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If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.

Richard P. Feynman, Theoretical Physicist

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.

The Deinking Challenge - Laurel Brunner looks at the issue of deinking and finds that too often it is thought of as a production process for creating new products where really we should be thinking of it from the point of view of quality control of raw materials.

It’s good to talk - Web-to-Print has proved to be an effective way to automate the sales and submission of print jobs, helping to cut costs and time and making many short run jobs profitable. But Nessan Cleary asks if printers are really getting the best out of it?

Adobe CC 2014 features - When Adobe launched the Creative Cloud, one of the selling points was the ease of keeping the sprawling Creative Suite up to date, with new features released when ready and not held back for a general release date. So Paul Lindström asks, why is there a need for a CC 2014 edition?

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.

More Information on the Guides

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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The printing and publishing industries have been pretty immune to consultants and their management buzzwords. But maybe it’s time to put the scepticism aside as there’s a lot they can offer, especially for managing environmental impact. Coming slowly into favour are the principles of supply chain management which are gradually seeping their way into the graphic arts.

Crossword Puzzles from Spindrift - Number 55

Across
1. One of the signs of positive economic activity, bringing together or corporate shopping? (7, 3, 12)
9. Greek letter R. (2)
10. Black. (3)
11. Can be made of virtually anything, but mostly it’s wood. (5)
12. Process of turning print into a value added product. (9)

Down
1. Waste sheets or processes for getting the press up to colour. (4, 7)
2. Kings, Queens and their relations. (7)
3. Substituted. (8)
4. Huge print sector making a comeback because it works. (6, 4)
5. Gives up or leaves. (5)

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