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Venturing into 2008, Screen Process & Digital Imaging magazine has exciting news for readers and industry alike. The opportunity has arisen to publish the Plastics & Board Industries Federation magazine (formerly the Federation of High Frequency Welders) as a quarterly supplement to SP&DI.
B&P Graphic Systems has kitted out a mobile demonstration van with Uniform print-and-cut equipment
Sign makers and print bureaux interested in purchasing Uniform’s print-and-cut equipment can now request an on-site demonstration, brought to their doorstep by B&P Graphic Systems' new mobile demonstration van. Designed to facilitate one-to-one demonstrations with no travel expense for the customer, the unit hosts a Uniform Lancer G2 bundle, incorporating an eco-solvent wide-format printer in a choice of 1.3 and 1.63m widths.
Digital print specialist, EFI, has completed a strategic investment in Raster Printers, the Californian manufacturer of Daytona environmentally-friendly UV wide format printers.
Seventy-five 2,030 by 3,050 by 5mm sheets and five 2,030 by 3,050 by 3mm sheets were supplied by Europoint Display and printedby MTAdigital
Visitors to London’s designersblock: illustrate exhibition had an opportunity to see the printing properties of Alcan Composites’ Forex classic sheet. Featuring work from over 80 leading illustrators, artists, designers and film makers from all over the world, the designersblock: illustrated festival took place in North London’s freshly minted artistic quarter, Highbury Studios.
Sign maker, Signwise, has invested in a Koolkut KK21S vertical panel saw from Sagetech Industries
When busy sign specialist, Signwise, wanted to upgrade its sheet cutting process, it decided to invest in a Koolkut KK21S vertical panel saw from Sagetech Industries. Not only has this improved health and safety, it also enables the company to buy materials in bulk and cut to size, rather than purchasing costly pre-cut sheets.
Special 'snow and show' packages will be available for visitors who want to combine their visit to Fespa Digital 2008 with a ski trip before or after the exhibition. This year Fespa Digital will take place in Geneva, close to the nearby ski resort of Chamonix.
Neschen has introduced a hard-wearing solvent printable wall paper
Colours, patterns, text, branding and visual images can all be printed directly onto Solvoprint Wallpaper from Neschen. The new solvent printable wall covering is applied with a paste, like ready-printed wallpaper, but with the flexibility to customise the surface, creating everything from murals to complete room decors.
James McNaughton Group has produced a new booklet to dispel misinformation surrounding recycled papers and simplify the paper selection process. Recycled papers: facts and common myths has been published in response to feedback from the company's Chain of Custodyseminars, held across the UK and Ireland.
Renew your SGIA membership on time to receive a free copy of the 2008 Guide to Digital Imaging
Available to order on-line, SGIA has released an updated version of its Guide to Digital Imaging, now featuring new chapters on raster image processor software. The 2008 guide is said to be a useful reference for newcomers and veterans alike, with tips on navigating the digital imaging industry and the latest technology advances.
Highlights of the guide include a list of over 200 digital output devices currently on the market as well as insight from digital experts on: digital file management, colour management, digital equipment, ink and media and digital jargon and terminology.
In a move set to highlight the equal importance of sign and digital technologies in today's graphics and visual communication industry, Sign UK and Digital Expo has been re-branded as Sign and Digital UK. Now in its 21st year, the show returns to the NEC Birmingham on 22 to 24 April 2008.
Seal Graphics' lamination equipment is now fully RoHS compliant
Lamination equipment manufactured by Seal Graphics is now compliant with the EU restriction on hazardous substances (RoHS) directive, which bans the use of materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury in new electronic and electrical equipment. Compliance was achieved following a process of improvement in both part acquisition and manufacturing over a prolonged period of time.
As official venue dresser for Wembley Stadium, Service Graphics will supply giant media, up to 56m long, for the exterior of the stadium
Service Graphics, a division of St Ives, has been appointed as an official signage and venue dressing supplier to Wembley Stadium. Under the contract, Service Graphics will supply general stadium signage, including graphics for England international games and FA related football matches, as well as for concerts, conferences and banqueting at the stadium.
The entire fulfilment process will be managed by Service Graphics, including the printing, production and installation of graphics for each event.
