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i-Sub supplies Dale Studios with a duo from Mimaki following Sign & Digital

 i-Sub supplies Dale Studios with a duo from Mimaki following Sign & Digital

Dale Studios hasn't taken its new investment lightly: to accommodate its new Mimaki JFX500-2131 grand-format flatbed UV printer from i-Sub Digital, the Leicester design house needed a new unit to house it and a flatbed printing expert to run it....

Logoshack invests in Zünd S3 system after seeing it in action at Sign & Digital

Logoshack invests in Zünd S3 system after seeing it in action at Sign & Digital

Digital graphics specialist Logoshack has installed a new Zünd S3 L-1200 cutting system, tailor-made to meet its present and future needs after seeing the S3 in action at Sign and Digital UK 2014 and recognised its ability to speed up...

Sign & Digital UK visitor survey finds industry in vibrant health

Sign & Digital UK visitor survey finds industry in vibrant health

A new visitor survey report from Faversham House, organiser of Sign & Digital UK, provides key insight into what visitors liked about the 2014 show and what they would like to see more of for future shows. The survey, which...

Creative Signs invests in Digi-Foil system to explore new markets

Creative Signs invests in Digi-Foil system to explore new markets

London-based Creative Signs has invested in a new Mimaki UJF-3042HG desktop printer with i-Sub Digital's exclusive Digi-Foil foiling system, after checking out the new kit on the market at Sign and Digital UK 2014.Daryl Barrett, proprietor of Creative Signs, visited...

Sign & Digital UK Roland printer winner is Display Wizard

Sign & Digital UK Roland printer winner is Display Wizard

One of the advantages of pre-registering for the excellent Sign & Digital UK show this year was a chance to win a brand new Roland wide format printer, so you can imagine the look on the face of winner Diarmuid...

Hardware

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GJ Plastics opens new routes to market with HP 360 latex printer

GJ Plastics opens new routes to market with HP 360 latex printer

Manchester-based GJ Plastics has invested in an HP Latex 360 printer from City and West End Solutions (CWE).The new printer, installed at the end of June, is helping the company...

Bag a Roland printer in Scotland at the Sprint Direct Open House

Bag a Roland printer in Scotland at the Sprint Direct Open House

Scottish printers looking for a wide format print solution look set to be well catered for by Sprint Direct, the hardware division of Sprint Solutions Ltd who has announced a...

New PlotWave mono printer from Canon prints 10 A1 images per minute

New PlotWave mono printer from Canon prints 10 A1 images per minute

Canon has announced the Océ PlotWave 500 - a single footprint, monochrome wide format printer with integrated colour scanner designed for the mid volume technical document market, ideal for those...

Epson boosts Elephant’s productivity

Epson boosts Elephant’s productivity

East Sussex-based digital print company Elephant Print and Display has invested in a new Epson SureColor SC-S50600 to boost the company’s industrial large format printing services.The Epson SureColor SC-S50600 is...

Perfect Colours launch free two week trial offer on HP latex 310 printer

Perfect Colours launch free two week trial offer on HP latex 310 printer

Ever thought about putting your toe in the water with latex printing but have yet to take the plunge? Well now you can with a free two-week trial period with...

Wideformat

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RBLI print room plays host to the Secretary of State for Transport

RBLI print room plays host to the Secretary of State for Transport

The Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport, was recently treated to a guided tour of Royal British Legion Industries’ new, high-tech road and rail signs printing and graphics area.The visit to the Aylesford site marks the...

printMAX boosts its printer product portfolio with the addition of Mimaki

printMAX boosts its printer product portfolio with the addition of Mimaki

Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd has added wide format printer supplier printMAX to its specialist reseller network.John de la Roche, National Sales manager – sign & graphics for Hybrid says: “The addition of printMAX to our...

Mimaki moves into pole position with British based Caterham Formula One team

Mimaki moves into pole position with British based Caterham Formula One team

Mimaki has announced a technical partnership with the British based Caterham F1 Team, making Mimaki the team’s official technical graphics supplier. The result of this partnership is that all Formula One communication, vehicle graphics and visuals for the Caterham F1...

