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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™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board press in its Dublin facility. The press will be the second EFI Nozomi press installed worldwide, and will give McGowans the ability to capture new growth opportunities in short-run corrugated packaging and display production.
(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…
SAi’s Flexi software is fully certified for Color-Logic’s Process Metallic Color System™

SAi Flexi software awarded global certification for Color-Logic’s Process Metallic Color System™

Accreditation represents accelerated productivity, higher-quality output and reduced production costs for users SA International (SAi) is a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making industry. It's wide-format digital printing and…
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New Canon press, the Océ ProStream, offers unrivalled quality and media versatility from continuous inkjet

Canon to exhibit the new ProStream press at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne Canon Europe is launching the Océ ProStream, its next generation continuous feed colour inkjet press on 17 February 2017. The ProStream combines the best features of Canon’s…

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Nozomi

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™…
SAi’s Flexi software is fully certified for Color-Logic’s Process Metallic Color System™

SAi Flexi software awarded global certification for Color-Logic’s Process Metallic Color System™

Accreditation represents accelerated productivity, higher-quality output and reduced production costs for users SA International (SAi) is a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making industry. It's wide-format digital printing and…
OCE ProStream FSL

New Canon press, the Océ ProStream, offers unrivalled quality and media versatility from continuous inkjet

Canon to exhibit the new ProStream press at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne Canon Europe is launching the Océ ProStream, its next generation continuous feed colour inkjet press on 17 February 2017. The ProStream combines the best features of Canon’s…
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Canon congratulates premier partner Alternative on Advanced Production Print Accreditation

Alternative – Canon partners since 1992 – offers complex professional print solutions Canon UK & Ireland, announced on 16 February that Alternative – a supplier of Canon products and solutions – has received the Advanced Production Print Accreditation.…
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Continued grand format Mimaki investment at Your Print Partner

Print Partner (YPP) continues to expand with further investment in Mimaki Coinciding with its move to a new 21,000sq feet headquarters; Lincoln-based Your Print Partner (YPP) continues to expand with further investment in Mimaki grand format printers as it…
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Hackett campaign shows broad potential of Canon digital print technology in high quality, data-driven customer marketing

Canon's Hypothetical customer nurture campaign Canon Europe will, this week, show visitors to Hunkeler Innovationdays 2017 how its end-to-end production solutions enable closely integrated, multichannel customer marketing campaigns that fully exploit the…

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(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…
CRON Named Manufacturing Industry Single Segment Champion in China's National Cultivation of Enterprise Awards

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…
Domino Karico Digital printed labels

Karico has been a pioneer in adopting UV ink jet technology

First Finnish installation of Domino N610i takes place at Karico Karico is a printing house based in Espoo, and it specialises in the production of labels and stickers. It has recently invested in a 7-colour Domino N610i digital label press as part of a new…

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The only ‘online voice’ which devoted some attention to Irish digital print news at the time was UK based, Image Reports. However, its content coverage had been shrinking dramatically over the preceding year, deciding to only concentrate on Large Format Print. In late 2011 it made the decision to have its dedicated Irish section removed, which left an opening for a New Voice.

Print wise, the only other source of information available to Irish printers was ‘The Irish Printer’ magazine, which effectively only covered non-digital print stories, and were in essence company features and some news from abroad, without an online presence.

With Image Reports gone at the end of the 3rd quarter of 2011, Irish Printer also collapsed, although it has now been taken over by The Ashville Media Group as an online magazine. These events set the seeds set for a new voice to be born – ‘Digital Print News’. Now rebranded - as DPNlive!

Bob and Martin set out to create a new and innovative online site which would fill that gap and see REAL NEWS uploaded every week of the year.

Initially it started primarily focused on digital print large format, and although, three years later, it still has that focus, it has now become an online site which encompasses every conceivable subject from print to music.

DPNlive's goal all the time was to bring ‘Real Time News’ online to readers. It still is!

Since it started, the online magazine has now got a very large UK presence.  DPNlive has readers from all over the world, particularly from the US where we have two columnists based.

To reflect this change it has now decided to re-brand as DPNlive and update the site to reflect this change.

Meet the Team.

Bob Tallent: Co-Publisher/Columnist

Bob is a Management Consultant, Mentor and Trainer. He is also an Entrepreneur from 1983 to the present day. Between 1983 and 1995 he ran four businesses with a turnover in excess of £1m. As well as having an Honours Degree in Business Studies, he is also an Industrial Engineer and managed a large department in a multinational with large budgets and responsibilities.

