21 Aug 2019

SA International Appoints Lloyd Cundiff to Senior Software Engineer

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SA International (SAi), the leading provider of Solutions for the Professional Sign Making, Digital Printing and CAD/CAM for CNC Machining Industries, appoints Lloyd Cundiff to Senior Software Engineer.

As the economy turns a corner, SAi meets a mounting demand for new development of our software products. Lloyd will work on development for Flexi and PhotoPRINT, as well as some of our custom OEM products.

Lloyd joins SAi with more than 10 years experience in developing software solutions for digital signage and large-format digital printing. He spent a number of years managing software engineering and new product development at Onyx Graphics. More recently, Lloyd founded ArtSoft solutions where he developed software for digital display networks and Web 2.0 solutions for digital print. In these capacities, Lloyd has contributed to numerous software releases and innovations within the industry.

“We’re thrilled to add Lloyd to our engineering team,” states Don Feagan, President and COO, SAi. “His extensive experience in software development for the signmaking industry is an invaluable asset for us, especially in this time of growth.”

Roland DG to Showcase New Technologies at Sign and Digital UK 2010

Rolande At Signuk

Roland DG to Showcase Revolutionary New Technologies, Practical Money-Making and Creative Ideas and Training at Sign and Digital UK 2010

Roland DG (UK), the leading manufacturer of wide format printing systems and related technologies, will be exhibiting and demonstrating the full range of its latest production hardware at this year’s Sign and Digital UK. The stand will also feature the Roland DG Academy, the Roland Creative Centre, and RolandCare presenting a continuous programme of free events designed to Inspire, Show and Teach.

Among this year’s many highlights attracting visitors to the Roland stand will be the first European showing of the all-new VersaCAMM VS-640 printer/cutter. This feature-packed and revolutionary printer substantially expands its users’ commercial and creative horizons, and grows the market for the output they produce. With a production calibre media-handling system, the printer goes to great lengths to satisfy the volume needs of the busiest shops. At 64” wide, it tackles the biggest jobs seamlessly too. Add to that the ability to print eye-popping and electrifying results with genuine metallic ink and amazingly affordable pricing, and it’s clear that the VS-640 defines the next step on the career path of any company with one eye of the future of wide format inkjet printing and another on the cost of getting there.

Alongside the new VersaCAMM VS-640 and the rest of the Roland DG cast of productive hardware such as the AdvancedJet, VersaUV, SolJet Pro III and the whole range of VersaCAMMs, the Roland DG stand will be providing inspiration with three zones - Teach Me, Inspire Me and Show Me.

The Roland DG Academy will be providing valuable hands-on training and seminars, illuminating such topics as workflow management using SignLab and Roland VersaWorks, colour management including spot colour reproduction, monitor calibration, and finishing techniques such as lamination. Application techniques for delivering cost-savings and end-to-end production efficiencies will be taught as well as portfolio-enhancing creative ideas and up-to-the minute essential skills.

The Roland DG Academy will also be running a Business Management Masterclass in conjunction with CIMA, which is designed to explain the rules of business in an enjoyable way, whilst showing how to succeed in producing a profit and generating cash. Representatives from CIMA will also be on hand to answer questions and provide visitors with valuable business tools, ideas and advice.

Visitors will be treated to an inspirational journey through the Roland Creative Centre, which will showcase compelling ideas demonstrating how digital print, engraving and 3D technology can be used to produce highly marketable products which can enhance any business portfolio and create new streams of revenue as customers keep coming back for more. Visitors will leave the Roland stand with practical learning they can apply to their businesses when they return and see immediate return. Roland welcomes all to its stand to participate in its events regardless of whether they currently use Roland hardware.

Among those delivering the sharp end skills and demonstrating how any signmaking business can expand the services and products it offers will be Sabur Ink Systems and Xpres Transfer Technology.

Sabur Ink Systems will be demonstrating the Roland VersaArt RS-640 wide format dye sublimation solution in producing various items such as soft signage, clothing and floor mats. Experts from Sabur will also be on-hand to answer any dye sublimation questions.

Xpres will be demonstrating their GemTec solution for garment rhinestone customisation as well as cut and applied textile garment films for producing single and multi-coloured vinyl transfers in a huge range of colours and finishes.

Everything visitors need to set up, run and expand a successful business, such as printers and engravers, training and support, market-expanding ideas and genuine innovation, is available to see on the Roland DG stand (E20) at Sign and Digital UK 2010.


Inca Digital launches the 'Inca Digital Excellence Awards


Inca Ideas

Company celebrates its 10 years at the forefront of digital printer development by celebrating the best of Inca digital print

Inca Digital celebrates its 10th birthday this year with the launch of the Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs for short) to celebrate the creative and stunning effects and products produced using Inca printers. Hundreds of companies have invested in Inca Eagle, Columbia, Spyder and Onset printers since 2000 and are producing high quality display products that are in demand around the world.

"Ten years is a landmark which could not have been achieved without the support of our innovative customers," says Linda Bell, Inca Digital CEO. "We're proud of what we've achieved, and to mark the anniversary we're giving our customers the chance to feel proud too by winning an IDEA".

To showcase what companies and their Inca digital presses can produce there are five IDEA categories chosen to highlight the potential of digital print through a wealth of applications in a host of industries: POS/POP, Display Graphics, Décor, Decoration/Speciality Products and Special Effects. A panel of independent judges will be looking for high-quality graphics that exceed expectations for creativity and delivery.

Inca's customers will be all be personally invited to enter the Awards by submitting Production jobs in the market between 1st February 2009 and 31st January 2010 (Closing date for entries is 30th April 2010).

