25 Jun 2024

Nazdar

  • Got technical questions on ink? This Nazdar video will help Nazdar's award-winning InkAnswers service helps customers worldwide find solutions to their most perplexing ink questions.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies is marking the ongoing success of InkAnswers with the launch of a brief new video explaining how this award-winning - and completely free of charge - Q&A service works: https://youtu.be/ggo1vR3hv7w

  • Nazdar partners with Focus Label to drive growth of UV LED Nazdar partners with Focus Label Machinery to drive growth of UV LED technology.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has partnered with Focus Label Machinery to help drive the growth of UV LED technology within the label converter market in the UK and EMEA.

  • Nazdar Ink to showcase ink solutions at InPrint Milan 2018 Nazdar Ink Technologies to showcase wide range of ink solutions at InPrint Milan 2018 InPrint - 20th to 22nd November 2018 - Milan, Italy Stand 925.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will once again be among the exhibitors at InPrint - the industrial print show - in Milan, Italy this November, showcasing its wide range of UV-LED, traditional UV, solvent and aqueous ink formulations to attendees.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spotlight on Jim Whitehead, Nazdar flexo ink expert Jim Whitehead has been engaged in promoting Nazdar’s product offerings in the flexo technology sector to the UK and other European markets.

    Since his appointment to the Nazdar team in February 2018, Jim Whitehead has been engaged in promoting Nazdar’s product offerings in the flexo technology sector to the UK and other European markets.

  • Nazdar Ink announces new Primers for Indigo printing Nazdar Ink Technologies announces new Primers for Indigo printing.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced new Primers for Indigo printing.

  • Nazdar releases 184 Series solvent inkjet ink Nazdar 184 Series users will benefit from low odour and enjoy the convenience of a range of packaging options.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the 184 Series, a newly developed digital imaging ink formulated specifically as a high-performance alternative for Mimaki JV150/300 and CJV150/300 digital printers using Mimaki BS4 ink.

  • Nazdar sticks to Ink Innovation at Labelexpo Americas 2018 Nazdar will exhibit at Booth 547 at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will present its diverse range of inks developed for narrow-web printing applications at Labelexpo Americas 2018, Booth 547.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Cricket knocks competition for six with Roland DG TrueVIS SG-300 investment

    Roland Mr Cricket 1 LFR

    Sporting equipment supplier, Mr. Cricket has brought lucrative personalisation services in-house following investment in Roland DG printer/cutter technology, saving more than £10,000 every year. A TrueVIS SG-300 printer/cutter was installed in late 2016 and has streamlined the company's business processes, boosted profit margins, and delivered greater control over the quality and delivery of personalised apparel and equipment.

    Merrick Fuller opened the Mr. Cricket store specialising in cricket equipment six years ago in Burwell, near Cambridge, serving local cricket-mad customers as well as supplying personalised sportswear and uniform to a local independent school. Fast-forward to 2016 and business was booming, with a huge increase in the demand of personalised uniform, sportswear, match apparel and cricket kit from more than 100 sports clubs and six local schools.

    Mr. Cricket is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of cricketing equipment. It is managed by Merrick, a keen cricketer and Sky Sports Cricket Coach of the Year 2009 and supported by Paul Redfarn ex-England U19 Captain, alongside an additional five members of very knowledgeable staff. The team provides expert help and advice for all cricketers – regardless of age, experience or ability – either face-to-face, over the phone or via its online shop.

    Roland Mr Cricket 2 LFR2

    As business grew, the cost of outsourcing personalised printing services soared to approximately £20,000 per annum. Merrick Fuller explains: “Whilst we supplied the kit ourselves, we had to outsource the personalised print services and as the business boomed, we found it increasingly expensive. We also had less control over the quality of the finished products and the turnaround times of orders, so we looked to bring the printing in-house.”

    A self-confessed ‘total novice’ when it comes to printers, Merrick met with Grafityp, an approved Roland DG UK dealer, which recommended the TrueVIS SG-300 printer/cutter that offers a massive range of production capabilities at an incredibly attractive price point.

    Since its installation Merrick estimates that the printer has already saved the company ‘thousands of pounds’ while enabling the addition of new print services including banners, sponsor boards, branded items and much more to Mr. Cricket's portfolio.

    Merrick explains: “We mainly use our Roland machine for printing names, numbers, club badges and logos to personalise sports and school wear and we’ve seen a big uptake on that part of the business. However, we’ve also recently created a cricket scoreboard-style wedding table plan, and printed sponsor-branded wrap-arounds for cricket stumps!

    “With our Roland printer, we’ve more opportunity for growth as we are able to offer more services; everything is now under our control and we can confidently meet customers’ needs quickly, whilst guaranteeing the quality of the end-product.”

    Roland Mr Cricket 3 LFR

    In terms of challenges faced learning to use the printer/cutter, there have been very few. Those Mr. Cricket has encountered, Merrick puts down to his self-confessed novice with printers’ status: “For us, the challenge has been learning how to use the design software rather than the print software and technical support from the Roland DG team has been very important to us. When we’ve made silly errors, they’ve supported us brilliantly. They’re very accommodating and helpful and you never feel like you’re calling them with daft questions.

    “I also went on a Roland DG training course last month, the Intermediate Digital Print Course, which was incredibly useful for us as it’s our first experience using this type of printer. We’ll definitely look at attending further courses at the Roland DG Academy as our confidence grows.”

    It’s not just Merrick Fuller’s confidence that is growing though. Following on from the success of the Mr. Cricket business, he has launched the Mr. Hockey website, with a Mr. Custom Clothing site in the offing.

    Merrick Fuller concludes: “These new sites have been established thanks to the natural growth of our customer base and their expanding requirements. The additional services that the Roland DG TrueVIS SG-300 printer/cutter has enabled us to offer has been a key part of this success.”

    For more information on Mr. Cricket, please visit www.mrcricketshop.co.uk

  • Nazdar to present latest developments and future innovations of inkjet at TheIJC 2017

    Nazdar TheIJC 2017 inks LFR

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will return to the world's biggest inkjet conference this autumn to present its latest developments and discuss the future of the technology.

    Rather than a traditional trade show, the fourth Annual InkJet Conference – known as TheIJC 2017 – is an opportunity for those working in inkjet engineering and chemistry to get up to speed with the newest changes and innovations from a technical point of view. While the event is an ideal introduction to the field of inkjet, TheIJC 2017 will also offer an in-depth exploration of trends, technology breakthroughs and the top manufacturers – Nazdar key among them – bringing ideas to fruition.

    TheIJC 2017 will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany on October 24th and 25th 2017, with the Nazdar team presenting the market-leading brand's advanced inkjet technology and advising delegates on the right ink for their needs. Thanks to nearly 100 years of ink development expertise and collaborations with equipment and printhead manufacturers, Nazdar offers an extensive range of custom and market-ready ink solutions for print businesses spanning myriad sectors.

    Nazdar is a leader in UV inkjet inks for markets including direct-to-shape, container, electronics and single-pass web, and in water-based inks for direct and indirect textile printing, interior décor, deco laminates and more. Visitors to TheIJC 2017 will be able to learn more about these and the whole range of Nazdar inks – whether their requirements are for graphics or industrial, digital, screen or flexographic printing.

    "TheIJC is very much a conference rather than a trade show – the emphasis is on discovering and discussing new inkjet technology and products in an in-depth way," comments James MacDonald, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nazdar Ink Technologies.

    "You won't find a cacophony of machine noise at our stand, but an opportunity to discuss your unique needs and the perfect Nazdar inks to meet them."

    Nazdar will be among the 70 tabletop exhibitors at TheIJC 2017, alongside 50 presentations and a wealth of networking opportunities. Over 400 attendees are expected in Germany for the two-day event, from inkjet technology developers, engineers, chemists, and researchers to businesses looking to know more about how they can benefit from the very latest ink formulations.

    Tickets for TheIJC 2017 are now available from www.theijc.com. For more information on Nazdar, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: Visitors to TheIJC 2017 will be able to explore Nazdar's extensive inkjet knowledge]

     

  • Nazdar to present latest developments and future innovations of inkjet at TheIJC 2017

    Nazdar TheIJC 2017 inks LFR

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will return to the world's biggest inkjet conference this autumn to present its latest developments and discuss the future of the technology.

    Rather than a traditional trade show, the fourth Annual InkJet Conference – known as TheIJC 2017 – is an opportunity for those working in inkjet engineering and chemistry to get up to speed with the newest changes and innovations from a technical point of view. While the event is an ideal introduction to the field of inkjet, TheIJC 2017 will also offer an in-depth exploration of trends, technology breakthroughs and the top manufacturers – Nazdar key among them – bringing ideas to fruition.

    TheIJC 2017 will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany on October 24th and 25th 2017, with the Nazdar team presenting the market-leading brand's advanced inkjet technology and advising delegates on the right ink for their needs. Thanks to nearly 100 years of ink development expertise and collaborations with equipment and printhead manufacturers, Nazdar offers an extensive range of custom and market-ready ink solutions for print businesses spanning myriad sectors.

    Nazdar is a leader in UV inkjet inks for markets including direct-to-shape, container, electronics and single-pass web, and in water-based inks for direct and indirect textile printing, interior décor, deco laminates and more. Visitors to TheIJC 2017 will be able to learn more about these and the whole range of Nazdar inks – whether their requirements are for graphics or industrial, digital, screen or flexographic printing.

