Established in 1982, Symbol is a creative design, print and sign company that has recently gone completely digital after 30 years of traditional screen-printing. They boast a new and impressive production facility that includes a Mimaki JFX200-2531, Mimaki UCJV300 and Esko Kongsberg X24 Starter, all purchased from CMYUK, the UK's largest independent supplier of large format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill PJSC is an important player in the global packaging market. For their prototyping operations, the company recently invested in Zünd digital cutting technology. The move to digital cutting has resulted in significantly shorter development times, and the quality of the prototypes is now indistinguishable from that of the subsequently manufactured products.

BCS Group, part of the leading civil engineering and infrastructure specialist Barhale, recently invested in a new Océ Arizona 1269 XT printer and Zünd G3 cutter to increase its production capacity.

Pelican Print provides in-house pre-press, litho, digital and large format printing from their two sites, both based in Aylesbury. With a history spanning 20 years, they are very much in the present when it comes to innovation, and recently purchased an ESKO Kongsberg X24 Starter from CMYUK, the UK's largest independent supplier of large format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

Summa, a leading manufacturer of high-end cutting plotters, proudly presents two new sizes of their finishing flatbed systems. The F3232 and F3220 are based on the proven technology of the Summa F Series. Through the expansion of the flatbed series, Summa strives to improve the synergy with the large format digital printer market and to meet the needs of their customers. The new flatbeds are expected to be ready for shipment in February / April 2019.

Join Zünd UK for their open house event, where they will be showcasing the latest developments and technology as the market leader in digital cutting. Whether you are familiar with Zünd or not, this is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the machines. Our experts will be on hand to guide you through the huge variety of options and applications that the Zünd range offers.

Gerber Technology announced the debut of a new tool kit designed specifically for packaging and finishing applications at SGIA. This is in conjunction with their acquisition of MCT Digital announced on Oct. 1, 2018. The combination of these companies unites the engineering expertise and innovation of two leading players in the sign and graphics and packaging industries.

There are many challenges facing large format printers, but production can be enhanced and operational efficiency increased with software that delivers faster approval cycles, eliminates file errors, reduces idle time, improves workflow control and simplifies complex manual steps of digital finishing equipment. At booth 938, during SGIA Expo 2018, October 18-20, Esko will focus on its new QuickStart solutions: Automation Engine QuickStart for Sign and WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated, as well as two Kongsberg tables, showcasing industry-unique end-to-end production workflows.

Esko and its Italian distributor B+B International will co-exhibit at Viscom Italia 2018 (Fiera Milano, October 18 to 20, Hall 8 Stand G19) to demonstrate how a streamlined workflow helps packaging, display and signage specialists to be more flexible and productive.

Travelling through the north-western part of the Netherlands, you cannot fail to notice Probo, one of the largest printing houses for resellers in Europe and still growing, nestled amongst the meadows just outside the old city of Dokkum. Inside the new buildings an extensive range of new printing and finishing equipment is now available to handle the approximately 2200 orders arriving daily from resellers in the Benelux, resulting in around 15 to 20 thousand files per day.

Esko’s innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg X22 cutting table will be on show at Esko’s booth 438 in Hall 7A.

Italian Masserdotti Group again opts for Zünd digital cutting technology. By investing once more in a Zünd G3 cutter, this specialist in digital printing is able to substantially increase its routing capacity.

Global label and branding company Nilorn has installed a Zünd S3 at its UK HQ in order to extend its reach into an already successful packaging business – with the digital cutting table's modular design allowing Nilorn to continue to develop its strategy as market demands change.

Leading online store, Selectequip, has recently refurbished their Wakefield sign company and subsequently been shortlisted for a best small business award. The new showroom-type environment allows business clients to view their capabilities in a comfortable surrounding while also allowing them to hold their own meetings in the new 16-seater boardroom. With strong growth over the last 18 months, Selectequip’s investment in a Mimaki JFX200-2531 and Kongsberg X24 Starter, purchased from CMYUK, has allowed them to keep up with increasing demand.

FASTSIGNS Chelmsford, the global sign and graphics specialist, has announced the arrival of new state of the art machinery at its location on Victoria Court.

Businesses in a multitude of creative and manufacturing sectors across the UK use Zünd digital cutting systems every day, with signage, graphics, packaging and textiles specialists no exception. In fact, the Zünd UK community has been busy sharing photos and videos demonstrating its innovative and colourful output in this industry as we head into British summer.

Pressing ahead with ambitious expansion plans for its booming packaging division, Antalis has transformed its bespoke offering with the addition of a new state-of-the-art cutting table at the company’s head office in Coalville.

Hamburg wide-format business CCL installed a Zünd G3 to speed up its production – but soon discovered this multi-functional machine could help expand its product portfolio too.

Fantasy Prints, certified ISO9001 in October 2017, is well known in Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders for providing complete printing and signage solutions.

At FESPA 2018 the findings of FESPA Print Census, a three years market research, have been disclosed. More than 1400 digital printing providers took part in this edition of the survey. Digital technologies, which in the previous edition looked like a trend to monitor, have now surged to become a real deal and somehow are at the core of today’s industry players strategies.

Summa is pleased to report another successful showing at Fespa Berlin 2018. In front of an international and eager audience Summa seized the opportunity to present its newest developments and innovations on their arsenal of finishing cutting equipment.

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