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Sign & Digital UK

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Extensive exhibitor line-up announced for 30 year Sign & Digital UK celebration

Extensive exhibitor line-up announced for 30 year Sign & Digital UK celebration

Sign & Digital UK has announced the current exhibitor line-up for its 30th anniversary event, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 28 to 30 March 2017. Next year’s show is...

Sign & Digital UK launch Autumn Product Promotions website

Sign & Digital UK launch Autumn Product Promotions website

Sign & Digital UK has launched a new online promotion ahead of the 2017 show. The time-limited website will bring together a range of special offers from industry suppliers and...

Sign & Digital UK visit helped Bobcat Digital automate finishing with Zünd G3

Sign & Digital UK visit helped Bobcat Digital automate finishing with Zünd G3

Bobcat Digital has installed a Zünd G3 L2500 from CMYUK following a visit to Sign & Digital UK 2016 earlier this year. The investment will enable the company to keep...

Stan gets more than he bargained for following visit to Sign & Digital UK

Stan gets more than he bargained for following visit to Sign & Digital UK

Winner of Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services’ Sign & Digital UK competition, Martin Cherry (otherwise known as Stan to one and all) of Ebbsfleet Printing Solutions, got more than he bargained...

Sign & Digital UK to celebrate 30 years of applications, ideas and advice

Sign & Digital UK to celebrate 30 years of applications, ideas and advice

The UK’s #1 trade exhibition for the sign making, display solutions and digital printing industry, has announced the focus for its 2017 anniversary event – a celebration of 30 years...

Hardware

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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...

First look at OKI’s new E-64s ColorPainter dropping this December

First look at OKI’s new E-64s ColorPainter dropping this December

OKI Europe Ltd is set to launch its new E-64s ColorPainter wide format printer in December 2016. The company says the E-64s provides premium performance and offers a high-level of precision...

Get hands-on with Roland during October and November

Get hands-on with Roland during October and November

Roland DG has announced it is holding a series of interactive Experience Days, taking place across the country during October and November. The days are designed to provide attendees with...

How Welsh wall mural business Wallpaperink ‘Got into Wide Format with Roland’

How Welsh wall mural business Wallpaperink ‘Got into Wide Format with Roland’

Print professional Scott Evans was just 18 when he started out in the print industry seven years ago, opening his own sign company business called Customised. With little knowledge of...

Roland wants you to upgrade to the future of print & cut

Roland wants you to upgrade to the future of print & cut

Roland DG has announced a new £3000 trade-in; from September 2016, any business that owns a solvent, eco-solvent or latex printer/printer-cutter with a minimum media width of 24” (610mm) can...

Wideformat

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Hybrid Services to show new flatbed small format UV printer at Printwear show

Hybrid Services to show new flatbed small format UV printer at Printwear show

Mimaki’s UK & Irish distributor Hybrid Services is returning to the Printwear and Promotion exhibition, which runs from 26th – 28th February 2017 at the NEC, to give the new Mimaki UJF MkII LED UV small format flatbed printer its...

Mimaki adds rotary Kebab option on new UJF UV flatbed printers for cylindrical printing

Mimaki adds rotary Kebab option on new UJF UV flatbed printers for cylindrical printing

Mimaki has announced that it is making its popular Kebab option available for the new UJF-3042MkII and UJF-6042MkII; its latest generation of UV flatbed printers. Using rotary rollers, the innovative device enables high quality printing on cylindrical products with diameters...

Mimaki looks set to lay it out for visitors at FESPA Eurasia

Mimaki looks set to lay it out for visitors at FESPA Eurasia

Mimaki is set to present its range of solvent and UV printers, designed to address key print production needs, on two booths at FESPA Eurasia from December 8-11 at the CNR Expo in Istanbul, Turkey.“The Mimaki portfolio has so much...

KT Litho expands further into wide format printing with Mimaki flatbed

KT Litho expands further into wide format printing with Mimaki flatbed

Lancashire based printer KT Litho has invested in a Mimaki JFX-200 as a way of diversifying the business to offer customers a more bespoke service.With a 33 year history in litho printing and processes, brothers Greg Twemlow and Matt Twemlow,...