    "TheIJC is very much a conference rather than a trade show – the emphasis is on discovering and discussing new inkjet technology and products in an in-depth way," comments James MacDonald, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nazdar Ink Technologies.

    "You won't find a cacophony of machine noise at our stand, but an opportunity to discuss your unique needs and the perfect Nazdar inks to meet them."

    Nazdar will be among the 70 tabletop exhibitors at TheIJC 2017, alongside 50 presentations and a wealth of networking opportunities. Over 400 attendees are expected in Germany for the two-day event, from inkjet technology developers, engineers, chemists, and researchers to businesses looking to know more about how they can benefit from the very latest ink formulations.

    Tickets for TheIJC 2017 are now available from www.theijc.com. For more information on Nazdar, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: Visitors to TheIJC 2017 will be able to explore Nazdar's extensive inkjet knowledge]

     

  • Elif chooses Esko Equinox to manage its diverse colour needs

    ESKO Elif Plastik

    Global flexible packaging provider Elif has invested in Esko’s Equinox colour management solution to enhance end-to-end optimisation and achieve consistent, high quality colours for brilliant printing results.

  • GPT to host PrintoberFest 2017 – festival of sign, display and graphics applications

    Printoberfest

    Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) has announced that PrintoberFest, its regular October Festival of Signs, Display and Graphics Applications, is back for a 4th year at its office in Reading.

  • Soyang Europe launches innovative new HP Latex certified textile range

    Aurich Storefront

    Soyang Europe has announced the availability of a new range of HP Latex certified textiles that leverage the most from the printer manufacturer’s latest latex ink set.

  • Label specialist Pubbliservice enhances production with Durst Tau 330 E UV

    TAU 330 Pubbliservice

    Durst has announced that Pubbliservice, Parma, Italy, has chosen a Tau 330 E UV inkjet label press to enhance its short-run cosmetic, chemical, detergent and food label production.

  • Graphtec GB to demonstrate latest cutting solutions at SignLink LIVE

    Graphtec CE6000 LFR

    On Stand J03, Graphtec GB will demonstrate selected products from its wide range of cutting solutions. These comprise examples from the flagship FC8600 and the CE6000 series of roll-fed cutters, the latest FCX2000 series of flatbed machines and the newly renamed F-MARK combined automatic digital die-cutting and sheet-feeding system.

    The upgraded FC8600 series of cutters incorporates the latest version 6 of Graphtec’s proprietary ARMS (Automatic Registration Mark Sensing) system and the ISM (Intelligent Scan Mode) function and is supplied with the latest Graphtec Pro Studio software. This is based on the popular FlexiSIGN family of design and production software from SAi for which Graphtec GB is a preferred business partner and distributor in the UK and Ireland. The FC8600 has a maximum cutting speed of 1,485mm/sec to claim ‘fastest in class’ status and a cutting force of 600gf.

    The renamed CE6000 PLUS series of cutters is now available with new and enhanced features to enable radically increased levels of productivity. The cutters have a maximum cutting speed of 1,000mm/sec (exclusive to the CE6000 PLUS 120 model) and a cutting force of 300gf (up to 450gf on the CE6000-40 machine). Key features of this economically priced cutter include the Graphtec ARMS facility, tangential emulation and a perforation cutting function. The CE6000 PLUS series is also supplied with Graphtec Pro Studio software.

    At SignLink LIVE, Graphtec GB will be donating a CE6000-60ES cutter as a prize in the Golden Ticket Draw at the show.

    Noteworthy design features of the latest FCX2000 series of flatbed cutters to be demonstrated include a specially configured cutting head incorporating two tool holders, the first of which holds a knife and the second a creasing tool to enable a dual cutting and creasing function. A USB port enables offline operation and files to be saved and retrieved remotely as well as a barcode function that enables printed barcode and the relevant cutting data to be recalled from memory and cut. The cutters also incorporate the latest version 6 of Graphtec’s ARMS facility.

    The renamed F-MARK combined automatic sheet feeder and digital die cutter is based on the popular Graphtec CE6000-40 cutter. The machine is available in a choice of three sizes (920 x 610, 920 x 1,200 and 920 x 1,800mm). There is also the option of either a vacuum suction or electrostatic material hold-down facility, with the former better suited to the processing of heavier and thicker materials and the latter more suitable for lighter-weight media.

    The F-Mark cutter can be used for a wide range of print and cut applications, including primarily short-run label production, digital prints and packaging, thus enabling sign and graphics manufacturers and print finishing specialists to diversify into new markets. The extremely compact footprint also enables the machine to be mounted to a work surface as small as 60 x 67cm.

    [Image shows Graphtec CE6000-60ES cutter]

  • Industry support builds for Pure Digital Show in Amsterdam

    Pure Digital

    The Digital Print Event for the Creative Industry 

    The Pure Digital Show which will take place in Amsterdam has attracted the strong support of some of the leading names in print technology including HP, Canon, Felix Schoeller, Mimaki, Tonejet, and Sihl along with the support of leading associations such as SI’BON, IGI, and DGI.

  • Zünd UK Ltd exemplifies innovation at 'most successful packaging show to date'

    Zund stand Packaging Innovations 2017 LFR

    Zünd UK Ltd has closed another edition of Packaging Innovations, having showcased its groundbreaking Zünd S3 M1600 digital cutting table to delegates from across the packaging industry.

    Reported by its organisers as its 'most successful show to date', Packaging Innovations 2017 and sister event Luxury Packaging 2017 took place at London's Olympia on September 13th and 14th 2017. The shows featured demonstrations of systems including the Zünd S3 M1600, plus networking opportunities, seminars, advice and an awards ceremony honouring the sector's best ideas and developments.

    The Zünd UK Ltd team – based in St Albans – welcomed visitors from across the sector to its stand where it demonstrated the Zünd S3 and explained its capabilities for sample-making and short-run packaging production.

    "Once again, Packaging Innovations was a successful show for Zünd and offered an insight into the developments of an exciting market – Peter Jones from Dragons' Den was even spotted at the event," comments Stuart Cole, Managing Director, Zünd Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd.

    "The Zünd S3 has found a place in packaging businesses across the world thanks to its fast, accurate capabilities, enabling the production of some amazing designs."

    As a modular system, the Swiss-made Zünd S3 on show was configured for use with carton and corrugated materials – fitted with a selection of complementary tools, software and modules designed to increase the speed, accuracy, cost efficiency and quality of packaging designs.

    Just one of several options in the Zünd S3 cutting table range, the Zünd S3 M1600 is a medium-sized system with an energy-efficient vacuum system to hold down material for accurate cutting, advanced automation abilities and numerous safety features. It can process a wide range of substrates including wood, textiles, composite materials, leather, signage substrates and more, enabling packaging businesses to explore potential diversification channels.

    Packaging Innovations is expected to return to London and Birmingham in 2018.

    For further information on Zünd cutting systems or to book a visit to Zünd UK Ltd's demonstration suite in St Albans, please email salesuk@zund.com or call +44 (0)1727 833003.

    [Picture caption: Zünd UK Ltd prepared to show visitors the Zünd S3 M1600 on the first day of Packaging Innovations]

  • Ink freedom: Nazdar's Stephen Woodall looks at trends in graphics market

    Nazdar Stephen Woodall LFR

    Following Stephen Woodall's appointment as Global Market Segment Manager for Aqueous & Solvent Digital at Nazdar Ink Technologies earlier this year, he gives his insight into trends in the signage and graphics market. Based in Stockport, Stephen Woodall works closely with regional managers in territories across the globe and Nazdar's UK- and USA-based R&D teams. He says that currently Nazdar is actively working with channel partners who want to specifically target markets and expand their customer network.

    “The Nazdar 130 Series inks, our alternative to the Mimaki SS21 inks, have been a very popular addition to our product range, but recently we've also seen greater uptake of Nazdar 203 Series inks, which are a high-quality, more affordable alternative to ECO-SOL MAX 3 inks," he comments. "Like all Nazdar's alternative ink ranges, these two products are a close physical match in terms of performance, adhesion, colour vibrancy and outdoor longevity.

    "Over the coming months I expect to see continued stability in the signage and graphics market, with demand remaining strong for exciting new products and greater efficiencies helping businesses to reduce their spend while retaining quality. A growing number of people are finding that a changeover to Nazdar inks is painless and trouble-free with no obvious difference except the cost.

    "Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their overheads without reducing their quali-ty, which is not a new development, but we are seeing the impact now in the form of increased interest in our free ink cartridge campaign

    "Nazdar has an ongoing programme of supplying an ink cartridge free of charge to graphics, packaging and industrial printers to be trialled in conjunction with their OEM inks. While we've always had good uptake in the UK and USA, at present we're seeing an increased interest from other geographic regions. The campaign offers the opportunity to try out Nazdar inks risk-free, which growing numbers of print businesses seem inclined to do.

    "Furthermore, these ink cartridges are provided to each customer by their local resellers who know the market and can provide tailored advice and any support they might need. Customers aren't just receiving a single ink cartridge through the post; they're building a relationship with a fellow local company with whom they can work in the future. This reflects a wider trend of people preferring to invest in local, independent businesses and receiving more personal customer care."

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    Stephen manages Nazdar's existing aqueous and solvent product ranges and oversees the development of new ink formulations – there's a Nazdar ink for every job.

