Minolta has launched an exciting new opportunity for new and existing customers to win one of these fantastic new devices. The new bizhub C35 offers all the sophisticated functionality of the outstanding bizhub colour range, but with a small footprint, making it ideal where space is at a premium. With its print, copy, scan and fax capabilities as standard, the multifunctional bizhub C35 can serve as a single, central hub for small businesses and workgroups. Output speed is a brisk 30 pages per minute for both colour and black and white. Four lucky prospective customers now have the opportunity to win a bizhub C35 in a prize draw. The campaign is highly focused on the theme ‘Small but Mighty’, emphasising the fast speed and functionality of the C35 whilst boasting its comparatively small footprint. Konica Minolta has set up a dedicated online microsite for entry into the prize draw with full terms and conditions at: www.konicaminolta.co.uk/mighty For Konica Minolta, Malcolm Smith said, “The bizhub C35 is a breakthrough product offering big system features in a compact design, but still available to customers on a cost per copy price plan from Konica Minolta direct and through its authorised dealership network. The campaign that we are running emphasises the innovative nature of the bizhub C35 and its ‘Small but Mighty’ capabilities. We look forward to presenting four bizhub C35s to the lucky winners of the prize draw.” E-mail: info@konicaminolta.co.uk, web: www.konicaminolta.co.uk

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DIGITAL IMAGING

New Year High Resolution

The science of capturing images of the world around us has been active for a long time, over a thousand years in fact, but developments in the last ten and probably the next ten are the most radical ever, and with the most implications for our industry. Martin Christie writes…

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lthough photography is recorded as having a hundred and fifty years of history, the principle of projecting images by opitical means so they could be viewed by others was understood and apparently demonstrated over a millenia ago in Persia, modern day Iraq, once a cradle of advanced science while England was disputing ownership with the Vikings. Centuries later this technique enabled the images to be traced on to paper and thus produce in effect the first colour copies. The only limitation of this system was that the images were projected — by simple physics — upside down. It took the development of lenses and mirrors designed for other uses to be adapted to correct this, and create the camera obscura, a popular Victorian visitor entertainment. Thus advances in one area benefit another and progress leaps forward. At a similar time others were working on the regular reproduction of images using chemical reactions affected by the application of light. The Englishman Fox Talbot is widely regarded as the father of conventional — I nearly used the word “modern” no longer appropriate for the process — photography for producing pictures on reactive coated paper, although it emerges that a Frenchman had actually managed the trick a decade before. His use of bitumen as a coating and lavender oil for processing along with an eight hour exposure made the process somewhat impractical for commercial use however. I start with this little preamble into history to reflect on where we are now, with modern photographic imaging being almost universally digital, and where we are going. When you are working with print on demand from day to day you are entirely reactive to customer input and therefore unlikely to see the wood when you are surrounded by trees. Getting away for a day to visit Canon’s Pro Solutions at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington was a chance to see the wider landscape. The second year of this event, Canon effectively picked up a bouncing ball dropped by Nikon, who should take some credit for originating a

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professional exhibition incorporating hardware, software, practical demonstrations and advice seminars. It’s all very well having a showcase of printing and finishing machinery and their output, but an equal amount of attention needs to be directed to the input and the handling of it which is just as relevant to the copy shop. Canon are perhaps in a better position than most manufacturers having a broad range of devices from cameras, scanners and projectors, to copiers and large format printers, but they also brought other industry service suppliers to the event underlining that these days no one has the complete solution. A co-operation with other complimentary agents is a mutually beneficial policy. As a representative said to me off the record “We seem to have lost a lot of the we know everything arrogance that used to be part of promotions”. This can only be to the good of those of us who have to trial and ultimately pay for the products. One trend that is certain is that the home consumer will increasingly have technology that was previously the preserve of the professional. Even

basic digital cameras will take bigger pictures, video quality and popularity will increase, and realistic 3D images are not far away. The challenge for the print shop, as ever, will be to do things the customer can’t do conveniently from home. Fortunately, the convenience of electronic information and image transfer has not replaced the need for hard copy, and the satisfaction of a quality print is still preferred over a

projection on a flickering light screen, though the day of the three dimensional printer in the regular work place may be not that far away. One of the buzz phrases in photography at the moment is High Dynamic Range or HDR for short. As an effect, this is nothing really new, it has just been given a boost by the ease with which it can be done on the computer rather than labouring in the darkroom. One of the more popular ways it is

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DIGITAL IMAGING being done in digital photography is by merging three otherwise identical images with different exposures to produce one final result with a wider tonal range than any of the three individual. If you are a keen digital photographer you can find loads of current HDR images, tips and advice by using a search engine, along with software that will make the process simple for the amateur, and as a printer it’s worth a look so you can be a step ahead of some picky customer who arrives at the shop counter with his or her latest creation. It’s not rocket science, although many of the obsessive anoraks may try and make it so. We know from experience in printing that there is a high contrast between the lightest and the darkest point of any one image. Reducing the contrast enables the tonal range to be extended, whether in colour or greyscale, to produce something more intense overall. This can be good or bad, depending on the talents and the artistic interpretation of the creator, as many examples on the internet will prove. The purists claim that only images created from RAW compilations are true HDR images, but the effect can be simulated in both Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, and is currently popular in many magazines and adverts. It shouldn’t produce a major issue for printing, although some colours may need the wider gamut of large format inkjet printers to reproduce faithfully. The examples here are taken from three RAW originals, shot on a tripod to ensure an exact set of triplets, and with exposure bracketed both over and under the central correctly exposed one. These three are then pasted together using an HDR processor in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites. They are not heavily processed but just to show the effect. Other customers may be much more adventurous. There may also be some issues buried deep in file saving if the customer is not aware of issues in saving for print. Generally HDR files output as Tiffs, but there may well be a variance with the colours of a Jpeg output, for example, which has been saved for website display. As ever, what the customer can see on the screen and what we can reproduce on paper is the main point of possible

