An Exact Science
Mark Bale examines lab testing materials for new inkjet applications and explains how training services can help users to fast track their printing ambitions.
Capitalising On Covid
Mark Hanley charts the progress of the digital print market and speculates on a post-pandemic economy that could give analogue users cause for concern.
Personalised packaging can influence how customers perceive brands. This is particularly important for small businesses, believes Luca Bartalini.
One Step Ahead
Shaping chaos into productivity: David Forrester Zamith looks at how screen printing adapted to the pandemic and what it needs to do to continue to evolve.
Track And Trace
How does security printing affect packaging? John Corrall surveys the requirements for brand protection and meeting traceability regulations.
Dr. Kai K. O. Bär assesses pre- and post-processing challenges for waterbased inkjet printing on packaging and explores the limitations currently impeding…
Eric Worrall explains how data processed by Artificial Intelligence is helping to create new software that will improve the accuracy of print job costing.
Taking The Strain
Hugo Gmür shares his thoughts on the best methods to achieve a uniform level of tension when stretching mesh onto a frame for screen printing.
Flexing Its Power
There are growing opportunities for water-based inkjet to be used in the flexible packaging sector. Dr. Thomas Lehnen looks at the challenges involved.
Ultraviolet light has been used in the past to fight coronaviruses such as MERS and SARS. Romain Guillame examines the science and explores the options…
Colour With A Conscience
Sabrina Kurz and Dr. Wolfgang Nowotny introduce the world’s first commercially available water-based pad printing ink, designed to offer a safer and eco-friendlier…
Scratching The Surface
Corinna Little explains how atmospheric plasma systems can improve the print quality and adhesion of markings and codes on challenging substrates with…
Despite the incredible potential of thin-film inkjet printheads, this development could be a case of the Emperor’s new clothes, opines Richard Darling.
Poison Centre notification has arrived. Elaine Campling breaks down compliance and definitions related to the submission of information on hazardous mixtures.
The growing use of UV inkjet ink technology for packaging applications requires ink manufacturers to be stringent about consumer safety. Migration-optimised…
Sign Of Superiority
A new generation of super-high-speed digital printing devices could accelerate an analogue-to-digital transition for producers of signs and display graphics,…
A Pressing Matter
Maaike de Jong examines the process of using heat press calenders for dye sublimation transfer printing, and offers advice on choosing the correct machine…
Seeing The Light
Automating screen preparation can save time and money. Advocating CTS exposure, Andreas Ferndriger introduces a flexible new LED concept that caters for…
Thanks to Covid-19, face mask wearing has become commonplace. Amid myriad options for customisation, ink choice and compliance are crucial for a covering…