    [Picture caption: Stephen Woodall has an insider's view of the ink market]

  • Ink freedom: Nazdar's Stephen Woodall looks at trends in graphics market

    Nazdar Stephen Woodall LFR

    Following Stephen Woodall's appointment as Global Market Segment Manager for Aqueous & Solvent Digital at Nazdar Ink Technologies earlier this year, he gives his insight into trends in the signage and graphics market. Based in Stockport, Stephen Woodall works closely with regional managers in territories across the globe and Nazdar's UK- and USA-based R&D teams. He says that currently Nazdar is actively working with channel partners who want to specifically target markets and expand their customer network.

    “The Nazdar 130 Series inks, our alternative to the Mimaki SS21 inks, have been a very popular addition to our product range, but recently we've also seen greater uptake of Nazdar 203 Series inks, which are a high-quality, more affordable alternative to ECO-SOL MAX 3 inks," he comments. "Like all Nazdar's alternative ink ranges, these two products are a close physical match in terms of performance, adhesion, colour vibrancy and outdoor longevity.

    "Over the coming months I expect to see continued stability in the signage and graphics market, with demand remaining strong for exciting new products and greater efficiencies helping businesses to reduce their spend while retaining quality. A growing number of people are finding that a changeover to Nazdar inks is painless and trouble-free with no obvious difference except the cost.

    "Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their overheads without reducing their quali-ty, which is not a new development, but we are seeing the impact now in the form of increased interest in our free ink cartridge campaign

    "Nazdar has an ongoing programme of supplying an ink cartridge free of charge to graphics, packaging and industrial printers to be trialled in conjunction with their OEM inks. While we've always had good uptake in the UK and USA, at present we're seeing an increased interest from other geographic regions. The campaign offers the opportunity to try out Nazdar inks risk-free, which growing numbers of print businesses seem inclined to do.

    "Furthermore, these ink cartridges are provided to each customer by their local resellers who know the market and can provide tailored advice and any support they might need. Customers aren't just receiving a single ink cartridge through the post; they're building a relationship with a fellow local company with whom they can work in the future. This reflects a wider trend of people preferring to invest in local, independent businesses and receiving more personal customer care."

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    Stephen manages Nazdar's existing aqueous and solvent product ranges and oversees the development of new ink formulations – there's a Nazdar ink for every job.

    [Picture caption: Stephen Woodall has an insider's view of the ink market]

  • Infigo Software and Tharstern’s software development hits the mark at Print 17

    Tharstem MIS

    Infigo Software and Tharstern are celebrating the “enormous interest” that should lead to important new deals triggered from a world first software development launch in Chicago at Print 17, which ended on Thursday 14th September.

  • William Smith announces availability of new 3M Metalised Conspicuity Markings Series 943 tape

    WS 3M

    William Smith, the UK's leading trade supplier to the sign and graphics industry, has announced the addition of a new product to its ever-growing range of industry leading materials.

  • XAAR’S unique High Laydown Technology brings extra value to labels

    XAAR

    Xaar, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, is delighted to announce its unique new High Laydown Technology, now available for printing a range of textured effects on labels, folding cartons and products.

  • AXYZ to demonstrate Trident print finishing system at The Print Show

    AXYZ Trident 6010

    On Stand GO9 at the upcoming Print Show, AXYZ International will demonstrate the Trident hybrid CNC routing and knife-cutting print finishing system. This powerful production workhorse combines routing and cutting capabilities in a single machine, thereby obviating the need for large-format graphics and print finishing specialists to invest in two separate machines to carry out these functions.

    Trident has been developed to help resolve issues frequently encountered by both sectors and in particular the need to process an ever increasing range of different rigid and flexible media that invariably require a wider, deeper and longer routing/cutting capability. The machine claims to increase output by as much as 50 per cent by comparison with standard CNC routers.

    The machine provides a three-pronged processing configuration (routing spindle and oscillating/tangential knife combination) that works efficiently and harmoniously to handle materials that might prove too challenging for traditional CNC routers. Due to this triple-head configuration, it is now possible to process virtually any flexible and/or rigid substrate, including materials as diverse as aluminium and other non-ferrous metals, aluminium composite materials (ACM), acrylic and plastics, foamed and corrugated board, vinyl, cardboard and paper.

    Other key design features of Trident include a rigid steel frame construction to better accommodate more vigorous machine operation, an exclusive live vacuum deck that provides a maximum material hold-down capability and an integrated helical rack and pinion drive system. This latter feature ensures more even distribution of the workload and radically reduced machine wear, leading to enhanced routing/cutting precision and ultimately a longer than normal machine life. Trident also incorporates readily interchangeable blade attachments that can be as long as 12mm to enable the processing of harder, heavier and thicker materials.

  • New Inks and UV Developments on the Table for Nazdar Ink Technologies at SGIA Expo

    Nazdar family shot LFR

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will be a key exhibitor at SGIA Expo, taking place from October 10th to 12th, 2017 in New Orleans, LA, USA. The event, bringing together professionals from across the specialty and wide-format printing markets, is a fixture on the US trade show calendar but welcomes delegates from around the world.

    Stationed at distributor Nazdar SourceOne's booth, #1545, the leading alternative ink brand will focus on its latest products: Nazdar 2800 Series graphic screen ink; and Nazdar 203 Series, 730 Series, and 705 Series inkjet inks.

    Nazdar 2800 Series UV-LED Durable Screen Ink

    Nazdar 2800 Series UV-LED durable screen ink provides excellent adhesion on vinyls and print treated polyesters, making it ideal for vehicle decals. It cures with UV-LED or traditional mercury vapor UV lamps to provide up to four years' outdoor durability without an overprint, or five years with the addition of Nazdar 2829 Durable Overprint Clear, for long term graphics on motorcycles, cars and more. Nazdar 2800 is inter-printable with Nazdar's industry standard 3600 UV Series decal inks and the 2800 toner color system can expand the 3600 color gamut.

    Nazdar 203 Series Solvent Inkjet Ink

    Designed as a direct, low-odour replacement for Roland Eco Max 3 inks, the newly developed Nazdar 203 Series offers vibrant, durable colors on a range of common signage materials, including flexible and pressure-sensitive vinyl, banner material, backed mesh and blue back paper. Compatible with all Roland printing systems currently running Eco Max 3® inks, Nazdar's formulations can handle both fast printing speeds and outdoor exposure, offering high resistance to the effects of UV degradation and color fade. Like all Nazdar plug-and-play inks, the 203 Series cartridges can be simply switched out to replace empty OEM cartridges for minimum fuss and downtime.

    Nazdar 730 Series UV Inkjet Ink

    POP displays, graphics, and banners requiring excellent adhesion properties and precise color replication will benefit from the new Nazdar 730 Series UV inkjet ink. Exceptionally versatile and reliable against chipping on both rigid and flexible materials, the new inks offer vibrant, robust color-density on a range of substrates.

    Nazdar 705 Series UV Inkjet Ink

    This new plug-and-play inkjet ink is designed for use specifically with HP FB500 and 700 printers as a direct replacement for HP 250 Series® inks. Users should expect a seamless conversion process with no need to flush, purge or re-profile, allowing accurate color-matching and machine compatibility at a lower price point than the OEM inks – without any loss of quality. The Nazdar 705 Series is suitable for a variety of graphics materials including acrylics, vinyl banners, window cling, foam board, and styrene.

    UV/LED and InkAnswers

    Representatives from Nazdar will be available to provide in-depth information about these inks and more - on Nazdar's UV-curable and LED-curable inks, in particular - at SGIA Expo 2017. Each formulation in this wide range has been developed to provide prints that equal or surpass the quality and reliability of OEM inks with a lower price tag and simple installation processes. Nazdar's knowledge of inks and printing systems has been formalized into InkAnswers, a platform whereby customers can ask Nazdar a question – no matter how basic or complicated – and receive an answer from an appropriate Nazdar expert. Visitors to the Nazdar stand at SGIA Expo will be able to obtain further information on how to access the InkAnswers service.

    SGIA Expo 2017 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre in New Orleans, Louisiana, from October 10th to 12th 2017. In addition to nearly 600 exhibitors, there will be over 40 educational sessions and plenty of opportunities to network and see new products. For more information, please visit www.sgia.org/expo/2017.  

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: Nazdar Ink Technologies will present a range of inks at SGIA Expo]

  • 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.

  • Michael Fox to retire; Richard Bowles to become Nazdar President

    Mike Fox Richard Knowles

    Nazdar, comprised of Nazdar Ink Technologies, Nazdar SourceOne and Nazdar Consulting, announces the retirement of its President, Michael Fox, effective the end of 2017.

  • New 203 Series inkjet ink from Nazdar designed for longevity

    Nazdar 203 Series inks LFR

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has released a new set of solvent inkjet inks, developed for long-lasting, high-quality output from Roland wide-format printers.

    Promoted at this year's FESPA show, Nazdar 203 Series inks are formulated as direct replacements for Roland Eco Max 3 original inks, but at a lower price point. They are accurately colour-matched to OEM inks in CMYK plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta and Light Black, and can be used in conjunction with Roland Eco Max 3 white and metallic inks.

    In addition to the colour vibrancy provided as standard with Nazdar inks – which are manufactured in the UK and USA – the new low-odour Series 203 inks offer superior performance on outdoor graphics and are resistant to UV degradation and colour fade. The range is ideal for commonly used graphics substrates including banner material, flexible and pressure-sensitive vinyl, blue back paper and backed mesh, delivering consistent and reliable print performance even on high-speed printers.

    "We promoted the new inks at FESPA in Hamburg this spring and we're delighted to now roll them out to wide-format print businesses across the UK," says Stephen Woodall, Global Market Segment Manager for Aqueous & Solvent Digital. "The high impact, high intensity colours offered by the new Nazdar 203 Series inks are equivalent to the OEM ink set but without the high price tag.

