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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 that they have extended their popular subscription-based model to three newly-created EnRoute packages.
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…
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…

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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.
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…
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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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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Figures just released show that the government is ahead of target for its ‘tax take’ up to the end of May. It pulled in €14.4bn which was 2.8 per cent higher than forecast.


One interesting piece of news was that May showed a budget surplus of €603 million bringing this years overall budget deficit to €6.53bn.

This resulted in the cost of servicing the national debt falling by €111 million to just under €4bn.

However before we all get to excited, this is still €1.95bn higher than at the same time last year.

Three of the four big taxes were all ahead of budget at the end of May. In particular:

  • Income Tax up by 3.1 per cent
  • Corporation Tax by 17.8 per cent, although this is due to a change in how it is calculated.

The current budget deficit of €6.53bn compares to €10,23bn for the same period last year. However the reason for this is largely due to savings made on the Anglo-Promissory note which accounts for €3.5bn of this difference.

Overall the Governments tax take up to the end of May is €386 million ahead of target.

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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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