Haletra is a company based in the town of Houthalen, Belgium. For the first time in their history, they are taking the step towards large-format printing. And they are doing this in style right away with the installation of an Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid printer. Haletra Managing Director Koen Braem explains: “This investment is actually the first step in setting up a totally new department within Haletra, which will expand our customer base as well as our service offering.”

A leader in custom printing, specializing in wide- and grand-format graphics, Olympus Group has provided branding solutions for over 125 years. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Olympus Group conducts business with recognizable high-profile clients, providing custom print solutions, as well as custom mascot characters, across a variety of markets including tradeshows & events, sports teams, entertainment, and branded environments.

Fujifilm’s stylishly designed new Acuity Prime flatbed prints at exceptionally high quality to a range of rigid and flexible media.

Ben Ashdown, Managing Director at Magna Signs in Nuneaton, sums up the extraordinary impact of the wide-format hybrid 3.2m Agfa Anapurna H3200i, purchased through Josero. The main challenge facing Magna Signs was volume; there was too much demand for the business to meet in-house, particularly as the volume from a large contract with one of their key clients was increasing.

Azonprinter together with their exclusive distributor for United States, GRAPHIC SOLID INKS, INC., proudly present their latest flatbed digital solution – Azon Matrix MonsterJet+.

Chroma, a full-service printer located in Theale, near Reading, has taken a significant step into the flatbed printing market with the installation of a Yotta Fr2513-R5 printer and Sinajet DK2513 cutter. Both machines were supplied by SOS (Service Offset Supplies).

Eager to always provide its customers with top-notch quality solutions that will keep them ahead of the competition, Magenta-Vision is delighted to announce that the company is expanding its portfolio of high speed, high quality TECKWIN printers. Two flatbed printers and one roll-to-roll with expanded colour gamut now complete the range.

Innovative and forward-thinking company Digipress has revolutionized its business after an investment in an expanded technology P5 350 hybrid platform from Durst, manufacturer of innovative digital printing systems and software solutions. The all-in-one hybrid solution for flexible roll and board printing has been a godsend, according to partner Steve Jackson who says they are now ‘making money while they sleep’ thanks to unattended overnight printing.

Devon-based Creative Solutions has made significant investment in printing and finishing equipment from CMYUK.

The swissQprint Impala 3 has been installed at the company’s Alton production facility – which has recently been extended by over 30,000 square feet – as part of a project to meet rising customer demand and to open doors to new markets.

With 167 staff across three integrated production sites in the UK and an annual turnover of £20m, imageData is one of the country's leading providers of print services for a wide range of market sectors. Whether it is point of sale, direct marketing, printed building wraps, marketing collateral or any print requirements, imageData works closely with its clients, which include many well-known blue chip brands, to develop bespoke automated solutions to exceed customer expectations. Helping to drive the business forward in 2021 is their latest investment, the Onset X3 HS Dual Flex from Fujifilm.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, unveils Innovation Days (2-4 June 2021), a collaborative virtual event, bringing together Mimaki’s regional offices to encourage and nurture innovation in the printing sector. The programme of events, led by experts from Mimaki Japan, USA and Europe, will focus on addressing the needs of customers and prospects in their local markets, as well as demands across sectors (sign graphics, industrial, textile and 3D) to overcome today’s challenges and drive success within the industry. Attendees will also have the opportunity to further explore the newest additions to Mimaki’s product portfolio, the JFX550, JFX600 and SUJV-160, through live demonstrations following the launch of these solutions at virtual.drupa.

Following the success of Fujifilm and Inca Digital's Onset X HS range, the ultra-high productivity large format series now comes with automated technology to assist with long run production. It also slashes job changeover times and reduces the need for manual intervention between runs.

Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of large-format inkjet printers, printer/cutters, and other advanced digital devices, has introduced V-BOND Ink for use with new VersaUV® LEF2 series flatbed UV printers. In addition to imaging beautifully, delivering exceptional color results, and adhering well to a vast array of substrates, the new low-VOC, Nickel-free ink is compliant with both the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) and California Proposition 65. Meeting these important safety standards creates new, potentially lucrative opportunities for LEF2 users, including entry into the toy personalization and customization market.

Italian print business grows its visual communication department, investing in Fujifilm's Acuity LED 1600R, Acuity LED 3200R and Acuity Select.

The recent investment in a new EFI™ VUTEk® h5 UV LED hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. will help Montreal-based Media Graph expand its client base, “opening up the possibility to offer clients a whole new range of products and solutions in retail, hospitality, and office space,” according to Media Graph President David Sellam.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is pleased to announce the installation of the wide format flatbed press at Ahearn Signs, a Belleville, Michigan printer focused primarily on signage for car washes, convenience stores, and gas stations. This second Acuity press installation now provides a wider variety of printed signage that has increased business with existing customers in addition to adding new customers because of enhanced capabilities.

UK retail and shopper marketing agency upgrades from Onset X1 to the automated Onset X1 HS solution to further increase already impressive production speeds.

Mimaki has announced the release of two new LED-UV large-format flatbed inkjet printers, the JFX600-2513 and the JFX550-2513. Available after summer 2021, the new models are engineered for high speeds and high productivity, and offer print service providers a broader range of applications thanks to a wider range of ink types and increased media flexibility.

Belgium based Agfa-Gevaert Group has invested in new UK premises to house both its Radiology Solutions Service Centre and a new Inkjet Solutions showroom. The site is scheduled to open in March 2021.

Upper Marlboro, Md.-based printing business Linemark is expanding its display graphics offerings, delivering greater substrate selection and product choices to its customers using an EFI™ Pro 30f UV LED flatbed printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. With its high-quality output, opaque white ink and versatile “cool cure” UV LED curing technology, the new flatbed printer gives the Washington, D.C.-metro area print business the ability to produce new applications, reduce cycle time and replace revenue losses created by the pandemic.

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