Sign & Digital UK

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Roland DG leads the way with innovation, diversity and application at Sign & Digital

Roland DG leads the way with innovation, diversity and application at Sign & Digital

Roland DG is celebrating customer reactions at Sign & Digital UK 2017 where the company received an overwhelmingly positive response to the latest technology, software solutions and services on display....

Sign & Digital UK turned 30 in grand style

Sign & Digital UK turned 30 in grand style

Celebrating its 30th year, Sign & Digital UK closed its doors after three busy days last month. More than 5,300 unique visitors attended the show with 80% of visitors involved...

The visitors pocket guide to Sign & Digital UK 2017

The visitors pocket guide to Sign & Digital UK 2017

Sign & Digital UK, the country’s #1 trade exhibition for the sign making, display solutions and digital printing industry is back again, this time celebrating 30 years as a national...

Zünd UK will feature a G3 digital cutting machine on its own stand at Sign & Digital UK

Zünd UK will feature a G3 digital cutting machine on its own stand at Sign & Digital UK

On Stand L10, Zünd UK is showcasing a new Zünd G3 3XL3200 fitted with the new 3.6kW Router, a powerful spindle featuring a pneumatic clamping system capable of routing materials...

Meet the Tharstern MIS team at Sign & Digital UK

Meet the Tharstern MIS team at Sign & Digital UK

If you do nothing else at Sign & Digital UK you should look into the benefits of what a management information system (MIS) can do for your print business. If...

Hardware

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Large format printers from OKI offer affordability without compromising on quality

Large format printers from OKI offer affordability without compromising on quality

Since OKI’s acquisition of Seiko I Infotech Inc’s large format portfolio including the renowned ColorPainter family 18 months ago, the industry has been waiting to see how the brand would...

Roland holds the key to customisation and personalisation at FESPA 2017

Roland holds the key to customisation and personalisation at FESPA 2017

Roland is gearing up for FESPA with plans to showcase products from across its extensive portfolio; including digital wide format printers, cutters and integrated print & cut devices, UV-LED flatbed...

OKI’s ColorPainter wide format printers available from RGBuk

OKI’s ColorPainter wide format printers available from RGBuk

RGBuk has entered into a partnership with OKI to sell OKI’s ColorPainter range of wide format printers. The move - which was announced during Sign & Digital UK last week...

New bloke joins GPT

New bloke joins GPT

Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) has announced the appointment of Adam Booth as its new National Hardware sales manager. Booth has 18 years sales experience in the large format printing market...

OKI launch new ColorPainter E-64s wide format printer

OKI launch new ColorPainter E-64s wide format printer

OKI Europe Ltd has officially launched its new ColorPainter E-64s as the new model in the ColorPainter family of professional printers. This competitively priced, 64-inch, wide format ColorPainter E-64s is...

Wideformat

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Mimaki launches small format UV flatbed printer that can print on anything

Mimaki launches small format UV flatbed printer that can print on anything

Mimaki is launching its latest generation of small format UV flatbed printers that can print on anything at FESPA 2017. The addition of the new UJF-3042MkII EX to the UJF-MkII range offers unique opportunities for companies looking for a direct...

BTEC Fashion student shines with Epson exhibition stand display

BTEC Fashion student shines with Epson exhibition stand display

There were a lot of very good looking stands at Sign & Digital this year, but the one that really caught my attention was Epson. I was impressed at how well the company was able to seamlessly display the all-round...

YPP adds additional Mimaki hardware to diversify and expand product offering

YPP adds additional Mimaki hardware to diversify and expand product offering

Macclesfield-based R A Smart has installed additional print hardware at Your Print Partner (YPP) who has added a Mimaki JFX200-2513 grand format flatbed and a Mimaki UJV-55 3.2m roll fed UV LED printer to its already established textile, dye sublimation...

New precision software from swissQprint avoids reprints after a crash

New precision software from swissQprint avoids reprints after a crash

The moving print head carriage of a swissQprint UV printer immediately halts should it come into contact with a person or object. The system also stops instantly if there is a danger of the print head grazing the substrate, typically...