Inca Onset Q40i provides cool runnings for US based Color Ink

Inca Onset Q40i provides cool runnings for US based Color Ink

Prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Century 21 Real Estate’s ad agency approached Color Ink of Sussex, WI, USA, and asked if they could produce a 1:1 scale paperboard model replica of a US Winter Olympic bobsled. Century 21 is...

Kansas City based Fastsigns centre expands with EFI H1625 LED printer

Kansas City based Fastsigns centre expands with EFI H1625 LED printer

The Gladstone, Missouri, Fastsigns centre in Kansas City is now growing its business with a 65-inch wide hybrid roll/flatbed EFI H1625 LED printer by producing high-quality, flatbed-printed parking lot signage, backlit signs and other display graphics.The Fastsigns centre, which does...

Textile Printing

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FESPA Digital Textile Conference speakers announced

FESPA Digital Textile Conference speakers announced

FESPA has announced further speakers for its Digital Textile Conference (2 October 2014, Grand Hotel Villa Torretta, Milan), to encourage printers interested in digital textile printing to explore new trends and techniques, as well as market growth areas for new...

Hollanders reports unprecedented boost in orders for its ColorBooster 250

Hollanders reports unprecedented boost in orders for its ColorBooster 250

Good news from digital textile printer manufacturer Hollanders who say that following the introduction of the ColorBooster 250 fully modular digital textile printer into Europe at FESPA Digital earlier in the year, the company has reported an unprecedented number of...

Perfect Colours moves further into dye sub market with Epson textile printers

Perfect Colours moves further into dye sub market with Epson textile printers

Perfect Colours, a company more commonly associated with HP printers, has extended its relationship with Epson by including the SureColor F series of textile printers, which it will supply to its UK customer base of wide-format professionals.With a foundation similar...

Heimtextil India and digital print conference a resounding success

Heimtextil India and digital print conference a resounding success

The world’s most renowned home furnishing and textile trade fair, Heimtextil, made its debut in India recently with a successful three day run at at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi with several companies closing a record number of deals on the...

Monster flag boosts Lionel Messi’s World Cup campaign

Monster flag boosts Lionel Messi’s World Cup campaign

It’s World Cup fever in Brazil right now as Argentina meet The Netherlands (that’s Holland to those of us old enough to remember) in the semi-final of the World Cup today. The tournament has been joy to behold and if,...

Materials

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Sign+Digital roars into the UK market with its first Creative Cruiser

Sign+Digital roars into the UK market with its first Creative Cruiser

Regular readers will be in doubt how much I love the Creative Cruiser concept from Sign+Digital who has officially launched the concept into the UK market. Richard Collins (above) is the man behind the wheel, and he is all set...

100% Design Show looks set to deliver a wealth of inspiration for interior décor

100% Design Show looks set to deliver a wealth of inspiration for interior décor

The 100% Design Show is fast approaching and is catching my eye more than ever. So much so that a visit next week looks to be well on the cards. If so, I shall be sure to catch up with...

PSW sets an in-house example with euromedia materials

PSW sets an in-house example with euromedia materials

Warwickshire bases print and media supplier PSW has revamped its Studley premises with an array of colourful images printed on an extensive range of euromedia materials. PSW undertook the makeover to demonstrate the full potential of Fujifilm’s euromedia range and...

Vintage Playing Cards plays its trump card with litho and digital materials combo

Vintage Playing Cards plays its trump card with litho and digital materials combo

Combining vintage nostalgia with stylish, retro design is what has driven the success of creative and personalised gift company Vintage Playing Cards since it was established back in 2008. When the company wanted to expand its range into greeting cards...

Antalis goes Olin with new swatch book

Antalis goes Olin with new swatch book

Paper merchant Antalis has produced a new swatch book for its entire range of Olin premium offset and digital papers.The Olin range of high quality uncoated papers is available in three surface finishes; Regular, Smooth and Rough as well as...

