French software creator Caldera has announced the release of the latest iteration of its award-winning RIP program, CalderaRIP Version 15, to coincide with the company’s 30th anniversary. On October 21, Caldera users will be able to upgrade their RIP for enhanced performance, increased flexibility and a clutch of new features which will further enable them to meet the challenges of the large-format digital printing industry.

With under 300 days to go until The Print Show 2022, organisers have begun preparations for the event, unveiling a new website and media pack for the UK’s leading print exhibition.

Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) today announces registration is open for its much-anticipated return to the NEC, Birmingham, with Roland DG, Epson, Premier Paper, Hybrid Services/Mimaki, Hexis, The Magic Touch, Trotec Laser, PrintMAX, William Smith Group 1832, Grafityp, Zund Plotting Systems, Signwaves, Inktec Europe, Perspex Distribution and Your Print Specialists amongst the brands confirmed for the show.

The Solution House is a leading global business specialising in display and branding. Working from their production facility in Yorkshire, they have over 15 years of experience within the print industry. They are now an international success story with large corporate clients including Google, Mira, Jet2.com and McLaren. The company takes great pride in offering world-class services whilst staying true to their family-run spirit.

PRINTING United Expo today announces that anticipation and excitement for the 2022 event, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Oct. 19-21, continues to grow as it welcomes a record number of exhibitors and sponsors. This excitement, according to those joining the show — many of whom are returning after much success at the inaugural Expo in Dallas in 2019, along with a large number of new exhibitors — stems from the desire to reconnect with customers, showcase and run new solutions live at the show, and share in a multitude of ways that attendees can optimize business in the post-pandemic world. The ability to see and experience all the latest industry technology and reunite in one central location, at one time, continues to be a driving force for those calling PRINTING United Expo the event of the year. Attendee registration will open in spring 2022.

CMYUK has announced its second Creatives in Residence Live (CIRL) design brief. This time, our three CIRL graduates will be exploring Geometics – Incorporating Textures, and have until December 3rd to produce designs for a fashion garment, interior décor accessory, furniture and flooring.

The inaugural UK Graphic Awards in September have been hailed as a ‘raging success’ by winners, sponsors, and attendees from across the wide-format print industry, with outstanding projects celebrated in categories ranging from branded interiors and graphics roll outs to innovation and green awards.

The wide and super wide format market has undergone its digital transition while certain analogue printing technologies, such as screen-printing, continue to complement the overall mix offered by large format print service providers (PSPs) to their clients. In this regard, there’s clearly still so much to be explored, compared, reviewed etc and that’s why drupa 2024 is such an unmissable opportunity. Covid-19 has changed a lot within the printing industry and many new applications, even a new category – Social Distancing Signage – have evolved. All the key manufacturers, such as Canon, Epson, HP, Mimaki, Roland DG, Konica Minolta, Agfa, and many others, will showcase a multitude of applications and their latest developments all aimed at driving new business opportunities for PSPs. Predicted to reach a volume of US$11.2 billion by 2025 (Markets and Markets), the wide format printing market is mature, but it has certainly not yet reached its heyday.

Innotech Digital has announced the appointment of three new people to join their team in key areas of the business. The appointments have been made in customer service, finance and sales and will support the company’s continued success and growth in the wide-format digital print market.

Agfa have announced the market launch of its SYNAPS Xerographic Matt (XM) synthetic paper that includes an agent which antagonizes the settlement and growth of bacteria and viruses on its surface.

The holiday season has, and always will be, a hugely important time of the year for print, graphics and sign companies, with the festive season providing a whole range of opportunities for work and business growth.

Roland DG has announced the reopening of its new and upgraded physical showroom in the UK and Denmark, with Spain to follow before the end of 2021. Together with the existing ones in Italy, Germany and France, the three revamped spaces feature all-new digital technology, which brings Roland DG’s offerings to life, and helps customers and potential buyers choose the right solution for their own business needs.

Excitement is building for the return of Labelexpo Europe 2022, the world’s largest event for the label and package printing industry. With over 600 exhibitors already confirmed, many of whom are first-time exhibitors, Brussels Expo will spring into life from the 26th to 29th April to safely showcase the dynamic and diverse marketplace driving innovation across the industry.

Branding and signage specialist, MacroArt has launched its new website to showcase how ‘The Art of MacroArt’ is helping turn its clients’ visions into reality.

GDW caught up with Matt Dahan, founder of ParrotPrint.com, the online digital canvas print company that has taken the industry by storm. As with many successful companies, we found a story that started with humble beginnings, a great idea, a philosophy of hard and smart working and a belief that anything is possible. Each of these factors have helped Parrot Print to its lofty perch.

Building on its successful PRISMA range of print production workflow software, Canon UK & Ireland today introduces PRISMAprepare Go, a secure job submission and file preparation tool for small in-house and commercial print service providers (PSPs). Offered on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, customers can access this affordable, cloud-based workflow service from anywhere, as long as they have internet access and a web browser.

Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, today announced the appointment of Troy Ryan to the position of Service Manager, leading the Service and Support Team.

PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces that a virtual ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. EST to welcome the newest inductees to the prestigious Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT). The virtual ceremony will also award the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Joe Clarke Innovator Awards. The virtual awards ceremony is open for all to attend.

With their sights set on stimulating the UK’s print economy, organisers of the Recognising Excellence Expo, Networking Lunch and Gala on Thursday, Dec 2nd, 2021 say tickets are selling fast – the event will see printers meet and network with a range of professional print buyers, while learning about the latest technology and media from its 20+ exhibitors.

When it comes to the sustainability of print and paper, it is important to separate the facts from the myths.

Xeikon has announced VariOne, a new variable data generation tool for Xeikon’s X-800 digital front-end. This integrated software innovation can immediately generate and print unique creative designs, based on an image or on vector graphics, in endless complex patterns. Xeikon’s VariOne is a true differentiator and has been developed and designed to add value and benefit brand owners, designers, illustrators, printers, converters, and consumers. VariOne can achieve the highest levels of variable imagery possible today. Demonstrations can be run by appointment and the new VariOne will be commercially available as an option for systems running X-800 version 7.00 or higher.

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