An established business which has been operating in the South African market for more than 30 years, LFR shines a Spotlight on Midcomp to find out how long-term partnerships with leading manufacturers and suppliers have helped drive growth and success.
Loughborough-headquartered Marsden Direct Group has praised the impact its HP Latex R2000 Plus printer has had on the company, revealing the machine has allowed it to achieve a number of key business and sustainability goals.
HP is proud to sponsor Nick Hollis, linking him up with long-time HP technology user PressOn and the most environmentally certified technology HP Latex R2000 and HP Latex 3600 printers, to create graphics for an intense endurance challenge that will see him row solo across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of climate change.
Manchester-based signage company Seymour Sign & Print has praised the impact its new HP Latex 335 printer has had on the business, revealing the machine has helped reduce turnaround times significantly and bolster production efficiency in just a matter of weeks.
Dundee-based trade printing specialist Tradeprint has opened up about how its use of HP Latex print technology is supporting the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and its efforts to drive customers to more environmentally friendly output.
HP Inc has announced a new 36-inch DesignJet portfolio that simplifies the printing needs of AEC (architecture, engineering & construction) professionals who increasingly work in a hybrid environment - needing a high-quality printing experience, whenever and wherever they are. The devices will also enable copy shops to better meet the requirements of AEC customers.
LFR takes a closer look at the new HP Latex 630 printer series to find out more about what these latest HP machines offer to users.
HP have launched the new HP Latex 630 printer series, completing HP’s Latex range and making white ink technology available to Print Service Providers (PSPs) of all sizes. White ink allows users to produce a more impactful range of signage and décor jobs with stunning image quality and colours that jump off the page, creating attention grabbing campaigns for end-customers.
Belgium-based diversified printing business Supercolor has revealed how its decision to invest in an HP Latex 3600 printer and an HP Latex 800W printer has enabled it to take on more work in profitable markets subject to strict health and safety regulations.
Darren Walker, a director at approved HP reseller partner Perfect Colours, recently walked the gruelling 96 miles of the West Highland Way in Scotland to generate funds for charity and raise awareness of the incurable cancer he has been battling for more than two years.
The Nashville branch of the Minuteman Press franchise network recently used its HP Latex 360 printer to create a set of striking graphics for a major exterior front of house full vinyl wrap project at the nearby Grand Ole Opry House.
Pouches.co.uk have installed the HP Indigo 20000, with 25k upgrades, digital press to improve capacity and flexibility in its offerings, while providing high quality products manufactured on demand.
Lancashire-based printed brand communications company Envision Media has hailed the impact of its new HP Stitch S1000 dye sublimation printer, revealing that the machine has helped speed up production and reduce turnaround times for its customers.
UK-headquartered global design and production agency B_RD recently invested in two HP Latex printers to offer more sustainable printing options to its customers around the world.
Belfast-based diversified print operation MAD Colour has revealed how its purchase of an HP Stitch S1000 dye sublimation printer has allowed it to bring work in house and significantly grow its business.
HP is delighted to announce that it will host a dedicated webinar, titled ‘Six key principles on how to win with sustainability’, to demonstrate how taking an eco-conscious approach can help print service providers (PSPs) win new customers and grow their businesses.
Leading signage and digital print service provider Minuteman Press Marietta (MMP) has installed an HP Latex R1000 Plus to meet shorter lead times and serve growing demand for volume signs.
HP played a leading role at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the annual celebration of global film making, as an official partner and exclusive print technology provider - producing over 1500 square metres of material for the 10-day event in May.
Dutch large-format digital print business PPP Nederland has revealed how its investment in an HP Latex 2700W has allowed the company to significantly expand its fleet livery and transport signage services.
Your Print Partner (YPP), the UK manufacturer specialising in large-format and print-on-demand textiles, has invested in a second HP Stitch S1000 printer in less than a year - to produce high quality jobs and fulfill large, custom orders in shorter lead times.
Swedish diversified printing company Akompani has spoken out about the impact HP Latex technology has had on its business, with the recent addition of a new HP Latex 800W printer further strengthening its offering.
HP is delighted to announce that it will exhibit at the inaugural edition of WrapFest, the latest event from FESPA dedicated to the innovative vehicle wrapping and graphics market.
Falkirk-based Elevate Signs and Graphics has hailed the impact of its new HP Latex 335 printer, revealing how the machine has allowed the company to bring a large amount of printing work in house and to explore opportunities in new markets.