Mimaki Europe’s Mike Horsten to join HP in EMEA sales manager role

Mimaki Europe’s Mike Horsten to join HP in EMEA sales manager role

A rumour doing the rounds at the C!Print exhibition in Lyon, France is that Mimaki Europe’s EMEA General Manager of Marketing Mike Horsten is set to depart Mimaki and join HP.A quick call to Horsten has confirmed this today, and...

Finishing World

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Download the latest version of Zünd Design Centre

Download the latest version of Zünd Design Centre

Here is an easy-to-use Adobe Illustrator plug-in that lets the user create packaging and displays with just a few mouse clicks. It is available to download from Zünd who has released Version 3 of its Zünd Design Centre ZDC, Zünd's plug-in for Adobe Illustrator.  This new plug-in makes this already...

Curtis invests in Zünd S3 as part of major investment in premises and plant

Curtis invests in Zünd S3 as part of major investment in premises and plant

Curtis Packaging has installed a Zünd S3 M1200 digital cutting table at its new Redhill premises. The company has invested some £1.3m in the move, along with other capital equipment purchases. The cosmetic and beauty packaging specialist decided to move its HQ from a 1930s-built building to a space around 25...

Zünd G3 with optical recognition boosts sample production at Garthwest

Zünd G3 with optical recognition boosts sample production at Garthwest

Hull-based packaging and POS specialist Garthwest has invested in a Zünd G3 L2500 automated cutting system with camera recognition that reads registration dots printed outside the main printing area and cuts accordingly. The company intends to use the new G3 for shorter, customisable packaging runs for clients at a lower cost...

Minuteman Press Bath adds Valiani digital cutting system from Morgana

Minuteman Press Bath adds Valiani digital cutting system from Morgana

The UK's largest Minuteman Press franchise, based in Bath, has invested in a Valiani Optima V 250 flat-bed cutting table from Morgana Systems to provide a quality short-run in-house cutting facility.The machines minimise waste and are suitable for a wide variety of applications, including frame mount-board cutting, boxes and displays,...

Print, laminate, cut, repeat, yawn - how to avoid production bottlenecks with a stand-alone cutter

Print, laminate, cut, repeat, yawn - how to avoid production bottlenecks with a stand-alone cutter

I have come to the conclusion that printers are for printing and cutters are for cutting. Yes, there are some great bits of kit that will do both in one go for you but, and let's be honest, that is only about convenience as opposed to volume production. Why? Because 99%...

Textile Printing

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Mutoh make cost effective dye sublimation textile printing simple

Mutoh make cost effective dye sublimation textile printing simple

Mutoh has launched a new wide format printer for dye sublimation textile printing, the ValueJet 1604WX (VJ-1604WX). Available immediately, this new single head high quality 64” (162 cm) wide budget friendly dye sublimation printer will fit the needs of start-up...

Textile printing made easy thanks to new ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software

Textile printing made easy thanks to new ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software

Roland DG has announced that its ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software is now available for its Texart dye-sublimation wide format transfer printers.  This is the latest RIP software developed by ErgoSoft, one of the premier RIP providers in the...

School of Textiles and Design gets smart with Mimaki

School of Textiles and Design gets smart with Mimaki

Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design is one of the UK’s foremost teaching establishments, and its recent investment in additional Mimaki textile printers puts its Textile Design and Fashion undergraduate courses at the cutting edge.One of the first...

Mimaki set to launch next-gen digital textile printer

Mimaki set to launch next-gen digital textile printer

Mimaki has announced the launch of a brand-new textile printer; the Tx300P-1800B (Belt). The 1.8 metre wide printer is specifically designed to address the need in the textile and apparel industries for cost-effective, short run printing of textiles for products or samples. The printer...

A beginners guide to dye sublimation finishing equipment

A beginners guide to dye sublimation finishing equipment

There are many different dye sublimation printers on the market from a broad range of manufacturers, and you can find more reviews and articles about them online than you can shake a stick at, but in the dye sublimation world,...

Wrapping World

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FESPA announce World Wrap Masters Design Competition winner

FESPA announce World Wrap Masters Design Competition winner

Patrick Charrier of Bazoom Studio, France, is the winner of FESPA’s World Wrap Masters Design Competition. The winning design will be applied, by the world's best vinyl installers, to a speedboat used by the Haugaard Racing Team in the 2017...

