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JUNE 2015 COMMENT

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NEWS FRONT

Lead with a new line not normally in your stable of products. When marketing anything in print, especially something your customers would not expect, strangely all your core print products get a big business boost too.

24 GREEN ISSUES Corporate social responsibility in practice

Hot QPP news in print

10 NEW PRODUCTS

26 NEW PROFIT CENTRE

What’s new and in store for you

Yes, we can now print on anything

17 IT’S SHOWTIME

30 READERS’ SCRIBES Thanks for sharing

The Print Show, Fespa and Heidelberg

32 FINDA PRODUCT / SUPPLIER

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22 DIGITAL IMAGERY

34 BUSINESS 2 BUSINESS

Martin Christie – pixel prophet

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Our recent discoveries into new ranges previously thought unprintable, have delivered a delightful response from the readership. Many of you have chipped in with ideas for the research and led us into areas where no commercial printers have been before. Step boldly on, together we can print on anything and everything. Check out printing on water and milkshakes starting on page 26. Peter ‘go on…experiment a bit’ Foulkes

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Balreed new document strategy events THE Tower of London will be the next venue in Balreed’s series of Peak Performance events on Wednesday 10th June. The roadshow, designed to demonstrate how organisations can improve their document and print efficiency will continue on Thursday 11th June when Balreed will be at the Sussex County Cricket Ground. Visitors will be taken on a journey to discover how the efficiency and resilience of their document infrastructure and processes can be optimised with Balreed. Specialist staff from Balreed will be on hand to show how devices are monitored remotely and to demonstrate live workflow solutions including mobile working and cloud. Gary Downey, Balreed’s Group Marketing Director said; “The Peak Performance events are a great opportunity for all types of organisation to see how our approach and the right mix of technology and support can dramatically improve their document efficiency. We have received a lot of positive feedback from guests who attended our previous events and they were impressed

by the expertise and enthusiasm shown by the Balreed team.” Please pre-register to attend either of these

events at www.balreed.com/events/ or call 0345 000 8899. Further dates and venues will be announced soon.

‘Print and Pay’ Station in Calumet’s Flagship store

EPSON has announced a dedicated ‘Print and Pay’ Station within Calumet’s flagship store in London’s Drummond Street. Using the latest Epson print technology, customers including professional photographers, artists wanting to print limited edition prints, or anybody wanting to print an image can take advantage of the new dedicated area within the store. Large format prints from A2/13” through to A1/24” can be printed on a choice of media including Epson Traditional Photo Paper, or they can scan their original image to print using the latest Epson Perfection V850 Pro high-quality scanner. The Calumet store staff are

trained on the latest Epson equipment including the new SureColor SC-P600 A3+ printer and the SureLab D700 printer, and are on hand to help customers make the right printer choice. Andy Johnson, Calumet product manager, said: ‘This partnership allows our customers to not only print their images to the very highest quality but also to experience and engage with the latest cutting-edge product developments from Epson in a friendly and knowledgeable environment. Thanks to Epson we look forward to assisting customers in exceeding their vision.” The theme of the Epson ‘Print and Pay’ Station

was taken from the architecture surrounding the Drummond Street store, and the wallpaper used was printed using the Epson SureColor SCS70600 – a 64-inch (162.6cm) high-quality indoor and outdoor signage printer which can produce everything from posters, signs, banners, backlit panels and POS materials to vehicle wraps, interior decorations and exhibition displays. Calumet is holding two Open Days on 15 & 16th May at the Drummond Street Store. A great opportunity to visit the store and see the Epson ‘Print and Pay’ Station and talk to the experts. www.epson.co.uk • www.calphoto.co.uk


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PrintIT! Finalists and Awards Venue Announced! PROSKILLS has announced the finalists and awards venue for this year’s PrintIT! 2014/15 competition. This year PrintIT! welcomed representatives from printing companies, trade magazines and supporting organisations to sift through the short-listed entries. This year also saw the panel welcome an apprentice for the first time and the organisers would like to thank Sophie Wood, a marketing apprentice with the National Apprentice Service, for taking part and giving a young person’s perspective on the entries. Proskills also extended its gratitude to all the judges: • Susan Wright, Chairman of PrintIT! • Sarah Crumpler, Duplo UK • James Matthews-Paul, Output Magazine • Alison Braganza, The Printing Charity • David McGuiness, Kodak • Mark Hinder, Konica Minolta • Sophie Hood, National Apprenticeship Service • Kathy Wise, The Fairtrade Foundation It was a tough decision and the judges agreed that the standard of all the entries for year were extremely high, but are very pleased to announce the following finalists for this year’s competition: • Catlin Fahey – Bodmin College • Howe – Yee Law – The Minister School • Ieuan George – Aberdare Community • Tabitha Fulham – St Ives • Sarah Grove – Kirkbie Kendall • Jessica Jenkins – Bodmin College • Khris Mclaren – Bodmin College • Eleanor Atkins – Broadlands High school • Amy Lin – Adlai E Stevenson High School • Jenny Laws – Keswick School • Lauren Badger – Wycombe High School • Roopali Holhi – Burnham Grammar School • Megan Oatham – St Ives • Tola Roberts – Keswick School • Danielle Hinton – St Ives • Dora Hughes – St Ives • Alex Hodge – Tarleton Academy

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Ramin Gurung – Collingwood College Amber Moyse – Bodmin College Alina Smith – St Ives Liam Marshall – Bodmin College Katie Dawes, Annie Galvin and Josie Luxford – Newstead Wood • Tommy Julieekeed – Burnham Grammar • Charlie Birch – Crispin • Emma Smailes- The Duchess’s Community High School • Mahnoor Rafiq – Holy Trinity • Hannah Goodman – St Ives • Jake Whittaker – St Johns Marlborough • Edward Baker - St Johns Marlborough • Anna Law – St Ives • Bethany Sprigg – The Minister School • Kieran Jasper – St Ives • Lucy Young – Wycombe High School • Anna Louise - St. Ives They will be invited to attend the PrintIT! awards ceremony being held at Leicester College on 1st July 2015. Amongst their huge variety of courses available, the college is also one of the country’s leading print training providers and will be on hand to provide tours of their fantastic facilities and provide on how to get into apprenticeships. The lucky finalists will be given an exclusive tour of the college’s Art & Design departments which include printing and graphic design facilities. They will also have the change to meet and talk with the programmes sponsors from the 2014/15 programme who will be giving away loads of goodies at the awards ceremony. Chris Spooner, Business Development Manager at Leicester College said: “As one of the leading training providers in Print training, Leicester College are proud to support PrintIT because they are helping to increase the awareness of Print within the next generation of the industry. The mixture of fun and

vocational training is a great introduction to show people how their imagination and flare can be manufactured and produced.” Jonathan Ledger, CEO of Proskills UK Group said: “We would like to thank all the judges that took part in this year’s competition. Without them we wouldn’t able to sift through the exceptionally high standard of entries and decide the deserving winners for this year. The quality of entries was mind-blowing. We would also like to thank Leicester College for their generosity in hosting the awards and offering tours of their facilities. It’s very exciting to be able to show the students, teachers and parents how to get an apprenticeship in print and we hope this exciting experience will inspire more young people into the print industry. ” www.proskills.co.uk/printit

Assembly Direct Mail Selects Xerox Again PRINT and direct mail specialist Assembly Direct Mail (ADM) has invested in a Xerox Colour C75 Pressand two Xerox Nuvera 144 EA Series Production Systems, as part of an ongoing investment in new digital print production technology. Over the past year ADM has undergone a complete hardware refresh, growing its business significantly and with Xerox equipment exclusively. ADM, which produces mail shots in large volumes down to short-run bespoke direct mail for a range of sectors, expects that the equipment refresh will result in a 50 per cent increase in the number of personalised letters it is able to produce. “Following an evaluation of the equipment available in the market, Xerox was our first choice yet again,” said Paul Hines, production manager at ADM. “With Xerox equipment already in place,

we knew this was a trusted solution that could be integrated seamlessly with existing technology. The additional capacity it enables will help us to produce an output in excess of a million personalised items a week.” The new Xerox print production technology will be installed alongside the addition of a new camera matching system for the firm’s enclosing lines. “Assembly Direct Mail has seen impressive success in recent years, now providing one of the largest hand fulfilment floors in the South East. This latest investment will ensure the firm has the technology it needs to continue its successful growth over the coming years, providing its customers with the highest quality products, while increasing its capacity and efficiency,” said Mike Holyoake, general manager, Graphic Communications Operations, Xerox U.K.

The Xerox Colour C75 Press can run up to 76 pages per minute on uncoated stocks and up to 51 ppm on coated. Printing at 144 images per minute, the Xerox Nuvera 144 EA Production System uses Xerox EA toner to produce fine lines with maximum detailing and a smooth, offset-like matt finish. www.xerox.co.uk


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Morgana Join APME 2015 Conference MORGANA Systems, the manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, exhibited at this years Association of Print Managers in Education (APME) conference, which took place from Sunday May 31 May through to Wednesday June 3 at Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire. The conference provided a full and topical programme to stimulate debate and to provide real developmental sessions that keep APME members informed of current trends across design and print amidst the culture of change that will never quite be “business as usual”. For its part, the post-press for digital print specialist showed a range of the latest finishing equipment suited to such customers, including BM60 compact bookletmaker, shown with the PL104 square back option, the recently introduced AeroCut Nano small format cutting device, and the Bindomatic 7000 thermal binder for fast and efficient finishing of documents.