Edinburgh-based designer Mairi Helena and leading digitally printed wallpapers manufacturer John Mark recently linked up to produce a bespoke wallpaper featuring a host of special effects, all of which were printed using an HP Latex 2700W Printer.
Leading signage and digital print service provider, Lamcom Technologies Inc, has recently installed the first HP Latex 2700W in Canada.
Israel-based high-quality print service provider Line Cut has hailed the impact of its new HP Latex 800W printer, revealing how the device, its first investment from HP, has allowed it to take on new work and gain customers in a number of significant growth markets.
Diversified print service provider Digiprint Nettl has revealed that its new HP Latex R1000 printer has allowed it to launch an environmentally friendly range of products to help satisfy the rising customer demand for sustainable services.
HP is delighted to announce a dedicated webinar on décor and sustainability, aimed at showcasing how HP Latex printing technology can help attendees access opportunities in a range of exciting markets.
Printed visual communications specialist blink has hailed the impact of its new HP Latex R1000 printer, revealing that the machine has already helped it to secure a contract with a global consumer brand, just weeks after installation.
Binick Imaging, a Florida-based print service provider (PSP), used an HP Latex 700W and HP Latex R2000 to print and install graphics on over one hundred glass doors, across four floors of the Joe Dimaggio hospital in Miami, in just two days.
PressOn, the multi-award-winning large format digital printing and installation company, has invested in a second HP Latex R2000 printer to enable the business to take on more work in profitable markets, including transport livery.
Contra Vision are pleased to announce that a new ICC profile library is now available on their website. After being asked numerous times by customers for print profiles, they have now released a range for HP Latex Printers.
Family-owned garden pottery supplier Woodlodge Products used its HP Latex R2000 Printer to produce an impressive and sustainable exhibition stand for its recent appearance at a major industry trade show.
Surrey-based diversified print service provider POSITIVE+ has said its investment in an HP Latex R2000 printer has significantly enhanced its environmental credentials and expanded its printing capacity, enabling it to take on more work.
Kellogg's, one of the world's most recognised food manufacturing companies, has partnered with the HP Brands Innovation Platform and the team at print service provider, Precision Proco Group’s Sheffield site, to design and digitally print special packs of Corn Flakes to mark 100 years since Kellogg's first brought its iconic cereal to the UK.
Delivering expertise in large-format print solutions runs through the veins of everyone at HP Platinum Partner and large-format solutions provider Papergraphics.
HP Inc. has today announced new solutions to help Print Service Providers (PSPs) meet high levels of demand, optimise work processes and grow their businesses by delivering innovative applications.
HP is delighted to announce that it will be teaming up with Atech and authorised HP reseller Perfect Colours to showcase the capabilities of the market-leading HP Latex 700W printer and associated finishing technologies at the British Blind and Shutter Show (BBSA Show).
How is the large format print industry doing re-sustainability?
The large format print industry is making significant inroads into its sustainable practices and eco offering. It's been trying for years but we felt with very little traction.
Diversified print and sign-making business Effective Imaging has said its investment in a second HP Latex 335 Printer has helped speed up production and allowed it to move into a number of new markets, all while enhancing its environmental credentials.
‘Sustainability’, ‘green’ and ‘environmentally friendly’ have been among some of the key buzzwords in the print industry in recent years - and even more as we move in to the post-pandemic era - as an increasing amount of printing businesses adjust the way they operate to adopt more planet friendly practices.
Edinburgh-based family-owned vehicle livery and branding specialist Gordana Graphics used its new HP Latex 700 printer to produce a series of eye-catching wraps for five local sightseeing double-decker buses.
Birmingham-based bespoke printed components manufacturer Rudd Macnamara has invested in a new HP Latex R1000 printer to support its long-term growth plans and help the business reach its full potential.
Leeds-based wide-format printing and signage specialist Imageco recently used Drytac SpotOn SynTac and ViziPrint Deco + to produce a range of striking POS and window graphics for world-famous footwear brand Dr. Martens at its new test and learn concept store on Carnaby Street in London. All of the graphics were printed using Imageco’s HP Latex 800W printer, with its eco-friendly water-based inks.
Many companies are looking for opportunities to enter new markets, improve competitiveness and drive business growth.
The world has changed, and printers need to keep up by producing a range of new and practical applications for their customers.
