Epson have announced a new solution designed for creating dye-sublimation photo panels and other rigid substrates. New Epson DS Transfer Photo Paper, a high-quality, lightweight dye-sublimation transfer paper, combined with Epson SureColor® F-Series dye-sublimation printers, inks and Wasatch RIP support, creates a complete solution designed to produce rigid photos with advanced print quality and vibrant images with minimal grain, consistency and reliability.

Epson will run at least seven different printer models at The Print Show this year. These will demonstrate the breadth of applications and high quality results achievable from its dye sublimation, textile, label, photographic, POS and signage printers.

In 2015, a working group from SWS Board Technology met the Epson team to explain their printing requirements, including their need to run printers for 15 consecutive hours a day.

From video assistant referees (VARs) to goal-line technology, many state-of-the-art technologies operate in the background for the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sergey Babenko, the CEO of Simvol, who is one of the official signage producers for the 21st FIFA World Cup, reflects on one technology that is often overlooked, but has massively contributed to the look and feel of the biggest football event of the year: digital printing.

Northern Flags, which has a 33-year history in supplying flags, has been inundated with enquiries for the St George’s Cross flags since the World Cup started so they were approached by BBC Look North to discuss the impact the World Cup had had on their business. The company designed this new ‘waistcoat design’ flag to celebrate England’s progression in the World Cup which was captured by the Television cameras when they arrived to interview MD Iain Clasper-Cotte. Since appearing on BBC Look North news they’ve received a rush of orders.

M&R's Novus Imaging Division will be bringing three digital printers to the International Sign Expo in Orlando, Florida on March 22-24, 2018: the Ultra 3200 Roll-to-Roll printer, the Ultra Flatbed Printer, and the Textura 1800 Dye Sublimation Printer. Printers in the Novus line offer the best price-to-performance ratios in the industry.

CMYUK has been appointed as sole UK and Ireland distributor for EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® dye sublimation printers, enabling them to provide a variety of soft signage printing solutions. Customers will be supported with pre-sales consultation through to integration, colour profiling and training. CMYUK’s equipment portfolio is complemented with a vast range of textile materials suitable for a broad range of applications including graphic display, retail, décor and design, speciality innovations and soft image and textiles.

LexJet is pleased to introduce its new line of dye-sublimation transfer papers, LexJet InFuze™. The line includes four new papers for a variety of applications, including textile, apparel, rigid substrate and multipurpose use.

Colour Graphics have been established for 25 years in large format graphics and UV printing. They are known to their customers for exceptional print quality, customer service and flexibility. They and branched out into the expanding fabrics & soft signage market.

At the Heimtextil 2018 show, the world’s biggest trade fair for home and contract textiles, from 9-12 January 2018, wide-format piezo printer manufacturer Mutoh - Hall 6/0 - C32 - will demonstrate its capabilities in digital direct-to-textile as well as dye sublimation printing for short run on-demand production of interior deco, furniture fabrics & upholstery, curtains, wall decoration, soft signage, etc…

One of upcoming fashion designer Richard Quinn’s eye-catching designs, created using material printed on a SureColor SC-F9200 dye-sublimation printer, is appearing as part of the POWERMASK art exhibition running at Rotterdam’s Wereldmuseum until Sunday 7 January 2018.

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