CONFERENCE THEME REPORTED “A CULTURE OF CHANGE” As a vital cog in the wheel, university print and creative teams must adapt. They must provide new and creative solutions to standards that are higher than ever before, and be certain that they are are providing cost-effective services that equal value for money. Universities are dynamic, living breathing environments that push the frontiers of knowledge. They inspire. Universities also have to balance the books and generate surpluses to support world-changing research as well as the costs of teaching and learning. Many APME members have to manage far more than traditional print

or copying. Together they span photography, video, creative design, scanning, and distance learning for example, and are likely to want to branch out further if they can demonstrate value. From 2015, universities in England will be able to recruit as many students as they like. Competition between institutions nationally and globally is accelerating. Innovators will stand the best chances of recruiting the best students, attracting/retaining the best staff and offering the best experiences. The stakes are high. Printed marketing materials must stand out and be produced to higher standards that ever before. Commenting on the decision to show the company’s products at the APME event, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President Offline Business at Morgana Systems, said: “Along with the continued growth in digital print, demands on post-press production in the education sector have also increased. This event has given Morgana a tremendous opportunity to both show and discuss our latest products for this ever more sophisticated market. It was a delight to meet with both old friends and new from the APME membership.” Full details of the APME 2015 Conference can be found at: http://apme.org.uk/events-and-conferences/forthcoming-conference/ www.morgana.co.uk

Blake cheers St Margaret’s Atlantic Yacht Challenge AFTER seven months of navigating across the Atlantic Ocean, the St Margaret’s Hospice Atlantic Challenge Yacht finally docked in Portsmouth harbour to the cheers of Blake employees who watched the yacht sail in. The Atlantic Challenge of a Lifetime, launched by St Margaret’s Hospice on October 16 last year, saw adventure-seekers from across the UK covering 9,142 nautical miles. Sailors and non-sailors alike had the opportunity to take part in one or more of the eight legs setting off from Portsmouth last autumn. As a long standing supporter of St Margaret’s Hospice, Blake, the UK envelope supplier, was excited about supporting this incredible adventure. Tim Browning, Director at Blake, commented: “Blake has a strong corporate responsibility ethic and we support St Margaret’s Hospice because we want to give back to the local community. “Each year we ask our employees to nominate several charities for consideration and we tend to focus on those that support our local community. We recognise that our lives could be affected by the need for specialist hospice care and some of our staff have had a personal experience of St Margaret’s. “It was fantastic to see the St Margaret’s Yacht come into Portsmouth after seven months of following the journeys of the crew-members who took part in this amazing challenge. We are thrilled to have been a part of this epic adventure and to support such an amazing cause.” The exciting voyage supported the fantastic work of St Margaret’s Hospice, a charity committed to

providing specialist care to those with terminal or life-limiting illnesses, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease. Interim CEO of St Margaret’s Hospice, Ann Lee comments, “To make this challenge possible we had to be inventive in the way we engaged with supporters to help raise the funds needed for those who come to St Margaret’s Hospice with their own challenges every day. One of the ways we do this is by helping supporters to discover new ways to experience life’s challenges in a

memorable way. “These ‘challenges’ are not holidays - they are real opportunities which add depth and experience to the lives of those taking part. Sometimes they can be tough and endurance is required! The people that undertake these challenges often find a new depth of understanding and value of life that helps them appreciate why our work is so very important and why we work hard to make every moment count. www.blake-envelopes.com


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The Pen Warehouse raises £1200 for Nepal

EMPLOYEES at Aldershot based The Pen Warehouse have raised over £1200.00 to donate to a Nepalese charity. The workforce reflects the vibrant diversity of the local community and, as many colleagues are from Nepalese families, the tragedy in Nepal had a very personal resonance across the company. The money raised will be given to Maiti Nepal (http://www.maitinepal.org/, an established charity in Nepal which works exclusively with children and women. The charity is currently sheltering about 200 children, mostly victims of the earthquake, and they urgently need help to buy basic necessities such as tents, food, clothing and bottled water. The Pen Warehouse has also donated £500 to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC). Sunita Gurung, who helped to co-ordinate the collection at The Pen Warehouse says: “It’s very distressing to see the suffering in Nepal. We wanted to do something to help those who have been so badly affected by the earthquake. Colleagues and our MD, Neil Cleere, have been very generous and for that we will be forever grateful”. www.pens.co.uk

VPRESS HANDS OVER THE BATON TO LUMEJET!

BY offering their training services for free in exchange for donations, they managed to raise a considerable amount! This donation from Vpress will now go directly into the PrintIT! programme helping to fund school visits to industry, the development of new career materials and content for the student work books. Emma Mortiboy, Marketing Manager at Vpress commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been the partners that pushed the fundraising over its £1,000 target. Vpress managed to raise a total of £1,025! It is such a worthwhile charity and we were very keen to raise as much as possible for them and just so pleased we could help.” Amy Moran, Marking Manager at Proskills UK Group, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Vpress for raising such a considerable amount for their PassIT! month. Their efforts will contribute directly to our schools programme and help us to ensure it has a long and sustainable future. PrintIT! is a vital initiative for the printing industries as it keeps young talent coming in and without companies like Vpress we wouldn’t be able to reach more schools than ever before.” The PrintIT! team is in awe of the efforts so far from the partners, as Vpress hands over the fundraising baton to LumeJet for the month of May. Stay tuned to see what activity LumeJet have in store! www.proskills.co.uk

Baker Goodchild infographics show BIRMINGHAM based direct mail fulfilment and print management services providerBaker Goodchild, has produced a series of new animated infographics videos, illustrating how printers and print management companies can create the perfect printed mailshot, by combining the power of direct mail with new technology to create the ideal, bespoke mailing document. The direct mail fulfilment company is known for being at the forefront of technology developments in the use of direct mail, and hopes that by illustrating how new technologies, such as the use of Augmented Reality (AR) and QR codes, personalised URLs and Google AdWords within a printed marketing campaign or mailshot, can all help to improve the delivery and impact of the printed material and message therein. Other items such as NFCs (Near Field Codes) and USB web keys when embedded into a campaign can also be used to give the direct mail campaign or mailshot that definitive edge. This can create an improved interaction with customers, adding a wow factor and encouraging recipients to engage with through the delivered message(s). Baker Goodchild hopes that through the use of the new infographics videos it can show how easy and simple it can be to integrate any or all

of these technologies into a campaign’s material. This in turn will then help printers realise that the use of technology within print can help a mailshot or campaign to stand out from the pack, and make it a campaign to be remembered, and hopefully reach and impact upon more customers. So whether it is a flyer, postcard, document or brochure, by using new technology within the printed matter Baker Goodchild believes print and technology work hand in hand to deliver improved, impacting results. The integration of new technologies can also be used to monitor results of a campaign more closely, making real time monitoring possible, and creating improved response rates and return on investment. Commenting on the new animated technology infographics, Baker Goodchild Managing Director, Lorraine Burnell, stated, “We believe that by showing through our new infographics, how easy and simple it can be to create a more effective, enhanced, direct mail campaign, will help to generate more leads for our clients, and help their campaign and message create more of an impact when it lands in a customer’s hands.” Baker Goodchild currently provides print, fulfilment and postage services for a variety of national and international clients, mailing both

across the UK and overseas. Being an independent specialist provider of bulk mail fulfilment and postal services, Baker Goodchild has invested in specialist bespoke mailing solutions and software, which enable them to be at the forefront of using new technologies within print for direct mail marketing campaigns. Based in the heart of Birmingham, close to the city centre, Baker Goodchild is a privately-owned company with over 20 years extensive experience in providing print, mail and postage solutions, throughout the UK and Internationally. The new infographics videos can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/mailshot-essentials For further information about Baker Goodchild, view: www.bakergoodchild.co.uk


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Morgana Release BM500, the 200-Page Bookletmaker MORGANA Systems Ltd, a leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has introduced a new addition to its leading bookletmaking range with the release of the BM500 – a machine capable of producing booklets of up to 200 pages. With the continued growth in digital print, demands on post-press production have also increased. This latest Morgana machine is an offline adaptation of a very successful in-line solution sold via Xerox and Ricoh to produce booklets with the mid-production digital print engines supplied by those companies. Commenting on this latest addition to Morgana’s already comprehensive range of bookletmakers, Ray Hillhouse, Sales & Marketing Director at Morgana Systems, said: “We have seen significant demand for the in-line version of this machine through our partnerships with the print engine manufacturers. There is a definite need for higher page count booklets and booklets created using much thicker paper stocks. This pushes the capabilities of our current set of bookletmakers, which are primarily focused at producing up to 30 sheets of 80gsm. “It therefore made sense for us to offer this as an off-line solution. We have linked it to our recently launched AF602 feeder, incorporating dual highcapacity bins, to provide the market with a unique solution to higher page count booklets at a very cost effective price.”

The BM500 can be supplied as a stand-alone hand-fed unit, or linked with either AF602 or other popular feeders in the Morgana range. There is also a BM350 available, which is built on a similar platform and can produce up to 35 sheets of 80gsm – giving booklets of up to 140 pages. The BM500 will be the first Morgana bookletmaker to incorporate the new full-colour touchscreen interface that gives very clear visible instructions to the operator on all machine functions. The bookletmaker can also be supplied with a lead edge trimmer and with the Morgana

Squarefold option for flat edged books. Commenting further Hillhouse added: “The Squarefold option is a great addition to the system when producing thicker booklets – it gives a really great, perfect bound look to the book and offers the facility to display print added to the spine. “The full-colour interface is yet another step forward in our attempts to offer the most operator friendly equipment. We anticipate that this design will be incorporated into all new machine releases.” Full details of Morgana’s product line-up can be found at: www.morgana.co.uk

Xerox and Fotoba Establish Speed Benchmark A new solution from Xerox and Fotoba provides the industry’s fastest production of full-bleed and multi-up posters, banners and signage, at speeds as fast as five seconds per page. The Fotoba FHS42 Cutter runs in-line with the Xerox Wide Format IJP 2000 to increase automation and accelerate delivery speeds. For printers, that means opportunities to improve their profitability and to become the go-to shop for quick turnarounds. The cutter has one horizontal and as many as four vertical trimming blades for 1, 2, or 3 up fullbleed finishing. The system reads embedded crop marks on each print to align and continuously adjust its cutting blocks to deliver cuts accurate to 0.04 inches (1 millimetre). Xerox partnered with Fotoba to customise the cutter to match key specifications of the IJP 2000, including synchronising speeds at 4,520 square feet (420 square metres) per hour and qualifying the same wide range of media. These include matt coated, photo gloss, satin, blueback and backlit/ stoplight films, enabling printers to offer their customers a wide range of applications. In addition to fast turnarounds of finished prints, the cutter’s flexible trimming options let shops produce any size job without having to stock

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Mimaki printer/cutter delivers value and peace of mind HYBRID Services Ltd has announced that the new Mimaki CJV150-75 integrated solvent printer/cutter is to be offered at a promotional price of just £6,995 through its authorised reseller network. The state of the art 810mm wide machine will also benefit from a two year Gold warranty and a free starter pack comprising over 3.5 litres of ink as part of a promotion due to run until the end of July 2015. “The CJV150-75 is ‘entry level’ in size only,” says national sales manager, Sign & Graphics at Hybrid; John de la Roche. “A combination of unparalleled speed and print quality set it apart from alternative printer/cutters, delivering vastly greater productivity, with easier usability and powerful features.” “Companies looking to make their first step into wide format printing, or to upgrade their old eco-solvent machine will find the Mimaki a breath of fresh air. As equally geared to providing a versatile and inexpensive to run printer for the start-up company or a hugely capable workhorse for more experienced installations – the CJV150-75 takes it all in its stride.” Offering significant performance gains over its predecessor and other printer/cutters, the Mimaki is ideal for producing signage, vehicle graphics, banners and point of sale printers as well as stickers, decals and labels with its integrated – and unique – die cut feature. Additionally, the marginally greater media width sets it apart from other similarly sized units in its sector as it is able to accept material to deliver industry standard sized pull-up banners. “The ability to run 800mm wide material through the Mimaki means customers can add more revenue streams to their business,” says de la Roche. “A printer at this price that delivers so many different applications is an invaluable asset for any sign maker or print business. The two year warranty

