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June 2010

LEADER SUMMERTIME

4 News Front

Hot CSN news in print

10 New Products

What’s new and in store for you

14 Site of the month award Canon wins S.O.T.M.

18 IPEX Show Review Your vote counts

22 Digital Imagery

Martin Christie Pixel Prophet

24 Green Issues

Look who’s cleaning up in Print

26 New Profit Centre Sharing best practice in £print

30 Readers Scribes You’re ‘avin a laugh

32 Finda Product / Supplier CSN preferred suppliers in print and on the web

34 Business 2 Business Free ads on your classified

…and the show season is over. Well unless you are rich enough to be travelling to Munich this month for the FESPA festivities. We are now in a position to plan our budgets for investing in our suppliers latest wares. There are a few ex-dem low mileage bargains about so do ask for an IPEX printer that is already run in. Remember, for a change you are the customer, which makes you qualify for asking for discount. Add to this that you are one of 6600 professional print businesses and claim your CSMA group discount. You have to buy competitively to compete in the market today especially when these shores are being bombarded by imports supported by some other print magazines and show organisers. If your magazine opens with a trade print service from Italy or a take out from China then get rid of it. Do also question why its supporters are sponsoring competition from so far away that the product miles for a finished print job add carbon to an industry the rest of us are trying to clean up. We must value our locally produced print products, after all this is what we are selling isn’t it? Anyway with airline schedules under a bit of a cloud we should be manufacturing and marketing print at home. Peter, don’t get me started, Foulkes

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NEWS

Exhibitors reported brisk trade at Sign & Digital UK 2010

The show was a resounding success giving weight to the renewed optimism in the market. Building on the success of last year, Sign & Digital UK affirmed its place as the premier visual communications show in the UK. The volume of business done at the show was testament to the optimism and opportunities this market offers. Rudi Blackett, event director comments: “This year’s show played a vital role in helping to generate business and move the industry forwards and we were delighted to play host to many new products and showcase demonstrations of a wide range of products and services. I would like to give a big thank you to all of our exhibitors and visitors alike, who contributed to the success of Sign & Digital UK 2010.” Many exhibitors were delighted with the show’s attendance and the flow of visitors interested in learning more about their products and actually placing orders at the event. Mimaki’s exclusive distributor, Hybrid Services, enjoyed unprecedented sales in the week of the show, with orders placed across all market sectors and key products selling out. John de la Roche, Hybrid’s national sales manager, said “We’re in the fortunate position of having our April and May order books absolutely full. Our resellers had an excellent show and we’re working hard to fulfill the machine orders as quickly as we can.” John Clements of Boldscan had this to say about the show “We were delighted once again with very good attendance numbers at this year’s Sign & Digital UK show, where we introduced several new products and handed out over 750 of our new Product Guides. The Show remains our flagship event for launching new

products and introducing our new product guide each year and has once again delivered for us as promised.” Ivaylo Vladimirov, project manager at Mouse PS comments, “Having exhibited at Sign & Digital UK 2010 for the first time, we found it to be a fantastic show that provided a great many opportunities for making new business contacts. We have come here specifically to build our brand and reputation with sign making companies in the UK, and have taken considerable steps to achieving this aim.” Dean Carpenter from Laserite summed up the success of the show “We had an excellent show this year. For each of the three show days we had a steady stream of good quality enquiries, some of which have already resulted in sales of our Lotus laser systems. Bookings for our on-site demo vehicle are the highest that they have ever been. We’ve already re-booked for 2011’’ Alan Caddick, marketing manager for the show adds, “There were numerous features that received great feedback from visitors, such as the Manchester United competition sponsored by Hybrid Services, the Grafityp F1 wrapping competition, the incredible wealth of new product launches, the Adobe and Corel seminars, the new Signmakers Workshop, as well as the Ibiza Angels at the massage zone. We are already planning our features programme for 2011 and would welcome any suggestions as to what visitors would like to see at the event.’’ Sign & Digital UK 2010 overall attendance, subject to audit, was 6,114 with over 5,500 of these being unique visitors. Visitors came from a wide range of companies including: Adidas Group, Arcadia UK, Augustus Martin, Balfour Beatty, Bezier, Birmingham City Council, British Airways, Butterfield Signs, C3 Imaging, Cadbury, Carillion, Cornwall Signs, Ebbsfleet Screenprinters, Fastsigns, Fenwick, Hampshire County Council, Harrisons Signs, Harrods, Hawes Signs, IKEA, JC Decaux, Legoland, Linney Group, Manchester Airport, McKenzie Clark, Network Rail, Ringway Signs, Service Graphics, Sign A Rama, Signs Express, St Ives, TTC Signs and West Midland Fire Service. Over 30 stands have already been booked, with many more to follow in the coming weeks, for next year’s show which is being held on 12-14 April 2011, in Halls 17&18 at the NEC, Birmingham. For further information on exhibiting at Sign & Digital UK 2011, visit the show website www.signanddigitaluk.com or email signanddigitaluk@fav-house.com.

New DigiFold for ASAP ASAP Digital of Sheffield has installed a DigiFold 5000P creaser/ folder from Morgana to finish output from an HP Indigo 3050. As the name implies, prompt delivery is central to ASAP’s operation and director David Allsopp stresses that investment in digital finishing technology has been a key factor in his company’s success. “We produce high quality work with turnaround times of 24 or 48 hours depending on the type of job involved. Finishing bottlenecks are simply not an option, which is why we also operate a DocuMaster bookletmaking system, a Major folder and an EBA programmatic guillotine — all from Morgana.” The DigiFold 5000P, which replaces an earlier model, was chosen for its greater speed — 5000 plus sheets per hour — and its ability to handle larger sizes — up to 700mm x 385mm. “When we don’t need folding, we can use the DigiFold as a stand-alone creaser and it also has a perforating function” David Allsopp comments “It has made a big contribution to our ability to handle higher volumes.” Morgana Systems, Tel: 01908 608888; ASAP Digital, David Allsopp, tel: 0114 229 0110

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Copy Shop News | June 2010


NEWS

New National Insurance policy better for small firms and jobs, says Forum of Private Business

The Forum of private Business is welcoming the new Liberal Democrat and Conservative coalition government’s decision to scrap the planned 1% hike in employers’ national insurance (NI) for many staff members, a policy that had been met with strong opposition from business groups. The ‘tax on jobs’ had been scheduled to take place in 2011 – when many analysts anticipate small businesses will be seeking to recruit in earnest in order to meet renewed demand. Although the 1% employers’ NI rise remains for staff earning more than £20,800, the threshold at which they begin paying NI on employees earning up to that figure will increase by £21 per week - meaning most will be spared a major tax increase in return for retaining staff and taking on new employees. “Small businesses did not want this tax on jobs because clearly it would have been a major barrier to staff retention and job creation and would have hindered economic recovery,” said the Forum’s Chief Executive Phil Orford. “For the majority of employers it would have proved to be an unpopular and unworkable tax rise. Although not perfect, the new coalition government’s policy on NI is far better and provides a degree of certainty for business growth now and in the future.” According to the latest Economy Watch member panel survey carried out by the Forum 43% of small businesses selected the cost of employment as the joint biggest barrier to recruitment along with economic conditions and the ‘local business climate’. The interim results of the Forum’s quarterly Referendum survey, which is published on Thursday 19 May, show that 60.8% of respondents believe the new government should prioritise ‘tax simplification’ while 45.9% selected ‘reducing barriers to employment’ and 38.5% ‘a fairer distribution of the tax burden’. In a statement released coinciding with the new administration’s first ever joint press conference, in which the Conservative Party’s David Cameron promised a “new politics” of “reassurance and stability”, the Government confirmed its plans to increase employers’ NI threshold. The move was originally drawn up by the Conservative’s following the backlash over the previous administration’s plan to increase NI for both employees and employers by 1%. In addition, the party planned to increase the threshold for employees’ NI contributions. However, following this latest announcement employees will continue to pay 1% more in NI. Instead, the money that would have been used to fund the Conservative’s proposed employee NI threshold increases will be used to help lower and middle income earners in the form of a rise in income tax personal allowances from April 2011.

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Jewel in the crown for Pink Panther

Pink Panther Digital will save £1,500 a month in vinyl and laminates as well as reducing its overtime bill by eliminating the mounting processes as a result of its latest investment. It has been supplied with anHP Scitex FB-950 UV inkjet digital printer by The Paper Company (PaperCo). Paper merchant PaperCo has a specialist digital equipment sales operation supplying the UK with a range of hardware products and specialist technical advice. Pink Panther, an eight year old award winning business specialising in the exhibitions, signage and short run, quick turnround digital market wanted a high speed, good quality flatbed solution and it is pleased with the machine that PaperCo recommended. Jon Stephens, managing director of Pink Panther, says: “The HP brand name was important and we were impressed by the quality of the FB-950 shown at the demonstration. It’s a full colour machine that complements our wide format portfolio and gives us a tool to print on any substrate up to 50mm thick including Foamex, banner materials, polypropylene and even doors.” The company looked at a broad range of options over a 24 month period before coming down in favour of the FB-950. It can handle media up to 2.5 m wide and almost any length in sheets or rolls. “It is very easy to switch between different substrates and the set up time is minimal,” says Mr Stephens. “The RIP and software are very user

friendly and we are going to find the roll to roll mechanism very useful. It arms us to keep ahead of our competitors in terms of capability but also quality. Its maximum running speed is 80 sq m an hour but we are happy to run it at the slower production mode for 80% of our work.” Pink Panther has nothing but praise for the thought that has gone into this touchscreen controlled HP unit where changing ink and running and switching jobs is so easy. It can even produce a range of images on one roll or sheet and automatically splice them. But Pink Panther is equally pleased with the service and support provided by PaperCo. “PaperCo held our hand throughout the installation as the machine was new technology for our staff. The service levels and the training have been good throughout,” says Mr Stephens. This is a machine that is right for producers of point of sale and signage as well as general commercial printers wanting to create a niche. PaperCo today supplies digital equipment and a range of paper and alternative media for the burgeoning digital market. PaperCo focuses on local service through its 20 UK sales and distribution centres. It has FSC, PEFC and ISO 14001 accreditation and strong Corporate Responsibility credentials. Member merchants of PaperCo include Dixon & Roe, Mason’s Paper, North West Paper, Donald Murray Paper, Rothera & Brereton, Southern Paper and Reel Paper. www.paperco.co.uk www.pinkpantherdigital.com

