21 Sep 2023


  • Create ice-cool arena ads with adhesive media In Europe, Drytac's Polar Premium R 80 can be used for flat or slightly curved surfaces, making it ideal for sports arenas in addition to vehicle livery.

    Hockey season is upon us, meaning plenty of action on the rink to come. But there are also lots of opportunities for grabbing spectators' attention via advertising, in particular rink boards.

  • Kernow to showcase award winning products at SGIA Expo Kernow North America wins SGIA Sustainable Business Recognition Award and will be showcasing new and exciting products at SGIA in Las Vegas, October 18-20.

    The global leader of digitally printable synthetic substrates, Kernow North America, will be showing their extensive wide format range and new products at booth 1071 during this years’ SGIA show in Las Vegas from October 18-20.

  • Spandex introduces new 3M DI-NOC Collection to its portfolio Spandex introduces new 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes Collection 2018/2020 to its portfolio.

    Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, has introduced 225 new patterns from 3M’s DI-NOC range.

  • Dean Ashworth appointed Sales & Marketing Manager of Zünd UK Dean Ashworth appointed Sales and Marketing Manager of Zünd UK.

    In its latest move to boost UK operations, Zünd UK has appointed Dean Ashworth to the role of Sales and Marketing Manager, with immediate effect.

  • ArtSystems announces new partnership with SHINING 3D ArtSystems announces new partnership with SHINING 3D.

    Nottingham-based ArtSystems, one of the largest value-added distributors and service providers in the UK, has announced its new partnership with SHINING 3D, a leading manufacturer of 3D digitising and 3D printing technologies.

  • Océ Colorado 1640 raises revenue for Spectrum Print Plus The Océ Colorado 1640 Helps Empower Spectrum Print Plus to Explore New Revenue Opportunities.

    Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Spectrum Print Plus, a digital cut-sheet commercial print service provider located in Canton, Massachusetts, recently installed an Océ Colorado 1640 roll-to-roll wide-format printer in its quest to enter the wide-format market.

  • OneVision Software to show Wide Format Automation at SGIA OneVision Software with Automation Suite for Wide and Super Wide Format Printers At SGIA Expo.

    With its Wide Format Automation Suite, specially designed to meet the requirements of wide and super wide format printers, the German manufacturer of prepress software is setting the focus for its presence at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas in October.

  • Roland user Fatree5 takes on sportswear world and wins Roland user Fatree5 takes on sportswear world and wins.

    Cheltenham's Fatree5 installed two Roland printing systems three years ago after seeing an exciting niche market and has seen its business snowball ever since.

  • NESCHEN Coating GmbH strengthens its Management Team NESCHEN Coating GmbH strengthens its Management Team.

    Neschen Coating GmbH has already strengthened its management team on 01.09. last year. Since then Nils Andreas Honscha has been responsible for the portfolio management of the Filmolux Group. 

  • Meteor first to drive FUJIFILM Dimatix SG600 printheads Meteor Inkjet First to Offer Electronics and Software to Drive New SG600 Printheads from FUJIFILM Dimatix.

    Meteor Inkjet, the leading independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, further expands its product portfolio with the addition of the HDC-SG600 Head Driver Card, Printhead Evaluation Kit and Waveform Development Kit for FUJIFILM Dimatix SG600 printheads.

  • Taylor Bloxham Group make shortlist at print industry awards Taylor Bloxham Group makes shortlist in four categories at print industry awards.

    The Taylor Bloxham Group has been recognised for the quality of their printing work by making the final shortlist in four separate categories at a national industry awards event.

  • Roland DGA announce “Discover Roland Explore Africa” contest Roland DGA Announces Launch of New Global “Discover Roland, Explore Africa” Contest.

    Roland DG’s new “Discover Roland, Explore Africa” contest gives entrants a chance to win an all-expenses paid African sight-seeing safari for two, including airfare, accommodations, meals and guided tours. The global contest, which will run through November 30, 2018, is designed to encourage prospects to get a hands-on product demonstration of Roland technology.

  • Michelle Johnson, new Director of Worldwide Marketing at SAi SAi Promotes Michelle Johnson to Director of Worldwide Marketing.

    SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced the promotion of Michelle Johnson to Director of Worldwide Marketing.

  • Sustainability Luncheon will cover Goods and Strategies Sustainability Luncheon will Cover Goods and Strategies. The luncheon takes place Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 12:00–2:00 pm.

    The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced Libra Balian, Brand Leaders Chair, Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP); Brian Hite, President, Image Options; and Yalmaz Siddiqui, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, MGM Resorts, as featured speakers for the Brands Talking Sustainability Luncheon at the 2018 SGIA Expo.

  • CHILI publish announces new strategic partnerships Partnerships enable customers to expand business opportunities using the award-winning CHILI publish technology.

    CHILI publish is proud to announce it has formed strategic partnerships with four companies: Significans Automation, Ink-IT Digital, Apago and PrintIQ.

