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Sign & Digital UK

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First 3.2m Mimaki printer into Ireland is at W.C. O’Brien Sign & Print

First 3.2m Mimaki printer into Ireland is at W.C. O’Brien Sign & Print

Dublin-based W.C. O’Brien Sign & Print Ltd placed an order for the first Mimaki UJV55-320 to go into Ireland, during the recent Sign & Digital UK exhibition.“We flew in specifically...

Sign & Digital 2016 “our most successful show to date” says Roland DG UK

Sign & Digital 2016 “our most successful show to date” says Roland DG UK

Roland DG UK has announced that a record number of visitors took the time to visit the company’s central stand at Sign & Digital UK 2016.Darren Penny, head of Sales...

Sign & Digital UK has announced a new Digital Signage Theatre ahead of the show

Sign & Digital UK has announced a new Digital Signage Theatre ahead of the show

Sign & Digital UK has announced a new seminar ahead of next week’s show where visitors can hear from speakers exploring the impact that digital signage is having on the...

Hybrid Services announce sports themed competition for Sign & Digital UK

Hybrid Services announce sports themed competition for Sign & Digital UK

As Hybrid turns 20 years old, Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor has announced a free competition for the forthcoming Sign & Digital UK exhibition. Visitors who partake in a...

All you need to know before visiting Sign & Digital UK

All you need to know before visiting Sign & Digital UK

Taking place from 19 to 21 April 2016 at NEC Birmingham, Sign & Digital UK looks set to be as popular as ever, with more than 7,000 visitors expected through...

Hardware

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Why investing in a new Roland printer was a no-brainer for Ainsley Signs

Why investing in a new Roland printer was a no-brainer for Ainsley Signs

With a base of consistent and loyal customers, along with new business and contracts, Manchester based Ainsley Signs faced the production bottleneck that is seen so often in the print...

New HP DesignJet Z-series printers benefit from chromatic red ink

New HP DesignJet Z-series printers benefit from chromatic red ink

HP has given its DesignJet Z-series portfolio of printers a boost with two new models that feature new HP chromatic red ink that the company says enhances the colour gamut...

Roland DG’s Sign & Digital ‘Scratch & Win’ grand prize goes to Axiya Signs

Roland DG’s Sign & Digital ‘Scratch & Win’ grand prize goes to Axiya Signs

Roland DG has announced that Axiya Signs is the grand prize winner of its ‘Scratch & Win’ prize draw from Sign & Digital UK 2016 and has won a Roland...

Get into UV printing with Roland at its VersaUV Experience Day on 7th June 2016

Get into UV printing with Roland at its VersaUV Experience Day on 7th June 2016

For those looking to either break into the personalisation, industrial or giftware industries, invest in new UV technology, or just find out more about UV printing in general, Roland DG...

Mutoh sponsors the Para-cycling Road World Cup as digital print partner

Mutoh sponsors the Para-cycling Road World Cup as digital print partner

Mutoh Belgium NV is the digital print partner for Belgium’s first ever UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup. The world cup will bring 350 para-cyclists from 35 countries to Oostende, for...

Wideformat

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Mimaki wins big at prestigious EDP Awards during Drupa

Mimaki wins big at prestigious EDP Awards during Drupa

The EDP Association counts 20 member printing industry trade press magazines across Europe, and at a special ceremony held during Drupa Mimaki picked up three awards that were accepted by Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing of Mimaki EMEA.The Mimaki UJV55-320...

Mimaki to showcase full product portfolio at Drupa

Mimaki to showcase full product portfolio at Drupa

Mimaki will be descending on Drupa 2016 with its full product portfolio of solvent and UV printers and cutting tables. The company will be exhibiting solutions that serve a wide range of market needs, from indoor and outdoor signage to...

Go Cre8 has installed the UK’s first HP PageWide XL5000 printer

Go Cre8 has installed the UK’s first HP PageWide XL5000 printer

Liverpool-based Go Cre8 has invested in an HP PageWide XL5000 printer to create fast, cost-effective posters and increase productivity. The move – the first UK installation for HP – also allows for the firm’s Océ Arizona flatbed printer to be...

