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Digital Dots is an independent graphic arts research group specialised in digital prepress, printing and publishing technologies.

We provide market research, testing, evaluation and content services for the graphic arts, and publish the leading industry newsletter, Spindrift.

Spindrift is a monthly digest of news, plus feature articles to keep you ahead in the graphic arts game, with no ads to distract you.

Agfa Processless Plates - Agfa has had considerable success with its chemistry-free Azura CtP plates but has now developed the technology to its next logical step with a develop on press plate, Azura TE. Laurel Brunner looks at how this works and how it will stack up against the other develop on press plates currently in the market.

Boxing Clever - HP has developed a version of its Inkjet Web Press to print to corrugated board with the announcement of the T400 Simplex. Nessan Cleary visited the first installation, Obaly Morava in the Czech Republic, to see how well this fits into a conventional corrugated production line.

Colours In The Cloud – Print Validation - Paul Lindström has continued his series looking at cloud-based colour management solutions, with pressSIGN from Bodoni and PrintSpec from Mellow Colour. These allow for consistent colour across different devices and multiple sites.

The latest articles in our WIld Format Digital Series … Everything you need to know about getting the most our of wide-format digital printing technology.

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Making Sense of Wide Format Digital

Colour, Margins & Wide Format Digital

Automation & Wide Format Digital Workflows

Inks, Heads & Materials for Wide Format Digital

Finishing Options for Wide Format Digital

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At the latest ISO TC130 standards meeting, Working Group 11 (WG11) took a big step forward. WG11 is responsible for standards relating to the environmental impact of graphics technology and has been working on the development of a deinking standard. This is intended to encourage more people to recycle papers and to invest in print products based on recycled paper.

Crossword Puzzles from Spindrift - Number 58

Across
1. Binary Integer. (3)
2. What prepress is about preparing. (6)
5. Not the bottom or the sides of a sheet. Top? (5, 4)
9. Why colour exists. (5)
10. Data relies on this to exist, go in and get listed. (5)

Down
1. The best kind of hours. (8)
3. A third party who provides a service. (6)
4. Beyond real, Mr Dalí. (7)
6. Print just for you. (12)
7. Places with definable characteristics. (7)

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