Wrapping World

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Brilliant transporter transformed with Orajet wrapping film supplied by Antalis

Brilliant transporter transformed with Orajet wrapping film supplied by Antalis

Brand and design experts Brilliant Media have wrapped the trailer and cars for the motor-sport division of construction and refurbishment specialists Barley McNaughton. The company used some 1,350 sq ft of Orajet, which was supplied by Antalis, to transform a...

Inside Out at the Paris Panthéon

Inside Out at the Paris Panthéon

Earlier this year, French artist JR called for the creation of a global participatory art project – Inside Out - with the potential to change the world. Inspired by JR’s large format street "pastings", Inside Out gives everyone the opportunity...

Cipher Graphics Fuchs vehicle wrap job for UK leg of Tour de France

Cipher Graphics Fuchs vehicle wrap job for UK leg of Tour de France

Fuchs Lubricants’ new van, featuring Silkolene cycling branding, was seen by an audience of some 2.5million people when the vehicle took part in the Yorkshire stages of the Tour de France. The vehicle wrap, fitted by Cipher Graphics of Stoke,...

‘Wrap and Win with NASCAR’ winner is Joyce Design

‘Wrap and Win with NASCAR’ winner is Joyce Design

Kate and Russell Joyce, partners in Chelmsford, Essex-based Joyce Design were this year’s lucky winners of the 3M Commercial Graphics ‘Wrap and Win with NASCAR’ promotion. The main prize, in what has now become a major feature of the UK...

Kiss Lajos is FESPA World Wrap Master 2014

Kiss Lajos is FESPA World Wrap Master 2014

After a four-day wrapping Battle Royale, Kiss Lajos from Hungary triumphed to claim the title of World Wrap Master at FESPA Digital 2014 in Munich. The first of the losers was Colin Sciberras from Malta, and Robert Davidson of Ireland...

Finishing World

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CWE seals a laminator deal with Quadrant2Design

CWE seals a laminator deal with Quadrant2Design

Dorset-based Quadrant2Design has just invested in a new Seal 62 Pro D laminator from City and West End Solutions to support its ongoing growth in the exhibition marketplace.Quadrant2Design designs and builds exhibition stands using the Prestige Events System, with panoramic graphics that extend from one end of the stand to...

Zünd UK hosts two day open house event with Canon

Zünd UK hosts two day open house event with Canon

Zünd UK is opening the doors to a newly refurbished demonstration centre for an open house event in partnership with Canon on September 24th and 25th 2014. The two-day event will provide a chance for PSPs to evaluate the equipment from both brands and see wide format printing and finishing up...

CWT produces more in less time at Fusion

CWT produces more in less time at Fusion

CWT is the new generation of working table; designed by Patrik Johansson, the creator of the Rolls Roller; it’s ideal for mounting self-adhesive onto rigid sheets, laminating films and cutting materials.Established two years ago, Fusion Graphix has committed to investing for growth. Co-Directors Martin McLaughlin and Pete Thorning recognise that...

Zünd G3 eliminates finishing backlog

Zünd G3 eliminates finishing backlog

When Nottingham-based digital and display printer John E Wright opted to replace its older cutter because its manual workflow meant operators had to edit clients' artwork to add camera dots and apply colour management, the company turned to Zünd for a G3 with Prepare-it software to automate the workflow.The investment...

Money on the menu

Money on the menu

It is one thing to win the business to print the displays, but it’s an altogether more lucrative thing to sell the display units along with the prints, but this is what Hands Design Graphics has achieved with its many retail food customers using William Smith’s Luminedge edge-lit sign boxes...

Business

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EFI continues MIS growth through acquisition with DiMS!

EFI continues MIS growth through acquisition with DiMS!

EFI has acquired Netherlands based MIS developer DiMS! organizing print with DiMS! employees moving across to join EFI's Productivity Software MIS/ERP group."EFI has outstanding capabilities as the world's leading print MIS/ERP provider and it has always been one of the...

