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Sign & Digital UK

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QPS goes large with Longier for Sign & Digital UK

QPS goes large with Longier for Sign & Digital UK

Quality Print Services (QPS) says it has booked its largest ever floor space for Sign and Digital UK 2016."We've already booked our stand space for Sign UK 2016: an eye-watering...

Roland DG to offer something ‘a bit different’ at this year’s Sign & Digital UK

Roland DG to offer something ‘a bit different’ at this year’s Sign & Digital UK

If you are looking for something a bit different at Sign & Digital UK 2016 this year, why not pop along to the Roland DG stand, H30, and enter into...

Visitor registration for Sign & Digital UK 2016 is now open

Visitor registration for Sign & Digital UK 2016 is now open

Sign & Digital UK has announced that visitor registration for the 2016 show is now open and visitors wishing to attend can pre-register for free entry online here.The 2016 show...

Sign & Digital UK announce new show features for 2016

Sign & Digital UK announce new show features for 2016

Sign & Digital UK, the country’s only dedicated trade exhibition for the sign making, display solutions and digital printing industry, has today announced new show features for 2016.A schedule of...

Good customer service brings customer satisfaction

Good customer service brings customer satisfaction

As Sign & Digital UK nears its 30th anniversary, it’s worth taking time to reflect on what makes this event an ongoing success.During my time heading up the event, I...

Hardware

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Mutoh adds to the X-Factor with two new X series printers

Mutoh adds to the X-Factor with two new X series printers

Mutoh says it has commenced shipping of its new single head 54” (1.37 m) wide ValueJet 1324X and dual head 102” (2.6 m) wide ValueJet 2638X.These ValueJet X series printers...

Roland announce special conversion deal for customers upgrading to Eco-Sol Max 3 inks

Roland announce special conversion deal for customers upgrading to Eco-Sol Max 3 inks

To promote the launch of its new generation Eco-Sol Max 3 ink, Roland DG has announced a special conversion deal to existing Roland DG customers when they upgrade to Eco-Sol...

PhotoBox invests in five new generation Epson SC-S60600 printers

PhotoBox invests in five new generation Epson SC-S60600 printers

One of Europe’s leading B2C personalised photo based printing companies - PhotoBox - has invested in five of the latest new generation Epson SureColor 64” wide format printers. The company...

printMAX offers one year’s supply of free ink with specific Roland printers

printMAX offers one year’s supply of free ink with specific Roland printers

printMAX says that now is the ideal time to invest in a new Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR 640 or XF 640 printer in order to qualify for one year’s...

Latest launch from Epson looks set to be significantly superior to its successor

Latest launch from Epson looks set to be significantly superior to its successor

Hot on the heels of its latest wide format print product innovation, Epson has announced the forthcoming launch of the latest addition to the SureColor SC-P series line-up, the 64-inch...

Wideformat

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Modern domestic kitchens benefit from a touch of glass

Modern domestic kitchens benefit from a touch of glass

Glass splashbacks for the kitchen industry are all the rage these days, and while there are many companies offering bespoke glass fitting and colour matching services, one company, Southern Counties Glass, has taken these products to the next level by...

Make a saving on a Mimaki with Hybrid Services

Make a saving on a Mimaki with Hybrid Services

Hybrid Services has announced a raft of new UK price points and promotions across a range of wide format printers including key solvent and LED UV products from Mimaki.Until the end of March 2016 Hybrid Services is offering the Mimaki...

Agfa Graphics prints World Heritage Japanese temple doors

Agfa Graphics prints World Heritage Japanese temple doors

The Byōdō-in is a Buddhist temple near Kyoto, Japan, which is registered as Japanese National Treasure and World Heritage Site. It appears on the backside of the Japanese 10 yen coin. Its most famous part, and the only remaining original...

Mimaki announces 2016 exhibition schedule for January 2016

Mimaki announces 2016 exhibition schedule for January 2016

Mimaki has a full show schedule planned for January 2016. The company will be exhibiting at no less than three major trade shows, each focusing on its own specific field of interest, the first of which is Heimtextil, the largest...

