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Having worked with Popai’s Technical Working Group for some years, Screen Process and Digital imaging magazine is introducing a regular column detailing the Group’s activities. The series starts by highlighting a seminar designed to explore the processes behind successful PoP.
Set to help all industry members achieve consistent colour reproduction, the BPIF is to hold a national colour management conference on 18 September at the Cranmore Park Hotel, Solihull.
Mumbai-based ink manufacturer, Aqua Tint, has received 'Xaar approved' status for its solvent ink range. It is the first South Asian ink manufacturer to achieve the title, which confirms that Aqua Tint inks offer good jetting, colour and mechanical properties and, when used with Xaar 128 printheads, provide optimised results.
UK file transfer and workflow specialist, Pro2col, has acquired the file transfer division of German company, Hermstedt. Pro2col has established an office in Germany and secured technical and sales resources, which will enable it to offer both UK and German customers a high level of service.
Print and paper buyers are increasingly basing their purchasing decisions on environmental and corporate social responsibility policies according to new research by the waste and resources action programme (WRAP) run by the Recycled Paper Advocacy Team.
Digital CD and DVD printing will be available in volume from Direct Corporate Design, following the company's investment in a Tapematic 2print digital printer. Set to offer a fast print turnaround, digital printing optical media is an efficient alternative to screen or litho printing. No time consuming preparation is required and once the chosen image has been loaded, the 2Print digital printer can print up to 1,000 discs per hour.
Dates for The Sign Show 2008 have changed. Following industry feedback, Link Exhibitions will host the event on 2 to 4 September 2008.
Digital printing jargon contained in Hexis' Digital Printing Glossary has been updated and revised in the latest 2007 edition.
The Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) has once again attracted a range of trade suppliers to the 16th Print for Business Exhibition, set to take place at the Telford International Centre, 10 and 11 October 2007.
Beta testing of the new Inca Onset digital UV flatbed printer will be conducted by SP Group, part of the St Ives group of companies. Supplied by Inca distributor Fujifilm Sericol, the beta machine will be installed at SP Group’s Redditch site for intensive testing over a six-month period.
Pitting their skills against the clock, 25 installers from across Europe took part in the first European edition of the Solar Gard Tintoff Regional Championship.
Large format digital imaging company, Leach Colour, has landed two printing awards at the inaugural Fespa 2007 awards held in Berlin.
A Platinum award was given in the European classification for the company’s magnetic Stik display system and its use in George boutiques at Asda stores across the country.
Thermoplastic sheet extruder, Palram, is improving the colour results customers can achieve with its Palight foamed PVC product, by offering ICC profiling as standard. Suitable for a range of POP and advertising applications, Palight white sheet can be used with any flatbed digital printer. It is already said to yield true colour representation for a strong, vibrant image, which will be further enhanced by ICC profiling.
Prints created by the HP DesignJet 10000s have been posted up around London in an initiative from the National Gallery. Thought to be the first DesignJet 10000s to be installed in the UK, the system was supplied by DCP Systems and installed at Electronic Printing Services (EPS).
Set to take place 16 to 18 October at London's Earl Court, this year's Digital Print World exhibition will focus on the power of innovative digital print to produce intelligent and creative marketing solutions.
Although they represent two different markets, the buying patterns of sign makers and screen printers are pretty similar, with around 20 per cent in both areas looking to invest in new solvent printers in the next 12 months. These findings emerged through research conducted by large format print specialist, City and West End (CWE) Solutions.
Demonstrating its thorough knowledge of HP products, the ColourLink consortium of independent graphics and drawing office dealers has been awarded HP preferred partner status.
Installed specifically to develop a range of environmentally friendly display solutions using Dufaylite Ultra Board, Green Graphics has taken delivery of a Kongsberg i-XL24 cutting table. Supplied and installed by Esko's UK distributor, Mill Pond Graphics, the Kongsberg will work in tandem with an eight-module, Inca Spyder 320.
Designed for photography, fine art and proofing professionals, Epson’s 64in Stylus Pro 11880 is the world’s first large format printer to feature the company’s latest micro piezo TFP printhead technology and UltraChrome K3 ink with vivid magenta. Read on to discover more
Preparation is vital for good digital printing results. The key to achieving perfect prints every time is making sure you have the perfect workflow, including colour management. Here we look at its importance and what is available to help, by Tracey Rushton-Thorpe
With too many years trouble shooting screen printing behind me (and probably many in front) there are certain recurring critical issues which I face. These being the summer months, whilst you watch the weather you may wish to divert your mind to screen printing improvements by Peter Kiddell
The UK screen print sector has faced a number of tough challenges in the last few years. In particular, the movement of low value work (such as sign and textile printing) to low cost regions and the growth in high quality digital printing, especially for short run jobs.
Corporate identity and colour play a fundamental role in visual communication. This can only be guaranteed with colour management as Durst explains