Allprint Display steps up with EFI VUTEk hybrid printer

Allprint Display steps up with EFI VUTEk hybrid printer

Since installing a new EFI VUTEk H2000 hybrid printer last year, Northamptonshire based Allprint Display have completed a raft of large orders that it would never have produced before.According to director James Daldy, the firm needed a new printer to...

Leading brand in safe hands at Axminster based Creative Solutions

Leading brand in safe hands at Axminster based Creative Solutions

When the Red Bull Fox Hunt mountain bike event returned to the Pentland Hills outside Edinburgh recently, the organisers turned to display specialist Creative Solutions to provide all of the event signage.The Red Bull Fox Hunt pits Downhill World Champion...

Textile Printing

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Roland announce dye-sub textile print distributor partnerships with R A Smart and i-Sub

Roland announce dye-sub textile print distributor partnerships with R A Smart and i-Sub

Roland DG has announced that both R A Smart and i-Sub Ltd will both add the Roland DG Texart XT-640 dye-sublimation transfer machine to their portfolio of printers as consumer demand for digital textile sublimation printing continues to rise.Managing director...

Transform A Wall puts wall décor into the hands of the consumer

Transform A Wall puts wall décor into the hands of the consumer

An Essex-based family-run company is taking the first steps towards revolutionising the way that wide format wall décor will reach the domestic home interior décor market.The company has launched an online portal - Transform A Wall – to offer consumers...

Direct-to-textile digital print specialist Blur moves into fast fashion with Kornit Allegro

Direct-to-textile digital print specialist Blur moves into fast fashion with Kornit Allegro

Kornit Digital has announced that its long-term customer Blur of Barcelos, Portugal, has purchased an Allegro single-step digital textile printing solution. Already highly successful with its Kornit Avalanche direct-to-garment systems, this enterprising company is now moving into the market for...

Theatrical drapery company Prompt Side takes UK’s first EFI FabriVU 340

Theatrical drapery company Prompt Side takes UK’s first EFI FabriVU 340

The first UK installation of EFI’s VUTEk FabriVU 340 soft signage printer has gone in to theatrical industry supplier Prompt Side Theatrical Drapery. Already a user of a VUTEk GS3250LX Pro LED printer, the company was seeking a way to...

Second MTEX direct to textile printer for Extreme Display

Second MTEX direct to textile printer for Extreme Display

Graphic production and installation company Extreme Display has added a second MTEX direct to textile printer to its fleet, investing in a new 3.2m MTEX 5032Pro to sit alongside its MTEX 3200.The company, based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, specialises in...

Materials

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CMA Imaging’s water-based media lets Xerox’s IJP 2000 high-speed printer fly

CMA Imaging’s water-based media lets Xerox’s IJP 2000 high-speed printer fly

Thanks to CMA imaging’s Gal’Art water-based media portfolio, Xerox Europe is now able to achieve photographic quality digital prints on its IJP 2000 high-speed wide format printer that claims speeds of up to 420sqm per hour. CMA says that by...

Papergraphics launch digitally printable table coverings for creative branding

Papergraphics launch digitally printable table coverings for creative branding

Papergraphics has come up with a great way to enhance branded events with its digidécor range of digitally printable table covers.These digidécor table covers feature a versatile surface finish which can be used both inside and outdoors, and are suitable...

Spandex expands into interior décor with new additions to its ImagePerfect range

Spandex expands into interior décor with new additions to its ImagePerfect range

Spandex has expanded its family of ImagePerfect materials with the launch of two new products aimed at the interior décor marketplace. The company says both enhance the existing range of ImagePerfect products and offer time and cost savings to end...

New Digital Wall Film portfolio from Avery Dennison

New Digital Wall Film portfolio from Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison has launched a new Digital Wall Film portfolio, including three new textured permanent wall vinyls: Canvas, Stone and Stucco. Non-textured films include a permanent adhesive, an Easy Apply option and a removable adhesive.“The new Avery Dennison Digital Wall...