  • Tilia Labs takes Vanguard Breakthrough trophy at PRINT 18 Phoenix 7.0 becomes one of just five products recognized as a game changing technology breakthrough.

    Tilia Labs, a leading developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, has been distinguished with a Vanguard Breakthrough Award by the Association for Print Technologies at PRINT 18. The Award recognizes Tilia Labs’ Phoenix 7.0 software, which is being previewed at PRINT 18 (booth 540).

  • Features confirmed for FESPA Eurasia 2018 FESPA has confirmed its features programme for FESPA Eurasia 2018, which will take place from 6 to 9 December at the Istanbul Expo Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.

    FESPA has confirmed its features programme for FESPA Eurasia 2018, which will take place from 6 to 9 December at the Istanbul Expo Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Derwent Displays showcase Fujifilm Inca Onset X investment Customer open-house event showcases Derwent Displays’ investment in two Inca Digital Onset X platforms from Fujifilm.

    Derwent Displays has hailed as a great success, a customer open-house event at its factory in Derbyshire, UK. The event on 14th September showcased the latest phase of the company’s successful partnership with Fujifilm and the huge range of possibilities provided by its investment in two Inca Digital Onset X platforms in the past two years.

  • SHINING 3D announces strategic partnership with ArtSystems SHINING 3D announces strategic partnership with ArtSystems.

    SHINING 3D, a leading manufacturer of 3D digitising and 3D printing technologies has announced its partnership with ArtSystems, one of the largest value-added distributors and service providers for resellers in the UK. This new partnership recognises the rapidly increasing demand for 3D digitising and 3D printing technology and services in the UK.

  • Durst P10 250 HS Plus and Rhotex 325 drive growth at 3 Sixty Commercial printer company 3 Sixty continues to drive forward after a two-machine Durst investment at its headquarters in Capital Business Park, Cardiff.

    The Durst Rhotex 325 combines direct-to-textile printing and transfer paper with dye sublimation transfer printing technology. Both this and a Durst P10 250 HS Plus hybrid system provide the platform for further growth opportunities for 3 Sixty.

  • EFI announces two new 5th generation Cretaprint printers EFI grows its portfolio of high-end, automated 5th generation Cretaprint 'Smart Printers'.

    Tile manufacturers can achieve efficient, high-end digital decoration for nearly any size configuration or design need using the versatile and proven line of EFI Cretaprint printers from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. 

  • 1000th swissQprint machine now in operation JPC Labo of Marly, France, took delivery of the 1000th swissQprint large format printer in May.

    JPC Labo of Marly, France, took delivery of the 1000th swissQprint large format printer in May. This Nyala LED has injected new impetus into the business, with significant productivity increases and an expanded range of services.

  • JK Group to showcase Impres Soft Signage System at SGIA JK Group to showcase Impres Soft Signage System at SGIA.

    JK Group has announced it will be showcasing the Impres digital soft signage printing system at SGIA in Las Vegas next month. The Impres 4320 printer will be demonstrated using Dybrid, dye-sublimation ink developed by JK Group for MS Printing. SGIA runs from 18th to 20th October and JK Group will be in Booth 1473.

  • Nazdar highlights ink solutions at the SGIA Expo 2018 Nazdar Ink Technologies will present a range of inks at SGIA Expo 2018.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will once more be a key exhibitor at SGIA Expo, taking place between 18th and 20th October 2018 in Las Vegas, USA. The event brings together professionals from across the speciality and wide-format printing markets and welcomes delegates from around the world.

  • Be inspired by SENFA fabrics at SGIA Expo 2018 SENFA will be showcasing its Sublimis media for transfer and direct sublimation printing at SGIA 2018.

    SENFA will be showcasing the SGIA award-winning Sublimis media on its booth (#3023) at SGIA 2018. The company will also be launching an updated version of its eco-friendly Alterra printable textile media and the new range of Decomind-branded substrates at the event.

  • Drytac to unveil new and award-winning products at SGIA Expo Drytac to unveil new and award-winning products at SGIA Expo 2018.

    Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, will be a key exhibitor at the forthcoming SGIA Expo 2018, with award-winning products on show. Drytac will also be presenting an educational seminar regarding retail signage ideas and applications.

  • Zünd UK to showcase G3 L-3200 at Advanced Engineering 2018 Zünd UK will return to Advanced Engineering to showcase its high-performance digital cutting systems.

    Zünd UK Ltd will return to Advanced Engineering UK, the premier trade event for engineers, designers and manufacturers across a variety of markets, next month.

  • Roland DGA wins two SGIA 2018 “Product of the Year” awards Roland VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter and ECO-UV ink – have won coveted 2018 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards.

    Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, has announced that two of its products – the Roland VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter and ECO-UV ink – have won coveted 2018 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards.

  • Trotec SP2000 receives SGIA 2018 Product of the Year Award Trotec's SP2000 large format laser cutter honored with SGIA 2018 Product of the Year Award.