3M launch Knifeless tape range for vehicle wrapping

3M launch Knifeless tape range for vehicle wrapping

Knifeless Tape Technology from 3M takes all the worry out of cutting and trimming during vehicle wrapping. This new range from 3M enables car wrappers and installers to cut through graphic film with sharp, clean lines and curves without the...

Showcase your wrap design skills on this powerboat

Showcase your wrap design skills on this powerboat

FESPA has launched the Wrap Masters Design Competition, inviting contestants to create a striking design for a Formula 4S speed boat that will be used by the Haugaard Racing Team in the 2017 World Formula 4 UIM Powerboat Championship. The...

RGVA creates a latex wrapped art gallery on wheels

RGVA creates a latex wrapped art gallery on wheels

Vehicle branding specialist company RGVA has wrapped a fleet of 10 trailers with bespoke works of art as part of a campaign with Freshlinc, a Lincolnshire-based fresh, chilled and horticultural haulage company. The aim of the campaign is to encourage...

Avery Dennison says its wrap films are better and quicker to use

Avery Dennison says its wrap films are better and quicker to use

Avery Dennison has released a video where it claims that its Supreme Wrapping Film is superior to other competitive car wrapping films currently on the market, considering both finished quality and the time needed to complete a wrap. Two installers from...

Printing World

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New 10 colour desktop Epson proofing printer offers 99% Pantone accuracy for £1,795

New 10 colour desktop Epson proofing printer offers 99% Pantone accuracy for £1,795

Epson has launched a new desktop proofing printer that can deliver near-perfect colour matching of up to 99% of Pantone Solid Coated Colours. The 17-inch, 10-colour SureColor SC-P5000 looks set to offer a pretty sweet deal (coming in at just...

Cascade adds Konica Minolta bizhub C1085 colour production press

Cascade adds Konica Minolta bizhub C1085 colour production press

Central London-based Cascade Group has purchased a Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1085 colour production press to enhance the flexibility and speed of its services. First established in 1982, Cascade Group has invested in and restructured its operations over the past five...

HP PageWide XL 5000 goes into University College London

HP PageWide XL 5000 goes into University College London

University College London (UCL), one of the world’s highest ranking universities, has installed an HP PageWide XL 5000 Multifunction Printer. The new printer has allowed students at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL's global faculty of the built environment, to...

Grayson Design and Print opts for Konica Minolta colour and Vivid finishing package

Grayson Design and Print opts for Konica Minolta colour and Vivid finishing package

Cannock-based full-service digital printing company Grayson Design and Print Ltd has invested in a Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71hc digital colour production printer and Vivid Matrix Foiler/Laminator to boost its in-house finishing capabilities, removing the requirement to outsource.The company offers...

EFI launch two new Fiery digital front ends for the Xerox Colour C60/C70 Printer

EFI launch two new Fiery digital front ends for the Xerox Colour C60/C70 Printer

EFI has announced the availability of two new EFI Fiery digital front ends for the updated Xerox Colour C60/C70 Printer that the company says boost colour, performance, and productivity. "Xerox customers are successful when they can leverage technology improvements to increase throughput,...

Materials

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Sparkling metallic effect cast acrylic sheets from PBB

Sparkling metallic effect cast acrylic sheets from PBB

PPB Ltd - an independently owned distributor and converter of point of purchase materials and substrates to the screen print, digital and large format markets - has added Crylux Argenta cast acrylic sheets manufactured from 3A Composite to its industrial plastics...

Self-adhesive materials specialist Ritrama appoints CMYUK as UK distributor

Self-adhesive materials specialist Ritrama appoints CMYUK as UK distributor

Italian self adhesive materials manufacturer Ritrama has appointed CMYUK as an official UK distributor for its broad range of self-adhesive materials for wide format printing.According to Ritrama’s Lee Ward, CMYUK is exactly the type of forward-thinking company that Ritrama needs...

Making wall graphics look brilliant with Phototex repositionable wall covering

Making wall graphics look brilliant with Phototex repositionable wall covering

A lot of our work comes from the motorsports industry, which as you can probably guess means everything we produce has to always look twice as good as anything else in order to please our customers sponsors. After all, nobody...