Winners of each category will receive a VIP trip to FESPA Munich 2010 (22nd-26th June) to receive their Award at Inca's 10th Birthday Party and discover the Overall IDEA Trophy Winner.

Please contact Wendy Woodward for entry details: T: +44 (01223) 577933 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Colourgen Becomes Mutoh Master Reseller


Mutoh Viper Tx Extreme

Mutoh debuts at Sign and Digital UK 2010 - Stand D22

With soft signage being one of the fastest growing areas of the wide format printing industry, Colourgen has announced Master Reseller status for Mutoh’s range of printers and sign cutting plotters. Colourgen will also be supporting Mutoh as it makes it first appearance at Sign and Digital UK.

As part of the relationship with Mutoh, Colourgen is now a Master Reseller for the Zephyr 65 roll-to-roll flatbed UV printer, the dye-sublimation range and the direct to textile printer range. Colourgen will also sell the Unifixer heat transfer system and the Kona range of cutting plotters. The products will be shown by Mutoh and Colourgen at Sign and Digital UK and Colourgen will subsequently house a Zephyr 65, Viper Extreme 65, Unifixer and Kona at its demonstration facility in Maidenhead.

Jeff Biggs, Managing Director of Colourgen, comments, “We have been watching the soft signage market very closely and have seen high levels of take up in other European countries. As the gap in cost to produce soft signage and textile printing between local and off-shore continues to narrow, the potential for this technology in the UK is very good. We intend to bring our knowledge and infrastructure of wide format to this new and emerging market to ensure the trail-blazers get the possible products, service and Colourgen support.”

Kris Berghs, Area Sales Manager of Mutoh, comments, “We are very pleased to appoint Colourgen as a Master Reseller of our products and we are very confident that this will help us bring our soft signage and textile printing solutions to the wider UK market. Colourgen’s name is synonymous with quality and support and we are confident that customers will benefit hugely from working with them. We are also delighted to welcome their support at Sign UK, where their knowledge and experience in the sign market will be invaluable.”

Mutoh printing, transfer and cutting systems are available immediately from Colourgen.


Visit Stand C42 and get the Royal Treatment from Eurostand Display


Eurostand Buckingham

Essex-based, trade-only display specialist Eurostand Display is rolling out the red carpet to receive visitors on stand C42 at Sign & Digital UK 2010 and offering hospitality the firm says is ‘that little bit more refined’.

With its tongue firmly in its corporate cheek, Eurostand Display says that the regal theme plays to the idea that quality and refinement are the very hallmarks of its customer service.

“As you’d expect from a long-established trade-only specialist well known to the UK display market, we treat our customers like royalty,” says National Account Manager Sam Mooney. “Come and hobnob with us at the NEC and find out what makes Eurostand Display’s service just that bit more special. We promise to make your visit a singularly genteel affair."

The firm’s wide range of solutions includes pop-ups, roll-ups, literature presenters, eco-friendly bamboo displays and elegant modular products. But the jewel in the crown this year is its new DL Plus graphic display system.

“We’re really rather proud of it,” says Mooney. “Like all our products, the DL Plus is guaranteed for five years. As well as looking clean, professional and smart, it’s also cleverly adaptable in all kinds of situations. Used individually, the single roll ups assert a commanding presence. But the system really flourishes its true colours when these individual units are linked together to form a visually-imposing display that’s stylish, elegant and, dare we say it, just that little more… upmarket.”


Océ Arizona UV flatbed printer now two times faster for Sign & Digital UK

Oce Arizona 550gt

The Océ Arizona 550 GT printer, the latest addition to the Océ Arizona family, the world’s best-selling UV flatbed printers for the display graphics market, will be the star attraction on Océ’s stand at Sign & Digital UK in Halls 6-8 at the NEC, Birmingham, from 13-15 April 2010.

The Océ Arizona 550 GT printer will be among numerous state-of-the-art technologies and products being showcased on Océ’s Stand E10 in Hall 8 at the show.

The Océ Arizona 550 GT UV curable flatbed printer, the highest-capacity model yet to be released, can produce prints at 40sq metres per hour, twice as fast as any previous models in the series. It will have pride of place alongside the Océ Arizona 350 GT UV curable flatbed printer, both powered by ONYX® ProductionHouse™ Océ Edition market-leading RIP software.

Other products at Sign & Digital UK will include the Océ ColorWave® 600 printer – the first high-speed TonerPearl® colour printer using patented Océ CrystalPoint® technology. Solutions for creating durable graphics on coated and uncoated media will also be shown.

At the show, Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, will be partnering Zünd Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd, the UK distributor for Zünd Systems Technik AG, the Swiss manufacturer of digital flatbed cutters. The two companies will be displaying the Zünd G3 L2500 digital cutting system.  Products from Océ Imaging Supplies will also be shown, and Océ will host daily competitions, in which prizes will be awarded to visitors.

Océ and its partners will use the event to demonstrate the latest labour-saving innovations, designed to reduce waste and increase productivity. There will also be online access to the popular Océ Media Guide (www.mediaguide.oce.com), which provides detailed advice and guidance that helps printing professionals select the best media for their printers and applications.

Derek Joys, Océ UK’s Display Graphics Systems’ Programme Manager, said: “Once again our stand will be a must-see part of the show experience for all our customers and prospects, as well as other visitors. Sign & Digital UK is an important platform for us to demonstrate with world-leading technologies our commitment to this all-important market sector.”

Visit Océ on stand E10, Hall 8 at the NEC, Birmingham from 13-15 April 2010