25 Jan 2020

Race Ahead with Grafityp UK at Sign & Digital 2010


Roland Versacamm Vs 640

Grafityp UK Ltd will be exhibiting on Stand No’s.  F10 & F21 at this year’s Sign & Digital UK Exhibition.  A broad outline of just some of the products you can see on display include - Grafitack & Graficast self-adhesive sign making films, GrafiPrint digital media and GrafiFlex CAD cut and CAD print textile materials .

A first showing of the all new, just launched, Roland VersaCAMM VS-640 print and cut machine with white and metallic ink configurations can be seen on the Grafityp stand – the widest VersaCAMM to date.  A large selection of digital printers and print and cut machines can also be seen including, to name a few, the VersaCAMM SPi/VPi 300 and 540 print & cut machines from Roland, the Zephyr UV printer and the ValueJet Hybrid 1608 which utilises newly developed vegetable origin inks for roll to roll, roll to sheet and rigid board printing, both from Mutoh.  There will also be a StellarJet K72UV printer from GCC on site.

Also from GCC, there will be a selection from the large range of LaserPro laser engraving/cutting machines performing their capabilities throughout the exhibition.

Vehicle wrapping demonstrations will take place for the duration of the show and visitors will be given the opportunity to take part in a “have a go” competition to win a fabulous full day Forumla 1 driving experience including hotel stay and meals, memorabilia and an F1 Certificate! Be sure to stop by and try your hand with GrafiWrap vehicle wrap film.

The full range of Grafityp products can be found in the very latest edition of Express Sign Products magazine/price list, which can be collected on the stand.


Epson Inkjet Inspires Display Creativity at Fespa Digital 2010

Epson Gs

'Inspired creativity' is Epson's theme at FESPA Munich (22-26 June 2010) where it will show the ability of its Micro Piezo digital inkjet technology to produce innovative display graphics for the signage, decorative art and interior design markets on a variety of flexible paper, plastic and textile materials.

The award-winning Epson Stylus Pro 9700 and 7700 inkjet printers will be in action demonstrating point of sale applications such as posters, backlight panels and textile banners, as well as CAD/ GIS applications, in association with Epson's strategic software partners.  The stand highlight will be the 64in Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer featuring UltraChrome GS ink demonstrating a number of different indoor and outdoor applications, including interior decoration.

Epson's focus on environmentally responsible technologies is a strong feature at FESPA. BioMedia, a new biodegradable and recyclable print media, will be demonstrated on the GS6000 producing display graphics which biodegrade in under 5 years. BioMedia is a complete range of printing substrates and is quickly becoming the substrate of choice for organisations adopting environmentally responsible display print, including Virgin Atlantic, BAA and World Duty Free.

Inspired by Epson's passion for extreme colour gamut and photographic print quality, the GS6000 uses the high-performance Ultrachrome®GS ink technology. This new ink allows commercial print makers to integrate safer signage printing technology without sacrificing output quality. Epson UltraChrome GS introduces eight individual colours - including Orange and Green - in efficient 950 ml cartridges and produces an exceptionally wide colour gamut making the Stylus Pro GS6000 ideal for branded applications. It delivers virtually odorless printing without the need for special ventilation or air purification systems and the ink dries extremely fast, eliminating the need for special dryers. Furthermore, this ink does not contain harmful Nickel compounds, which minimizes the negative health impact on both the environment and employees. This inkset allows the production of high-impact, high quality durable prints, enabling printers, copy shops and sign shops to extend their business into higher quality and more demanding applications such as airport and exhibition graphics.

On the Epson booth several third-party software and media partners will demonstrate a range of creative applications and effects using a wide selection of materials including wallpaper, textile, canvas, and biodegradable substrates.

Claes Jeppsson, Senior Business Manager, LFP and LFP Solutions, Epson Europe says: "Companies are increasingly looking to push the boundaries of digital inkjet and produce ever more creative applications with high environmental credentials and Epson meets this need with a range of highly flexible and market-leading inkjet printers that can produce the best quality products for the display, decorative art and interior design markets."

Epson Europe looks forward to welcoming you to FESPA Digital 2010 at booth 360 in hall B2 at Messe Munich on 22-26 June 2010, where you will have the opportunity for an in-depth look at these new technologies and products.

HP to demonstrate creativity beyond image capture at Focus On Imaging

Z3200 Focus On Imaging

HP have announced that it will show its latest product portfolio, demonstrated in a live photo shoot environment for production of premium quality photo applications, at Focus On Imaging, March 7-10th, stand D60, Hall 9, at the NEC, Birmingham.

An HP Media Scientist will provide demonstrations of how to increase creativity in print, through better understanding of available HP media, and how photographers and photo labs can use HP media and inkjet technology together to produce exciting results, that add value to their work/business offering.