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contention. Nothing new there. Just another digital issue to be aware of. Moving on from paper, we had a chance to road test a Mimaki UJF 3042 printer that prints on all sorts of things from golf balls to toilet seats ! We didn’t get to try all of the print surfaces. That would have taken a longer trial and taken up a lot of probably error, but it was an interesting challenge all the same. When I heard we were getting an A3 printer on trial I was expecting something that would fit on a desktop, but when it came out of the box and needed four men to carry it, I had to think again. If you’ve only got a standard, copier width doorway, think again. Unless you are going to take a window out, and clear a bit of space, the Mimaki is not for you. It will also need a decent ventilation system to sort out local fumes. It’s heavy -120 kg — because it’s build solidly — industrial strength — and it’s wide — over a metre long and nearly a metre wide — because it has a carriage that is driven back and forth and needs room to move. When it does fire up, it does so with a remarkable selection of noises and automated actions that give it a life of its own. Inevitably, with its size and complication, the Mimaki looks a bit daunting at first. In fact it’s also a bit daunting at second and third glance as well. Its heavy four colour inks need a daily maintenance schedule to prevent them clogging heads and other vital parts. The push button interface on the machine console has a number of functions not familiar on any other type of printer, and the software RIP has a sometimes confusing selection of print settings and options. I point these things out, not to criticise the machine but to forewarn anyone thinking of an impulse purchase that this is not a simple plug and play. You cannot just load it up, press green for go and walk away. This baby will require your full attention. Copy shop type printing up to A3 is comparatively straight forward. It’s constrained by the size of the paper and the drum, so you can’t easily make a mistake. Once you move up to large format roll printing, where the target size can vary, and both the media and the print heads move, there’s a lot more

to go wrong. With the Mimaki, this is taken a big step further because you need to direct the inks to a precise spot, using an accurate template or measurement, on a platform that moves up and down as well as backward and forward. The heads move from side to side like a conventional inkjet printer, the main difference being an ultra-violet light source that cures the inks as soon as they are laid so that items are not only dry to touch but hardened for scratch resistance. The platform on which the items to be printed are laid can be raised or lowered precisely to clear the moving heads, and can cope with anything up to 5cm deep. The height needs to be set carefully: too high and heads may foul or too low and ink spray will spill around the edges. When printing the platform is drawn by a motor below the moving heads. It’s a piece of sophisticated synchronisation as much mechanical as it is digital. But that’s also why the printer has to be operated with care and attention. It needs a human eye to oversee the action and all the functional operations that need to be set before you can press the go button. The printer can, in theory, print on anything shallow enough to fit into its A3 sized pan, and with a regular smooth surface, as long as the ink will take to it. And that includes a huge variety of things which don’t require a special coating, as well as some that do. All sorts of promotional gifts,

particularly short run individualised products for local traders, are among the target client base for this printer. Pens, lighters, fridge magnets and the like which previously would be sent out for minimum run-type orders can be handled as well as one offs like the complete surface of a laptop, or a block of wood. It can also print directly onto clear acetate for signs or more artistic creations. Although essentially a conventional CMYK four colour printer, the Mimaki is also able to print white as a base or overprint to add vibrance to images. Once you’ve sorted out the templates for the individual pieces and sorted out colour profiles and other print settings, it should be relatively straight forward as the settings can be saved and used again. Just drop in the new artwork, and away you go, just remembering to place the blanks the right way up ! Not a machine for the average copy shop, perhaps, but a very impressive and adaptable piece of kit.

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Antalis McNaughton’s Sign and Display division has launched Antacote Lite, a 100% recyclable retail hanging signage solution that combines ecology with dimensional stability. Antacote Lite offers all of the benefits and printability of traditional foam centred products such as flatness, good rigidity, lightweight and excellent dimensional stability, but unlike the polystyrene or rigid polyurethane foam (PUR) centred alternatives Antacote Lite is 100% recyclable and

PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) accredited. Antacote Lite was developed by Antalis McNaughton in conjunction with Germany’s KATZ Group, an internationally renowned manufacturer of recyclable wood pulp products, to meet the increasing corporate responsibility needs of the retail sector and as such has attracted significant interest from several leading international retail supermarket chains. Chris Green, market manager for Antalis McNaughton says: “Antacote Lite offers a genuine environmental solution for hanging signage. It’s more environmentally friendly than using foam boards, but also much stronger and lighter and unlike standard display board or corrugated products used in retail hanging signage, Antacote Lite remains flat and dimensionally stable.” All raw materials produced by The KATZ Group are fully recyclable and biodegradable which means that Antacote Lite can be fully recycled along with standard paper and board waste. In addition to

helping to reduce landfill, the more environmentally astute retailers have taken to selling the end of life board for recycling purposes. One such major retailer reported a £250,000 saving on waste management following its move to Antacote Lite. “Antacote Lite is a welcome addition to our ever growing portfolio of environmentally beneficial products and strengthens our commitment to meeting our customers’ corporate responsibility requirements,” says Mr. Green. “We take our responsibility to the environment seriously and have successfully integrated environmental management into our entire range of business activities. This means our procurement policy states that wherever possible we uphold our corporate responsibility to the environment by selecting recycled products; products with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) schemes; and biodegradable products and greener plastic alternatives.” www.antalis.co.uk

Cyclus – a world of no co2mpromise

Arjowiggins Graphic has announced the launch of an innovative direct marketing campaign – NO CO2mpromise – targeted at designers and corporations. A dedicated website has also been created www.cyclus.dk. The campaign, which follows Arjowiggins Graphic’s support of last year’s United Nations Climate Change talks in Copenhagen (COP15), consists of five mailers printed on the highly sustainable Cyclus range. The Cyclus range is manufactured at the Dalum paper mill in Denmark from 100% recycled fibres and requires only one fifth of the energy used to produce virgin fibres. All the residual products throughout the supply chain are reused • 60% of waste paper collected is turned into usable fibres • 37% that is unsuitable for paper production is used as raw material in the production of cement • 2% of unusable material is sent to the nearby power station 24

• 1% is biological sludge and used as agricultural fertiliser In 2007 the mill introduced a wood chip burning bio-mass energy plant which made the mill virturally carbon neutral and reduced CO2 emissions by 55,000 tonnes compared to 2006. The surplus energy from the bio fuelled boiler and the steam system is recovered and supplied as district heating to the local neighbourhood of 3500 households. This is an ongoing project which will increase the supply of green energy generated from Dalum Mill to 7000 households in 2011 due to the industry leading environmentally focused manufacturing processes in place at the paper mill. The paper’s strong sustainable qualities offer no compromise on carbon emissions, the environment or quality. In order to communicate this message Arjowiggins Graphic has created five mailers that will be printed on Cyclus and delivered together in a Cyclus envelope. The theme of four of the mailers centres on communities that visually communicate their values with no compromise. The Manga, Tattoo, Viking and Rockabilly communities all live their passions through the way that they dress and the activities they undertake. Each mailer will detail the history of the group and include facts and information about events that members attend. They will also include a case study asking what sacrifices they have made to maintain their lifestyle and the different reactions that their distinctive appearances have provoked. A fifth mailer focuses on the manufacturing process at Dalum and the benefits of using Cyclus for print jobs. Each mailer will be printed on different finishes and grades of Cyclus to showcase the excellent print results that can be achieved using this range. The mailers will be distributed by Antalis McNaughton, Premier Beswick and Paperback As a call to action, a response card is included, allowing recipients to request a full size poster of