Teasley selects FLEXcon’s SEETHRU-SIGN for 80th Cotton Bowl Classic wrap

Teasley selects FLEXcon’s SEETHRU-SIGN for 80th Cotton Bowl Classic wrap

The AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is not just the home of the Dallas Cowboys NFL team, but also the venue for one of college football’s most historic events, the Cotton Bowl Classic. Last year the 80th Annual Goodyear Cotton...

Finishing World

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Bristol based Insight Print Media steps up to a Zünd G3 and Roland XR-640

Bristol based Insight Print Media steps up to a Zünd G3 and Roland XR-640

Insight Print Media Limited has expanded into new premises along with a raft of new wide format printing and finishing equipment including a new Zünd G3 L2500 digital cutting table.In addition to the Zünd G3, the Bristol based firm has also installed a Roland SOLJET PRO 4 XR-640 wide-format printer,...

Mutoh to distribute Summa cutters in EMEA

Mutoh to distribute Summa cutters in EMEA

Mutoh has announced that it has just entered into a distribution agreement with Summa Europe, a Belgian manufacturer of vinyl and contour cutting plotters and flatbed cutters.Under the terms of the agreement Mutoh has been appointed as non-exclusive EMEA distributor for a selected number of Summa vinyl cutters. The SummaCut...

Practical Minds makes practical decision to invest in Blackman & White flatbed cutter

Practical Minds makes practical decision to invest in Blackman & White flatbed cutter

Nottingham-based display company Practical Minds has invested in a Versa Tech flatbed cutter from UK manufacturer Blackman & White. The move brings wide format print finishing in-house that was previously handled by outside suppliers.The company provides services to clients such as shop fitting, concessions, shop in shops, pop-up-shops, window displays,...

Esko says new robotics turn the Kongsberg finishing table into a production workhorse

Esko says new robotics turn the Kongsberg finishing table into a production workhorse

Esko is heading to Drupa with a brace of new launches designed to give print, display and packaging companies the tools to get the absolute most out of their equipment, their workflows and their staff.According to Esko today’s pressure on digital finishing departments within printing companies forces them to reduce...

NorthPoint adds versatile VersaTech laser/cutter/router to its production arsenal

NorthPoint adds versatile VersaTech laser/cutter/router to its production arsenal

NorthPoint Studios, one of the Baltimore/Washington area’s most prominent sign and display printers, has installed a VersaTech 1.6m X 3.2m (5’ X 10’) laser/cutter/router supplied by Milwaukee-based MCT Digital Inc. The U.S. partner of Blackman & White.According to Don Pennell, owner of NorthPoint Studios, whose VersaTech solution was installed in...

Wrapping World

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Prepare for the ultimate digital vehicle wrapping solution

Prepare for the ultimate digital vehicle wrapping solution

Avery Dennison says it is giving its high performance car wrapping films a solid boost with the introduction of MPI 1105 Wrapping Series cast film. The company says this new material brings more vibrant colour reproduction and easy, fast application...

Spandex adds four new vehicle wrapping films to an already extensive portfolio

Spandex adds four new vehicle wrapping films to an already extensive portfolio

Spandex says it has added to its product portfolio with four new vehicle wrap films from Avery Dennison, 3M and Orafol.The next generation of 3M wrap film, the 1380 series, is a range of ultra-conformable, long-term cast films designed for...

Iconic Signs retro wraps classic VW campervans using Arlon vinyl

Iconic Signs retro wraps classic VW campervans using Arlon vinyl

Cambridge-based Iconic Signs has teamed up with classic Volkswagen restoration company Type 2 Detectives - who is working with funky VW campervan holiday rental company WeDubYou - to design and wrap some 60 bespoke themed classic VW campervans for rental...

Add colour to chrome wraps with transparent coloured overlaminates

Add colour to chrome wraps with transparent coloured overlaminates

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today the launch of new Transparent Coloured Overlaminates for Conform Chrome films. Transparent Coloured Overlaminates for Conform Chrome Series are available in three distinct colours, orange, green and purple, to combine with the five existing...

