Roland DG is excited to be attending FESPA Global Print Expo 2021, showcasing brand new solutions alongside some of the company’s most popular machines and technologies for print professionals.

At FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 (12th – 15th October 2021, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Canon (stand 1-F95) will show its smart-investment-level Colorado 1630 and Arizona 135 GT printers for the first time at a live international event. Highlighting how its end-to-end large format graphics solutions enable customers to expand into new markets, Canon will inspire visitors with a vast application range giving sign makers and print service providers a taste of colour.

Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, announces that Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, a U.S. company acquired last year and headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, is establishing its European branch in Brixen, Italy.

Mimaki Europe will showcase its broad portfolio of market-leading, profit-generating digital print technologies at FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 (12-15 October 2021, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Stand: 1-F45). Taking full advantage of the first in-person FESPA event since the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will premiere live demonstrations of its most recently announced innovations, while also inspiring visitors with outstanding applications produced by customers. As FESPA 2021 will take place ‘on home soil’ for Mimaki Europe, visitors will also have the unique opportunity to visit its Amsterdam Experience Centre and tour Mimaki’s entire 3D and textile portfolio with one-to-one demonstrations from Mimaki’s expert team.

Mexican print service provider PSM Visual Solutions grew from a one-man shop 40 years ago to a company with 120 employees now. Their Jeti Mira high-end flatbed printers from Agfa help them supply print products to over 3,000 stores throughout Mexico.

Spandex Benelux and swissQprint are parting by mutual agreement. swissQprint is investing in a new subsidiary to become the sole provider of sales, servicing and application support in the Benelux as of October, 1st 2021.

House of Flags has invested in a 2.5m-wide Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid printer as it looks to branch out into printing on more rigid materials.

Mimaki is set to open the door to new high-value, high-quality industrial print applications with the launch of its latest product innovations. The company has today (7th September) unveiled four new high-speed, high-quality direct-to-object LED UV inkjet printers – the 190% faster UJF-7151 plusII and the new UJF-MkII e Series, comprising three advanced, small format solutions.

Label manufacturer and engraving expert, Matform has installed a Mimaki UJF-7151 Plus next generation direct-to-object flatbed LED UV printer from CMYUK. The investment replaces a decade-old Mimaki UJF-3042 FX and significantly expands the company’s capabilities and applications reach.

Hélio Corbeil is partnering with Electronics For Imaging, Inc. for a transition into digital printing by investing in an EFITM VUTEk® h5 UV LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer, an EFI VUTEk Q3r UV LED roll-to-roll printer, an EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i dye-sublimation printer, and EFI Pace™ MIS workflow software. The Paris-based company decided to enter the digital printing space to offer new services to existing customers as well as attract new customers.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the global availability of the 270 Series of UV-LED inks. This general graphics/product print ink set has been specifically designed for UV-LED curing with ambient temperature controlled printheads.

Italian printing and graphics company Beepag has paid tribute to the purchase of a second Ricoh Pro T7210 UV Flatbed Printer in April this year which has helped the business enter new markets and offer an expanded service to customers.

Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, today announced huge savings for customers with new specials on popular models in its VersaUV Series.

London-based Genesis Imaging provides an extensive range of photographic printing, professional mounting, and bespoke framing services across a wide section of the creative and cultural sectors, including artists, photographers, interior designers, and individuals alike.

When the pandemic created the urgent need for social distancing measures, the printing community responded quickly. Critical messaging applications were produced – they were bespoke, high quality, easy to install, eyecatching and hardwearing.

The Swiss manufacturer of high-end large format printers, swissQprint, installed the 100th unit in the US during the pandemic in 2020. The customer, Tier One Communications of Portland, have taken their business to the next level thanks to this investment.

Grand Style organically combines self-sufficient areas, such as furniture, trade equipment, POS manufacturing, branding, making of company gifts and individual souvenir products, into their industrial UV printing services on a wide range of materials and finished products.

As businesses weather this uncertain time, many look to expand their offering. Acrylic printing is one sector that should be on every large format printers’ list when considering new opportunities for increasing revenue. As a sector, it has been bucking the trend and has experienced a boom over the past year, with some printers who offer this application seeing an unprecedented influx of orders. Commonly used for photographic prints and signage, the pandemic has influenced a drastic shift towards creating acrylic splashback panels too.

Looking to grow its large-format business among growing post-COVID market demand the AlphaGraphics® franchise in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has invested in an EFI™ Pro 16h UV LED wide format printer manufactured by Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Purchased from authorized EFI dealer Nazdar SourceOne®, the hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed inkjet printer bolsters the services that the premier marketing and printing shop offers to its local clients operating in a wide range of vertical markets, including food, medical manufacturing, real estate, government and education.

At the Fespa Global Print Expo in Amsterdam, swissQprint will be presenting latest developments. They include neon inks for UV printing that enable eye-catching signage and event applications.

Brett Martin is pleased to announce that Mimaki Europe BV, manufacturer of large format printing equipment, is the latest company to join its Approved Partner Programme. Although the two companies have worked together for years - with Brett Martin providing substrates for Mimaki's demo centre and exhibitions, as well as taking part in Mimaki's webinars during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown - the two parties have never formalised the relationship.

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