21 Jul 2024


  • Agfa to demo Oberon and Jeti Tauro engines at FESPA 2020 Agfa to demo Oberon and Jeti Tauro wide-format engines at FESPA 2020.

    Visitors to Agfa’s FESPA Global Print Expo booth will be able to discuss their business needs in detail with Agfa’s experts, while seeing two versatile workhorses pair extreme productivity with extreme quality: the brand-new Oberon RTR3300 roll-to-roll printer and the award-winning Jeti Tauro H3300 LED hybrid engine.

  • POS Plastics joins the Pyramid Display Materials Group Pyramid Display Materials, the leading supplier to the U.K. Sign and Display market, has acquired the assets, stock and goodwill of plastic substrate distributor and fabrication house POS Plastics.

    Pyramid Display Materials, the leading supplier to the U.K. Sign and Display market, has acquired the assets, stock and goodwill of plastic substrate distributor and fabrication house POS Plastics.

  • Hybrid returns to The Print show with new Mimaki JFX200-EX New Mimaki JFX200-EX to take centre stage as Hybrid returns to The Print Show.

    Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services returns to the Print Show once again and will host the first public presentation of the new Mimaki JFX200-2513EX 8’ x 4’ flatbed LED UV printer.

  • Inkcups unveils X360 rotary printer for European market Inkcups Unveils X360 High-Speed Rotary Inkjet Printer for European Market.

    Global printing industry leader Inkcups announced the release of its latest high-speed rotary inkjet printer, the X360, to the European market following a successful year of operation at commercial production facilities in the U.S. market.

  • Textile printing will be central to Alephs showcase at ITMA Aleph will unveil a range of brand-new scanning printing systems aimed at enhancing and integrating its flagship series, LaForte.

    Innovation and environmental sustainability in digital textile printing will be central to Aleph’s showcase at ITMA 2019. A leading Italian manufacturer of sublimation and direct-to-fabric inkjet printers for the textile and visual communication industries, headquartered in the textile district of Como, Aleph will unveil a range of brand-new scanning printing systems aimed at enhancing and integrating its flagship series, LaForte.

  • Belgian print business HECHT snaps up Fujifilms Acuity Ultra Following a handshake confirmation of the sale at the Fujifilm stand during FESPA, HECHT is set to install an Acuity Ultra next month.

    A long-time Fujifilm plates customer, HECHT has now secured its first Fujifilm inkjet investment with its purchase of an Acuity Ultra. The machine will be installed in June 2019.

  • Béflex adopts EFI end-to-end Ecosystem Béflex Adopts EFI End-to-End Ecosystem with FESPA Purchase of Midmarket Print Productivity Suite.

    Béflex, a PoC (Point of Communication) print expert company, will streamline its operations while strengthening business management capabilities in digital inkjet display graphics production with the purchase of an EFI Midmarket Print Productivity Suite, which features at its core EFI Pace ERP software.

  • New EFI Optitex release with print and cut solution New EFI Optitex release keeps users ahead of demand with its powerful automation tools and revolutionary print & cut solution.

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has released the newest version of the EFI Optitex 2D/3D CAD platform, creating a more powerful end-to-end digital solution.

  • HP expands textile printing with new Super Wide Stitch S1000 HP expands digital textile printing for signage and décor with new Super Wide Stitch S1000.

    At FESPA 2019, HP is set to introduce the new HP Stitch S1000, a super wide dye sub production printer designed for high productivity and simplified operation, unleashing new production possibilities for interior décor and soft signage.

  • Siegwerk to showcase UV curing inks at IST Metzs UV Days With its presence at this year’s UV Days in Nuertingen, Germany, Siegwerk once again underlines its expertise for UV curing solutions presenting its comprehensive portfolio including latest ink developments.

    Siegwerk, one of the leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, will present its broad ink and service portfolio for UV printing at ‘UV Days 2019’, the largest in-house exhibition for optical systems hosted at IST Metz’s headquarter in Nuertingen near Stuttgart, Germany.

  • HP introduce new adhesive vinyls and printable laminates Introducing the NEW HP Adhesive Vinyl and Printable Laminate Portfolio.

    The rise in demand for indoor and outdoor signage, as for temporary and permanent digital decor wall graphics, is a growing opportunity for pressure sensitive films.

  • Labmak impressed with Durst’s new Tau 330 RSC Labmak enjoys unbelievable photographic quality and phenomenal speed with Durst’s new Tau 330 RSC printing technology.

    Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced that The Label Makers in the UK has successfully completed beta testing of its new digital, high speed, eight-colour Tau 330 RSC Label Press. The pioneering company from Bradford, Yorkshire, chose the machine to keep it ahead of the curve and is now expanding into new and developing markets.

  • SGIA Expo savings available for one more week Printing professionals who want to attend the 2018 SGIA Expo at the lowest rates have one week remaining to take advantage of early-bird discounts on passes to the show floor, Expo + Education passes and pre-show workshops.

    September 19 is the last day to take advantage of reduced rates for registration, education sessions and special events.

  • CSL announce Open House to launch new Roland Demo Centre CSL Digital is holding an Open House Event in September (11th -14th) to launch a new Roland Demonstration Centre and showcase its printing, cutting and finishing technologies.

    CSL Digital is holding an Open House Event in September (11th -14th) to launch a new Roland Demonstration Centre and showcase its printing, cutting and finishing technologies.

  • Long standing EFI CEO Guy Gecht states intent to step down EFI CEO Informed Board He Intends to Step Down Gecht to Remain CEO Until Successor is Identified; Search Process Underway.

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced today that its longtime CEO, Guy Gecht, has informed the Company's Board of Directors that he intends to step down from his operating role at the Company when his successor is named.

  • Renz at The Print Show 2018 The Print Show is an ideal time for Renz as printers enter the prime calendar season and this profitable segment of the Print Industry.

    Renz and Argos Solutions have announced the launch of their new F400 HD Cold UV Coater. The Print Show will be the first unveiling of their new high definition UV coating machine which they say is the glossiest UV coating finish available on the market.

  • Esko at Labelexpo Americas with a wide range of solutions Esko tools offer faster, error-free label production, with exceptional quality through unique, functional integrated tools.

    The challenges facing label converters today center around producing high volumes of short run jobs with quicker deadlines and better quality. This situation can easily be handled with optimized workflows that link all supply chain partners.

  • Imageco transforms room in Leeds HQ with CMYUK materials

    Since it’s inception in 2001, ImageCo Visual Imaging has become one the UK’s leading companies for all things project and print, specialising in wide-format print, signage and exhibitions. What better place to showcase their capabilities than their HQ in Leeds.

  • Massivit 3D print fulfils teenager’s Star Wars dream Massivit 3D Uses the Force of 3D Printing to Fulfil Teenager’s Dream with a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Wheelchair Costume.

    Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, has unveiled the ‘world’s first’ 3D printed Poe Dameron X-Wing Fighter charity wheelchair costume at Comic-Con International (San Diego, July 19-22).

  • Paragon attains gold standard for sustainability Paragon Customer Communications was assessed in various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) categories, finishing in the top 2% of print suppliers and in the top 3% overall – one point ahead of last year’s figures.

    Paragon Customer Communications, a leading provider of digital and print communications, has been awarded a gold rating for sustainability, placing the company in the top 2% of global print service suppliers.

  • Designers to experience the Art of Dimense at 100% Design 100% Design Exhibition at Olympia London – September 19-22  Colourgen/Dimense In Emerging Brands – Stand EB44.

    A unique technology for the production of bespoke, structured wallpaper is being launched in the UK at 100% Design Exhibition.

  • Daniel Liba appointed CEO of bergertextiles Daniel Liba appointed CEO of bergertextiles.

    bergertextiles, the pioneering specialist developer and supplier of digitally printable textiles, staging and event fabrics and accessories, has appointed Daniel Liba as CEO, with effect from July 1st 2018.

  • Antalis helps young talent at D&AD New Blood Awards Judging took place in May 2018 whereby the New Blood jury, consisting of nine industry experts including Antalis’ Marketing Director, Ian Webb, carefully reviewed the submissions.

    The D&AD New Blood Ceremony has taken place in London, with the 10 winners of Antalis’ ‘Let’s Get Physical’ design brief receiving their award ranking.

  • OPEN MIND AG introduce hyperMILL 2018.2 CAM software hyperMILL 2018.2 offers a range of enhancements and new features for 3D Shape Z-level Finishing and 3D Optimized Roughing, greater CAD functionality and more.

    OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, has introduced hyperMILL 2018.2, the latest version of its advanced, comprehensive CAM software.

  • Labelexpo Americas 2018 announces details Automation Arena The Automation Arena is free to attend for all Labelexpo Americas 2018 registered visitors.