GFSmith — a patron of great art and design It has been announced that GFSmith has been enrolled in the Design Week Awards Hall of Fame. This is a coveted design industry accolade, presented to organisations that consistently contribute excellence to the design world. This year, GFSmith has been honoured alongside two other great British institutions, The Guardian and Selfridges, and join an impressive rank of previous recipients that includes Apple, The V&A and The National Gallery. They have been recognised for being purveyors of distinctive papers to the creative community,

but this award equally commends their inspirational contribution to the industry. Promoting creative talent is a fundamental part of their ethos. For 115 years, they have worked with the best designers, photographers and artists, from Rankin to Sir Peter Blake; producing ground breaking promotional materials, inspirational publications and memorable events. 5


NEWS

Prometheus invests in £180k Duplo digital finishing suite

Established litho printer, Prometheus Press, has enhanced its new digital operation with the investment of a £180,000 Duplo digital finishing suite. The Kent-based firm have purchased a DPB-500 PUR perfect binder, Ultra 205A uv coater, Digital System 445 bookletmaker, DC-445IFS creaser, Renz punch binding equipment and Matrix laminator from Vivid. The finishing equipment purchase is another stage of the company’s expansion plans, which saw them recently purchase an HP Indigo 7000 and move to a new 30,000 square foot premises. “Our objective for the digital finishing

equipment was clear - quick set-up, ease of use with a quality, consistent finish” explains Julian Marsh, Managing Director at Prometheus. “We wanted our digital bindery to be flexible and adaptable to a wide variety of short to medium run jobs. We liked the Duplos as they are very simple to use and robust, not a combination that is easy to find with finishing equipment. They also have a good reputation on service, which is important when buying lots of new devices all at once, and they have been very reactive to our needs.” The company aims to offer their newer digital print services to their existing litho base so they can guarantee best pricing and turnaround

times whatever the run length. “Our litho operation, with four state of the art presses, can help cater for our clients’ larger volumes. For the smaller run lengths, we can use our digital setup, including the new Duplos, to offer best price and quick turnarounds, all with the same professional Prometheus service support that has helped us grow into a large established print business” Marsh says. The DPB-500 PUR will be used for primarily high volume perfect bound book work, whilst the Ultra 205A will form part of the company’s new photobook production line as well as coating high gloss commercial work. The DC-445IFS’ will be used for a

multitude of direct mail and folding work, whilst the Digital System 445 with squareback is predicted to be a high traffic machine, including an added option to produce ‘mini booklets’. The Renz Punch 500 and ECL 500 desktop binding machines will be used mainly for calendar work, training manuals and presentation books. Operations Manager Michael Ralph explains; “I find the Duplo kit very flexible and I like the scalability which means we can easily upgrade the kit in the future. Within seconds I can get them set-up and running work through, which is crucial for our quick turnaround times. We can now efficiently and economically finish run lengths of 1 to 500 in a matter of minutes.” As for the future, Marsh explains that whilst they are taking a sensible and measured approach to their new digital set-up, there is no doubting the clear goal; “I want Prometheus to be a powerhouse in digital print. We have the right tool box to grow this business aggressively in the next few years by not only offering digital, as well as litho, to some of existing customers but by challenging for larger accounts and contracts.” “We are able to move into digital in a measured way. We have the heartbeat of our litho engines as the mainstay of the business still, whilst we have he luxury of ‘bedding-in’ our digital equipment over the next few months. This will ensure we get our digital products and processes absolutely perfected, which will benefit our customers, both current and future. It is a great position to be in”. To contact Julian Marsh at Prometheus Press please contact julianm@ prometheuspress.co.uk. or www. duplouk.com

Mondi sponsors OEMs at this year’s IPEX Mondi were present at this year’s IPEX fair as a paper sponsor for some of the printing industry’s most recommended OEMs. This year, Mondi has sponsored Xeikon, Konica Minolta, Xerox, and Canon with supplies of Color Copy — the first colour laser paper in the world to be specifically designed for colour laser systems. In addition to Color Copy, Xeikon will also receive IQ premium in 80 gsm — an ideal paper for text and graphics due to its high whiteness. Mondi’s new HP Indigo certified products will also be available for viewing in the paper sample swatch book at the HP stand. “IPEX is a major international event and as a 6

global manufacturer of Uncoated Fine Paper, Mondi is pleased to participate alongside Xeikon, Konica Minolta, Xerox, Canon, and HP,” says Johannes Klumpp Marketing and Sales Director of Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper. “With this year’s focus on digital printing technologies, it is important to demonstrate how Mondi’s paper technologies have developed in conjunction with OEMs to produce exceptional print results.” Both part of Mondi’s digital print portfolio, IQ premium and Color Copy are available in a wide range of grammages and formats. According to the Graphic Technology Research Association FOGRA,

Color Copy has once again set the benchmark as Europe’s leading paper for overall print quality. More recently, it was qualified for Xeikon digital duplex presses — a confirmation of manufacturer confidence in Color Copy’s excellent runnability and machine protection. The last IPEX, which occurred four years ago, attracted visitors from over 159 countries, 40% of which came from outside of the UK. More information about Mondi’s digital product portfolio and its environmental accreditations can be found at: www.mondigroup.com/ digitalprinting. Copy Shop News | June 2010


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NEWS

Unique outdoor exhibition calls for unique printing solution

Transforming an entire neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery is no small feat. But for Look Print, one of Australia’s highest capacity large-format digital printing companies, no job is too big, too small or too challenging. A perfect case in point is a unique exhibition, titled “150 Locals”, which spanned the entire suburb of Glebe, Sydney. The exhibition showcased 150 life-size photographic portraits of Glebe’s vibrant community members in various locations, including outdoor public spaces, cafes and retail outlets. Finding the ideal combination of print service provider (PSP) and printing solution was imperative to the exhibition’s success. With HP as the production sponsor and printer of the indoor prints, and Look Print as the print service provider (PSP) for all outdoor prints, well-known Australian photographers North Sullivan and Tom Psomotragos could achieve the print quality they needed to express Glebe’s cultural diversity in their portraits. To meet the high expectations for the 150 Locals exhibition, Look Print used its HP Designjet L65500 Printer to create the 1,6 x 1 m (63 x 39.4 in) and 1 x 1 m (39.4 x 39.4 in) outdoor prints on PVC banner. All indoor portraits were produced by HP in Melbourne on Hahnemühle FineArt Canvas, with the same dimensions as the outdoor prints, using the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer. According to Margarita Campos, Operations Manager at Look Print, the HP Designjet L65500 Printer was chosen for this challenging job on account of its “superior brightness, durability, quality, and environmental profile”. Indeed, achieving the desired quality was relatively straightforward. “We created machine proofs of a number of the photos and the photographers did spot checks. Only a few adjustments were needed at this stage. The artists loved the intensity of the colour prints and the black and white prints came out crisp and neutral.” The entire run of 100 outdoor prints was produced without a single reprint. “We needed to do a few replacement prints after installation due to graffiti and vandalism,” recalls Campos. “We found the colour consistency of the HP Designjet L65500 Printer from week to week to be excellent. All of this made our job much easier.” Look Print has been serving some of Australia’s most successful companies for more than 14 years. Its ongoing commitment to the community and environmental sustainability prompted it to purchase the HP Designjet L65500 Printer in 2009. “The HP Designjet L65500 Printer has lower energy consumption compared to the other printing systems 8

we use, which require a special ventilation system and external dryer,” explains Campos. “We also wanted to move away from solvent inks because of the fumes they create and the difficult disposal of left over ink.” Installing the HP Designjet L65500 Printer has also enabled a better working environment for Look Print’s employees. “Using water-based HP Latex Inks, which require no hazard labels and are non-flammable and non-combustible, makes handling far easier for our operators. The inks also don’t need any additional special ventilation, which has the side benefit of contributing to the power savings. Our operators also like the ease of use: with the high printing quality and reliability of the printer, they can load up multiple jobs and walk away.” According to Campos, the environmental benefits of its new printer do not come at the expense of quality or productivity. “We achieve excellent colour gamut and the colour consistency with solid colours is amazing. Our productivity has also improved as most of our jobs use banner media narrower than 1,2 m (4 ft) so we can print on two rolls simultaneously.” The HP Designjet L65500 Printer has opened up new business areas for Look Print. In addition to using the new printer for its traditional outdoor banners, high quality point of sale displays and poster work, Look Print also now offers soft signage printing. “With this new line of business, we can create a new competitive edge and offer our customers a fresh and innovative way to market their products,” says Campos. “Markets such as fine art printing and soft signage printing are additional business opportunities facilitated by the HP Designjet L65500 Printer.” Look Print produced vibrant, high-quality exhibit prints that met the artists’ exacting quality demands, without reprints. The exhibition showcased 150 life size photographic portraits of Glebe’s vibrant community members in various locations www.hp.com

NEW XEROX 800/1000 PRESSES

Print service providers looking to expand their digital businesses now have two new options to produce sophisticated, full-colour sales collateral, direct-marketing pieces and photo publishing products — the Xerox Colour 800/1000 Presses. The systems — printing 80- and 100-pages-perminute respectively — can produce high definition image quality on a wide range of paper stock. An optional clear dry ink station, a feature exclusive to these devices within the Xerox colour portfolio, amplifies full-colour jobs. This clear, dry ink allows for images and text to be highlighted for visual impact, or digital watermarks applied for artistic effect or security. It is also beneficial for variabledata applications using Xerox’s XMPie software, as it displays personalised content in more vivid ways. The high-volume devices, designed for commercial and in-plant print operations as well as marketing communication firms, are positioned between the award-winning Xerox DocuColor® 7002/8002 Digital Colour Presses and the flagship Xerox iGen4™ Press. “The outstanding colour image quality and clear dry ink option on these two new devices open up of a wealth of creative opportunity for both the graphic designer and printer, enabling them to offer their customers even more unique value.” said Kevin O’Donnell, Marketing Manager - Graphic Communications, Xerox UK The Xerox Colour 800/1000 Presses print at 2400 x 2400 dpi for excellent sharpness and uniformity, and use Xerox’s new low-melt Emulsion Aggregation (EA) Dry Ink, which delivers an offsetlike finish. EA Dry ink also requires less energy to manufacture than conventional toners.