Swedish Rockabilly model Tifa Delone. They will also have the opportunity to sign up to a Cyclus newsletter that will focus on the campaign. Alternatively it is possible to request the poster and sign up to the newsletter online at www.cyclus.dk. Signing up online automatically enters the participant into a free prize drawn to win a No CO2mpromise t-shirt – 10 t-shirts will be given away each week until the 15th December. www.cyclus.dk has been created specifically for this campaign and includes: • Additional information about the communities • Full details of the campaign • The online response function to claim the poster etc • A quiz to see if designers themselves compromise in their daily lives Angela De Vorchik, UK Operational Marketing Manager at Arjowiggins Graphic comments “By using recycled papers, such as Cyclus, designers, printers and companies have the opportunity to extend the message of no compromise on the environment to the wider public and this campaign will encourage them to do so.We are the first paper manufacturer to provide all our customers with detailed information about the green credentials of our papers. Environmental declarations are available for all of our product range to inform customers of the stock’s carbon footprint, energy consumption and water consumption.” Arjowiggins Graphic is also the first paper company to develop the environmental benefit statements. Designers, printers and businesses can request statements to show figures about the equivalent reduction in landfill for any given print job using recycled paper (compared to non recycled paper). The statement can be integrated into documents to highlight CSR commitments with a summary of how using recycled stocks has reduced the environmental impact through measures such as water, energy, carbon dioxide consumption and wood. Copy Shop News | December 2010-January 2011


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CARBon TRuST STAnDARD LAunCheS new SeRVICe tHe Carbon Trust Standard Company has made it easier and more cost effective for the UK’s 4.8 million SMEs to cut their carbon footprints, save money and gain the respected Carbon Trust Standard. A UK first, the new service comes at a time when a ‘perfect storm’ of factors – from rising energy prices to looming regulatory controls – are making carbon-cutting an imperative whatever the size or shape of your enterprise. SMEs account for 45% of business energy use according to government statistics and are widely recognised as having a vital role to play in the UK drive to cut carbon emissions and foster a low carbon economy. Despite this potential, a lack of time, money and resources has so far prevented many from taking action to cut their carbon emissions. To address this need, the new Carbon Trust Standard online application process is specifically designed to enable small and growing businesses to be assessed and certified cost effectively against the requirements of the Carbon Trust Standard. The new service is available to organisations with an energy spend of up to £50,000. While household names such as Marks & Spencer, Microsoft and Boots are among the more than 400 businesses that have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard so far, only 17 are SMEs. The Carbon Trust Standard Company’s new online application service will enable many more SMEs to reap the same commercial rewards as their bigger brothers by helping them easily and rapidly quantify their footprint and enabling them to enhance their environmental credentials by demonstration their carbon measurement and reduction performance. Harry Morrison, General Manager of the Carbon Trust Standard Company, said: “When added together the potential for savings by SMEs could be up to £1.1 billion

so carbon management is fast becoming a business imperative. To help them act they need tailored expert help to do the right thing and reap the business benefits. Our new assessment and certification service is a great way from Roland for small and growing companies to accurately assess and benchmark their carbon performance, support their ongoing carbon reduction programmes and most importantly independently certify and promote their carbon saving achievements to key stakeholders. “The new online service is convenient and relatively low cost VS Series to deliver making it more affordable and easier for SMEs to tackle their carbon management performance alongside their Now with other priorities.” Roland OnSupport SMEs - from a range of industry sectors - helped to validate the tool via a pilot scheme. On average they have cut their Sends emails to your carbon footprint by over 7%, saved nearly 5 tonnes CO2e and inbox or mobile when now benefit from independent certification of their carbon performance by the Carbon Trust Standard Company. prints are finished or ink Simon Harvey, Managing Director at the accounting is low so you can get software specialists, Benchmark Software, said: “There is on with running growing evidence to support the commercial and financial your business benefits of being more carbon efficient. In our experience, large organisations are increasingly responsible for the carbon in their supply chain and expect their suppliers to have environmental policies and be actively reducing their emissions. In addition, our customers are becoming more savvy and discerning and expect us to do business in a more ethical and sustainable way. The Carbon Trust Sticker o.uk _Fina@l_ Standard certification gives us that opportunity to nddg.c rola1 P i.perry hed BST b Finis communicate out environmental credentials with integrity erfect.ka :53:26 Jo p ] 13 S d O 10 [R f mber 20 te 16 Sep to those that matter.” port On Sup Anyone wishing to find out more about the service for SMEs, or to register, can visit www.carbontruststandard. com/sme.

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We were recently lucky enough to have one of the latest Mimaki printers on trial and were amazed at all the promotional items we were able to produce. A particular favourite was this magnetic bottle opener which houses openers for both screw and flip top bottles and lives happily on the fridge door. This A3 size printer can print on anything up to 2 inches thick, and because it’s a cold cure process can handle items that would otherwise melt or crumple. There’s also a primer solution which can be used to make any surface, including metal, suitable for printing. Do check out Martin’s column on page 20 for a full report and contact the Mimaki exclusive distributors; www.hybridservices. co.uk 01270 501 900 December 2010-January 2011 | Copy Shop News

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We do believe in practicing what we preach so here you will see the two pop up banners featured in November’s CSN from www.wherethetradebuys. co.uk standing in our yard. Now maybe we are surrounded by some cheapskates, Scrooges, or giving them the benefit of the doubt they don’t like messy pine needles but to date, and bearing in mind we only put them up mid November, we have had two customers order the pop-up Christmas tree to be personalised as their corporate Christmas trees to be neatly packed away and used year upon year!

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Like cheese? Like jokes? You’ll love these. Which cheese would you use to entice a grizzly down from a mountain? Camembert. What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho cheese. Which cheese is made backwards? Edam

Are you sober? The answer to this question will determine whether you are drunk or not. ‘Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?’

Glass Act The factory foreman inspected the shipment of crystal vases leaving the plant, and approached his new packer. He put his arm around the man’s shoulder and said, “Well, Ole, I see you did what I asked. Stamped the top of each box, ‘This Side Up, Handle With Care.’ “Yes sir,” the worker replied. “And just to make sure, I stamped it on the bottom too.”

