Shock as Hudson Killeen enters receivership

Hudson Killeen closure
Over 50 staff have been made redundant as long established Dublin printing company Hudson Killeen was placed in the hands of a receiver on Friday 9th May

The multi award winning business was established in 1981 and has since grown to become a mainstay in the Irish printing industry.The news that the company had entered receivership was greeted with genuine shock throughout the trade.

Mimaki flatbed deal signed on exhibition debut

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The first worldwide sale of Mimaki’s newly-launched JFX200-2513 UV LED flatbed printer took place at Sign & Digital UK, held in Birmingham at the end of April.

Pictured: Graphic Station’s Paul Fox, I-Sub Digital’s Emma Plant and Hybrid’s Peter Mitchell at Sign & Digital UK 2014

Suppliers unite for May print shows


Cork and Galway are the destinations for the latest in the 'Opportunities in Print' roadshows scheduled during May, headed up by Neopost and supported by a variety of suppliers  representing products covering all major sectors of the print industry in Ireland.

Second seizure of counterfeit notes this year


In mid April, an estimated €10 million
in counterfeit Euro notes was seized along with printing and computer equipment in the second such seizure this year.

New Flint owners target growth


Global print consumables manufacturer and supplier, Flint Group,
has been aquired by a newly formed entity  formed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Koch Equity Development LLC, with the new owners promising organic and aquisition led growth.

EPSON launches SureColour range at Sign and Digital UK


Epson has announced a new range of high-speed, four-colour large-format SureColor SC-T printers designed for a variety of graphics, CAD and GIS applications within design, commercial print, copy shop, architecture, building, engineering, retail and education environments.

Irish demo centres for Mimaki SUV series announced


Following the much anticipated introduction of the Mimaki SUV printer range, UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd has announced the appointment of authorised “SUV Demo Centres”

Prisco certified as preferred Komori consumables partner


PRISCO, a leading global manufacturer of pressroom chemicals
has signed an agreement with KOMORI, a leading manufacturer of printing equipment and systems, as a preferred partner to distribute premium quality consumables as part of their K-Supply program.

Sign+Digital Launch All Ireland Vehicle Wrapping Championship


Dublin based wide format equipment and consumables supplier, Sign+Digital,
will host the inaugural All Ireland Vehicle Wrap Championship on Tuesday 8th April.

Neopost launch new graphics website


Print finishing and wide format equipment supplier, Neopost,
have announced the launch of a new website, specifically targeted at the print and sign industry.

Ricoh announces Irish availability of new latex printer series.


The new roll-to-roll large format printer, officially available in the Irish market from March 2014,
comes in 130cm (53 inch) or 160cm (63 inch) widths and supports up to seven colours in various configurations.

Quark DesignPad 2.0 app launched



The iPad app Macworld named App of the Year 2013
is now available with even more advanced design features for creative professionals on-the-go.

EFI and Landa Form Strategic Alliance


EFI and Landa Corporation have entered into a partnership agreement
for the development of a digital front end (DFE) as part of Landa’s end-to-end Nanographic Printing solution.

Mimaki scoops second ‘Most Pioneering Product’ award at Trophex


Indicative of its ground-breaking nature and unique production features,
the Mimaki UJF-6042 received 2014’s “Most Pioneering Product” award at the popular Trophex exhibition in Birmingham.

Kerry TD keeps print local for debut novel.

  
Fine Gael TD for Kerry South, Brendan Griffin has kept production of his debut novel 'Secrets of a Moonlit River' very much local, with the book being authored, edited, published and printed in his native county.

News Week makes a U turn in return to the printing press


Following it's transformation into a digital online only publication last year
, the U.S. News icon has announced a return to a printed version from early 2014.

Mimaki to lead at Dusseldorf promotional products show


Wide format manufacturer Mimaki,  will be exhibiting at PSI in Dusseldorf,
the leading European promotional products trade show. The show kicks off 2014 for the promotional products industry, running from 8th through 10th January, 2014.

Christmas comes early for Neopost roadshow ipad winners


The winners of a visitors draw marking the recent series of 'Opportunities in Print' exhibitions
held by Neopost, were each presented with an apple ipad, ensuring a good start to the festive season for the lucky recipients

Heidelberg retire GTO after 40 years service


Production of the press series that launched many an Irish print company is to cease,
with the announcement by Heidelberg that the GTO Printmaster 52 is to be phased out in a re alignment of the company's small format production portfolio.

West Brom choose HP for season ticket mailers

West Bromwich Albion Football Club has chosen to digitally print its season ticket renewal direct mailer using HP Indigo technology in order to reap the benefits of one-to-one communication with fans.

West Bromwich Albion's renewal mailer was designed as a movie poster and sent to past and present season ticket holders.