New customisable wrapping paper available online from Pixartprinting

New customisable wrapping paper available online from Pixartprinting

Wrapping a product and promoting your brand in an original way has never been easier: at Pixartprinting’s online shop you can choose from a variety of coatings and colours, and pick one of five different formats, available as single-size sets...

Get into wallcovering with Wallpaper Ink’s bespoke mural website

Get into wallcovering with Wallpaper Ink’s bespoke mural website

Wallpaper Ink’s ‘made-to-measure’ wall mural website provides a simple and easy to use service for people looking to decorate their homes and businesses with bespoke wallcoverings. Started 6 years ago by Scott Evans, the company now employs 10 people at...

UV/LED Printing

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Print, display and cross media provider Minprint opts for EFI hybrid LED printer

Print, display and cross media provider Minprint opts for EFI hybrid LED printer

Belfast based commercial printer Minprint has invested in a 3.2-metre hybrid roll/flatbed printer from EFI to keep up with the growing demand for large-format applications. The new VUTEk printer will allow Minprint to develop the point of sale and printed...

InkTek opens Newcastle based Jetrix service centre

InkTek opens Newcastle based Jetrix service centre

Jetrix printer sales are on the increase in the UK and as such the need to offer customers rapid technical support, InkTec has established an additional service centre to cover the North of England.The North is an important region for...

Acuity Select X28 UV flatbed provides production flexibility for SAS Graphics

Acuity Select X28 UV flatbed provides production flexibility for SAS Graphics

SAS (Special Art Services) Graphics of Hove, East Sussex, is already seeing significant improvements in productivity and business opportunity following the installation of its latest investment, an Acuity Select X28 flatbed printer from Fujifilm that was installed in October 2016.Steve...

Jetrix UV flatbed “rattling through the work” at Spectrum

Jetrix UV flatbed “rattling through the work” at Spectrum

UK signage and large format digital print and wall coverings specialist Spectrum Sign and Display invested in a Jetrix KX7D UV printer last year, and according to director Julian Robinson, since it was up and running the printer has rattled...

Second Onset flatbed for Cape Town-based USS Graphics Group

Second Onset flatbed for Cape Town-based USS Graphics Group

Two years ago Cape Town-based USS Graphics Group became the first company in Africa to invest in a high-performance Inca Digital flatbed press from Fujifilm. Now, determined to bolster its national presence, it has installed a second Onset flatbed, capable...

Technology

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Jetrix KX printer range gains productivity benefits from new software upgrade

Jetrix KX printer range gains productivity benefits from new software upgrade

InkTec Europe has released a new, feature-packed software interface for its Jetrix KX printer range that adds significant productivity benefits. The company says the new features include the ability to set the lamp power on a scale of 1 to 9,...

Roland set to supply its VersaWorks Dual RIP with even more of it printers

Roland set to supply its VersaWorks Dual RIP with even more of it printers

Roland DG has announced that its recently introduced Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP and print management software has been expanded to support several additional Roland DG inkjet printers and printer/cutters.Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP is currently bundled with the latest generation TrueVIS...

Roland DG Academy to offer Adobe Illustrator modular courses

Roland DG Academy to offer Adobe Illustrator modular courses

Roland DG UK has announced that the Roland DG Academy is to offer Adobe Illustrator modular courses, giving users the chance to utilise their Roland DG technology even more effectively within their businesses. Targeted at those who want to expand their...

Markzware releases a free Mac utility - ID Util – via the Mac App Store

Markzware releases a free Mac utility - ID Util – via the Mac App Store

ID Util allows users to preview InDesign, InCopy and IDML files, without needing to open the Adobe InDesign application. Users who have InDesign CS5 through InDesign CC 2015 can create high resolution previews for all pages in the InDesign file.With...

Dawn of a new era for PDF rendering

Dawn of a new era for PDF rendering

Online workflow software publishing developer CHILI publish has launched what it calls “today’s best PDF viewing and approval inspection experience” following collaboration with Enfocus. The firm has integrated its new CHILI rendro technology for viewing PDFs on the web with...