    Trotec Laser is proud to announce that its SP2000 laser cutter for large format materials has received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year Award in the Lasers-Routers-Cutters 4 x 8' or larger category.

  • JK Group to present Kiian Digital portfolio at ITMA Asia JK Group to present Kiian Digital Textile Digital Ink portfolio at ITMA Asia.

    JK Group will be presenting Kiian Digital’s ink portfolio for the textile industry at ITMA Asia next month.

  • XJet signs distributor agreement at TCT with Carfulan Group XJet signs first distributor agreement at TCT with Carfulan Group.

    XJet Ltd., the additive manufacturing (AM) company, has announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement at TCT show with Carfulan Group, a supplier of leading edge technology solutions to UK manufacturers.

  • SAi subscription-based software model surpasses 10,000 users SAi's subscription-based software model surpasses 10,000 user milestone.

    SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced that users of its flagship software-by-subscription initiative now number well over 10,000, as purchases recently surpassed the impressive milestone during Q2 of this year.

  • New Clear Ink enhances versatility for Mimaki’s UCJV300 New Clear Ink enhances versatility for Mimaki’s award-winning UCJV300 Series.

    Mimaki has announced the availability of new LUS-170 Clear Ink to be used on the UCJV300 Series. The additional LUS-170 clear ink offers a host of new design possibilities and expands business opportunities by creating compelling displays using gloss, matte or textured finish.

  • Creative capabilities of XAAR 2001+ on show at Tecnargilla Creative capabilities of XAAR 2001+ on show at Tecnargilla 2018.

    Ceramic tile manufacturers are seeing how the Xaar 2001+ printhead is revolutionising tile decoration this week at Tecnargilla 2018, where Xaar is exhibiting the printhead on its stand (#194 in Kromatech Hall C1).

  • See production efficiency take flight with Esko at C!Print Automated end-to-end workflow ensures faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability.

    Esko will help sign providers and corrugated converters ensure that their production takes flight at C!Print, Madrid, with systems that deliver automated end-to-end workflow for faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability.

  • Meteor Inkjet supports High Laydown technology from XAAR Meteor Inkjet announces support for High Laydown technology from XAAR.

    Meteor Inkjet, a leading independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, is pleased to announce support for Xaar’s High Laydown Technology for Xaar 2001+ and Xaar 1003 printheads.

  • Onyx Graphics to debut ONYX 18.5 with APPE 5 at SGIA 2018 Onyx Graphics Inc., to debut ONYX 18.5 with APPE 5 at SGIA 2018.

    Onyx Graphics, Inc. today announced the debut of ONYX 18.5 software at the upcoming SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • New gloss pastel colors added to Avery Dennison portfolio Four new gloss pastel colors added to Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film Portfolio.

    A distinctively ‘retro’ look is now being offered by four new soft pastel tones in the Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio. The new Tough Pastel series of colors includes Cloudy Blue, Smoky Blue, Sea-Breeze Blue and Light Pistachio.

  • Béflex chooses EFI VUTEk h3 hybrid superwide printer Premium, high-velocity 7-picolitre imaging, and extensibility with a field upgrade option, will deliver greater productivity at Europe's first VUTEk h3 installationPremium, high-velocity 7-picolitre imaging, and extensibility with a field upgrade option, will deliver greater productivity at Europe's first VUTEk h3 installation.

    Budapest-based Béflex, a PoC (Point of Communication) print expert company, purchased the groundbreaking new EFI VUTEk h3 hybrid flatbed/roll superwide-format printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

  • Fujifilm to unveil new workflow features at IFRA Expo 2018 Luxel VMAX 600, the fastest CTP on the market, and two unique new workflow tools to be added to Fujifilm’s newspaper portfolio.

    Fujifilm today announces that in Hall 21a, Stand E.01, at the IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018 (9-11 October, Berlin) it will introduce two new solutions to its newspaper portfolio, both reinforcing the company’s commitment to making newspaper production more profitable as part of its Superia initiative.

  • Upgraded variable data, Illustrator plugin and more for CHILI New VDP stance, Illustrator plug-in and performance push mark first of many novelties within CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine.

    CHILI publish introduces a first novelty wave for its flagship solution CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine. The enhancements establish the solution as a new comparative benchmark in the VDP business segment.

  • Esko at FachPack: “Packaging Connected” The Kongsberg X22 cutting table will be on show at Esko’s booth 438 in Hall 7A.

    Esko’s innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg X22 cutting table will be on show at Esko’s booth 438 in Hall 7A.

  • Leach doubles print capacity with Durst Rhotex 325 Leach doubles print capacity with Durst Rhotex 325 investment.

    Leach, the project management specialist in graphic displays and display structures, has invested in a new Durst Rhotex 325 printer that has doubled the capacity of its UK factory to a 500m² per hour print rate.

  • Renolit claim calendered vinyl viable for vehicle wrapping RENOLIT remains at the vanguard of innovative vehicle vinyl wrapping films.

