Watermans invests in Easymatrix 106 CS & Diana GO 85

Watermans Printers, based in Cork, has taken delivery of an Easymatrix 106 CS (cutting and stripping) die-cutter and a Diana GO 85 folder-gluer from Heidelberg at their premises. Watermans believes that this partnership with Heidelberg will ensure the successful expansion of its business into the packaging industry as well. This purchase marks Watermans’ first investment

By |2020-07-14T06:44:20-07:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: COVER STORY, DIGITAL PRINTING, News|0 Comments

The changing face of print

Ask any printer where they think the industry is heading and they’ll have an answer for you. Whatever that answer is, one thing’s for sure – the print sector is evolving and print firms must adapt their services to stay relevant. Volumes are falling across the commercial printing sector and although packaging and labels remain

By |2019-05-27T08:47:27-07:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: DIGITAL PRINTING|6 Comments

Better, faster, stronger

Jones Business Systems, a company that supplies over 20,000 products to the offices, schools and business sector, recently made the decision to invest in a new printing system. Two Xerox Docucolor 700 printers were replaced with a new Konica Minolta AccurioPress C3070, supplied by MJ Flood. “We had got to a point where the 'click'

By |2019-05-27T08:41:01-07:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: DIGITAL PRINTING|8 Comments

Shouldering the burden

Eugene Healy, President of the Irish Printing Federation, talks to Irish Printer about the repercussions from An Post’s latest round of price increases Earlier this year, An Post announced its latest raft of price increases. These rises saw business bulk rates increase by approximately 10%, meter prices go from 90c to 95c and the international

By |2018-07-13T06:33:32-07:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: DIGITAL PRINTING|0 Comments


Machinery from a bygone era that celebrates Ireland’s printing heritage was on display for guests attending the ‘Print Evolution’ event at the National Print Museum. Organised by Canon and Antalis, the event brought together industry experts for a discussion about the evolution of print in Ireland. Guests were also treated to live demonstrations as volunteers

By |2018-07-13T06:29:23-07:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: DIGITAL PRINTING|0 Comments

FESPA census shows strategic responses to escalating demand

FESPA has revealed the findings of its 2018 Print Census, conducted in partnership with InfoTrends. A total of 1405 respondents were surveyed from 102 countries, with data collected throughout 2017 at FESPA events and from members in Europe, Eurasia, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand and South Africa. The findings show that 83% of respondents are optimistic for

By |2018-06-15T07:45:56-07:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: DIGITAL PRINTING, News|0 Comments

Third time lucky for McGowans at the 2018 Fespa Awards

After Gold and Silver wins in 2016 and 2017, McGowans was awarded the Bronze award for its Jameson High Impact Unit at this year’s Fespa Awards. The unit, which was structurally designed by Jamie Flett, holds 96 bottles and was placed in larger supermarkets across the country. The display had to be strong and resilient

By |2018-06-15T07:41:39-07:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: DIGITAL PRINTING, News, PACKAGING|0 Comments

CUBE Offers Expert Advice at Medical Conference

Co Limerick-based design, print and packaging experts CUBE will be on stage at the Medical Technology Conference 2017 in Galway along with other experts to dig deeper into why and how print suppliers can be a key stakeholder in reducing costs and improving productivity of pharma and medtech companies. The conference will take place in

By |2017-09-20T10:41:58-07:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: DIGITAL PRINTING, News, PACKAGING, Uncategorized, WHAT'S NEW IN PRINT|1 Comment