Business

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swissQprint opens German subsidiary

swissQprint opens German subsidiary

Large format flatbed printer manufacturer swissQprint has established a German subsidiary to take over all activities related to swissQprint from the company’s former distributor Sihl Direct, who decided last year to withdraw from this partnership for strategic reasons.The company’s new...

swissQprint subsidiary demonstrates strong commitment to Japan and Asia-Pacific region

swissQprint subsidiary demonstrates strong commitment to Japan and Asia-Pacific region

swissQprint reports that its Japanese distribution partner Lukio CO., LTD has unexpectedly ceased operational activities. Why is anybody’s guess at the moment, but in order to continue operating in this market, swissQprint has set-up a Japanese subsidiary swissQprint Japan KK...

Xerox sells its FreeFlow Print Server digital front end business to EFI

Xerox sells its FreeFlow Print Server digital front end business to EFI

Xerox and EFI have announced a strategic partnership to bring to market a next generation digital front end to drive Xerox digital production presses. The agreement includes the sale of Xerox’s FreeFlow Print Server digital front end business to EFI....

UK trade associations align to shape post-Brexit policies for the UK print, media and graphic arts sector

UK trade associations align to shape post-Brexit policies for the UK print, media and graphic arts sector

Seeing that the hullaballoo surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU looks set to continue indefinitely while our politicians squabble over the mess, there has probably never been a better time for our industry’s key trade associations to align with...

Fastsigns looks set to open at least eight new UK franchises in 2017

Fastsigns looks set to open at least eight new UK franchises in 2017

Fastsigns UK says it will have 23 operational UK centres by the end of the first quarter in 2017, and has plans to open at least a further eight this year. According to UK managing director John Davies, the outlook...

Outdoor Display

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Hollywood Monster helps Lego keep its flagship London store under wraps

Hollywood Monster helps Lego keep its flagship London store under wraps

Hollywood Monster has helped Lego to to unveil its brand-new flagship store in Leicester Square. The new site is the toy company’s biggest store in the world and required 260 square metres of vinyl to stay hidden while construction work...

Bandai Namco’s london HQ gets vibrant makeover from Signbox

Bandai Namco’s london HQ gets vibrant makeover from Signbox

Architectural signage specialist Signbox has recently completed a new interior and exterior signage project for the West London offices of Japanese entertainment giant, Bandai Namco.The project, which was completed over a six month period and delivered in conjunction with project...

Jaguar unveils Heathrow experiential campaign in support of F-Pace launch

Jaguar unveils Heathrow experiential campaign in support of F-Pace launch

Jaguar is revving up the promotional activity surrounding the launch of its first high performance SUV - the F-Pace - with a 4 week experiential campaign in the heart of Terminal 5, Heathrow’s busiest terminal welcoming over 16 million departing...

Midlands based display print specialist named as ‘preferred supplier’ to the NEC

Midlands based display print specialist named as ‘preferred supplier’ to the NEC

Hollywood Monster has been named as a ‘preferred supplier’ to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, cementing the relationship between the two Midlands-based companies, and for the next two years, the firm will be providing printing and signage services...

Pixartprinting’s 'Pleasure Will Steal Your Soul' art installation unveiled during Milan Design Week

Pixartprinting’s 'Pleasure Will Steal Your Soul' art installation unveiled during Milan Design Week

Pixartprinting, the European W2P company, has created an enormous printed mechanical flower installation at Base Milano that comprises colourful and animated smaller flowers, whose petals open and close with a mechanical rhythm caused by the 'breathing' of rubber balls that,...

Environment

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VinylPlus makes ongoing progress with PVC sustainability

VinylPlus makes ongoing progress with PVC sustainability

Over the past 15 years, PVC has undergone a remarkable transformation from being a much-maligned plastic material to playing an important role in addressing climate change and establishing a circular economy.Today the vinyl industry is seen as a role model...

Fujifilm Uvijet KI ink is approved for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printers

Fujifilm Uvijet KI ink is approved for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printers

A large number of inks within the Fujifilm Uvijet UV range for wide format print applications have been approved for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printers. These include: Uvijet KI, KV, OZ, OB, OL, OW, QN, WH, WI and LL.Uvijet KI and KV inks are...

