How is the large format print industry doing re-sustainability?
The large format print industry is making significant inroads into its sustainable practices and eco offering. It's been trying for years but we felt with very little traction.
Diversified print and sign-making business Effective Imaging has said its investment in a second HP Latex 335 Printer has helped speed up production and allowed it to move into a number of new markets, all while enhancing its environmental credentials.
‘Sustainability’, ‘green’ and ‘environmentally friendly’ have been among some of the key buzzwords in the print industry in recent years - and even more as we move in to the post-pandemic era - as an increasing amount of printing businesses adjust the way they operate to adopt more planet friendly practices.
Edinburgh-based family-owned vehicle livery and branding specialist Gordana Graphics used its new HP Latex 700 printer to produce a series of eye-catching wraps for five local sightseeing double-decker buses.
Birmingham-based bespoke printed components manufacturer Rudd Macnamara has invested in a new HP Latex R1000 printer to support its long-term growth plans and help the business reach its full potential.
Leeds-based wide-format printing and signage specialist Imageco recently used Drytac SpotOn SynTac and ViziPrint Deco + to produce a range of striking POS and window graphics for world-famous footwear brand Dr. Martens at its new test and learn concept store on Carnaby Street in London. All of the graphics were printed using Imageco’s HP Latex 800W printer, with its eco-friendly water-based inks.
Many companies are looking for opportunities to enter new markets, improve competitiveness and drive business growth.
The world has changed, and printers need to keep up by producing a range of new and practical applications for their customers.
Florida-based large-format printing business Binick Imaging purchased new HP Stitch S1000 and HP Latex R2000 printers to support its growth and drive for more sustainable practices.
HP is delighted to announce the launch of The Print Hub, an interactive platform specifically developed to support HP Latex users and help them get the best out of their printers.
Manchester-based graphics and fabric printing specialist, Media Co Ltd, has pledged its commitment to sustainability via a new carbon reduction programme powered by HP Latex and HP Stitch print technology.
Many leading print businesses are making it a top priority to diversify their large-format print offering as customers increasingly demand unique ideas, eco-friendly output, more creative solutions and new content.
Express Image, Inc., a family-owned company based in Minnesota for over 70 years, has boosted its printer line-up with the purchase of three HP Latex R2000 hybrid presses.
Social responsibility is a hot topic for businesses in all industries, but this is particularly true for the print industry. One recent study from HP and C Space found 85% of print businesses that operate latex large-format printers are demanding sustainable products and practices.
Print business leaders have a huge opportunity to reinvent the way they work with new products and services, new ways of working, plus a more eco-conscious and socially responsible outlook. New free-to-download article from HP addresses these trends.
Corby-based point-of-sale specialist Emerald House Associates has revealed its purchase of an HP Latex R2000 printer from approved HP distributor Papergraphics has helped to enhance its environmental credentials and satisfy an increasing demand from customers for more planet-friendly work.
Colourfully printed spoke protectors for children's wheelchairs are a matter close to the heart of the company plot.tec from Dortmund, and – since the installation of an HP Latex 700W printer in August 2021 – the company can now produce the popular wheel covers even more efficiently.
HP has revealed details of a new webinar that will focus on how integrating white ink as part of a print service offering can gain businesses a significant advantage over their competitors.
Wide-format print has been regarded as a key growth market for some time now, with a huge range of work on offer for companies active in this sector. However, as more businesses move into the market, competition for work intensifies and print companies are having to be clever about the way they operate to maximise their profits.
Graphic display and exhibition build solutions provider Eastern Exhibition & Display has purchased its second HP Latex 800 large-format printer in a matter of months to further enhance the quality of its work and improve overall efficiency.
B!G is a multidisciplinary visual agency, with print as a core part of its portfolio and a strong focus on sustainability. Having invested in HP technology for over seven years, it was an easy decision for B!G to upgrade to the HP Latex 3200 and HP Latex R2000 Plus models to address an even fuller spectrum of print needs without compromising on sustainability credentials.
Surrey-based architectural signage solutions provider Signbox has praised the role its duo of HP Latex 300 Series printers played in an innovative project that helped the company scoop a host of major honours at the 2021 UK Graphics Awards.