The best of British talent celebrated at the 2016 BSGA Awards

The best of British talent celebrated at the 2016 BSGA Awards

This year the third BSGA British Sign Awards attracted entries from some truly world class projects, leaving the judging panel with an immensely difficult task in choosing which one should receive the ultimate accolade – the 2016 Sign of the...

Finishing World

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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%...

Wilmot-Budgen doubles two-sheet cutting productivity with Zünd automation

Wilmot-Budgen doubles two-sheet cutting productivity with Zünd automation

Point-of-sale specialist Wilmot-Budgen has doubled production speeds on two-sheet cutting processes following the installation of a brand new Zünd D3 XL3200 digital cutting table, combined with its existing Zünd Board Handling System. The Zünd D3 features two beams and specially developed software to multiply productivity. The company says it is ideal...

New tools from Esko take corrugated cutting to new levels of quality and productivity

New tools from Esko take corrugated cutting to new levels of quality and productivity

If you didn’t make it to Drupa you would have missed Esko launching its new CorruSpeed tool, a brand-new tool for its Kongsberg family of cutting tables designed for high-speed cutting of corrugated board without oscillating. The result is cleaner, more accurate cuts comparable to conventional die cutting, bringing the...

New smaller footprint duplex laminator launched by Vivid

New smaller footprint duplex laminator launched by Vivid

Vivid Laminating Technologies has launched a smaller footprint double-sided duplex laminating system able to laminate, foil and create spot UV-style effects on SRA3 portrait sheets.According to Vivid, there has been a huge demand for a smaller double-sided laminator from both end-users and the company’s network of global distributors. The Matrix 370...

Second Kongsberg for Swanline boosts finishing throughput

Second Kongsberg for Swanline boosts finishing throughput

Swanline Paper & Board, the recently launched materials division of Swanline Print Ltd, has installed a Kongsberg C24 cutting table from Esko, featuring multi-zone operation and robotic loading and unloading. The C24 will join an existing Kongsberg XP digital cutting table, enabling the company’s finishing operation to keep pace with two...

Textile Printing

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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,...

Mimaki to launch 3.2m one-stop solution direct sublimation inkjet printer

Mimaki to launch 3.2m one-stop solution direct sublimation inkjet printer

Mimaki is set to launch a new 3.2 m-wide direct sublimation inkjet printer model - Tx500P-3200DS - in January 2017. The printer features a built in, in-line heat fixation unit that Mimaki says significantly reduces production time through the simultaneous...

RA Smart to launch new LaForte Studio textile printers from Aleph

RA Smart to launch new LaForte Studio textile printers from Aleph

Textile printing specialist supplier RA Smart is set to launch the latest digital textile printing innovations from Italian manufacturer Aleph.The soon to be released LaForte Studio range of systems will be introduced in the 4th quarter of 2016. RA Smart...

Caldera RIP project puts bite into Lüscher’s T-REX textile printer

Caldera RIP project puts bite into Lüscher’s T-REX textile printer

Caldera is working in partnership with Swiss printer manufacturer Lüscher-Tschudi on an OEM version of Caldera’s GrandRIP+ to drive the company’s 3.2m textile printer, the T-REX 320.Lüscher says its T-REX 320 is built for accuracy, featuring a specially engineered fabric...

Wrapping World

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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...

Wigston Signs offers bespoke wrapped fridge service

Wigston Signs offers bespoke wrapped fridge service

Leicester-based Wigston Signs has come up with a fantastic idea to offer bespoke printed fridge wraps after a customer contacted the company with a design for a Marshall stack fridge freezer. According to partner Chris Winkless, the family run firm is...

Boss Dog opts for Roland

Boss Dog opts for Roland

Surrey-based vehicle wrapping company Boss Dog has invested in a Roland XR-640 supplied by printMAX.According to Boss Dog’s owner and founder Luca Cabano, the company prides itself in offering high quality wraps, therefore the new printer had to offer speed...

Nestlé turns to RGVA for a range of branding across 70 new truck trailers

Nestlé turns to RGVA for a range of branding across 70 new truck trailers

Commercial fleet graphics specialists RGVA has recently installed the innovative Traxx framing system to 70 new trailers for Nestlé, featuring some of the nation’s most recognisable brands.This latest project means RGVA has now fitted the specialist framing and banner system,...