    "Nazdar inks are formulated to match specific OEM inks, so print businesses can be assured that a quick ink changeover is all that's required to save them money without losing quality. The only difference their customers will see is lower prices."

    Thanks to compatibility with both the ink shades and with all Roland printers engineered to Roland Eco Max 3 inks, the new Nazdar 203 Series cartridges can be installed simply when the old OEM inks run out, either singly or as a full set, without the need for custom profiles in most situations.

    The new inks – available in 500ml cartridges and 1 litre bottles – are manufactured to ISO9001 standards and meet all the regulatory targets achieved by Eco Max 3 OEM inks.

    Learn more about Nazdar 203 Series eco-solvent inkjet ink in the new Nazdar Meet the Inks video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie3Z-o8gwPE).

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    Picture caption: The new Nazdar 203 Series inks provide outdoor endurance

  • QPS rescues Jaymar Packaging's 'expensive piece of metal' with ink switchover

    QPS 260LED 1litre

    Jaymar Packaging says a switch to alternative inks from Quality Print Services (QPS) has brought new life to its flatbed printer, which had sat as 'a very expensive piece of metal' after clogging problems.

  • Nazdar Ink Technologies reappoints Stephen Woodall as new Global Market Segment Manager

    Nazdar Stephen Woodall

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has appointed Stephen Woodall as its new Global Market Segment Manager for Aqueous & Solvent Digital.

  • Nazdar Ink Technologies to focus on narrow-web ink innovations at Label Summit

    Nazdar Web Inks

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will be a key exhibitor at Label Summit Latin America 2017, taking place in Santiago, Chile on May 16th and 17th.

  • Nazdar Ink Technologies to reveal latest ink innovations at FESPA 2017

    Nazdar 730 inks

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will exhibit brand new and established digital inkjet and screen-printing inks and examples of its special effects portfolio at the forthcoming FESPA 2017 show.

  • Evaluating alternative inkjet inks: What should be considered?

    Nazdar Rich Dunklee

    As any good business owner knows, there are two basic ways to make your business more profitable: adjust pricing for higher margins, or lower your costs. Alternative inks can help with the latter, provided the ink that you select meets your company's needs and goals.

  • New inkjet ink from Nazdar Ink Technologies offers market-leading adhesion

    Nazdar 730 Series inks LFR

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has released the 730 Series, a flexible UV inkjet ink with market-leading adhesion on a wide range of flexible and rigid substrates.

    Thanks to its exceptional levels of flexibility and durability on a wide range of substrates, Nazdar 730 Series is ideal for both outdoor and indoor applications such as banners, window graphics, pressure-sensitive vinyl, POP displays, backlit acrylic signage and especially substrates that require router, knife- or die-cutting, thanks to its superior edge-chipping resistance properties.

    For exterior uses, Nazdar 730 Series offers proven long-term performance against the effects of UV degradation and colour fade, with consistent colour density values and high-intensity colours.

    Like all Nazdar formulations, the 730 Series provides quality equal or superior to OEM inks at a lower price point, with the CMYK, Lc, Lm, white and clear colour set available in 1 litre, 5 litre and 8 litre containers.

    Nazdar 730 Series is designed and packaged for use in a wide variety of printer models.

    It is suitable for acrylics, Lexan, reinforced vinyl banner, pressure-sensitive vinyl, window cling, styrene, Sintra, rigid polyethylene, fluted polypropylene, foam board, polycarbonate, Teslin synthetic paper and Dibond – demonstrating the manufacturer's message that there’s a Nazdar ink that’s right for every job.

    "The new Nazdar 730 Series ink features outstanding adhesion to a wide range of substrates, including flexible materials and acrylics of all grades and qualities," says Rich Dunklee, Global Market Segment Manager – UV Inkjet Inks Nazdar Ink Technologies.

    "It's just one of our inks specially formulated to make sure signage and display businesses produce the highest quality output without the high overheads of OEM products."

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: Nazdar 730 Series inkjet inks are ideal for many rigid and flexible substrates]

     

  • Nazdar to showcase credit card ink innovations at ICMA

    Nazdar Credit Card

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will co-sponsor the VFP Ink Technologies display at ICMA EXPO 2017, the two innovative companies joining forces to share their expertise in new products and technical applications for the card industry.

  • Nazdar Ink Technologies to present latest card ink innovations at ICMA EXPO 2017

    ICMA EXPO 2017 is the leading trade show in North America for the card market

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will co-sponsor the VFP Ink Technologies display at ICMA EXPO 2017. The two innovative companies will join forces to share their expertise in new products and technical applications for the card industry.

  • Nazdar SourceOne recognised as 2016 EFI Dealer of the Year

    Nazdar SourceOne is excited to announce they have been recognised as 2016 Dealer of the Year by EFI.

    Nazdar SourceOne has been recognised as 2016 Dealer of the Year by EFI.

  • More graphics companies prioritising efficiency when switching inks

    Nazdar 130 Cyan 2 liter bag LFR

    Quality Print Services (QPS) has seen an increase in sales of its most easy-to-use alternative inks, suggesting a trend of UK sign and graphics companies looking to improve workflow efficiencies in the print room.

    In particular, Chris Bailey, Director of QPS, says he has experienced a surge in print businesses choosing Nazdar 705 series ink, developed as a direct replacement for the HP FB 250 series inks for HP FB500/700 printer platforms. As it is a plug-and-play system, a new Nazdar 705 ink box is simply fitted directly behind an empty OEM box quickly and easily, with no requirement to flush or re-profile the RIP software and therefore no ink is wasted.

    The Nazdar 705 series ink also offers excellent durability: its resistance to the effects of UV degradation and fading make it ideal for long-term outdoor use and its superior adhesion helps to resist edge chipping and peeling on both flexible and rigid materials, including challenging substrates such as fluted polypropylene and composites.

    Nazdar 702 series ink, formulated as a direct replacement for Océ IJC256 series inks used on Océ Arizona printer platforms, and Nazdar 130 series ink, a true colour-match for the original Mimaki SS21 ink set, are also proving popular. Nazdar 130 is low-odour and is available in 2 litre bulk bags, compatible with the Mimaki Bulk Ink System, for even greater cost- and time-savings and efficiency. Both offer intense colours and excellent resistance to damage on printed output, even for long-term exterior applications.

    "Across the sign and graphics industry we're seeing an increase in customers looking for products and equipment that is easy to use, both on a day-to-day basis and when they are first installed," says Chris Bailey.

    "Margins are tighter than ever and downtime is not something print businesses can afford. Our plug-and-play alternative inks are fitted in seconds when needed – and with many formulations available in bulk options, operators can spend even less time preparing to run printers."

    Bailey adds: "Our alternative inks are developed by Nazdar for specific printing systems to ensure equal or better quality, reliability, colour intensity and durability than OEM inks, but at a lower price point. It is no longer acceptable for reduced costs to be associated with reduced quality and printer reliability."

    Furthermore, Nazdar inks are fully supported in the field by QPS's renowned team of engineers, so on rare occasions when customers encounter a problem QPS ensures they are back up and running with as little downtime as possible.

    "Customers are demanding their ink and equipment service choices tick every one of their boxes, which Nazdar inks from QPS do," says Chris Bailey.

    For more information about Nazdar inks and QPS's large-format print products and services, please email sales@qualityprintservices.com or call +44 (0)1704 897575.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

  • InPrint 2016 demonstrated evolution of inkjet for Nazdar Ink Technologies

    Nazdar Ink Technologies stand, InPrint 2016

    Nazdar Ink Technologies says InPrint 2016 demonstrated the development of inkjet printing technology as visitors 'came with more answers than questions'.

  • QPS celebrates five years of end-to-end ink cartridge recycling scheme

    QPS plastic granules LFR

    At a time when recycling is making headlines, Quality Print Services (QPS) is celebrating five years since the launch of its cartridge recycling scheme.

    QPS introduced the free programme for its customers in 2011 – long before the 5p carrier bag charge was introduced and campaigns began to call for coffee shop chains to recycle their cups.

    The end-to-end cartridge recycling programme was developed in partnership with ink brand Nazdar to minimise the signage and graphics industry's generation of landfill waste and its environmental effects. QPS began collecting empties when delivering new ones or while visiting customers as part of its renowned printer service support.

    To further reduce road miles, the recycling process is kept local to QPS's HQ in Burscough, Lancashire. Any remaining ink goes to a nearby solvent recovery centre while separated cartridge components are sent to a reprocessing plant in the north of the county, where they are ground down and reprocessed into clean chips for resale to UK plastics manufacturers.

    In the past twelve months alone, QPS has collected around 3.5 tonnes of plastic cartridges and saved them from going to landfill.

    As well as reducing their environmental impact, this means QPS's customers don't have to worry about disposing hazardous materials or finding space to store their empty cartridges as they build up.

    "Five years after launching our ink cartridge recycling programme we remain one of the only suppliers to offer this service to our customers," says Chris Bailey, Director, QPS.

    "More and more print buyers are demanding environmental action from their print providers and we can offer help in this area free of charge. What's more, our customers who sign up for the recycling programme will receive certification of their involvement, which can help support an application for ISO 14001."

    He adds: "Our industry creates a vast amount of waste, far too much of which ends up in landfill. It's up to all of us to help reduce that, but we make it as easy as possible for our customers."