Mimaki CJV300-160 helps Lustalux to expand its product portfolio

Mimaki CJV300-160 helps Lustalux to expand its product portfolio

As part of its ongoing expansion plans and in response to increased demand for wide format print, Preston-based window film and commercial graphics company Lustalux has recently added a Mimaki CJV300-160 printer/cutter – supplied by authorised Mimaki reseller Granthams -...

Textile Printing

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New Mimaki sublimation spot colours add value to fashion and sportswear

New Mimaki sublimation spot colours add value to fashion and sportswear

Mimaki says it has added Light Black to its portfolio of high-performance sublimation inks following the recent release of neon yellow and pink fluorescent inks available in two litre ink packs, all of which are ideal for low-volume, high-quality use...

Mimaki to acquire Italian digital textile machinery company La Meccanica

Mimaki to acquire Italian digital textile machinery company La Meccanica

It would appear that Italian digital textile printing machinery companies have become a much sought after acquisition following EFI’s purchase of the Bergamo based Reggiani Macchine last year, and now the Japanese inkjet giant Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. has snapped...

Hybrid Services announce new super-wide textile sublimation printer from Mimaki

Hybrid Services announce new super-wide textile sublimation printer from Mimaki

The increase in demand for bespoke and short run interior textiles – be it for furnishings, décor or display graphics – is showing no sign of abating. This is why Mimaki is set to launch a 3.2-m wide, roll-to-roll, dedicated...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets the Hollywood Monster treatment

Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets the Hollywood Monster treatment

Hollywood Monster has played a part in the launch of the latest Star Wars movie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens by creating blockbusting 15m x 4m textile wall graphic for Cineworld in the heart of Birmingham.The graphic was printed...

Roland DG launch a 63m2/h dye sub textile printer

Roland DG launch a 63m2/h dye sub textile printer

Roland DG has introduced a second new textile inkjet printer - Texart XT-640 - featuring dual print heads for high-speed performance at print speeds up to 63m2/h. The company says its new XT-640 is designed especially for the production of...

Materials

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Versatile new film range from 3M aims to offer sign makers a ‘one-stop’ choice

Versatile new film range from 3M aims to offer sign makers a ‘one-stop’ choice

3M’s new Envision Print Film 48 range looks set to become a ‘one-stop’ choice for sign-makers looking to for a versatile all round non-PVC intermediate film that is suitable for an extensive array of applications, including indoor and outdoor signage;...

PPB launch proBOND printable aluminium composite materials

PPB launch proBOND printable aluminium composite materials

PPB Ltd has launched a range of proBOND printable aluminium composite materials for high quality signage projects.proBOND Premium is suitable for all signage and fabrication applications. With a 2x durable Polyester paint on all colours, proBOND Premium comes with a...

Soyang Europe’s UK football roadshow fixtures confirmed

Soyang Europe’s UK football roadshow fixtures confirmed

Soyang Europe is to host a series of regional roadshows held at top football clubs around the UK, alongside its exhibition partners – Ultima Displays and I-Sub. The first event, scheduled for 27th January 2016, will be held at Manchester...

Antalis launches Coala and Graham & Brown digital wallcoverings range

Antalis launches Coala and Graham & Brown digital wallcoverings range

Antalis UK has launched an exclusive range of digital wallcoverings made by Graham & Brown and the company’s own range of Coala products.The company says Coala and Graham & Brown Wallcoverings are ideal for transforming any interior; from homes, offices,...

Soyang Europe set to showcase the increasing appeal of printable flooring at Domotex 2016

Soyang Europe set to showcase the increasing appeal of printable flooring at Domotex 2016

With printable flooring growing apace, Soyang Europe – one of the chief innovators in this fast moving sector – is to show a range of value-adding printable flooring substrates at premier European flooring exhibition, Domotex, in January.Soyang Europe managing director,...

