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At this year’s Sign and Digital UK, Roland DG showed up in force with a stunning range of print technologies for every kind of print professional. But that’s not all we brought – in partnership with Renault Sport Formula One™ Team, we were also able to offer guests the opportunity to win a selection of F1 experiences.

Large-format print specialist N3 Display Graphics has produced an incredibly high-impact wall graphic using ReTac Textures Linen media from Drytac.

Leading Dutch commercial print service providerMagnet Communication Center has chosen to extend its service delivery and speed up production with The Netherlands’ first Ricoh Pro T7210 UV flatbed printer.

Graphic display specialist Leach has purchased a new Durst Rhotex 325 printer that has doubled the capacity of the Huddersfield factory.

Ten years after the successful product launch Tecco showcases how to create individual high-quality photo books at Photokina (Cologne, September 26-29, Hall 3.1, Booth D34). In addition, Tecco presents new state-of-the art Baryta and FineArt papers from its photo line for the first time worldwide.

And if innovation is its DNA from its establishment, Weerg - new platform that offers online CNC manufacturing and 3D printing - confirms the trend of exponential growth by announcing the imminent relocation to a new facility that triples the area dedicated to production.

Ebro Color, a specialist in short-run cardboard packaging, chooses Fujifilm's Jet Press 720S as its first ever digital press investment.

Taopix, the world’s number one provider of photo commerce software has announced 3 major strategic initiatives that bring to bear the most significant innovations in the sector since its birth. Photobook AI, integrated global fulfilment and a full Professional Services portfolio put Taopix at the forefront of the photo personalisation space. Helping customers succeed has been at the heart of the recent announcements.

For Jerri Matthews, Brian Matthews, and Jeremy Hinson, opening their family-run Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Victorville, CA was a natural fit. Jeremy explains, "We chose to own a Minuteman Press franchise because our skillsets fit right in line with the business. My background in graphic design and being in the sign and graphics industry for many years gives me the ability to create designs and products. My mom Jerri has a strong accounting background, which really helps us on the financial side of the business. My stepdad Brian loves to meet new people and has a natural, easy approach that helps us with direct marketing and networking with other local business owners."

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced the commercial launch of the AccurioWide 160 and AccurioWide 200 wide format printers, both of which employ a hybrid technology platform that can print on most types of roll-to-roll, flexible roll and rigid media. The AccurioWide printers are positioned for commercial printers, franchise printers and sign shops that want to take their wide format production to the next level for efficiency and cost savings.

Leading manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink has released its latest UV-curable ink optimised for the Mimaki® JFX Series printers.

Esko and Scodix, announce a collaboration to include Scodix packaging enhancement applications within the Esko Studio suite including, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Embossed Foil™, Scodix Sense™ for UV embossing and Scodix Spot™ for varnish applications. Scodix presses bring unrivalled and unique digital enhancements to printed materials for both commercial print and folding carton in a post-print process including multiple premium quality applications on one platform. Both the Scodix Ultra2 series and the Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press offer unmatched, high-quality capabilities, which enhance printed materials by layering polymers digitally onto printed products. These effects add value and help packaging stand out on the shelf in a highly competitive consumer market.

The Taylor Bloxham Group is celebrating being the first print company in the world to receive certification for print colour quality at professional level from a UKAS accredited certification body.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced that The Label Makers in the UK has successfully completed beta testing of its new digital, high speed, eight-colour Tau 330 RSC Label Press. The pioneering company from Bradford, Yorkshire, chose the machine to keep it ahead of the curve and is now expanding into new and developing markets.

Virtual Systems, a provider of cloud-based print MIS software, announced that White Wolf Branding Solutions has successfully completed implementing Midnight software and is gaining momentum with several aspects of the system.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) continues to strengthen its agenda for SPIRE 2019 (San Diego, February 24–26) with the addition of featured speaker John P. (Jack) Stack, President and CEO, SRC Holdings Corporation.

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