    QPS also champions British business – the majority of the Nazdar wide-format ink it sells is made in the UK – so is proud to contribute to the British circular economy by providing recycled plastic chips for re-manufacturing into new products.

    All QPS customers who take regular deliveries of Nazdar ink cartridges are eligible for the programme. For more information about the campaign or QPS's large-format print products and services, please email sales@qualityprintservices.com or call + 44(0)1704 897575.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: Used Nazdar ink cartridges are turned into plastic chips for remanufacturing]

  • QPS announces availability of Easymount laminators

    QPS Easymount Sign EM S1600C Wide Format Laminator LFR

    Quality Print Services (QPS) has officially announced the addition of Easymount laminators to its range, following its appointment as a reseller for Vivid Technologies.

    Burscough, Lancashire-based QPS – a highly respected supplier of consumables including Nazdar digital inks, hardware such as Longier wide-format printers and Roland dye-sublimation systems, and nationwide service support – is now offering both the Easymount and Easymount Sign ranges of film laminators. All Easymount systems are designed in the UK.

    The models in the Easymount Sign range are designed and priced as entry-level laminators, ranging from as small as 650mm wide up to 1600mm wide. As the name suggests, Easymount Sign laminators are ideal for all types of sign and display work, including outdoor signage, pop-up displays and banners, as well as for mounting prints onto boards.

    The Easymount range includes cold laminators, models with single hot rollers and models with double hot rollers, depending on application, plus the award-winning Easymount Air laminator. Models are available in widths from 1200mm up to 2100mm in selected ranges. Each Easymount system is reliable and built to last, and to offer cost-effective versatility for the user.

    In addition to Easymount hardware, QPS will also supply the Vivid Boss range of wide-format pressure-sensitive laminating films, available in several finishing options and widths. The line includes a number of specialist films such as anti-graffiti film and self-wound mount film.

    "We really are a one-stop shop for the UK wide-format print market," says Chris Bailey, Managing Director of QPS. "We're proud to supply everything from printers and inks to a technical support network and a cartridge recycling scheme, so the addition of Easymount laminators simply offers even more to our customers.

    "The Easymount range includes so many options, from entry-level models to heavy-duty thermal systems designed for 24-7 operation, so we're confident of providing the right machine to meet any need."

    For more information about QPS's large-format print products and services, please email sales@qualityprintservices.com or call + 44 (0)1704 897575.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: QPS now supplies the full Easymount laminators range]

  • Nazdar sticks to ink innovation at Labelexpo Americas 2016

    Nazdar Narrow Web inks LFR

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will present its diverse range of inks developed for narrow-web printing applications at Labelexpo Americas 2016 next month.

    Taking place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from September 13th to 15th, Labelexpo Americas 2016 will feature product launches, live demonstrations, workshops, academies, an awards evening, and a two-day expert-led conference. It is the region's biggest event for the label and packaging printing industries, offering a great opportunity to meet the people behind the technology and see the equipment live.

    As a prominent supplier to the flexible packaging, folding cartons and labels markets, Nazdar will be demonstrating a variety of inks ideal for Labelexpo Americas 2016 visitors. Experts with years of experience will be on hand to explain the formulations behind its UV and LED flexo, UV offset and UV letterpress inks, durable UV coatings, water-based flexo, UV and LED rotary screen inks, and UV and LED overprint varnishes and adhesives – and how label businesses can benefit from them.

    Nazdar has nearly a century of ink development expertise and experience working with key equipment manufacturers, enabling the Shawnee, KS based company to offer the highest quality products at affordable prices. In addition to narrow-web applications, Nazdar also manufactures screen printing and digital inkjet inks and coatings for speciality graphic applications.

    "Labelexpo Americas is a great opportunity for businesses in the label and packaging markets – and those considering moving into them – to meet us and discover why our inks and coatings are used across the world," comments James MacDonald, Vice President of Marketing at Nazdar.

    Nazdar will exhibit at Booth 547 at Labelexpo Americas 2016. Registration is now open at www.labelexpo-americas.com.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: Nazdar will demonstrate narrow-web inks at Labelexpo Americas]

  • Nazdar looks to inkjet future at TheIJC 2016

    Nazdar Digital Inkjet Group image2 LFR

    Nazdar Ink Technologies will take part in the third annual InkJet Conference – also known as TheIJC – this year, with a focus on the future of inkjet technology and chemistry.

    Taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on October 5th and 6th 2016, the conference will be an interactive event with six workshops, a networking dinner and tabletop displays from at least 70 inkjet experts – including Nazdar.

    Nazdar is a global leader in UV inkjet inks for graphic applications, working closely with key equipment and printhead manufacturers to develop new channels in the direct-to-shape, container, electronics and single-pass web markets. Its nearly 100 years of ink development expertise helps it to understand and meet the challenges of industrial inkjet printing.

    Nazdar's tabletop display will see Martin Burns, Market Segment Manager for Solvent and Aqueous Inkjet Products, and Rich Dunklee, Market Segment Manager for UV and UV LED Inkjet Products, present Nazdar's advanced inkjet technology and answer questions from delegates. With many years of knowledge and experience in a range of ink applications, the Nazdar team is confident that they can provide answers to any query posed by visitors.

    In addition to UV-curable technology, Nazdar will also be promoting and discussing innovative water-based ink developments. Targeting a range of market sectors including direct and indirect textiles, interior décor and deco laminates, Nazdar offers an extensive range of custom and market-ready ink solutions. This provides equipment manufacturers, system integrators and technology partners the highest level of expertise and flexibility from an experienced ink partner.

    A record-breaking attendance is predicted for this year's conference, with high numbers of new visitors already registered, according to the organiser. Inkjet technology developers, chemists, engineers, researchers and key decision makers are all expected to attend, creating a diverse pool of knowledge.

    "TheIJC is a great opportunity for inkjet printing technology specialists from across Europe and the world to come together to expand their knowledge of the market," comments James MacDonald, Vice President of Marketing at Nazdar.

    "Rich Dunklee and Martin Burns will represent Nazdar. With many years' experience and expertise between them, they will be able to introduce visitors to the Nazdar range and answer any questions they have."

    Nazdar manufactures the most comprehensive range of ink solutions in UV, UV-LED, water-based and solvent-based technologies for the printing industry. Whether it is for graphics or industrial, digital, screen or flexographic, Nazdar has an ink to meet every print business's application needs. Manufacturing in the UK and USA, complemented with an experienced global network of partners, enables Nazdar to serve every business's local market.

    Nazdar’s attendance at TheIJC 2016 follows the introduction of Nazdar Ink Answers, a service for print professionals looking for advice on anything from the perfect ink for a particular application to technical issues with print systems. Users' emails are sent to more than 20 Nazdar experts, with the most appropriate expert quickly sending a response to help. An FAQ page is also available on the Nazdar website to help answer the most common enquiries.

    Tickets for TheIJC 2016 are now available from www.theijc.com.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: Nazdar will bring its ink expertise to TheIJC 2016]

     

  • Nazdar collaborates with VFP Ink Technologies to bring digital inks to French market

    Nazdar VFP LFR

    Nazdar has collaborated with French screen ink manufacturer VFP Ink Technologies to supply a co-branded range of digital ink products to print businesses in France.

    As a subsidiary of Tripette & Renaud Group, established in 1836, VFP's core business is manufacturing decorative and functional screen inks for industrial applications, such as bank cards, adhesive labels and printed electronics. In 2015, it reported turnover of €25m (around £20m) and employed 160 people, covering the whole French market.

    In addition, VFP's products for laminated plastic cards are sold in the USA by Nazdar, through an exclusive partnership agreed four years ago. A collaboration between the two companies in France therefore happened naturally, according to VFP Sales Director, Sébastien Petit.

    "When we learnt that Nazdar was looking for partners to develop its digital inks market share in France, it was for us a good opportunity to bring an added value to our existing offer to our customers," he explains.

    The co-branded products are manufactured by Nazdar and sold under the recognised VFP Ink Technologies name in order to reach customers in France as quickly and smoothly as possible.

    "The partnership was very important for us because the market in France is aware that VFP Ink Technologies does not produce digital inks, yet Nazdar is well known in that industry – we could not start with a better digital inks partner than Nazdar," Sébastien Petit says.

    "Nazdar provides high-quality products at a very competitive price level – they really are the best alternatives to OEM on the market – which of course is beneficial for our customers, who want to save money without the quality of their work being affected."

    He adds: "As many of our customers are equipped with Mimaki and/or Roland printers, we decided to focus on providing Nazdar plug-and-play solutions specifically developed for those printers."

    VFP therefore supplies Nazdar alternatives to ECO MAX, ECO MAX2, SS2 and SS21 OEM inks in 440ml cartridges, which can be installed as the original containers run out without the need to recalibrate the machines.

    "We're delighted to partner with VFP Ink Technologies," comments James MacDonald, Vice President of Marketing at Nazdar. "VFP Ink Technologies has extensive expertise in the screen inks sector and is incredibly well connected across France and beyond, so can offer great support for new and existing customers. In return our experience in developing advanced digital ink formulations will open up the market for VFP Ink Technologies."

    The partnership was officially announced at C!Print in Lyon in January 2016.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: Nazdar and VFP Ink Technologies will supply co-branded ink products.]

  • Nazdar receives prestigious Champions of Business award from Kansas City

    The distinguished award honours companies that ‘set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation, and community involvement’.

    Nazdar was honoured to receive Kansas City's distinguished Champions of Business Award on 10th May 2016.