Australian printer rental program achieves $5m milestone

Australian printer rental program achieves $5m milestone

Here’s one for our Australian readers. Roland DG Australia has announced that its successful finance program, Roland Rental, recently achieved a milestone of financing over $5 million dollars of Roland equipment in the last financial year.Roland Rental enables customers to...

Pantoon NV takes on Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV wide-format printer

Pantoon NV takes on Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV wide-format printer

Screen has appointed Pantoon NV as its distributor in Belgium and Luxembourg for the Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV wide-format printer. The partnership with Screen marks Pantoon’s entry into the mid-range UV digital printing market and completes its portfolio of versatile...

Roland DG Corporation shuffles the board as global sales increase by 34.8%

Roland DG Corporation shuffles the board as global sales increase by 34.8%

Roland DG Corporation has announced several changes and additions to its board of directors. The moves were announced at the company’s recent annual shareholders’ meeting following a successful year in which sales of the company’s wide-format inkjet printers, vinyl cutters,...

British property boom boosts monster output

British property boom boosts monster output

As the property sector booms across Britain, signs and graphics specialist Hollywood Monster is growing with it. According to Hollywood Monster’s managing director Tim Andrews, property related business once accounted for around 20% of the company’s workload, but in recent...

Technology

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DINAX Mirage software now optimised for Canon wide format printers

DINAX Mirage software now optimised for Canon wide format printers

Canon has partnered with software developer DINAX GmbH to introduce dedicated versions of its Mirage professional printing software optimised for Canon's imagePROGRAF range of large format printers.This collaboration between Canon and DINAX sees the introduction of two Mirage Editions for...

Onyx release 11.1 software

Onyx release 11.1 software

Onyx Graphics has released ONYX 11.1 software. This new release adds six new features to the 21 enhancements of ONYX 11.0 software to further streamline wide format workflow for professional print service providers.The company says it designed ONYX 11.1 software...

Clarity adds ‘best fit’ nested layouts to quoting process

Clarity adds ‘best fit’ nested layouts to quoting process

MIS and CRM software provider Clarity Software has brought a new edge to the market by integrating ‘best fit’ nested layouts directly into the quoting process.By combining tailored estimating and optimised nesting into one joined up procedure, PSPs can now...

New Xaar 501 printhead built for productivity

New Xaar 501 printhead built for productivity

Xaar has announced the launch of its 501 GS8 high-performance graphics printhead designed to deliver exceptional print quality, industrial-level reliability and high production up-time. The new printhead incorporates PrecisionPlus, a brand new architecture from Xaar designed to enable indoor and...

SAi software certified for HP’s latest Designjet printers

SAi software certified for HP’s latest Designjet printers

Nestled among the launch of HP’s 300 series latex printing solutions was a right couple of bang-tidy little Designjet printers, the HP Designjet Z6600 and Z6800 that I rather fancied the look of. What I loved more than anything was...

Outdoor Display

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Commonwealth Games stars feature in new JCDecaux OOH campaign

Commonwealth Games stars feature in new JCDecaux OOH campaign

Up-and-coming sports stars are set to be the face of a new Out-of-Home advertising campaign for SSE, the Official Energy Partner of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.With the strapline: “proud to support our athletes of today”, SSE’s nationwide campaign reaches audiences...

Meet The Red Arrows today in person at London’s Victoria Station

Meet The Red Arrows today in person at London’s Victoria Station

If you are passing through London’s Victoria Station today (17th June), BAE Systems is inviting commuters to celebrate with the Red Arrows on their 50th anniversary with an experiential and digital out-of-Home campaign with JCDecauxLive.Commuters will be treated with the...

JCDecaux secures premium London based 6 sheet poster sites

 JCDecaux secures premium London based 6 sheet poster sites

JCDecaux is to strengthen its London portfolio with 18 6-sheet locations in Kensington & Chelsea, reaching audiences at some of the most sought-after addresses in the Royal Borough from early May.These prime new locations will include: Sloane Square, Kensington High...