Finishing World

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Zünd UK launches Prep Center workflow software in the UK

Zünd UK launches Prep Center workflow software in the UK

Users of Zünd digital cutting tables will find this new Prep Center workflow software capable of achieving all types of printing and cutting layers – including routing, creasing, kiss-cutting, V-cutting and engraving – at very high speeds. Cut times can also be estimated due to integration with Zünd’s Cut Center...

Bubble Free Applicator goes down well in Bath

Bubble Free Applicator goes down well in Bath

South West based Freestyle Designs has invested in a Bubble Free Applicator from Josero to relive pressure on the finishing department.Freestyle Designs provides a wide variety of services from vehicle signage and commercial signage to garment printing, banners and much more. Over the years the company has invested in a...

Elephant adds Matrix pneumatic laminator from Vivid to its finishing operation

Elephant adds Matrix pneumatic laminator from Vivid to its finishing operation

Elephant Print and Display has added to its finishing capacity with the installation of a new Matrix 370P pneumatic laminator from Vivid Laminating Systems, replacing a non-pneumatic model of the machine which Elephant had used for the last three years.The company says the new machine is quicker than the previous...

Second Zünd G3 digital cutting system proves its worth for John E Wright

Second Zünd G3 digital cutting system proves its worth for John E Wright

Large format display print specialist John E Wright has invested in its second Zünd G3 digital cutting system, this time for its Hull operation. The firm installed a G3 system into its Nottingham operation in 2014.The company says the new Hull installation will significantly speed up and increase finishing operations...

Are you making the most of your existing technology?

Are you making the most of your existing technology?

Companies are looking to maximise returns from their investments, obviously. Doing so isn’t just a benefit for the company though; it’s also possibly a big benefit to the client. Despite the drive for returns on investments, when it comes to print technology, it can be easy to rush into making...

Wrapping World

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New high gloss premium PVC vinyl for fleet graphic applications from Hexis

New high gloss premium PVC vinyl for fleet graphic applications from Hexis

Hexis UK has announced the immediate availability of V200WG1, a high opacity conformable gloss PVC print film that is ideal for fleet graphics. Able to resist low and high temperatures, and high humidity conditions, it can be wet or dry...

Register now for the European Wrap Masters at FESPA Digital 2016

Register now for the European Wrap Masters at FESPA Digital 2016

FESPA’s World Wrap Masters - in collaboration with partners Avery Dennison and Mimaki – is all set where wrappers will battle it out head to head to take the last place in the World Wrap Masters Series Final.The World Wrap...

Banger and smash

Banger and smash

When Esign Media’s team of 3M Approved Vehicle Wrappers were challenged by managing director Zak Pickering to come up with a wrap design project using 3M IJ180Cv3 (supplied by William Smith) for one of the firms company cars, he hadn’t...

ORAFOL decorated commercial 757 makes Antarctic landing history

ORAFOL decorated commercial 757 makes Antarctic landing history

An ORAFOL decorated Boeing 757 recently created history by being the first commercial passenger airliner to land on a blue-ice runway in Antarctica. The aim was to research the potential for utilising conventional passenger planes for the blue-ice landings instead...

Mactac Cosmos Mental Sparkly Black Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag

Mactac Cosmos Mental Sparkly Black Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag

It has been said I’m quite partial to the odd old motor or two, and I would be pretty crap at my job if I didn’t actually like the subject matter, but when presented with a rather lovely looking V12...

Business

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Antalis UK expands its workshops for printers programme

Antalis UK expands its workshops for printers programme

Last year Antalis UK ran an excellent series of very successful, and highly useful, workshops for printers looking to expand their knowledge of new applications and opportunities. This year the company has expanded the programme to include 12 workshops, with...

Ricoh America to acquire direct to garment manufacturer AnaJet

Ricoh America to acquire direct to garment manufacturer AnaJet

Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. is to acquire Southern California based direct to garment (DTG) printing machinery manufacturer AnaJet. Founded in 2006, AnaJet was one of the first companies in the world to mass produce DTG printers. Today, the company...

