12 Jul 2020

Spandex offers a free Epson 9700 for each Epson GS6000 purchased during Sign & Digital UK

Epson Gs6000 Productshot Spandex

Spandex, the one-stop supplier to the digital printing and signmaking industries will be offering visitors to the stand a free Epson Stylus Pro 9700 aqueous printer with every Epson GS6000 wide format printer acquired at the show.

The Epson Stylus Pro 9700 is a 44" aqueous printer capable of printing high resolution images at 2880 dpi making it ideal for fine art reproduction and selected short-term outdoor signage.

Epson's new high-resolution, large format, solvent printer GS6000 (64") featuring an 8-colour solvent ink set will be on display during the show.

“Spandex will be indulging visitors with a range of fantastic promotions and application ideas that will increase profit opportunities for sign makers”, says Leon Watson, Hardware Director at Spandex.

Additionally, anyone pre-registering to visit the Spandex stand via www.spandex.co.uk will be entitled to pick up a free ‘Vehicle Outline’ DVD worth £100 when visiting the stand. Visitors will also enter a prize draw to win a Mutoh Valuejet printer worth £11,000.

Calling all SignMakers – Signmaking panel swap competition at Sign & Digital UK

S D Awards And Networking Logo

The popular Sign & Digital UK sign making competition (Panel Swap) is returning to this years’ show and there’s a Graphtec CE5000-60 vinyl cutter worth £1400 up for grabs kindly donated by Graphtec.

A panel swap is when sign makers get together make a panel (sign) and then swap it with other sign makers. The idea at Sign & Digital UK is that you make a panel and bring it to the show and at the end of the event the judging panel will decide the winner. All the signs will be displayed at the show throughout the three days near the Signmakers Workshop area.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply design a 450mm x 450mm sign based on the saying “the customer’s always right” and bring it to the exhibition. Our panel of judges will then announce the lucky winner on the last day of the show at The Signmakers Workshop.

For more information, visit www.signanddigitaluk.com

Xaar drives the future of inkjet at FESPA Digital

Xaar Head

Xaar, the world's leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, invites visitors to its stand at FESPA Digital (Hall A4/Stand E10, 24-27 May, Hamburg) to help shape the future of profitable inkjet printing.

Xaar is synonymous with robust and reliable inkjet printheads and has delivered leading technologies such as TF Technology, XaarDOT and a highly efficient actuator design, which have transformed digital inkjet wide-format printing performance.

"The wide-format sector is a significant part of our business and we are investing heavily to drive further innovative developments to meet the needs of the next generation of printers," says Mark Alexander, Director of Marketing, Xaar plc. "This is why we are inviting visitors to FESPA to get involved and to help shape the next revolution of inkjet by participating in our Voice of Customer (VoC) programme."

Visitors are also invited to learn about the development of inkjet in "Xaar, the Va Va Voom of Inkjet" in the Showcase Theatre every day (for full details visit www.xaar.com/fespadigital2011.aspx). As the driving force of inkjet, Xaar takes a look under the bonnet and finds intriguing parallels between the evolution of inkjet and the development of the car. "This is a great way of looking at the important inkjet milestones over the past 10 years and understanding just how far the technology has come," says Mark.

Xaar printheads in action

The impact of Xaar inkjet technology on the wide-format digital print market can be seen throughout the show. Visitors to the Xaar stand can find out about its range of binary and greyscale printheads for a variety of wide-format and other industrial inkjet applications, including the latest wide-swathe Xaar Proton and the variable-drop Xaar 1001 with TF Technology.

Xaar Proton printers at FESPA Digital include the Neolt Aster-JET (Hall A3/ Stand A50), a scalable and affordable platform designed to deliver quality results with low ink consumption and low maintenance requirements. Companies demonstrating the power and quality of the Xaar 1001 include the single-pass Stork Prints DSI UV five-colour inkjet, single-pass digital label printer (Hall A1/ Stand B31);  the versatile Neolt X-JET printing quality display graphics on both roll and rigid media; and the GRAPO Gemini and Shark printers (Hall A1/ Stand D10). These GRAPO UV printers (with 10 and 8 Xaar 1001 printheads respectively) are designed for high resolution printing at industrial speeds to deliver single-pass printing with greyscale quality.

The success of the latest Xaar Proton printhead, which was developed in response to customer feedback, is growing within wide-format digital printers and is a highlight at FESPA Digital. This wide-swathe 54mm binary printhead is designed for high-volume indoor and outdoor graphics and is available in 35 and 60 picolitre versions. Featuring Xaar's latest "chevron" piezo actuator combined with the innovative nozzle processing methods from the revolutionary Xaar 1001, the Xaar Proton delivers excellent and consistent print performance. The design and flexibility of the Xaar Proton, and its compatibility with a wide range of solvent, oil and UV inks, enables Xaar's partners to bring quickly to market competitive printers that combine the highest levels of quality and speed with maximum cost-effectiveness and low cost of ownership.

"Xaar technology, and particularly the latest Xaar 1001 and Xaar Proton printheads, lie at the heart of the industry's most innovative printers," says Mark. "We will continue to stay at the forefront of printhead development and one of the ways that we do this is by listening to what the industry needs. So come along to our stand at FESPA Digital and get involved in shaping the future of inkjet."