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Spandex new ImagePerfect magnetic materials SPANDEX has launched a new collection of high quality ImagePerfect printable substrates for use in magnetic applications, enabling the costeffective production of highly versatile printed graphics for a wide range of retail point of sale, signage and display applications, as well as smaller promotional items. The new ImagePerfect range comprises three products: • IP 2922 Magnetic Film Premium • IP 2923 Magnetic Film Premium Heavy • IP 2924 Ferro Film Central to the appeal of this new ImagePerfect collection is the versatility of magnetic substrates to produce reusable and sustainable sign and display solutions that significantly reduce lifecycle cost compared with conventional signage products. Finished magnetic graphics can be transported to the client site in cardboard tubes, then simply rolled out and applied by instore personnel, removing the complexity, delays and cost of professional installation, and allowing for rapid changes to displays and promotional messaging. IP 2922 Magnetic Film Premium (300 micron) and IP 2923 Magnetic Film Premium Heavy (500 micron) give customers a choice of material thicknesses for standard or heavier duty requirements. Both products have a white matt surface enabling photo-quality printing, and are optimised for use on large-format digital inkjet printers with a range of solvent, eco-solvent and UV-cured inks. Both films can be applied to almost any steel-based surface, enabling graphics producers to create easy-to-apply graphics and visual merchandising materials that can be quickly and cost-effectively refreshed as promotions, campaigns or decorative themes change. IP 2924 Ferro Film is a white ferrous print media coated with micro-iron particles to create a strong magnetic attraction. A thin, smooth, flexible and printable option, IP 2924 is particularly suited for use in point of sale and point of purchase signage systems. M517 completes the new collection as a match-component, high quality, self-adhesive magnetic sheet for use with IP 2924 Ferro Film. With a brown

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Drytac easy to apply Spot On film DRYTAC Europe - manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced the immediate UK availability of its Spot On film which was launched at Sign & Digital UK 2015 on Antalis’s stand. Suitable for short-term indoor graphics applications, Spot On is 100µ (4 mil) high quality, ink receptive printable vinyl, developed specifically for the creation of vibrant graphics requiring quick and easy application and removal. No special tools are required when applying the vinyl – not even a squeegee. Spot On is ideal for short-term applications such as POP and retail signage, trade show and exhibition graphics as well as office interiors. Key to the simplicity of application is a ‘dot pattern’ printed pressure sensitive polyacrylate adhesive which allows the printable film to be easily applied – bubble free – on a wide variety of smooth interior surfaces including walls, windows, glass and more. Once installed, the film can be repositioned and – if stored correctly – reused. When removed, the film leaves virtually no residue on the mounting substrate. Available in clear matte, white matte and white gloss versions, Spot On is printable

by solvent, eco-solvent, HP Latex and UV inkjet techniques. Steve Broad, Sales Director for Drytac Europe, comments: “Spot On has been developed in direct response to our customers’ demands for a high quality printable vinyl that is easy to apply and remove. The layout of the adhesive virtually eliminates air bubbles and wrinkles in finished graphics and ensures that almost anyone can

apply the finished graphics. “The new vinyl further expands our comprehensive range of solutions making Drytac a great range for customers and distributors across the globe.” For further information on Drytac and the availability of its leading range of films and adhesives, please visit www.drytac.co.uk or email Steve Broad on SteveBroad@drytac.com.

Develop devices now support AirPrint DSALES (UK), the UK distributor for the Develop range of multifunctional document imaging systems, has announced that many ineo mono and ineo+ colour print devices now support AirPrint, Apple’s native printing app. Users simply select a compatible Develop ineo print device on their local area network to print from an iOS or OS X app. AirPrint features include easy discovery, automatic media selection, and enterprise class finishing options.

For organisations requiring a more sophisticated enterprise cloud printing solution, Develop also offers EveryonePrint, a server-based software solution that allows organisations to establish a private hosted cloud printing environment. EveryonePrint offers platform and device independent printing of documents, and is compatible with any brand of smartphone and other mobile devices, with no software installation on the user’s mobile device required. For DSales, Jonathan Whitworth, Managing Director stated, “Support for AirPrint is another example of Develop offering the latest cutting-edge print solutions for our customers. Users of Apple devices can now locate and print to a compatible Develop ineo multifunctional without the need to download or install drivers. For businesses requiring a general cloud printing solution our EveryonePrint application will meet this need.” Web: www.dsales.eu

Special stationery offer for quick print professionals ALONGSIDE the large format solution range of printers Design Supply are also experts in the stationery market. June goody box to mark up and sell to your own customers. KF21660: Q-Connect Green and White Business Storage Box 335x400x250mm (Pack of 10) at £17.24 (Normal price: £29.71) KF3454: Q-Connect White 80gsm Envelopes Self Seal DL (Pack of 1000) at £11.46 (Normal price: £38.10) KF3499: Q-Connect White 90gsm Envelopes Self-Seal C4 (Pack of 250) at £9.84 (Normal price: £24.85) KF20038: Q-Connect Black A4 Paper-Backed Lever Arch File (Pack of 10) at £11.86 (Normal price: £35.19) GL52211: Sharpie Black Permanent Marker Fine (Pack of 12) at £8.35 (Normal price: £10.98) Visit: www.designsupplystationery.co.uk or for all your large format printer solutions, supplies, hardware and stationery visit DESIGN SUPPLY: www.designsupply.co.uk or call 0800 018 23 23 or 020 7842 1555


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A BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE

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Ricoh to stand out at The Print Show Digital manufacturing giant Ricoh has become the latest major name in print to sign up to exhibit at the inaugural edition of The Print Show this year.

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UE TO TAKE place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from October 13th to 15th, The Print Show will serve as an opportunity for companies in the UK and Ireland to not only view some of the latest technology in print, but also find out how they can become more profitable and efficient moving forward. Since its launch in November last year, the event has already attracted a number of high-profile exhibitors, with floor space at the show filling up fast. The likes of Manroland Sheetfed, Grafityp and Premier Paper have already signed up for the show, while organisers have confirmed the list will continue to grow during the build up to the event. Ricoh has become the latest major name in the print sector to commit to the show by confirming its attendance. Known throughout the print world as a key manufacturer of digital technologies, Ricoh will use The Print Show as a platform to showcase various equipment in the UK for the first time. Print innovations due to be on display include the Ricoh Pro C9100 series new generation of durable high volume digital presses, Ricoh Pro C7100 series of digital colour cut sheet presses, the Ricoh Pro C5100 digital production printer, and the Ricoh Pro L4100 series latex, roll-to-roll large-format printer. Gareth Parker, strategic marketing manager for production print at Ricoh UK and Ireland said “We’ve spent the last two or three years getting closer to our customers at small boutique events to make sure we understand them and they understand us. We’ve come to a moment in time where we will continue that motion of getting closer to our customers with smaller events, but The Print Show represents an opportunity that takes this message to an audience that may be captivated by other providers and technology providers. “It allows us to speak to similar and new customers about the stories that we’ve developed and engaged with over the past few years. This includes how they can become more efficient, more productive and make more use of their resources. It doesn’t just sit with our technology, but also how they

can bring technologies together with additional options to help make it profitable for their business.” He praised organisers of The Print Show for identifying a gap in the market for an event like this, stating that the show is a “well-timed” event for the UK industry. He added “When we talk about the impact of a print show, particularly combined with the rest of the marketing mix that manufacturers like us would probably consider, it is a good time. “People should consider coming along because it doesn’t represent a massive stake in their time as they can have a lot of information given to them in one place. The show is definitely well timed and should be on your agenda to put it in your diary. “Our general message from Ricoh is that no matter who you are, coming together to see how the industry is building post-recession in a digital economy is going to be a point in time that is worth looking at. It’s a good time to come and see how you can be more productive.” Chris Davies, event director of The Print Show, also spoke of his delight at securing the signature of Ricoh for the show. Davies said: “There’s no doubting that Ricoh is one of the biggest names in not only the UK industry, but the global print market. To have them on board for our first show is a massive boost for the whole team. In fact, since we first announced that they would be at the show, we’ve had a number of enquiries from other companies keen to secure their place at the show in October. “Having spoken to Gareth and the Ricoh team, there’s no doubt that they are completely behind our blueprint for the future theme. There’s no better time to come and see what technology is on offer to help you improve your business and take advantage of an improving economy.” Building for the future - In further support of the event’s commitment to the future of print, training and education organisation Proskills UK has signed up to exhibit at the show through its popular PrintIT! initiative. PrintIT! provides talented youngsters with a route into the industry through various learning initiatives and competitions. Having identified The Print Show as a platform at which it can promote its own commitment to the future of the industry, Proskills will not only have a major presence at the event, but also invite the hottest new talent in print to see some of the latest technology on offer to the market. Jonathan Ledger, chief executive officer of Proskills UK, said: “Proskills is very excited to be taking part in the very first Print Show. Our PrintIT! Schools Programme relies on the industry for support and these shows play an integral part for the programme to reach more employers. “It is important for Proskills to not only represent the industry, but to also bring more young people to industry, which is why we are thrilled to be running a mini competition in line with the show and are expecting exceptional entries from our thousands of registered students. “The UK’s printing industries are on the rise again and continue to be an exciting career choice for the next generation. This show will help employers to grow further and we’re very pleased to be part of it.” Event director Davies added: “We’ve always been big admirers of PrintIT! and it’s great that they will support the show by running a new competition to help youngsters get into print. The Print Show is all about building for the future and ensuring that our industry carries on performing for many years. “What better way to do this than by attracting some of the most talented youngsters in the country to our industry? I’m really looking forward to seeing what they can come up with ahead of the show.” Tel: 0117 980 5049, email: page@theprintshow.co .uk, visit: www.theprintshow.co.uk or find them on Twitter: @theprintshow


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EFI Delivers Innovations at Fespa

In keeping with Fespa 2015’s theme Discover Your Universe of Print, EFI demonstrated a broad portfolio of inkjet and workflow products designed to provide digital and screen printers with the technology needed to expand their market reach while growing their bottom lines.