Mercator Institute for China Studies says China’s stock markets are broken

Mercator Institute for China Studies says China’s stock markets are broken

2016 is a trading year that has started off with a major judder in China’s stock market. Trading has been repeatedly interrupted after share prices dropped by seven per cent last week. The market’s new automatic protection mechanism was then...

Papergraphics and CWE Solutions come together to form wide format industry supergroup

Papergraphics and CWE Solutions come together to form wide format industry supergroup

Two of the wide format printing industry’s principal suppliers have ‘joined forces’ in a bid to become one of the UK’s largest providers of wide format digital print solutions.Chessington-based CWE Solutions and Crawley based Papergraphics have completed an agreement for...

Callprint acquires digital and screen display printer Link 88

Callprint acquires digital and screen display printer Link 88

Callprint has acquired the business operations of Leeds-based display printer Link 88. Callprint has also taken on all six members of the current Link 88 staff, and the business will continue to run uninterrupted and service its clients as it...

Technology

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Onyx announces support for new gen Epson SC-S printers

Onyx announces support for new gen Epson SC-S printers

Onyx Graphics has announced full support for the recently launched Epson SureColor SC-S printers, through its ONYX 12 wide-format print software.ONYX software takes full advantage of the SC-S80600 printers’ unique capabilities, including support for 9/10 colour printing, using CMYKLcLmLk plus...

Markzware release MarkzTools2

Markzware release MarkzTools2

MarkzTools2 is the new technology from Markzware that provides users with the ability to batch convert InDesign files into IDML files, the ability to create low resolution image previews, so users do not have to look at grey tinted place...

ColourLinx enables all output devices to print to the same standard at Harcourt

ColourLinx enables all output devices to print to the same standard at Harcourt

Harcourt Colour Printers, Swansea, employs the now increasingly typical complex mix of flat bed, wide format, toner-based digital and offset litho print production equipment. Finding a way to standardise and match colour across all devises had proved challenging, until the...

KL Druck steps up to Onyx 12

KL Druck steps up to Onyx 12

German large format printing specialist KL Druck is one of the first companies in the world to upgrade to Onyx 12, launched earlier this month. The new Onyx 12 software delivers faster RIP performance, a simplified user interface and advanced...

Safford announces new developments in MIS as company partners with Esko

Safford announces new developments in MIS as company partners with Esko

MIS vendor Shuttleworth Business Systems says it is working in partnership with Esko to provide time saving solutions for its customers. The partnership allows Shuttleworth users to save administration time by passing job specification details directly from the Shuttleworth MIS...

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...

UV/LED Printing

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EFI VUTEk double for Cestrian Imaging

EFI VUTEk double for Cestrian Imaging

Cestrian Imaging is one of the first companies worldwide to have invested in the EFI VUTEk HSr Pro, a dedicated UV roll-to-roll inkjet press designed for high volume production output. EFI says the VUTEk HSr Pro is ideal for fleet/vehicle...

Anapurna M2500i cuts production times in half at Mark Latchford

Anapurna M2500i cuts production times in half at Mark Latchford

Mark Latchford Screen and Digital Print says it has reduced its production times by at least 50% following the installation of a new Agfa Anapurna M2500i from i-Sub Digital.Founded by Mark Latchford in Cheltenham 34 years ago, the business has...

VUTEk GS3250Pro boosts turnaround times for Aztec

VUTEk GS3250Pro boosts turnaround times for Aztec

With increasing customer demand for ever faster turnaround times, Leeds based sign and display specialist Aztec decided to replace its three and a half year old VUTEk QS3220 with a new 225sqmh VUTEk GS3250 Pro to keep up with demand.As company...

Fourth Fujifilm Acuity for Milton Keynes based Graphics Works

Fourth Fujifilm Acuity for Milton Keynes based Graphics Works

Graphics Works has purchased three additional Fujifilm Acuity 1600 LED UV hybrid inkjet wide format printers following the success of its first foray into the LED UV ink market in January 2015 with its first Acuity LED printer.The four Acuity...