Frankinsteine and Merth Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in Europe, as it happens, near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late, and raining very hard. Bob could barely see 20 feet in front of the car. Suddenly the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car, but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a tree. Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his wife unconscious, with her head bleeding! Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to carry her to the nearest phone. Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road. After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming from an old, large house. He approaches the door and knocks. A minute passes. A small, hunched man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts, “Hello, my name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife Betty. We’ve been in a terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please use

Never say anything bad about an old dog,

your phone?” “I’m sorry,” replied the hunchback, “but we don’t have a phone. My master is a doctor; come in and I will get him!” Bob brings his wife in. An elegant man comes down the stairs. “I’m afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had a basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory.” With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table. After a brief examination, Igor’s master looks worried. “Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion.” Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail. Bob and Betty Hill are no more. The Hills’ deaths upset Igor’s master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his grand piano. For it is here that he has always found solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting, melody fills the house. Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty’s hand twitch, keeping time to the haunting piano music. Stunned, he watches as Bob’s arm begins to rise, marking the beat! He is further amazed as Betty sits straight up! Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory. He bursts in and shouts to his master: “Master, Master! The Hills are alive with the sound of music!”

Don’t Get me started Knock-Knock Who’s there? Dwayne. Dwayne who? Dwayne the tub I’m drowning!

No Brainer A cannibal entered the meat market to buy something nice for dinner. The owner greeted him and told him to look around. The cannibal began to inspect the meat case and noticed the market specialised in brain. Upon further inspection he noticed a

until you have walked a mile in his shoes.

marked disparity between the costs of brain meats. A carpenter’s brain sells for £1.50 per pound. A plumber’s brain sells for £2.25 per pound. He noticed with alarm that a salesman’s brain sells for £375.00 a pound. With not a little curiosity he asked the owner why the huge difference in price between the similar meats. The owner responded with a deadpan look on his face, “Do you realise how many salesmen it takes to get a pound of brains?

Small Accident My darling husband, Before you return from your trip I just want to let you know about the small accident I had with the truck when I turned into our driveway. Fortunately it’s not too bad and I really didn’t get hurt, so please don’t worry too much about me. I was coming home from shopping and when I turned into the driveway I accidentally pushed down on the accelerator instead of the brake. The garage door is slightly bent but the ute fortunately came to a halt when it bumped into your new car. I am really sorry, but I know with your kind-hearted personality you will forgive me. You know how much I love you and care for you my sweetheart. I am enclosing a picture for you. I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again. Your loving wife. X X P.S. Your girlfriend phoned.

Fishy Story Three men were sitting on a park bench. The one in the middle was reading a newspaper; the others were pretending to fish. They baited imaginary hooks, cast lines, and reeled in their catch. A passing policeman stopped to watch the spectacle and asked the man in the middle if he new the other two. “Oh yes” he said. “They ‘re my friends.” “In that case,” warned the officer, “you’d better get them out of here!” “Yes, sir” the man replied, and he began rowing furiously

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Man Power A man awoke one evening to discover prowlers in his storage shed. He immediately called 999, gave his address, to report the prowlers and possible burglary. The operator at the other end said “Are they in your house?” He said they were not, only in his storage shed in back of the house. The operator said there were no cars available at that time. He thanked the operator, hung up the phone and counted to 30 and called again. “I just called you about prowlers in my storage shed. Well you do not have to worry, as I just shot them all dead!” Within seconds there were 3 police cars, an ambulance and fire engine at the scene. After capturing the prowlers red-handed, the policeman asked the caller, “I thought you said you had shot them all!” The man answered, “I thought you said there were no police available!”

Sales Target After gunning his BMW the wrong way down a one-way street, the rather intoxicated young salesman was asked where he thought he was going by a curious police officer. “I’m not really sure,” confessed the drunk salesman, “but wherever it is, I must be late, because everybody seems to be coming back already.”

Reindeer’s Story at Christmas According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should have known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

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Phil McCavity A sign posted in a Dentist’s office said: “Please be nice to our dentists. They have fillings too.”

Christmas Spirit It was just before Christmas and the magistrate was in a happy mood. He asked the prisoner who was in the dock, ‘What are you charged with?’ The prisoner replied, ‘Doing my Christmas shopping too early.’ ‘That’s no crime’, said the magistrate. ‘Just how early were you doing this shopping?’ ‘Before the shop opened’, answered the prisoner.

Drunken Reindeer Frightens School Pupils Pupils at a school in Sweden are being terrorised by a drunken Reindeer. Police say the animal has probably been eating fermented apples in a garden, reports Sky News. Jan Caiman, a police officer in Molndal, said, ‘That could be the problem. We could be dealing with a boozy Reindeer’. Reindeer can weigh as much as 1,100 lb and personnel at the school described the erratic male as ‘completely mad’. The receptionist at the school, near Molndal, in the south of the country, told the Gothenburg Post, ‘The children are really scared’. Police have contacted hunters and said that if the animal does not sober up and calm down, it could be shot.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer A Russian couple were strolling down the street in Moscow, when the husband felt a drop hit his nose. ‘I think it’s starting to rain,’ he said to his wife. ‘I don’t think so, it felt more like snow to me,’ she replied. ‘No, I’m sure it was just rain, he said.’ Well, as these things go, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing. Just then they saw a minor communist party official walking toward them. ‘Let’s not fight about it,’ the man said, ‘let’s ask Comrade Rudolph whether it’s officially raining or snowing.’ As the official approached, the husband stopped him and asked, ‘Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?’ ‘It’s raining, of course,’ he answered and walked on. But the woman insisted: ‘I know that felt like snow!’ To which the man quietly replied: ‘Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!’

Santa Claus Takes Poor Sick Rudolph to the Vet He says to the vet, ‘Doctor, please do something for my Rudolph. His nose won’t light up. The vet walks out of the room and returns with a pet carrier. He places the pet carrier next to the reindeer, opens it and out steps a cat. The cat walks around the reindeer and sniffs it. The cat then climbs back into the carrier. The animal doctor takes it out of the room and returns. He hands Santa Claus the bill. Santa gasps, £350. You didn’t do anything for my Rudolph and you’re charging me £350?. The vet shrugged and replied, ‘That’s the usual charge. £50 for the consultation and £300 for the CAT SCAN.’

Father Christmas Calls Alex was five; all his Christmas presents were always signed, ‘from Father Christmas.’ A little while after Alex had opened all his presents on Christmas morning, we became aware that he was looking quite down in the mouth for no obvious reason. ‘What’s the matter, Al?’ I asked. ‘Ummmm, ‘replied Alex slowly, ‘I really hoped that you and Mummy would give me something for Christmas.’