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FI INTRODUCED THE EFI VUTEk HSr press, its fastest production-class roll-toroll product on the market. The company’s other offerings displayed at Fespa included end-to-end workflow automation, seven picolitre greyscale UltraDropTechnology for near-photographic imaging, new SuperRange Ink and energy-efficient, “cool cure” LED imaging at full production speeds, and VUTEk GO, an innovative Android-based monitoring application for the high-end VUTEk HS Pro series. With more than 500 LED inkjet printers installed worldwide, EFI delivers higher-quality, versatile imaging on a broader range of substrates, with virtually no VOC emissions and significantly reduced energy usage. EFI customers are gaining a competitive advantage from their ability to print on thin, inexpensive films, corrugated board and other materials that cannot withstand the heat associated with other drying or curing methods. UltraDrop Technology offers an additional competitive advantage with the ability to print smaller drop sizes with more precise control thanks to its native 7pL printheads and true multi-drop addressability in each dot position. The results are outstanding smoothness in shadows, gradients and transitions, superb text quality with four-point text in both standard and knockout with fewer satellites, and more clarity in all print modes. EFI demonstrated the EFI H1625 LED printer, which gives printing companies with mid-level production needs the same advantages as higher production LED systems at a significantly lower cost. Thanks to the four colour plus white inks that come standard and eight-level variable drop greyscale capability, the printer produces nearphotographic image quality, saturated colours and smooth colour gradations. The easy-to-operate, low-maintenance system prints on an extended range of flexible and rigid substrates. Its singlepass, multi-layer print capability allows printing companies to offer premium-margin applications with greater profit opportunity. 3.2 metre VUTEk with UltraDrop Technology — The VUTEk GS3250LX Pro LED printer with UltraDrop Technology was also on display. This high-productivity LED printer allows users to produce more jobs, and extend their applications offering with more substrates and lower operating costs. It offers rigid and roll-fed printing capability, white ink and single-pass multilayer printing. Five-metre VUTEk running EFI SuperRange Ink — EFI also showed the five metre VUTEk

GS5500LXr Pro printer with new SuperRange Inks, which offer the industry-leading 3M MCS Warranty when printing on 3M flexible media. This high-performance roll-fed printer delivers precise imaging thanks to its innovative and eco-friendly LED curing and EFI’s UltraDrop Technology. New EFI VUTEk HSr Pro — With the VUTEk HSr press, EFI is introducing a dedicated, productionclass roll-to-roll printer, its fastest printer on the market. The new VUTEk LED/UV Pin & Cure imaging press is a 3.2 m high-speed roll-to-roll printer that targets the replacement of older solvent printers for the high-volume production of vehicle wraps, lorry sides, banners, posters and more. It has six colours plus white ink with multilayer print capability for the production of perfect day/night backlit graphics. The HSr press features EFI 3M SuperFlex HSr Ink and backs graphics with the 3M MCS Warranty. VUTEk GO for award-winning VUTEk 3.2-metre hybrid — EFI’s exhibit also included the award-winning 3.2-metre, hybrid EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro press, a high-volume printer that uses a combination LED/UV Pin & Cure imaging process to provide exceptional quality and high productivity. The press also features automated material loading and unloading systems, along with a material edge guide system for printing corrugated board and other challenging substrates at press-rated speeds. EFI demonstrated VUTEk GO, a remote monitoring application for the VUTEk HS Pro series that allows customers to:Monitor print queue in real time (what job is printing, how long left in the print run, what job is next). The 2-metre, hybrid EFI VUTEk H2000 Pro UV inkjet printer features UltraDrop Technology and gives users a moreaffordable entry point into mid-volume, premium production printing while giving them the option to add features – including white ink, clear varnish and roll-to-roll media handling – as they grow their business.

Productivity Suite: fully integrated workflow with core MIS solution and Web-to-Print software — EFI also demonstrated its mid-market Productivity Suite, which gives users an integrated solution to end-to-end automation including certified workflows and synchronised releases across multiple products. It allows companies to simplify the implementation and maintenance of their management system and operations tasks as they need to grow into new markets and strategically run their businesses. In its heart is EFI Pace, a browser-based, scalable and customisable print management system that streamlines operations and reduces costs by providing realtime data for estimating, production, accounting, sales management and e-commerce. Other key elements of the Productivity Suite demonstrated at the show were EFI DirectSmile cross-media marketing software and the newest version of EFI Digital StoreFront, a web-to-print software providing an industry-leading print buyer experience that extends variable-data and personalised print capabilities and highlycustomisable responsive SmartStore libraries. Printing companies can profitably produce more work using the industry’s top online job submission solution offering real-time, bidirectional integration and data sharing with EFI MIS/ERP and EFI Fiery digital print workflows. Thermoforming demonstration — Also demonstrated were thermoforming techniques of pre-decorated thermoplastic sheets printed on an EFI VUTEk GS Pro-TF printer. EFI thermoforming inks stretch during the heat-forming process without cracking or loss of opacity and adhesion. LED labelling kiosk — EFI also brings the advantages of LED technology to label and narrow web printing. The Jetrion 4950LX printer represents a new level of digital label production systems — with improved image quality, finer text, higher speeds and advanced LED technology. www.efi.com


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MIMAKI DRESSES TO IMPRESS

Mimaki has announced the availability of the TS300P-1800 inkjet printer. This 1.8m wide rollto-roll sublimation inkjet printer is a dedicated transfer paper printer, offering new levels of quality and productivity in digital textile printing. The Mimaki TS300P-1800 will begin shipping in July this year. Mimaki is located on stand U5-T11 at the show, and will be featuring stylish mannequins clothed in vibrant textiles, printed on the TS300P-1800. “With the textile market booming, Mimaki has placed even more emphasis on bringing innovative digital textile printing solutions to market,” said Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe, “and the result is the brand-new TS300P-1800 printer. Visitors to our stand will see real examples of printed textiles that bring to life the real potential of digital print for this market. We are very excited about the speed, quality and productivity that can be attained with the TS300P-1800 and are confident it will be enthusiastically received by fashion and other textile users.” Technological features that anticipate everyday reality The TS300P-1800 brings a number of new capabilities to textile printing, including: • The ability to print on very lightweight transfer paper for lower running costs with a powerful vacuum feed platen that reduces cockling. • High productivity at 115m2/h maximum print speed at four colour printing (62 m2/h with six colour printing) • Four print heads with a total of 3,200 nozzles and up to three different drop sizes, automatically determined by ink type and print mode; accurate dot placement even with high head gap printing (adjustable from 2 to 7 mm). • Continuous quality printing is assured with the automatic Nozzle Recovery System should a clogged nozzle occur that cannot be addressed by the printer’s automatic nozzle cleaning system. • The newly developed sublimation transfer ink Sb410, available in bulk ink packs and an Uninterrupted Ink Supply System that ensures continuous printing even when unattended. • External dryer that delivers up to 30% faster drying.

tables with the golden jubilee of Esko Kongsberg. “Digital finishing is a vital part of Esko’s strategy, • Highly reliable unattended printing at up to and Esko Kongsberg is key to our future success 115m2/h for reduced labour costs. and that of our customers. We are proud to be • Exceptional colour management including celebrating a half century of excellent technology, colour replacement, accurate profile creation strong skills and great know-how, and are looking and fast file processing with the new Tx3Link forward to the next 50 years of Kongsberg RIP. The printer and RIP can be in different innovation!” comments Udo Panenka, President of locations to facilitate more efficient system Esko. management and operation. The status of Carefully crafted over five decades, the current multiple printers can be monitored remotely Kongsberg product portfolio includes three Series: from desktop or mobile devices. The Tx3Link The Kongsberg V-Series for cost-effective sign RIP also enables accurate calculation of ink and sample-making: costs and print finish time as well as automatic The two models of this Series deliver value, nesting. durability, reliability, precision and ease of use at “This new printer brings so many innovations an attractive investment level. The Kongsberg V to the textile printing market that it is hard for packaging sample making, short run mockto summarise them all,” Horsten added. “We ups and other packaging specific applications is encourage FESPA attendees to stop by to see equipped with a FLEXIHead for highly accurate, this outstanding product for themselves. We’re so powerful cutting on all flexible and thin materials confident about its quality we even dressed up such as paper, folding carton, vinyl, textile, etc. The the mannequins on our stand in Mimaki printed Kongsberg V for signage and display production textile. Digital textile printing is taking over the comes with a MultiCUT tool head, offering milling textile retail market, starting with sporting apparel. productivity and a camera system. Mimaki is ready to respond to the inevitable The Kongsberg X-Series for versatile, robust, demand from the market with the brand-new productive digital finishing, includes: TS300P-1800.” The smaller format Kongsberg XE, a fast, highMore details about Mimaki and its expansive quality solution for sample making and short-run product portfolio can be found via Hybrid production of folding carton and more. A wide Services Ltd — the company’s UK and Irish range of specialty tools offers speed, power and distributor at www.hybridservices.co.uk flexibility to automatically handle a wide variety of materials common in sample making: corrugated, folding carton, solid board, foam, coating blankets, wood and a long list of plastics. The Kongsberg C Series for super-wide finishing productivity: Esko’s significant presence at FESPA brings The Kongsberg C, available in two formats, is answers to print, sign and display operations of all sizes, whether it is a need for speed or a search for the first multifunction super-wide digital finisher highly flexible finishing solutions that can address for signage, display and packaging applications. It is designed to keep up with the faster, wider a wide array of substrates and applications. These operations are among the most creative people in digital printers of today and tomorrow, and stands the graphic arts industry, and Esko stands ready to for capability, capacity, consistency, choice and complete. Consistent precision and accuracy are help them bring that creative vision to reality. guaranteed by the lightweight carbon composite Making the right software choice helps traverse beam which is unique to Esko. businesses handle a greater number of jobs “We are very excited to be talking with visitors more economically while shortening cycle times. at the show,” concludes Armand Gougay, Esko Vice Esko software solutions remove time-consuming President EMEA. “It is a time for mutual inspiration labour from the work process and cost-efficiently – we know we will learn a great deal from visitors enhance throughput and capacity, making a to our stand that will guide us in future R&D significant difference in bottom-line performance efforts, and we hope that our visitors will gain and strengthening customer relationships. inspiration from us as well.” At the show, Esko is also celebrating 50 years www.esko.com of constant innovation in cutting-edge finishing

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Heidelberg Open House Invite

D2D Dedicated To Digital is the theme of Heidelberg’s specialist open house that takes place at its National Showroom in Brentford from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 17 June. Heidelberg will launch its Digital Front End (DFE) and all UK quick print professionals are invited.

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RAWING ON 25 years of workflow experience Heidelberg has designed this simple and effective interface to the new Linoprint digital press products. The DFE accurately controls print quality, colour and ensures consistent output performance. All QPP readers interested in digital printing solutions are welcome to attend just book in first at http://www.heievents.co.uk “Our dedicated Heidelberg Digital Front End will be a key differentiator in the market. The renderer mirrors the dots laid down on a plate for litho applications which means the colour and quality match will be first rate,” says Jim Todd, sales director. “Prepress and digital workflows will be brought together into one common interface. Heidelberg will link the Linoprint CV and CP devices to a Management Information System (Tharstern) and Web2Print solution (ROI 360). The Heidelberg Prinect workflow will calculate the appropriate level of automation based on the value of order, customer relationship and quality of the supplied artwork. This combined and integrated Front End reduces errors, improves results, brings a noticeably faster job flow and builds in business sense and transparency to the digital process.” Heidelberg has already launched the Linoprint CP and CV models with great success and several of the new models have been delivered. Demand for demonstrations is running high, so Heidelberg was clear that a digital printing open house would be fully justified. The Linoprint CP (CP stands for Commercial Performance) and Linoprint CV (Commercial Value) supersede the C901 and C751 models. The presses

offer speed and versatility, the ability to handle a range of stocks and a diversity of formats including a six page A4 or A4 landscape as well as offering the option to add an opaque white, clear or spot varnish coating. The first company to purchase the Linoprint CP was Pensord Press and the first with the Linoprint CV was Diguru.

Three jobs will be produced during the two key demonstrations (scheduled for 11am and 2.30pm): a simple two page leaflet; a complex hybrid job with a digital cover and litho text; and a “bomb”, the term for orders which combine print and other products such as a box of golf balls. Heidelberg experts led by Chris Matthews (digital business manager) and John Murphy (Prinect products specialist) will be on hand to discuss general or specific enquires. Partners joining the D2D open house in June are ROI 360 (web to print), Tharstern (MIS), Polar (cutting solutions), Morgana (finishing) and the Magic Touch (combining print and other products to add sales value). Lunch will be available as well as light refreshments during the day. For further information please contact: Chris Matthews (07827937069) or John Murphy (07778749253) of Heidelberg UK.