He studied to become a Management Consultant, Mentor and Trainer and setup The Synergy Group in 1995.

Bob has a huge range of business and management experience in practically every industry.

Bob can be contacted on 00353 (0) 1 8215189, 00353 (0) 87 232 6927 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Main land line is 00353(0) 1 821 5189

Martin O’Driscoll: Co-Publisher/Editor/Senior Irish columnist

Martin is a management consultant who specialises in B2B selling and journalism. His background is based in the paper industry where he held senior sales, purchasing and general management positions in blue chip multinational companies, both paper mills and paper merchant organizations.

Martin also has significant international business experience having spent over 20 years travelling to most European and Scandinavian countries.

In 1998 he opened his own digital print supply company and then moved on to do consultancy work for a number of print suppliers, specializing in digital large format.

Always with a key eye for news and in particular, new digital print developments, in 2004 he was asked to be the Irish correspondent for a leading UK large format magazine to cover breaking Irish news stories.

Over the years, Martin has developed a significant database of contacts in the print/paper industry which spans most of Europe and the US. His current expertise lies in Journalism, Editing and Graphic content.

Martin can be contacted on 00353 (0) 86 3265136 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

International Columnists

Cara Sheridan O’Donnell: Senior US columnist

Cara’s first article for DPNlive was on the 17/11/2012.She is a former book editor for a major US publisher, mother of four, grandmother of two, and now a freelance writer and editor.

Her Letter from ‘America column’ is all about ‘Letting Rip’ at any topic she chooses to write about from the US. She is a superb storyteller and some of her subject matter is just amazing. Cara lives in New York.

Cara can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daniel J. Steiger: US columnist on all things Environmental

Daniel joined DPNlive with his first article published on 25/10/2013. He holds a Master of Science: Adolescent Education degree, and a Bachelor of Science: Biology degree. He currently works for the Science Museum of Long Island, New York where he is the Education Coordinator.

Daniel is our specialist in all things Environmental, and he has the credentials to go with it. Like Cara, he lives in New York.

Daniel can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Over the years we have had many contributors to various categories, our thanks goes to,

Damien Brady

Dallas A. Dixon

Ellen Neumann

Technical

Brian Corrigan

Brian Corrigan is a 26 year old young web developer from Lucan, Ireland. He obtained his first computer at 12 years of age and proceeded to break it immediately. With a sudden need to fix it, Brian took his first steps toward his future by reading the computers manual. Armed with a basic understanding of the hardware side of the PC he started teaching himself to code basic web pages, and from there his interest in all things tech related grew with each passing year.

Brian achieved his goal by graduating some years later with a computer science degree.

Although relatively new to the DPNlive team he has been instrumental in developing the new site and is now a key player in ensuring that DPNlive delivers a ‘top class experience’ for our readers and also that we can offer our sponsors, measurable, innovative and cost effective promotional products.

Brian can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The original site, in late 2011, was installed by Pushkar Sohoni, from Irish Web Experts, from designs and concepts by Bob Tallent.

Sports

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Ireland v New Zealand the November Test

Ireland was seconds away from pulling off the greatest shock in their rugby history. This was the 28th time Ireland faced up against the All Blacks and they are still waiting for a first win against them after that heartbreaking finale. In the process New…
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Ricoh In Rugby Sponsorship Talks

Company considering a possible partnership deal with Leinster Rugby. It was reported over last weekend that multinational document Management Company Ricoh is talking to Leinster Rugby about a possible sponsorship deal. A spokesman for the company said it was…
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Double Act To Deliver For Ireland

“Bad cop, bad, bad cop” says it all.I liked the headline quote in the Irish Herald on Wednesday, 6th November concerning the appointment of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as the new manager and assistant manager of the Irish national soccer team – “I’m the bad…
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English Premier League Clubs Agree To Control Costs

New rules to be voted on by the main Premier League board in April. English Premier League clubs have decided to respond positively to growing concerns about spiralling wage costs by agreeing to impose spending controls. UEFA had warned on the 4th of February…
Hugh Robertson

UK Minister Says English Soccer Must Modernise Governance

Legislation is proposed if FA does not act before 2013-2014 season. UK Sports Minister Hugh Robertson has said the governance of English soccer must improve by the start of next season otherwise the U.K. government will bring in legislation to force…
Jim Gavin

Gavin makes his mark on Dublin senior football panel

New Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has started to make his mark on the senior squad by cutting Paul Brogan and Ross McConnell from the panel. Neither was present when he outlined his future plans to a provisional squad of 50 players assembled on Friday,…

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