    American RENOLIT Corp (ARC), a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic films in the USA, continues to be at the forefront of superior, versatile and cost effective calendered polymeric films for a variety of commercial and personal vehicle wrapping applications.

  • Tilia Labs technologies win RED HOT status at Print 18 Brand new tilia Phoenix planning and imposition capabilities close the loop for commercial printers – Booth 540.

    The new version of tilia Phoenix from Tilia Labs, a leading developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, has been declared one of the “RED HOT Technologies” on show at Print 18 (September 30 – October 2).

  • Over 300 million packaging jobs processed by Esko customers An increasing number of jobs processed by a growing number of customers need flexible and faster than ever end-to-end workflows.

    Esko reports that in the past 12 months, over 300 million packaging jobs were processed through Esko workflows; a staggering number that shows significant increase over the previous 12 months.

  • Antalis unveils winners of 2018 Review awards Antalis has announced its winners for The Review 2018 Design & Print Awards.

    Antalis has announced its winners for The Review 2018 Design & Print Awards at a lavish circus-themed ceremony held last night (Tuesday 18th September) in London.

  • Roland DG and Renault Formula One Team make dreams come true Roland and Renault Sport Formula One Team Make Dreams Come True.

    At this year’s Sign and Digital UK, Roland DG showed up in force with a stunning range of print technologies for every kind of print professional. But that’s not all we brought – in partnership with Renault Sport Formula One Team, we were also able to offer guests the opportunity to win a selection of F1 experiences.

  • Nazdar brings big ideas to world's biggest inkjet conference Nazdar Ink Technologies brings big ideas to the world's biggest inkjet conference.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will return to the world's biggest inkjet conference - TheIJC 2018 - this autumn to present its latest developments and discuss the future of the technology with thought-leaders from across the globe.

  • Magneet invests in the Netherlands’ first Ricoh Pro T7210 Leading Commercial Print Service Provider Invests in the Netherlands’ First Ricoh Pro T7210.

    Leading Dutch commercial print service provider Magneet Communicatiecentrum has chosen to extend its service delivery and speed up production with The Netherlands’ first Ricoh Pro T7210 UV flatbed printer.

  • New production site for Weerg in the name of 4.0 Industry New production site for Weerg in the name of 4.0 Industry.

    And if innovation is its DNA from its establishment, Weerg - new platform that offers online CNC manufacturing and 3D printing - confirms the trend of exponential growth by announcing the imminent relocation to a new facility that triples the area dedicated to production.

  • HP Media wins SGIA Product of the Year Award HP Recycled Satin Canvas is a high-performing, durable canvas that resists edge cracking when stretched.

    Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced the winners of its annual Product of the Year competition. Sixty-eight, state-of-the-art products were selected from a huge pool of 255 submissions.

  • Lead your market with the HP Latex R-Series showroom ADAPT, the UK specialists in everything connected to print, has unveiled their new showroom dedicated to the HP Latex R-Series.

    Hardware of this calibre deserves a unique platform to showcase its dynamic capabilities. Situated in the heart of Manchester, the HP Latex R-Series showroom is now open. Currently housing the R2000, this facility allows visitors to test ADAPT’s wide range of products on this innovative technology and explore all the possibilities available.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Mimaki USA announces UCJV300 Series expansion The new UCJV300 printers deliver a remarkable range of applications and versatility with four-layer printing in addition to five-layer printing capabilities.

    Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced today the availability of the newly developed UCJV300-75, UCJV300-107 and UCJV300-130. These three printers are smaller footprint models with the same operational features of the larger, widely-successful UCJV300-160.

  • Antalis recruits retail industry expert Claire White Antalis has hired Claire White to take on the role of Innovation & Creative Consultant.

    With more than two decades of experience in the retail industry, Claire White has joined Antalis as Innovation & Creative Consultant in the Visual Communications team.

  • ADAPT announced as exclusive UK reseller for new HP Latex R2000 Rigid Printer

    HP has announced that ADAPT (formerly Amari Digital Supplies and Graphic Printing Technologies) will be the exclusive UK reseller for its new HP Latex R2000 Rigid printer. Unveiled at FESPA 2018, the HP Latex R2000 is a true hybrid for flexible and rigid printing, accommodating materials up to 2.5-metres/98” wide and up to 5cm/2” thick.

    The newly formed ADAPT has significant expertise in marketing rigid printing consumables and fulfilling associated flat sheet applications. The company also has a long history implementing and supporting HP Latex printing solutions. This experience has been instrumental in their selection as the ideal exclusive partner for the new HP Latex R2000.

    ADAPT will create a dedicated HP Latex Rigid Printing Demo Centre in Manchester, which is scheduled to open in July of this year. This facility will offer customers the chance to see the technology in action and explore all the possibilities available to them.