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Flexible finishing options – allow systems to be custom-built to specific volume and application needs. Options available at launch include a GBC Advanced Punch, High Capacity Stacker (single or dual) with removable carts, Xerox Standard Finisher with optional C-Z Folder or Booklet Maker Finisher and SquareFold Trimmer. Future options include the Xerox Tape Binder, GBC eBinder 200 and PlockMatic Pro 30 Professional Booklet Maker. Broad media latitude – accommodates stocks from 55 to 350 gsm, allowing for printing of lightweight mailers that save on postage to thick, heavyweight photo keepsake applications. With sheet sizes up to 330mm x 488mm the presses can handle multi-up jobs and applications needing full-bleed trim. Workflow enhancements – simplifies production requirements with Xerox’s FreeFlow® Digital Workflow Collection. Presses are available at launch with Xerox’s FreeFlow Print Server and Xerox EX Print Server, Powered by Fiery; at a later date with Xerox CX Print Server, Powered by Creo. The options from Xerox and EFI integrate with the Adobe PDF Print Engine to enable quick and reliable printing of native Adobe Portable Document Format files, including complex designs and transparencies for production environments. www.xerox.com/digital-printing/printers/ digital-press/xerox-800-1000

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NEW PRODUCTS

COVER STORY: Duplo spearheads finishing market with new knife folding option

Duplo International has extended the inline capabilities of its popular DC445 creaser range by adding a knife fold attachment to the single system operation. With the new Integrated

Folding System, printers can now fully finish different applications such as greeting cards, CD covers, brochures, leaflets and many more without additional operators. The knife folder incorporates two knife folds making it ideal for parallel fold applications such as letter and gate folds. With a speed of up to 50 sheets per minute, the new folder matches the capabilities of Duplo’s creasers and can also be bypassed for no fold applications. The Integrated Folding System can also incorporate other elements such as a cross and straight conveyor as well as simple and more sophisticated high capacity stackers specifically designed to neatly stack and retain even heavier jobs such as folded card stock. The cross conveyor version keeps single batch outputs in sequence for applications such as

photos, coupons and personalised direct mail. The modular range enables customers to configure as many as 18 different arrangements to suit their individual requirements and match the flexibility of jobs that can be run on the Duplo range of finishers for digital colour print. As a result, the Integrated Folding System can easily handle items printed in multiple up formats, making it suitable for general commercial folding applications as well as sorting requirements for sequentially printed jobs. Comments Peter Jolly, Marketing Manager, Duplo UK: “Our DC445 creaser has been extremely successful in the growing Print on Demand market. Companies need to do small jobs very quickly and accurately so it’s vital that margins

gained during the printing process will not be lost in the finishing department. By adding a conveyor, folder and stacker option to our DC445 creaser, the flexible Integrated Folding System allows printers to automate the complete job set-up from one point and finish work in one pass with only one operator, resulting in considerable cost savings.” DC-445 DuCreaser Ideal for the short run digital colour print market, the cost effective, fully automatic DC-445 provides an essential solution to the problem of toner cracking on digitally printed work when folded. Capable of applying up to 15 creases in one pass and with a speed of up 50 sheets per minute, the DC-445 Creaser can handle the output of most digital presses. www.duplouk.com

Canon’s new monochrome imageRUNNER ADVANCE models Canon UK has announced the launch of three new innovative black and white light production models based on its imageRUNNER ADVANCE technology platform. The new models are designed for CRDs (Central or Corporate Reprographic Departments) and ‘print-for-pay’ environments. The three new models in the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8000 series (including the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8085, 8095 and 8105, running at speeds of 85, 95 and 105 pages per minute respectively) address the needs of professional print service providers with lower volume production requirements than those of imagePRESS customers. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8000 models deliver high productivity and image quality with a maximum image resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. The new devices can handle paper stocks up to 256gsm (up to 220gsm duplex) and sheet sizes larger than SRA3, a notable improvement over their predecessor, the Canon iR7000 series. The new advanced models also offer improved finishing options, faster warm-up time and a Canon controller that enables genuine, Adobe PostScript Level 3 on all three new models. The printers can be fitted either with a Fiery-based imagePASS-U1 RIP, or an optional Canon Adobe PostScript or PCL (Printer Control Language) RIP, depending on the production environment. The monochrome imageRUNNER ADVANCE series comes with the same broad range of finishing options as the colour imageRUNNER ADVANCE PRO series to support the growth in smaller but more complex print jobs. These options include professional punching, stapling up to 100 sheets, saddle stitching up to 20 sheets, booklet trimming and five types of folding (Z-fold, letter fold in, letter fold out, half fold and double parallel fold). The devices have been assessed through Canon’s Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) product design system 10

to minimise the carbon emissions throughout its entire life from manufacture, logistics, delivery and energy consumption during use. Incorporating green technologies such as recycled plastics and bio plastics, the new series is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 30% over previous models. The monochrome imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8000 series is expected to offer the lowest Total Energy Consumption in its class (TEC, as defined by ENERGY STAR®)* and complies with the RoHS directive. Trevor Dodsworth, Head of Product Marketing, Business to Business, Canon UK said, “Since the launch of the colour light production imageRUNNER ADVANCE PRO last autumn, we’ve seen exceptional demand for these machines with shipments passing the 250 mark across Europe within six weeks of the launch. Feedback from our customers is that these machines respond to their need for high productivity and quality print, but with lower capital outlay, reduced risk and more rapid return on investment. “The scalability offered by the new devices is crucial to our customers, enabling them to increase their

capabilities as their customer profile and work mix changes, or as digital volumes grow. It was therefore a natural move for Canon to introduce the new black and white models which will provide the same user benefits and will therefore, we believe, be a very attractive proposition for CRDs in particular.” The monochrome imageRUNNER ADVANCE series will be sold through Canon’s direct sales as well as through its network of accredited dealers, with the ability to provide the quality of consultancy, service and after-sales support associated with the Canon brand. In addition to the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8000 series, Canon is also launching the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6000 series offering output speeds of 55, 65 and 75 pages per minute.These deliver improved efficiency, security, integration and lower environmental impact, and will integrate seamlessly into existing IT and document workflows. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8000 series will be available in the UK from June. Further information about Canon UK Ltd is available at: www.canon.co.uk Copy Shop News | June 2010


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Spandex ImagePerfect cleaning fluids in starter packs Spandex has broadened its growing accessories range with the addition of a convenient and cost effective starter sized fluid kit comprising four refillable one litre spray bottles of its popular ImagePerfect branded cleaning and material preparatory fluids. Featuring ImagePerfect™ Surface Cleaner, Magic Apply application fluid, Adhesive Remover and Vinyl & Banner Cleaner, the new entry level ImagePerfect Fluid Kit offers sign and large format customers an easy and effective means of introducing themselves to some of the company’s best selling, environmentally friendly cleaners. Each of the four ImagePerfect fluids will continue to be available separately in its standard size, five litre refill bottle, enabling customers to retain and refill the new entry size bottles. The ImagePerfect Fluid Kit consists of: ImagePerfect™ Surface Cleaner, a highly engineered substrate cleaner that is extremely effective and accurate. IP Surface Cleaner enables sign and large format print users to ensure surfaces are professionally cleaned and free of dirt or dust prior to the application of self-adhesive materials, thereby resulting in optimised bonding. It is suitable for use on sensitive materials such as foam boards and acrylics and covers a broad range of end user requirements, including signboxes, glass substrates, dry wipe substrates, and PVC banners. ImagePerfect™ Magic Apply a bespoke application fluid that enables optimum working conditions on all surfaces, especially those considered difficult, such as flexible substrates like PVC banners. IP Magic Apply, which contains no oil based ingredients, makes wet application faster and easier, whether applying vinyl letters and logos, large surface coverage, vehicle graphics or digital prints. ImagePerfect™ Adhesive Remover Pro, a professional, ready to use and very powerful product for removing adhesive residue from a wide variety of surfaces. Its versatility and effectiveness is proven on substrates including car bodies, signboxes, windows, glass surfaces, plastic substrates, whiteboards, anodised aluminium and PVC banners. ImagePerfect™ Vinyl & Banner Cleaner, an advanced and dependable cleaning product that completely and safely removes dust and dirt from any soft and semirigid vinyl, thereby restoring the original lustre of its surface. IP Vinyl & Banner

Cleaner contains no harsh chemicals or phosphates and is completely solvent free. Importantly, it will not damage or discolour the surface of either the vinyl itself or any solvent, eco-solvent or UV prints on the vinyl, thereby affording complete peace of mind. It is suitable for use on all types of vinyl, including outdoor signage, banners, tarpaulins, semi-rigid sheets, illuminated light boxes, etc. “Our new entry sized fluid kit offers the perfect means for signmaking professionals to facilitate their first use of some of Spandex’s most popular cleaning liquids and to see for themselves the terrific results they deliver”, says Roland Keller, Executive Director Aftermarket Product Management, Spandex. “This fluid kit represents just a fraction of Spandex’s extensive accessories range which is continually developed to ensure customers have the right tools to enable easier production of their sign and large format printed projects.” For further information on Spandex’s new ImagePerfect™ Fluid Kit, please contact your local Spandex office at www.spandex.com