Titan Outdoor has produced a corridor wrap, installed at Waterloo train station to mark the DVD release of Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The World's End
A new corridor wrap, produced by Titan Outdoor, has been unveiled at Waterloo rail station, in support of the DVD launch of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The World's End. Account director at marketing agency, Carat, Mike Florence, said: “The Waterloo wrap is testament to the premium event that can be produced when working with Titan. The activity has been tailored to the client's needs and they are pleased with the excitement that the wrap is generating.”
Totally Dynamic wrapped a Lotus Exige with an image of the Union Jack flag for Discovery Channel’s 'How do they do that?' programme
Vehicle wrapping company, Totally Dynamic, is to star in an episode of the Discovery Channel’s 'How do they do that?' programme. The show, which explores the production processes for familiar products, will reveal the mysteries of vehicle wrapping as demonstrated by Totally Dynamic.
Electronic Print Services (EPS) is to produce a life sized replica of the Minster’s famous Great East Window, which features the world’s largest expanse of medieval stained glass, to hide scaffolding while the window itself is being restored.
Plasma arc blown onto the surface with compressed air
We are in a world where buying decisions are lifestyle choices. Customers purchase because it makes them feel good. A product’s looks and perceived value are crucial factors. Just look at a supermarket’s ‘bargain’ shelf to see bottles of wine reduced because the label is torn or twisted. This demonstrates how fickle customers can be.
Home improvement shows have influenced people’s desire for bright printed canvas
The large format print (LFP) market is growing, with demand driven by accessibility and availability. From photographers to copy shops the market offers something for everyone. So what changes can we expect over coming months?
The JV5 offers print speeds up to 54m2/h
William Smith has invested in a Mimaki JV5-160S high speed solvent printer as marketing manager, Chris Bradley, explained; “This will further enhance the full-colour graphic solutions we already offer to the trade. It will enable us to offer high quality images for the interior and intermediate life-time markets and complements our existing Scotchprint system, which is more suitable for longer life graphics requiring a five to six year warranted solution.”
Braillemaker One can handle web widths from 150 to 330mm
AB Graphic International and Convertec have announced a partnership to market the Braillemaker One digital printing machine for Braille. Recently launched, the machine is primarily aimed at producing pharmaceutical labels, leaflets and booklets.
Side-slide loading making it easier to load graphics
Boldscan’s range of tensioned roll-ups has been expanded. Following the launch of the 1,000 and 1,200mm single-sided tensioned roll-ups in 2007, Boldscan has introduced 850 and 1,000mm double sided versions to its range. The products feature a simple side-slide loading system, making it easier to load graphics.
New Kongsberg i-XE tables are designed to keep pace with larger, faster printers
EskoArtwork has announced the Kongsberg i-XE series digital die-less cutting table is now available in two larger sizes: the i-XE32 measuring 1,300 by 1,620mm and i-XE54 measuring 1,600 by 3,050mm.
With the new graphic headers in place, the literature presenters suit applications from exhibitions to sponsorship
Eurostand Display has launched new graphic header frames to make folding literature presenters even more noticeable. The aluminium graphic holders are available in A4 and A3 landscape formats. The holders increase the literature displays’ overall height and, when used with double-sided graphics, can be used to brand the displays.
Photographers, reprographics specialists and artists can extend their portfolio with Epson's 60in PremierArt water resistant canvas and matte canvas roll. Both are compatible with the 64in Epson Stylus Pro 11880 and suit exhibition display, portraits and limited edition fine art.
Tracking is guaranteed up to 15m
Graphtec has launched a new series of cutting plotters designed to improve cutting accuracy and production. Graphtec’s auto registration mark reading feature is designed to provide crisper cutting and perfect tracking, guaranteed up to 15m.
HeatWave is said to offer the highest production capacity in its class
Bridging the gap between M&R’s infrared and gas dryers, HeatWave is designed to meet the needs of printers torn between larger, more expensive gas dryers and the cost of adding electrical capacity for an electric dryer.
Mike Turner hands (right) the DSPA Award for SWervices to the Screen and Digital Printing Industry to Professor John Davison
Professor John Davison has received the DSPA Award for Services to the Screen and Digital Printing Industry. DSPA president, Peter Kiddell, said: “John likes to be known as ‘inky’ thanks to his passion for pigments, dispersions, mediums and associated technologies. His application of this knowledge has been vital to many industries. Add his unmatched skill in drying and curing techniques, plus a complete grasp of analogue and digital printing techniques, and John becomes the most complete scientist in ink technology we are likely to see.