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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.

Waterless offset printing was first introduced at drupa 1977 and brought to market in Japan by Toray in 1978. Toray has continued to be a leader in this area, bringing many innovations in terms of both plates and processors that help offset printers deliver higher quality, reduce waste – and what is increasingly important – significantly reduce their environmental footprint.

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