04 Apr 2020

Spandex end-to-end solutions and innovative new business applications to take centre stage at Viscom Germany


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Spandex, the one-stop supplier of complete offerings to the digital printing and signmaking industries will be demonstrating its range of innovative end-to-end solutions to Viscom Germany visitors. The event will see Spandex exhibit key products from its hard-and software, everyday digital, signage and speciality materials, sign & display systems and specialist accessories ranges.

Taking centre stage on Spandex’s stand will be three distinctive Zones, each designed to help visitors learn more about increasing their service offering and new application possibilities.

Comments Michael Kist, Business Manager H. Brunner GmbH, Germany (Spandex worldwide): “Viscom Germany provides the perfect platform to showcase our end-to-end offering, reinforcing our position as a provider of multi-brand solutions that increase the capabilities and enhance the service offering of digital print and sign making businesses. Discussions with customers will take centre stage at the event, with visitors being able to benefit from clear and hands-on advice on how to exploit new revenue-making opportunities and high value, high profit applications.”

Leading Suppliers Zone

As one of Europe's leading suppliers of the biggest brand-name range in the industry, the key objective is to demonstrate how Spandex adds value to signmaking and digital printing businesses by offering a total solutions package from a number of leading suppliers to the industry. Within this Zone, leading brands such as Avery, 3M, Orafol, Mactac and ImagePerfect™, Spandex’s own range of digital and signage materials, will have their own display with the latest additions to their portfolio. Visitors will also have the opportunity to try out some interactive, value-focussed sales tools.

Textile & Soft Signage Application Zone

The trend towards textile substrates for a range of sign and graphics applications is in evidence throughout this Zone. Themed around the growing opportunities within the textile and soft signage market, it will show visitors how to make the most of their existing equipment by offering new soft signage applications and complete, stylish solutions to their own customers.

On display will be Epson's new high-resolution, large format printer GS6000 (64") featuring an 8-colour solvent ink set, printing on ImagePerfect 2314 textile material.

Spandex will show different ways of mounting prints, providing visitors with ideas on how to deliver complete solutions and a broader scope of products for customers to increase profitability. For example, textile prints will be displayed with user-friendly mounting frame systems from Kunstdünger and Labate. The systems on display will include the robust and durable Monsterframe suitable for large building advertising and promotional displays; the Angelframe, a frameless structure that holds banners and materials; Pixfix invisible wall mounting system; Lumo, a flat light panel with high quality LEDs; the versatile mounting system Clamper as well as a mounting frame from Labate.

Low Investment – High Profit Application Zone

Specifically designed to equip customers with tools to help them identify new business applications to develop their range of services, this Zone will feature new and different profit-making applications that can reap substantial returns with minimum capital outlay.

Within this Zone, visitors to the Spandex stand will be able to experience Mimaki’s UJF3042 desktop-size UV LED inkjet printer. At the show, the printer will be personalising a number of short-run gadgets such as pens to demonstrate its versatility and efficiency.

Also on display in this Zone will be a Gerber Edge printer with Envision plotter. Spandex will be demonstrating a vast array of revenue-making non-inkjet applications printed with the Gerber Edge including silver, photo-luminescent, barcodes, whites on colour and many more. Its diversity allows users to print directly onto a range of speciality materials, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor marking and signage. A heat press in this Zone will be used to print on T-shirts and textiles with a wide variety of TransFlex and TransFlock materials.

Designed to provide visitors with new ideas on how to enhance their service offering, an eye-catching material gallery will demonstrate a range of innovative material applications from different manufacturers.

Visitors to the Spandex stand will also be able to get advice from a specialist team on accessories, banner processing, T-Shirt printing and invaluable tips and tricks on everything to do with advertising systems, digital print and signage applications.