RGVA’s fleet wraps keep logistics company’s fleet looking sweet

RGVA’s fleet wraps keep logistics company’s fleet looking sweet

Vehicle graphics company RGVA specialises in supplying decals, cut graphics, wraps and livery solutions to companies across the UK, working on vehicles ranging from cars and vans, to trucks, buses and coaches. The company’s latest project was to apply a...

Printing World

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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,...

Stronger showing for large format digital print at the Print Show

Stronger showing for large format digital print at the Print Show

The prime position of Sign & Digital as the key show for the UK graphics industry remains unchallenged, despite a stronger showing for large format digital print at the Print Show in the NEC.Oki’s position right at the entrance and Grafityp...

Materials

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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...

New non-PE coated water resistant outdoor display board from Swanline

New non-PE coated water resistant outdoor display board from Swanline

Swanline Paper and Board (SPB) has collaborated with Swedish paper mill Oppboga Bruk AB to launch a water resistant outdoor display board that does not use a polyethylene (PE) coating to achieve its impermeable (water resistant) properties.Marketed exclusively in the...

Spandex gains HP Latex 300 series media certification for ImagePerfect materials

Spandex gains HP Latex 300 series media certification for ImagePerfect materials

Spandex has received media certification for 10 of its ImagePerfect substrates for use with the HP Latex 300 series of digital printers.The certified substrates include a range of 10 self-adhesive vinyls which, combined with HP Latex Inks are scratch resistant...

Avery adds creative solutions for wall graphics and decorations

Avery adds creative solutions for wall graphics and decorations

William Smith says Avery Dennison’s recently launched MPI 8000 Series of multi-purpose inkjet wall films has opened up a whole new spectrum of creative solutions for a variety of wall graphics and decorations.Newly available from William Smith, these films are...

Self-adhesive wood laminate film gives hospitality suite a high-end look without high-end costs

Self-adhesive wood laminate film gives hospitality suite a high-end look without high-end costs

Support and advice from William Smith’s technical sales team enabled Signwright (UK) to secure and complete on time a prestigious contract for Beverley Race Course, for refurbishment to the bar and other areas used by trainers and owners for corporate...

UV/LED Printing

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New table top UV printer from Roland offers users substantial money-making possibilities

New table top UV printer from Roland offers users substantial money-making possibilities

Roland DG has launched a new table top UV flatbed printer for on-demand small-lot customised printing of a broad range of items, objects and accessories. The company says its new VersaUV LEF-200 offers outstanding print quality, greater media compatibility, and...

Superwide EFI LED double for esp group

Superwide EFI LED double for esp group

An investment in a 5m EFI VUTEk GS5500lxr Pro roll-to-roll LED printer and a 3.2-metre VUTEk GS3250lx Pro hybrid roll/flatbed LED printer by Kent-based esp technologies group now enables the company to offer a full range of flexible and rigid...

Hybrid flatbed Signracer shows huge potential at Mida Sign Services

Hybrid flatbed Signracer shows huge potential at Mida Sign Services

Cheshire-based Mida Sign Services has invested in a Signracer 3200 UV LED hybrid inkjet printer from SSE Worldwide.  Mike Smith, director and owner of Mida Sign Services, says: “The Signracer has immediately made a significant difference, and its speed will...

Netherlands based printer DEKALU doubles capacity with Acuity F flatbed

Netherlands based printer DEKALU doubles capacity with Acuity F flatbed

Based in the town of Winterswijk in the east of the Netherlands, family-run printer, DEKALU, has doubled production capacity and seen output soar after adding an Acuity F wide format flatbed printer to its production suite. Specialising in POS and signage...

Another VUTEk at Northern Print to meet customer demand for wide format printing

Another VUTEk at Northern Print to meet customer demand for wide format printing

Merseyside-based Northern Print has boosted its fleet of EFI VUTEk printers with a new HS100Pro UV printer from wide format print specialists CMYUK. The move follows increased demand for wide format digital print from both existing and new clients.Director Richard...

