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Walsh Graphics has opened a Dublin office

Walsh Graphics, Dublin – Open for Business Following their official opening last month, Walsh Graphics, Dublin are enjoying the positive feedback from customers calling in to the South City Business Park branch.
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Coventry University opened its doors to a brand new postgraduate facility

Roland DG partners with Coventry University for a state-of-the-art new facility and new Academy location. On the 25th May 2017, Coventry University opened its doors to a brand new postgraduate facility, the National Transport Design Centre. The Centre is…
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Sabur Digital increase their cooperation with DGI

Sabur Digital to increase their cooperation with Korean Printer Manufacturers DGI – Digital Graphics Inc. Sabur Digital recently announced that they are to increase their cooperation with Korean Printer Manufacturers DGI – Digital Graphics Inc. Dean Sanger MD…
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Canon Europe expands monochrome print portfolio with launch of varioPRINT 140 series

Canon Europe launched its new varioPRINT 140 series of production printers London, 7th June 2017 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, has launched its new varioPRINT 140 series of production printers, demonstrating a continued commitment to…

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Rose Walsh - Walsh Graphics Dublin Opening

Walsh Graphics has opened a Dublin office

Walsh Graphics, Dublin – Open for Business Following their official opening last month, Walsh Graphics, Dublin are enjoying the positive feedback from customers calling in to the South City Business Park branch.
David Wright of Coventry University and Jodie Kidd alongside Ian Callum ...

Coventry University opened its doors to a brand new postgraduate facility

Roland DG partners with Coventry University for a state-of-the-art new facility and new Academy location. On the 25th May 2017, Coventry University opened its doors to a brand new postgraduate facility, the National Transport Design Centre. The Centre is…
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Sabur Digital increase their cooperation with DGI

Sabur Digital to increase their cooperation with Korean Printer Manufacturers DGI – Digital Graphics Inc. Sabur Digital recently announced that they are to increase their cooperation with Korean Printer Manufacturers DGI – Digital Graphics Inc. Dean Sanger MD…
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Canon Europe expands monochrome print portfolio with launch of varioPRINT 140 series

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Smart Print Services Invests in First Xerox Versant 180 in the UK

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McGowans Print Selected as the World’s 2nd EFI Nozomi Single-Pass Inkjet Press Installation  

An Irish 1st and a World 2nd for McGowans Print Electronics For Imaging, Inc. – EFI - (Nasdaq:EFII) announced yesterday 9th May that McGowans Print, Ireland’s largest and one of Europe’s most advanced digital print facilities, is installing the new EFI™…

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Labelexpo Europe announces fourth industrial revolution with bold feature area

Automation Arena will debut at this year’s Labelexpo Europe exhibition The organizers of Labelexpo Europe have announced full details of a ground-breaking new feature for 2017. The Automation Arena will debut at this year’s exhibition as Labelexpo Europe…
(1)	Pictured at the opening of Ricoh's new Irish headquarters in Airside Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin are (L to R) Phil Keoghan, CEO, Ricoh UK and Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD; and Gary Hopwood, General Manager, Ricoh Ireland

Ricoh announces 110 jobs and €6.5M investment in new Irish HQ

Ricoh Ireland plans to fill roles in the areas of technical engineering, software solutions, business development and operations management. New jobs will more than double Irish staff base to 190 in next three years A separate 30 jobs were created in the last…
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CRON Named Manufacturing Industry Single Segment Champion in China’s National Cultivation of Enterprise Awards

CRON is one of 50 enterprises honoured for their focus on both innovation and improvements Award honours 50 leading manufacturing enterprises for achievements in innovation and product improvement. Hangzhou CRON Machinery & Electronics Co. has been named…
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Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press delivers new level of production flexibility for more than 70 customers worldwide

Océ customer programme for the technology The Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press – officially launched by Canon Europe in 2016 – is delivering new levels of productivity, flexibility and quality for commercial and corporate customers worldwide,…
Mimaki is to focus on home textiles and fast fashion printing solutions at Heimtextil 2017

Mimaki highlights new opportunities for home textiles and fast fashion at Heimtextil 2017

Mimaki to feature new technology and focus on digital textile printing at Germany’s Heimtextil 2017 in January Mimaki has announced that it will have a significant presence at Heimtextil 2017, scheduled for 10th to 13th January at Messe Frankfurt in Germany.…
World’s first’ 3D printed pop-up stores created for Louis Vuitton using Massivit 3D printing

‘WORLD’S FIRST’ 3D PRINTED POP-UP RETAIL STORE CREATED FOR LOUIS VUITTON USING MASSIVIT 3D PRINTING

OMUS has constructed the world’s first 3D printed pop-up retail store on behalf of Louis Vuitton Massivit 3D Printing Technologies has announced that its customer, OMUS, a specialist 3D print provider in Australia, has constructed what is believed to be the…

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Commitment given by government
to put growth at top of the agenda.

Richard Bruton - Minister for JobsRichard Bruton - Minister for JobsMinister for Jobs Richard Bruton said at the beginning of November that the Government will put growth and competitiveness "at the top of the agenda" when it takes over the EU presidency in 2013.  He said that the EU relies on small business to drive growth forward.

Speaking at an EU conference for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Dublin, Richard Bruton commented that small firms across Europe are vital to the future growth of the European Union.He said "Maintaining competitiveness and strengthening the SME sector, in particular, are frontline policy objectives not only in Ireland but right across the EU.