Seat in Stand? Freddie and John were fortunate enough to have a season ticket to watch Chelsea. They could not help noticing that there was always a spare seat next (B14) to them and they had a friend who would love to buy a season ticket, especially if all three could have seats together. One half-time Freddie went to the ticket office and asked if they could by buy the season ticket for B14. The official said that unfortunately the ticket had been sold. Nevertheless, week after week the seat was still empty. Then on Boxing day, much to Freddie and Eddie’s amazement the seat was taken for the first time that season. John could not resist asking the newcomer, ‘Where have you been all season’. Don’t ask he said, the wife bought the season ticket back last summer, and kept it for a surprise Christmas present.

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Christmas Turkey It was Christmas Eve in at the meat counter and a woman was anxiously picking over the last few remaining turkeys in the hope of finding a large one. In desperation she called over a shop assistant and said, ‘Excuse me. Do these turkeys get any bigger?’ ‘No, madam, ‘he replied, ‘they’re all dead.’

W E N ol R from and

Mirror Image — Christmas Fable On Christmas Eve, Nathan the copier salesman thought it would be nice to buy his wife a little gift for the next day. Always short of money, he thought long and hard about what that present might be’ Unable to decide, Nathan entered Debenhams and in the cosmetics section he asked the girl, ‘How about some perfume?’ She showed him a bottle costing £75. ‘Too expensive,’ muttered Nathan. The young lady returned with a smaller bottle for £50. ‘Oh dear,’ Nathan groused, ‘still far too much.’ Growing rather annoyed at Nathan’s meanness, the sales girl brought out a tiny £10 bottle and offered it to him. Nathan became really agitated, ‘What I mean’, he whined, ‘is I’d like to see something really cheap.’ So the sales girl handed him a mirror.

Kissing Under the Mistletoe at the Airport Nigel’s business trip had gone quite well, but he was ready to return home to the warmth of his family. Bristol airport, on the other hand, had turned a tacky red and green; the loudspeakers blared annoying renditions of once cherished Christmas carols and ancient pop songs. Nigel enjoyed Christmas and took it very seriously, and being slightly tired and irritable, he just wanted to get home. He approached the check in desk humming a carol quietly to himself in an attempt to keep his spirits up. He began to check in his one suitcase when he saw hanging mistletoe. Not real mistletoe, but very cheap plastic with red paint on some of the rounder parts and green paint on some of the flatter and more pointed parts, that could be taken for mistletoe only in a very surreal type of way. With a considerable degree of irritation and nowhere else to vent it, he said to the girl at the desk, ‘Even if we were married, I would not want to kiss you under such a ghastly mockery of mistletoe.’ ‘Sir,’ replied the attendant politely, ‘look more closely at where the mistletoe is.’ ‘Ok,’ muttered Nigel, ‘I see that it’s above the luggage scale which is the place you’d have to step forward for a kiss.’ ‘That’s not why it’s there.’ ‘Ok, I give up. Why is it there?’ snapped Nigel irritably. The attendant quipped: ‘It’s there so you can kiss your luggage good-bye.’

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FINDASUPPLIER

ABBOT PRINT

Tel: 01442 867600 Fax: 01442 867601 Email: sales@abbotprint.com www.abbotprint.com Manufacturers of business stationery, books and pads.

ALLIED IMAGES

COPYMATTERS

Contact: Dan Tester Tel: 07957 291718 Fax: 01273 609135 www.copymatters.co.uk Copywriting, proofreading, design, print and web services.

DURAWELD

Tel. 023 8033 0611, Fax 023 8023 2288 Unit 5, Mountbatten Business Centre Southampton, SO15 1HY RISO Inks and Master, Repairs and Service

Tel: 01723 584091 Fax: 01723 581509 Email: sales@duraweld.co.uk www.duraweld.co.uk Salter Road, Eastfield Industrial Estate, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 3UP Manufacturer of presentation products to package, present and protect printed paper and multimedia. Ring Binders, Tabbed Dividers and Indexes, Files and Folders, Wallets, Polypropylene Boxes, Multimedia Packaging, Self Adhesives and Presentation Ring Binders. Customise to your requirements through screen or litho print, pockets and accessories. Quality service, competitive prices and fast turnaround.

Art Systems Ltd

ELMSTOK

Tel: 01604 670679 Fax: 01604 670876 www.allied-images.com 53 Tenter Road, Northampton, NN3 6AX Large format technology distributor. Scanners from Colortrac, Contex and Proserv. Wide format printers from Mutoh. Full software support including document management.

Apple Office Equipment – RISO

Sales: 0870 224 2612 Units 10-12 Glaisdale Parkway, Glaisdale Nottingham NG8 4GP www.artsystems.co.uk marketing@artsystems.ltd.uk Contex Scanners, Canon Large Format, HP Large Format, Xativia.

ARTEC PRODUCTS

Tel: 01403 218222 Littlehaven Halt, Rusper Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 4QL Document presentation systems, Binding Machines, Laminating Machines and trade discounts on consumables. Bespoke and stock presentation ring binders in PVC, Polypropylene, Paper over boards, copiable and laser, printable folders and desk calendars. Laser, inkjet, copier transparencies. For the best combination of price and service, look no further.

CALF HEY DESIGN

Tel: 01484 846419 Fax: 01484 847163 Unit 23, Colne Valley Business Park, Manchester Road, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, W. Yorks HD7 5QG Label manufacturer, trade-only, plain, printed, laminated, barcodes, numbering, one- to full-colour, we do it all, total label solutions at trade prices. Call for free sample pack.

CANON UK

Tel: 01737 220000 Fax: 01737 220022 www.canon.co.uk Canon (UK) Ltd, Woodhatch, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8BF Canon’s broad professional portfolio includes the revolutionary imagePRESS digital colour engines, high-volume monochrome and large format printers. With Canon, you can.

Caslon Ltd

Tel 01727 852211 www.caslon.co.uk, info@caslon.co.uk Lyon Way, Hatfield Road, St Albans Business card cutters, Digital print finishing,, Finishing products and systems, Foiling equipment, Print finishing equipment and Thermographic equipment & supplies

COLES COPYING SERVICES Tel: 0208 502 2532 www.colescopying.co.uk Strerling House, Langston Road, Loughton, Essex.

COLOURFAST GROUP

Tel: 01273 674321 Fax: 01273 609135 Email: sales@colourfast.co.uk 36 Cheltenham Place, Brighton BN1 4AB High Volume B/W and Colour Photocopying and Brighton’s Original Copy Bureau Centre. Artwork, Design and Print. Trade work undertaken.