Banbury-based large-format print specialist Bamboo Creations says its new HP Latex 800W printer has allowed the company to significantly enhance productivity while maintaining its environmental credentials.
Dublin-based print and signage production company Just Print has praised the impact of its new HP Latex 800W, saying that the printer has enabled it to expand its service offering and allowed the business to move ahead of competitors in a busy market.
Print service providers (PSPs) in Scotland were recently invited to explore and interact with the very latest HP DesignJet, HP Latex, and HP PageWide XL Pro technology, as well as associated software and finishing solutions, at the Perfect Colours and HP Discovery Event.
Family-run wallpaper manufacturing business Surface Print says its decision to invest in an additional duo of HP Latex 3600 Printers has opened up a range of markets, enabling customers to expand their offerings with ‘exciting’ new high-end products.
Family-run sign-making business Humphreys Signs has said that the purchase of a new HP Latex R1000 printer has enabled it to make significant progress with its environmentally friendly goals and take on more sustainable signage work.
Following the successful completion of its series of Coffee Talk events held throughout September and October 2021, HP will be hosting a summary webinar titled ‘Putting Sustainability at the Heart of your Business'.
With the undoubted rise in eco-consciousness, sustainability should now be at the heart of print service providers (PSPs)' business operations. The third of HP's series of Coffee Talks - taking place on 14th October 2021 - will focus on circular design and the 10 steps PSPs can take to move to more sustainable business operations.
Bristol-based print and design solutions provider Fountain Print says its purchase of an HP Latex R2000 printer supported the business with a major expansion effort and allowed it to access a host of profitable new markets.
Demand for more environmentally friendly print has been on the rise for some time now, not least in the retail sector where print businesses are coming under increasing scrutiny from their customers to provide more eco-conscious solutions.
With the undoubted rise in eco-consciousness, sustainability should now be at the heart of print service providers (PSPs)' business operations. HP is launching a series of online events to support PSPs on their sustainability journey.
HP Inc. has introduced a range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices to equip large format print users with the technology to navigate and thrive in the new normal.
LFR recently spoke with Shaun Holdom, ISA-UK council member and Global Product Manager at Drytac, regarding the latest trends in the signage market as it starts to recover from the global pandemic.
We've all seen those awful pictures on television of plastic bottles left floating in the sea and turtles with carrier bags in their mouths, after which we are left wondering what on earth we can do to put a stop to plastic pollution.
iMAGECO is one of the UK’s leading wide-format print and signage companies. Its Leeds based state-of-the-art facility, equipped with industry leading technology, has delivered an unparalleled quality service and an extensive sustainable portfolio since its conception in 2001.
Large-format print business JKN Digital has revealed that the reliability and efficiency of its four HP Latex machines enabled it to continue producing high quality printed work at fast turnaround speeds throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
When looking to maximise the functionality and profit-earning capabilities of your hardware investments, or ensuring you are spending your money on the right sort of kit, it's always worth keeping an eye on the very latest trends.
Thom Brown, HP's Chief Inkologist, discusses HP Latex: what it is; how it works; and what are the key benefits.
Payote, leading manufacturer of espadrilles from the South of France, has recently purchased and installed its first HP Stitch S500 to meet the growing demand for personalised artisanal footwear.
HP has teamed up with several major global organisations, including The Ocean Agency, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Adobe, to inspire people to join the fight to protect the World's oceans.
HP are offering UK-based printers the chance to win a pair of tickets to September’s UK Graphic Awards.
Having supplied textile printing solutions for some 40 odd years and serving as a UK partner for a list of hardware, software, ink and materials suppliers that reads like a veritable ‘who´s who’ of textile printing, we couldn’t really think of anyone better than the team at RA Smart to help us take a more in-depth look at the technicalities of the HP Stitch dye-sublimation printer.
HP has announced a new EMEA-wide webinar that will showcase how using leading HP Stitch dye sublimation printers with partner technologies can help users access a wide range of work within the soft signage sector.
HP and Perfect Colours are co-hosting a webinar at 2pm BST on Wednesday 14th July 2021 highlighting the latest and most sustainable Latex wide-format print solutions.