  • Evans Graphics agrees deal for Longier printer on QPS's Sign UK stand

    Steve Tilbury (left) and Hallmark Equipment Service Ltd's Gary Hall shake on the deal at QPS's Sign UK stand

    Evans Graphics is awaiting delivery of a new Longier Hunter FR3900 wide-format printer after signing on the dotted line on Quality Print Services's stand at Sign and Digital UK.

  • Nazdar welcomes AGA Color Solutions as partner in the Netherlands

    Nazdar ink group pic LFR

    Ink specialist Nazdar has welcomed AGA Color Solutions as a partner in the Netherlands, where it will distribute digital and screen printing inks.

    Based in the city of Assen, the roots of AGA Color Solutions go back to the foundation of screen printing business Visprox in 1936, which was later acquired by Kiian. Over the years it evolved into an independent company with a cornerstone in screen printing but expertise in a range of printing processes.

    "AGA Color Solutions strives to be a reliable and knowledgeable partner for its customers and believes in building relationships that last with both customers and suppliers. Hit and run is not what we do," says Ifredo Baas, Managing Director, AGA Color Solutions.

    "Being an independent and agile company AGA Color Solutions is better suited to service the local customer base and we're delighted to become a Nazdar partner. Nazdar has played an active role in a changing industry and will continue to help shape the industry going forward. It's a company not crippled by its heritage, but instead using it to help its customers to move forward."

    He adds: 'The Nazdar company and its products are innovative yet reliable – showing that the two aspects can go together."

    Nazdar inks are developed as plug-and-play alternatives to OEM inks, at a lower price point but equal if not superior in quality, reliability and colour gamut. They are designed for specific printing systems, meaning end users can simply replace OEM cartridges with new Nazdar containers as they run out, with the assurance that they will be colour-matched and safe for their machines. Recent releases, for instance, include the Nazdar LWU705 Series UV ink formulated specifically for HP FB500/700 printers.

    On the partnership, Ronnie Coogan, Territory Manager – Europe, Nazdar Ink Technologies, comments: "We are delighted to be partnering with AGA in Holland. Identifying resellers that share our ethos of delivering quality products and added value is key to how Nazdar continues to grow.

    "AGA's reputation for customer service, technical knowledge and support in screen and digital is second to none. Our partnership will ensure our customers will continue to enjoy the highest standards of product, quality and service in the Netherlands."

    AGA Color Solutions has begun the partnership with the addition of Nazdar specialist screen printing inks to its range and has plans to add more product lines, such as digital UV inks, at a later date. Working across the screen and digital printing markets and graphic, industrial and textile applications, Ifredo Baas says 'AGA Color Solutions wants to be the value added partner of choice in all of these segments'.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

    [Picture caption: AGA Color Solutions will supply a range of Nazdar ink.]

  • Phoseon Technology and Nazdar announce upcoming live Webinar

    Phoseon Technology and Nazdar Announce Upcoming Live Webinar on LED Curing Technology for Narrow Web

    Phoseon Technology and Nazdar partner to present a live webinar designed to educate and inform participants on LED curing technology for narrow web flexographic printing.

  • QPS makes last-minute addition to SDUK with Nazdar ink debut

    QPS have added LWU705 Series UV ink to their SDUK line-up

    Quality Print Services have added yet another brand new digital ink to its line-up for Sign and Digital UK: Nazdar LWU705 Series UV ink formulated specifically for HP FB500/700 printers.

  • Consistency, price & support win Nazdar & QPS customer loyalty

    Consistency, price and support win Nazdar and QPS loyalty from Marshall Signs

    Marshall Signs, one of the first UK-based print businesses to try Nazdar 702 series UV inkjet inks, remains a very satisfied customer a number of months on.

  • Nazdar SourceOne adds two inside sales representatives

    Sam Evans (left) and Jordyn Ruhnke (right) join the Nazdar SourceOne Inside Sales team

    USA-based Nazdar SourceOne is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Evans and Jordyn Ruhnke to the Nazdar SourceOne Inside Sales team.

  • Nazdar appoints Altair Servis MMC as distributor in Azerbaijan

    Altair’s Nazdar Brand Product Manager Asim Huseynov (left) and General Manager Balagha Jafarov (right) give Nazdar the ‘thumbs up’.

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the appointment of Altair Servis MMC as a distributor of its digital ink solutions in Azerbaijan.

  • QPS to showcase host of new Nazdar inks at Sign and Digital UK 2016

    Nazdar 203 Series inks LFR

    Quality Print Services (QPS) has announced its full line-up for Sign and Digital UK (April 19th to 21st 2016) with a range of brand new Nazdar inks on show.

    As part of QPS's largest ever Sign and Digital UK stand (72sqm, stand number L10), new Nazdar 130 Series inks will run on a Mimaki JV300 wide-format ink-jet solvent printer. Promoted for the first time at FESPA Digital 2016 this March, British audiences will be able to see the
    exceptional compatibility and quality of Nazdar 130 Series inks just a few weeks later.

    QPS will also demonstrate another new Nazdar formulation for the wide-format sector, the new Nazdar 203 Series inks, which are designed as a colour-matched, plug-and-play alternative to Roland Eco Max 3 inks.

    An HP L26500 Latex printer will also be running on QPS's super-sized stand, demonstrating the new Nazdar 285 Series, matched to HP 792 series OEM ink.

    Furthermore, QPS will present a taste of its range of energy-efficient and robust LED UV printers from Longier. The Longier Hunter FR3750 offers low-energy yet high-quality printing at speeds of up to 70sqm/hr, while its 2x8 print-head configuration enables printing with process colours, white and varnish. The Hunter FR3750 will also be running Nazdar high-quality digital inks.

    "We anticipated a flurry of new Nazdar ink releases this spring and booked our biggest ever Sign and Digital UK 2016 stand – 72sqm – with the intention of showing as many as possible," says Chris Bailey, Managing Director of QPS. "Nazdar digital inks are known for their cost effectiveness  and our customers report saving significant sums on consumables costs each month. But we will also be demonstrating their quality, colour vibrancy, adhesion and durability on both market-leading printer systems and on our excellent Longier flatbed printer range."

    QPS is also pleased to announce that it has been appointed as a reseller for Vivid Technologies, meaning it now supplies the full Easymount range of wide-format film laminators. QPS representatives will be on hand at Sign and Digital UK to give attendees information on the whole Easymount range, from entry-level models to heavy-duty thermal systems designed for 24-7 operation.

    QPS will exhibit on stand L10 at Sign and Digital UK 2016. To book a meeting or for more information about QPS's large-format print products and services, please email sales@qualityprintservices.com or call 01704 897575.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

  • Nazdar inks from QPS meet Impact Sign Solutions's 'mission critical' colour demands

    Nazdar Impact 4 LFR

    Impact Sign Solutions says Nazdar 702 Series inks have helped it meet 'mission critical' demands for colour accuracy. The 24-year-old Buckinghamshire-based sign making firm prints signs for small and large businesses, museums, schools, colleges and high-street shops – where advertising for high-end cosmetics and watches has to be precise.

    "We create our own colour profiles to ensure our colours are accurate – we perhaps place more importance on this than other businesses – and have found that Nazdar 702 Series inks are certainly compatible with that ethos," says Andy Borrow, Managing Director, Impact Sign Solutions. "Colour is mission critical for us."

    Impact Sign Solutions has been running Nazdar 702 Series inks on its Océ Arizona 250GT flatbed wide-format printer for around six months, having had problems with the inks initially installed on the machine, which were from another manufacturer. Research on finding a replacement alternative ink led to Nazdar and its distributor Quality Print Services (QPS) Ltd.

    "Nazdar is widely known – people always talk about their products at Sign and Digital UK and so on – and has a very good reputation," says Andy Borrow. "The Nazdar 702 Series has been really good since the switchover and we've had no problems at all. In the future we're definitely planning to move our other printers over to Nazdar digital inks."

    However, the Impact Sign Solutions MD is safe in the knowledge that if a problem were to occur with Océ Arizona 250GT, Lancashire-based QPS would provide technical support straight away.

    "The QPS engineer who installed the Nazdar inks on the Océ Arizona 250GT was a breath of fresh air: comprehensive and competent, explained everything thoroughly and gave training and tips to the team as well as dealing with the machine itself," he says.

    Chris Bailey, Managing Director, comments: "Nazdar inks are specially formulated to provide a top-quality, reliable, colour-matched formula for specific printing systems at a lower price point than the OEM product. The Nazdar 702 Series inkset for Océ Arizona printer platforms is no exception and therefore an ideal choice for businesses like Impact Sign Solutions that have customers who demand vivid, true-to-life colours and densities.

    "We certainly don't anticipate any issues but our UK support team is available should Impact Sign Solutions ever need it."

    Andy Borrow concludes: "Honestly, it's a relief to find a team like QPS that both supplies the excellent Nazdar inks we need and supports the machine – it's the way business should be."

    Nazdar will be showcasing the Nazdar 702 Series inkset alongside Nazdar 703 Series and Nazdar 705 Series inks – all designed for the UV plug-and-play inkjet market – at FESPA Digital 2016 from March 8th to 12th.

    "Our new UV inkjet inks are designed to be direct replacements for the OEM inks, while offering significant savings to the end user," explains Rich Dunklee, Nazdar's Global Market Segment Manager for UV Digital Inkjet Inks. "Impact Sign Solutions has discovered the benefits of using Nazdar 702 Series inks on its Océ Arizona 250GT: reliability, colour accuracy and, thanks to QPS's renowned customer service and technical expertise, a complete support package."