    Labelexpo Global Series has confirmed the thirteen leading industry hardware, software and materials suppliers taking part in the ground-breaking Automation Arena at this year’s Labelexpo Americas – a brand new feature which has never been seen before at a trade show in the Americas. In addition, the automated shrink sleeve production element is a world first at a trade show.

  • The new digitally printable HP Satin Wrapping Paper Print Service Providers can now create custom gift wrap with their HP PageWide XL, HP Latex or HP DesignJet Z series printers.

    They say gift giving is an art, but with HP Satin Wrapping Paper, it means business!

  • Andrew Paparozzi joins SGIA as Chief Economist Andrew Paparozzo's new role adds value to SGIA's industry research and reporting.

    The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce that Andrew D. Paparozzi, well-known for his state-of-the-industry reports and economic forecasts for printing, is coming on board as Chief Economist.

  • Second Kornit Vulcan order at T-Shirt & Sons A few weeks after the first order, one of Europe’s largest direct-to-garment print service providers further expands its fleet with state-of-the-art digital printing technology.

    Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing innovation, announces that T-Shirt & Sons (Westbury, UK), has placed an order for a second high-productivity, low cost-per-print Kornit Vulcan system in a few weeks’ time.

  • QuickPrint finds gold on voyage of discovery with Roland After installing Roland DG VersaUV LEF-20 and Roland DG TrueVIS printers, QuickPrint has discovered a wealth of new printing applications.

    After installing Roland DG VersaUV LEF-20 and Roland DG TrueVIS printers, QuickPrint has discovered a wealth of new printing applications, like printing a variety of different aircraft directly onto gold ingots.

  • Nyala 3 UV printer for limited-lot production and prototypes Within the graphics industry, the swissQprint brand is regarded as being synonymous with premium inkjet printing.

    swissQprint, manufacturer of large-format UV inkjet printers, is presenting its products at Fachpack 2018. At Stand 520 in Hall 8, live demonstrations will show production solutions for displays, personalised limited lots and prototypes.

  • Epson welcomes The Print Show’s return to the NEC Expect comprehensive wide format solutions and some A-list glamour on the Epson stand (B50) at The Print Show, NEC, 18-20 September.

    Epson will run at least seven different printer models at The Print Show this year. These will demonstrate the breadth of applications and high quality results achievable from its dye sublimation, textile, label, photographic, POS and signage printers.

  • Loop Print purchase the new Mimaki UCJV printer Loop Print and their purchase of the new Mimaki UCJV printer.

    Loop Print Limited have over half a century of experience and are a company that has always strived to be one step ahead of the competition, fully committed to innovative printing techniques. At Sabur Digital, we are delighted and proud to be working with them as both companies have a passion for print.

  • Antalis expands portfolio with sustainable alternatives MopGuard comes in a range of sheet sizes suitable to fit standard FSDU footprints.  Lumex A sheets are available in various thicknesses and suitable for outdoor use up to four years.

    Antalis, the leading distributor of paper, visual communication and packaging solutions in Europe, has announced two new ranges to its portfolio of polyester materials that will offer customers attractive alternatives to more traditional products.

  • Antalis reinforces its commitment to Biodiversity 2020 For Antalis, this voluntary pledge is in addition to the group’s existing policy of integrating biodiversity into its corporate social responsibility.

    Antalis, the leading European distributor of paper, packaging and visual communication solutions, has reinforced its strong commitment to sustainability by joining the Act4nature biodiversity initiative.

  • AGFA Apogee v11 boasts new features and major improvements PressTune supports Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ market approach focused on economy, ecology and extra convenience.

    A solid workflow adapted to changing market requirements is a high-value asset for printers. Building on its unique feature set as production hub, Apogee v11 takes print production to the next level by automating all prepress tasks.

  • AGFA Apogee v11 boasts new features and major improvements PressTune supports Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ market approach focused on economy, ecology and extra convenience.

    A solid workflow adapted to changing market requirements is a high-value asset for printers. Building on its unique feature set as production hub, Apogee v11 takes print production to the next level by automating all prepress tasks.

  • Miller Homes installs 7 HP Pagewide XL 5000 solutions Miller Homes, a UK-based housebuilder, has installed seven HP Pagewide XL 5000 printers.

    Miller Homes, a UK-based housebuilder, has installed seven HP Pagewide XL 5000 printer and folder solutions across its network of offices. 

  • Drytac SpotOn SynPaper used at Shell Eco-marathon in London A printable, matte white, self-adhesive film, SpotOn SynPaper has been developed to be incredibly easy to apply with a bubble-free finish.

