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East Kilbride based company, Centurion Signs UK Ltd. recently completed a second, repeat project for Zurich Insurance Group with VION Crystal.

Top creative leaders, along with media heads from BT, GSK and Warner Bros, have chosen their 53 potential winners for this year’s Outdoor Media Awards, run by Clear Channel in partnership with Campaign.

With summer festivals cancelled, wine-in-a-can brand Hun moved swiftly to upscale their marketing activity, launching a tongue-in-check ‘lockdown’ Out-of-Home advertising campaign instead. The campaign was planned and booked with JCDecaux UK through Talon and Manning Gottlieb OMD.

Many manufacturing companies have decided to convert production to contribute to addressing the COVID-19 crisis. In the textile sector in particular, print service providers have started producing masks and other kinds of facial protection, due to the sudden surge in demand and limited supply.

Following the decision to postpone the major international DRUPA exhibition in Düsseldorf, organisers of PacPrint have announced that the region’s leading show, PacPrint, will now be held from 28 September – 1 October, 2021.

Megapixel is a printing service specialist that caters to both indoor and outdoor structures from high-end displays to wall/glass murals, LED signage, and customized POS fabrication among many others. Established in 2016, the company not only provides the latest printing technology, with a fleet of 7 HP Latex machines, but they also strive to make a difference by providing high-quality prints with fast turnaround time for their clients.

Wide-format imaging leader Roland DGA has announced the availability of its new white paper – “Turning Your Craft into Cash: Ideas for Home-Based Businesses.” This free, informative white paper provides details on what it takes to start a product personalization business or grow an existing business by adding personalization to the mix, including examples of unique applications, the equipment needed, workflow advice from Roland experts, tips for maximizing profits, and more.

Japan, after its Platinum Palladium Process coating and processing chemicals, is now introducing other black and white chemicals, mainly for paper and to some extent for the negative process. Ilford plans to expand this unique portfolio in the second half of the year.

Exhibitions and events are cancelled or postponed far into autumn. As a result, an important source of information on new technologies and trends is no longer available. To stay up to date and to support the ones thinking about how to make their print business ready for after the crisis, the automation software manufacturer OneVision offers a wide-ranging program of free-of-charge webinars. From how to successfully automate prepress to making finishing the new profit center of your business, the webinars give strategic level insights into what printing industry leaders should do to improve and optimize their business and focus on how to successfully master key challenges in print production.

Zöllner-Wiethoff GmbH is investing in a CI flexo printing press from Koenig & Bauer. The ultramodern Evo XG 8 + 1 is scheduled to enter production in early 2021 and will be used to print wrapping paper of all kinds. “We attach particular importance to the ecological and quality aspects of our products. The Evo XG is here precisely the kind of machine we were looking for. We are convinced that we have made the right decision and that we will now be able to further strengthen our position European market leaders,” says Jürgen Popp, owner and managing director of Zöllner-Wiethoff. The company’s use of a wide range of different papers, some with a high proportion of recycled fibres, along with a seemingly endless diversity of designs printed exclusively with water-based inks all had to be taken into consideration in the technical configuration for a new press.

Taking a moment, as a nation to say thank you to our key worker heroes, Out-of-Home is helping bring people together through campaigns that praise, share stories and raise spirits or a smile during these exceptional times.

DGI recently launched their new super entry level 1.9m wide sublimation printer “Hercules” further strengthening their textile printer portfolio. The Hercules builds on the strong reputation of its industrial siblings the FT-1608, Poseidon & HSFT III high speed sublimation printers offering customers an entry level printer with class leading performance. Hercules utilises twin staggered printheads and offers users a maximum print speed of 98m2 per hour with a production speed of 51m2 per hour 720x1200dpi 4 pass. It comes as standard with the very latest Ergosoft V16 DGI edition Rip software with features such as job costings & Improved User Interface. Enhanced Production & Workflow.

Global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the print and packaging industry, Esko, has strengthened its team and announced the appointment of Isabelle Manche to the position of General Manager, France. Isabelle brings over twenty years of experience in sales and marketing of software solutions and equipment for the printing and graphic arts market to the role.

Inkjet technology pioneer, Fujifilm, has agreed to an ongoing partnership with the UK's largest specialist metal packaging printing firm, Tinmasters. The agreement will see Tinmasters install a Fujifilm Acuity B1 UV inkjet printer at its premises in south Wales. The machine will be used for short run and customised commercial work and Fujifilm will retain access for customer demonstrations and ongoing development work.

Building on the legacy of 30 years’ experience in the development and supply of technically advanced CNC routing/cutting systems, AAG (AXYZ Automation Group) has set a new benchmark for machine price-to-performance capability, configurability and longevity with the appropriately named AXYZ Infinite router.

On June 15th, CHILI publish releases Version 6 of CHILI publisher, the software to simplify and automate graphics. The release includes brand-new features, that facilitate the online editing user experience and speed up the flawless production of on-brand visuals. Its SaaS solution, CHILI publisher Online, also features the revolutionary Dynamic Layouts concept. This technique enables users to adjust elements on the canvas by relative - not absolute - values. Any original design within a Smart Template can now be turned into any custom-size visual by any user.

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