    Phil Oakley, UK and Ireland Regional Business Manager for HP, comments: “ADAPT was awarded as exclusive UK partner for the new HP Latex R2000 through a rigorous selection process and we are really pleased to have appointed them. Their unrivalled experience in the rigid sheet plastic market, coupled with excellent credentials in the traditional HP Latex market, makes this an ideal fit. ADAPT has demonstrated its commitment to this market with the planned opening of a demonstration facility specifically for our rigid printing solutions. This will give potential customers an excellent opportunity to learn more about this exciting new technology and help them select the best possible solution for them.”

    The HP Latex R2000 Printer is the first hybrid solution for rigid and flexible sign and display printing in one device. HP announced its new rigid technology at the ISA Sign Expo in March, highlighting how customers will now be able to expand their offering into new, high-value applications while also opening fresh creative ideas and concepts for sign and display.

    Richard Barham, General Manager of ADAPT, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the exclusive reseller for this game-changing new printer from HP. As a company, we offer a unique combination of rigid media experience and expertise, as well as a long history of delivering complete HP Latex solutions to the UK large format digital printing market. We are encouraged by the confidence shown in ADAPT by HP and look forward to the opening of our dedicated HP Latex Rigid printing demonstration centre in July and delivering this exciting new product to the market.”

    The HP Latex R2000 printer is available with immediate effect with a full service 3-year warranty, as well as a broad range of flexible financing options. This makes the purchase and ownership of the printer as seamless and trouble-free as possible.

    To find out more about HP Latex R-series printing, click here.

  • HP launches new DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ printer series at FESPA HP Designjet Z9+ with trimmer

    State-of-the-art HP Designjet Z6 and Z9+ wide-format photo printers offer innovative printing technologies for amazing output and a seamless user experience.

  • HP Latex R2000 rigid printer to debut at FESPA, this first R-series will also feature HP Latex white ink  HP Latex R2000 R-series rigid printer

    The HP Latex R2000 is a true hybrid for flexible and rigid printing, it accommodates materials up to 2.5-meters/98-inches wide and up to 5-cm/2-inches thick.

  • Zünd UK Ltd sees flurry of users in furniture design market

    Zund Girsberger

    Zünd UK Ltd is experiencing a wave of new furniture designs created with its digital cutting tables.

  • Canon launches imagePROGRAF TX Series in high-end CAD and entry-level LED plotter markets

    Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series

    Canon has launched a completely new line-up of large format inkjet printers: the imagePROGRAF TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000, available in 24-inch, 36-inch and 44-inch sizes.

  • WAE Group invests in second Longier after two hard-working years

    WAE Longier FR 3750

    Quality Print Services (QPS) is set to install a second Longier grand format printer at WAE Group, two years after the sign specialist purchased its first Longier Hunter FP-3750 LED flatbed from QPS.

  • Paradigm Imaging Group introduces the new PIXis Eco-Solvent printers

    Pixis es

    Paradigm Imaging Group has released a new line of eco-solvent printers from the new PIXis product line.

  • Zünd introduces PCD diamond polishing bits for acrylics

    ZUND P201

    Zünd has brought to market a PCD polishing bit for finishing acrylics. Because of its geometry, the P201 bit is very efficient and distinguishes itself with unbeatable price and performance. The new P201 polishing bit is available immediately.

  • Hybrid returns to The Print Show with Mimaki’s latest innovations

    Mimamki UJV55 320

    Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services returns to The Print Show once again with a raft of innovations as it supports a substantial quota of its resellers who are also exhibiting at the event.

  • Pureprint Group invest in screen printing at Imprint

    Imprint Building

    Pureprint continues to invest in its large format point-of-sale division Imprint based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

  • Labmak announced as first beta site customer for new Durst Tau 330 RSC

    D Webster

    Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced that The Label Makers in the UK will be its first beta site customer for its new digital, high speed, eight-colour label press Tau 330 RSC Label Press.

  • AJS to launch new compact embroidery machine at Newtech Durham workshop


    AJS Embroidery Services Ltd are pleased to announce the first public showing of the new Tajima “SAI” Super compact embroidery machine at the Coactive – Newtech show Durham.

  • InPrint USA to host inaugural industrial inkjet conference


    InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show, will host the first Industrial Inkjet Conference May 1-2, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

  • Lake Image Systems demonstrates how challenging label inspections can be met


    Lake Image Systems Ltd., a leader in variable data integrity and print quality inspection for the packaging, labels, and commercial print industries, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Label Expo 17 show (Stand #9B22) held on September 25th – 28th, 2017 at the Brussels Expo.

  • ASLAN complements its range of metal effect films with trendy rosegold

    Metaeffect ASLAN CA23 Rosegold

    ASLAN, the family-owned German specialist in developing and manufacturing self-adhesive films, is further extending its broad portfolio of metal effect films. To complement the MetalEffect ASLAN CA 23 series, consisting of a variety of polished and brushed metal effect films, the metallic colour rosegold is now also available.

  • Nimlok Chicago expands team of exhibit & display professionals

    NimlokChicago WesGreen

    Nimlok Chicago, an exclusive and expert Nimlok exhibit and display solutions provider based in the Chicago-land area, is proud to announce it has added Wes Green, project coordinator, to its growing team of exhibit and display professionals.