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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Avery Dennison to acquire Hanita Coatings for $75m

Avery Dennison to acquire Hanita Coatings for $75m

Avery Dennison Corporation has agreed to acquire Hanita Coatings, a pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer of specialty films and laminates from Kibbutz Hanita Coatings and Tene Investment Funds for the purchase price of $75 million.Headquartered in Israel with sales and distribution facilities...

European Business Awards names Azonprinter as National Champion for Croatia

European Business Awards names Azonprinter as National Champion for Croatia

Azonprinter has been named a National Champion in The UKTI Award for Innovation category for Croatia due to its UV LED product range. The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM; Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence...

EFI unlocks African continent with Graphix Supply World

EFI unlocks African continent with Graphix Supply World

EFI has gained an important foothold in the African continent following a new distribution agreement between EFI and Graphix Supply World (GSW), a long-established South African wide format dealer, for the distribution of EFI's Wide Format, VUTEk and Quantum printer...

SEDO joins Agfa UK’s sales channel

SEDO joins Agfa UK’s sales channel

South East Drawing Office (SEDO) is expanding its wide-format print equipment portfolio after its appointment by Agfa Graphics to join its UK sales channel. The vendor’s experience and excellent standing with businesses in the public sector were of particular interest to...

EFI announce EMEA financing with Netherlands-based DLL Group

EFI announce EMEA financing with Netherlands-based DLL Group

EFI and its Dutch subsidiary EFI BV, Amsterdam, have announced a new agreement with Eindhoven, Netherlands-based DLL Group for equipment financing of EFI inkjet printers for signage and graphics, label and packaging, industrial textile and ceramic tile production. The agreement, which...

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...

Nordic Ecolabel awarded to large numbers of Fujifilm’s Uvijet UV inks

Nordic Ecolabel awarded to large numbers of Fujifilm’s Uvijet UV inks

A large number of inks within the Fujifilm Uvijet UV range for wide format print applications have been awarded the Nordic Ecolabel certification. The Nordic Ecolabel is a well-established and internationally recognised environmental labelling scheme that contributes to sustainable consumption...

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...

Latex Printing

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White Space Creative replaces solvent wide format printer with Ricoh Latex

White Space Creative replaces solvent wide format printer with Ricoh Latex

Hertfordshire-based White Space Creative has replaced its old eco solvent printer with a Ricoh Latex L4160AR supplied by Josero.“The equipment we purchased from Josero some years ago enabled us to expand our service by offering additional point of sale promotional...

HP confirms full compatibility for Caldera V11 with Latex 500 series printers

HP confirms full compatibility for Caldera V11 with Latex 500 series printers

Caldera has announced that HP has confirmed that its V11 RIP suite has passed the variety of print tests needed to achieve certification for use with HP’s Latex 500 series printers. According to Caldera the move is designed to reassure users...

HP reveals new new HP Latex 315, 335 and 365 printers

HP reveals new new HP Latex 315, 335 and 365 printers

HP has unveiled its new HP Latex 300 Printer series, introducing a range of versatility and productivity advancements to the range.The company says that building on years of third-generation HP Latex technology innovation, the new HP Latex 315, 335 and...

PressOn picked for pressing flower project at the National Gallery

PressOn picked for pressing flower project at the National Gallery

Kent based display printer PressOn has worked with the Flower Council of Holland to create a giant 35 square metre installation described as a “living painting” using digital print and 26,500 real flowers. The work was commissioned to celebrate the support...

HP pushes forward with HP Latex 300 series by adding Spandex to the mix

HP pushes forward with HP Latex 300 series by adding Spandex to the mix

HP has continued it aggressive targeting of the graphics market with its 300 series Latex printers with Spandex announcing the addition of the 300 series of printers to its product portfolio, closing the circle on a full range of ink...

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...

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...

Labels & Packaging

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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...

CPI led SCOPE project aims to take grocery shopping to the next level with NFC technology

CPI led SCOPE project aims to take grocery shopping to the next level with NFC technology

The day when you can pop into your local supermarket armed with your near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone to make purchases based on your own personal data is coming one step closer to reality. The Centre for Process Innovation...

