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Ricoh: A history of innovation

Ever since it introduced the concept of 'Office Automation' just under 30 years ago, Ricoh has been leading the way to a digitalised and networked document environment. In that time, it has many achieved many world firsts, including the world's first plain paper fax machine (1983) and marketing the first digital copier (1987).

First Australian Book Factory Worth the Wait

Griffin Digital waited patiently for a fully inline, automated book printing solution and is now reaping the rewards of crucial price point margins in short-run and on-demand digital book printing.

Griffin Digital, a subsidiary of Griffin Press, is Australia's leading supplier of short–run books to publishers and authors. Based in Adelaide, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and London, the company has significant expertise in short–run digital production, helping mass or niche publishers get new titles and reprints to market quickly.

Shaving Cream on Pie: Tips and Tricks for Food Photography

From social media feeds to restaurant signage, food photography is everywhere. What began as a way to provide imagery that accompanied dish descriptions on menus and restaurant walls has grown into a fad captured as much by smartphones as professional cameras. But professional food photography isn't just pressing a button and hoping your dish looks appetizing in print. Instead, photographers use a variety of fascinating and bizarre food photography tips and tricks to make dishes look as appetizing as possible.

With EskoArtwork Odystar, Walsworth Publishing creates priceless memories with smaller file sizes

Odystar is used to create manageable PDF files concurrently for proofing and print production.

Marceline, Missouri based Walsworth Publishing Company is using EskoArtwork Odystar to deliver customers what they could not deliver before: high-quality PDF proof and production files of reasonable size. Walsworth Publishing Company is a family-owned printing company with more than 1,250 employees worldwide. In 1947, the company began to produce yearbooks in its Marceline facility.

PrintworksMediatech: Building customer trust and reliability with CGS' ORIS Color Tuner // Web

Karin Ph. Saad, Managing Director at PrintworksMediatech from Dubai, UAEFile and colour verification are some of the most important tasks the international company faces when it comes to proofing, especially when high profile clients place their trust and jobs with them.

PrintworksMediatech is a modern company situated in two countries: Lebanon and UAE. Its story began in 1999 as Printworks in the Lebanese capital Beirut and expanded when the company joint forces with Mediatech, a preliminary prepress services company from Dubai in UAE that recently won the Fespa Award.

New recyclable substrates for billboards could transform your business

From technical advantage to market leadership. By Hadar Friedland, strategic product manager, Large Format Printing Industrial Solutions, IPG, HP.

While it is widely recognised that wide format digital printing is having a profound effect on indoor and outdoor graphics production, until recently, substrates have received little attention. The paper-based, twelve-tile 6m x 24m billboard appeared to be one of the few constants in the changing world of graphic arts technology.
However nothing lasts forever.

Dubai's first tram branded by Print Works using HP latex ink

1st branded tram in Dubai (UAE). The branding was done by Print Works DubaiThe city's newest transport attraction created new advertising space that brands embraced quickly.
Print Works Dubai, the renowned Dubai-based large and very large format printing and fabrication company, was entrusted with the first branding of the Dubai tram. This project meant a full wrap of two trams with seven carriages, each measuring 44 meters in length.

5 Quick Tips for Designing in Layers

Regardless of your business's industry or size, any space can be enhanced by using the right visual graphics and design. In part one of our guest blog series, we discussed how using layers with magnetic receptive graphics, such as Visual Magnetics' MagnaMedia®, can create dynamic designs and extend your brand message.

Creating the Ultimate Office Space with Interior Decor Graphics

The average employee spends more waking hours in their office space than anywhere else. Colorful, exciting décor for offices can foster a creative culture, give a great first impression and boost overall morale in the workplace. Signage and office graphics can quickly ramp up the décor in your office space. Think of your current office as a blank canvas. Now it's time to transform that blank white space into something fun, unforgettable and inspiring that will make your employees excited to come to work. Whether you're designing a large office or sprucing up a smaller space on a budget, we have creative solutions and unique decorating ideas for your workplace.

Top Tips for Using QR Codes vs. Augmented Reality

If you want tips for deciding between a QR code and augmented reality, it's all about understanding the technology. QR codes have existed for about 20 years and have gained popularity in the past five years while augmented reality is a relative newcomer. Both technologies accomplish the same goal of bridging the gap between digital and print media to eliminate the need of remembering or typing long web URLs.

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Healthcare Facilities with Visual Graphics

Hospitals and healthcare facilities can be gloomy places, but with the right graphics you can make them more cheerful for patients and visitors year round. Doctors, nurses and staff members work around the clock to provide the best care to patients and visual communications can aid in making the healthcare experience better for everyone involved, especially during the holidays when most people would rather be home with friends and families. From wayfinding hospital signs for holiday events to floor and wall and floor graphics to make the children's ward more festive, visual communications can spread more holiday cheer throughout your healthcare facility.

Brands That Created Iconic Visual Graphics for the Holidays

Holiday advertising is much of what makes the season so exciting and memorable. From stunning store displays to unforgettable holiday graphics, a few companies went above and beyond to create iconic visuals that continue to withstand the test of time. These Christmas graphics are more than just a print ad in a magazine or an eye-catching billboard; they evoke feeling and bring undeniable joy to the holiday season. The following brands hit their mark with these cherished symbols of holiday cheer. Below are our picks for the most recognizable holiday visuals and graphics of all time.

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