Fruity talk

Fruity talk

PepsiCo recently transformed 30 London StreetTalk kiosks into giant Lipton Peach Ice Tea bottles, targeting young people in close proximity to convenience stores with a special build campaign with JCDecaux Innovate to bring about a ‘refreshing summer twist’ to the...

Get into digital signage with Roland DGA

Get into digital signage with Roland DGA

Roland DGA is unveiling Roland’s move into the digital signage market at the upcoming ISA International Sign Expo, April 24-26, 2014 in Orlando, Fla with the launch of the Roldand DisplayStudio Digital Sign System, designed especially for sign shops that...

Labels & Packaging

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Xeikon Cheetah is world’s fastest five-colour digital label press

Xeikon Cheetah is world’s fastest five-colour digital label press

Xeikon says it has developed the most important advancement for the digital label market in 15 years – the Xeikon Cheetah digital colour press. The company says its new Cheetah press is some 60% faster than any other model in...

Czech board producer installs world’s first HP High-speed Inkjet Corrugated Packaging Solution

Czech board producer installs world’s first HP High-speed Inkjet Corrugated Packaging Solution

Obaly Morava, a.s. has installed the world’s first HP High-speed Inkjet Corrugated Packaging Solution to digitally pre-print high-quality corrugated liners and meet demand for faster time to market.Obaly Morava, a privately-owned corrugated board producer based in the Czech Republic, provides...

Perfect packaging partnership packs proofing punch for printers

Perfect packaging partnership packs proofing punch for printers

ORIS Packaging Innovations, the UK partner for CGS Publishing Technologies' packaging products, has struck up a strategic deal with Esko to provide packaging printers access to Esko’s Colour Engine database of spot colour ink profiles directly from the ORIS Flex...

Sherwood invests in digital for prototype samples and low volume POS production

Sherwood invests in digital for prototype samples and low volume POS production

Packaging specialist The Sherwood Press Group has chosen an Acuity Advance Select HD4006 with roll-to-roll option and a Kongsberg XN digital cutting system, both supplied by Fujifilm, to increase its competitiveness and produce packaging samples in a more efficient way.The...

First Nordic region Highcon Euclid goes to Gaf

First Nordic region Highcon Euclid goes to Gaf

Family owned and operated carton manufacturer Gafs Kartong AB, of Värnamo, Sweden is the first Nordic region company to invest in a Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine for folding cartons.The Highcon Euclid, transforms cutting and creasing from an...

Environment

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Antalis sets the standard in social and environmental responsibility

Antalis sets the standard in social and environmental responsibility

Paper merchant Antalis is set to prove its commitment to setting the standard in social and environmental responsibility with its Myrmex supplier platform. The platform aims to strengthen traceability of the entire Antalis supply chain by gathering together exhaustive information...

The ‘green economy’ can encourage jobs and innovation

The ‘green economy’ can encourage jobs and innovation

The European Environment Agency (EEA) says Europe can create jobs and encourage innovation by using resources much more efficiently, according to a new report which describes a range of policies with proven environmental and economic benefits.'Resource-efficient green economy and EU...

Earthinks offer “the most natural inks on the market” for flexo and screen print

Earthinks offer “the most natural inks on the market” for flexo and screen print

Solar Inks, specialist supplier of inks for flexographic and screen printing, has launched Earthinks, a range of environmentally friendly water-based flexographic and screen printing inks that it considers to be the most natural solution on the market today. Earthinks offer...

Sustainable printers need ‘sustainably minded’ customers

Sustainable printers need ‘sustainably minded’ customers

We are often reminded that for printers to be able to come out of the recession in good shape they will have needed to have incorporated cut sheet and wide format digital printing into their workflow, but now the final...

Big on bamboo

Big on bamboo

According to Mark Thompson, sales director at Printdesign, a specialist company dealing in wide format digital printing and portable presentation solutions, the trade show industry is the second largest producer of waste on the planet, falling only behind the construction...