Transeo Media named UK distributor of Mazina® Hinged PhotoPaper with FlexBind Technology The Holmberg Co. Inc. announces that Transeo Media has become the exclusive distributor of Mazina Hinged PhotoPages for the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Mazina Media product line includes digital photo papers for press printed books with a unique FlexBind hinge that is integrated into the sheet. Printers benefit from this exclusive technology that adds no thickness to the page, resulting in trouble-free production. The printer simply fills the paper drawer and prints. FlexBind technology is not a binding method or a cover. The unique media product is compatible with many digital presses, covers and various binding equipment. Extended sheet sizes allow for fullbleed printing and trimming. Along with offering true lay flat books, digital printers and photo labs have the added ability to produce panoramic image spreads with confidence, knowing the integrity of the image will be preserved and presented in a 12

stunning format. Says Neil Bather, Managing Director, Transeo Media: “There has been a huge growth in the photo book market over the past few years as printers and photo labs look to offer more high

margin and diverse products to clients. However, more printers are recognising that success in this market is not just about using a quality digital press, it’s also about delivering a product with the necessary ‘wow’ factor which promotes

customer loyalty and preserves margin. We have been looking for a product to complement the successful Taopix Photobook platform and Mazina Hinged PhotoPaper with FlexBind Technology is a perfect fit. We have some stunning photo book samples which have been produced using Mazina media and these will be on show on the Taopix stand at IPEX.” John Thompson, National Account Manager for Holmberg Co concludes “We are looking forward to replicating in the UK the same success we have had with Mazina media in the US. Transeo Media is an ideal partner as it’s Taopix Photobook solution is the industry leader in the lucrative UK photo book market and Transeo Media already has an impressive list of clients and prospects who would see huge benefits in adopting our product.” Transeo Media, Tel: 0845 017 8660, email: info@transeomedia.com, www. transeomedia.com, www.holmberg.com Copy Shop News | June 2010


Konica Minolta unveils breakthrough colour system at IPEX At IPEX Konica Minolta exclusively previewed the new bizhub PRESS C8000 high-speed colour digital production system. Able to produce 80 colour prints a minute, the bizhub PRESS C8000 represents a breakthrough for colour image quality and stability on long print runs. Key to the image quality and stability for the bizhub PRESS C8000 is an entirely new eight-beam laser engine made from die cast aluminium for durability. This allows eight bit resolution for output at 1,200 by 1,200 dpi for ultra fine image quality using Konica Minolta’s patented Simitri HD (high-definition) toner. To ensure consistent colour densities through long print runs the bizhub PRESS C8000 uses an IDC (Image Density Control) sensor for real-time colour density adjustment and balance. Substrate media handling is excellent with weights up to 350gsm for singlesided print and up to 300gsm for perfecting print (duplex). An air suction belt feeding mechanism ensures reliable paper feeding for a wider variety of media with a hybrid decurling mechanism to significantly reduce paper curling by providing the right amount of moisture to the paper after printing. For durability and reliability the bizhub PRESS C8000 has a rigid all-steel construction. Parts and consumables are designed for long life replacement cycles. To minimise the need for stoppages during long print runs both paper and toner can be replenished ‘on the fly’. In common with the entire Konica Minolta professional production print system range, the bizhub PRESS C8000 offers a flexible choice of online finishing options including large capacity stacker, hole punching, folding, stapling, saddle stitching and perfect binding. Konica Minolta, tel: 01908 200400, web: www.konicaminolta.co.uk

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www.canon-europe.com/ipex wins the coveted CSN site of the month award for June in recognition of their Canon’s Essential Business Builder Program Competition, entries still open until 31st July. Visit the site to enter and also download a great PDF ‘making the right imPRESSion’. Throughout the guide you will enjoy hints and tips on how to make the right impression – not only with great looking print but also on how to make yourself look good.

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t stake are the following three prizes — with a total value in excess of €100,000 — which will be awarded to the winners at a ceremony in Paris in October this year: • First prize — a fully configured, light production Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9070 PRO digital press with bespoke consultancy delivered through Canon’s Essential Business Builder Program • Second prize — a 44 inch Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 large format solution with bespoke consultancy delivered through Canon’s Essential Business Builder Program • Third prize — bespoke consultancy delivered through Canon’s Essential Business Builder Program. To have an opportunity of winning one of the prizes, entrants must submit a formal plan for a digital print business. From the entries, which will be limited to the first valid 150, a shortlist of 20 will be required to submit a three-year financial plan. Ten finalists will be then chosen from the shortlist and will be individually interviewed by a panel of independent business consultants, who will select a winner and two runners-up. Reflecting Canon’s ‘Leap’ theme for Ipex 2010, the competition aims to inspire printers to consider making a leap in a new business direction, while at the same time providing guidance in the creation of a comprehensive business plan, a crucial requirement for any printer seeking access to finance. To arrive at the shortlist of entries, the judges of the submitted business plans will consider a number of elements including: • Originality of the business idea • Clarity and persuasiveness of the plan • Financial viability of the proposition • Quality of marketing research and marketing strategy • Sales opportunities and approach suggested • Strength and experience of key team members • Practical planning and implementation skills illustrated • Soundness of the plant, equipment and facilities strategy • Awareness of present and future technological advances and/or constraints • Appreciation of environmental concerns and sustainability For any qualifying person wishing to enter the competition, the process is as follows: 1. Register details on the on the Canon Ipex microsite, www.canon-europe. com/ipex; 2. Download the competition Business Plan template – the Official Entry Form. The Guide to Completing the Official Entry Form is also downloadable from the same web page; 3. Complete the Official Entry Form and submit it, together with any additional documentation the entrant feels will lend weight to their submission, by email to BusinessLeap@canon-europe.com. All entries must be submitted by midnight (Central European Time) on 31 July 2010; 4. Receipt of each submission will be acknowledged by email; 5. The interviews of the ten finalists will take place between 1 August and 15 September and the winners will be notified by 30 September; and 6. Because of the time, effort and potential resources required to complete the submission, Canon is also committing to provide written feedback in the form of a critique for each eligible entrant who submits a completed Business Plan before the entry deadline. This feedback will be available as soon as possible after 31st July and certainly by the end of October 2010. Commenting on the competition, Trevor Dodsworth, Head of Product Marketing, Canon Business Solutions, Canon UK says: “After the recent challenges encountered by our industry, the latest body of Canon research – Redefinition of the Digital Printer – points to a renewed sense of optimism among printers for 2010. It also clearly indicates that that those companies who embraced digital print technology to expand the breadth of their services are emerging from the

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recession better positioned to take advantage of new business opportunities. In line with our strong focus on supporting our customers, we therefore want to encourage as many of them as possible to take an innovative approach to securing the long-term future of their businesses. For those considering such an approach and wanting to turn their commercial dreams into a reality by taking their businesses in a new direction, the submission of an entry to the Business Leap Competition gives them the potential opportunity to achieve their goals at very low risk. So I’d like to wish all entrants the best of luck and I look forward to meeting the winners in Paris in October.” The terms and conditions of the competition and a guide to completing the entry form are available via the Canon Ipex 2010 microsite and any entrant requiring clarification on a point may also email their question to Canon at BusinessLeap@ canon-europe.com. The decision of the judges is final and Canon will not enter into any correspondence with any entrant over the outcome of the competition.

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IPEX 2010

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IPEX Printer’s Profit Zone

For the first time ever, visitors to Ipex were able to take advantage of a series of free seminars that tackled head on the main issues, threats and opportunities facing the printing industry. Each day of the exhibition, the Printers’ Profit Zone in hall 9 covered a wide range of topics based upon the findings of the comprehensive Ipex Global Print Survey.

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how visitors attended the master class sessions, which proved to be both dynamic and interactive in the way they provided practical business advice on areas such as growing sales, increasing profit margins and improving cash flow. The sessions, four every day, run by Nick Devine, founder of theprintcoach.com, included headings such as ‘Lead Generation for Printers’, ‘Compensating your Sales Team’, ‘Value Based Selling’, ‘Wealth Protection’, ‘Raising Finance’, ‘Profitable Marketing’ and A ‘ ttracting Ideal Clients’. These master class sessions were joined in the Printers’ Profit Zone by several other innovative and educational events, such as The Great Print Debates, run in association with Pira International. These free to attend debates, chaired by some of the industry’s leading figures looked for answers to questions such as, what will the printer of the future look like? “Whether or not visitors proved ready to invest in new technologies, a visit to Ipex 2010 did provide

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them with valuable tips to boost their businesses,” says Nick Craig Waller, Ipex 2010 Marketing Director. “Every company faces different challenges so we’ve tried to cater for as many printers as possible by teaming up with some of the brightest and most experienced minds in the industry. “Never before have visitors to Ipex had so much ready access to free, impartial information from leading experts that could result in a major change of direction for their business. The challenges facing printers today are great, but so are the opportunities. Concentrating so much knowledge within the Printers’ Profit Zone helped printers to browse, learn and identify these opportunities.”

in May with the show doors still open for last minute visitors. If you missed out through being too busy in your own print business then keep up to date at CSN LIVE www.copyshopnews.co.uk CSN readers who managed the trip are invited to page 20 to participate in the show de-brief. Here are a few early green shoots to aid your print recovery programme, more over the coming months.

