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altHybrid will be showing the cream of Mimaki’s sign and graphics range at Sign & Digital UK 2008, including the introduction of three new products. The Mimaki JV33 solvent printer with bright white ink, Mimaki JV5-320 grand format solvent printer and the Mimaki CF3 flatbed cutting and routing table will all be on display at the show.

Color-Dec Italy

Color-Dec Italy will be attending Sign & Digital UK 2008, bringing to the show the famous ‘domes system’. The system uses PU resins to give a shining 3D effect to standard labels. Meanwhile the patented ‘ecodomes’ system, allows for the production of several effects on emblems, such as a chrome effect, using only plastic foils.

Hexis

Hexis has expanded the range of HexPress vinyl, and will demonstrate its main feature ‘ease of application’, live on the stand, throughout the show. New for the 2008 show is the HX10000 Cast film; the first range of 50 micron coloured cast vinyl, available with HexPress technology. In addition, simplifying the creation of projector transparencies and screen positives is POP190CG, a 190 micron clear polyester film suitable for printing with solvent inkjets. Hexis will also be launching a new ‘Ready 2 Print’ banner material, complete with patented grommeted system that allows finished and pre-grommeted material to be printed.

Another new innovation from Hexis Digital, that visitors to the show will be able to see, is the Ferrari Stamoid Decolit 252. This revolutionary banner stand media is suitable for solvent inkjet printing, and features a bright white printing surface, and black back, for total opaqueness and therefore a brighter, more vibrant image. This new product is perfect for roll-up or static banner stands, as no lamination is required, and is 100% recyclable through the Texyloop system. Visit the stand at Sign & Digital UK 2008 to take advantage of a special offer exclusive to the show: 1 roll of Decolit 252 (900mm x 25m), plus a box of six Hextra85 banner stands delivered for only £200 plus VAT.

Techno Inc

Techno Inc, a leading U.S based CNC Router manufacturer will be exhibiting at Sign & Digital UK 2008. Of particular interest will be the new ‘Techno Vision’ digital image verification system. The system makes cutting digital prints easy by using a digital camera to automatically locate reference markers on a print file, verify the image and adjust it for linear or rotational distortion. The ‘Techno Vision’ software, in operation with Techno Inc.’s GCODE CNC Interface, then transfers this information to the CNC Router, allowing for effortless routing of digital prints.

Drytac

Drytac, one of the worlds most highly regarded manufacturers of products for graphics finishing and display will be introducing the Inglet Cutter at the show. The new range of vertical cutters, available in four sizes exclusively from Drytac, are capable of cutting vertically any substrate up to 22mm thick including MDF, acrylic, rigid pvcs, foamboard and many others.

Emach

First time exhibitors include Emach (C51), who will be promoting a range of products including engravers, CNC Machines, routers and lasers, as well as their UK team of technical service engineers who can support their range of machines and software. Emach will be offering visitors the chance to win £1,000 worth of hand and power tools, simply by visiting their stand.

Gravograph

Gravograph, stand H60, a leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for engraving & marking will be launching the brand new XL range of CO2 lasers and demonstrating a range of new engraving machines together with 3D software. In addition, they will also be offering solutions for retail, commercial, institutional and industrial applications, from personalisation to architectural signage and industrial part marking.

Eurobond Adhesives

Eurobond Adhesives (L5), suppliers of a wide range of high and medium technology adhesive products will be introducing Penloc 1-1R Non-Odour structural adhesive. Penloc 1-1R is designed for small workshops, confined spaces and businesses with poor ventilation. The range of adhesives can be used to bond most metals, plastics, Dibond, composites, GRP, glass and wood in any combination. Cure times are typically around five minutes with a full cure in just one hour.

Innova Solutions

Innova Solutions (L31), specialists in self-adhesive tapes, adhesives and photoluminescent products, will be launching the latest additions to their already extensive range. NovaGlass, uses state-of-the-art nano-molecular, sol-gel technology that maintains glass in liquid form. When applied to a sign or nameplate, it builds an incredibly thin, invisible layer of glass that repels dirt, grime and creates an anti-graffiti coating.

In addition, Innova Solutions will also be introducing NovaLite, a revolutionary, single-part, and invisable adhesive that bonds clear acrylics and glass to virtually any service in seconds and NovaSol, a range of clear, two-part structural adhesives for plastic lamination and edge bonding, available in interior and exterior versions.

Plex Display

Plex Display (F30), the UK's leading manufacturer of high quality, affordable modular display, presentation and exhibition systems will be returning to Sign & Digital UK to exhibit their new range of display solutions.

Alpha – Roller Banner Stand, an innovative new 80cm wide single sided roller banner stand with a sleek minimalist styling, includes magnetically attached black chrome end trims. Featuring a unique storage system for the bungeed pole set and a mechanical top hanger that is supplied pre-tensioned. The Alpha offers the facility to change graphics and has a visual area of 2.1m x 80cm. In addition, Plex Display will also be introducing their new Fusion – Modular graphic Display System, Vision – Outdoor Display Stand, and Cobra – Static Banner Stand.

Target Transfers

Target Transfers, a one-stop-shop for all heat applied graphics, equipment and supplies, will be launching their Solutions range at Sign & Digital UK. New and exclusive to Target Transfers, the Subli-Block and Metallic Products will be seen for the very first time at the show. Solutions Metallic gives designs a truly eye-catching and unique finish. Available to purchase on the roll, they are ideal for use on a Versacamm or similar printer. In addition, they will be displaying and demonstrating their extensive range of cutters and presses, as well as their Originals range and Custom Transfer Printing Processes.