Anapurna cuts production times in half for Cheltenham printer

Anapurna cuts production times in half for Cheltenham printer

Mark Latchford Screen and Digital Print says it has reduced its production times by at least 50% following the installation of a new Agfa Anapurna M2500i from i-Sub Digital.Founded by Mark Latchford in Cheltenham 34 years ago, the business has...

Peter Davidson

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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...

Do I look big in this?

Do I look big in this?

I read on a regular basis both private and corporate views on the size of UK print and graphic markets. What I don’t understand is where these supposedly qualified statistics come from as from past experience the figures seem to...

The Encad Technicolor Tongue Club

The Encad Technicolor Tongue Club

Recently someone said something that triggered memories of when I first got involved in the wide format inkjet market. I cut my teeth in the market with Encad Inc., and I probably lost a few on the way as well. I...

Misplacements

Misplacements

I recently attended a “planning for business growth” seminar organised by our bank. It was full of the usual sound bites and acronyms however it did give me the opportunity to speak to other likeminded SMEs.One of the early questions...

Fespa Cologne – something current, new and surreal for everyone

Fespa Cologne – something current, new and surreal for everyone

This year’s FESPA 2015 show in Cologne proved to be most refreshing. Upon arrival at the airport I boarded the free transfer bus to the Messe, and when we arrived I was pleasantly surprised to be given a very comprehensive...

Printing World

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Pixartprinting sets up shop in America

Pixartprinting sets up shop in America

European web to print giant Pixartprinting is to expand into the United States with Pixartprinting North America with logistical and commercial offices in Boston.The Italian firm grew by 30% last year and aims to grow even more in 2016 through...

KJB invests in Ricoh double for productivity growth

KJB invests in Ricoh double for productivity growth

Staffordshire based design, litho and digital printing and distribution company KJB has increased its digital printing capacity with the addition of two Ricoh engines - the Ricoh Pro C7100X and the Ricoh Pro C9100. The firm recently removed a Xerox...

Impressed pleased with its Jet Press 720S digital press

Impressed pleased with its Jet Press 720S digital press

Impressed Druk en Print, based near Rotterdam in The Netherlands, has invested in a Fujifilm Jet Press 720S B2 inkjet digital press to improve the profitability of its short run print. The move sees the company remove one of its...

Ricoh scores twice as Lola Print swaps supplier and kicks Konica Minolta into touch

Ricoh scores twice as Lola Print swaps supplier and kicks Konica Minolta into touch

Berkshire based Lola Print has hoofed out its cut sheet Konica Minolta printers in favour of a couple of new Ricoh machines, notably the 90ppm Ricoh Pro C7100 (above) that supports media up to 360gsm, and its fifth colour station...

Northern showroom for MGI at Printers Superstore

Northern showroom for MGI at Printers Superstore

Leeds based Printers Superstore is set to become the northern showroom for MGI digital presses, with a Meteor DP8700 XL+ installed and running alongside a Hans Gronhi GH525 offset press.The Meteor DP8700XL+ digital press delivers 4,260 four colour A4 pages...

Outdoor Display

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Immersion Zone at St Pancras station takes flight with Mexican butterflies

Immersion Zone at St Pancras station takes flight with Mexican butterflies

The Mexico Tourism Board recently took over the Immersion Zone at St Pancras International Station as part of a major tourism push.Planned and booked with JCDecaux Direct Sales and Creative Solutions team, the campaign transformed the high-footfall St Pancras Immersion...

New QuickStand LED edge-lit POS display available from William Smith

New QuickStand LED edge-lit POS display available from William Smith

William Smith has added a new edge-lit POS display system to its product portfolio that offers an alternative to traditional pop-up systems. QuickStand, first seen at FESPA 2015, features LED technology that allows individual illumination of each display panel, making...

JCDecaux set for London digital bus shelter domination in 2016

JCDecaux set for London digital bus shelter domination in 2016

JCDecaux is set to take over the world’s largest bus shelter advertising concession from 1st January 2016 where it will commence building out a network of 1,000 digital bus shelter screens in London.Known as The London Digital Network or LDN,...