    Drytac's SpotOn SynPaper felt the need for speed at Shell's Eco-marathon in London this month, where it was used for eye-catching vehicle graphics on innovative racing car designs.

  • Sign & Digital UK launches 2019 ‘Face-to-face’ show website 2018’s Creativity Brought to Life campaign was about positioning what Sign & Digital UK represents.

    Sign & Digital UK, the leading trade exhibition for the visual communications sector, today announced the launch of its 2019 show website and striking new design that reflects the power of face-to- face marketing in building business and the innovative and creative nature of the sign & display industries.

  • Guandong's Spot Deco to revolutionise in-store communication Guandong leads the revolution of in-store promotion with innovative materials produced with applied nanotechnology.

    At Fespa 2015, Guandong presented a totally new concept that had never been seen before, destined to revolutionise in-store communication in just a short space of time: Spot Déco.

  • Greenhouse Graphics gets greener with Fujifilm Superia ZD A recent investment in Fujifilm’s Superia ZD plate has enabled Greenhouse Graphics to save time and money and boost its already impressive environmental credentials.

    Founded in 1993, Hampshire-based Greenhouse Graphics started out as a conventional litho printer and has grown since then to cover H-UV litho, sheet fed digital and large format inkjet machines. Across all those devices it prints everything from beer mats and posters to magazines, business cards, wall coverings and vehicles wraps.

  • ESKO acquires Blue Software Combining BLUE’s label and artwork management software with the Esko Platform for Brands deepens Esko’s investment in the industries where product packaging is critically important.

    Esko, a global provider of software and hardware for packaging design, collaboration, automation, workflow, and production, has announced its acquisition of BLUE Software, LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from Diversis Capital and Schawk Digital Solutions.

  • Onyx Graphics expands ONYX 18 certification workshops New colour management and profiling workshops added to ONYX Certified training.

    Onyx Graphics, Inc., today announced the formal launch of two new colour management and profiling workshops that have been added to its portfolio of training and certification offerings.

  • Toyo Ink to show package and print solutions at IGAS 2018 Toyo Ink booth in East Hall 1, Booth 1-18, the company will be proposing a wide range of package and print solutions.

    Toyo Ink Co., Ltd., a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the International Graphic Arts Show (IGAS) 2018 to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight, July 26 to 31.

  • SGIA reports growing list of 2018 Expo Exhibitors More than 550 companies will show attendees the latest innovations in all facets of the printing industry.

    As of July 17, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) reports 559 companies have signed on to exhibit at the 2018 SGIA Expo (October 18–20, Las Vegas Convention Center).

  • SAi showcases software solutions at SGIA Expo Visitors can take advantage of an exclusive special offer that will be running throughout SGIA Expo. For more details, visit the SAi booth.

    SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, will use SGIA Expo (October 18-20 – booth 932) to demonstrate how large format print providers and sign shops can enhance their operations and increase business opportunities using its extensive software solutions.

  • HNS Signs continues creativity with Roland's SOLJET Pro 4 The Roland SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 large-format system combines accurate contour-cutting technology with fantastic quality print.

    Fourth-generation sign-writer Michelle Henry is set to leave her mark on an entire city, having built up Birmingham's HNS Signs into an award-winning business.

  • Brother UK signs up for the 3rd year at Newtech Newtech’s annual series of 10 nationwide local practical workshops offers printers, garment decorators and graphic shops the most extensive range of new business opportunities and techniques of any local show in the UK.

    The organisers of the Newtech series of local practical workshops aim to provide visitors with both the latest and most creative techniques to expand their business.

  • NESCHEN expands the colour range of the bestseller easy dot NESCHEN welcomes summer with fresh  solvoprint easy dot colour films.

    NESCHEN supplements its solvoprint easy dot colour range with the colours red, yellow, green, blue and a black variant.

  • MirrorEffect AntiScratch ASLAN SE 75 now available in gold ASLAN, the German developer, manufacturer and marketer known as a specialist in self-adhesive films, expands its portfolio of the special effect films.

    ASLAN, the German developer, manufacturer and marketer known as a specialist in self-adhesive films, expands its portfolio of the special effect films.

  • Sign Rite Grafix expands into new markets with HP Latex 365 Phil Aliphon, purchased the HP Latex 365 printer to enable his business to broaden its offering and meet this growing demand.

    Sign Rite Grafix, UK-based designers and printers of creative graphics and decals to the commercial and fleet vehicle industries is winning new customers thanks to the deployment of its new HP Latex 365 printer.