Florida-based large-format printing business Binick Imaging purchased new HP Stitch S1000 and HP Latex R2000 printers to support its growth and drive for more sustainable practices.
HP is delighted to announce the launch of The Print Hub, an interactive platform specifically developed to support HP Latex users and help them get the best out of their printers.
Manchester-based graphics and fabric printing specialist, Media Co Ltd, has pledged its commitment to sustainability via a new carbon reduction programme powered by HP Latex and HP Stitch print technology.
Many leading print businesses are making it a top priority to diversify their large-format print offering as customers increasingly demand unique ideas, eco-friendly output, more creative solutions and new content.
Express Image, Inc., a family-owned company based in Minnesota for over 70 years, has boosted its printer line-up with the purchase of three HP Latex R2000 hybrid presses.
Social responsibility is a hot topic for businesses in all industries, but this is particularly true for the print industry. One recent study from HP and C Space found 85% of print businesses that operate latex large-format printers are demanding sustainable products and practices.
Print business leaders have a huge opportunity to reinvent the way they work with new products and services, new ways of working, plus a more eco-conscious and socially responsible outlook. New free-to-download article from HP addresses these trends.
Corby-based point-of-sale specialist Emerald House Associates has revealed its purchase of an HP Latex R2000 printer from approved HP distributor Papergraphics has helped to enhance its environmental credentials and satisfy an increasing demand from customers for more planet-friendly work.
Colourfully printed spoke protectors for children's wheelchairs are a matter close to the heart of the company plot.tec from Dortmund, and – since the installation of an HP Latex 700W printer in August 2021 – the company can now produce the popular wheel covers even more efficiently.
HP has revealed details of a new webinar that will focus on how integrating white ink as part of a print service offering can gain businesses a significant advantage over their competitors.
Wide-format print has been regarded as a key growth market for some time now, with a huge range of work on offer for companies active in this sector. However, as more businesses move into the market, competition for work intensifies and print companies are having to be clever about the way they operate to maximise their profits.
Graphic display and exhibition build solutions provider Eastern Exhibition & Display has purchased its second HP Latex 800 large-format printer in a matter of months to further enhance the quality of its work and improve overall efficiency.
B!G is a multidisciplinary visual agency, with print as a core part of its portfolio and a strong focus on sustainability. Having invested in HP technology for over seven years, it was an easy decision for B!G to upgrade to the HP Latex 3200 and HP Latex R2000 Plus models to address an even fuller spectrum of print needs without compromising on sustainability credentials.
Surrey-based architectural signage solutions provider Signbox has praised the role its duo of HP Latex 300 Series printers played in an innovative project that helped the company scoop a host of major honours at the 2021 UK Graphics Awards.
Banbury-based large-format print specialist Bamboo Creations says its new HP Latex 800W printer has allowed the company to significantly enhance productivity while maintaining its environmental credentials.
Dublin-based print and signage production company Just Print has praised the impact of its new HP Latex 800W, saying that the printer has enabled it to expand its service offering and allowed the business to move ahead of competitors in a busy market.
Print service providers (PSPs) in Scotland were recently invited to explore and interact with the very latest HP DesignJet, HP Latex, and HP PageWide XL Pro technology, as well as associated software and finishing solutions, at the Perfect Colours and HP Discovery Event.
Family-run wallpaper manufacturing business Surface Print says its decision to invest in an additional duo of HP Latex 3600 Printers has opened up a range of markets, enabling customers to expand their offerings with ‘exciting’ new high-end products.
Family-run sign-making business Humphreys Signs has said that the purchase of a new HP Latex R1000 printer has enabled it to make significant progress with its environmentally friendly goals and take on more sustainable signage work.
Following the successful completion of its series of Coffee Talk events held throughout September and October 2021, HP will be hosting a summary webinar titled ‘Putting Sustainability at the Heart of your Business'.
With the undoubted rise in eco-consciousness, sustainability should now be at the heart of print service providers (PSPs)' business operations. The third of HP's series of Coffee Talks - taking place on 14th October 2021 - will focus on circular design and the 10 steps PSPs can take to move to more sustainable business operations.
Bristol-based print and design solutions provider Fountain Print says its purchase of an HP Latex R2000 printer supported the business with a major expansion effort and allowed it to access a host of profitable new markets.