"Europe's economic success depends critically on the ability of our SMEs to achieve their full potential. We have some 23 million SMEs throughout the union – 99 per cent of all businesses."

They provide more than two-thirds of all jobs in the private sector, with 25 per cent of SMEs exporting goods and services.”

Bruton added:

"Europe can only prosper if SMEs are given the right opportunities to grow, develop and trade. The Union’s economic success depends critically on the ability of small businesses to achieve their full potential. We have some 23 million SMEs throughout the union – 99 per cent of all businesses."

He went on to say that the Government would look to push an agreement on the proposed EU's €2.5bn Competitiveness and SME Programme, which "will help facilitate access to finance for SMEs, and help them operate outside their home market and seek to access new markets".

Bruton also highlighted some other worries saying that the "present eurozone and financial crises are tearing away at the very fabric of the single market".

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laughingWell forgive me for laughing but the news that the Irish government’s latest business loan scheme for SME’s stands at a miserly €2 million per year is insulting. It’s designed to help small business’s bridge the funding gap with the aim of preserving jobs.

Although touted by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation as a €10 million Microenterprise Loan Scheme it is spread out over 5 years.

This commitment of fresh funds is for firms who employ less than 10 people and whose turnover is under €2 million per year.

It’s all part of a larger package originally announced in June of €90 million to support those smaller companies who often have difficulty securing credit from Banks.



But the €90 million has a twist! It’s contingent on €40 million in bank funding following the initial €10 million committed by the department for the first five years the fund is active. During this time if it’s successful a further €10 million will be committed with observers saying that another €30 million in leverage would then follow.

So let’s do the math. Ten and ten is twenty, pus a possible 30 is 50. Then add in the bank funding and hey presto you have your €90 million.

But the only real money on the table right now is €10 million and that is over five years.

Statistics from the Central Bank for July and August show that the contraction rate of lending to these businesses fell by nearly €600 million during this period!

However, as usual the spin doctors have a great way of making €2 million sound like €90 million.

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Property tax shortfall to impact on vehicle tax next year.

So you just bought a low –emission vehicle on the basis that your tax would be greatly reduced. You were right! There is a significant saving over higher emission vehicles, but I have bad news for you.

All that is about to change in the next budget if reports in the press over last weekend are anything to go by!

Seemingly it’s all down to the proposed property tax. Since it won’t be introduced now until at least mid 2013 there will be a shortfall in revenue to the government and this will be met by massive increases in motor tax and vehicle registration tax.

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New presses will cut cost-per-label
to maintain a competitive edge.

RAKO Etiketten purchased five new HP Indigo WS6600 Digital PressesRAKO Etiketten purchased five new HP Indigo WS6600 Digital PressesHP has announced that RAKO Etiketten purchased five new HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Presses to increase capacity and efficiency in order to leverage the benefits of digital label printing to a wider market.

With headquarters in Witzhave, near Hamburg, Germany, RAKO Etiketten is a leading supplier of labels and packaging and Europe's largest producer of printed labels using digital offset reel-to-reel technology. The new presses are being installed across three of the company’s facilities in Germany to upgrade its current digital printing capabilities using the HP Indigo WS6600's technology.

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New tax to replace household charge


Reports have emerged that the new property tax to be introduced in place of the current household charge will hit the country’s city dwellers hardest. It will be based on the market value of homes which means that properties in Dublin and other large urban centres can expect to pay significantly more than, for example, large country houses in rural areas.


The news comes in the wake of the first household charge warning letters being sent out to hundreds of thousands of homeowners who have yet to register for the €100 household charge.

Sources have said that the new tax is expected to be self assessed which means that owners could be liable for auditing by the Revenue Commissioners.

A spokesperson for the Household Charge Project Board said the first communiqué issued was to draw people’s attention to the fact that they are not registered on the database. It also reminds recipients of the legislation requiring payment and that they will incur further late payment charges if they do not register and pay.

The new property tax, which has been described by the government as ‘fair’, is based on market value and could mean that small terraced houses in the capital would incur a much higher charge than larger properties in less densely populated areas of Ireland.

It gives a new meaning to the word ‘Fair’!

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Voice and Language software firm to create over 40 jobs


Nuance Communications has announced that it intends to set up its international headquarters in Dublin. The voice and language solutions provider will create over 40 positions in sales, finance and human resources. This is seen as another important boost to the ailing Irish economy.


The company already employs over 10,000 people worldwide and its European customers include Europe Audi, Barclays, BMW, BT, Deutche Bank, The Office of the Irish Revenue Commissioners and Vodafone. Nuance Communications also maintains an imaging business with regional ties to manufacturers such as Canon, HP and Xerox.

Senior vice president and general manager of Nuance EMEA Neil Weston said: "Dublin provides Nuance with an excellent foundation for building on our deep experience and resources in Europe and supporting customers and partners across the region. We are pleased to be able to have an extensive, talented workforce in the region and to join the many premier, multinational technology companies that call Ireland home."

Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said that it was part of the Government's plan for jobs and growth to target sectors where Ireland had particular strengths and to build clusters of companies in those areas. In recent years ICT has been a major success story, and he believed that the challenge was to leverage major international companies already in operation here to attract further investment.

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