  • Park Communications stay on top with EFI VUTEk GS3250LX Pro The boards were printed to the highest photographic quality and delivered to Four Marketing in London less than 24 hours after the order was called in from NYC.

    London-based Park Communications is widely known as the city’s preeminent printer. Built on foundations of quality service, technology and consultative thinking, the company prides itself on a flexible approach and commitment to prompt project delivery.

  • First time ever in Mexico Roland DGA's Born-to-Wrap Workshop Roland DGA to Offer Born-to-Wrap Workshop for the First Time Ever in Mexico.

    Roland DGA will be offering its popular Born-to-Wrap vehicle wrap workshop in Mexico for the first time ever, giving attendees an opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from industry experts.

  • SGIA Expo 2018 to host Garment Decorators Luncheon The event will give garment decoration business owners and managers a chance to connect and learn at the 2018 SGIA Expo.

    The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is hosting a Garment Decorators Luncheon at the 2018 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 18–20). The luncheon will be held on Friday, October 19, 12:00–1:30 pm.

  • New AGFA Hybrid Anapurna LED helps UYR hit tight deadlines New AGFA Hybrid Anapurna LED  Helps UYR Hit Tight Deadlines.

    Creative, design and print solutions business, UYR Ltd, has invested in a further Agfa wide format printing machine, an Anapurna H2500i LED, offering additional speed to their service and ensuring they continue to meet increasingly shorter customer lead times.

  • Classic car descends to La Scala’s stage with Massivit 3D Classic Car Descends to La Scala’s Iconic Stage with Massivit 3D Printing.

    Italy-based print provider, Colorzenith, has 3D printed a life-size replica of the classic Italian car, Lancia B24 for the Don Pasquale opera, performed in Europe’s largest opera house, La Scala in Milan, Italy.

  • Archroma celebrates opening of Global Competence Center Archroma celebrates opening of Global Competence Center for Whiteness.

    Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has officially inaugurated its new Global Competence Center for Whiteness in Prat, near Barcelona, Spain.

  • Fujifilm launches getFIT Jet Press comparison App Fujifilm has launched getFIT, a new comparison tool to show the savings printers can make by investing in a Jet Press 720S.

    New app estimates potential time and cost savings possible with the Jet Press based on actual print jobs and business requirements.

  • XAAR and Stratasys in High Speed 3D print joint venture Xaar 3D Ltd will leverage the natural synergies between Xaar and Stratasys, specifically Xaar’s technology relating to High Speed Sintering and industrial piezo inkjet printheads.

    Xaar PLC is pleased to announce today that it will invest with Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing, in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on High Speed Sintering technologies.

  • Avery Dennison shortlisted for Label Industry Global Awards Avery Dennison has been nominated for the Award for Sustainability, one of the key categories of the Label Industry Global Awards 2018.

    Shortlisted as one of three finalists, Avery Dennison received the nomination for its recent introduction of a Sustainability Procurement Program, a collaborative evaluation platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for the company’s global supply chain.

  • England World Cup Flag makes BBC News The business invested in the Agfa Avinci DX3200 dye sublimation engine earlier this year which is driven by the Agfa Asanti workflow solution.

    Northern Flags has made BBC headlines with their new England Waistcoat Supporters Flag, printed on their Agfa Avinci wide format dye sublimation printer.

  • Gabel Group grows business with Durst’s Alpha 330 purchase Gabel grows export and retail business with first major investment in Durst Alpha Series.

    Durst, an inkjet pioneer and manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has helped Gabel Group to transform its retail business and open up more export trade in a partnership approach.

  • Roland DG to Sponsor FAB14 in Toulouse, France Roland DG to Sponsor FAB14, the International Meeting of the Fab Lab Community, in  Toulouse, France.

    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices worldwide, today announced that it will once again be a key sponsor of FAB14, the 14th annual meeting of the global Fab Lab community, to be held in Toulouse, France from July 16 to 22, 2018.

  • Caldera RIP successfully certified for HP Latex R-series Caldera RIP Version 11.2 offers users a number of strengths when it comes to the HP Latex R series.

    French software company Caldera can confirm that it’s market-leading RIP, Caldera Version 11.2, has qualified for full certification for driving the HP Latex R series of printers.

  • SGIA calls for Golden Image Competition submissions Entries will be on display in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2018 SGIA Expo.

    The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is accepting entries for the 2018 Golden Image Competition. The competition recognizes excellence in printing in a wide variety of categories including banners, garments, ceramics and embroidery.