HP will hold on-stand seminars featuring industry-leading photographer, Donovan Wylie, and daily live on-stand shoots by Keith Thompson and Robin Preston. These industry experts will demonstrate how professional photographers, amateurs and retail publishers are using HP Designjet Z3200 and HP Designjet Z2100 Photo Printers, to exhibit work, sell prints or even print personal photographic imagery.

Also on the stand, visitors will find information about the recently launched, joint development between HP and Prooftag™, ARTtrust solution. This simple, self-certification system allows photographers and artists to provide individual identity to any Digital Fine Art Collection Pigment Print (Pigment Print), produced on HP Designjet Z series printers using HP Vivera pigment inks with any compatible media. ARTtrust is specifically designed to meet the need for artwork traceability and authenticity. With increased control and availability of information online, artists, photographers and end-customers can be assured of artwork provenance, protect investments and ensure future value.

Anne Sharp, category and marketing, Design, HP UK comments: "We are really looking forward to this year's show, and to explain how HP technology can be used to enhance photo products, and enable increased commercial success."

The HP Designjet Z3200, available in 24" and 44" models, delivers gallery-like quality, black-and-white and colour photographs, art enlargements, large-format designs and high-accuracy proofs. The expanded colour gamut, with 12 HP Vivera pigment inks and a new HP 73 Chromatic Red, enables 95 percent PANTONE® coverage, making it the ideal solution for professional and commercial photographers. Sample finishing techniques will also be exhibited and the demonstrators will be offering expert advice on all aspects of workflow in a business environment.

Featuring the first-ever embedded spectrophotometer with i1 Color Technology, the HP Designjet Z2100, available in 24" and 44" models, delivers higher colour accuracy and consistency. HP Vivera pigment inks produce vivid colour and black and white prints on matte or glossy papers, providing pre-press professionals, designers and photographers with an easy-to-use, versatile large-format printing solution.

"With increased market take-up of our products in the UK photographic market, we are excited about the prospect to further show the benefits of our Designjet professional photographic printers. With HP customers enjoying what they consider to be market leading print quality, product reliability and total cost of ownership from our products, we anticipate a busy show," concludes Anne Sharp.

Innovations in Garment Decoration at New FESPA Fabric Event


Fespa Fabric

FESPA 2010 (22 – 26 June, Messe Munich) heralds the launch of FESPA Fabric, a comprehensive ‘show within a show’ focussing exclusively on garment decoration.

Occupying a whole hall at the exhibition, FESPA Fabric has been conceived to give textile print professionals, garment producers, fashion technicians, retailers and apparel brand owners access to the latest sector news and developments, and a chance to see the innovative techniques, technologies and consumables that will help them differentiate and add value to their products while optimising productivity and profitability.

At around 8000m2, FESPA Fabric will be more than 30 per cent bigger than previous garment decoration zones within FESPA shows. The event features a world-class line-up of the leading innovators and solution providers in the garment decoration community, including event sponsors Falk & Ross, Gildan, Kornit Digital, as well as other leading industry names such as Heinz Walz, Polyone Wilflex, Quaglia, San Roque and Sawgrass.

FESPA Sales & Marketing Director Marcus Timson comments: “Garment decoration is heavily dominated by the screen printing process, which still offers unique flexibility, creativity and productivity for garment producers. In that respect FESPA, with its deep screen heritage, is the natural home for an event focused on garment decoration, and our show has always attracted a sizeable global audience from this market.

“Building on this track record, we were keen to add more value for these visitors, by giving this part of the FESPA show its own clear identity, and channelling more effort into making it a holistic event experience, with features and educational activities specifically tailored to the interests of this specialist audience.”

Visitors to FESPA Fabric will have the opportunity to see the latest advances in manual and automatic screen printing, digital direct-to-garment technology, drying and heat transfer technology, laser cutting and design software. They will also be able to network with screen printing machine manufacturers, ink innovators, garment producers, and embroidery and flocking specialists to inspire them to take their businesses forward.

Timson continues: “Like all service providers, today’s ultra competitive environment means that garment producers need to stay abreast of technical developments and look at opportunities to achieve greater production efficiencies or speed up time to market. More importantly, in the ultra fast-moving fashion sector, innovation equals differentiation. Garment producers, whether small craft-based businesses or larger volume producers, need to open their minds to new techniques, processes and value-adding applications that can help their customers to create garments that respond more quickly to changing trends, meet consumer demand and gain competitive advantage.”

Fabric Live! is a daily fashion show at FESPA Fabric, featuring show sponsors Falk & Ross and Gildan. A live commentary will provide expert insights into the textiles, inks and processes involved, and the audience will have a chance to network with industry insiders at the Fabric Bar within the Fabric Live! area.

