December 12, 2009 by Michael
PrintWeek awards 2009 took place at The Grosvenor House in London on Monday October 19th. Derbeshire based Buxton Press scooped the prestigious PrintWeek Company of the Year Award which has been described as
the jewel in the crown of printing accolades
This latest award represents just one more achievement for Buxton Press, who have already received 14 national nominations and awards. The presentation evening was a formal dress, high profile event. The winners were selected by an expert panel of judges from the the printing industry world. Directors, Kirk Galloway and [Read more]
December 11, 2009 by Michael
The digital world of printing effectively began in 1973. The first computer typesetters were hybrids of previous photocomposition machines and pure digital output. They operated on dedicated command languages which were not able to handle graphics. Also, they had their own formats and fonts.
This first phase lasted until about 1983. By the late 1980s PostScript had emerged as the standard for digital typesetting. Apple had a big influence on this with the introduction of the Apple Leserwriter printer, which offered powerful graphics handling.
Digital innovation continued at a pace throughout the1990s. Mac and Windows continually developed and improved digital machines. Desktop publishing had become commonplace for both [Read more]