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Pre-loved profitability: used machines can pay

With digital print having become a fixture in the industry (it hit its silver jubilee last year) you might think that as the market became established a strong secondhand market would have emerged offering the canny printer more affordable machinery.

Pressing questions: who’s made progress since Drupa?

It has now been 18 months since the big Drupa exhibition in Germany in May 2016, so it’s a good point to look at what’s happened to the many digital production presses that were unveiled there, plus a few of the significant developments or announcements since.

Digital tech takes corrugated to the next level

Corrugated looks set to be the next big adopter of high-speed single-pass digital printing technologies. It’s a natural progression up in capacity from the big flatbed industrial inkjets that are already fairly common sights in the sector.

Sitting comfortably II: more views from the red sofa

There was never any doubt that digital was always going to be a hot topic at Drupa. In terms of product launches, star turns, largely from the show’s birthday boy, and the sheer scale of the digital collective’s presence at the Messe – not to mention that one of their own was the show’s single biggest exhibitor – it was always going to be thus.

Go fourth and automate

At Drupa we saw the future and its name is Print 4.0. It is a ‘mega trend’ all about automation and integration. Here we look at what this paradigm shift in printing practices may mean for the industry.

B2 or not B2?

With Drupa 2016 just over the horizon but no new press announcements made so far, it’s time to ask: who needs B2 digital or bigger?

The future's bright

LED technology is developing fast and is now an option in a number of applications that could previously only be handled by arc lamps - a trend that is set to continue. So is it time to ditch the mercury?

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