Inkjet is being applied successfully in most markets and all regions globally – the more specialist the market, the higher the growth rate.

The cost of inks remains an issue, but for those investing in inkjet, service support is the key criteria followed by overall cost considerations.

Clear pattern of improvement demonstrable for most but not all markets and regions since 2013
Strategic challenges for print mean that clear investment strategies are recognized as best way forward
5th drupa Global Trends Report will be released by the end of April 2018

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, has highlighted the significant role played by literature in enhancing dialogue between the world’s cultures, and the role of children’s books publishers in building young generations who are capable of understanding other cultures. “Literature has the capacity to travel far and wide and helps us to explore a world outside of our own. The role of children’s books publishers is to publish material that has a positive moral impact on children, helping them to understand many ethical and cultural values about life, and emphasise their role and duty towards humanity,” said Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi.

Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper, today announces a new trends report about the proliferation, and its contributing factors, of UV and LED digital printing. Fast emerging as a cost-effective and high-quality alternative to traditional printing methods such as offset and flexo, UV and LED digital printing has several notable advantages. The report highlights these advantages, as well as the sustainability factors that are driving print service providers (PSPs) to embrace UV and LED technologies. These include durable substrates designed for UV and LED printing, which are also environmentally-friendly, such as Hop-Syn synthetic paper. Hop-Syn comes in multiple grades, and delivers high quality results on leading digital printers such as EFI and swissQprint, recently featured at SGIA Expo 2017.

Building on the proven track record of the world’s biggest inkjet conference, TheIJC (The Inkjet Conference) comes to the USA on April 12-13, 2018. Staged in The Westin O’Hare Chicago, the event will provide OEMs, brand owners, printers and all technology users with almost 40 technical and educational presentations, free inkjet workshops and countless networking opportunities.

The decorative concept dates back to ancient artwork and has, in modern times, evolved into personalisation, made possible thanks to the evolution of technology. Roland, among others, will be discussing this topic at Print4All, where the company will be presenting an extensive range of solutions.


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