Industrial Printing

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How the InPrint Show broke new ground with industrial printing

How the InPrint Show broke new ground with industrial printing

Following the recent InPrint Show the organisers conducted research to 350 visitor’s and exhibitors who were onsite in Hannover, revealing key insight into where demand is taking technology into the future. The show itself was seen as a glimpse into...

Stratasys set to wow the crowds at the London 3D Printing Show

 Stratasys set to wow the crowds at the London 3D Printing Show

3D printing technology within the world of motor racing will spearhead Stratasys’ extensive and diverse array of applications on display at this year's 3D Printing Show in London this week.The company says the event will feature a plethora of eye-catching...

Roland DG unveils its first 3D printer

Roland DG unveils its first 3D printer

Roland DG Corporation has today announced today the release of the monoFab series, including the company's first 3D additive rapid prototyping machine, the ARM-10, and a new 3D subtractive prototyping and manufacturing machine, the SRM-20.“The monoFab series desktop fabrication solutions...

French printer produces personalised light industrial applications with Fujifilm

French printer produces personalised light industrial applications with Fujifilm

Following a year's beta testing of Fuijfilm's thermo forming UV-cured inkjet ink, Uvijet KV, French sign and display printer BMA can now produce personalised light industrial applications with its Fujifilm Acuity Advance Select UV flatbed printer.The thermoforming process sees a...

Stratasys 3D technology goes to the movies

Stratasys 3D technology goes to the movies

Stratasys 3D printing technology has played a leading role in the production of the iconic RoboCop suit created by Legacy Effects for the main character in this year’s blockbuster movie. Tasked with realising the 3D designs from the Robocop production...

Printing World

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Hendrix posters get 3d print effect makeover

Hendrix posters get 3d print effect makeover

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Woodstock, a cultural touchstone that influenced generations, Tom Zotos - a pioneer in what has come to be known as the Interpretive Licensed Art Movement and the artist, publisher, and prolific creator of popular...

PaperlinX opens its doors to printers in the South

PaperlinX opens its doors to printers in the South

International merchant group PaperlinX is promoting new opportunities to drive increased revenues for its southern based customers, during a two-day event at its Shoreham branch on September 3 and 4.The first event of its kind since the merchant moved to...

Acculith sees digital and wide format represent 40% of turnover in just two years

Acculith sees digital and wide format represent 40% of turnover in just two years

North London based Acculith Repro has invested in a new Ricoh Pro C901 digital press with the intention of providing a wider range of services, improving output quality and delivering faster turnaround times in line with customer demand.Some years ago...

Technique arrives late for the digital party but leaves with Konica Minolta

Technique arrives late for the digital party but leaves with Konica Minolta

Litho print company Technique Print Group, Banbury, Oxfordshire, has moved into digital print production with the addition of a new Konica Minolta C6000 digital printing solution supplied by Apex Digital Graphics.Technique Print is unusual in that has held off taking...

Ricoh triple for Scots printer

Ricoh triple for Scots printer

Digital print specialist, DTP, has recently invested in a new Ricoh Pro C5100S, taking the number of Ricoh print production presses in the company’s Edinburgh digital print production house to three.Owner and managing director, Alun Joseph cited the new machine’s...

Relax a vous

Believe it or not this is an actual hotel room at the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France.

The hotel has just five rooms that are annually reconceptualised by commissioned artists and designers.

While not exactly my idea of a relaxing environment after a long day at the office, if you happen to be a fan of the graffiti artist Tilt, who completed this interior design work for the hotel, you probably won’t be looking to spend a quiet night in with just a bottle of wine and a room service dinner for company. Now where did I put my Happy Monday’s records?

www.auvieuxpanier.com

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Movers & Shakers

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New sales role for Bob Stevenson

New sales role for Bob Stevenson

SMGG has appointed Bob Stevenson to boost the sales of graphics consumables, inks, and media within London and the South East of England.Stevenson joins the company from Spandex where he was focused on selling wide format media and signage products....

Key role for Lake at PressOn

Key role for Lake at PressOn

PressOn, the large format digital printing company based in Rochester in Kent, has appointed Nick Lake as Key project manager to help meet the demands of a rapidly growing customer base and to explore new business opportunities.Lake will be responsible...