  • Avery Dennison announces opening of “Wrap Like A King” 2018 Wrap installers from 53 countries across the globe can submit commercial, full print or color change wrap projects to be judged to win thousands in prizes.

    Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced the opening of its annual “Wrap Like A King” Challenge. This year’s vehicle wrap competition will run July 9 through September 14, 2018, and it will again include Regional Wrap Kings, Continental Wrap Kings and the crowning of the “King of the Wrap World.”

  • Kernow Coatings certifies KernowPrint Pro-Lite for HP Indigo Kernow Coatings Certifies KernowPrint Pro-Lite for HP Indigo through the Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Kernow Coatings, the global leader in the development of digitally printable synthetic substrates, today announced the launch KernowPrint Pro-Lite, an RIT certified white synthetic material built using the company's proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology.

  • XAAR highlights benefits of XAAR 1003 printhead for labels The open day will showcase the company’s PicoColour UV inkjet label press, which uses Xaar 1003 printheads

    Xaar, the world-leader in industrial inkjet technology, will give a presentation on its market-leading Xaar 1003 printhead at an upcoming open house event held by Dantex Group. The aim of the event is to demonstrate why digital label press technologies are the future of the labelling industry.

  • Antalis launch KernowPrint’s range for HP Indigo synthetics KernowPrint features the company’s revolutionary Cobalt Coating Technology which maximises LEP ink adhesion of HP Indigo inks.

    Antalis, the leading European distributor of paper, packaging solutions and visual communication products, has introduced a new portfolio of HP Indigo printable synthetics.

  • PICON to attend The Print Show Bettine Pellant, CEO of PICON, says: “Supporting members at trade shows is an important part of our service.

    Suppliers trade organisation PICON has announced that it will attend The Print Show at the NEC which runs from 18-20 September. Some 16 PICON members have already booked stands at the show and a 17th is attending to support a partner company.

  • Antalis expands visual portfolio with complete Stadur offer Available in black and white, Stadur Easyprint and Stadur Sign SF are suitable for a range applications.

    Antalis has extended its impressive visual communications portfolio to provide customers with a complete product offer of Stadur lightweight foam boards and finishing accessories.

  • UK POS printer targets increased automation with Onset X3 The Simpson Group becomes the latest company to invest in Inca Digital’s ultra-high productivity Onset X3 with full automation.

    Based in Washington, north-east England, Simpson Group confirmed at FESPA 2018 that they would become the latest company to invest in Inca Digital’s ultra-high productivity Onset X3 with full automation, supplied by Fujifilm.

  • Ultimate vehicle visibility solutions from Avery Dennison Avery Dennison reflective product range offers many other options in addition to the V-8000 Series.

    Among the materials science innovations Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions premiered at FESPA 2018 was a full range of reflective films designed to provide the highest possible vehicle visibility.

  • Ferretto Group - A 5,000 square meter warehouse for Ritrama A 5,000 square meter automated warehouse for Ritrama by Italian Ferretto Group.

    Ritrama, a leading Italian multinational in the production of self-adhesive materials, chose Ferretto Group's technological and innovative solutions for its new automated warehouse located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  • Delightful Living personalise print with Mimaki UJF-3042HG The Mimaki is high quality and reliable and the team is now beginning to experiment with new substrates and work with suppliers to develop new ideas and create new products.

    Delightful Living, based in Derbyshire, makes bespoke personalised signs and gifts for the home and garden. Having started by hand-painting everything, they have been working with UV print technology since 2013.

  • Registration officially opens for Labelexpo India 2018 The show is set to take place once again at state-of-the-art venue India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR), from 22-25 November.

    Registration for the 6th edition of Labelexpo India, the largest label and package printing event in South Asia, is now open.

  • Kala KalaXY increases productivity for UYR The KalaXY is a 65" wide automatic XY trimmer which quickly cuts prints from a roll into sheets providing a significant time saving in poster finishing.

    Sourcing the right equipment to allow increased productivity is always a challenge for companies such as the UYR Group. The company initially started out as a graphic design agency but soon realised that due to the size of its clients and the volume of print they required, there was an opportunity to take more control of the production process.

  • Modular Zünd S3 means market can dictate Nilorn's next step Zünd digital cutting table is built to a modular design, allowing each user to choose their perfect configuration upon installation and make changes and upgrades at a later date.