    QPS will also demonstrate a range of Nazdar inks on stand L10 at Sign and Digital UK 2016 from April 19th to 21st 2016.

    For further information on Impact Sign Solutions, please visit www.impactsignsolutions.co.uk.

    For further information on QPS, please visit: www.qualityprintservices.com.

    For more information on Nazdar and its comprehensive range of ink solutions, please visit www.nazdar.com.

  • Nazdar to showcase next-generation inks at FESPA Digital 2016

    Nazdar 203 Series Inks

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the debut of a number of new inks at FESPA Digital 2016, scheduled to take place at The Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre in The Netherlands.

  • Mimaki JV300 fits the bill for Dublin-based IQ Group

    Hybrid Mimaki IQ LFR

    Dublin-based IQ Group recently added a Mimaki JV300-160 and CG-160FXII to its portfolio of printing hardware through authorised Mimaki reseller, Reprocentre, and the company is 'delighted' with the investment.

    The IQ Group is a vibrant company in every sense of the word. From the vivid and high quality print it produces, the positive energy and growth it has experienced since it formed 5 years ago, and even through to the dynamic team and bright and quirky premises, it’s a colourful company. So it’s not surprising that, when they decided to expand their hardware portfolio, the Mimaki JV300-160 solvent printer was befitting of a place in the company's print room.

    “Quality is key to IQ,” explains one of the company’s Directors, Gary Upton. “The Mimaki JV300 provides great print quality and continuity of colour every time, regardless of changes in temperature, giving us the ability to colour match perfectly. We’re a reactive company; we offer a fast turnaround for our customers and the JV300 fits right in here giving us speed and flexibility. We’ve been really impressed.”

    IQ, or Image Quest as it was formally known, originally started out as a print management service and signage company, but quickly evolved to incorporate in-house print production to make them more cost effective, offer faster turnaround times and give their customers more security and confidentiality. “We offer the complete workflow in-house,” continues Upton. “We have a creative design studio, a highly-productive print department and a team of installation experts, so we can guarantee a premium service and products every time. We do a vast amount of contract work and we need to be consistent on every level, including superior print output, which is exactly what we get with the JV300.”

    IQ made the investment in the Mimaki JV300 through authorised Mimaki reseller Reprocentre. Reprocentre's Sales Director Eoin Honan explains: “We’ve provided a variety of hardware and materials for IQ over the last few years, but when they came to us looking for something to increase their productivity without compromising on quality or colour gamut we recommended the Mimaki JV300 solvent printer. It is super-fast and the SS21 solvent inks mean beautiful bright blocks of colour aren’t an issue. We also supplied a Mimaki bulk-ink system (MBIS) with the JV300 which gives IQ higher production levels by running the printer overnight and unattended on long runs.”

    Further information about IQ Group is available via its website www.iqgroup.ie.

    Further information about Reprocentre and its products and services can be found at www.reprocentre.ie.

    Full details of Mimaki’s product portfolio is available via its Irish and UK distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd at www.hybridservices.co.uk.

  • New Roland printer from QPS ensures festive cheer at Nexvision

    Nexvision now runs two Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 printers from QPS

    Nexvision completes a successful Christmas period after installing a second Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 running Nazdar TX-650 dye-sublimation inks, supplied by QPS.

  • New Roland printer from QPS ensures festive cheer at Nexvision

    Nexvision now runs two Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 printers from QPS

    Nexvision completes a successful Christmas period after installing a second Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 running Nazdar TX-650 dye-sublimation inks, supplied by QPS.

  • Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab puts motorsport students in pole position

    Hybrid Mimaki wrap LFR

    Hybrid Services Ltd. has teamed up with the UK’s foremost motorsport engineering education establishment, Oxford Brookes University, in a partnership set to take wide format print to a whole new audience. As part of its increasing commitment to supporting young people in print, Hybrid has created the Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab, supplying a Mimaki wide format printer, cutting plotter and software package to the University in a relationship intended to provide hands-on experience, expert tuition and a commercial understanding of vehicle wrapping, branding and liveries to undergraduate race engineers set for high profile roles in Formula 1 and other avenues in professional motorsport.

    Also involved in the project are material supplier Metamark and expert vehicle wrapper Jason Price, whose employment within the Corbeau Seats group allows him opportunity to provide design, wrapping and installation services for a vast array of clients within the motorsport industry.

    “The project is all about making these highly talented engineering undergraduates better aware of some of the commercial requirements within motorsport,” says National Sales Manager for Sign & Graphics at Hybrid, John de la Roche. “However you look at it, motorsport rotates around sponsorship and the importance of getting a professional looking message on and around the cars cannot be underestimated. Mimaki’s range of wide format printing solutions already has a strong presence in vehicle wrapping at all levels – and current F1 teams have been investing in their own Mimaki systems for years but we were keen to provide an opportunity at an early stage of these people’s careers.”

    The motorsport engineering students at Oxford Brookes take part in the global Formula Student series of races. These cars mimic scaled down, single seater F1 models – so still boast highly developed aero packages, telemetry systems and cutting edge mechanical engineering.

    “It’s the job of the vehicle wrapper to make the car look fast but, additionally, vehicle graphics provide corporate identity making the vehicle look professional,” says Price. “It’s unusual to give this responsibility to the engineers, but in this instance, they’re getting first-hand experience of what’s involved, so it should stay with them throughout their careers.

    “There are also sound technical benefits to wrapping a car rather than painting it,” Price continues. “The weight savings are huge so it’s an easy sell on purely technical grounds – let alone the benefits of how the team presents itself.”

    Metamark is supplying a range of media to the project along with providing expert advice on additional opportunities for display graphics. “The new MD-X Cylinder cast film is ideal for the students to be using on the cars,” says Samantha Daulton, regional sales manager for Metamark “We’ve also provided our RU500 LayFlat rollup material for use within the Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab along with wallpaper and digital frost etched window film.”

    Daulton has spent time at Oxford Brookes guiding technicians within the department on best practice with the Metamark product range and Head of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University.

    Professor Gareth Neighbour, stresses the importance of the mentoring provided by the various partners: “We’re immensely proud of the incredibly high standards of technical tuition on offer to our students, but we’re not afraid to admit that we’re completely new to wide format printing and all that goes with it,” confirms Neighbour. “The extensive training and support from Hybrid and its partners has very swiftly allowed our teaching staff and technicians to get to grips with the technology and offer an exciting new component to our degree and masters courses.”

    “We pride ourselves in having the highest percentage of alumni in Formula 1 of all the universities and the development of the Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab has added yet another string to our students’ bows, being of great interest at the recent Autosport International show,” says Neighbour.

    Oxford Brookes’ impressive facility bears more than a passing resemblance to the HQ of a motorsport team with a vast array of tooling, engineering equipment and testing instruments alongside memorabilia and former race cars and the Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab’s central position enables passers-by to see the printing process in operation.

    “Bringing vehicle wrapping and branding into the heart of the Technology Centre really helps to remind the students of the importance of how they present themselves and their teams,” concludes Brian Sims –  Oxford Brookes MEMS Advisory Board Member, Former Marketing Director of the  Benetton F1 Team and Founder and Honorary Life Member of the prestigious Motorsport Industry Association “Having been involved in this project from the outset, I’m delighted to see how the students are already embracing it and using it to their benefit.”

    The Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab is located at the University’s Wheatley Campus from where Oxford Brookes Racing competes in the global Formula Student series and has over 4,000 followers on its Facebook page. The university offers undergraduate and masters degree courses in motorsport engineering, automotive engineering and motorsport technology along with many others within its Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences – further information of which can be found by visiting www.mems.brookes.ac.uk.

    For all of Mimaki’s latest products and consumables visit UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd’s website www.hybridservices.co.uk.

    [Picture captions - Above: Oxford Brookes students wrapping a wing mirror. Below: In the Mimaki Vehicle Wrap Lab (from L to R): Malcolm Evans - Hybrid Services, Dr Neil Fellows - Oxford Brookes University, Prof Gareth Neighbour - Oxford Brookes University, Terrance Floyd - Oxford Brookes University and Jason Price - Corbeau Studio.]

     

    Hybrid Mimaki wrap team LFR

  • Lineker Machines to take Mimaki to Printwear & Promotion LIVE 2016

    The Mimaki CJV150-75 integrated printer-cutter

    Lineker Machines is returning to the Printwear & Promotion LIVE exhibition at the NEC from Sunday 28th February to Tuesday 1st March 2016.

  • Thermadent reaps benefits of digitised workflow thanks to Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D printer from SMG3D

    SMG Thermadent technician LFR

    “Going digital is surely the only route for affordable dental technology, and I would say it’s a must for all forward-thinking dental practitioners.”

    Merseyside-based Thermadent Ltd., an orthodontic dental laboratory company, recently purchased an Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D printer to help digitise its workflow. The printer was installed by SMG3D – the 3D print division of the Stanford Marsh Group – and Thermadent has reaped the numerous benefits of its newly-digitised work flow.

    Since February 2014, NHS Dental Services has been requesting that pre-treatment and post-treatment study models are submitted digitally. This led Thermadent to look at investing in a digital scanner to convert bulky and difficult-to-store plaster study models to 3D digital models.

    Matthew Garnett, owner and Managing Director of Thermadent, explains: “I studied the 3D print market and plumped for an Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D printer, which we sourced from SMG3D. Since installation, the printer has transformed our production processes.”