Initial Feedback

As this months CSN goes to bed some of our roving reporters have not yet returned home to the south coast. Such is the fun with publishing your monthly print trade magazine, that the June issue is prepared

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EFI Fiery Powers Konica Minolta Production Press and Exceeds Customer Requirements

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, a provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, and EFI have announced that Fiery technology is powering the new bizhub PRESS C8000 from Konica Minolta. Ideal for meeting the unique needs of commercial print, print for pay and in-plant markets, the Fiery IC-306 server delivers the highest performance in its class for demanding operator led environments, superior colour, strong Variable Data Printing (VDP) capabilities, intuitive job management and JDF workflows to increase return on equipment investment for Konica Minolta customers. “Once again our industry leading Fiery server is paired with the latest powerhouse press from Konica Minolta, providing customers in demanding production environments with the latest productivity boosting features to reduce job handling time and waste, new colour control capabilities for best in class colour for the first and every page, and job management tools to ensure operational efficiency,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. Customers in high volume environments are poised to realise tremendous performance capabilities with the bizhub PRESS C8000 featuring Fiery server’s colour quality and workflow enhancing features,” said Olaf Lorenz, general manager, Production Printing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “The Fiery IC-306 server is the ideal solution for this new digital press, and we are again pleased to offer the efficiency, quality and reliable functionality that EFI promises, to ensure that our customers can always count on Konica Minolta to meet their digital imaging needs.” The Fiery server has intuitive and integrated make ready tools so that document management and preparation can be performed quickly and effectively with minimal waste. The Fiery Command WorkStation 5 job management solution and user interface centralises the entire print workflow, connecting to all Fiery servers on the network. The advanced queue management capabilities eliminate bottlenecks and minimise downtime, raising the productivity and profit potential on every job. Embedded JDF technology resident on the Fiery server enables seamless and powerful

integration with third party prepress, other workflow applications and EFI web to print and MIS solutions. Customers can easily integrate their JDF compliant applications with their Fiery driven workflow without the need for additional software or hardware. EFI’s VDP solutions for the bizhub PRESS C8000 offer scalable tools for producing effective one to one marketing campaigns, and lead the print industry in speed, ease of use and flexibility. The optimised solutions work with all industry and legacy languages, including PPML. With this release, customers have new scalability with the most popular Fiery options, including Color Profiler Suite (CPS), Fiery SeeQuence Suite, and Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition. Fiery Color Profiler Suite provides complete colour quality control at every stage of the printing workflow. CPS offers its users simple, yet professional functionality that ensures colour accuracy and consistency, while increasing productivity and return on investment. Integration of profile making directly into the Fieryudriven printer reduces the time needed to optimise colour quality, decreases the possibility for errors, and enables colour matching of multiple engines in a production environment. Fiery SeeQuence Suite is comprised of document composition and imposition functions that simplify and automate labour intensive document preparation tasks via a newly redesigned interface that is more integrated and intuitive. Fiery SeeQuence Impose and Fiery SeeQuence Compose work independently or in a tightly integrated workflow through Fiery Command WorkStation, allowing operators to accurately set up jobs and soft proof. Another popular option available to bizhub Press C8000 users is the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition, which provides expert users with professional tools for managing colour, proofing and controlling workflow. The integrated solution meets industry standards and ensures accurate and repeatable colour every time by letting operators have total control of colour output quality. The newly integrated FOGRA control bar is just one example of how users can check and validate print output for conformance to common industry standards. www.konicaminolta.co.uk 19


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The Writing is on the wall

There’s that Duplo Bag again

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Congratulations to IIR Exhibitions for delivering another successful and well attended Ipex

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am sure some of the exhibitors have found their budgets somewhat stretched of late but the quality of the stands left us with great faith in the future of the print industry. Our regular readers will know that we like to be topical, so please join in with our ‘exit poll’ – but don’t worry, whatever the outcome we have no intention of forming a coalition – it will still be the same old team reporting on your industry. Show exhibitors are by nature, eager to show a return on the investment they have made, so even if you didn’t get to the show, ask for a show discount. Who knows where those show machines will end up now that they have some mileage on the clock. In next month’s CSN we will publish the results of our readers feedback as to who did what well at the show. As we go to press with June’s CSN, the halls at the NEC are still open and other members of the team will be reporting right up to the final day enabling us to collate a full report for our July/August edition. The upshot is we will have four weeks to count your votes in the categories listed here in our Show Awards Roll of Honour. We would also like to invite our suppliers to vote for their industry colleagues who have raised the standard of the exhibits and the experience for us – the visitors. No voting for yourselves though! Remember we know who is in bed with who, to coin a phrase! Do vote for as many categories as you like by dropping a quick email to the show panel: showawards@ copyshopnews.co.uk. Or if you prefer, write, phone or fax – you will find all contact details on page 3.

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CSN / IPEX AWARDS

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DIGITAL IMAGING So I went in early before work to avoid the melee. I couldn’t see any crowds — was I heading in the right direction? I couldn’t find a queue, or even a helpful constable to guide me. In fact, when I got there the temporary Polling Station was closed. Not closed because of the rush, but closed because someone had forgotten the key, or the caretaker had overslept. Instead a hastily hand written note directed me to the Children’s Playgroup Centre round the corner. Was this an unscrupulous attempt to hijack the poll ? If so it wasn’t very sophisticated. A series of scribbled arrows attached to the railings enabled me to find the site without the use of satellite navigation. I entered, intent to place my mark on history, stepping over the hastily rearranged toys, to face not an intimidating array of authority but with a background of bouncy castles and rocking horses, a trio of delightful ladies of a certain age who looked more like they should be serving freshly baked scones and jars of marmalade. They duly checked my name and address on the list with barely a pause in the pleasant banter of domestic gossip — not a debate of politics, not a fingerprint check or photo ID in sight— and pointed me with my slip of paper to the polling booth. This was nothing more hi-tech than an open four sided cubicle, and the only item of security in the entire building was a piece of string attached to a well worn pencil that looked like it The election day brought an amusing insight to the digital economy, writes had done as many elections as me. , but it had nothing to do with politics.... The deed done, the paper slip goes in the same battered black box that probably held the votes for Winston Churchill — the first time he entered parliament a century before, and with a cheery farewell the good ladies can get back to their recipes. So democracy is served, despite the build-up, without the use of any electronic enhancement. After all, even the votes are counted by hand, and at the end of the day the candidates are lined up on stage to hear the verdict from the returning officer in the same time honoured ritual. No one has yet invited Simon Cowell to choreograph the finale with drum rolls and strobe lighting. How different then, returning from the comparatively tranquil world of political decision making, to face the he general election made a million screens. No one, it seems, was Given the hype that preceded it, I frantic turmoil of life in the front line of me smile, not for any political safe from this information invasion therefore thought that actually voting a busy working copy shop — phones are satisfaction, but by a large dose of designed to stir the nation into fever might be something of an ordeal, going, emails are coming in, customers reality check that balanced out all the pitch over the politicians’ campaigns especially living in a politically fluid are queuing out of the door — each technology charged information super and competing causes. This was the city like Brighton. There would bound insistent on immediate attention in the highway atmosphere that led up to election where modern invention could to be demonstrators at the polling relentless pace of print on demand. it. This was after all, going to be the let the candidates reach every voter station, lines of police or security CCTV It’s a workflow that is hard to control, cutting edge of IT election of the 21st whether they wanted it or not. Where cameras at least at every angle for face as the very technology that has allowed century. Every move, every spoken Gordon might want to be your buddy recognition, and observers from the EU us to access our politicians twenty four word, caught by a thousand electronic on Facebook, Nick might Twitter you, or to ensure against possible irregularities, seven, allows our customers to do the eyes and transmitted instantly to the Dave might text you for drinkee poos at as seems to have been the case in same with us. With old fashioned written nation, to be picked over in minutia on the Bullingdon Club. almost every other country in the world. instructions at least you had time to

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read and digest information before making a decision. Even a fax machine allowed you to do that. These days it’s common to get a phone call about an email even before you’ve opened it, and of course they want an answer…and now. The classic is the one first thing in the morning, before you’ve even fired the printers up, to see if you’ve finished the job they sent over at ten o’clock last night. You’ve got to work out how and when it’s going to be done, and balance where it will fit into the job list for the day — and that, fingers crossed, assumes all printers will be behaving themselves for the duration . Although we are bombarded with masses of often confusing and sometimes conflicting information at election times, the decision we have to make on politicians is comparatively straight forward compared to the judgement we have to make many times a day at work. The consequences may not be quite so long term, but the immediate results can be painful. Unhappy and impatient customers do not make for a happy constituency. The main cause of unhappiness, as often chronicled in these columns, is the failure of technology to meet expectations, or simple human error on either side of the divide. Despite the fact that the technology was supposed to make things so much easier, every day there is evidence that it just makes them more complicated. That’s why the pencil on the end of a bit of string was much more reliable than pushing buttons and choosing options from a flashing pop-up menu. However, while voting slips can be counted by rows of individual tellers, we can’t revert to a medieval copy shop of rows of monks with quill pens duplicating biblical texts, where as soon