Octink helps London Air Ambulance HQ with window appeal

Octink helps London Air Ambulance HQ with window appeal

Display print specialist Octink has recently worked with London’s Air Ambulance to transform its headquarters near Bank as it campaigns for Londoners to donate towards a second emergency medical helicopter for the city.Designed by Octink’s in-house creative team, the eye-catching...

Tata adds sauce to Heathrow Express fleet with train wrap campaign

Tata adds sauce to Heathrow Express fleet with train wrap campaign

Tata Communications is fronting an OOH campaign that will see the company wrap Heathrow Express’s entire fleet of trains. The designs of the train wraps and advertising executions feature bold, colourful photography and facts and statistics about Tata Communications’ capabilities,...

Industrial Printing

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CPI acquires digital prototyping assets of CIT Technology Limited

CPI acquires digital prototyping assets of CIT Technology Limited

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has recently acquired the digital prototyping assets of CIT Technology Limited and its associated licences and know-how. Going forward the technology will be available from CPI under the name of Inkjet Flex.CPI says its...

Mimaki UJF just the ticket for industrial applications at Verotec

Mimaki UJF just the ticket for industrial applications at Verotec

An A2 format Mimaki UJF-6042 UV curing LED digital inkjet printer has proved invaluable to electronics packaging specialist Verotec who is now able to offer ultra-high resolution 1800 x 1800 dpi digital printing in up to 65536 individual colours as...

CPI enhance printed electronics capability

CPI enhance printed electronics capability

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has partnered with NovaCentrix to install a specialist system designed for the high speed photonic curing of printed electronics inks.Photonic curing has become a critical process in the manufacture of printed electronics products as...

Ricoh launch 3D printer

Ricoh launch 3D printer

Ricoh has announced the release of its first 3D Printer – the Ricoh AM S5500P – a high-end 3D printer offering PA6 and PP materials support which are commonly used in the automotive manufacturing industry.The company says its printer is...

InPrint 2015 industrial printing show hailed a success

InPrint 2015 industrial printing show hailed a success

A total of 3,400 visitors from 68 countries came to the Munich Trade Fair Centre to learn about cutting-edge technology, components and services for speciality, screen, digital, inkjet and 3D from some 150 exhibitors at the InPrint show. In addition...

Labels & Packaging

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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...

Business rockets after labels firm installs Domino digital label press

Business rockets after labels firm installs Domino digital label press

Reel Appeal, a Lancashire-based business specialising in the printing of self-adhesive labels and the manufacture of leaflet and booklet labels, has successfully increased its sales thanks to the installation of Domino’s N600i digital colour label press. Over an 18 month...

Belgian brewer adds direct to bottle augmented reality labels using Agfa ink tech

Belgian brewer adds direct to bottle augmented reality labels using Agfa ink tech

A system of printing direct to PET bottles has led Belgium based brewer Martens, based in Bocholt, to produce a range of beers with an interactive augmented reality label linked to a popular Belgium TV show. The direct print technology...

Food for thought as Mimaki package provides learning experience for students

Food for thought as Mimaki package provides learning experience for students

The Food Technology and Packaging Centre of the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE’s) Loughry Campus is facilitating a unique learning experience for its students with the assistance of its newly acquired Mimaki CF2 flatbed cutter and JV300-160...

Mimaki works with ESKO to deliver cost effective short run packaging solution

Mimaki works with ESKO to deliver cost effective short run packaging solution

Mimaki is working with ESKO to simplify digital packaging production for companies that produce packaging samples and mock-ups, as well as small packing runs and personalised packaged goods.Packaging converters, commercial printers and design firms are experiencing a growing demand for...

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...

hollywood monster invests in solentHollywood Monster has invested in Miller Weldmaster 112 Extreme combined heat welding, eyeleting and cutting, finishing machine supplied by Solent.