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Seeing is believing

At the beginning of this year Martin Christie noted social media was locked in controversy, but it wasn’t the election that was the centre of debate. It was the argument over the colour of a dress. And it was not like the difference of opinion on a shade of colour, it was a conflicting view of two completely different colour combinations.

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T ALL BEGAN innocently enough when a mother sent her daughter and prospective sonin-law a picture of the dress she planned to wear at their wedding. They completely disagreed on the colour, and passed it on to friends to collect opinions. In the way of things on social networking, this investigation soon became viral and shortly more than two million people had expressed a judgement on the comparison. Now this wasn’t a simple matter of people seeing colour cast from viewing on different computer screens and tablets — that’s something we are familiar with on a daily basis. This challenge exposed something more fundamental in what people actually see, or what they believe they see. Something that touches both science and even philosophy. And if you’re wondering what relevance this has to digital imaging bear with me. Regular readers will know I often wander into territory that may at first appear a little obscure, but usually turns out to be a little nearer to home than you might expect. What caused such consternation over the dress controversy was people couldn’t believe how so many people could differ on what they were actually seeing, thinking it might be some sort of magic trick. The trick in fact is not magic but an optical illusion. The colour of the dress does not change, but the way that colour is translated person to person does. This is not just a matter of the illumination — the light falling upon a colour. We are familiar with that if you have ever had to send a customer out into daylight to check the actual colour of a print. This touches the very way individual brains work and how perception of colour can vary from one individual to another. Colour blindness is an obvious condition, but a colour bias is more subtle. The fact that this was such a stark example of the possible differences was what caused a sensation. The original dress is in fact black and blue, but half of the people who looked at it saw it as white and gold. How could such a dramatic contrast be possible? There were plenty of amateur opinions but it was down to the boffins to explain rather smugly that it was something they knew about all along, and even some philosophers got in on the act. The phenomenon is related to what is called colour consistency, that is a characteristic of the human brain to retain an impression of colour hue regardless of actual light level. This is an evolutionary trait based on the need to identify priorities like food and predators. So if you couldn’t

spot that the thing in the shadows with spots was a sabre toothed tiger you were unlikely to be passing your genes on to the next generation. Effectively the brain filters out things that aren’t important in favour of those that are. Many animals have enhanced colour consistency, like bees for example, because pretty well the only important thing in their world is to spot flowers. This colour consistency apparently varies from person to person, including, in extreme, actual colour blindness. Our eyes have colour receptors, called rods and cones, that filter red, green and blue light, and the brain decides which one of the three, or combination, will dominate the resulting vision. In a test the actual dress, rather than a digital representation was put in front of several large audiences, and they all observed a significant difference in what they saw, or what they thought they saw. Overall the public poll seem equally divided on whether it was black and blue or gold and cream. Puzzling but maybe not quite so startling for those of us who work in print and produce images from customers digital files and suffer the ongoing debate over what is the ‘correct’ colour. How do you know if a customer sees what you see, let alone distinguish any alterations. At this point, of course, the philosophers stick their nose in and say how do we know that the world is not all grey anyway and that any colour is the figment of our imagination. That really does open a can of worms, and the conundrum is compounded by introducing an electronic brain into the equation.

There is a certain irony in the fact that the eye to brain process is actually mimicked now by digital cameras and scanners which have RGB photocells and make decisions on the actual colour by way of the processor or software in use. So the possibilities for variance are multiplied. The visible spectrum, what we should see, contains billions of colours. A computer monitor or tablet can display millions, but even a high quality printer can only work in thousands so that puts it in perspective. The printing process involves adding minute pigments of colour, and the more colour is added, the denser the image tends to become. Then you have the matter of the light being reflected back from those very pigments which can vary depending open time of day and light source. Oh, and last but by no means least the colour and reflectivity of the paper on which it is printed. All are part of the issue. So the next time a customer starts to argue about the correct colour just try baffling them with science. Or philosophy.


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FROM THE DARK ROOM TO LIGHTROOM

ASSUMING that there is such a thing as colour in the real world, one of the regular issues is sorting it for print, and one of the most useful tools for sorting it is Adobe Lightroom. As mentioned last month Adobe has released Version Six which is available as a standalone, or as part of the Creative Cloud. At just over a hundred pounds it’s good value compared to Photoshop itself, and a bargain combined as a photo package on subscription at just over eight pounds a month. Obviously it doesn’t have the design capabilities of Photoshop but what it does do, it does really well. A number of fans were disappointed that the new version didn’t have more toys in the box, and only appears to be a small upgrade. But to be fair to have added more tools would have risked competing with its bigger, more capable brother. Although there aren’t many obvious improvements on the new version over number five, which I’ve been using, there are always some hidden benefits in improving performance. You can now select to use your computer graphics processor (GPU) in the develop mode for more speed. There’s another filter brush and a further refined clone tool/healing brush, but other novelties like face recognition, and curing pet red eye and likely to be less useful at the print shop. It was designed primarily for photographers which is why the interface is more like a digital darkroom with camera-like controls rather than more familiar Adobe layouts. And it’s because it’s intended for users editing multiple image files that it proves so handy for dealing with customers who bring in media with loads of files. It only handles RGB pixel based files, so won’t see PDFs or any other vector based images in CMYK, although there is now CMYK support for soft proofing to print. Most importantly, it works without loss to the original file, so you can edit and prepare for print without altering the customer’s copies. Rather than opening files individually, as you would in Photoshop, you can import a batch or select only a portion of a folder. The images are then held in a library module where they can be further selected by colour coding for example, and arranged for attention or editing. You can go straight to print from there or if you can see they are going to need a bit of processing for the particular printer, move into Develop mode where you have much more control over all aspects of colour and density. Digital images, particularly if they are unedited from digital cameras, contain lots of information which modern software is able to interrogate, and alter. Lightroom has a whole batch of tools which can make subtle or substantial changes to all parts of an image from basic exposure and colour balance, throughout highlights and shadows, to absolute fine colour channel tuning. If a series of images all require the same adjustment, they can simply be selected and the settings synchronised either entirely or partially, and this is a really convenient way of batch processing without time consuming editing. A before and after display can show you the effects changes have made, and you can revert back through history if you have gone too far, or even create a virtual copy if you want to save a version somewhere in between. The alternative of wading through lots of images individually in Photoshop isn’t really an option if time and money is a concern, as it usually is. It’s also a facility which your average customer is unlikely to have or be able to use especially as they now collect so many images on phones and camera cards. From the develop mode the processed images are exported to the same or an alternative folder or drive where they can be renamed, and resized if necessary. That way the originals are kept intact and not accidently

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overwritten. This is also useful if you want to quickly save several alternative versions of the same file, for example for print and for web use. Lightroom will retain all the library information even if you move the original files, so you can reapply them another time if you can locate the files. Only deleting the catalogue folders will remove this data. Lightroom has a couple of other modules, one that can save a layout for a photobook, and one that will sort a web page or pages, both of which functions are fully editable. The most useful for digital on demand will be the print dialogue one. Again, this is not quite so straight forward as some programmes, but bear with it, once you get the hang of it’s little idiosyncrasies, it’s a handy little tool certainly compared to handling multiple layout with files of different sizes. Unlike Photoshop, Lightroom print files are not pixel dependent, so you can lay up files of different size without them being affected by resolution. If you create a file in Photoshop and import images of different resolution, you will find the dimensions will be affected as the resolution of the base canvas will take preference. Lightroom comes with some basic templates, but you can create your own custom ones, and save print files, as well as printer information. The Develop module shows thumbnails of the individual files so they can be picked and laid up to suit, including margins and orientation. Sorting out the columns and margins is a bit of a juggling act which I still struggle with even after several years, but the trick is to get your page size sorted in the first dialogue box and work to that. A display that includes bleed, margins, and individual cell dimensions is really handy. If there are edits that can’t be done in Lightroom, like adding text or layers then you can move directly into Photoshop and back again. All in all Lightroom is one of the best value offers for image manipulation. I always point out that other photo imaging packages are available, but being part of the Adobe stable puts it in the premier division.

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Arjowiggins supporting education in Madagascar ARJOWIGGINS Graphic has launched its 2015 Cyclus campaign. Launching globally in 34 countries, including France, Australia, South Africa and the UK, corporate end users, print managers, designers and printers will be able to request a free Cyclus 100% Recycled notebook to help fund the education of children in a less privileged part of the world. With a dedicated website — www.cycluspaper.com, web banners, eblasts and an innovative origami lemur mailer and video, customers are invited to reflect on their own days at pre-school and their first days of learning in an engaging and interactive way. Angela De Vorchik, Marketing Manager at Arjowiggins Graphic UK said: “For this year’s campaign we have taken inspiration from Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai who said ‘we should learn everything and then choose which path to follow’. We wanted to provide these children with the opportunity to gain an education from the earliest age and forge their path in life as a result. Once we reach our target of 5,000 notepad requests, we will be able to set the 720 children in the four SOS Children’s Villages pre-schools of Madagascar on their journeys of learning. Following the success of last year’s campaign, we are delighted to continue this successful relationship with SOS Children’s Villages France as we launch our latest Cyclus campaign”. Using Arjowiggins Graphic’s leading paper solutions and showcasing their innovative potential, the origami lemur mailer has been manufactured using a combination of CyclusPrint 250gsm and CyclusOffset 140gsm whilst the notepad uses CyclusPrint 350gsm for the cover pages and CyclusOffset 90gsm for the internal text pages. CyclusPrint is a 100% recycled matt-coated natural white printing paper for use in both full colour and black and white printing and ideal for a variety of uses whilst Cyclus Offset is a 100% recycled uncoated natural white paper that accentuates the creative message, where touch and feel combine with and support – the visual image. Charline Bergeron, Head of Partnership at SOS Children’s Villages France said, “Following the success of last year’s Cyclus campaign, which contributed to the education of 500 children in Madagascar, we are pleased to continue our relationship with Arjowiggins Graphic. Education is vital to our work and the contribution Arjowiggins Graphic will make to the lives of these children is truly great.” The campaign is being rolled out in the UK by Antalis a distributor of Cyclus. Belinda Kelly, Marketing Manager Antalis UK comments: “The Cyclus paper range enables us to deliver the shade and finish businesses need for their printed communications, such as high end marketing brochures and mailers, whilst also conveying the green credentials. When compared to the manufacture of non-recycled papers the manufacturing process reduces energy consumption, uses less water, diverts waste from landfill and the CO2 emissions are substantially lower. It is a paper with an environmental story that contributes to a business’s message – superb quality, a beautiful texture and a unique subtle shade . The Ultimate Recycled!” Arjowiggins Graphic’s customers are also able to use the company’s online EcoCalculator to create a personal Environmental Benefit Statement (EBS). The EBS reveals the savings on landfill, greenhouse gases, water and energy used by choosing Cyclus 100% recycled papers for a specific project and is an excellent way to engage users with the benefits of choosing recycled papers. www.cycluspaper.com


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Print on greetings cards

ON Stand 324 at the recent ‘Progressive Greetings Live’ exhibition in the Business Design Centre, London, QPP were greeted by Antalis with a variety of greetings cards materials. Visitors to the only dedicated greetings cards show in the UK were inspired by the colours, textures and finishes available within Antalis’ luxury creative papers and graphical board ranges, to create their unique eye-catching greetings designs, as well as matching envelopes and gift wrap. Products on display included substrates guaranteed to digitally print short runs or one-off personalised cards. For more traditional crafted techniques, papers from the Invercote, Incada, Curious Collection, Rives, Conqueror and Carta Integra ranges were shown, in a wide variety of sizes, finishes and weights, as well as 100% recycled options. Belinda Kelly, UK Marketing Manager, comments: “Progressive Greetings Live is the ideal location for us to reach those in the greetings cards industry. Buyers, designers and enthusiasts have seen how Antalis aims to inspire and evolve with its creative papers range.” Visitors to the Antalis stand collected a range of printed samples to provide further inspiration and demonstrate the capabilities of paper for achieving beautiful and creative card design. To find out what Antalis can offer you for all your greetings cards requirements, visit www.antalis.co.uk.