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Tel: 01945 463434 Fax: 01945 582598 Email: sales@elmstok.co.uk www.elmstok.co.uk 4-6 Algores Way, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 2TQ A leading worldwide supplier in document presentation systems and finishing equipment including Binding Machines and Supplies, Manual and Electric Guillotines, Laminating Machines and Supplies, Paper Drills and Punches, Folders, Booklet Makers and Shredding Machines.

EUROFLAGS

Tel: 01904 784444 Email: info@euroflags.net www.euroflags.net 7-9 Clifford Street, York. YO1 9RA Flags • Teardrop Flags • Banners • Custom

gfsmith

Tel: 020 7407 6174 Fax: 020 7403 1037 Email: london@gfsmith.com www.gfsmith.com Paper and card suppliers of prestigious printing and presentation media.

HOWARINE CALVERT

Tel: 0845 456 1544 Fax: 0845 456 1545 Howarine House, First Floor, 5/6 Empire Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0XA Email: sales@howarine.co.uk Originators of adhesives for printers.

KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (UK)

Listawood Trade Supplies

PERFECT COLOURS

Tel 01485 529742 Fax: 01485 529756 Web www.listawoodtradesupplies.com Tattersett Business Park,Fakenham Norfolk. NR21 7RF A one stop shop for consumables and equipment for dye sublimation and chromablast. Authorised distributor of Hix heat presses and parts.

The magazine production company

Tel: 01273 467579 Web: www.magazineproduction.com Email: info@magazineproduction.com Comprehensive cost-effective design, production and print solution for independent publishers. In-house company newsletters, brochures and magazines – we can send print compliant artwork back to you for printing for your customers.

METRO UK

Tel: 01753 884811 Email: hunterslodge@onetel.net A0 Plan Copiers, Plotters and Cad Printers. Specialists in the supply of quality pre-owned Océ and Xerox plan copiers.

Morgana systems ltd

Tel: 01908 608888 Fax: 01908 692399 Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes Manufacturer of a comprehensive range of finishing products and systems. Booklet makers & Trimmers, Collators, Business Card Cutters, Creasers.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE

Tel: 01273 677258 36 Cheltenham Place, Brighton BN1 4AB T-Shirt Printers. 1 through to 4 colour screen printing onto T-Shirts, Hats, Sweatshirts etc. No quantity too small or large.

ATTENTION SUPPLIERS

TO ADVERTISE HERE FOR ONLY£115pa. INCLUDES LIVE ONLINE SEARCH ENGINE Contact Lara data@copyshopnews.co.uk

ATTENTION SUPPLIERS PRESCO PRINT FINISHING SOLUTIONS

NELSON PRESS

PRINT ON

Tel: 01794 517206 Fax: 01794 516753 Email: enquiries@nelsonpress.co.uk www.nelsonpress.co.uk Unit 30 Romsey Industrial Estate Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0HR Now part of the Whitehill Print Group, Nelson Press offers competitive trade prices on Draw tickets and other numbered/perforated tickets & books.

OCÉ IMAGING SUPPLIES

KIP UK

OKI Printing Solutions

Tel 01485 529100 Fax 01485 529200 Web www.listawood.com Tattersett Business Park,Fakenham Norfolk. NR21 7RF UK manufacturer of promotional products including mousemats, ceramics, liquid filled products, usb Flashdrives and magnets. 100% trade only

Tel: 020 8810 5770 Fax: 020 8810 9190 www.pdcuk.com The UK’s leading supplier of coil, wire and comb binding punch bind solutions, together with a vast range of finishing and laminating equipment, PDC are the UK’s leading coil manufacturer, supplying a range of 45 colours in sizes between 6 and 32mm and any length up to one metre

Tel: 01628 411611. www.datacopy.com New Thames Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent Smart new colour paper and original top quality mono papers. Data Copy is designed for your customers presentations - make it real.

M-REAL UK

Wide format materials: 0800 623 623 Small format materials: 0800 212 943 Chatham Way, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4DZ Reknowned supplier of copying and printing equipment to copy shops, carries one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive range of consumables, for both small and wide format machines, from A4 white paper to display graphic materials such as backlit films.

Listawood Promotional products

PDC

Tel: 01793 716300 Fax: 01793 716303 Email: sales@presco-uk.com Kiln Lane, Swindon SN2 2NP A comprehensive range of equipment and supplies for print finishing, presentation and display. Order by 3.30pm next-day delivery on most products. Phone for our free trade-priced catalogue.

Tel: 01908 200400 Email: production.print@konicaminolta.co.uk Web: konicaminolta.co.uk Precedent Drive, Rooksley, Milton Keynes. MK13 8HF Manufacturers of the bizhub PRO range of high quality production print devices ranging from 55cpm colour to 105cpm black and white. Tel: 01327 304601 Fax: 01327 871097 www.kipuk.com Stephenson Close, Drayton Fields, Daventry NN11 8RF Wide Format Printers, Copiers, Scanners, Folders and Multifunctional solutions from KIP. Direct Sales and Service to the Copy Shop Sector.

Tel: 020 7820 0333 Fax: 020 7735 5308 www.perfectcolours.com Unit 1A, Canterbury Court, Kennington Park, London SE5 0TG Supplying HP DesignJets. PosterJet Software Rip Mac & PC. Canon distributors.

550 Dundee Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4LE, UK Tel: +44 (0)1753 819819 Fax: +44 (0)1753 819899 Email: ukenquiries@okieurope.co.uk www.oki.co.uk

PAPERCO

Tel: 01273 441560 Fax: 01273 441562 Email: info@paperco.co.uk Local branches throughout the UK Paper & Board Mechants including Digital substrates through to business card boxes.

PEN WAREHOUSE

Tel: 01252 400270 Email: sales@pens.co.uk, www.pens.co.uk Trade pen supplies.

www.printonbeermats.co.uk www.printoncoasters.co.uk Email: info@printonbeermats.co.uk New, easy entry, full colour printing system. Advertising in print has become more refined. It’s cooler, more refreshing and its smooth message lasts to the bottom of the glass.

PURE COLOUR SOLUTIONS

Tel: 0845 009 8455 Fax: 0845 009 8456 www.purecoloursolutions.com Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 3FL A Xerox accredited reseller offering a full range of colour/mono printing, photocopying, colour management, wide format printing and finishing solutions.