Pimp a mobile crib with ORAFOL Caravan Film

Pimp a mobile crib with ORAFOL Caravan Film

ORAFOL says it has found a solution to the challenge posed by decorating the heavily contoured sides of caravans and motorhomes – especially those with photographic images as above.This is because caravans typically have sides made from textured plastic, which...

Business

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Spandex expands into Italy with Bibiemme

Spandex expands into Italy with Bibiemme

Spandex has acquired ‘value added’ Italian graphic arts distributor Bibiemme. Based in Padova in North Eastern Italy, and with over 20 years’ experience, Bibiemme is one of the principal distributors in the Triveneto region for the graphics market.A key distributor...

Screen appoints MCA PRO as its Austrian reseller

Screen appoints MCA PRO as its Austrian reseller

Screen has appointed MCA PRO as its reseller for the Truepress Jet 520 continuous inkjet presses, W3200UV wide-format UV printer, and L-350UV digital label press in Austria.Based in Wolkersdorf, the MCA PRO team is headed up by Martin Strobel. “Screen...

Relocation is next stage in Nth Degree’s strategic growth plan

Relocation is next stage in Nth Degree’s strategic growth plan

Nth Degree Imaging has relocated to a new UK central location as part of a major new strategic expansion plan. The new offices in Peterborough will be better sized and positioned to house and demonstrate a vast array of the...

Mactac Europe set to be sold to Avery Dennison for €200m

Mactac Europe set to be sold to Avery Dennison for €200m

Avery Dennison is set to acquire the European business of Mactac from Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for the purchase price of €200 million including assumed debt. The transaction excludes the Mactac business in the U.S., Canada and...

Callprint to fully refurbish ten of its regional hubs

Callprint to fully refurbish ten of its regional hubs

Callprint has commenced the refurbishment of its regional hubs, both internally and externally, and has also added a new promotional products on-demand service offering for its customers.The national roll-out of the branch refurbs has commenced in the north with Manchester...

UV/LED Printing

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Microsculpture exhibition is a showcase of wide format printing at its best

Microsculpture exhibition is a showcase of wide format printing at its best

Little can be seen of an insect’s fine detail when viewed by the human eye, but this new exhibition by British photographer Levon Biss at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford, takes this micro detail to a stunning new...

Agfa to launch new UV LED printer at Drupa

Agfa to launch new UV LED printer at Drupa

Agfa Graphics is set to boost its UV LED range at Drupa with the launch of the Anapurna H2500i LED system, a 2.5m hybrid solution for printing rigid and flexible media.“In addition to widening the media range, UV LED curing...

Middle East display giant NDigitec invests in 5m VUTEk GS5500LX

Middle East display giant NDigitec invests in 5m VUTEk GS5500LX

NDigitec, one of the Middle East's fastest-growing creative production companies, has invested in an EFI VUTEk GS5500LX roll-to-roll LED inkjet printer. Quality, reliability and "green" LED technology were the primary reasons cited for the purchase.Dubai-based NDigitecis a principal provider in...

Gandy Digital to showcase new Fascin8tor 5m roll-to-roll UV printer at drupa

Gandy Digital to showcase new Fascin8tor 5m roll-to-roll UV printer at drupa

Gandy Digital will use Drupa as the platform to provide the first live public demonstration of its new Fascin8tor grand format five metre UV roll-to-roll printer.Fully operational on Gandy Digital’s stand (Hall 6, Stand D69), the company says its newest...

Italian wide format manufacturer NoeCha to unveil new production press at Drupa

Italian wide format manufacturer NoeCha to unveil new production press at Drupa

NoeCha is a high-tech company formed in 2013 that designs, manufactures and sells wide format industrial flatbed inkjet printers. Based in Bergamo, North Italy, its core product is the NoeCha1, an ultra-fast wide format UV-LED digital press delivering high quality...

Technology

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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...

Epson make wide format printing easy with new control dashboard

Epson make wide format printing easy with new control dashboard

Epson has introduced the Epson Control Dashboard, a useful and innovative browser-based management and productivity application dedicated to its recently launched SureColor SC-S Series wide format printers that the company says helps operators’ set-up and optimise print output parameters faster...