Demand for more environmentally friendly print has been on the rise for some time now, not least in the retail sector where print businesses are coming under increasing scrutiny from their customers to provide more eco-conscious solutions.
With the undoubted rise in eco-consciousness, sustainability should now be at the heart of print service providers (PSPs)' business operations. HP is launching a series of online events to support PSPs on their sustainability journey.
HP Inc. has introduced a range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices to equip large format print users with the technology to navigate and thrive in the new normal.
LFR recently spoke with Shaun Holdom, ISA-UK council member and Global Product Manager at Drytac, regarding the latest trends in the signage market as it starts to recover from the global pandemic.
We've all seen those awful pictures on television of plastic bottles left floating in the sea and turtles with carrier bags in their mouths, after which we are left wondering what on earth we can do to put a stop to plastic pollution.
iMAGECO is one of the UK’s leading wide-format print and signage companies. Its Leeds based state-of-the-art facility, equipped with industry leading technology, has delivered an unparalleled quality service and an extensive sustainable portfolio since its conception in 2001.
Large-format print business JKN Digital has revealed that the reliability and efficiency of its four HP Latex machines enabled it to continue producing high quality printed work at fast turnaround speeds throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
When looking to maximise the functionality and profit-earning capabilities of your hardware investments, or ensuring you are spending your money on the right sort of kit, it's always worth keeping an eye on the very latest trends.
Thom Brown, HP's Chief Inkologist, discusses HP Latex: what it is; how it works; and what are the key benefits.
Payote, leading manufacturer of espadrilles from the South of France, has recently purchased and installed its first HP Stitch S500 to meet the growing demand for personalised artisanal footwear.
HP has teamed up with several major global organisations, including The Ocean Agency, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Adobe, to inspire people to join the fight to protect the World's oceans.
HP are offering UK-based printers the chance to win a pair of tickets to September’s UK Graphic Awards.
Having supplied textile printing solutions for some 40 odd years and serving as a UK partner for a list of hardware, software, ink and materials suppliers that reads like a veritable ‘who´s who’ of textile printing, we couldn’t really think of anyone better than the team at RA Smart to help us take a more in-depth look at the technicalities of the HP Stitch dye-sublimation printer.
HP has announced a new EMEA-wide webinar that will showcase how using leading HP Stitch dye sublimation printers with partner technologies can help users access a wide range of work within the soft signage sector.
HP and Perfect Colours are co-hosting a webinar at 2pm BST on Wednesday 14th July 2021 highlighting the latest and most sustainable Latex wide-format print solutions.
Slough-based large-format printing specialist The Big Display Company has set its sights on expansion into new markets following the purchase of an HP Latex R2000 Plus production printer, saying the device has completely changed the way the business operates.
HP has announced a new webinar that will explore the many print opportunities presented by the creative interior décor market. The free-to-attend event, titled ‘HP décor - what's next?', takes place on 30th June 2021 at 10am GMT and will provide insight into the untapped print opportunities offered by the very latest trends in the world of décor.
LFR recently caught up with décor thought-leader, writer and influencer, Rachel Nunziata, to get her expert input on the interior décor opportunity and to find out more about her forthcoming webinar with HP.
Northumbria University has paid a special tribute to the impact of its HP Stitch S300 dye sublimation printer, revealing that the device has played a key role in allowing students to continue learning and working during the pandemic.
Designs Signage Solutions says it expanded with new customers throughout 2020 - in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic - and completed a number of colourful graphics projects using its HP Latex R2000 Plus printer
Today HP Inc. announced the latest addition to its HP Stitch portfolio to help print service providers (PSPs) diversify their soft signage and interior décor offerings, as well as meet more challenging customer needs. The updated 126-inch HP Stitch S1000 is designed to offer high quality with greater versatility and smooth operation.
Environmental impact has never been a more important issue. It’s changing the way businesses in every industry work, and when it comes to print media, clients need the reassurance that their campaigns adhere to their own sustainability policies and goals.
Leeds-based printing company Imageco has transformed its Holbeck-based headquarters with a range of renewable energy solutions to reduce its carbon output by more than 30,000 tonnes per year, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the city.
PressOn says it has secured several innovative graphics jobs during the uncertain pandemic period - following some spectacular pre-COVID projects - using its HP Latex R Series printer.
HP and Papergraphics have announced an upcoming webinar exploring the opportunities in decorative inkjet printing for commercial and residential interiors.