PVC free film printed with Mutoh UMS inks gains Indoor Air Comfort Certificate

PVC free film printed with Mutoh UMS inks gains Indoor Air Comfort Certificate

Eurofins - an independent organisation for Volatile Organic Chemical (VOC) product emission testing – has awarded Mutoh and Grafityp an Indoor Air Comfort Certificate (IAC) for the Grafityp Ecological non-PVC self-adhesive film (GEF-ES) printed with Mutoh Universal Mild Solvent (UMS)...

Free biodegradable gloves for World Environment Day

Free biodegradable gloves for World Environment Day

Globus is helping companies in the UK and Ireland to protect and preserve the environment for World Environment Day  on 5 June 2015 with a free trial pair of biodegradable nitrile grip gloves.The United Nations’ ‘World Environment Day’ is promoted...

Mimaki awarded Greenguard Gold Certification for its inks

Mimaki awarded Greenguard Gold Certification for its inks

Mimaki has been awarded the Greenguard Gold Certification for its inks thereby making the inks entirely suitable for a wide range of applications, including those in schools, healthcare or similarly sensitive environments.Greenguard Certification requires stringent emissions criteria to be met...

Peter Davidson

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Hello mojo

Hello mojo

What a year we have just said goodbye to, and I think 2016 is certainly a year that is going to reshape some of the ways that UK business is conducted in the coming years.Over the Christmas period I got...

Newer, faster, better - is it really worth it?

Newer, faster, better - is it really worth it?

When it comes to the performance of the items we buy, I wonder if we are really getting the best possible value for money, or are we, unless we pay over the odds, just getting dumbed down versions of these products?...

Print shows promise at Print Show

Print shows promise at Print Show

This year has been a little different for me, instead of exhibiting at shows, my knees and back have had a well earned year off and I’ve spent some time visiting a selection of digital and design shows in search...

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

I am still quite amazed how many people are not aware what the “eco” bit of Eco Solvent ink stands for. Many users believe that it stands for Eco as in “green” and when they are told the real meaning...

People don't buy what you do

People don't buy what you do

During a rare quiet moment I sometimes remind myself about the motivation that lies behind what I do, and why, in both business and in my personal life.Working with customers can be a great experience; profitable for both parties given...

Your Shout - Your opinion matters

 
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Unleashing print with creativity and innovation

Unleashing print with creativity and innovation

Sign & Digital is 30 years old this year and what a 30 years it has been for printing! The IT revolution during this period has enabled digital printing to grow and has delivered a wealth of opportunities to new print service providers.New applications and new services have been made possible, but ultimately the consumer’s experience of print has been made more valuable than it has ever been. Looking ahead to the next 30 years, the opportunities are endless and continuously growing, as the needs of our customers and their customers continue to evolve. As an industry, we have the opportunity to bring vibrant, bold and disruptive ideas to life, and Canon will be spending time at the Sign & Digital show, discussing with print service providers how we can do that together, not least through a bespoke Application Gallery, which will illustrate the possibilities of print for backlit displays and decorative surfaces. The Canon stand will be one of the largest at the show, and we can promise visitors a heady combination of outstanding technology and inspirational ideas to move our customers’ businesses forward. Of course, while our technology is important – and Canon, as you will soon see, will have...

 

Industrial Printing

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3D printing set to play a significant role in Xaar’s financial future

3D printing set to play a significant role in Xaar’s financial future

Xaar is to open a 3D Centre in the UK in January to deliver 3D printing services and equipment to OEMs, material suppliers and end users. Xaar says its 3D business is a key part of the company’s 2020 strategic...

Global large format sign and display market embraces Massivit 3D applications

Global large format sign and display market embraces Massivit 3D applications

Sales of the ground-breaking Massivit 1800 3D Printer have surpassed expectations and are now well into double-figures worldwide. According to Avner Israeli, CEO at Massivit 3D, the way the global large format sign and display market has embraced the giant sized...

InPrint Italy promises to be the keynote industrial printing event

InPrint Italy promises to be the keynote industrial printing event

From 15 to 17 November InPrint Italy will bring to Milan the whole gamut of industrial printing, showcasing its three macro sectors: functional, decorative and packaging from across some 120 exhibitors. ‘Functional’ printing is present in almost all objects in everyday...