Slough-based large-format printing specialist The Big Display Company has set its sights on expansion into new markets following the purchase of an HP Latex R2000 Plus production printer, saying the device has completely changed the way the business operates.
HP has announced a new webinar that will explore the many print opportunities presented by the creative interior décor market. The free-to-attend event, titled ‘HP décor - what's next?', takes place on 30th June 2021 at 10am GMT and will provide insight into the untapped print opportunities offered by the very latest trends in the world of décor.
LFR recently caught up with décor thought-leader, writer and influencer, Rachel Nunziata, to get her expert input on the interior décor opportunity and to find out more about her forthcoming webinar with HP.
Northumbria University has paid a special tribute to the impact of its HP Stitch S300 dye sublimation printer, revealing that the device has played a key role in allowing students to continue learning and working during the pandemic.
Designs Signage Solutions says it expanded with new customers throughout 2020 - in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic - and completed a number of colourful graphics projects using its HP Latex R2000 Plus printer
Today HP Inc. announced the latest addition to its HP Stitch portfolio to help print service providers (PSPs) diversify their soft signage and interior décor offerings, as well as meet more challenging customer needs. The updated 126-inch HP Stitch S1000 is designed to offer high quality with greater versatility and smooth operation.
Environmental impact has never been a more important issue. It’s changing the way businesses in every industry work, and when it comes to print media, clients need the reassurance that their campaigns adhere to their own sustainability policies and goals.
Leeds-based printing company Imageco has transformed its Holbeck-based headquarters with a range of renewable energy solutions to reduce its carbon output by more than 30,000 tonnes per year, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the city.
PressOn says it has secured several innovative graphics jobs during the uncertain pandemic period - following some spectacular pre-COVID projects - using its HP Latex R Series printer.
HP and Papergraphics have announced an upcoming webinar exploring the opportunities in decorative inkjet printing for commercial and residential interiors.
Specialist HP 3D print and technical imaging distributor ArtSystems has been chosen by HP to bring their growing range of wide format media with ColorPRO Technology into the UK and Ireland.
Over recent years, industries across the globe have begun to adopt subscription business models. Netflix subscriptions have replaced DVD purchases, Spotify and similar music streaming services have rendered CD purchases all but redundant, and for many of us our mobile phones are now on a monthly contract with comprehensive service packages that even offer future hardware upgrades as a built-in option.
A guest blog by Simon McClelland Morris, Founder & Director at The Graphical Tree and a passionate advocate of ethical and moral practices, for an ecological, sustainable and regenerative future.
Manchester Print Services (MPS) has installed a second HP Stitch digital textile printer specifically for the production of upholstery for corporate customers.
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HP has announced discounts of up to £6000 on its market-leading Latex printers for the month of March.
Already established as one of the leading providers of print and signage to Scotland's airports, sign-maker and print company Scot Signs is now seeking to move into other markets with the help of its new HP Latex 1500.
Following on from the hotly anticipated launch of its new HP Latex 700 and 800 Printer series, the HP team is to host an online end-user event on February 17, 2021, to showcase how the technology can help print service providers (PSPs) secure high-value work.
Leeds-based wide-format printing and signage company Imageco has become one of the first businesses in the UK to purchase a new HP Latex 800 W Printer, saying the device will take the quality of its printed output to ‘another level’.
HP Inc. has introduced a range of new Latex large format print solutions to help print service providers diversify their offerings and meet more challenging customer needs.
HP has added a new dedicated section to its renowned Virtual Booth, enabling members of the printing community to learn more about the new HP Latex 700 and 800 Printer series through an interactive, immersive experience.
Georgia-Pacific, a leading U.S. integrated packaging solutions provider, today announced the expansion of its Hummingbird digital print solutions with the purchase of an HP PageWide T1190 Press, the world's highest-volume digital corrugated packaging solution.
HP's recent online interior décor experience highlighted how digital printing technology can open up the colourful, diverse interior décor market for more businesses.
It’s never been more important for PSPs to support their customers, old and new, with innovative ideas and creative possibilities that can create new revenue streams and print volume.
While Covid-19 caused huge disruption right across the industry, The Big Display Company took the opportunity to invest in multiple HP devices to help see it through the pandemic and build for the future.