Screen's Widescreen 2010 Premiere - 30th November to 2nd December

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Screen has announced the Widescreen 2010 Premiere, an event that brings together the stars of the wide format world in its headquarters in Milton Keynes on 30 November to 2 December 2010. As well as the latest wide format printers from Screen, the Widescreen 2010 Premiere will star equipment from EskoArtwork and ancillaries from the world of specialist high-quality graphics such as lenticular and 3D.
The wide format industry's experts have gathered together to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of high-value applications. From design through to the finished product, visitors will be shown how to cost, manage and produce creative 2D and 3D products and displays using the latest Madico film and Dufaylite materials.
The focus is on profiting from productivity and innovative value-added special effects for original and powerful products are brought to life by these technologically advanced machines, systems and substrates.
The event is free and open, but places are limited and early registration is recommended. Visitors will see Screen's hybrid Truepress Jet2500UV versatile high-speed, high quality wide format digital inkjet printing system in action, with its new 5 and 7 layer printing. Alongside there is the Truepress Jet1600UV-F, Screen's exceptionally precise, wide format digital inkjet system which is particularly well suited to lenticular printing, and now features a roll printing option.
Available at the Widescreen 2010 Premiere will be the new Kongsberg XP24 cutting table from EskoArtwork, which can cut at an incredible 100m per minute. A true production dieless finishing machine for POS, it is the first to be designed to operate in a hands-free, non-stop environment for work that needs a fast and highly-reliable solution for profitable short-run production. It can be seen in action producing complex designs. EskoArtwork will also have a full suite of workflow tools designed to streamline production.
To bring further productivity Time Harvest 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.
There is an innovative range of exciting materials on show at the Widescreen 2010 Premiere. ContraVision shows how to produce impressive one-way, see-through window advertisements, signs or decorative designs on transparent plastic films and rigid sheets. In a world first, these see-through graphics will be produced on the Truepress Jet2500UV as a roll machine, utilizing the new five-layer single pass printing, which is a real breakthrough for this type of production.
DP Lenticular demonstrates the spectacular way that lenticular posters and displays produced on digital printers make images and messages come to life. Dufaylite shows the flexibility of the eco Ultra board range of lightweight paper honeycomb boards to print and fabricate POS, signage, creative 3D displays and a wide range of 3D used for various applications in the print and display market. Finally, Madico Graphic Films displays the stunning effects that can be achieved with a wide range of one-way, view-control and high-impact window graphic films.
'Ask Sophie': Each day display industry guru and technology consultant Sophie Matthews-Paul will explain how you can diversify and produce high-quality, value-added products from the Screen UV printers. She is also on hand during the day for one-to-one discussions on specific applications and trends. www.mrs-inkjet.com.
The Widescreen 2010 Premiere takes place on Tuesday 30 November, Wednesday 1 December and Thursday 2 December. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

HP Indigo 7500, Scitex LX800 awarded 'Must See 'Ems' status at Executive Outlook Conference

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HP's most advanced sheetfed digital press and the industry's largest printing device designed for Latex Ink Technologies received top honours in the 2010 "Must See 'Ems" awards programme on Oct. 2.

The Must See 'Ems awards, presented for the HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press and the HP Scitex LX800 Printer, came during the annual Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) Executive Outlook conference preceding the Graph Expo tradeshow.

"If you want to see some of the best that this industry has to offer, you can start by reviewing the products recognised in this programme, so we are excited that, for the fourth consecutive year, new HP technologies have earned Must See 'Ems awards," said Jan Riecher, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business - Americas, HP. "Innovative technologies like the HP Indigo 7500 and the HP Scitex LX800 provide a true competitive advantage that graphic arts professionals are using to ignite their growth."

Three additional HP solutions - the HP Scitex FB700 Printer and the HP Designjet L25500 and Z5200 printers - all received the Must See 'Ems programme's "Worth-A-Look" award. Plus, HP's campaign to reach the creative audience at the 2010 Cannes International Advertising Festival received an award of distinction in the first-ever "Positively Print" awards - a new print advocacy programme from GASC. Positively Print, which was created and administered by PrintCom Consulting Group President Bill Lamparter, honours graphic arts industry companies for their efforts to promote the power of print in the media mix.

A digital press for mid-size offset work and high-value variable data print

The HP Indigo 7500 elevates the quality, reliability and productivity of sheetfed digital printing. Print service providers (PSPs) use the HP Indigo 7500 to offer customers efficient, offset-quality printing on jobs normally produced on mid-size sheetfed offset presses, as well as high-value variable-data jobs requiring digital print capabilities.

The press includes the new Vision System, an integrated module that scans press output at full press speed, which allows for the automation of numerous press calibration and service tasks that operators typically must perform, reducing down time and improving print quality.

The new high-quality, productive alternative to large format solvent printing

The126-inch HP Scitex LX800 Printer sets a new image-quality standard for the industrial large format market. It is the largest, most productive HP Latex Ink device to date, operating at speeds up to 947 sq.ft./hr. for outdoor billboards and up to 484 sq.ft./hr. for indoor applications.The printer also features roll-to-free fall, roll-to-collector and dual-roll capabilities.

The HP Latex Inks used with the LX800 printer offer more consistent image quality than solvent-ink printers while delivering comparable performance in terms of productivity, size, durability and media choices. By supporting a broader range of applications, latex-based printers offer PSPs more versatility and also help reduce the environmental impact of printing.

Continuous innovation across HP's graphic arts portfolio

The three HP large format printers earning "Worth-A-Look" honours in the Must See 'Ems awards programme offer productivity, efficiency and high quality for a broad array of signage and graphics applications.

  • The HP Scitex FB700 Printer, with new media handling features and a White Ink Upgrade Kit, is a UV-curable flatbed solution that helps PSPs produce high-quality prints for durable outdoor and indoor applications on virtually any rigid or flexible media.
  • The HP Designjet L25500 Printer uses HP Latex Inks and delivers easy, low-maintenance printing for a broad range of high-quality outdoor and indoor applications.
  • The HP Designjet Z5200 PostScript® Printer is a simple, affordable water-based ink device designed to help production printing firms bring large format printing opportunities in-house. The 44-inch printer includes new HP Instant Printing Pro software that offers fast, easy file preparation and automates production tasks.

