innovation

Get tactile and high impact – using brand new digital Scodix technology

by Rich B

If you want to add foiling, embossing or varnishing to a print project, you’d normally find it only cost-effective for long print runs, and you’d need to allow time for a lengthy set-up process. A new print process called Scodix is changing all that. In its simplest form, Scodix is a new digital finishing technique [...]

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FESPA 2014. Keeping you on top of Trends and Innovations in Print.

by Rich B

May 2014. Munich, Germany. Webmarteers Lee Smith (Category Management Director) and Simon Biltcliffe (Webmart CEO) visited FESPA Digital 2014 - the world’s leading exhibition for wide format (i.e. large graphics!) and textile print – to check out the latest innovations we could bring back to the UK. Here’s their report on some of the highlights. The [...]

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Free Beer! Best application for this new print format…

by Rich B

Our customers are always looking for interesting and eye-catching new print formats to drive their next campaign. But it sometimes takes a bit of lateral thinking to get the best out of them. Here’s Chief Webmarteer Simon with a great offer – best idea on how to use this new format creatively or effectively wins [...]

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7 Ways to Improve Catalogue Return on Investment (ROI) – at CatEx

by Rich B

We’re always looking to help our customers improve their ROI – it’s what we do!  So we recently popped over to the CatEx shindig at Lords to present a case study on how some recent developments in personalised digital print are dramatically pushing up response rates (i.e. direct, attributable sales). We’re not going to give [...]

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Webmart Print Innovation Gallery

by Rich B

We’ll add pictures of print innovations to this image gallery as we discover them. If you’ve seen anything else you think we should add, we’d love you to get in touch using the contact us form.

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It’s Waterproof. It’s Greaseproof. It’s Stone Paper!

by Rich B

It’s a rare day that you discover something entirely new in the paper market, but the other day we came across something new and exciting that’s a complete revolution in paper construction. Its name? Stone Paper! You may know that many papers we use in print are ‘coated’, meaning the surface of the paper has [...]

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The Future of Printing? Landa Nanography launch at Drupa.

by Rich B

A few Webmarteers attended Drupa Print Expo this year in Dusseldorf. The standout event that everyone came back talking about was the launch by Benny Landa of his new Nanographic printing presses. Nanography is the term coined for a new process which aims to plug the gap between digital print and lithographic print, making medium [...]

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Innovation in Print: Scented Varnishes

by Rich B

What are they? Scented varnishes are thin, transparent coatings that are laid over a piece of print. The varnish contains tiny micro-capsules of scent which are broken when rubbed, allowing the scent to be released into the air. Uses for the Marketer The great thing about scented print is that it can really evoke an [...]

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Printed Face Paints – Print Innovation that’s Great for Direct Mail

by Rich B

If you’re reading this, you’ll probably know that Direct Mail is a great way to communicate straight to your customers (if you don’t understand the power of Direct Mail yet, why not dive into some of our Direct Mail Tag articles to find out more?). Creating ‘sticky’ content in your Direct Mailing is a great [...]

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Best Practise in Catalogue Printing 2: Post-Production & Innovation

by Rich B

In Part 1 we had a quick look at how pre-production can be an incredibly useful phase of any catalogue printing project as it clarifies precisely what’s going to happen and by whom when the job goes to press. Now, we skip on to the post-production phase of the project and see how to best follow [...]

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