Throw the Switch! Onyx develops Switch Configurator to further automate wide format workflow

Throw the Switch! Onyx develops Switch Configurator to further automate wide format workflow

Onyx Graphics has, as a Crossroads Partner, developed a Switch Configurator that supports the specific demands of large format printers. Based on Switch automation software from Enfocus, this new solution – called the Onyx Switch Configurator – will expand benefits...

Global Graphics Software raises the bar in output quality with Harlequin 11 RIP

Global Graphics Software raises the bar in output quality with Harlequin 11 RIP

Global Graphics Software has announced a major new release of its Harlequin RIP software engine. The company says its new version, Harlequin 11, raises the bar in output quality by introducing features to improve inkjet output quality, offers more controls...

Outdoor Display

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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,...

Hollywood Monster works with HSBC to keep new HQ site construction under wraps

Hollywood Monster works with HSBC to keep new HQ site construction under wraps

As HSBC’s relocation to Birmingham is now well underway, Hollywood Monster has manufactured and installed giant hoardings to keep the building works under wraps. The company provided technical and creative expertise for over 150 metres of hoardings and large steel...

Pixartprinting teams up with No Curves for Marie Claire #LIKES outdoor campaign

Pixartprinting teams up with No Curves for Marie Claire #LIKES outdoor campaign

Italian visual artist No Curves is known for his unique and geometric style. His work is characterised by the total absence of curves and round edges because he realises his artworks exclusively with adhesive tape.Working with Venice based wide format...

Labels & Packaging

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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...

Nene Packaging boosts packaging productivity with Zünd and VUTEk double

Nene Packaging boosts packaging productivity with Zünd and VUTEk double

CMYUK has installed a Zünd S3 digital cutting table and an EFI VUTEk GS 2000 LX Pro printer at the Northampton factory of Nene Packaging, enabling it to produce packaging and display samples for customers of all sizes.As an approved...

Landa says Nanographic printing presses will start shipping in early 2017

Landa says Nanographic printing presses will start shipping in early 2017

According to Landa Group chairman Benny Landa, the company’s Nanographic Printing presses will start shipping in early 2017. However, not before you put your hand deep in your pocket to pre-order following all the hype at Drupa – again.Landa says...

Domino’s N610i digital ink jet label press takes Charapak into new markets

Domino’s N610i digital ink jet label press takes Charapak into new markets

Derbyshire based Charapak is one of the UK’s market leaders in the design and manufacture of specialist corrugated packaging. The company has recently diversified into the labelling sector following an investment in Domino’s N610i digital ink jet label press. This...

Industrial Printing

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InPrint USA exhibition announced for April 2017

InPrint USA exhibition announced for April 2017

FM Brooks, part of the Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group and organisers of InPrint: The Industrial Print Show, has announced the launch of InPrint USA which will take place April 25-27, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida.The...

New report reveals industrial printing growing across a wide range of markets

New report reveals industrial printing growing across a wide range of markets

InPrint Show, in partnership with I.T. Strategies, has launched an industry survey completed by 150 respondents to highlight key trends and insight for the continued development of industrial print production.The survey and report features analysis on growth opportunities for new...

New EFI Fiery technology for Cretaprint ceramic inkjet printers

New EFI Fiery technology for Cretaprint ceramic inkjet printers

EFI has introduced an upgrade to its Fiery technology for Cretaprint ceramic inkjet printers. The new proServer for Cretaprint 2.0 is said to boost productivity with improved colour management and reduced ink costs.The new product includes a Smart Ink Saving...

Stratasys launch world’s first full colour multi-material 3D printer

Stratasys launch world’s first full colour multi-material 3D printer

Stratasys has seemingly thrown the 3D printing rule book out the window by launching another industry first with its market-disruptive full colour 3D printer - the J750 - that can mix-and-match full colour material gradients to produce product-matching colour prototypes...

New York large format printer is first to take a Massivit 3D printer for advertising

New York large format printer is first to take a Massivit 3D printer for advertising

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies has installed its ground-breaking Massivit 1800 3D printer at Carisma Large Format Printing in Brooklyn New York for the production of large scale marketing and promotional items.Carisma specialises in implementing one of a kind advertising campaigns,...

