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Signbox is awaiting delivery of a Zund S3 L1200 cutting system to automate finishing. The company has made changes to its Egham site to accommodate the machine, with space allocated next to its graphics department. 

Antalis’ Coala non-woven wall design range has been extended with seven creative finishes - fibre, canvas, fine canvas, stucco, leather, brush and plaster. Added to that is Coala Flamestop, a fire-rated roller banner pop up display, available in 200mic and 500mic, and Coala Floor R, a slip rated and fire-rated laminate range which can be used for floor and wall graphics.

Pixartprinting has expanded its offering via Catalyst, a production line for customised packaging. Its online store now offers paperboard boxes with print runs starting from just 25 items for some ranges, while the catalogue contains over 300 different combinations of format, size and customisation options. Delivery is just 48 hours. 

Among a new range of magnetically-receptive films from Aslan is FerroPrint Aslan FF 480. The matt white variant can be printed with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curing and latex inks. Combined with Aslan’s transparent blackboard and whiteboard films, printed graphics can also be written on with chalk or whiteboard markers. 

Investment in a new Durst P10 250 HS to ramp up capacity and further improve quality is at the heart of a £1m expansion programme for RMC Digital Print in Hull.

As part of its promise to present a new vision and format for Ipex 17, Informa Exhibitions has appointed former ‘Output’ editor James Matthews-Paul as content curator, responsible for the event’s Centre Stage schedule and helping to shape a feature programme.

RA Smart will introduce two new ranges of printable polyesters at Sign and Digital UK next week. Both will come under the umbrella branding of The Textile Hut, with Krea a technical media product from the German manufacturer of the same name, and HDtec a banner/flag type product made here in the UK

Nazdar Ink Technologies has added to the range of new inks it will show at Fespa 2017. Joining 130 series will be the 183 series digital solvent inks for those currently using Mimaki BS3 inks.

CSL Digital, in partnership with Fujifilm, will present the latest Acuity UV print technologies at Sign and Digital UK 2017.  Making their debut will be the Acuity LED 1600 II roll/flatbed hybrid UV printer and the superwide-format Acuity 3200R roll-to-roll UV printer. 

New from Asphalt Art is SoftWalk, a UV printable floor film that is reusable, water- and slip resistant, and which has an antibacterial coating. It is made of 300 micron vinyl soft foam and has a printable white front side and liner. It comes in 1.5 x 25m and 1.5 x 5m rolls.

Contra Vision’s new Campaign film has been developed specifically for short-term campaigns and is suitable for UV, solvent, eco-solvent and Latex printing technologies. It has a one-year durability rating, is Reach compliant and features a clean-remove adhesive.

Hollywood Monster has taken the UK’s first EFI Vutek 5r printer. It was installed last month by CMYUK at the PSPs Birmingham site, where its inline finishing capability is making a serious impact on production times according to MD Simon McKenzie. He said: “It’s not unusual for us to print off hundreds or even thousands of banners for big events. Previously they would all have needed trimming on our cutting table, or - dependent on size - even by hand. That entire process is now completed on-the-fly during the print process. It’s a huge productivity boost.”