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The April/May issue of Africa Print Journal, the dedicated journal for commercial and digital printing, is online.

This issue features Ricoh's Pro C7100. Optimum image quality up to 1200 x 4800 dpi is achieved with Ricoh’s enhanced Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology. It delivers a premium finish, and supports an extensive range of media, including new textured media technology, and enables many different applications such as light packaging, demo packaging, direct mail, books, brochures and business cards.

Other features include:

The second drupa Global trends report, which tracks key economic and market developments in the global print industry over the period leading to drupa 2016 and beyond. This is based on a survey conducted in October 2014 in which over 1100 participants took part globally with all regions well represented.

Professor Frank Romano (RIT) writes about adding value to print. Every commercial printer theoretically produces and sells high-quality print. Romano has never met a printer who said they produce mediocre printing. Thus, if all printers are the same, how do they differentiate? Unfortunately, one of the differentiators tends to be price. This is not good and there are other services to add to differentiate your print business.

How do we keep our energy levels down? Laurel Brunner tackles the environmental issues and encourages printers to consider energy consumption in their evaluations of new press technologies, and press manufacturers should be doing more to explain power consumption. They should also be doing more to design presses to be as energy efficient as possible.

We interview Jon Tolley, Dscoop's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Chairman and Managing Director of UK-based company Prime Group, about the upcoming Dscoop EMEA conference, taking place from 3-5 June 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Africa Print Bloemfontein Expo preview and catalogue: this is your reference guide for companies exhibiting at the Africa Print Bloemfontein expo, as well as the products they will showcase.

Africa Print Durban Expo review: The Durban expo boasted a record visitor attendance. Read about the highlights of the expo in this feature.

You can access the magazine at the following link: www.africaprint.com/magazine.