Print on wristbands

THE www.snapproducts.co.uk standard colour range of printed Silicone Wristbands are available on a 24hr express service with a one colour print. As well as the standard range, pantone matched, children sizes and glow in the dark wristbands are also available on standard lead times, with multi-coloured spot prints also achievable. Snap Products are passionate about promotional items, specifically digitally printed promotional products. The highly innovative, full colour printing technique enables highly detailed logos and even photographic quality images onto a range of promotional merchandise. Choose from a number of generic products that we know are popular and then start to think outside what we think is print possible. Printed pens, sewing kits, sliding puzzle games, sliding puzzle rulers, book shaped eraser, air fresheners, colourful eraser, fridge magnets, glue stick, yo-yo, pencil sharpeners and paper slitters. Other innovative products include the Kite Pen, its flat shape enables full colour printing whilst its light weight design enables cost effective direct marketing campaigns. Products are continuously being added to the portfolio, recent additions include a range of promotional golf products; golf forks, markers, golf gift sets, golf gloves, tees, PVC score card holder and golf balls. To cater for businesses looking to communicate their green credentials check out the substantial Eco range, which is constantly being added to: recycled fridge magnets, recycled frisbees, recycled credit card ice scrapers, recycled wheelie bin pen pots, recycled pencil sharpeners, recycled coasters, recycled golf forks, recycled golf ball markers, recycled boomerangs, novelty recycled paper clips, recycled note books, recycled yo-yos, recycled paper clip pyramid, recycled tyre tad gauge key ring, recycled plug socket protector, wooden key chain. Get tooled up with printing on spirit level tape measures, spirit level tape measure key rings, triangular tool sets and handy tool sets. To cater for the hospitality, and hotel events markets the following products are in stock in the UK in order to meet any last minute emergencies: sliding scissors, fist shaped bottle opener, bottle cap shaped fridge magnet, folding mirror, folding comb with mirror, sewing kits, Swish lighters, Iwax M3L childproof lighter, PromoLight For further information on any of the products in the print now range please call the sales team on 01252 796860. www.snapproducts.co.uk


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Print on plastic paper

ANTALIS has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Polyart, the market leading range of environmentally friendly synthetic paper sheets manufactured by sister company ArjoBex. With over 40 years as the proven market leader, Polyart synthetic paper offers a complete range of films designed to withstand the most demanding applications and is easily printable by offset, flexo, thermal transfer and digital technologies. Polyart comprises a creative and durable polyethylene plastic film which makes it both water and tear resistant, while its unique print-receptive clay coating gives it a premium matt coated paper-like feel. Polyart has excellent print properties that ensures rich, vivid images, excellent ink holdout without requiring any special preparation such as over lamination, as well as rapid drying characteristics. With the quality and feel of paper, and its high levels of tear and water resistance, the versatile range of Polyart products are suited for a wide array of uses; from the demands of retail industrial applications (including direct food contact) to the production of manuals, menus, guide books, waterproof maps and outdoor field and construction diagrams and signage as well as labels, tags, tickets and passes. Commenting on the distribution announcement for the Polyart range, Danny Kahan, Product Manager at Antalis says, “This really is a flexible product that opens up so many opportunities for printers looking for an easy solution for a range of demanding applications. Combining the advantages of paper with the durability of plastic, Polyart looks, feels, prints and converts like a premium matt-coated paper, with the added benefit of a long shelf life and durability that stands up to water, weather, grease and chemicals.” The Polyart range comprises a standard offset matt white offering that is printable using oxidising inks (conventional paper inks can be used over 140/175 gsm with print guide recommendations), as well as ‘writable’ using both pencil or ballpoint pen. And, with no grain direction, artwork can be orientated in any direction to maximise sheet area and reduce waste. The HP Indigo Tints range offers full HP Indigo certification and all the print and performance properties of the standard product while producing a luxurious, silk finish in subtle pale blue and gold, making it a perfect medium for the cosmetics and personal care sector. Polyart, which is fully recyclable with other plastic wastes, is produced at sites that are fully accredited to ISO14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that conform to international standards for sustainable development. Direct food contact is covered by ISEGA Certification. For further information, contact Antalis on 0870 607 9014 or visit www.antalis.co.uk

Print on the darkside

WITH Reflectra textile film you can personalise garments that look great in the day and eyecatching at night! Create designs that are certain to get you noticed by choosing from a large range of different effects and colours, including fluorescents. See the entire reflectra range at xpres http://bit.ly/textile-transfer-films.

Print on cushions MIKE Robinson, director at Clear Prospects is introducing a trade service for British Made Full Colour Logo Cushions with Premium Water Resistant Fabric and printed to both sides for promotional product use. • Water resistant photo fabric. • Full colour printed (dye-sub) both sides. • Edge to edge printing. • Any size up to 57cm x 40cm. • Filled with hypoallergenic polyester fibre. • British Made. • BS5852 approved. • Minimum order from one unit. • Clear Prospects Ltd is a textile factory based in Lancashire manufacturing British Made Promotional Merchandise since 2001. The most popular items include Exhibition Tablecloths, Pillows and Cushions and Aprons. The in-house printing capability to brand the items manufactured with your clients logos from single colour through to full colour dye sub photography prints. www.britishmadepromotionalmerchandise.co.uk sales@britishmadepromotionalmerchandise.co.uk Or telephone: 01254 52727

Print on mints

CREDIT card and house shaped mint containers printed in stunning full colour digital print. Another breathe of fresh air to your clients marketing and promotions from our friends at www.snapproducts.co.uk

Print on banding

NOW this one is still under cover and our research ongoing whilst the new launch is presently embargoed. Although under wraps we have had some hands on with a new desktop strapper. The use of an automatic bander improves presentation and the safe travel of your customers prints. At under two pence to securely strap a bundle we envisage many a QPP print room banding together to make a case for this undeniably useful bit of kit available on rent for less than two pounds a day. Anyway enough said until we uncover the what, how and available from who next month.


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Print on water

THE brother tape creator research has gone from tape to ribbon and now led to printing on water. Top this up with a really special QPP readers offer and you must appoint a member of your staff to get involved. The printer has a list price of around £1500 and the first 100 lucky readers will be building a new business division for just £500 to include some start up consumables too. Contact me first for the trade introduction and special pricing invitation editor@QuickPrintPro.co.uk The selling price is returning around 75% gross profit. We have kept it simple by selling all colour STILL combinations and widths 500ml at the same price of £1 per metre. Cost is around 25 pence and orders can have a minimum order of five metres with no maximum length. Try selling personalised water to your local pubs, clubs and restaurants, of course all water will need to be passed by the management! This printer is great for labels and re-labelling products. Be aware that in the case of water certain information must be included so just copy wherever you buy your water from. Mineral Analysis Typical Values mg per Litre Calcium Chloride Magnesium Potassium Sulphates Sodium Bicarbonates Nitrates Nitrites Dry Residue at 180° pH (at source)

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FOLLOWING on from our success with printing on cups we are now being asked to print on milkshakes! You can use a thinner cup but we are consolidating on quality and for the price difference you wouldn’t want to lose an order for hot drink cups by someone seeing the wrong sample. Unified we now proceed to all the trendy burger bars in search of branding beef joints where they have been branded before. A choice of tops for the summer, one with a dome and one with a flat top. All research sponsored as usual by our friends at the www.printedcupcompany.co.uk Join in their tenth birthday celebrations.

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TOM Smyth at www.sweetchariotcarfresheners. co.uk has printed some car air fresheners for QPP to circulate to the top 100 marketeers in print. If you want to nominate someone, please do. They have just been delivered and now you can really smell summer has arrived. Yes, a whiff of a new profit opportunity in print. We promised more refreshing ideas in print this month so take a deep breath and get onboard. Order your own short run, any shape, marketing re-freshener and set best smelling business practice to your customers.

Print on garments TIME to meet Nick Kirby at MOOCH who will help us discover DST printing. This new print process is a mix between screen and digital print technologies, not that we need worry too much about that as he will make us ‘badges’ to heat press on for those longer and higher quality personalised garments jobs. There are different products depending on the application. Low melt is for polyester and normal for cotton etc. Just the pressing time scenario we are mostly used to with our home made toner transfers. For longer runs and more durable jobs this is a definite upgrade, washability is much improved too. When advising on a promotion with variable images to be used not much more than once a week for a few months then instant toner transfers are still very much the game. However when work wear is going to be worn hard, washed hot and is on more expensive textiles then trade up to DST. Our research is starting with our own A3 sheet of emblems, so we can show our end user customers the quality by making up a few samples. When we know more we will share our learning curve experiences here and on the web and email. You can register your interest and have personal feedback of our journey and join in too. Editor@QuickPrintPro.co.uk

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More WIP: Work in Progress Does anyone have information on printing on stationery? It is becoming fashionable to write letters again. Now some of you young things won’t remember Basildon Bond personalised stationery for home use. Printing blue on blue A5 with matching envelopes and sepia on cream. Quick printers produced loads of

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you are still doing these and what packaging works best. S. B. Weston have some very smart and strong boxes, which we will feature next month. For your own research get into www. sbweston.com More on this here soon, on the web and in your inbox.


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COPY THIS There was a doctor who was the most respected man in town. Wanting to spend more time with his family, he decided to clone himself to cut down on his workload. He was very successful. No one could tell that they were being examined by a clone and not the real doctor. After a while, the clone became vulgar and would tell his patients dirty jokes. The doctor realised this and decided that he needed to kill the clone to save his reputation. He took the clone to a cliff outside of town and pushed him off. The next day, however, the police found out and arrested the doctor for making an obscene clone fall.