  • Your Print Specialists expands wide format print with Roland Dealer status

    RolandDG YPS Team

    Roland DG has appointed Your Print Specialists (YPS) to its network of approved dealers. Effective from 1st September 2017, YPS is an official Roland DG dealer for the North of England with a focus on sales of the TrueVIS VG Series and TrueVIS SG Series.

  • Zünd launches Laser Module LM 100W – cut & seal in one efficient process

    LM 100W Zund

    With the LM 100W, Zünd is introducing a laser module for sign & display applications. The purpose of this new laser-cutting system is to cut polyester fabrics and seal the edges at the same time. This addition further amplifies the versatility of Zünd's modular, wide-format cutting systems.

  • ArtSystems “keeping it real” for resellers and customers

    Artsystems haveaniceday

    ArtSystems’ Digital Application Specialist, Charlotte Crampton, was given the remit of refreshing the company’s demo suite and reception area to better reflect the Nottingham-based specialist distributor’s portfolio. She chose the theme of “real world signage”. The result provides a state-of-the-art workflow masterclass.

  • Mole Valley Farmers and the Epson SureColor SC-P9000

    Holsworthy FHS

    The Design Studio of Mole Valley Farmers had a requirement for a large format printer to give them total control of their product artwork presentation boards. They chose the Epson SureColor SC-P 9000.

  • Eye-catching fluorescent inks enhance appeal of new Mimaki TS30-1300

    Mimaki TS30 1300

    Mimaki’s UK and Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services has announced that the company's latest dye-sublimation offering, the TS30-1300 1.3m printer, has arrived at its Cheshire showroom and is available for demonstrations.

  • DYSS bottles success for Print Leeds

    DYSS X7

    In the last four years, the West Yorkshire business has undertaken a factory refurbishment and extension and also acquired a Heidelberg Speedmaster CX102 UV seven colour printer, and just recently a DYSS X7-1630C digital cutter from AG/CAD. In the next 6 months, the company will skyrocket its investment plans with a move from the current 20,000sq/ft factory to a 32,000sq/ft facility and also install another Heidelberg Speedmaster XL106 seven colour printer.

  • Konica Minolta driving growth at Labelexpo

    Konica Minolta LabelExpo

    Konica Minolta will showcase the full label production cycle at Labelexpo in Brussels, Belgium, from 25-29 September with a stand offering that will underpin its commitment to customers and growing importance within industrial printing. Visitors will be in for some surprises.

  • ONYX Hub software wins SGIA ‘17 Product of the Year Award

    SGIA Award

    Onyx Graphics, Inc. is proud to announce that ONYX Hub has received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) Product of the Year Award in the Software:

  • Flint Group products improve productivity and safety at Rommelag Flex

    Flint Group

    Flint Group’s innovative adapter with air flow system and sleeve with newly developed easy-mount technology improve productivity and safety at ROMMELAG FLEX

  • Imaginators turns up festival volumes with super fast Durst technology

    Matt Tydeman Imaginators

    Multi award winning large format digital print production company Imaginators is predicting at least a 20% turnover jump in a year with the purchase of Durst’s largest and most advanced digital printing machine, following funding from HSBC.

  • SGIA - Keep clients coming back with vehicle wraps

    SGIA 2017

    SGIA’s Wrap Like a Pro training builds a bridge between graphics printing and installation.

  • The Vinyl Guys transform hobby into profitable business, thanks to Roland DG technology

    Roland DG The Vinyl guys LFR

    Ever wanted to turn a sideline into your main, profit-driving day job? The Vinyl Guys did just that, putting their faith in Roland DG print & cut technology to launch their business into high quality, high reliability production that never fails to impress their customers.

    The Vinyl Guys started their route to business success with just a PC and a small 60cm plotter cutter to produce graphics for friends as and when required. Anything larger than the size of the plotter, or that required print, had to be outsourced on demand.

    Alex Liggett, Owner of The Vinyl Guys, explains: “I started The Vinyl Guys business as a hobby three years ago, to meet the growing needs of friends in the motorsports sector. Initially, I outsourced all my printing whilst doing as much as I could with the plotter and cut vinyl at home.”

    The West Midlands-based company opted to purchase the TrueVIS SG-540 print & cut machine in 2016 after falling in love with the latest of Roland DG’s eco-solvent printers at The Print Show earlier in the year. They purchased their first in-house machine from Grafityp, opting for the SG-540 as a fantastic way to save time and increase profits.

    Alex says: “The printer has been pivotal in transforming my sideline enterprise into a profitable business. The difference now is unbelievable. I can print samples, test my artwork and turn work around faster, at a higher quality and at a lower cost. As soon as we installed our Roland, our profit margins grew by a significant amount overnight. Customers also noticed the difference in terms of quality, which meant I could be more creative and offer additional print services.”