    “Using 3D digital study models means there’s no longer any need to store the physical study models − and we no longer need to worry about plaster model disposal. What’s more, thanks to new GDC regulations, every orthodontic practice now has to keep a record of each patient’s tooth movement indefinitely. To store each patient’s plaster study models would quickly become impossible. With digital study models all you need is a safe, secure place to store the CDs that contain the files.”

    Matthew also explains that using the printer in-house has reduced lead times significantly: “The Objet30 has been specifically designed for small to medium-sized orthodontic dental labs like Thermadent. It helps us digitise our workflow from digital file to model, accelerate our production times and increase production capacity cleanly and efficiently.”

    He continues: “With our digital workflow, we are able to convert chairside oral scans into precisely accurate 3D printed models, quickly. Additionally – thanks to the precise tolerances and extreme accuracy provided by the printer – our aligners are more accurate and provide a much better fit.

    “Going digital is surely the only route for affordable dental technology, and I would say it’s a must for all forward-thinking dental practitioners.

    “The team at SMG3D helped me decide which 3D printer was best for my needs thanks to their informed and impartial advice. Their help with installation and integration of the new machine with my existing equipment meant I could get on with the training they provided straight away, which reduced set-up time for the new Objet30 to an absolute minimum. They provided a first-class service all round.”

    Adrian Painter, director of Stanford Marsh Group, comments: “Dental professionals such as Thermadent are already reaping the considerable benefits of 3D Print in terms of increased productivity, reduced costs and improved patient experience. We’re delighted to be able to supply the relevant 3D print solutions and offer the support to enable them to seamlessly transition to a digitised workflow.”

    SMG Thermadent Objet30DP LFR

    SMG3D’s knowledge and experience of 3D Print is extensive as it has supplied 3D print technology into engineering environments for rapid prototyping and digital manufacturing applications for several years; Representatives from the company look forward to discussing the potential of introducing 3D Print into their workflow process with visitors at the upcoming Dental Technology Show (Birmingham NEC, 22nd- 23rd April 2016).

    For more information about Thermadent, please email info@thermadent.co.uk, or visit www.thermadent.co.uk.

    For more information about the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D printer, please visit www.smg3d.co.uk.

  • Ivo Prints 'pushes possibilities' with new Reggiani printer

    The Reggiani Digital Textile Printer

    Ivo Prints has purchased a new Reggiani digital textile printer from i-Sub Ltd, which it says has already seen it 'pushing possibilities' with design.

  • Mimaki set to inspire digital print heroes at FESPA 2016

    The 3.2m TS500P-3200 transfer paper printer, a recent Mimaki release

    Mimaki has announced it will have a significant presence at FESPA Digital 2016, scheduled for 8th – 11th March 2016 in Amsterdam.

  • New black ink added to Mimaki's range of SB410 sublimation ink spot colours

    Mimaki black ink LFR

    Mimaki has announced that a light black ink will be added to its range of SB410 sublimation ink spot colours from February 2016. The light black joins the recently released neon yellow and pink fluorescent inks, which are ideal for low-volume, high-quality use in fashion and sportswear and swimwear.

    The addition will expand apparel production possibilities for users and will increase the versatility of the TS300P-1800 wide format printer, a dedicated dye sublimation inkjet printer for apparel and textile applications. The new light black inks will be available in two litre ink packs and the TS300P-1800 is scheduled to demonstrate some of the innovative and creative capabilities of the inks at FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam, in Hall 1 on Stand E15 from 8th – 11th March.

    “These new spot colours can add real value to fashion and sportswear,” states Stephen Woodall, National Sales Manager for textile and apparel, at Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd. “The new light black improves the already high print quality, enhancing photographic images and gradations even further. Alongside the fluorescent pink and yellow inks, users now really have the capability to create highly unique garments.”

    Woodall concludes: “The fluorescent samples we have produced on the Mimaki TS300P-1800 are spectacular, so we anticipate that combining this with the new light black will deliver even more eye-catching output. We look forward to demonstrating this to visitors to FESPA Digital in March.”

  • Roland DG invites FESPA delegates to celebrate 35 years of world leading innovation

    Roland XT640 Ink System LFR

    Roland DG is inviting visitors to this year’s FESPA Digital in Amsterdam to join the celebrations on its stand (Hall 1, E120) to mark 35 years of Roland innovation.

    To commemorate the impressive milestone, Roland DG has got off to a busy start with the launch in January of the largest and fastest new addition to the popular VersaUV series - the LEF-300. FESPA will be the first chance many customers have to see this highly productive LED UV inkjet flatbed printer in action.

    Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing, Roland DG EMEA, comments: "Our booth at FESPA will be packed with inspiring samples and innovative applications and we very much look forward to welcoming existing and prospective customers. Our aim is that visiting the Roland booth is an enjoyable and informative experience and we want customers to go away feeling that Roland is the right brand for them.

    "Our customers tell us that over and above the reliability, quality and innovation they get with a Roland, they continue to invest in our technology because of the other benefits they get: the advice, training, service and support. We view our relationships with our customers as a partnership. We are delighted to have shared in their successes over the past 35 years and look forward to celebrating many more in the future."

    The Roland booth will be divided into five exciting technology zones which will showcase devices and software from across the Roland product portfolio including: personalisation, integrated print & cut, print, textile and UV.

    The LEF-300 takes the digital customisation of merchandise and promotional print products to a whole new level of productivity and live demonstrations in the personalisation zone on the Roland booth will highlight the speed and efficiency with which the device can transform an incredible range of ordinary objects into high-profit personalised items. From mobile phone covers and USB sticks to pens, golf balls and much more.

    For anyone interested in finding out more about the considerable commercial benefits offered by integrated print & cut technology, or those wanting to get even more from their printer/cutter, complimentary copies of Roland’s new Print & Cut Business Opportunities Guide will be available on the booth. Packed with inspirational ideas and creative applications, the guide will help ambitious signmakers and print providers to stand out from the crowd.

    In the print zone, visitors will discover the cost-efficiency and high performance production capabilities of Roland’s latest 64” eco-solvent printer; the SOLJET EJ-640.

    Taking pride of place in the textile zone will be the latest addition to Roland’s Texart dye sublimation transfer range, the XT-640 64” printer. The XT-640, available in 4 or 8 colour ink configurations, is ideal for textile applications such as soft signage, sportswear, fashion, interior decoration and promotional merchandise.

    With interactive and live demonstrations, colourful sample displays, fantastic giveaways and some superb surprises, a visit to Roland DG’s booth at FESPA 2016 promises to be a memorable experience.

    FESPA Digital 2016 takes place from 8th – 11th March, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To book a ticket, please visit www.rolanddg.eu/Fespa2016. 

  • Mimaki concludes basic agreement on purchasing stocks of Italy-based La Meccanica Costruzione Tessili-S.P.A

    Mimaki La Meccanica

    Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. announced it has concluded the basic agreement on purchasing stocks of an Italian company La Meccanica Costruzione Tessili-S.P.A. on December 16, 2015.

  • New VersaUV LEF-300 flatbed printer from Roland DG

    Roland DG's new VersaUV LEF-300 flatbed printer

    Roland DG Corporation today announced the addition of the LEF-300 to its VersaUV series of UV-LED flatbed inkjet printers.

  • QPS books its largest ever stand for Sign and Digital UK

    QPS Nazdar inks LFR

    Quality Print Services (QPS) has agreed its largest ever stand for Sign and Digital UK, taking place from April 19th to 21st 2016.

    "We've already booked our stand space for Sign UK 2016: an eye-watering 72sqm," says Chris Bailey, Managing Director of QPS. "We normally reserve a large space near to the show's main entrance but this time we wanted to make sure we had even more room to showcase the wealth of equipment we supply, in particular the Longier flatbed printer range."

    QPS, in collaboration with Longier UK Ltd, distributes the Longier wide-format printer brand. It installed its first Longier Hunter FP3750 LED flatbed printer this July, at WAE Group's Leeds print room.

    At Sign and Digital UK 2016, QPS will be demonstrating the Longier Hunter FR3750, another of Longier's energy-efficient and robust LED UV printers, capable of high-quality, low-energy printing at speeds of up to 70sqm/h. The 2x8 print-head configuration allows for printing with process colours, white and varnish while an oversized board printing option is also available. The Hunter FR3750 will be running Nazdar high-quality digital inks, of which QPS is the leading UK supplier and main distributor.

    "Users running the combination of Longier Hunter printers and Nazdar inks have found excellent adhesion to the widest variety of commonly used sign and display substrates, long-lasting prints and outstanding performance. This is the reason Longier UK Ltd uses Nazdar ink as the OEM ink," says Chris Bailey.

    "In addition, we'll be demonstrating a range of smaller wide-format printers running Nazdar products, with full details to be announced closer to the show."

    As an Authorised Roland Dealer for dye-sublimation and UV applications, QPS's stand at the 2015 edition of Sign and Digital UK featured a Roland RF-640 with Nazdar TX650 dye-sub inks and a Roland VS-640i with Nazdar 202 inks, plus a preview of Nazdar's dedicated, low-odour inks for Mimaki JV300 and CJV300 series printers. Since then, QPS has also announced it will supply Nazdar's brand new UV-cured inkjet inks – Nazdar 702 Series and Nazdar 703 Series – for the Océ Arizona and Fujifilm Acuity printer platforms.

    QPS will exhibit on stand L10 at Sign and Digital UK 2016. Full details will be announced in due course.

    For more information about QPS's large-format print products and services, please email sales@qualityprintservices.com or call +44 (0)1704 897575.

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