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Our blog covers everything from small and large format digital print, latest insights, innovations and podcasts.

Not all synthetics are created equal!

Premium Never Tear is the industries answer to cheap synthetics; Xerox Premium Never Tear prides itself on the science behind the UK’s leading synthetic media. Let’s take a deeper look into the dangers of cheap synthetics and how PNT can provide the solution.

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What you need to know about Screen Printing

When it comes to getting your design printed on garments it is easy to get a bit overwhelmed by the choice of different decoration methods available so, knowing a little bit more about the printing process is potentially very useful. This knowledge can be used during the design process to create artwork that is best suited to your requirements. In this post, the first of a series on garment decoration methods, we provide an overview of Screen Printing and how to get the best results.

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Metalik is coming!

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Christmas is coming and it’s a great time for introducing the new Metalik range to your customers. Available in Silver Copper and Gold it will make amazing Christmas cards, Calendars, invitations, signage, beer mats and wine boxes – the list is endless.

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RIP Software - The key part of the digital print puzzle?

Ok… So pick the top 3 things you would be looking at when you next decide to go and look for a new printer? Ink type maybe; EcoSolvent? UV? Latex perhaps? How about print & cut or print only? What about print speeds; 20m per hour? 30m? 50m even? All are important features depending on your business, but no matter what type of work you are doing I’d argue that your RIP software should be among the key things you consider when you look at what solution is right for you.

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5 Tips for Better Printing

We’ve said it lots of times before, but you really do get much more than just a printer in a box when you buy a Roland DG printer or print & cut machine...

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Plan for the Future... Plan for a TrueVIS VG-640

I love working for Roland DG, and I love the job I do. I’m proud to say that we honestly try to be more than just a supplier to our customers, and a great number think of us as a partner – a consultant if you will.

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Education, Education, Education

I am delighted to say that we have teamed up with Leicester College and this Summer over 30 students from the college will be attending the Colour Management Workshop in the Digital Academy to enhance their knowledge in this area.

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Dragons Den with #nolimits

Last month saw a Dragons Den style event take place in the Digital Academy, with nine young entrepreneurs pitching their marketing ideas to a formidable line-up of dragons in the hope that they would be selected to put their ideas into practice.

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With more now expected from the quality of print, what special effects can be used to add value and make a product stand out?

The printing industry has faced some significant challenges in the past decade, especially from the evolution of digital media which is now competing head-on against printed communication. However, despite the decline in print volumes, the demand for high quality, creative print offering maximum visual impact and multi-sensory interaction is bucking this trend and continuing to rise. It is in this area that online and digital communication simply can’t compete with the print...

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Drupa 2016 Review - A first visitors experience

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As a first timer at Drupa, it is hard not to have built a preconception and have been influenced by other opinions before attending the print show. The show, the events, product launches and talks are talked about perpetually – and every conversation builds a picture in your mind – but nothing compares to actually attending the show in person.

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A great day making Photobooks in the Digital Academy

Much as has been written about the growth in personalised products and how Digital printing has contributed to this so I will not try and reinvent the wheel in this respect; however I would like to share some images of a thoroughly enjoyable day in the Digital Academy spent making Photobooks.

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Creating value-added print through innovative and creative substrates

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With the continued onslaught of digital media, print continues its head-on battle to maintain a profile and position in this multi-media world. Likewise, printers are constantly looking at ways to maintain a viable business by diversifying in to new markets and expanding their service offering as well as looking to introduce something a little different that will help their business stand out in this increasingly competitive industry.

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From the farmyard to the NEC!

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Many great ideas start at home and this is one certainly fits that criteria. The concept of Purepod started life on a farm in Wales where Log Pods were produced and the seeds grew from there into this….

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It Sure is interesting ….

Another highlight of the recent Sign & Digital show for me was a good look at the new Epson SureColor SC-806OO series printer which to me looks great and is more robust than previous models.

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Graphtec really makes an i-mark!

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Another interesting product that really caught my eye was the i-mark automatic digital die cutter from Graphtec, the first product of its type on the market I believe !

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