Big Pete celebrates 30 years as a Roland user

Big Pete celebrates 30 years as a Roland user

This month, Mansfield-based ‘Big Pete’ Colman (top right) is celebrating 30 successful years in the sign and graphics industry.Big Pete, founder and managing director of Classic Lines Plus Signs which recently rebranded to Classic Print, has been a loyal Roland...

Akio Kotake takes the helm at Mutoh Belgium

Akio Kotake takes the helm at Mutoh Belgium

Mutoh Belgium has a new managing director in Akio Kotake who takes over the responsibilities of industry veteran Arthur Vanhoutte who has led Mutoh’s Belgian operation for the past 24 years. Vanhoutte makes way to become a senior consultant for...

Remembering Maurice Hoare

Remembering Maurice Hoare

We were saddened here at GDW by the recent passing of Maurice Hoare, who up until his retirement in 2010 was the advertising manager at Sign Directions magazine and known to many throughout our industry. Although he was already well...

The Thompson Report

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Global training crisis in the printing industry

Global training crisis in the printing industry

The printing industry turns its back on training people because of costs they say they cannot afford, but they can invest in their people if they plan for their future with the right strategy?`A skills time bomb is what the...

50 Signs of an unhealthy organisation

50 Signs of an unhealthy organisation

These are the tell-tale signs that your organisation may be in need of a health check. Any organisation will have its own specific indicators of ill-health. Future organisational success, in my view, will depend as much on the efforts made...

Strategies for successful negotiation

Strategies for successful negotiation

When doing business we do not have a choice as to whether or not we negotiate. The only choice we have is how well we negotiate. We all go through some sort of negotiation each day. We promote products, services,...

Start thinking about the New Year now

Start thinking about the New Year now

With the New Year fast approaching let’s take a look at how you can easily set a series of personal goals that will help move you closer to attaining any goal that you can imagine for yourself.The starting point of...

Successful entrepreneurship comes with sweat equity

Successful entrepreneurship comes with sweat equity

Entrepreneurship is the art of finding profitable solutions to issues/problems. Every successful entrepreneur, every successful businessperson has been a person who has been able to identify an issue/problem and come up with a solution to it before somebody else did....

Social Media World

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Get big with Bigcommerce Next

Get big with Bigcommerce Next

For those looking to build an online trading platform, online build it yourself commerce platform Bigcommerce has launched Bigcommerce Next.The release adds over 20 new features to the current Bigcommerce platform, including single click apps - an app store integrated...

Canon adds entry level courses for PSPs looking to add cross-media services

Canon adds entry level courses for PSPs looking to add cross-media services

Canon has expanded its Essential Business Builder Program with the addition of a new, entry-level workshop for print service providers considering the adoption of cross-media services. This one day workshop assumes no prior marketing background or experience and is intended...

Up the LinkedIn-junction

Up the LinkedIn-junction

Oxley & Coward Solicitors LLP is advising businesses using social networking sites such as LinkedIn to forge business contacts, to take steps to secure their data against potential misuse. Few realise the implications for confidential data when employees move on,...

Social media Get in the game, or get left behind

Social media Get in the game, or get left behind

Mark Thompson is sales director at Printdesign, a specialist company dealing in wide format digital printing and portable presentation solutions. Here he talks about how to use social media to promote events and trade shows.The message is clear for businesses...

Don’t just rely on the phone book for business

Don’t just rely on the phone book for business

Dean Derhak is the product director at SAi in Salt Lake City. As part of his job, Dean visits sign shops and large-format print businesses to learn what processes they've employed to increase their profits. Here, Dean gives more details...

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It’s a mad mad mad mad monozukuri world

It’s a mad mad mad mad monozukuri world

The world of 3D printing technology is today fast becoming a mainstream technology. Gone are the days when we would gawp at 3D printed jewellery or couture. These days, and if we consider that high profile 3D printing has only been around for a very short while, we are not surprised...

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