    In addition to increasing the quality of output and consistency of print, the SG Series printer also enabled Alex to expand what he could offer his customers, meeting tight deadlines, offering exciting custom work and even expanding the types of product he can offer beyond the high-quality vinyl and vehicle wraps which the company is known for. After seeing how successful bringing their business in-house can be, The Vinyl Guys also purchased a laminating system, allowing every stage of the vehicle wrap process to be completed in-house to their high standards.

    Alex continues: “As my customer-base grew, outsourcing printing proved to be time-consuming, expensive, and I had no control over the quality of the end-product. It became clear that I needed to invest in a printer and bring all the work in-house. I have used [the SG-540] for banners and posters, but as our main areas of business are vehicle graphics and signage, 90% of the time we are printing vinyl of some sort.”

    With a new, exciting job always on the horizon, and every successful application posted across The Vinyl Guy’s social media channels for all to see, it’s easy to see how much the addition of an in-house printer has benefited Alex’s business; and will continue to increase profits and impress customers for years to come.

    For more information on The Vinyl Guys, please visit: @TheVinylGuysUK

    [Picture caption: The Vinyl Guys use their Roland DG TrueVIS SG-540 printer/cutter to create stunning vehicle wraps]

  • Mimaki brings photo-realistic colour to 3D printing with 3DUJ-553 UV LED solution

    Mimaki 3DUJ 553

    Mimaki has announced the launch of a brand new approach to 3D printing with the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 UV LED printing solution. This is the world’s first 3D printer with over 10 million colours, enabling the production of colour-realistic signs, prototypes, parts, products and other 3D printed applications that eliminate the need for time-consuming hand painting of 3D printed objects.

  • Zünd UK evolves with new name, new technology and new faces

    Zund demo centre LFR

    Following its acquisition by Swiss family business Zünd Systemtechnik AG earlier this year, St Albans-based Zünd Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd has announced an official name change to Zünd UK Ltd. The new, simpler name reflects a continued progression for the company, a leader in digital cutting technology.

    New technical innovations will also be on show at Zünd UK Ltd's dedicated demonstration centre following a forthcoming refurbishment. New Zünd machines fitted with over-cutter cameras and laser modules – both of which were unveiled at FESPA this year – will be on display for customers seeking in-depth looks at Zünd technology away from busy trade show floors. Zünd UK is also planning to hold a number of open house events next year, introducing more people to the cutting-edge range.

    Furthermore, Zünd UK Ltd has announced the appointment of new sales personnel. James Newnham, Paul Whitford and Steve Rowbotham have all been appointed Sales Account Managers, while Thomas Scott is a new Sales Technician.

    As part of the changes at Zünd UK, the email addresses for sales and support teams have also been altered to salesuk@zund.com and supportuk@zund.com respectively. The phone and fax numbers remain the same.

    "Becoming a subsidiary of Zünd Systemtechnik AG this year has enabled us to make big changes here at Zünd UK Ltd, including streamlining our name," comments Stuart Cole, Managing Director, Zünd UK Ltd.

    "Our demo centre is getting a revamp with our very latest innovations that make digital cutting processes even faster, more automated and more efficient, while our customers will see new faces in our sales team.

    "We're looking forward to meeting new and existing Zünd users both at our demonstration centre in St Albans and at forthcoming trade shows – with plenty more events planned for 2018."

    Zünd UK Ltd will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations in London on September 13th and 14th 2017 (Stand D2) and at Advanced Engineering in Birmingham on November 1st and 2nd 2017 (Stand D43).

    To book a meeting with Zünd UK Ltd at these shows or at the demonstration centre, or for further information on Zünd cutting systems, please email salesuk@zund.com or call 01727 833003.

    [Picture caption: The renamed Zünd UK Ltd is making changes to its demonstration suite]

  • Create a Wall is winning at interior decor printing with HP technology

    Wallart HP

    Create a Wall is a digital décor printing and design company servicing the Melbourne, Australia area. The company started 12 years ago, as an owner-operator business in the window film industry.

  • DYSS hits all the right notes for music festival printer

    247 Print Operator

    As a print and signage business that specialises in working with festival and concert promotion companies, Twenty Four Seven Design and Print Ltd. delivers a complete publicity package for musicians and music events.

  • Roland DGA and Drytac announce partnership for print media profiles and product promotions

    Drytac media roll LFR

    Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products and laminators, has partnered with leading printer manufacturer, Roland DGA Corporation, to create a portfolio of print media colour profiles and cross-promote products. The two companies have also shared resources to improve overall work process efficiencies and productivity for customers who utilise their products. A Roland printer has been installed in Drytac’s Richmond, Virginia showroom, and in turn, Drytac’s JetMounter laminator has been supplied for use at Roland’s demo center in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Additionally, the two companies recently conducted a wrap workshop at NBM’s WrapsCon in Long Beach, featuring how Roland printers and Drytac laminators work together in a vehicle wrap workflow.