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‘Living in the material world’ … where service wins over price

‘Living in the material world’ … where service wins over price

Applications, Ideas and Advice is the show theme for Sign & Digital UK 2017, and with good reason as the focus is very much now on output, applications and especially creativity. If the focus is on output and applications then the creative element of the process of making signage is even more crucial than before. If you want to offer your customer the best display and signage work, then creating visual impact has to be paramount. Imagine a wall graphic or an exterior or interior fit-out without that creative edge and spark, it just isn’t going to work.This brings me on to the need for quality in the creative brief, the products used and the level of work done. The stakes are high when signage projects are in the public eye. In our age of increasingly sophisticated computer and mobile technology, fast moving goods and services, growing social media networks and eye popping cinematic graphics, the requirements have been raised considerably when it comes to quality as well as visual impact. As Sign & Digital UK continues to change and grow, we have seen an increase in material and substrates suppliers exhibiting at SDUK in recent times, and for the 2017 show...

 

Movers & Shakers

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Marc Hansing joins Drytac Europe

Marc Hansing joins Drytac Europe

Drytac Europe has appointed Marc Hansing to the role of Sales account manager responsible for promoting Drytac Europe’s product range and supporting customers throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.Hansing began his career in the graphics industry in 2010 as a service...

Apprentices earn industry accolade at BSGA Awards

Apprentices earn industry accolade at BSGA Awards

The ‘Roland DG Young Signmaker of the Year’ award aims to reward the rising stars of the industry who have made outstanding progress in their careers to date. The award, presented this year at the 2016 BSGA British Sign Awards,...

Steffens says farewell to FESPA after 23 years of service

Steffens says farewell to FESPA after 23 years of service

Nigel Steffens has announced his retirement from FESPA following 23 years of service to the organisation, first as General Secretary and later CEO.Steffens joined FESPA in January 1993 as Assistant General Secretary. He was promoted to General Secretary in 2000...

Ronan Walshe joins HEXIS UK

Ronan Walshe joins HEXIS UK

Materials company HEXIS UK Ltd. has appointed Ronan Walshe as Area sales manager for the East and South East of England.Walshe joins the HEXIS team from Stanford Marsh Group, having previously held machinery sales roles at a number of other...

Strong demand for digital print production helps creates 11 new jobs at North Norfolk company

Strong demand for digital print production helps creates 11 new jobs at North Norfolk company

Structure-flex has increased its workforce by eleven print production and graphics employees to meet the growing demands for the firm’s digital printing services.The recruitment drive brings the number of staff employed by Structure-flex to 76 and is the latest stage...

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...

Cyberloafing

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Best news bloopers 2015

Best news bloopers 2015

Seeing as it's Christmas we thought we'd finish off the year with this wonderful batch of news bloopers from around the world.Enjoy.www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRqieDyEnOgWhat would we do without live television!

BatDad’s Greatest Bits

BatDad’s Greatest Bits

When my kids were much younger my daughter was mad about Star Wars and had a voice changer Darth Vader head mask that would also spout lines from the movies whenever you pressed a button. “I am your father” was...

The secrets from the science of persuasion

The secrets from the science of persuasion

A very interesting animation below that describes the universal principles of persuasion and how to employ them.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFdCzN7RYbwNow go and put it into practise on your customers.

Enter the flagon - CGI Bruce Lee in TV whiskey commercial

Enter the flagon - CGI Bruce Lee in TV whiskey commercial

Here’s one for a perfect Friday Cyberloaf. Jonnie Walker Blue Label has upset fans of the Kung Fu movie legend Bruce Lee by applying a CGI makeover to the face of Bruce Lee lookalike Danny Chan Kwok-kwan to promote its...

Preparing British garden snails with Gordon ‘effin’ Ramsay

Preparing British garden snails with Gordon ‘effin’ Ramsay

I don’t know about you but while I really enjoy my garden, I am pretty lazy about its upkeep. This is because almost everything I plant seems to get eaten by flippin’ snails. Flowers, veg, you name it – they...

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Your company has a thief; how do you handle it?

Your company has a thief; how do you handle it?

A recently published report - The Annual Fraud Indicator 2016 - says the cost of fraud in the UK is now estimated to be as high as £193bn per year, with the private sector coming under the biggest attack from fraudsters, with both SMEs and large enterprises losing an estimated...

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