RENZ UK

Tel: 01707 270001, Fax: 01707 271769 www.renz.co.uk Hatfield Park Estate, Hatfield, Herts. AL9 5PQ Renz Onepitch® ring wire system now allows binding from just a few sheets through to 350 sheets (1/4”-1 1/2” wire).

RICOH UK

Tel: 0208 261 4000. 1 Plane Tree Crescent, Feltham, Middlesex. TW13 7HG

SHARP ELECTRONICS (UK) Tel: 020 8734 2000 www.sharp.co.uk 4 Furzeground Way, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1EZ

Smethwick Advocate Publishing

1 Lowry Close, Church Hill Street, Smethwick West Midlands. B67 7QT Tel. 07760 197974 email info@sapublishing.co.uk web sapublishing.co.uk

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FINDASUPPLIER

SOVEREIGN Tel: 01495 248300 Fax: 01495 248419 Prince of Wales Ind. Est., Abercarn. NP11 5AR Screen printing as a trade service onto many materials. Labels, binder covers, estate agent boards, point of sale, plastic business cards, fire & safety signs, vehicle promotional items, etc. For a competitive quotation call now.

STANFORD MARSH Tel: 01905 458000 Fax: 01905 754057 www.stanfordmarsh.co.uk Haycroft Works, Buckholt Drive, Warndon Business Park, Worcs. WR4 9ND Official dealer for all main manufacturers, allowing us to supply best fit solutions for all users. Please visit our website.

SUPREME LABELLING Tel: 01924 402111 Fax: 01924 412993 www.supremelabelling.co.uk Unit 6, Valley Road Business Park, W. Yorkshire WF15 6JY Label Suppliers, Roll Labels, Laser Labels, Warning Labels, most formats available.

Magic Touch (THE) Tel. 01582 671444 Fax 01582 671555 Email sales@themagictouch.co.uk www.themagictouch.co.uk Unit 4 Apex Business Centre,Boscombe Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 4SB Supplier of transfer papers, colour laser printers and heat presses to open up exciting opportunities to print on a limitless range of products.

UNIBIND SYSTEMS LIMITED Tel: 0845 130 5575 Fax: 01293 529272 Email: rob.marshall@unibindsystems.co.uk 3 Oak Court, Betts Way, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9GG Suppliers of a unique, high quality range of binding covers; laminating supplies; bespoke and tailor-made hard back books; new innovative range of PhotoBooks.

VIVID LAMINATING TECHNOLOGIES Tel: 01530 510946 Fax: 01530 510979 www.vivid-online.com. St Georges House, Whitwick Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3FA Vivid offer a wide range of innovative and exclusive Laminating Systems ranging from Desktop to Wide Format Laminators. Visit the website to view the full range which also includes Binding and Print Finishing solutions.

XERETEC Tel: 0118 977 0123 Fax: 0118 979 3565 Email: info@xeretec.co.uk. www.xeretec.co.uk 17 The Business Centre, Molly Millars Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2QY Xerox Technology, Document Consulting, Office Supplies

XEROX UK Tel: 01895 251133 Fax: 01895 254095 Bridge House, Oxford Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1HS The Document Company supply a full range of office equipment.