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? Two cowboys from Texas walk into a roadhouse to wash the trail dust from their throats. They stand at the bar, drinking a beer and talking about current cattle prices. Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table, who is eating a sandwich, begins to cough. After a minute or so, it becomes apparent that she is in real distress. One of the cowboys looks at her and say, ‘kin ya swaller?’ The woman shakes her head, no. Kin ya breathe?’ The woman begins to turn blue and shakes her head. The cowboy walks over to the woman, lifts up the back of her dress, yanks down her panties, and slowly runs his tongue from the back of her thigh up to the small of her back. The woman is so shocked, that she has a violent spasm and the obstruction flies out of her mouth. As she begins to breathe again, the cowboy walks slowly back to the bar and takes a drink from his beer. His partner says, Ya know, I’d heard of that there Hind Lick manoeuvre, but ain’t never seen nobody do it.’

SPOOKY A man visits his psychiatrist and talks about being haunted by visions of his departed relatives. He says; these ghosts are perched on the tops of fence posts around my garden every night. They sit there and watch me and watch me. What can I do? The psychiatrist says; that’s easy… just sharpen the tops of the posts.

BEST 11 NAMED 1. I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and I think, “Well, that’s not going to happen.” 2. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospital dying of nothing. 3. The other night I ate at a real family restaurant. Every table had an argument going. 4. Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they use to. 5. According to a recent survey, men say the first thing they notice about a woman is their eyes, and woman say the first thing they notice about men is they’re a bunch of liars. 6. Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. 7. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. 8. Have you noticed that a slight tax increase costs you £200 and a substantial tax cut saves you 35 pence? Ha, you will do. 9. In the 60s people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal. 10. Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realise that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. 11. How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? Sorry make that 12: “Conjunctivitis. com – that’s a site for sore eyes”

SOME CHANCE A little girl asked her mother, “Can I go outside and play with the boys?” Her mother replied, “No, you can’t play with the boys, they’re too rough.” The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked, “If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?”

A COUPLE OF SHORTS FOR THE ROAD A police recruit was asked during the exam, “What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?” He said: “Call for backup.” A man walks into a pub, goes up to the bar ‘Pint of best’ he says to the barman, Whilst waiting for his drink he notices that Vincent Van Gogh is sitting at one of the tables He goes up to him and says ‘Are you Vincent Van Gogh?’ ‘Yes’ the old man replies ‘Do you want a pint?’ ‘No, ta. I’ve got one ‘ere.’

SAFE BET A woman in Atlantic City was losing at the roulette wheel. When she was down to her last 10 dollars, she asked the fellow next to her for a good number. “Why don’t you play your age?” he suggested. The woman agreed, and then put her money on the table. The next thing the guy with the advice knew, the woman had fainted and fallen to the floor. He rushed right over. “Did she win?” he asked. “No” replied the attendant. “She put 10 dollars on 33 and 46 came in.”

SHORT AND SWEET AND A TOUCH GHOULISH Q: What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost? A: Bamboo. Q: What’s a haunted chicken? A: Poultry-geist. Q: Why are most monsters covered in wrinkles? A: Have you ever tried to iron a monster? Q: What kind of mistakes do ghosts make? A: Boo boos. Q: Why couldn’t Dracula’s wife get to sleep? A: Because of his coffin. Q: Why do mummies make excellent spies? A: They’re good at keeping things under wraps.

WOULD YOU REMARRY? An elderly couple were in bed one night and the woman woke up from a bad dream. She was scared and panicking. Her husband awoke and turned the light on to calm her. He asked what was wrong. She said “I had a dream that I died and you got remarried.” She asked him, “If I died tomorrow, would you get remarried?” He said “Sure, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life lonely.” Then she asked, “Well would you two live in this house?” He replied “Sure, we just finished paying off our mortgage.” She asked again, angry now, “Well would she sleep in this bed?” He snickered and said “Yes, of course, this bed is brand new and expensive, there’s no reason to rid of it.” She asked irately, “Well would she use my golf clubs?!” He replied with a straight, serious face, “No. She’s left handed.”

TAKE YOUR MEDICINE A 75 year old woman went to the doctor for a check-up. The doctor told her she needed more activity and recommended sex three times a week. She said to the doctor, ‘Please, tell my husband.’ The doctor walked into the waiting room and told her husband that his wife needed to have sex three times a week. The 80 year old husband replied, ‘Which days?’ The doctor answered, ‘How about Monday, Wednesday and Friday.’ The husband said, ‘I can bring her Monday and Wednesday, but on Fridays, she’ll have to take the bus.’

TUNE IT IN A tourist in Vienna goes through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source. He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: “Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827.” Then he realises that the music is the Ninth Symphony, and it is being played backwards! Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backwards. Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar. When they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backwards. The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th. By the next day the word has spread and a throng has gathered around the grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backwards. Just then the graveyard’s caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the music. “Don’t you get it?” the caretaker says incredulously. “He’s decomposing.”

BANKERS TALE A frog walks into a bank, and approaches the banker. He sees the tellers name tag read Paddy Black and says “I’d like to take out a loan, Mrs. Black” “Certainly,” says the banker, “how much would that be for?” “One million dollars.” replies the frog. “Don’t worry, it’s ok, I know the manager.” The banker is understandably taken aback by this, and asks if the frog has


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hypothetical questions? 7. If a deaf child signs swear words, does his mother wash his hands with soap? 8. If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation? 9. Is there another word for synonym? 10. Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all?” 11. What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? 12. If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages? 13. Would a fly without wings be called a walk? 14. Why do they lock petrol station toilets? Are they afraid someone will break-in and clean them? 15. If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked? 16. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? 17. If the police arrest a mute, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? 18. Why do they put braille on the OH DEER! drive-through bank machines? Two deer hunters were in the woods 19. How do they get deer to cross looking for one to shoot. the road only at those yellow They come into a clearing, and road signs? a beautiful woman is laying on a 20. What was the best thing before blanket completely nude. sliced bread? The first hunter asks “Are you game” 21. One nice thing about egotists: The woman answers “Sure I am” they don’t talk about other The second hunter shot her. people. 22. Does the little mermaid wear MORE QUESTIONS an algebra? (this one took me a THAN ANSWERS minute) 23. Do infants enjoy infancy as much 1. One tequila, two tequila, three as adults enjoy adultery? tequila… floor. 24. How is it possible to have a civil 2. Atheism is a non-prophet war? organisation. 25. If one synchronised swimmer 3. If man evolved from monkeys drowns, do the rest drown too? and apes, why do we still have 26. If you ate both pasta and monkeys and apes? antipasto, would you still be 4. The main reason that Santa is so hungry? jolly is because he knows where 27. If you try to fail, and succeed, all the bad girls live. which have you done? 5. I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “where’s the self- 28. Whose cruel idea was it for the word ‘lisp’ to have ‘s’ in it? help section?” she said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. 29. Why are haemorrhoids called 6. What if there were no “haemorrhoids” instead of any collateral to cover this. “As a matter of fact, I do!” says the frog, and he reaches into his pocket and hands over a tiny ceramic elephant. “What?!” says the banker, “This is garbage! I can’t take this!” “Well, take it up with my father then!” The frog retorts. “Oh yeah, and who might that be?” The banker is quickly getting more and more annoyed at the frog. “Why, it’s Keith Richards!” The frog is waiting impatiently, tapping his toe on the ground. “Now, can I have that loan or not?” “Wait right here” the banker says, as she storms into the back room, looking for her manager. “There’s a frog out there who claims to know you, and wants a million dollar loan. He claims his father is Keith Richards! He even gave me this as collateral,” she says, holding up the elephant. “I mean, what even is this?” The manager takes a look at the elephant and replies “It’s a knick knack, Paddy Black, give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone!”

A Sales Manager was organising a blitz day.

Now, you must not say, “I ain’t goin’.” You should say…

“assteroids”? 30. Why is it called tourist season if we can’t shoot at them? 31. Why is there an expiration date on sour cream? 32. If you spin an oriental man in a circle three times, does he become disoriented? 33. Can an atheist get insurance against acts of god? 34. Why do shops have signs, ‘guide dogs only’, the dogs can’t read and their owners are blind? Answers on a £5.00 note please, I need the money for sleeping pills!

YELLOW 24 A man goes to the doctor’s and asks why he’s been feeling ill. The doctor examines him and replies “I’m sorry to tell you, you’ve got the disease known as Yellow 24.” “What’s that?” the man asks. “It means your internal organs have started turning yellow you’ve got 24 hours to live”. The man goes home and tells his wife the bad news. His wife says “Well, will you come to bingo with me tonight then? Otherwise you’ll never be able to.” The man agrees so he and his wife go to the bingo. He finds that he’s won the one-line and £10. He begins to think this isn’t such a bad day after all. Twenty minutes later, he’s won the full house and £150. He enters the lucky draw, worth £500, and wins that too. The bingo caller calls him up on stage. He says “I don’t believe it, mate. You’ve won three competitions in a total of £660 in one night. You must be the luckiest man on the earth!” The man says “Well, no, I’m not. I’ve got Yellow 24.” The bingo caller looks down at the piece of paper he’s holding and starts clapping. “I don’t believe it; he’s won the raffle as well!”

FOURTH TIME LUCKY Once upon a time, these two women were talking and the one asks the other how many times she’s been married, and the reply was four. ‘Four times!’ exclaimed the first woman, why so many? So the other woman said: ‘Well, I first got married

“I am not going, he is not going; we are not going; they are not going.”

when I was very young, and I married this wonderful man who was a banker. However, one day just a few weeks after we were married, his bank was robbed and he was shot and killed.’ ‘Oh my gosh, that’s terrible’ the first woman said. ‘Well, it wasn’t that tragic. Soon after that, I started seeing another man who performed in the circus. He was really a great guy, but he lived pretty dangerously because he performed his high-wire act without a net. Well, a few weeks after we got married, he was performing a show and suddenly a gust of wind came by and knocked him off his wire and he was killed.’ ‘Your second husband was killed too? That’s horrible!’ ‘Yes, it was terrible, but at the funeral I fell in love with the minister and we got married soon after that. Unfortunately, one Sunday while he was walking to church, he was hit by a car and killed.’ ‘Three? Three husbands of yours were killed? How could you live through all that? ‘ ’It was pretty tough, but then I met my present husband. And he’s a wonderful man. I think we’ll live a long happy life together.’ ‘’And what does your present husband do for a living? ‘ ’He’s a mortician. ‘ ’A mortician? I don’t understand something here. First you marry a banker, then a circus performer, then a minister, and now a mortician? Why such a diverse grouping of husbands? ‘ ’Well, if you think about it it’s not too hard to understand... One for the money... Two for the show...Three to get ready... And four to go!’

YOUR ROUND A salesman entered a library and asked, “Can I have a pint of lager and a packet of crisps please?!” The librarian said “I’m sorry, but this is a library.” Then the salesman WHISPERED “Oh, sorry can I have a pint of lager and a packet of crisps?”

Salesman: Wow! Ain’t nobody goin’ then?

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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

Distributor of Contex Large Format Scanners and MFP solutions with touch controllers, Scan Copy Print. Large Flatbed scanners up to A1 size, Microfilm Scanners and Book Scanners up to A2 page size.

