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The brains of your printing business

UK printers first started using management information systems (MIS) in the 1980s. At the time the software was pretty rudimentary, recalls Keith McMurtrie, managing director at Tharstern, who describes those early systems as “barely more than a calculator”.

Quantum continues investment drive

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  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Quantum Print & Packaging has added two new machines to its kit line-up as it continues an ongoing investment drive that has so far seen it spend “over six figures” during the past 18 months.

Coping with your worst nightmare

Those images on Monday 28 December were horrifying, and remain unforgettable. Like most people, Chris Milner had been tuning into TV news channels over the Christmas period, gripped with cold fascination as the rising waters of flood-hit Britain made news headlines across the UK.

Doveton Press invests £1.3m to maximise efficiency

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  • Monday, December 8, 2014
Doveton Press has invested £1.3m in a site extension, Tharstern MIS, and new print and finishing equipment including a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75-4+L, as it looks to maximise efficiency at its Bristol factory.

Link the two tribes with better communication

The two worlds of the pre-press technician and the finisher are, considering they work for the same firm and are often just a few metres apart, pretty different. One's day-to-day existence revolves around Macs, colour calibration software and background tints, the other gets more hands-on with all manner of cutting, folding, stitching and gluing kit.

Océ and TIS awarded 17.5m Aegon contract

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  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Océ has partnered with enterprise content management provider Top Image Systems (TIS) to win a 3.5m-a-year print management contract for life insurance provider Aegon.

Gomer Press concludes £3m upgrade

The Llandysul, Wales-based publisher and printer is targeting a 20% increase in turnover after concluding a £3m upgrade of its pre-press, printing and finishing equipment.

CGX partners with Blurb on short-run bound publications

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  • Thursday, April 19, 2012
Houston-based Consolidated Graphics (CGX) this week announced a partnership with San Francisco-based Blurb to enable its nationwide network of commercial printers to create custom-bound publications from a simple design-to-print workflow interface.

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