    Global label and branding company Nilorn has installed a Zünd S3 at its UK HQ in order to extend its reach into an already successful packaging business – with the digital cutting table's modular design allowing Nilorn to continue to develop its strategy as market demands change.

  • Fujifilm installs world’s first super-wide Acuity Ultra UK creative production business, Echo House, is first company in the world to invest in Fujifilm’s new, high-quality, high-productivity, super-wide printer.

    With the sale confirmed at FESPA 2018, the machine was installed and began operation at Echo House’s premises in Surbiton, Surrey in June.“We are a design-led business aiming to push the boundaries for our clients,” says Peter Onyskiw, Technical Director at Echo House.

  • Fredrix Canvas Celebrating 150th USA-Made Anniversary Fredrix print canvas began celebrating their 150-year USA-Made history at the recent meeting of the Federation of European Screen Printers Associations (FESPA) in Berlin.

    Fredrix Canvas celebrates 150 years of producing the world’s finest artist and printable canvases. Manufacturing in the USA with both high-tech machine coating and old-world hand-priming, Fredrix provides the best of both worlds to its U.S. and International customers.

  • Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials names Global VP As global VP for R&D, Pascale will lead Label and Graphic Materials’s global R&D network, including oversight of our seven regional R&D centers and teams.

    Avery Dennison Corporation today announced the appointment of Pascale Wautelet as the global vice president of Research and Development (R&D) for its Label and Graphic Materials group, effective immediately.

  • Enfocus launches Reporting Module for Switch 2018 Switch users gain production visibility with new module.

    Enfocus, an Esko company, is proud to announce the release of the Reporting Module for Switch 2018, the latest version of its automation solution for the professional print market.

  • Mutoh Demo Room open twenty-four-seven 360° Virtual Tour Tool takes website visitors on a tour of  Mutoh’s Experience Centre.

    Mutoh Europe announces that it has published a 360° Virtual Tour Tool of its Mutoh Experience Centre (MEC) at https://www.printinspiration.eu/en/mec/demo-room.

  • Grab a beer and discover Roland's cool footie offer New and existing Roland customers attended the all-day event near Bristol, which featured an exciting table football competition with the winners taking home official footballs and England shirts.

    Roland DG flew the flag for England at its Creative Centre in Clevedon on Tuesday 26th June, with a day of World Cup-themed footie fun, some incredibly innovative printing and the launch of a special (and very cool!) offer.

  • Firstan streamlines production with Esko-to-EFI integration New solution addresses key market pressures by reducing errors and increasing efficiency for a Packaging Connected workflow.

    Firstan Limited, Cambridge, UK, has successfully piloted a newly developed interface between Esko’s Automation Engine Connect and EFI’s Radius software applications.

  • Perfect Colours named UK Reseller for NS Multi LG Printer New Solution Engineering has announced the appointment of Perfect Colours as authorised NS Multi reseller for the UK & Ireland.

    The NS Multi LG is a wide format flatbed digital printer which is designed for the short run printing on demand of folding cartons and corrugated boxes and sheets.

  • Soyang Europe announces new textile and flooring collections New to the UK flooring market are Universal Floor and Grip Floor, both featuring FR certification and available from stock from Soyang Europe’s Lancashire Distribution Centre.

    Digitally printable media specialist, Soyang Europe has announced stock availability of several new products, as the company grows its comprehensive collections of printable materials for the wide and super-wide format sectors.

  • Selectequip invest in JFX200-2531 and Kongsberg X24 Starter With a working area of 1680mm x 3200mm, the Kongsberg X24 Starter is  perfect for a wide range of signage materials.

    Leading online store, Selectequip, has recently refurbished their Wakefield sign company and subsequently been shortlisted for a best small business award.

  • AG/CAD generates huge saving for Thomas Leach Colour The arrival of the DYSS opened new doors and created opportunities for the Oxfordshire based outfit.

    There are very few print businesses that can say they have ridden the tide of continuous change and market evolution and remained successful throughout their existence. Thomas Leach Colour is a company that has not only sailed through the industry challenges; it has excelled since its inception almost 120 years ago.

  • CompanyBox signs for HP PageWide C500 CompanyBox signs for HP PageWide C500 to establish an all-digital packaging plant.

    CompanyBox today announced the purchase of a new HP PageWide C500 Press to produce high-quality digital post-print corrugated packaging. The investment supports CompanyBox’s all-digital plant strategy to meet brands’ demand for greater flexibility in corrugated boxes and displays.