    Print media from Drytac are listed in the Roland Profile Center, where users can select the Roland printer, ink configuration, and RIP manufacturer to be used. Once these have been specified, users can download the necessary colour profiles for their media of choice.

    “Our partnership with Roland DGA brings immense value, and we are thrilled to be working together, said Darren Speizer, Drytac Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “This new relationship gives us the opportunity to share industry knowledge across organisational teams while simultaneously promoting Drytac print media to multiple wide-format graphic audiences.”

    To access Drytac print media profiles, visit the Roland Profile Center at http://rolandprofilecenter.us/media-library.php.

    For a schedule of upcoming workshops featuring Roland printers and Drytac laminators, visit www.rolanddga.com/rolandacademy.

  • Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks obtain UL GREENGUARD Certification

    Fujifilm UL Greenguard

    Fujifilm’s commitment to environmental responsibility has been recognised as fourteen inks in its Uvijet UV range have achieved UL GREENGUARD certification.

  • Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series of digital monochrome production presses from Canon

    Canon Varioprint 6000 Titan

    Canon has launched the new Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series of cut-sheet monochrome production presses, introducing a range of technology innovations to further enhance productivity, quality and media versatility, while maintaining the VarioPrint 6000 series’ best-in-class environmental performance.

  • Major step up for Source Graphics with investment in new printing equipment

    Anapurna M2500i

    Milton Keynes-based Source Graphics have invested nearly £200,000 in some major equipment purchased from printing equipment specialist Josero.

  • QPS to demonstrate power of diversification at The Print Show

    QPS show stand LFR

    Quality Print Services (QPS) has confirmed it will exhibit at The Print Show, taking place at in Telford from October 11th to 13th 2017 (Stand I07).

    The third outing for The Print Show will include demonstrations of new hardware and products, educational content and an opportunity to network with delegates from across the print industry. Furthermore, it offers a chance to meet experts in the field – such as leading wide-format supplier QPS.

    Specifically, the Lancashire business intends to introduce traditional print providers, such as litho printers, to the wide-format print technology and support that could help them open new and lucrative revenue streams.

    "The Print Show's features include the Printer's Bazaar and Business Seminar Theatre which will explore the huge variety of options open to printers in the UK today," comments Chris Bailey, Managing Director, QPS.

    "We expect to meet plenty of print firms who are looking to add wide-format technology to their existing equipment, either to investigate potential markets or to satisfy an existing requirement.
    We're also looking forward to meeting those with existing wide-format capacity and are investigating alternative solutions.

    "We travel the UK looking after our customers so we know exactly what advice to give, and are experts in the products we sell and the services we provide."

    The Print Show tweeted that it was 'delighted to confirm that @QPSWideFormat will be at #theprintshow this year', with the organiser's Sales Manager Adam Every adding that it was 'fantastic news'.

    QPS is a one-stop-shop for wide-format print providers, offering the full range of high-performance Nazdar digital inks, the Longier UV printer range, other new and refurbished wide-format printers, display materials and consumables, including specialist products.

    It is also a renowned name in service and support, retaining loyal customers across the UK who rely on QPS's expertise in installing new print hardware and inks, maintaining systems and undertaking repairs when needed.

    This reflects 'The Print Show is Great Britain' slogan; the QPS team travels across the country to care for its new and existing customers, delivering unrivalled support. In addition, QPS is a leading supplier of Nazdar ink – much of which is manufactured in the UK. For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    QPS will exhibit at Stand I07 at The Print Show, taking place at The International Centre in Telford, UK from October 11th to 13th 2017. To book a meeting with QPS at the event, or for more information about QPS's print products and services, please email sales@qualityprintservices.com or call 01704 897575.

  • Find your way at the 2017 SGIA Expo

    SGIA 2017 Hall

    It’s the largest printing industry trade show in North America. Here’s how it applies to graphics and signage producers and installers.

  • Textile design students explore the power of Epson digital print

    BCU Epson Digital Print

    Epson collaborates closely with schools and universities to provide digital printing expertise and technology and, in turn, learn from a new generation of artists and designers.

  • Paradigm Imaging Group introduces the new PIXis UV flatbed printers

    PIXis UV Flatbed

    Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large format scanning and printing solutions, has announced the release of a new line of UV flatbed printers from the new PIXis product line.

  • First year victories for Fastsigns franchises

    Fastsigns Oxford Northteam

    Two of FASTSIGNS’ franchise centres are ending their first year on a high note after joining the global signage specialist.

  • Fresh Graphics expands business offering with Roland DG

    Steve Laing Fresh Graphics

    Steve Laing, founder of Fresh Graphics, explains why he believes Roland DG is the supercar equivalent of the print industry and the key to commercial success.

  • Cardiff Met University’s PrintStudio sees commercial gains thanks to Roland DG

    Roland Printer1

    Inspired by a trip to Roland DG’s Creative Centre, Cardiff Met University’s PrintStudio soon purchased a Roland DG machine of its own to increase its offering and grow the commercial side of the business.