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Inca Digital has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade in recognition of its substantial success in overseas earnings and outstanding performance in international trading. The Awards are UK’s highest accolade for business success and recognise companies which have achieved outstanding results.
Inca Digital has appointed Dr John Mills as CEO with immediate effect.
The competition to find the Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapper 2012 (the designer, converter, or applicator of a vehicle wrap achieved with Avery Supreme Wrapping Film) has identified a truly worthy winner. He is Mingo Richter, owner of Austrian wrapping specialists BlackBox-Richter of Schardenberg. The competition judges agreed that he proved beyond doubt that wrapping is a skill of many parts, and can involve much hard work, since Mingo’s prizewinning project took around 170 hours to complete!
Nottingham-based Litho Supplies has become a distributor of Sun Chemical’s Streamline range of high quality solvent based inkjet inks specifically designed for use in wide and super-wide format digital printers.
The University of Huddersfield has taken delivery of four new Epson large-format aqueous inkjet printers to keep up with increasing demand for high quality colour and mono digital print work within the School of Art, Design and Architecture.
This year’s Trophex award for the ‘Most Pioneering Piece of Machinery’ was presented to Mimaki’s UK & Irish distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd, for the Mimaki UJF-3042HG, following its successful release and subsequent market take-up in the last year.
Sun Chemical has released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which showcases Sun Chemical’s leadership in eco-efficiency through established data-driven metrics, as well as examples of how raw material suppliers are contributing to the company’s environmental footprint.
All Print Supplies (APS) has announced Jon Thompson’s appointment as the company’s new South West Sales Manager. Jon, who started his new role in December 2012, brings with him nearly a decade of specialist sales experience in the signage sector and will be responsible for the South West region.
Super-Wide Digital, specialist in wide and super wide format digital printing for the trade, capitalised on a successful year in 2012 by expanding its production capabilities and moving to larger, modern premises near Manchester.
Dainippon Screen has announced the appointment of Brian Filler as President of Screen Europe.
Sun Chemical has announced a price increase for its European customers across all Sun Chemical product lines, effective from 1 January 2013.The percentage increase will be in the high single digits and will vary dependent on the product composition and product line.
Stanford Marsh Group has been awarded HP's prestigious Market Share Contribution 2012 award. In simple terms, the company shipped more HP Designjet printers than any other UK vendor in 2012.
Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, has announced PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green as the colour of the year for 2013.
PaperlinX has become one of the first companies to become a Canon Large Format Solutions Accredited Partner.
Colorific has announced it will be hosting a series of briefings targeted at distributors and end users at its offices in Maidenhead to highlight its innovative UV Light ink technology. The events will take place on 11, 12 and 13 December 2012, between 10am and 5pm, and further dates will be announced in the New Year.
Stocksigns has appointed Julian Rowlandson as Sales and Marketing Director. Julian brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from the display and print industries.
Stanford Marsh Group has announced that it is now offering a 0% finance deal to prospective purchasers of its large format printer solutions.
The Royal Academy Schools, the only independent three year postgraduate art school in the world, has appointed Guler Ates and Barton Hargreaves as its first Epson Digital Print Media Tutors.
Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Solutions has launched a competition to find the Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapper – the designer, converter, or applicator of a vehicle wrap, achieved with Avery Supreme Wrapping Film, which is judged to be the most creative by a panel of knowledgeable experts.
The DISQ Group has expanded its membership to include Alfa Display one of the UK’s leading suppliers of modular exhibition solutions to the trade.
Josero has just signed a deal to become the exclusive UK distributor of Kala’s Image Gallery Wrap framing system.
Spandex will be hosting its annual Open House event at its premises in Bristol on 7-8 November 2012 where every visitor will receive a gift worth over £100 and the chance to win an Epson SureColor SCT-7000 printer worth £3,000.
John E Wright, the Nottingham based national large format print and imaging reseller has been appointed a Contex HD Value Added Reseller, marking them out as a very special partner.
Atech Ltd has appointed Matt Wetton to the post of Sales Manager for the South of England. Wetton will cover London and the Home Counties, and will be responsible for the direct sales of consumables and hardware solutions specifically to the wide format print and signage industries in this area.
DMUK has joined forces with fellow UK-based manufacturer Rotosigns. Together they can now offer one of the most comprehensive UK manufactured signage and advertising product portfolios to trade customers.
Durst has appointed Peter Bray as the new UK Sales Manager. His appointment represents a new role within Durst UK and will cover the whole of the UK and Ireland. His responsibility will not only be looking to develop sales within the existing marketing base, but also to create new areas for potential customers.
East Sussex-based digital print company Elephant Graphics is marking its 10-year anniversary by undergoing a complete rebrand, and will now be known under its new trading name of Elephant Print and Display.