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...

Peter Davidson

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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...

Nothing is guaranteed

Nothing is guaranteed

There is a welcomed trend for inkjet printer manufacturers to provide extended warranties as standard with their equipment.Back in the days when inkjet printers were guaranteed for a maximum of 12 months with several “however’s” thrown in to the Ts...

At the mercy of the wall

At the mercy of the wall

It is astonishing just how many suppliers, printers and end users have only just realised that the inkjet printed digital wall coverings market is now really worth considering. Perhaps it’s because the general sign market is so over populated and...

OKI wide format solutions impress Peter at Packaging Innovations

OKI wide format solutions impress Peter at Packaging Innovations

I recently visited the Packaging Innovations Exhibition at the NEC on a fact finding mission to find out why there is a lot of noise about what I perceived is still pretty much a traditional business.On arrival the show was...

It’s hard in hardware

It’s hard in hardware

Apart from their undying desire to be the biggest shifter of large format metal I have struggled to understand the strategy and direction of most of the manufacturers in our market. I fully appreciate that every manufacturer wants to be...

Printing World

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Ricoh announce strategic global wide format distribution partnership with EFI

Ricoh announce strategic global wide format distribution partnership with EFI

Ricoh has declared its intention to move further into the wide format sector by adding EFI VUTEk flatbed printers to its offering. The announcement made during Drupa 2016 means that Ricoh’s graphic arts offering is expanded further and is now...

Xerox iGen4 pushes CityDocs print production volume beyond 365m prints per year

Xerox iGen4 pushes CityDocs print production volume beyond 365m prints per year

CityDocs, a London-based managed print and document solutions company, has invested in one of Xerox’s flagship production print presses, the iGen4, to push the company’s print capabilities past 300 million mono and 65 million colour copies per annum.The combination of...

OKI Europe turns day into night at Drupa with revolutionary NeonColor toners

OKI Europe turns day into night at Drupa with revolutionary NeonColor toners

One of the more interesting practical applications to be found at Drupa can be found on the OKI Europe stand where the company is showcasing how its unique NeonColor toners allow creative businesses to bring their designs alive with dazzling,...

First UK Fujifilm Jet Press 720S now goes live at Emmerson Press

First UK Fujifilm Jet Press 720S now goes live at Emmerson Press

Founded in 1981, Emmerson Press has long been at the forefront of the digital print revolution. In 1997 it was among the earliest UK companies to install an Indigo digital press – and having carefully followed developments in the B2...

Elephant Print and Display adds HP Indigo 5000 cut-sheet digital press

Elephant Print and Display adds HP Indigo 5000 cut-sheet digital press

East Sussex-based digital print company Elephant Print and Display has invested in an HP Indigo 5000 digital press with white ink. The new machine replaces an older HP Indigo 350 press and as such will provide the firm with a...

Latex Printing

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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...

HP Latex 370 lives up to the spec that’s listed for Access360’s Dave Pimlott

HP Latex 370 lives up to the spec that’s listed for Access360’s Dave Pimlott

Essex-based, a specialist exhibition, experiential marketing and interiors company, has invested in an HP Latex 370 from City and West End Solutions. Access360’s main focus is on interior decoration for large corporates, supplying individual companies and chains across the UK...

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Nazdar, one of the largest manufacturers of screen and digital printing inks in North America, has played a pivotal role in the first LED screen press installation at Empire Screen Printing, Inc., in Onalaska, WI.

Nazdar, working in close collaboration with Phoseon Technology and Kamann USA, helped to successfully utilise the first UV LED ink curing technology in a screen printing environment.

Phil McGugan, Nazdar’s global vice president of sales and marketing, says: Empire has proven that adopting LED technology is the key to increasing productivity, reducing cost, and decreasing impact on the environment. LED curing is significantly better for the environment and conversion offers a three-year ROI based on energy savings, bulb replacement/disposal and reflector replacement.”

Empire is currently located on 170 acres in Onalaska, Wisconsin, and employs over 200 employees within some 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

www.empirescreen.com
www.nazdar.com
www.kammann.com
www.phoseon.com

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