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Envelopes........................................................................................................................................GFSmith Binder Covers (Printed)............................................................................................................................Sovereign Binders....................................................................................................................................................................Duraweld Binding Covers................................................................................................................................Unibind Systems Binding Machines & Supplies.........................................................Presco Print Finishing Solutions Binding Machines & Supplies..............................................................................................Binding Supplies Binding Machines & Supplies.................................................................................................Artec Products Binding Machines & Supplies..................................................................................................................Elmstok Binding Products...................................................................................................Scotia Plastic Binding (UK) Binding - PVC Coils in 45 colours....................................................................................................................PDC Binding - Thermal Strips......................................................................................................................................Renz Binding - Wires / Plastic Combs / PVC Coils.......................................................................................Renz Binding Wires / Combs / Fastback / Velo and more.....................................................................Vivid Bizhub Pro Production Press...................................................................................................Konica Minolta Booklet Makers.........................................................................................Presco Print Finishing Solutions Booklet Makers & Trimmers...................................................................................................................Morgana Book Printing........................................................................................................................................Konica Minolta Brochures.............................................................................................The Magazine Production Company Business Card Cutters.................................................................................................................................Morgana Business card Cutters.......................................................................................................................................Caslon CAD Plotting.............................................................................................................................................Allied Images CAD Printers.....................................................................................................................................................Metro UK CD Packaging.....................................................................................................................................................Duraweld Canon Large Format.............................................................................................................................Art Systems Canon / HP Large Format Printers...................................................................................Perfect Colours Canon Photocopiers....................................................................................................................................Canon UK Card Stock.............................................................................................................................................................PaperCo ChromaBlast Consumables and Equipment.....................................Listawood Trade Supplies Coasters...................................................................................................................................................................Print On Collators..................................................................................................................................................................Morgana Coloured and Textured Media................................................................................................................GFSmith Colour Copier/Printing...........................................................................................Apple Office Equipment Colour Photocopiers...................................................................................................................................Canon UK Colour Printing Systems..............................................................................................................Konica Minolta Colour Printing Systems.......................................................................................................................OKI Europe Colour Printing Systems............................................................................................................................Ricoh UK Colour Printing Systems.......................................................................................................Sharp Electronics Comb Binding..........................................................................................................Scotia Plastic Binding (UK) Contex Scanners......................................................................................................................................Art Systems Conqueror..............................................................................................................................................................PaperCo Continuous Forms.....................................................................................................................................Abbot Print Copiable Folders & Calendars...............................................................................................Artec Products Copywriting................................................................................................................................................ Copymatters Creasers..................................................................................................................................................................Morgana Creasing Machines..................................................................................Presco Print Finishing Solutions Cut Sets............................................................................................................................................................Abbot Print Data Copy Digital Paper...................................................................................................................................M-real Data Copy — New Colour Paper...............................................................................................................M-real Design Services............................................................................................................................Colourfast Group Digital 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Print Finishing........................................................................................................................Binding Store Digital Print Finishing.........................................................................................................................................Caslon Digital Print Media..........................................................................................................................................PaperCo Display Graphics Printers.........................................................................................................Stanford Marsh Dividers........................................................................................................................Scotia Plastic Binding (UK) Document Covers................................................................................................Scotia Plastic Binding (UK) Document Management..................................................................................................................Allied Images Draw Tickets..............................................................................................................................................Nelson Press Duplicate Books & Pads......................................................................................................................Abbot Print Dye Sublimation Consumables & Equipment..................................Listawood Trade Supplies Eco-Friendly Print..............................................................................................................................Marstan Press Exhibition and display banners........................................................................................................Repropoint Exhibition 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Flags.........................................................................................................................................................................Euroflags Foil Blocking..............................................................................................................................................Nelson Press Foiling Equipment.................................................................................................................................................Caslon Folders........................................................................................................................................................Marstan Press Folders and Booklet Makers....................................................................................................................Elmstok Folders & Files Plastic...............................................................................................................................Duraweld Glue Dots...........................................................................................................................................Howarine Calvert Guillotines......................................................................................................Presco Print Finishing Solutions Guillotines - Manual and Electric..........................................................................................................Elmstok Heat Press Equipment.............................................................................................................The Magic Touch Heat Presses..............................................................................................................Listawood Trade Supplies HP Large Format.....................................................................................................................................Art Systems HP Preferred Partner..............................................................................................................................Repropoint Incentive Marketing...........................................................................................................................................PrintOn Indexes....................................................................................................................................................................Duraweld Inkjet Consumables for LFP...................................................................................................Perfect Colours Inkjet Media....................................................................................................................................................Repropoint Kip Machine Specialist...........................................................................................................................Repropoint Labels.........................................................................................................................................................................Calf Hey Labels......................................................................................................................................................Supreme Labels Labels (Flat Sheet).......................................................................................................................................Sovereign Laminating & Binding................................................................................................Coles Copying Services Laminating Machines........................................................................................................................Binding Store Laminating Machines & 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Large Format Printers..................................................................................................Pure Colour Solutions Large Format Printers (Dye Sub)...............................................................Listawood Trade Supplies Large Format Printing............................................................................................................................Repropoint Large Format Scanners....................................................................................................................Allied Images Large Format Scanners............................................................................................................................................KIP Large Format Scanners..............................................................................................................Stanford Marsh Large Format Copiers.......................................................................................................................Allied Images Large Format Copiers...............................................................................................................................................KIP Large Format MFP Solutions......................................................................................................Allied Images Large Format MFP Solutions..............................................................................................................................KIP Large Format MFP Solutions................................................................................................Stanford Marsh Large Format Printers from HP..........................................................................................Perfect Colours Large Format Printers from HP..........................................................................................Stanford Marsh Laser Labels.......................................................................................................................................Supreme Labels Leaflets......................................................................................................................................................Marstan Press Logo Design............................................................................................................................................... Copymatters Magazine Design............................................................................The Magazine Production Company Magazine Production..................................................................The Magazine Production Company Magazine Printing..........................................................................The Magazine Production Company Marketing Print Mediums.................................................................Smethwick Advocate Publishing Mouse Mats..............................................................................................Listawood Promotional Products Mugs................................................................................................................Listawood Promotional Products Multifunctional Devices..................................................................................................................Image Runner Newsletter Design.........................................................................The Magazine Production Company Padding Glues................................................................................................................................Howarine Calvert Padding Presses...........................................................................................................................Howarine Calvert Paper..........................................................................................................................................................................PaperCo Paper, Digital..............................................................................................................................................................M-real Paper Drills & Punches.................................................................................................................................Elmstok Paper Supplies.....................................................................................................................Océ Imaging Supplies Pencils......................................................................................................................................................Pen Warehouse Pens...........................................................................................................................................................Pen Warehouse Personal Attention.................................................................................Smethwick Advocate Publishing PhotoBooks......................................................................................................................................Unibind Systems Photocopiers............................................................................................................................................Image Runner Photocopiers........................................................................................................................Pure Colour Solutions Photocopier Supplies.....................................................................................................Océ Imaging Supplies Plan Printers......................................................................................................................................................Metro UK Plan Printing (mono and colour)........................................................................Coles Copying Services Plastic Pockets and Wallets...................................................................................................................Duraweld Plotters..................................................................................................................................................................Metro UK Polypropylene Boxes...................................................................................................................................Duraweld PosterJet Software.......................................................................................................................Perfect Colours Presentation Packaging (Printed)......................................................................................................Duraweld Poster Printing................................................................................................................Coles Copying Services Presentations..................................................................................................................................Unibind Systems Printers.........................................................................................................................................................Image Runner Print Finishing Equipment...................................................................................Print Finishing Solutions Print Finishing Equipment..............................................................................................................................Caslon Printing Systems...............................................................................................................................Konica Minolta Printing Systems........................................................................................................................................OKI Europe Printing Systems.............................................................................................................................................Ricoh UK Printing Systems........................................................................................................................Sharp Electronics Project/Product collaboration.......................................................Smethwick Advocate Publishing Promotional Printing.......................................................................................................................................Print On Promotional Products........................................................................Listawood Promotional Products Proofreading............................................................................................................................................. 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Buy, sell or sWaP: classiFied section Plant For sale 2 x Tak-O-Fold 100E booklet makers, one works, whilst the other needs a check up and some bits. £50.00 the pair. Ideal for a charity or a small company’s basic booklet making needs • Micromatic 4000 friction fed dual headed crash numbering and or perforating machine, tatty in appearance but works well. Spares and a manual £500.00 ono.• Bilows protocol plate punch for GTO 52. Excellent condition, £150.00 ono. • 5 brand new laser diodes for a Presstek plate setter, still in their boxes... sensible offers? • Planax heat binder, needs a check up, hence £75.00 ono • Buyer removes all items. Photographs of all the above are on our web-site www.ktpprinters.co.uk Contact: Kevin Raymond, KTP Printers, Unit G, 37 Princelet Street, London E1 5LP. T: 020 7247 0786 E: ktpprinters@btconnect.com

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tWo dorset Print sHoPs For sale WEYMOUTH AND DORCHESTER Here is a great opportunity to get in to print. Copy shop comprising of, Canon colour and black and white copiers (networked), Ricoh plan copier, Epson large format printer(B0 size) , laminator (A0 Size) graphic computers for artwork. T-shirt press. vinyl cutter and general binding and other office machine and stock. We produce business cards, letterheads, comp slips , NCR sets, flyers posters personal stationery, signs all in house. We are also the only INK CARTRIDGE REFILL STORES in Weymouth and Dorchester which is a great add on to the business. we have all the stock and machinery in store and training will be provided on all machinery. Our website is included if both stores are taken. This is a great opportunity for either an existing business to take over or for someone to run their own business. Both shops can be sold separately or together. Please note - MACHINERY WILL NOT BE SOLD SEPARATELY. BUSINESS BEING SOLD DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS. For more information please email: edwardwarr@yahoo.co.uk

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