Massivit 3D printer provides attention-grabbing wow factor for Ghostbusters movie launch

Massivit 3D printer provides attention-grabbing wow factor for Ghostbusters movie launch

New York-based large format print business, Carisma, has created ten eye-catching 3D printed graphics to promote Sony Pictures’ summer blockbuster, Ghostbusters, using its Massivit 1800 3D Printer.The promotional campaign saw Carisma produce the ten 14 feet (4.27 meters) 3D printed...

Watford based Stylo takes UK’s first Massivit 1800 super-sized 3D printer

Watford based Stylo takes UK’s first Massivit 1800 super-sized 3D printer

Papergraphics has sold the UK’s first Massivit 1800 3D printer to graphic production company Stylo, a Watford based display business providing bespoke tailored solutions for retail, interiors, exhibitions, museums and 3D displays.With the ability to create ultra-large scale objects in...

Labels & Packaging

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Digital can printing meets today's beverage demands head-on

Digital can printing meets today's beverage demands head-on

Tonejet’s Worldwide Sales manager, Marvin Foreman has been busy supporting the growth of a company on the verge of disrupting the craft beverage market. “Craft beer is a rapidly growing market and an exciting one to be in. The increased variety...

Beatus Cartons builds Innovation Centre around Roland

Beatus Cartons builds Innovation Centre around Roland

Family owned and run Beatus Cartons is a design and manufacture company that produces creative and versatile cartons for a range of products; from counter displays and confectionery boxes to shelf-ready packaging. Specialising in folding cartons, including customer samples and...

Esko Studio 16 3D packaging design software eliminates the need for physical mock ups

Esko Studio 16 3D packaging design software eliminates the need for physical mock ups

Esko has given 3D packaging design software Studio 16 a new series of tools with the launch of Esko Studio 16, part of the Esko Software Platform 16. Studio is a unique set of tools for 3D packaging design made...

New OKI printers enable retailers to produce on-demand just-in-time promotional labels in-store

New OKI printers enable retailers to produce on-demand just-in-time promotional labels in-store

OKI has launched a new range of colour printers that gives retailers the power to print a huge variety of vibrant, high-quality materials that will drive footfall into stores, boost revenue and increase average transaction value. Behind the printers sits the...

SEIC is first in France with Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press

SEIC is first in France with Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press

Label print specialist SEIC is the first company in France to invest in a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press, with inline ABG converter system, to update and expand its existing flexo and digital print service. The new press...

The Thompson Report

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Challenges and opportunities for the printing industry in the next 12 months

Challenges and opportunities for the printing industry in the next 12 months

It's no secret that many firms in the industry have been struggling, and demographic data shows a great deal of turmoil that continues relatively unabated. Yet, there remain very successful businesses in the industry. Cultural changes in the way people...

Learn to avoid management without vision

Learn to avoid management without vision

A lack of management commitment to change and a failure to hold a compelling vision of the future with their employees is holding back mature print manufacturers when they attempt to make a move towards `lean manufacturing`.But addressing the attitude and behaviour of an organisation – in addition to...

The future of print is you

The future of print is you

The printing industry will continue to evolve into new and exciting `electronic imaging driven by digital technology`. Digital technology, economic restructuring, global competition, market changes, emerging new media and other market forces are combining to `dramatically` change the operating environment...

We are only in business because our customers allow us to be

We are only in business because our customers allow us to be

Did you know that relationship selling is the core of all modern business/selling strategies? Think about it, your ability to develop and maintain long-term customer relationships is the foundation for your success as a business person/sales person and your success...

True talent shapes business - True knowledge finds it

True talent shapes business - True knowledge finds it

In order to be ready to lead a growing company, you need to have the foundations in place. Just as a house or a factory needs to be built on solid foundations, so do business leaders. Business leaders seldom arrive...

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How can you win more customers for your printing business

How can you win more customers for your printing business

Anybody who has run a printing business for any time will at some stage ask themselves the question “How do I get more customers?” The trouble with this is it’s a perennial question that has no right or wrong answer. You could always start by learning to think differently and...

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