  • Pre-Show workshops open doors at the SGIA Expo The half-day sessions on the day before the 2018 SGIA Expo will offer insight into the small business and wide-format markets.

    The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is offering two half-day education sessions the day before the 2018 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 18–20).

  • Dan Zmuda named Regional Sales Manager in Textile Unit Dan Zmuda Named Regional Sales Manager, Textile Business Unit.

    Nazdar SourceOne is pleased to announce that Dan Zmuda has been promoted to the role of Regional Sales Manager, East - Textile Business Unit for Nazdar SourceOne.

  • ArtSystems appoints new Workflow Development Manager In an exciting new development ArtSystems has appointed Charlotte Crampton as its new Workflow Development Manager.

    ArtSystems has appointed Charlotte Crampton as its new Workflow Development Manager following her four years working as a Digital Applications Specialist with the Nottingham-based distributor.

  • Agfa Graphics releases InkTune and PressTune software Agfa Graphics announces the release of InkTune and PressTune software to reduce the production costs.

    Agfa Graphics announces the release of InkTune and PressTune software to reduce the production costs.

  • Esko software success at Automation Solutions Open House UK Signage customers turn out to see the power of Esko Automation Solutions at Open House.

    Esko’s UK team hosted a successful Open House in Leicester earlier this month, with partners Data Image, Clarity Software and reseller CMYUK. With over 80 customers attending, the event was staged to showcase the latest Esko C66 digital cutting table with the new Robotic Material Handler, as well as Esko’s fully Automated workflow solutions.

  • FLYERALARM installs 1st European EFI VUTEk HS125 F4 FLYERALARM Extends Product Portfolio with 1st European EFI VUTEk HS125 F4 Inkjet Press Installation Increased flexibility, speed and quality for digital large-format printing.

    Electronics for Imaging, Inc. announces the first European installation of the EFI VUTEk HS125 F4 hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll inkjet press at FLYERALARM GmbH in Würzburg, Germany. The press will give the print service provider more flexibility in responding to customer requests.

  • Stylize Display Graphics installs UK's first Agfa Anapurna H3200i LED

    Stylize Graphics LFR

    Suffolk-based Stylize Display Graphics has installed an Anapurna H3200i LED printer with a dual roll-to-roll option and flatbed capability to replace its Agfa Anapurna M2500i. It is the first Anapurna H3200i LED to be installed in the UK.

    Stylize is a versatile operation which, since it was set up some 25 years back by Neil Saville, has steadily invested in the latest technology. Along with the Anapurna H3200i LED Stylize has also recently invested in a Kongsberg cutting table, which enables the company to not only print on heat sensitive material but also to cut and finish a wide range of jobs it could not have coped with previously in-house.

    “We first invested in an Agfa Anapurna M1600 nearly ten years ago. That printer was still going strong several years later when we traded up to an Anapurna M2500i. Then, barely a year later, we heard that Agfa was about to introduce the H3200i LED and decided straight away that we just had to have it,” explained Neil Saville, founder and managing director of Stylize Display Graphics.

    The company now employs ten staff including Neil’s two sons, Kane who operates the new Anapurna H3200i LED and Damon who manages overall production.

    “We use a great deal of acrylic material and often print white on the reverse. This work tends to be produced at best quality mode but even so the output speed is still impressive. The LED lights will provide a cost saving on replacement bulbs and now there’s no wasted time waiting for the machine to warm up. Ink adhesion is excellent and there is no need for a promoter. Then, most importantly, the quality is fantastic,” enthused Kane Saville.

    Stylize has grown organically and the staff takes pride in everything produced be it banners, vehicle graphics, exhibition graphics or very large outdoor signage. This has been borne out by the fact that over the past 25 years the company has built a loyal customer following ranging from leading retailers, international pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and educational establishments.

    “Each time we have invested in a new printer we have looked at all the options but I have to say that Agfa has always won the business. Added to this, we can rely on Agfa’s service and support, which is excellent. If space was not at a premium we would invest in another Anapurna H3200i LED, one as a dedicated flatbed and the other as roll-to-roll,” commented Damon Saville.   

    Now Neil Saville has his sights on a further development for the business producing large textile graphics for a number of Stylize’s customers.

    [Image shows (l-r) Damon, Neil and Kane Saville]

  • UK's first Jeti Mira installed at Graphica Display

    (left to right) Rob Hill and Richard Birch

    Chessington based Graphica Display is the first UK company to install a Jeti Mira UV-inkjet printer from Agfa which is part of a £400,000 investment.