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Canon 6D mark II

Canon launch the 6D mark II

The camera with a 26 MP sensor, 45 point autofocus and no 4K video We have been waiting a long time for this. Canon has announced the release of the Canon 6D mark II camera. The specification of the camera makes it an excellent tool for professional and top end amateur photographers. Traditional photographers will like it, videographers might pass on it. Featuring a 26.2 megapixel full frame sensor with a dual pixel CMOS AF Technology inside, the new sensor and image processor allow a massive ISO range,that starts from ISO 50 and goes up to…
EnRoute Complete subscription users have access to EnRoute’s full catalogue of features at a competitive cost including Rapid Picture that allows users to extend their portfolio with customized products

Expansion of SAi’s subscription model provides more choice for CAD/CAM users, offers improved flexibility and cost efficiencies

SAi announces new subscription-based EnRoute software packages SA International (SAi) are a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries. They have announced…
The new Kebab option for the Mimaki UJF MkII printers enables printing around the circumference of cylindrical items

Mimaki adds popular Kebab option to the new UJF MkII printer range

New Kebab option enables Mimaki UJF-3042MkII & UJF-6042MkII to support printing directly onto a wide range of cylindrical objects Mimaki has announced that it is making its popular Kebab option available for the new UJF-3042MkII and UJF-6042MkII; its latest…
Xerox Phaser 6510 Color Printer

New Xerox Colour Printer, MFP Put Big Business Capabilities Within Reach of Small Offices

Customers Get Advanced Features, Reliability, Unmatched Colour – Affordably Most small business printers and multifunction devices are serviceable, but with limited capabilities and reliability. They’re difficult to set up and don’t deliver what offices need…

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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…
Sabur Digital

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…
Xerox Versant 180 Press

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

Regional print expert bolsters its digital printing capacity and cuts outsourcing costs UXBRIDGE, U.K., June. 21, 2017 – Smart Print Services, a Kent-based design and print provider, has become the first company in the UK to roll out the new Xerox Versant 180…
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™…

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EnRoute Complete subscription users have access to EnRoute’s full catalogue of features at a competitive cost including Rapid Picture that allows users to extend their portfolio with customized products

Expansion of SAi’s subscription model provides more choice for CAD/CAM users, offers improved flexibility and cost efficiencies

SAi announces new subscription-based EnRoute software packages SA International (SAi) are a leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries. They have announced…
Xara Designer Pro X365

Review: Xara Designer Pro X365

Great graphics and photo software for idiots - like me. Not being a graphics professional, Xara contacted me for my opinion on Designer Pro X365. I can’t even use Photoshop. My programme of choice is CorelDraw, mainly because I can get my head around it. I…
EFI Fiery

Do you want to learn more about Fiery?

Fiery Global University Announces Next Generation On-Demand Learning Fiery Global University is proud to release its next generation of On-Demand online learning. Now you can expand your Fiery knowledge from any device, anywhere, and anytime.
Comparison prints showing images printed on the same CMYK wide-format inkjet printer with and without the Touch7 separation process

Touch7 uses design stage and SAi RIP

SAi Flexi RIPs and Touch7 Differentiate Brand Signage with Extended Color Gamut Technology SA International (SAi), which has their headquarters in the US, and Touch7 provide software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and…

Xerox Automates Colour Management On Inkjet Presses

No colour expertise needed to achieve accurate colour correction. Xerox is doing its bit to help print providers reduce one aspect of colour management for production inkjet presses, time consuming, process-intensive colour correction procedures. It has…
HP Latex 310 and 330 customers can enjoy new feature enhancements available with the SAi FlexiPRINT HP Latex Edition software

New Upgrades To SAi FlexiPRINT HP Latex Edition Software

Free software upgrade delivers suite of new tools. SA International (SAi) has released a free Version 12 download for all existing licenses of its FlexiPRINT HP Latex Edition software.

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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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Landa W10P

Landa Boasts Industry’s Highest Speed Digital Press

For high quality publishing market producing over two million magazine pages per 8-hour shift. Landa has released details about its new Landa W10P Nanographic Printing® Press. The press, developed for high quality publishing applications such as magazines,…
KBA-VariJET-106-Powered-by-Xerox

40 Inch Sheetfed Press – That’s Digital!

KBA and Xerox Join Forces to target folding carton market with new digital press. In an interesting development, KBA Sheetfed Solutions, a business unit of the Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA), and Xerox has announced a partnership to develop an industrial digital…
New LUS-350 UV ink is compatible with the Mimaki UJF-7151plus, direct-to-object production flatbed LED UV printer.

New stretchable UV ink from Mimaki brings the benefits of digital printing to vacuum moulded, or thermoformed applications.

Mimaki Stretches Wide Format Solutions A new, stretchable ink is on its way from Mimaki this summer. Suitable for a wide range of thermoforming applications, especially those requiring exceptional hardness and durability such as automotive parts, Mimaki…
Xerox Duplex Travel Scanner with paper

Portable Two Sided Scanning From Xerox

New affordable, lightweight duplex scanner for on-the-go users. A portable scanner which has the ability of scanning two-sided documents in one single pass has now been introduced by Xerox.
Xerox-Brenva-HD-Production Inkjet-Press

Xerox Fills The ‘Zone Of Disruption’

First cut-sheet inkjet press and new continuous feed inkjet platform introduced by Xerox. Based on InfoTrends latest figures, it is expected that by 2019, production colour inkjet print will account for 57 per cent of the total production digital colour page…
Konica Minolta’s ‘gamechanger’

Konica Minolta Giving Shape To Idea’s

Konica Minolta unveils ‘gamechanging’ inkjet textile single-pass printer. Konica Minolta launched what it terms as ‘gamechanging digital technology’ during the recent international machinery exhibition ITMA in Milan, Italy, that includes a flagship inkjet…

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