Xerox Corporation is the latest to put its weight behind Verdigris, the not-for-profit print environmental research initiative, as a Founder Member. Xerox joins Agfa, Canon, drupa, EcoPrint, EFI, Fespa, Fujifilm, HP, Pragati, Ricoh, Unity Publishing and Xeikon as Verdigris supporters.
Although Neschen AG already has a presence in the UK & Ireland through its distributors, Nottingham-based ArtSystems will now also be assuming responsibility for the sale of all Neschen branded products. The company has 56 members of staff and sells digital printers by HP and Canon, also supplying end users with the relevant peripherals and consumables throughout the UK & Ireland.
Antalis McNaughton’s Sign & Display division has appointed Michael Crook as Product Manager, based at the company’s head office in Leicestershire.
Four wide-format and digital inkjet printing experts from around the world have been chosen to judge the 2012 Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAS).
Robert Horne Group, a PaperlinX company has announced two new key appointments within its Sign & Display division. Angus Whiteman is the new Sales Director and Clare Rayment, Customer Service Director.
PaperlinX has announced a new partnership with Burgo to manufacture its recycled paper brand Revive.
BGP is to print the official Diamond Jubilee Programme, which will commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 60 year reign.
Repropoint is planning a day of fun, thrills and inspiration at Mercedes Benz World in Surrey on 13 June where you can experience the best in speed, quality and reliability by getting up close to some of the fabulous HP printers & plotters, Drytac Laminators and Context scanners on offer (not to mention the legendary Mercedes-Benz vehicles).
Canon has published its fourth Insight Report ‘The Bigger Picture: Your customers’ view of the value of print’, which is an in-depth piece of research into the attitudes and preferences of European business professionals with responsibility for procuring print.
The winning entry
Roland DG employees, affiliates, customers and friends from all over the world have celebrated three decades of Roland innovation and creativity. The highlight of the celebration event came when Roland DG President Masahiro Tomioka awarded the grand prize of the Roland Creative Awards to the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in North Eastern China.
Xaar has beaten competition from hundreds of other UK companies to win a place in the Government’s ‘Make it in Great Britain’ exhibition this summer.
The closing date for the second Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAS 2012) is getting closer, but there is still time to enter for users of Inca UV inkjet printers who want the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to visit the SGIA show in October.
Josero has teamed up with specialist wide format distributor, Colourgen to add the Kala range of laminators to its portfolio, in particular the Kala Starter and Kala Mistral models.
Mimaki’s advances in print technology have been recognised by industry professionals, after it landed two coveted European Digital Press (EDP) Association Awards. The company won the Best Wide Format Textile Printer accolade for the Mimaki TS500-1800, while the Mimaki JV400-LX Series was named the Best Environmental Printing Solution.
The Rapid X2 Label Printer
The incredible Rapid Label Printing System made its debut at this year’s FESPA and it certainly made an impression. These amazing machines, shown by Impression Technology Europe, have revolutionised the label printing industry by offering high speed production of high quality 4 colour labels at a price that won’t break the bank.
Josero New Premises
Josero has made a significant investment in its new premises in Cambridge to accommodate a range of new printers, carry additional stock of Triangle inks and expand its demonstration and training facilities. Triangle professional ink sales in the UK and Ireland have grown so rapidly in the past two years that this move has been essential. The new premises are easily accessible and boast 2500 sq/ft of space for storage, technical training, a demonstration suite, staff offices and to house some of Josero’s new printers.
iPrint Pure 3D, a 500 micron polypropylene film that when printed displays a full 3D image and can be printed using UV inkjet, UV screen printing, waterless UV offset, digital offset and hot foil blocking.
Josero Stand at Sign & Digital 2011
The Sign and Digital UK show at the NEC proved hugely successful for Josero with their range of Triangle inks, spare parts and new Josero Redjet printer.
DTG M Series
Over the past few years DTG Digital has been one of the most prolific developers in the direct to garment printing arena having introduced a host of technology to improve the overall experience.
New ColorPainter Printer Series Designed for Signage and Digital Printing Applications From Seiko I Infotech Inc
The ColorPainter W series
Seiko I Infotech Inc. (SIIT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc., announced today that it will add the new ColorPainter W series wide-format mild-solvent inkjet printers specially designed for the signage and digital printing market to its ColorPainter product line.
The announcement of the Team GB 2012 Ambassadors was accompanied by a large-scale floor graphic printed on an EFI VUTEk
A floor graphic measuring 7 x 20m has been among the Olympian sights at an event naming 27 legends of British sport as Ambassadors for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The company behind Intec Printing Solutions is now trading under the same name as its successful brand. This is the result of the international success enjoyed by the Intec Printing Solutions brand, which is based in Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset.
Madico Graphic Films, a leading UK supplier of specialist pressure-sensitive coated film products for durable label applications and screen/digital solutions, has announced a major re-brand, which will see the company formalise its association with Lintec Corporation, one of Japan’s foremost materials manufacturers and a primary supplier to the company.
