Once thought to be a venue for cash-strapped start-ups and starving artists, “pop-up shops” are becoming an accepted retail phenomenon. Pop-ups are an effective means of generating buzz, building brand awareness, testing new products and driving excitement and sales for established retailers and entrepreneurs alike. There is an enormous opportunity for print in this new retail scene!

As one of the most highly-anticipated events Signs Express Ltd has held in its 30-year history, the 2019 Convention at the Home of England Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, was hailed as a huge success.
Kicking off the conference was a memorable speech from Managing Director, Jonathan Bean, highlighting the achievements of the Signs Express network and Franchise Support Centre team, all contributing to the overall network performance growth in 2018.

Nottingham-based specialist wide format print distributor ArtSystems has announced it will focus on the latest innovations in retail signage during Sign & Digital UK 2019.

Kernow Coatings, the global leader in the development of digitally printable synthetic substrates, announced today the launch of KernowPrint Lucid clear polyester synthetic sheets – a new material built using the company’s proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology for HP Indigo. KernowPrint Lucid for HP Indigo expands the range of materials offered by Kernow and provides users with an ultra-clear printable film for commercial printing special effects, industrial nameplates, and button panel applications.

It has been said that if you pay attention to boredom, it gets unbelievably interesting. Such is the case for Singaporean designer, Darius Ou, whose design project, Autotypography, sprang to life after he found himself bored at design school. Ou began illustrating a poster a day, creating a visual autobiography of his daily life. The project went viral when he posted the images to his website. Ou's work breaks the rules of “good design” by stretching, deconstructing and experimenting with typography.

Pureprint are installing a new HP Indigo 12000 digital press and upgrading an existing HP Indigo 10000 digital press making us the first printer in the UK with three HP Indigo B2 HD digital presses.

IMAK, global developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for the graphics industry, announces the worldwide launch of ResinJet™ Series replacement inks, the industry’s first high-quality, compatible alternative for use in Hewlett-Packard latex printers.

HP has unveiled its framework, The Personalization Pinwheel, to help brand owners tap into the growing personalization market. Informed by insights from more than 45 million online conversations across the globe, the framework hones in on what motivates consumers to personalize – from photo books to magazine covers to consumer packaged goods - and how brands can capitalize on those motivations.

HP’s history includes more than six decades of innovation. HP is committed to a culture of continuous reinvention, turning amazing ideas into great products. 2018 built from that legacy with the introduction of several unique, state-of-the-art products for the large format print industry.

UK-based leader in direct marketing solutions, Howard Hunt, has brought the HP PageWide Web Press T240 HD into its rapidly expanding business to help the company further diversify its service portfolio and meet the ever-increasing demand from customers.

HP’s Global Creative Brand Ambassador for the new HP Zbook, artist Orlando Arocena, embodies the ideal of reinvention. A first-generation Mexican-Cuban American born and raised in the Bronx, he attended Pratt Institute, the first in his family to graduate from college.

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