Hollywood Monster managing director, Tim Andrews says: “We first saw the 112 Extreme at an American show and since then we always had it in mind to invest at some point in the future. On winning a £1m contract to supply and install a large amount of digital print in London during May and June producing vinyl & PVC dressings/graphics, large format banners and street dressings in Eco friendly materials, we didn’t need to look at anything else; it was obvious it was the right machine for the job and the future direction of the company.”

Andrews believes that eco friendly materials are quickly replacing the current PVC ranges and therefore hot wedge or hot air welds may become the preferred way to join the type of large format prints the company produces. Also, the automated cutting technology that the Miller Weldmaster 112 provides for large format banners solves a big issue.

“We need to get people off their hands and knees on the floor," says Andrews. So all in all, as with most printers, the finishing department has always been a bottleneck and this (Miller Weldmaster 112) will give us at least double finishing capacity, an improvement in quality of cutting, and allow us to print onto a wider range of materials and generally increase throughput.”

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Movers & Shakers

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PPB appoints Sarah Janes amid key strategic appointments

PPB appoints Sarah Janes amid key strategic appointments

PPB, an independently owned distributor and converter of point of purchase materials and substrates, has made a number of strategic appointments.Tom Ponton has joined PPB from PaperlinX where he was an account manager. Steve Skinner joins as branch manager for...

Hollywood’s Tim Andrews signs for Birmingham City Ladies Football Club as CEO

Hollywood’s Tim Andrews signs for Birmingham City Ladies Football Club as CEO

Hollywood Monster managing director Tim Andrews has been appointed CEO of 2012 FA Ladies Cup Final winners Birmingham City Ladies Football Club (BCLFC). The appointment marks a new era for BCLFC, which remains in the highest division of women’s football...

Xaar appoints Chris Morgan as non-exec director

Xaar appoints Chris Morgan as non-exec director

The former chief marketing officer for Stratasys, Chris Morgan, has joined Xaar as a non-executive director. He left Stratasys in June of 2015, where he was responsible for marketing 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions globally.Morgan brings with him a...

BPIF young apprentice Harry Norton joins CMYUK

BPIF young apprentice Harry Norton joins CMYUK

CMYUK is supporting the next generation of print specialists with the appointment of 17 year old Harry Norton who joins the company as Digital Pre-press and Digital Printing apprentice. Harry’s apprenticeship has been designed and is run by the British...

Bosworth joins Swanline Paper & Board as sales director

Bosworth joins Swanline Paper & Board as sales director

Chris ‘Bos’ Bosworth has joined Swanline Paper & Board (SPB) as sales director. “Chris’ addition is a massive boost for the business,” says SPB managing director Ross Griffin. “He has worked for some of the largest merchants in the UK,...

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Everything is negotiable

Everything is negotiable

All prices and terms are set by someone. They can therefore be changed by someone. Prices are a best-guess estimate of what the customer will pay. The cost of manufacturing and marketing a particular product or service often has very...

Learn to develop your own business dream team

Learn to develop your own business dream team

As business leaders and Olympic coaches both know, you need more than exceptional talent to succeed. To create a winning team, entrepreneurs can learn from great Olympians who came together to reach their full potential.Dominique Moceanu won Olympic gold in...

Open your mind to the printing industry challenges of today

Open your mind to the printing industry challenges of today

Stop me if this sounds familiar: new leads, new ideas, new technology, value-added customer services, diversification, marketing and management. That`s right, those are items that will take you and your company to the next level of profitability and market share...

Leadership - Who is driving your business?

Leadership - Who is driving your business?

Leadership is about painting a current picture of the future in the form of a vision. The common thing in all of the great leadership stories of the world is the ability to create that vision and then be able...

How to be a better leader

How to be a better leader

The following is a series of handy hints to becoming a more effective leader. Some you will already be using, while others are perhaps not so obvious.Be generous with praise. Everyone wants it and it's one of the easiest things...

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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Time to give your business the check-up it deserves

Time to give your business the check-up it deserves

Meteorologically speaking, winter is almost behind us and as such we can begin to look forward to better days ahead. The same thought could also be applied to business, and there’s no time like the present to start forward planning with a view to giving your business its annual check-up.The...

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