The Must See 'Ems awards programme identifies the most compelling technologies and products at the Graph Expo and PRINT tradeshows in Chicago. All of the HP technologies honoured in the 2010 Must See 'Ems program were part of HP's Graph Expo exhibit earlier this month.

Print: a custom medium available in nearly any format at Cannes

The HP Cannes International Advertising Festival campaign honoured in the Positively Print awards programme used HP solutions to demonstrate the many ways print can raise awareness, spur consumers to action and differentiate brands.

During the June 2010 festival, HP joined with advertising industry creative luminaries to discuss how digital print brings content from the virtual world to life in the physical world. HP created two unique publications for the campaign, plus the company assembled a special lounge at Cannes featuring HP-developed elements from pillows and wallpaper to tabletops and custom drink cans - all produced using HP Scitex large-format printers and HP Indigo digital presses.

Self-adhesive materials, manufacturing and markets: AWA industry conference provides a timely update

The self-adhesive label, tape, medical/hygiene and graphics industries are characterised by an extremely complex value chain.  They are currently challenged by raw material price inflation, a highly-competitive business environment, and sustainability issues.  The 2010 Self-adhesive Technology & Market Conference, organised by AWA Conferences & Events, represents an opportunity for industry participants at all levels – production, R & D and technical management, marketing, product management, converting - to look at the ‘big picture’.  The conference agenda will identify areas for future innovation; discuss threats and challenges to existing business; highlight new end-use markets; and evaluate advances in product and process technology.
The conference – in Amsterdam, 18-19 November 2010 – features expert speakers from across the value chain.  The opening session will provide an overview of the global self-adhesive label and graphic arts markets, and trends in materials, end-use markets and testing.  A full session addressing regulatory and environmental matters – including options for web waste in self-adhesive label converting, adhesive recyclability, solvents, and REACH – completes the formal program for the first day.  The second day opens with an evaluation of materials development, including adhesives for pack reclosures and hotmelts. In-depth papers on process and equipment developments such as coating and drying technology, machinery for coating labelstock and tapes; and slide die-coating complete the formal program.
Networking opportunities during breaks, and around the accompanying tabletop exhibition are extensive;  and conference sponsors UPM are hosting a cocktail reception at the end of the first day.
Full details of the Self-adhesive Technology & Market Conference 2010, Dutch Design Hotel Artemis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18-19 November 2010, are available via the AWA website, www.awa-bv.com, where it is also possible to register online.

Northprint 2011 will take place from 10th – 12th May at the Harrogate International Centre, UK.


Northprint 2011

Northprint 2011 will take place from 10th - 12th May at the Harrogate International Centre, UK.

Northprint 2011 is the largest general print event for the UK market and ideally timed to provide visitors with a fantastic buying opportunity.  Northprint has run for over 40 years and attracts visitors from the entire UK with 60% travelling from the North and 40% from the South. Northprint 2011 will boast a number of new initiatives, features and a wide range of manufacturers and suppliers covering all aspects of the print production chain.

Exhibitors at the event benefit from cost-effective marketing, serious potential customers and new business opportunities. Visitors to Northprint can compare and contrast the latest technology, network in a social environment and take advantage of a range of new business-focussed features - all under one roof. They will also have the opportunity to explore a wide range of equipment and services that were launched at Ipex 2010 and are now commercially available in the UK.

For further information, please visit www.northprintexpo.com


Russian market moves to full colour


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Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that Océ will be on the Postyle stand at the ON DEMAND event from October 18 - 22 in Moscow, presenting leading continuous feed inkjet colour applications and business models.

Ideal for business applications: Océ JetStream systems

As digital printing applications move to full colour in the Russian market, Océ is on track to capture the front-runner position. Océ had managed to put the first Océ JetStream® 1000 inkjet printing system successfully into operation in Russia through distributor Postyle. The multi-purpose Océ JetStream 1000 system prints full-colour personalised data in one step without requiring the corresponding production and expense of preprinted offset shells. Its engine produces high-quality full-colour 600 x 600 dpi A4 images at 75 metres per minute, the equivalent of up to 1,010 A4 images per minute.

Océ JetStream systems combine speed and quality with flexibility and reliability and are therefore ideal for applications such as the digital production of books, newspapers, transaction/TransPromo and direct mail documents. Océ applications focus on these four fast growing business areas, showing how to make each copy of a newspaper an individual product. They also show how publishers can reduce waste for short-run books and create a viable on-demand model for printing publications. Finally, they show how full-color transaction documents and direct mail gain greater attention and contribute to a more professional image while making these more interesting and informative to read.

Océ and Postyle at the fair

The first two days of the event are reserved for conferences and presentations. Océ and Postyle will deliver focus presentations including business successes in the respective areas of migration from black & white to colour, trends in the digital printing market, colour inkjet developments and market perspectives in Russia.

At ON DEMAND Océ and Postyle will present innovative applications based on Océ continuous feed inkjet colour technology. Together, both companies will deliver background information on their target group-related product strategy as well as on process optimised workflow and finishing solutions. The smooth migration from black & white to colour, state-of-the-art solutions for offset-based commercial printers to make them benefit from digital without drastic changes in their production process are also part of the show.