Intergraf Newsflash – December 2018

Intergraf Newsflash

Evening folks, It’s the start of another month and that means another Newsflash from our friends at Intergraf (The European Federation for Print & Digital Communication). Pull the PDF from the link below, crack open something festive, and enjoy. This issue includes – Intergraf news: Intergraf to coordinate COSME project on recruitment Next Print Matters for the Future event in …

Intergraf Economic News – A story in graphs

Graphs

I hope you folks like graphs. The latest missive from our friends in Europe, Intergraf (The European Federation for Print & Digital Communication), is a data-driven picture of the recent trends in the printing industry across the Eurozone. Follow the link below to find the full package and consider how it might help you plot the year ahead.

The big picture for print and packaging in Europe

Following on from the recent meeting in Brussels, The Social Dialogue Working Group has released the minutes from a  session titled “Economic Situation of the Graphical Sector: Country Reports”. The minutes are attached below as a PDF. If you’re curious about how our European colleagues and competitors are getting on in the current economic climate it’s worth cracking open and …

Print Apprentices need your help

From the Print Forum Dear Printer, You may be aware that the Print Apprenticeship has suffered from a low uptake by industry in general over the last number of years and that we have come close to losing this statutory apprenticeship over the last few years. The scheme is currently in abeyance and about to undergo a curriculum review in …

Company Spotlight – Trimfold Envelopes

Trimfold Envelopes

Trimfold Envelopes located, appropriately enough, in Trim, County Meath, are one of the larger envelope suppliers in the country, regularly fulfilling orders that can run into the millions of units. The company plant employs 40 staff in a range of disciplines, covering the entire sales and production process. The sales team works with an in-house design team to deliver customised solutions …

Irish Print Awards in December

Irish Print Awards 2017

The end of the year is still a handful of weeks away, but now that we are into the home straight on 2017 thoughts are turning to awards and accolades. The printing industry is no different in this respect which is why <a href=”http://irishprinter.ie/”>Irish Printer</a>, along with sponsors Canon, are gearing up to present the 40th year of the Irish …

Idem Paris

Ready to have your mind blown? Don’t answer that, but instead consider this question: What would a documentary about a Parisian lithographic printing press directed by David Lynch be like? Lynch, the notorious director of such cinematic classics/oddities as Eraserhead, Twin Peaks, and The Elephant Man has never been an easy man to pigeon-hole when it comes to his creative …

An Ancient Marble

Marbled paper is one of those things that make up part of the aesthetic pleasure of pulling an old bound book from a shelf and flipping it open to reveal the myriad of features that distinguishes a well printed work. Largely absent from modern publications, marbled paper is a beautiful offshoot of the printing and binding industry which embraces art …

Pop Up Advertising

This short video from Newspapers Canada takes a look as some of the ways newspaper printers are collaborating with advertisers to create memorable advertising moments. About half way in there is what can only be described as a full circle moment. Newspapwers have been innovating with increasingly, let’s say ‘imaginative’ ways to push adverts to the front of readers attention, …

Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Thickness

No video for this one, but I couldn’t help but be intrigued by this article about how a technical limitation of UV printing has been turned into an opportunity to produce a striking effect. FESPA.com discuss at length how UV inks and printers have been fine-tuned to take advantage of the properties of how the ink cures. This can be …