The need for speed as digital print sets to overtake the market by 2027
With increased customer demand, digital print will see a significant growth rate of 5.7% over the next five years. A recent global industry report has predicted that the digital printing market will grow at a rate of 5.7% between now and 2027, taking its estimated value to $189.8 billion by 2027. Closing the gap on […]Read more
Grocery store wars – why eye catching promotions are key
From an increase in online grocery sales to social distancing in-store, the pandemic severely disrupted long-standing consumer habits. As we enter a new post-covid era, both consumers and the grocery retail industry face a tough new period of uncertainty with the fastest increase in inflation, a significant increase in the cost of living and fuel […]Read more
The printed menu is back on the menu!
The pandemic drastically changed the dining experience with the prioritisation of customer safety over the pleasurable experience of dining. To restrict interaction between customers and staff and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, restaurants and cafes were restricted to table service only but not the kind of table service we were previously spoiled with […]Read more
Walk this way… how floor graphics can be the route to successful marketing
The use of printed floor graphics has rocketed since the start of the pandemic. We now see social distancing messages everywhere we go, but what does the future hold for floor graphics when it comes to other applications such as advertising and promotions? One reason that floor graphics have become so popular in recent years […]Read more
Cleaning up – has the pandemic changed our hygiene habits for good?
The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in billions of people changing their personal hygiene habits, particularly when it comes to thorough and consistent hand washing. What may have been a subconscious act previously has seen us transition to rigorously washing whilst counting to 20 in the process! We’ve also all become accustomed to sanitizer and […]Read more
Are antimicrobials the answer?
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic many businesses and brands have jumped on the bandwagon making claims that their products can prevent the spread of infection, particularly that of COVID-19. Even clothing manufacturers such as LJ Shield in Australia marketed its line of activewear as “antiviral” only to receive significant backlash from medical professionals, […]Read more
A growing demand for horticulture at home
Spring is in the air, and once again people are turning to their gardens in search of an activity that will bring both physical and mental health benefits as we head towards what we hope to be the end of the pandemic. The horticulture scene has experienced a significant boom since we entered into the […]Read more
Beauty and the box… how demand for luxury packaging continues to grow
The COVID-19 pandemic has been responsible for the demise of many industries, but one sector that has not just survived but thrived has been online retail, particularly the health and beauty sector. Digital marketing across social media platforms for health & beauty products has rocketed, with sites such as Instagram and Facebook flooded with brands […]Read more
5 innovative ways to use floor graphics
It’s no surprise that the most popular application for floor graphics right now is social distancing signage, however, there are many creative applications for floor graphics that can easily be produced in-house and are not just limited to the one application.Read more
What does the future hold for the synthetic print market post-pandemic?
Social distancing signage is here for the foreseeable future, and this has presented an opportunity for printers to branch out into the custom floor graphics area.Read more
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Kernow education blog – The changing face of synthetics in the Education Sector
Changing times have meant that synthetics within the education sector have taken on a whole new responsibility. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, synthetics had typically been used within schools for visual aids and signage, but with so many social distancing and sanitisation rules coming into force, synthetic printing has an even more important part to […]Read more
KernowPrint Matt White Pro (HWT)
It’s official – KernowPrint Pro has been put to the test against the toughest of liquids, including rubbing alcohol, disinfectants and even domestic bleach. The results are in… Unlike many synthetic substrates, Kernow only produces optimised high-performance coatings that are resistant to a number of strong liquids that could otherwise compromise the print (and […]Read more
How the dining experience has changed – customers now value cleanliness above all else
The coronavirus pandemic has presented us with a “new norm”. The socialising, dining and travelling that we once took for granted has been replaced with lockdowns, self-isolation and social distancing. Many industries have been hard hit, but one that’s ground to an almost stand still is the hospitality sector. Just months prior to the coronavirus […]Read more
CLEAN VS DISINFECTED. What difference does it make?
Standing up to the challenge is KernowPrint – the most tested and trusted material and the ONLY alcohol and chemical resistant solution in the market. KernowPrint has become the healthcare’s print partner, delivering durable, economic and alcohol-washable print solutions through a variety of applications including medical charts, name tags, signage and medical laboratory logs.Read more
KernowPrint – supporting the healthcare industry
As part of this daily battle in hospitals around the world, healthcare professionals are constantly cleaning their hands with hand sanitizers and then touching hospital documents as well as washing down emergency room and in-room printed materials with alcohol and cleansers. For this reason, durability, chemical and alcohol resistance will be of priority when it comes to the use of print applications within the healthcare sector.Read more
Your substrate guide: know your PET from your PVC
This substrate guide shows you the difference between KernowPrint PET, PVC, BOPP, and Styrene, to help you see why choosing the right base matters. All plastics are the same, aren’t they? Whether it’s for a shipment of chemical barrels across the Atlantic or a public notice that’s legally required to be legible come rain or […]Read more
The Power Of Personalised Print
Personalisation is a key part of customer experience, with intelligent use of data enabling marketers and brand owners to create relevant and unique experiences. Personalised printed items holds the reader’s attention for longer and studies show it increases purchase rates. The report titled ‘Making it personal’ published by Deloitte demonstrates the success of personalised print, […]Read more
Visual Merchandising: The Right Material For The Job
Making your retail store inviting should be one of the most important tools in your brand strategy. Visual Merchandising encompasses many different areas of the retail experience and a few examples would be the shop window, interior display, store layout and the atmosphere created within the store by factors such as light and sound. Yes, […]Read more
Printer Math: Untangling the Confusing World of Converting and Calculating
Math. Let’s face it, if printers don’t have enough to juggle…ink types, paper types, cylinder pressure, drying times, tension and alignments…they have the whole challenge of understanding exactly how paper math works. There’s grammage and sheet sizes, calculating costs and shipping weights, working backward into converting rolls to sheets. While many industries have a standard […]Read more