Gone are the days of consumers looking at magazines or websites and trying to mimic the same pale grey walls, hand-scraped floors or white Venetian blinds.
With exhibitions and trade shows across the world still missing in action, it may seem like the print industry is on pause. However, Terry Raghunath, HP's Business Development Manager for Graphics Solutions Business, will demonstrate that's not the case when he hosts a new online experience focused on printed décor trends.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected the nation's galleries and museums, but Paul Bristow Associates' new HP Stitch S300 means people can wear their favourite artworks as hygienic face masks.
RA Smart, the exclusive UK reseller of the HP Stitch dye sublimation printer series, has used an HP Stitch S1000 digital textile printing system to produce artworks for the Thames Festival Trust - output that impressed artist Shona Watt with its 'amazing details' and 'incredible colours'.
In a colourful new video, leading equestrian brand Racesafe has given a glimpse of its manufacturing facility following the addition of an HP Stitch S300 dye-sublimation printer earlier this year.
Today's consumers - both businesses and individuals - are looking for ways to put their creative stamp on their spaces. Homes, offices, hotels: people want décor that is customisable and adaptable.
Specialized Signs says it was 'surprisingly busy and surprisingly lucky' throughout this summer's lockdown period after diversifying into new products, but is now returning to a new kind of normal with numerous graphics projects printed on its HP Latex R1000.
It's hard to say when normal business will resume in our industry - if, indeed, it ever will. With the second wave of the pandemic now biting, new restrictions are impacting the market. However, businesses have adapted since COVID-19 hit early this year and there are many more ways to stay connected, ensuring businesses are stronger going forward.
“The best way to predict the future is to design it,” said the ground-breaking American architect Buckminster Fuller. Today’s architects, product designers and engineers seem to have taken him at his word — and the future they are designing is a sustainable one.
Azutura has responded to a shift in its customer demographic owing to COVID-19 restrictions by creating a new personality-driven wall mural service, using HP Latex printers to produce high-quality artwork. The Durham-based company says it is connecting with artists, photographers, designers and illustrators all over the world to tell a story through its work.
HP is inviting the print community to visit its Virtual Booth, an online exploration of its latest technology innovations and established solutions. In lieu of physical trade shows and exhibitions, the HP Virtual Booth provides access to information-packed real-time demonstrations, webinar sessions and practical advice.
DEZINES is primed to launch a new company producing bespoke photographic wall coverings, with a completely reconfigured print room based around a new HP Latex 335 print and cut solution.
For many creative professionals, their office is an extension of their and their brand's identities — which makes it all the more important every item fits the design ethos.
Increasingly, the best CAD design tools have built-in artificial intelligence which helps designers, engineers and architects find the best forms for their intended purpose, helping shortcut the design cycle.
Buying a product with a sustainability certification can be great for your business. As well as reducing your environmental impact, and potentially your costs, you can pass that assurance on to your customers.
Any architect who has had to negotiate the new one-way systems on construction sites will know site visits often take much longer than they used to. But that doesn’t stop them being important.
A car dealership in Lincoln reopened for business this summer with a transformed interior showroom featuring sophisticated wall graphics as well as refreshed exterior signage, all produced by Allen Signs using HP Latex technology.
Creative Graphics Services, a US Large Format graphics communications specialist, has expanded its print capabilities with the addition of a fleet of new HP Latex R series printers.
Oxford-based printer, Seacourt, has extended into the wide-format market with the addition of an HP Latex 365, creating a new branch to its business - Seacourt XL - while retaining its green credentials.
VR Motorsport has unveiled a vibrant new racing car design to inspire and celebrate female drivers, printed by MediaCo using flexible HP Latex technology.
PressOn says the additional functionality offered by HP's updated Latex R-series printer is enabling 'great results' on new materials and applications, adding the upgrade to the 2020 edition was undertaken 'painlessly and effectively'.
Are you making the most of your printing systems? The answer is probably 'no'. There's likely to be a little-used function of your printer, an ink option you haven't explored, a software feature that could make your job easier.
HP Inc. and 3M have announced a new collaboration to share large format graphics for commercial signage applications.