By S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law group

The month of March has brought a deluge of cancellations of international conferences, travel and severely affected markets around the world, all due to the spread of “COVID-19” – the newest strain of the “Coronavirus” which was first discovered last December in Wuhan, China.

The IPIA and BAPC have today (Friday 6th March 2020) made the decision to postpone their joint Spring Conference 'Where do we go from here?' until later in the year. The event was due to be held on Thursday March 19th at The Shendish Manor Hotel, Hemel Hempstead.

Companies in Europe save electricity and CO2 with Epson business inkjet technology and thus more easily meet their environmental goals
Switching to inkjet printing saves around 213 million euros annually

Companies in Europe are releasing considerable resources by switching to Epson business inkjet printers.

Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends is pleased to announce the availability of a new primary research study entitled Market Trends in Print Finishing. In this research, print service providers were surveyed in North America and Western Europe to provide insight surrounding operations, purchasing patterns, and business and sales strategies.

Comment by Olaf Lorenz, General Manager, DX Branding Division, Konica Minolta Inc.

Whether the buzzword or phrase is transformation, diversification, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, just in time production or print on demand – what’s clear is that automation and software are central drivers and growing in importance. Using real-time data to track and improve production is becoming more common, soon it will be the norm.

On October 28, 1906, not far from Atlantic City in the USA, an accident occurred that still has serious consequences for press work today. Around half past three in the afternoon the train with the number 1065 of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), the largest railway company of the USA at that time, jumps on a bridge, due to a technical inadequacy of its signal system, from the tracks and falls over five meters into the river "The Thoroughfare", ten meters deep there. Of the total of 87 inmates, 53 die.

Smithers –the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains – has announced that its leading print industry expert will be presenting at The Inkjet Conference (6th European edition) for all involved in Inkjet Engineering and Inkjet Chemistry in Dusseldorf on 29-30 October 2019.

With the surge of new communications mediums, people are constantly bombarded with ads, notifications, texts, posts, emails and more. In this scenario, though all of these stimuli make available to us an always increasing amount of information, this also severely tests our concentration. As a result, it can be difficult to pay attention to any one thing for very long. This creates a significant challenge for companies trying to cut through the noise and engage customers.

According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 6.1% in unit terms in 1Q19 compared with the same period a year ago to give a market size of 4.13 million units. This meant the overall market declined year on year by 268K units, but price declines steadied and the value remained flat for revenues of $2.3 billion. This gives a 1H19 market size of 8.54 million units and a value of $4.6 billion.

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