DRUPA Watch 2016 - We Will Keep You Posted

Drupa 2016 Ireland
With DRUPA  only 5 months away, we will be keeping you updated on all the latest news and exhibitor profiles at Europe's flagship tradeshow.
The event will be hosted in Dusseldorf, Germany from 31st May - 10th June 2016 and will see a host of new product launches from manufacturers across all sectors of the printing industry.

Access Plastics Invest in Plant, Fleet and Personnel


Co. Meath based plastics and vinyl supplier, Access Plastics, have announced a series of investments across its production, warehouse, delivery fleet and customer support departments.
The development includes the installation of a new Homag CNC Beam Saw, bringing their total number of saws to six.

Industry Mourns Passing of One of its True Personalities


The Death of Newbridge Councillor Willie Crowley has been met with shock and sadness throughout the Irish print industry. Regarded as one of the true industry characters, Cllr. Crowley passed away on Friday 18th December following a road traffic incident in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Job Opportunity - Business Development Manager - Digital Printing Solutions



Codico, Irelands leading supplier of digital coding and marking equipment and consumables is seeking a professional business development manager to sell its range of Domino printers throughout the North and South of Ireland.

Anglo and Ricoh €200k Deal Includes First Irish C9110 Install


Drogheda company, Anglo Printers has finalised a deal with Ricoh Ireland worth almost €200,000 which sees the installation of Ricoh’s most advanced production print press in Anglos' Co. Louth, premises.

Irish Company Brings 'Celtic' Feel to UK Print Show


Dublin based binding consumables and equipment supplier Celtic Binding Supplies, is amongst the exhibitors at the inaugural 'The Print Show' at Birmingham NEC from the 13th to 15th October.
The three day event has caught the imagination of the print industry, both here in Ireland and throughout the wider print community.

Galway Print Community Reels as Castle Print Closes


After thirty years of trading, Castle Print in Galway City has closed its doors for the last time. The shock news filtered through to the industry on Friday 25th September, with the harsh reality of a further 30 jobs lost to the printing trade.

Rugby World Cup Tickets Up for Grabs at Red Cow Print Show


In addition to the opportunity to see the latest in digital print, wide format and finishing solutions, Visitors to the exhibition at the Red Cow on 23rd and 24th of September will be in with a chance to win tickets for whichever Rugby World Cup quarter final that the Irish team may reach.

Consort MD David Ryan Back on Home Soil


Following seven years heading up the UK operations of Japanese offset and screen press manufacturer Sakurai, Consort Printing Machinery MD, David Ryan has returned full time to Ireland to further develop the company he founded over 20 years ago.

Apex Stage B3 litho Comeback With Ryobi LED UV and Low Cost CtP


Ireland & UK Ryobi Distributor - Apex Digital, is launching a major new initiative aimed at reclaiming the B3 market for small offset following several years of domination by digital print. New press/CtP packages for 52cm (B3) format printers are being launched at Print Efficiently 2015, which will take place in Hemel Hempstead in October

Loughry Campus Invests In Mimaki Kit For Packaging Proofing


A newly acquired Mimaki CF2 flatbed cutter and JV300-160 solvent printer are facilitating a unique learning experience for students at the innovative Food Technology and Packaging Centre of the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE’s) Loughry Campus in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Mayo Printer Chooses Technotrans To Augment Press Water Treatment


Cashin Print has taken delivery of a technotrans alpha.r 10 water treatment unit, a more robust system to cope with the higher print output of this Castlebar pressroom.

Gortreagh Printing installs 4 colour offset upgrade



Cookstown based, Gortreagh Printing, which has had at least 60 printing machines from Heidelberg since its inception in 1956 has recently installed a Speed master SX 52-4-P, a B3 four-colour perfector

Ricoh launches A3 Black and White Multifunctionals Range

Ricoh has launched a series of new A3 black-and-white multifunctionals for demanding environments in mid- to large-sized offices. They form part of a larger range of Ricoh black-and-white multifunctionals that won the Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) 2015 A3 MFP Line of the Year Award.

Snap and EFI Seal 10 year IT Partnership Deal


Snap, the Australia based print and digital media franchising group, which has over 20 outlets in Ireland, has announced a  partnership deal with leading digital technology supplier Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) to roll out EFI's Printsmith and Software Productivity Suite across its global franchise network.

Mutoh Plans Three New Model Launch at FESPA 2015


Wide-format printer manufacturer MUTOH, represented in Ireland by Dublin based supplier MAGCO, will unveil three new printers at FESPA 2015 in Cologne, Germany from 18th to 22nd May. Amongst the new launches will be the ValueJet 405GT, a desktop direct-to-garment  printer.

UK Paper Turmoil As Tullis Russel Enters Administration


The paper supply industry in the UK suffered another blow as Scotland based Paper manufacturer Tullis Russell, famous for brands such as Mellotex, was placed in administration with the loss of 325 jobs. This following hard on the heels of the collapse of Paperlynx.

QuarkXPress 2015 Launch Includes Top Ten Most Requested Features


Quark Software Inc. has announced the official availability of QuarkXPress® 2015, the new major release of Quark’s graphic design and page layout software. In version 2015 users will find fast 64-bit architecture, industry-verified PDF/X-4 output, fixed layout interactive (app-like) eBook production as well as an array of the most user-requested features.

Mimaki Target Textile and UV at FESPA 2015


Mimaki will showcase its latest collection of textile production solutions including a selection of flatbed and roll-to-roll high speed printing solutions at FESPA 2015 which takes place in Cologne, Germany, from May 18th to 22nd.

Celtic Binding Supplies Secures Irish Bindomatic Deal

Dublin headquartered Celtic Binding Supplies has been appointed as the Irish distributor for Bindomatic, the Swedish manufacturer of thermal binding equipment.