ALMABYTE

Contact: John Clark, tel: 020 7924 1087 1A Mallinson Road, Battersea, London. SW11 1BW

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.

CALF HEY DESIGN

Tel: 01484 542 795 Fax: 01484 421 435 www.calf-hey.com 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 fullcolour, 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.

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.

HARRIER LLC

Tel: 01626 322680 Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon. TQ12 4UH Email: sales@harrierllc.co.uk www.harrierllc.co.uk The UK’s leading HP Indigo digital printer and finisher offering unbeatable TRADE ONLY prices, litho qualty and customer service.

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: 01268 534444 Email: info@konicaminolta.co.uk www.konicaminolta.co.uk Miles Gray Road, Basildon, Essex. SS14 3AR

COLOURFAST GROUP

Manufacturers of the bizhub PRO range of high quality production print devices ranging from 55cpm colour to 105cpm black and white.

High Volume B/W and Colour Photocopying and Brighton’s Original Copy Bureau Centre. Artwork, Design and Print. Trade work undertaken.

Tel: 01327 304601 Fax: 01327 871097 www.kipuk.com Stephenson Close, Drayton Fields, Daventry NN11 8RF

Tel: 01273 674321 Fax: 01273 609135 Email: sales@colourfast.co.uk 36 Cheltenham Place, Brighton BN1 4AB

COPYMATTERS

Contact: Dan Tester Tel: 07957 291718 Fax: 01273 609135 www.copymatters.co.uk

Copywriting, proofreading, design, print and web services.

CUSTOM PRINTED

Tel: 01970 808808 Mob: 0777 333 0203 Email: sales@customprinted.co.uk Web: www.customprinted.co.uk Glanyrafon Enterprise Park, Aberystwyth SY23 3JQ

Manufacturer and distributor of business promotional items printed with your Company name, business logo and contact details. We have one of the largest ranges of promotional and packaging solutions including printed carrier bags, pens, mugs, coasters, key rings, trolley key rings, badges, wrist bands, fridge magnets and boxes customized to your requirements. We offer a top quality service, competitive prices and fast turnaround.

KIP UK

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.

LUCAS FETTES

Tel. 020 7392 2800 Email: andrew.thompson@lucasfettes.co.uk www.lucasfettes.co.uk 1st Floor, 13-15 Folgate Street, London. E1 6BX Insurance – CSMA premier business policy.

THE MAGAZINE PRODUCTION COMPANY

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

METRO UK

Tel: 01753 884811 Email: hunterslodge@onetel.net A0 Plan Copiers, Plotters and Cad Printers. Specialists in the supply of quality preowned 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.

NCR PADS

Tel: 0845 8388 358 Email: damon.t@ncrpads.co.uk www.ncrpads.co.uk NCR Pads Ltd, 6 Waterside Gardens, Shrewsbury, SY3 9AG Bespoke printing​in the UK for trade NCR pads, sets, books and continuous forms.

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NELSON PRESS

Tel: 01794 340100 Fax: 01794 340696 Email: sales@nelsonpress.co.uk www.nelsonpress.co.uk Unit 5, Home Farm Industries, Romsey, Hampshire. SO51 0JT 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 PRINTING SOLUTIONS

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

PEN WAREHOUSE

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

PERFECT COLOURS

Tel: 0845 680 9000 Fax: 0845 680 9014 Web: www.perfectcolours.com Email: info@perfectcolours.com Unit 2 Glengall Business Centre, 43-47 Glengall Road, London, SE15 6NF HP Preferred Partner specialising in large and grand format printing and finishing solutions, supplying Durst, Jetix, HP, Canon and Epson LF printers. For more information or to book a free printer demonstration call or email us.

PDC PRESENTATION SOLUTIONS

Tel: 020 8810 5770 Fax: 020 8810 9190 Email: sales@pdcuk.com www.pdcuk.com

PDC are the UK’s Coil/Spiral experts, we manufacture 45 coil colours in any length up to one metre, in diameters from 6mm up to 50mm and in a range of 45 colours. Call or email for free samples and pricing.

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.

RAFFLE TICKETS DIRECT

Tel. 01933 411332 Fax 01933 411514 Email sales@raffleticketsdirect.co.uk Web: www.raffleticketsdirect.co.uk Lower Farm, High Street, Irchester, Northants. NN29 7AB One colour to full colour raffle tickets. Fast free express delivery. Cheapest prices in the UK at the best print quality. All tickets are glued within the stub (no metal staples used to fix books).

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).


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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

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.

UMG UK

Tel: 0800 915 4263 www.uchida.uk.com Jasmine House, High Street, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9HN

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: 02380 574100 Fax: 02380 574200 Email: info@xeretec.co.uk. www.xeretec.co.uk Brickfield Trading Estate, Brickfield Lane, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. SO53 4DR 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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Elmstok Paper Supplies.........................................................................................................Océ Imaging Supplies Pencils........................................................................................................................................Pen Warehouse Pens.............................................................................................................................................Pen Warehouse Personal Attention.........................................................................Smethwick Advocate Publishing Photocopiers.............................................................................................................................Image Runner Photocopier Supplies..........................................................................................Océ Imaging Supplies Plan Printers..........................................................................................................................................Metro UK Plan Printing (mono and colour)..............................................................Coles Copying Services Plastic Pockets and Wallets......................................................................................................... Duraweld Plotters.....................................................................................................................................................Metro UK Polypropylene Boxes...................................................................................................................... Duraweld PosterJet Software...............................................................................................................Perfect Colours Presentation Packaging (Printed)............................................................................................ Duraweld Poster Printing......................................................................................................Coles Copying Services Printers..........................................................................................................................................Image Runner Print Finishing Equipment...........................................................................Print Finishing Solutions Print Finishing Equipment..................................................................................................................Caslon Printed Carrier Bags...........................................................................................................Custom Printed Printing Systems................................................................................................................... Konica Minolta Printing Systems............................................................................................................................OKI Europe Printing Systems...............................................................................................................Sharp Electronics Project/Product collaboration.................................................Smethwick Advocate Publishing Promotional Printing.........................................................................................................................Print On Promotional Products.................................................................Listawood Promotional Products Proofreading..................................................................................................................................Copymatters Puzzles.......................................................................................................................................................Print On Raffle Tickets..................................................................................................................................Nelson Press Raffle Tickets..................................................................................................................Raffle Tickets Direct Receipt Books.................................................................................................................................Abbot Print Register Sets....................................................................................................................................Abbot Print Ring Binders...................................................................................................................................................Vivid Ring Binders........................................................................................................................................Duraweld Ring Binders...................................................................................................Scotia Plastic Binding (UK) RISO Inks and Masters...................................................................................Apple Office Equipment RISO Repairs and Service.............................................................................Apple Office Equipment RISO New and Refurbished Machines.................................................Apple Office Equipment Scanners.......................................................................................................................................Image Runner Scanning A4-A0...................................................................................................Coles Copying Services Screen Printing...................................................................................................................................Sovereign Security Labels......................................................................................................................................Calf Hey Self Adhesive Labels..........................................................................................................................Calf Hey Self Adhesive Labels.........................................................................................................Supreme Labels Self Adhesive Pockets.................................................................................................................... Duraweld Short Run Litho.............................................................................................................................PMT Digital Shredding Machines...............................................................................................................Binding Store Shredding Machines - Document Shredders, all types................................................. Elmstok Signs (Printed)....................................................................................................................................Sovereign Speciality Papers..................................................................................................................................GFSmith Sublimation Solutions....................................................................................................The Magic Touch Thermographic Equipment and Supplied................................................................................Caslon Tickets................................................................................................................................................Nelson Press Trade..................................................................................................................................................... Harrier LLC Trade Printing.................................................................................................................................. Harrier LLC Transfer Paper.....................................................................................................................The Magic Touch Transparencies...............................................................................................................................................Vivid USB Flashdrives...............................................................................Listawood Promotional Products Vinyl Labels.............................................................................................................................................Calf Hey Vinyl Labels............................................................................................................................Supreme Labels Web Design...................................................................................................................................Copymatters Wedding Stationery Stock.............................................................................................................GFSmith Wire Binding...................................................................................................Scotia Plastic Binding (UK) Wire Binding Machines.........................................................................................................Binding Store Xativia................................................................................................................................................. Art Systems Xerox Office Equipment................................................................................................................Xerox UK Xerox the Document Company................................................................................................Xerox UK Xerox Digital Press................................................................................................................................Xeretec Xerox LFP...................................................................................................................................................Xeretec


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FOR SALE: PARKER COUNTESS PRINT-DOWN FRAME

PARKER COUNTESS Print-down Frame in perfect working order. £100 + VAT. (Hampshire). If this is of any interest, please e-mail Mr Lindsey Maguire: print@studio-6.co.uk

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FOR SALE: LITHO INKS AND CONSUMABLES

At least 50 tins of ink (some full/some used). Yours for £100 + VAT. Will split. Also, quite a few packs of Handi-pads, some chemicals and other consumables and a plate punch for a Heidelberg QM46. E-mail for a comprehensive list. All going cheap! (Hampshire). If this is of any interest, please e-mail Mr Lindsey Maguire: print@studio-6.co.uk

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www.lionpic.co.uk You don’t get a second chance… …to make a first impression. An errant apostrophe, a poorly constructed sentence, a glaring spelling mistake – this will put off a potential customer or client. Don’t risk it, we can edit/proof as much, or as little, as you wish with prices starting at just £20.

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We have the following large format printers to clear at heavily reduced prices. Please look at the items below and contact us if they are of interest. 1 x HP Latex 360 64” Printer with take up reel. 1 Year full warranty £14700 + vat; 1 x Epson Surecolor S50600 64” High Speed Eco Solvent Printer with take up reel. 1 year full warranty Only £8800 + vat; 1 x Mimaki JV33 160 64” Eco Solvent Printer with take up reel.  2 years full warranty £8800 + vat; 1 x Mimaki CJV30 130 54” Print &Cut  Eco Solvent printer, with take up reel.  2 years full warranty £10500 + vat; 1 x NEW Canon 9400 60” High quality 12 colour water based printer £6995 + vat; 1 x NEW HP Z6200 42” High quality fast water based printer £5700 + vat (includes £1700 of ink). Contact: steve.guest@stanfordmarsh.co.uk or call 07974 316068

FOR SALE: EX-DEMO/CLEARANCE STOCK SALE

Seiko ColorPainter W-64S (6-colour) with GX + neon ink - Ex Demo £10,950 (inc take-up, ink already in the printer, new set of inks/maintenance kit, 2-years on-site warranty, delivery, installation and training) Can be supplied with 6-colour GX ink in which case the price will be £10,650. Alistair Wright – Design Supply Ltd, 020 7842 1555

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Quick Print Pro Magazine, June 2015  

Magazine for the Instant Print, Copy Centre and Digital Printing industries, Sign Companies, Litho Printers and In-House print rooms.

Quick Print Pro Magazine, June 2015  

Magazine for the Instant Print, Copy Centre and Digital Printing industries, Sign Companies, Litho Printers and In-House print rooms.