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as possible meant some time next year. The main causes of problems, other than mechanical unreliability of printing machines, are issues in digital files, whether documents, graphics or images, usually in how they have been created, saved or stored. These actions are almost solely in the domain of the customer, leaving the digital printer with the dilemma to solve problems or adjust features that are not entirely at his or her control. It is very difficult to advise customers in advance when queries come in on line or on the phone, because there are always more questions you need to ask regarding knowledge of software, and sometimes many more exceptions to any rule once held certain. In early digital days, for example, it was hoped that the Portable Document Format, the ubiquitous PDF, would be the electronic file of choice to replace the rapidly redundant hard copy. It would be a solid image in digital form — except that we now find that it’s not. It can now be created in so many alternative ways, by different software, and saved or exported with multiple options — all digital information buried within the file which may not be immediately apparent upon opening or sending to print. Some of this buried treasure is valuable, enabling the PDF to be edited if required, for example, but it may not be needed for printing and cause the resulting file to be larger than needed, or even interfere with the printed image. Alternatively, a PDF may be of such a small compressed size that it is conveninant for web browsing, and looks fine on the screen, but is not suitable for quality printing. Although a lot of common software now allows the creation of a PDF — to avoid the old

problem of missing margins, settings and fonts — print options are not so easily defined. Most printer RIPs will handle PDFs as a matter of course, but it is how they handle them that can be an issue. As well as hidden information contained in layers in the file to beware of, there is the simple issue that the PDF can exist both as a flexible vector file, or as a solid pixel based bitmap one, depending on how it has been created or saved. This is where the customer knowledge and use of software is important. General experience is that they tend to use either a vector format — like Adobe’s Illustrator or InDesign, or a pixel based one like Photoshop, and not mix the two disciplines although of course an InDesign file may contain imported pixel images. Pixel-based images are resolution dependent. They are the size they are, and nothing can make them any bigger in real terms, or improve the quality of the image. You can make them smaller, and reduce the quality of the image, however if you open a PDF in Photoshop at the default screen resolution of 72 dpi — something easily done by mistake if you are in a hurry or distracted. Loss of quality, particularly with images and text, is common when laying up multiple PDF files for flyers for example, and resolution is usually the culprit. It can also be that additional layer information may make the PDF difficult to place in a design template. Quark, for example, has been known to see an ‘invisible’ bounding box that prevents a file being centred in a picture box. Opening the file and resaving it in this case didn’t solve the problem. Only opening it in Photoshop and saving it as a solid TIFF with clearly defined edges did the trick. It is all ultimately dependent upon the file, and only experience will provide answers to the sort of problems that arise everyday in digital printing. You do literally learn something new every day, often by sharing experience with other CSN readers with similar history. A similar issue came up with a PDF file that wasn’t printing in large format, when previous ones had printed fine. It had to be something buried within the file, or something in the way the information was being transmitted to the printer that was grinding the whole job to a standstill and producing gobbledygook. After much thought and exchange of

options, one solution was again to turn the PDF into a pixel constrained one, at sufficient resolution for quality, and that cleared the log jam. Generally for enlargement, particularly for large format printing, the wisdom would be to keep vector files in their generic format, but not all printer RIPs will read all file formats. We have been running a Roland Eco Solvent 64 inch banner printer for some months now, and its own printer interface is excellent in all aspects except that it doesn’t see unsupported file formats for direct import. It likes solid images like TIFFs and JPEGs, but nothing with any layers or links. You can get round this by using the print dialogue box in the programme itself, where you can make all the necessary printer settings in advance, and send the file direct to the printer queue. This even works, amazingly, for Powerpoint presentations which were previously a nightmare, needing to be converted to often uncertain PDFs. One thing the Roland definitely doesn’t like is 16-bit colour. I realised this was a problem quite recently as more photographic files have been coming in for large format posters, and these are professional images that have been taken as RAW files in camera and converted into 16-bit TIFFs afterwards. Although the Roland RIP will import a 16-bit image, and even preview it, the information overload is just too much for the printer to interpret. Photos taken and saved as JPEGs are no problem as they are only 8-bit colour — which is what our printers recognise easily. But images from RAW files, or high resolution scans may have been saved at 16-bit. The only way to find out is to open the file in Photoshop and interrogate. Some printers may handle the files without a problem — our Epson 7600 doesn’t have an issue, and our Konica 6500 didn’t flinch at the same file. The Roland, however, demanded a conversion down to 8-bit to print successfully. More of the mysteries of bits next month when I will dig deeper into scanning versus digital photography in capturing solid images and printing them, and hopefully avoiding some painful learning curves. It’s only taken me nine years, I’m just starting to get the hang of it. Hopefully the new government won’t take so long to sort the economy out for us.

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Hampshire Flag supports world’s first carbon neutral football match A leading flag manufacturer is backing a first in football by producing a giant banner to promote a unique game between teams located at opposite ends of the country. Hampshire Flag produced the 6m x6m banner at a greatly reduced price for the world’s first carbon neutral football match between Plymouth Argyle and Newcastle. The banner, which was manufactured from 210gsm fire retardant polyester display material, was unveiled at the game in Plymouth and played a key role in raising awareness of the game’s unique energy-saving bid. The distance between Plymouth and Newcastle is well documented to be the longest in the football league so Argyle has teamed up with ecology project management company Carbon Life and energy consultants Independent Utilities to ensure the damage to the environment as a result of staging the game is offset through renewable

energy projects. Graham Wilkinson, Managing Director of the Waterlooville firm said, “This is an incredible achievement and we are committed to supporting any venture which helps to protect the environment. “We were delighted to provide the banner at cost and we hope it helped to

Mondi Russian forests certified in accordance with FSC standards

Mondi Syktyvkar announced the recent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of all of its leased forests. The entire 2.1 million hectares of Mondi Syktyvkar’s leased forest land is now FSC certified, up from the previous 1.4 million hectares. This achievement was communicated early March 2010 in a NEPCon report (the representative of the SmartWood program in Russia), which detailed the extended FSC-certification of Mondi Syktyvkar’s leased forests. A total area of 731.6 thousand hectares was added to the existing forest management certification, most of which are situated in Udorsky, UstKulomsky, and Kortkerossky districts of the Republic of Komi. Prior to FSC-certification, environmental factors were carefully considered by Mondi Syktyvkar. In collaboration with their forestry stakeholders, they assessed the leased land to ascertain which forests were particularly important in the local ecology, confirmed their boundaries with concerned parties, prepared all the documents and materials needed, and trained both Mondi personnel and contractor-staff about the requirements of forest certification. The Mondi wood supply chain was certified in 2006. In 2009, the supply chain certificate also incorporated FSC-controlled wood and certified pulp and paper production. Mondi Syktyvkar produces Snegurochka, the leading brand of high quality office paper in Russia, which was also certified according to FSC standards recently. Email: anna.abakumova@mondigroup.com or visit www.mondigroup.com 24

raise awareness and media attention of Plymouth and Newcastle’s ground breaking game,” added Graham. Carl Hughes, Co-founder and Director of Carbon Life said, “Every aspect of the game has been taken into consideration – from the programmes which were printed on recyclable paper to the

carbon footprint of everyone attending the match. We are extremely proud to be part of this world ‘first’ and very grateful for Hampshire Flag’s support in producing such a fantastic banner.” Hampshire Flag’s team of 21 produces hand-sewn national and international flags and digitally printed banners. The Waterlooville firm also offers a bespoke flag design service, PVC banners, marine flags, bunting, table flags, exhibition graphics and event systems in addition to the supply and installation an extensive range of flagpoles. Its prestigious portfolio of clients includes Selfridges, the BBC, Channel 4, Portsmouth Football Club, IBM and British Airways. Hampshire Flag supports various charities and expeditions including Action for Kids, Samaritans, Gumboots and for swimmer and environmentalist Lewis Pugh’s ongoing feats. The Hampshire Flag Company – Graham Wilkinson tel, 0845 6443129

IGS UK to launch new affordable green printing systems at FESPA 2010 UK-based distributor IGS UK is planning to make the most of its first FESPA attendance with a strong portfolio of cost effective, environmentally aware options geared for the wide format ink-jet market. With a rapidly growing reseller channel, the company’s popular after market inks and service options are being complemented by the introduction of a completely new, modestly priced eco-friendly range of printers. Being kept strictly under wraps until the doors open at this year’s FESPA, IGS UK’s environmental printing solution will be making its international debut. These innovative systems bring alternative ink chemistries to the market which use greener formulations and will appeal to users who want the benefits of durable, eco-aware high quality output at a sensible investment level. The new family of machines will encompass popular widths and be suitable for applications onto coated and uncoated materials, with additional models already in the pipeline. Since its formation as a distributor of wide-format products IGS UK has developed a strong network of resellers throughout the UK, and is now extending its channel within Europe and other key areas of the world. The emphasis is on providing high quality, good prices and keener environmental practices, combined with simplifying product choice for end users. This is endorsed through its families of inks, plus its Colorgreen cartridge recycling service which is free to all registered companies. IGS UK’s ethos has always been to source the best products from the most reputable manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. This policy is endorsed throughout its entire portfolio, down to spare parts and service options. Take up by resellers has been swift and the company has recently moved to larger premises in the UK to enable more comprehensive stock-holding, a wider range of options and fast, efficient delivery.

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International Paper’s new Safe Signage packaging for HP Everyday Papers saves reprint

International Paper has launched new enhanced packaging for its HP Everyday Papers eco-friendly product range. The new packaging provides a modern, fresh and inspirational look to the HP Everyday Paper range, and will reflect an equally consistent look across the HP Printer, PCs and consumables products. Numerous new features have been added to the packaging, with the overall layout now reflecting a new black premium brand colour. In addition a specific colour coding on the bottom face and end panels of each ream will help to identify the various paper products. Powerful colour imagery will also help to support and reflect the product hierarchy within the range. The inkjet, multipurpose and copy grades will also display a prominently visible ColorLok logo. The HP Everyday Papers range is the perfect match for use with HP original inks and toners, enabling end users to get the best results out of their printers. What’s more, due to its high quality and performance standards, HP Papers perform right first time and benefit from the latest innovations available in today’s paper industry. The HP Everyday Papers range was the first to carry the ColorLok Technology. The range covers all printing applications, from black and white to full colour printing on both laser and inkjet printers. Underlining the range’s high environmental credentials, the new packaging will carry environmental certification more predominantly on the rear panel, supporting and endorsing HP’s Environmental Paper Policy (EPP), which will provide information and environmental facts surrounding forest certification, recycling, renewable energy and sustainability. The International Paper mills that produce and manufacture HP Everyday Papers form part of the best in class production facilities within International Paper’s paper mill plants, in terms of their environmental performance. As a further endorsement of its environmental performance, the HP Everyday Papers range is also PEFC certified, which guarantees that a product is made from sustainably managed forests. For more information on International Paper and its product ranges visit www.internationalpaper.com or contact Mike Robertson @ mike.robertson@ipaper.com