New White Face Ultra Board
Recycled paper honeycomb manufacturer, Dufaylite, has launched a new and improved white face for its pioneering product Ultra Board – a lightweight, robust, highly versatile and 100% recyclable substrate.
As Josero continues its expansion in the digital inkjet market it has invested in a new member of staff.
GPT Appointed Exclusive UK Reseller (Sign & Graphics) of Zapkut Vertical / horizontal Panel Saw range
Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT), leading provider of large format printing solutions, today announced its appointment as the exclusive UK reseller of the Zapkut range of vertical / horizontal panel saw range to the sign & graphics industry.
Top UK wide format reseller www.hpdesignjet.net has just announced a very ambitious and dynamic marketing campaign to find the oldest working wide format printer in the UK. The idea “if it aint broke, it don’t need fixin” holds fast here in the UK and so the people at hpdesignjet.net now want designers, architects, engineers and signmakers who love their old printers to register their printers for the promotion, with a chance to win one of three Apple iPAD’s that are up for grabs.
The i-Sub Group of companies is pleased to announce the launch of a third company in its group called i-Sub Digital Solutions.
New Mimaki JV34-260
Mimaki adds a high production 2.6m wide printer to its range with the launch of the JV34-260. Capable of printing to uncoated vinyl and banner with outdoor durable inks or to polyester with dye sublimation inks, it is capable of print speeds up to around 30m2 per hour and will be available from April 2011.
A familiar name and face in the embroidery industry will now be flying the flag for Your Embroidery Services Ltd. Dean Allard joined 'YES Ltd.' at the beginning of 2011 adding his expertise and experience to an already strong team.
By combining products from leading manufacturers Epson and Mutoh, Colourgen has created a very competitive 55” print and cut bundle. The solution, which costs approx £18,995 SRP comprises Epson’s 64” Stylus Pro GS6000 eco solvent printer and Mutoh’s 55” Kona 1400 cutter
TheMagicTouch last month at the UK’s premier exhibition for the awards and recognition market “Trophex” hosted at the NEC, were awarded the accolade of “Best in New Technology” for their latest digital image transfer innovation.
For the past twenty years ScreenPro has been providing services to the print industry, pre-dominantly across the Midlands. It has been a key supplier of consumable products such as printing inks and chemicals as well as offering a specialist screen and stencil service.
Shuttleworth Business Systems is delighted to announce that their subsidiary company CDM Solutions, has acquired Abraqsys Business Systems based in Northampton.
CPI opens its doors to local university students for a unique insight into the printable electronics market
The TPrint facility
One of the UK’s largest and longest standing Garment decorators, T-Print, based in the North West, have long considered their impact on the environment and ways to reduce this impact and their Carbon Footprint.
When Danny and Richard Frayne of Exeter-based QuickPrint SW accepted an invitation from Avon Graphic Technologies to an open day at Roland DG’s new Creative Centre in Clevedon, they were so impressed they made the instant decision to invest in a new wide-format printer.
With the release of its latest roll up, graphic systems supplier Eurostand Display is continuing with its new-year campaign to introduce new lines while substantially upgrading its existing range.
Cambridge, 13th January 2011 - Xaar, the world's leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlotte Baile as Marketing Communications Manager.
Working in conjunction with Roland DG (UK), Sabur Ink Systems has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first fluorescent wide-format ink-jet printer which incorporates dye sublimation inks. Designated the Roland 4+2 Flo, this solution is based on the innovative technology of the established 1.37m SolJet Pro III XC-540MT printer’s dual pump and recirculation system and incorporates Manoukian’s standard CMYK ink range plus a fluorescent yellow and red.
Sign & Digital UK has today called for signmakers and graphic display companies, manufacturers and suppliers to enter the 2011 Sign & Digital UK Awards. There are 10 categories in all and the focus is on rewarding both the creative and business aspects of the industry.
RokuPrint a well established Screen Printing machine manufacturer has added two special machines to their range.
A number of sponsoring companies from the print industry have joined forces to produce a 2011 calendar to raise money for The Printing Charity. The calendar received its official launch at the Konica Minolta ihub in London to a gathering of guests from industry bodies including the British Printing Industries Federation, the British Association for Print and Communications and the Independent Print Industries Association.
printMAX, a major supplier of large format print solutions across the UK and Europe, has today announced it was Roland DG’s most successful Premium Partner for 2010 in the UK, based on the number of Roland wide format digital printers, cutters and inks sold during the last 12 months.
If so, have you considered buying a second hand machine at a fraction of the cost? Josero is now sourcing used superwide machines from all over Europe. These machines are either next to new, or refurbished to a very high standard.
packaging printers, sign and display companies, commercial printers, agencies and publishers can benefit from new features in these industry-leading software products to increase workflow productivity and achieve higher quality and accurate colour materials printed on a variety of inkjet printers across many production facilities.