Charlie’s Hub is the place for visitors to find world renowned garment printing expert Charlie Taublieb. He will provide practical demonstrations and valuable insight to help printers hone their techniques and get the most out of their equipment to produce high quality printed fabric products. Garment guru and owner of T-Shirt Biz International, Scott Fresener will be delivering garment decoration master classes every day from 10:00h to 14:00h. Both experts will be on hand to discuss key trends, processes and technologies and answer questions.

Event supporters IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) and WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) will also provide input to ensure that FESPA Fabric visitors can access the latest information about issues such as environmentally sustainable garment production and compliance.

To find out more about FESPA Fabric visit the show microsite at www.fespafabric.com

For general information about FESPA’s flagship global 2010 event, visit the main event web site at www.fespa2010.com

Fespa Fabric Show


Epson to Highlight Inkjet Solutions at IPEX

Epson Logo

The global launch of the Epson Digital Label Press

At Ipex 2010, Epson (Hall 10 Stand C260, NEC, Birmingham) will showcase its range of production-level inkjet printers that combine quality, flexibility and productivity to deliver innovative products for commercial packaging, proofing and display graphics applications.

Solutions for the packaging and labelling sectors feature strongly in Epson's newest innovations, and the company will launch its Digital Label Press at the show. Featuring Epson's acclaimed Micro Piezo inkjet technology, the press is aimed at companies wishing to produce short runs of high quality labels cost effectively. It delivers smooth gradations and superb colour quality on a wide range of versatile media, including standard semi-gloss, film and matte label stock up to 320 microns in thickness and rolls from 80-330mm wide. The Digital Label Press prints at production speeds of up to 5 metres per minute, and uses Epson's enhanced 6-colour pigment ink system to reproduce colours with remarkable accuracy.

Also on show will be the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 inkjet printer, demonstrating contract packaging proofs and accurate sample production. The Stylus Pro WT7900 offers sophisticated colour management and precision printing on a variety of flexible film, paper and metallic media. Using the Epson UltraChrome HDR-White inkset, it produces the wide colour gamut and accurate spot colours required by the packaging industry. A key feature is its ability to deliver high density white tints and accurate overlays using a world-first, water-based white ink developed specifically by Epson for this printer.

Reinforcing its leading position in the large format market for exterior and interior graphics, Epson will also demonstrate the Stylus Pro GS6000 eco-solvent type printer. This 64" large format printer with UltraChrome GS inkset offers a very wide colour gamut in a printer designed for both indoor and outdoor applications. The inkset allows the production of high-impact, high quality durable prints, enabling printers, copy shops and sign shops to extend their business into higher quality and more demanding applications such as airport and exhibition graphics.

Finally, the company's range of award-winning Epson Stylus Pro inkjet printers will be in action demonstrating large format photographic, fine art, poster and proofing applications in association with leading software partners.

IPEX takes place from 18-22 May 2010.

Sign & Digital UK 2010 – Register for chance to win an Old Trafford VIP Package


Old Trafford

While the main priority for visitors attending the UK’s premier trade event for the visual communications industry is to do business, there are a plethora of other reasons why attendance at Sign & Digital UK 2010 is essential. This years show aims to provide the visitor with the best experience yet.

As well as the usual feast of exhibitors and networking opportunities on the show floor, there are some other exciting benefits to be taken advantage of. As usual, entrance to the event is FREE, all you need to do is simply register online.

Sign & Digital UK brings you the best visitor competitions, and this year is no different. We are offering the opportunity for you and a guest to win VIP tickets to a match at Old Trafford. As part of the package, which is being sponsored by Hybrid Services, you will receive over night accommodation, food and refreshments, entertainment, the chance to meet a famous face and utilise on-site parking.

To register for FREE entrance into the 2010 Sign & Digital UK show, and for further information and to enter the visitor VIP competition visit www.signanddigitaluk.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The exhibitor list keeps on growing, and some of the latest to book stands include; agripaflex Ltd, Autobanner, CNC World, Eurostand Display Ltd, Fattorini, Isik Plastik, Polychromal b.v , Profile Tension Systems, The Magic Touch and Taylor Signs

In addition to some of the new exhibitors, some of the biggest names from industry have signed up including Hexis, William Smith, Roland DG, Oce, Hybrid Services/Mimaki, Grafityp and Fujifilm Sericol and many more.

Another fantastic seminar programme is on the cards, with Terry Steeley from Iridius giving demonstrations, tips and creative solutions on Adobe Creative Suite 4, including Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro and Snow Leopard. Also part of the seminar programme will be Corel, who will be demonstrating their latest technology. There will also be more information coming soon on the NEW Software Theatre so keep your eyes peeled!

Following the success of FREE internet access last year at the Sign Makers Bar, this popular feature area returns to the 2010 floor plan. Take a break from the show, it’s a great place to meet industry movers and shakers, network with your peers, pick up your emails and recharge your batteries.