Manor Creative adds ISO 14001 Eastbourne-based print and design company, Manor Creative, has further enhanced its green credentials with ISO 14001 accreditation. Graham Brownett, Manor Creative’s CEO, explains: “Achieving this internationally recognised environmental standard is testament to our working ethos and green values as an organisation. Much of the work for this project involved documenting evidence of our already streamlined and quality focused working practices. This award recognises our commitment as commercial printers to minimising our impact on the environment and adds value to our proposition where not only June 2010 | Copy Shop News

quality of service, but also green credentials count. “With many of our customers taking advantage of our Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) accreditations to send an environmental message to their stakeholders, we believe this new accreditation will help Manor Creative to continue to grow its business. “We are proud to reach this milestone, but we will not stop at achieving ISO 14001 accreditation as we are committed to continuous improvement and environmental responsibility.” www.manorcreative.com

Innova Solutions have set up a separate sign trade supply company, called NovaDura Limited, specifically to produce durable anti-bacterial and anti-graffiti signage. NovaDura™ is an innovative and highly durable process suitable for signage, cladding, decorative panels, totems and other architectural structures, providing outstanding full-colour print quality and long-term resistance to UV and exterior weather conditions. Based on a three stage process incorporating a specialised direct-to-substrate printing process utilising revolutionary patented inks, NovaDura™ offers unbelievable anti-graffiti and anti-bacterial protection. The combination of the highly abrasion and scratch resistant coatings, and aluminium base material, provides a robust finish against attention by vandals. Supported with a 10 year exterior warranty, Qualicoat approval and conforming to BS EN122062004, the NovaDura™ system offers unbeatable print quality, unrivalled exterior performance and total peace of mind. NovaDura™ was showcased at Sign & Digital UK 2010 at the NEC in April this year. Managing Director, Glenn Dunleavey, told us ‘We received a lot of interest in the new NovaDura™ signs we exhibited at the show. There is a growing demand for Anti-Bacterial properties on hospital signage and Anti-Graffiti protection from many local Councils to combat vandalism. The process has also generated a great deal of excitement from potential customers who are looking for an alternative to expensive vitreous enamel signage, for both prestigious high street signage or for use in the rail sector where NovaDura™ has the necessary approvals for use on The London Underground’. For full details either visit the website www.innovasolutionsonline.com or contact Michael at Innova Solutions on 01282 867390, or michael@innovasolutionsonline.com

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Bex Design get creative with new Mimaki JFX flatbed UV printer Nestled in the heart of Wiltshire, family owned print company, Bex Design Services Ltd continue to thrive in a tough economic climate through their dual commitment to investment in technology and by delivering a quality product to their expanding customer base. With a geographically and product diverse customer base, Bex Design employ 32 people and export to the likes of Poland, the USA, France and China — bucking an industry trend of importing through the global appeal of their ISO 9001:2008 quality accreditation. Their core products lie in the graphical overlay market — the production of the fascia panels that users of small electrical products interact with, yet rarely give any thought to their creation. Always a reverse print to a clear substrate, these have to be robust and accurately registered and were traditionally screen printed in limited colours. Now, with their recent investment of a grand format Mimaki JFX-1631 LED UV printer, Bex are able to massively improve the creative content of their work, reduce their lead times and wow their customer base. Bex Design’s investment in the new Mimaki came about after some extensive testing of alternative products. Commenting on his visit to Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd in August 2009 with their reseller, Granthams, Bex Design’s director, Ian Board said; “I’d trialled every machine under the sun. It had been a lengthy process to find what I wanted and I’d almost given up hope. An internet search led me to Granthams and the Mimaki printer, and it soon became apparent that LED cure was what I required.”

The benefits of LED UV technology

The cold cure technology utilised by the Mimaki JFX enables Bex Design to output to substrates that are heat sensitive, and under traditional UV curing lamps are prone to bowing and buckling — often resulting in head strikes that can be costly in terms of time, materials and potential hardware damage. The other vital facet of the solution is Mimaki’s unique flexible inkset. Produced in partnership with 3M, the flexible nature and excellent adhesion of the ink allows Bex to print, cut, hydroform and emboss to create stunning final products with many production stages removed. Board is also impressed by the quality of the machine. “The print from other UV machines was grainy and with visible banding. Mimaki’s flexible ink took us into a whole different ball game.” “If we tried to guillotine foam core boards printed on standard UV cure printers, the ink just fractured. The print on the JFX keys, doesn’t mark and guillotines perfectly”

Choosing the Mimaki JFX

“The flexible ink is the holy grail for us,” said Board. “It works for almost all our applications, but what surprised me most was the quality of adhesion to other substrates. The variation of media we can print to; foam core trade work, point of sale items that are produced direct to the board; and the adhesion on foam core has been superb. When embossing the graphic overlay panels, it’s the only digital ink type that’s worked.”

Beating the ‘two shades of grey’ syndrome

Because the standard screen print model costs print jobs on the number of colours used, the norm for graphic overlay panels has been what Board refers to as ‘two shades of grey’. With his investment in the Mimaki, he intends to turn that on its head. “It was always about the quality and fine detail — we’re not interested in speed,” remarked Board. “For us, it’s bespoke, low volume work where quality is paramount.” Active promotion of how their capabilities have improved is leading Bex’s marketing. Gone are the days where unexciting graphics ruled the roost. For the same price, his customers can have highly creative multi colour overlays that incorporate their true logo, a build up of imagery, drop shadows and so on. “It doesn’t matter how it’s achieved,” says Board, “It’s the potential for improving their product. The swaying factor in our investment was that I knew I could sell this very quickly.” 26

Getting bigger, not just better

“The Mimaki JFX has added a few strings to our bow,” Board continues, “We’re really pushing the larger format rigid work. By supplying our existing customers with new products, they can consolidate their supplier base — plus it protects our position too.” Bex were previously constrained by 60” x 40” screen printing in four colours — but now can offer much larger short run work with their JFX. Point of sale onto foam board can then be routed on one of their two machines, and harking back again to the advantages of the cold cure technology employed by the Mimaki, Board laughs; “It’s a lovely machine to print the foamboard with, because you’re not cooking it! The UV cold cure lets us produce a fine tonal image that won’t scuff or mark and is stable under the lamp. Other UV printers we’ve tried gave us warped ends, with the head often hitting the substrate — we’ve had none of that with the JFX.” Board goes on to mention the support and advice that he’s received from Hybrid and Granthams; “They both know the industry inside out, and the level of service — be it next day ink deliveries or technical support has been professional and a cut above what I’ve experienced before.”

Full service

In spite of their substantial investment in digital, Bex Design still maintain an impressive screen print capability with manual and semi automatic machines producing volume work that still benefits from a screen printed finish. In addition to their printing capabilities, Bex also offer a manufacturing skill too, as Board points out; “We’re not just a print house — we try and do as much as we can for the client.” Coupled to their investment in the big flatbed, Board took the opportunity to replace an existing mild solvent printer with one of Mimaki’s award winning CJV30 printer / cutter models. “The biggest amount of work for the CJV30 is sequential numbering jobs that we output through Sign lab — it’s something else we can offer the client that we couldn’t do previously.” Bex take advantage of the powered take-up unit on the Mimaki and with the machine sited in their design studio, they print over night and cut in the morning. “There’s no noise, it runs in the studio over night, and when I come in the morning — it’s made me money while I’m not here. I love it!” said Board. “The improvement over the other machine is the take-up unit and the light cyan and magenta inks and we’ve also got the white if we need it too.”

Keeping a creative edge

Bex Design’s new website (www.bexdesign.co.uk) has examples of their current work, news pages and a blog — all designed to entice new customers into investing in digital print. Board’s vision is further expansion; “We’ve come through a difficult year. Investing in two new machines has given us a head start on our competitors, and that was the mindset we had for 2009. Get through it, survive — or even thrive as we have done. My dream is further digital expansion — including another Mimaki this year. We’ve got a creative edge that I want to keep for as long as possible.” Further information visit www.hybridservices.co.uk and Granthams visit www.graphicdiscount.co.uk Copy Shop News | June 2010


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Cloud Print Service at HewlettPackard’s IPEX 2010 Stand HubCast, a leader in Cloud Print Services, demonstrated its award-winning product, HubCast Professional, at IPEX 2010. Joining HubCast at HewlettPackard was HubCast customer Pioneer Investments, who described their success using Cloud Print Services to reduce costs, improve quality and consistency, reduce lead times, and save on carbon emissions utilising a distributed, on-demand Cloud Print workflow. The companies demonstrated how enterprises can implement a highly efficient, global business process for print and delivery of premium-quality materials. “HubCast’s Cloud Print Service allows enterprises to print and deliver premium quality materials around the globe,” said Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo Division, HP. “The high quality, productivity and colour consistency of the HP Indigo Digital Presses enables HubCast to create a real-time network that delivers commercial quality print, fast delivery and global reach. HP Indigo owners benefit through reduced cost of sales, increased order volume, and extended market reach to customers anywhere in the world.” “We are thrilled Hewlett-Packard invited us to demonstrate the power of Cloud Print Services with them at IPEX,” said Toby LaVigne, founder and CEO of HubCast. “Hewlett Packard’s Indigo platform enables an efficient and scalable Cloud Print infrastructure that makes commercial quality printing as simple, fast and ubiquitous as other Cloud-enabled services. Linked in a real-time global network by HubCast Cloud Print technology, this revolutionary production model enables enterprises to print from any location and to anywhere in the world with next-day delivery.” LaVigne continued, “Hewlett-Packard’s Indigo owners’ benefit by overcoming limitations imposed by geography and time, and gain access to business sourced from across our global network.” HubCast conducted demonstrations of the Cloud Print Services as well as displaying premium quality material printed by its customers in locations on its networks across the globe. For additional information, or to watch a demo on how to use HubCast’s Cloud Print platform, please visit www.hubcast.com.