Visit the Xaar stand for a free map of where to find Xaar technology in action, participate in the VoC programme and pick up a free copy of 'Industrial Inkjet for Dummies'.

Xaar will be demonstrating their products and services on Stand E10 in Hall A4 at FESPA Digital


EPSON to showcase pioneering range of digital imaging products at FESPA 2011

Epson Stylus Pro Gs6000

Epson, renowned for developing exceptional digital imaging solutions for the signage, proofing and fine art industries, will showcase its latest range of large format printers and specialist media at FESPA Digital 2011.

On stand, Epson will demonstrate the 64-inch Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer featuring UltraChrome GS ink.  The product will be used to show a number of different indoor and outdoor applications, including interior decoration. There will also be demos of the award winning Epson Stylus Pro 9700 and 11880 large format inkjet printers.

GMG at FESPA 2011 with solutions for digital and large-format printing

Gmg Colorserver

GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end colour management software solutions, will be represented at the exhibition booths of its technology partners HP (Hall A4, C40/41) and Mimaki (Hall A4, D20/E20) at this year’s FESPA Digital in Hamburg.

The latest colour management solutions from GMG enable companies operating in the digital and large-format printing sectors to easily and efficiently meet the growing quality demands of their customers as regards colour accuracy. A further challenge is to achieve identical colour results on multiple digital output devices, or in mixed production environments, where offset and digital or large-format printing are usually encountered together. The printed end products should ideally look the same, regardless of which of the different printing processes is used.

At the HP booth, GMG will present the comprehensive functions of the GMG SmartProfiler software solution, which can be used to create individual colour profiles and printer calibrations for digital and large-format printing systems. In combination with GMG ColorServer for fully automatic colour space conversion, a software package is available that is specifically adapted to the requirements of HP Scitex printers, for example. Thanks to perfect handling of all necessary colour conversions, GMG ColorServer guarantees maximum colour accuracy, repeatability, and consistent colour results on this printing system.

At the Mimaki booth, visitors can expect to see high-end packaging applications using the manufacturer’s latest printer families. Among other things, the functions of the GMG colour management solution are used here in the production of absolutely colour-accurate packaging prototypes/mock-ups and print samples in the packaging industry.

HP to demonstrate how sign and display printers can broaden their business base at FESPA 2011

Hp Scitex Fb7500 Fespa

HP today announced that it will be showing a wider than ever range of digital solutions for print service providers (PSPs) to expand their services at FESPA Digital 2011, 24 – 27 May 2011, at Hamburg Messe and Conference Centre, Germany.

Sign and display PSPs will have the opportunity to see HP's industry-leading line of wide and super-wide format printing solutions comprising roll-to-roll, hybrid and flatbed printers for low- or high-volume printing, as well as UV-curable, aqueous or HP Latex Inks and an extensive media selection. These combine to give PSPs the means to extend their service offering and increase revenues. Showcasing key elements from the industry’s broadest portfolio on its stand, Hall A4, Stand C40/C41, HP Scitex and HP Designjet printers will demonstrate the benefits of production that make them attractive replacements for solvent inks as well as meeting the requirements of international brand managers, agencies and print buyers.

HP’s solutions line-up will include an expanded range of HP Latex technologies which build upon the performance benefits delivered by the popular HP Scitex LX800 Printer, as well as the highly-productive HP Scitex FB7500 and HP Scitex TJ8600 Printers; the versatile HP Scitex FB700 Printer, and the established HP Scitex 5m UV Printer. Also part of the HP showcase, will be the HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer and the full portfolio of aftermarket solutions that support HP customers in their growth. In addition, visitors will have the chance to see live Print Care demonstrations, HP MediaFinder, Mediawide and many other HP solutions to help wide format PSPs.

For the first time at FESPA Digital, an HP Indigo press, an HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press, will be on show. Normally associated with high-quality commercial work, the press will also be printing applications reflecting a synergy with the agencies and brands that are sign and display PSPs customers.

“The migration of conventional jobs to digital is happening across all sectors of the graphic arts and the ability to use digital data across the application range is blurring the boundaries,” said Ronen Zioni, marketing director, Graphic Solutions Business, EMEA, HP. “FESPA Digital presents a outstanding opportunity for screen and display PSPs and their customers to see what is possible today and get a glimpse of what may be possible in the near future. HP is proud to continue its corporate sponsorship of FESPA Digital in recognition of its contribution to the European wide format community.”

Engines of Growth

Products printed on flexible and rigid materials by HP Scitex and Designjet printers will be presented in a simulated environment in the ”Board Café,” a coffee shop/retail outlet, where a wide variety of digitally printed displays and furnishings will be featured. This environment will demonstrate the range of applications that PSPs can produce to become one-stop shops offering indoor and outdoor applications. It also illustrates the “More and Wider” theme that fosters the expansion of services made possible with HP solutions.

During the show, visitors will be able to discover how to take advantage of the power of these technologies and leverage the benefits for their own business growth. Expert staff will be available to demonstrate how HP technologies and solutions can help achieve profitable growth by fulfilling the current and future application demands of customers. HP is also running a Vespa contest where contesters can win a latex printed wrapped Vespa scooter.

HP will be demonstrating their products and services on Stand C40 in Hall A4 at FESPA Digital