Screen has announced details for its Widescreen 2011 event due to be held in Milton Keynes between 11th and 13th October 2011. The event is designed to be of interest to a wide variety of end users - from commercial printers to specialist wide-format producers - and will offer visitors the chance to see suppliers from different points in the print cycle.
According to the organisers, Widescreen 2011 will bring together some of the major players in the wide-format world. As well as the latest Truepress Jet wide-format printers from Screen, Widescreen 2011 will show a wide range of equipment and ancillaries demonstrating the powerful capabilities of high-value applications. From design through to the finished product, visitors will see how to cost, manage and produce a wide range of creative 2D and 3D products and displays.
Highlights of this year's event include production of wallpaper and window film, lenticular morphs and animations and 'one click' see-through graphic production on the Truepress Jet2500UV. Visitors will also be able to see Screen's new wide-format solution for commercial printers - the Roland VersUV LEJ-640 - demonstrating a range of rigid and roll-to-roll applications on a variety of substrates including Dibond and Foamex board.
BioMedia will be showing a full range of environmentally friendly, biodegradable and recyclable substrates for the large format sector, while finishing experts Solent Sewing & Welding will put a slightly different spin on substrates, putting the Miller Weldmaster T300 Extreme through its paces producing vinyl banners.
Dufaylite will also show the flexibility of the eco Ultra Board range of lightweight paper honeycomb boards to print and fabricate POS, Signage, and creative 3D Displays and a wide range of 3D used for various applications in the print and display market.
Specialist ‘value-added’ techniques will be displayed by Lintec Graphic Films and also ContraVision, with impressive one way see-through window advertisements, signs, or decorative designs on transparent plastic films and rigid sheets; and DP Lenticular making images and sales messages come to life with its lenticular posters and displays produced on digital printers.
The use of existing structures and panels for messaging, advertising and marketing is an exciting step forward that has been made possible by developments in the print sector, which will feature at Widescreen 2011. For instance, Lintec has a range of innovative self-adhesive films that transform glass into a vibrant canvas, while Neschen ERFURT and Easy Dot PVC-free digital wall coverings are available in a variety of textures which allow the printing of photorealistic images, adverts or slogans using an inkjet printer.
To bring further productivity, TimeHarvest will show its cutting edge MIS solution built for digital which allows users to seamlessly share information across multiple platforms such as those found in the display graphics sector. It works equally well by area as well as by sheet.