Profit Research Prompted from IPEX Let CSN know what you found for future profits in print, or indeed, drop us a line if you want something researched.

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Fast joke Sitting on the side of the motorway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 25 MPH. He thinks to himself, this driver is just as dangerous as a speeder! So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies — two in the front seat and three in the back — wide eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, Officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem? “Ma’am,” the officer replies, you weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers.” “Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly... Twenty-five miles an hour!” The old woman says a bit proudly. The Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her that M25 was the road number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error. But before I let you go, Ma’am, I have to ask...is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this whole time.” The officer asks. “Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off the A127.”

a different anticipation, and whispered, ‘The weather out there is terrible.’  My loving wife of 10 years replied, ‘Can you believe my stupid husband is out My wife and I were watching Who Wants fishing in that?’  To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.  And that’s when the fight started ... I turned to her and said, “Do you want to make love?” A man and a woman were asleep like “No,” she answered.  I then said, “Is that your final answer?” two innocent babies.  Suddenly, at 3 o’clock in the morning, a She didn’t even look at me this time, loud noise came from outside.  simply saying “Yes.”  The woman, bewildered, jumped So I said, “Then I’d like to phone a up from the bed and yelled at the friend.”  man “Bloomin Crap! That must be my And that’s when the fight started… husband!’  So the man jumped out of the bed; I asked my wife, “Where do you want to scared and naked jumped out the go for our anniversary?”  window. He smashed himself on the It warmed my heart to see her face ground, ran through a thorn bush and to melt in sweet appreciation.  his car as fast as he could go.  “Somewhere I haven’t been in a long A few minutes later he returned and time!” she said.  went up to the bedroom and screamed So I suggested, “How about the at the woman, “I AM your husband!’  kitchen?”  The woman yelled back, ‘Yeah, then And that’s when the fight started… why were you running?’  And that’s when the fight started..... Saturday morning I got up early, quietly I tried to talk my wife into buying a case dressed, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, and slipped quietly into the garage.  of Miller Light for £14.95.  Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream I hooked up the boat up to the truck, for £7.95.  and proceeded to back out into a I told her the beer would make her torrential downpour.  look better at night than the cold cream.  The wind was blowing 50 mph, so And that’s when the fight started.... I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day.  A woman was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.  I went back into the house, quietly She was not happy with what she saw undressed, and slipped back into bed.  I cuddled up to my wife’s back, now with and said to her husband, “I feel horrible; I

That’s When the Fight Started

look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.”  The husband replies, “Your eyesight’s damn near perfect.”  And that’s when the fight started..... I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.  “I’ll have the rump steak, medium rare, please.”  He said, “Aren’t you worried about the mad cow?””  “Nah, she can order for herself.”  And that’s when the fight started... My wife and I were sitting at a table at my old school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.  My wife asked, “Do you know her?”  “Yes,” I sighed, “She’s my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn’t been sober since.”  “My God!” said my wife, “who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?” And that’s when the fight started... After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security.  The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver’s license to verify my age.  I looked in my pockets and realised I had left my wallet at home.  I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.  The woman said, “Unbutton your shirt.”

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READERS’ SCRIBES So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.  She said, “That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me” and she processed my Social Security application.  When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.  She said, “You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.”  And that’s when the fight started... My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels.  She asked, ‘What’s on TV?’  I said, ‘Dust.’  And that’s when the fight started... My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.  She said, “I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.” So without expense spared I bought her a set of scales.  And that’s when the fight started...

Two Crocodiles Two Crocodiles were sitting at the side of the River Thames. The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, “I can’t understand how you can be so much bigger than me?  We’re the same age; we were the same size as kids.  I just don’t get it.” “Well,” said the big Croc, “what have you been eating?” “Politicians, same as you,” replied the small Croc. “Hmm.  Well, where do you catch them?” “Down the other side of the river near the parking lot by Westminster.” “Same here.  Hmm..... How do you catch them?” “Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus or Mercedes cars and wait for one to unlock the car door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the shit out of them and eat ‘em!” “Ah!” says the big Crocodile, “I think I see your problem. You’re not getting any real nourishment. See, by the time you finish shaking the shit out of a politician, there’s nothing left but an arsehole and a briefcase.”

Did you hear what went on at IPEX?

TRUTH IN THE INNOCENCE OF YOUTH A small boy was lost, so he went up to a policeman and said, “I’ve lost my dad!” The copper said, “What’s he like?” The little boy replied, “Beer and women!”

ENDING THE ARGUMENT A husband desperate to end an argument offers to buy is wife a new car. She curtly declines his offer by saying, “That’s not quite what I had in mind.” Frantically he offers her a new house. Again she rejects his offer, “That’s not quite what I had in mind.” Curious, he asks: “What did you have in mind?” She retorts, “I’d like a divorce.” He answers, “I hadn’t planned on spending quite that much.”

DRIVING HOME ONE AFTERNOON A man was driving home late one afternoon, and he was driving above the speed limit. He looks in his rear view mirror and notices a police car with its blue lights. He thinks, “I can outrun this guy”, so he floors it. The cars are racing down the highway – 60, 70, 80, 90 miles an hour. Finally, as his speedometer passes 100, the guy realises he can’t outrun the police so he gives up and pulls over to the curb. The police officer gets out of his cruiser and approaches the car. He leans down and says “Listen mister, I’ve had a really lousy day, and I just want to go home. Give me a good excuse and I’ll let you go.” The man thought for a moment and said, “Three weeks ago my wife ran off with a police officer. When I saw your cruiser in my rear view mirror I thought you were that officer and you were trying to give her back to me!”

A TESTING QUESTION This guy’s wife asks, “Honey if I died would you remarry?” He replies, “Well, after a considerable period of grieving, we all need companionship, I guess I would.” She says, “If I died and you remarried, would she live in this house?” He replies, “We’ve spent a lot of time

This is what I overheard;

and money getting this house just the way we want it. I’m not going to get rid of my house, I guess she would.” So she asks, “If I died and you remarried, and she lived in this house, would she sleep in our bed?” …and he says, “That bed is brand new, we just paid £1000 for it, it’s going to last a long time, I guess she would.” So she asks, “If I died and you remarried, and she lived in this house, and slept in our bed, would she use my golf clubs?” …and he says, “Oh no, she’s left handed.”

AT THE SUPERMARKET A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an old lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on. Finally he went to the check-out line, but she got in front of him. “Pardon me,” she said, “I’m sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It’s just that you look just like my son, who I haven’t seen in a long time.” “That’s a shame,” replied the young man, “is there anything I can do for you?” “Yes,” she said, “As I’m leaving, can you say ‘Good bye, Mother!’? It would make me feel so much better.” “OK,” answered the young man. So, when the old woman was leaving, he called out, “Goodbye, Mother!” As he stepped up to the check-out counter, he saw that his total was £127.50. “How can that be?” he asked, “I only purchased a few things!” The clerk replied, “Your mother said that you would pay for her.”

A DROP IN SALARY PERHAPS A man came home from work one day to find his wife sitting on the front porch with her bags packed. He asked her where she was going and she replied “I’m going to London.” He questioned her as to why she was going and she told him “I just found out that I can make £400 a night doing what I give you for free”. He pondered that then went into the house and packed his bags and returned to the porch and with his wife. She said “And just where do you think you’re going?” “I’m going too!!” he replied. “Why?” She asked. “I want to see how you are going to live on £800 a year!”

Salesman: Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?

STOPPING BY THE OFFICE ONE DAY Resolving to surprise her husband, an executive’s wife stopped by his office. She found him with his secretary sitting in his lap. Without hesitating, he dictated, “...and in conclusion, gentlemen, shortage or no shortage, I cannot continue to operate this office with just one chair.”

NEW SECRETARY Two guys were discussing the new secretary at their office. John to George: “Man, I dated her last Tuesday and we had wonderful sex. She’s a lot better in bed than my wife!” Two days later. George to John: “Well, I dated her too and we had sex as well, but I still think your wife is better in bed!”

IDIOT An idiot decides to start up a chicken farm, so he buys a hundred chickens to get up and running. A month later he returns to the dealer to get another hundred chickens because the first lot had died. Another month passes and he’s back at the dealers for another hundred chickens, “I think I know where I’m going wrong” he tells the dealer, “I think I’m planting them too deep.”

BACHELOR COOKING Two single guys sat in a bar talking, their conversation drifted from politics to cooking. “I got a cookbook once,” said one, “but I could never do anything with it.” “Too much fancy work in it, eh?” asked the other. “You said it. Every one of the recipes began the same way - ‘Take a clean dish.”

TWO DUMB TRUCKERS While driving along the back roads of a small town, two truckers came to an overpass with a sign that read CLEARANCE 11’3”. They got out and measured their rig, which was 12’4”. “What do you think?” one asked the other. The driver looked around carefully, then shifted into first. “Not a cop in sight. Let’s take a chance!”

Printer: Yes, that’s why I don’t go there anymore.

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ABBOT PRINT

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

ALLIED IMAGES

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

Art Systems Ltd

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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COPYMATTERS

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

DURAWELD

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.

ELMSTOK

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.

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)

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.

KIP UK

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.

Listawood Promotional products

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

Listawood Trade Supplies

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.

MERLINS MARKETING

Tel: 0113 289 2202 Fax: 0113 289 3390 Email sales@merlinsmarketing.com www.merlinsmarketing.com North Hill House, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft, Leeds. LS14 3AU Supplier of promotional products.

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.

M-REAL UK

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.

NELSON PRESS

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

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.

OKI EUROPE

Tel: 0208 219 2190 Central House, Balfour Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 1HY

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.

PERFECT COLOURS

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.

PDC

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

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.

PRESCO PRINT FINISHING SOLUTIONS

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.

PRINT ON

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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