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Hexis targets wall graphics markets

Hexis is targeting the wall graphics market with two new products: the snappily named VCSR100WG1 printable cast vinyl for direct application onto brick, concrete or plaster walls; and Poli-Wall, a digital wall covering that has been especially developed for printing on solvent, eco-solvent and UV curable inkjet printers.

Epson launches A2+ photo printer

Epson is replacing its Stylus Pro 3800 in October with the Stylus Pro 3880, an A2+ photo printer that uses Epson's fourth generation UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta pigment inks. Individual ink cartridges increase the economy of colour printing whilst Epson's patented micro piezo printhead ensures accurate ink placement.

GMG introduces direct business model in UK

GMG products are now only available in the UK direct from GMG UK and a small number of strategic partnerships. GMG UK will provide colour solutions across various prepress and printing processes including digital large-format.

Roland adds to print/cut offering

Roland continues to grow its wide-format printer range with the addition of two entry-level print/cut options and a highly productive 30in VersaUV LEC UV ink curable printer/cutter. The first opportunity to see the new machines in action will be at Sign and Digital Ireland taking place at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, 23 - 24 September, where you will also be able to get a sneak worldwide preview of a machine not yet available for release.

PrintXchange expands Web-to-print service

Exacta Print in Glasgow has made innovative use of the new PrintXchange Web-to-print solution by developing a website that allows the general public to create print ready personalised artwork online and then place the order for print.

Duraweld in carbon offsetting programme

For the third year running Duraweld is undertaking a carbon offsetting programme. It is buying 27 energy efficient stoves for an African-based project managed by offset provider co2balance.

Josero signs up Scottish reseller

Josero, the consumables specialist and sole distributor in the UK and Ireland for ink specialist Triangle, has just set-up a new reseller agreement with Sems UK in Scotland.

Double-sided Jupiter launches

D&K Europe is bringing out a double-sided Jupiter laminator. It will be launched at the Grafi+Sign show in Belgium in October and is based on the 30m/min single-sided Jupiter introduced at DPW in October 2006 to fill the gap between the Semi-Automatic B2 Pegasus and the compact B1 Proteus.

Speedscreen ups inkjet production with Durst Rho 800 Presto

Kent-based Speedscreen has enlarged its digital inkjet production capability with the addition of a Durst Rho 800 Presto. The installation builds on the 23-year-old screen print specialist's initial digital inkjet investment in a Durst Rho 205 five years ago.

Sign & Digital Ireland/Print Ireland seminar update

The free seminar programme taking place at Sign & Digital Ireland/Print Ireland has been updated. The event, which takes place at Simmonscourt in Dublin on 23 - 24 September, will host the following talks in the seminar theatre:

The BAPC has launched a Ratings Scheme

The BAPC has launched a Ratings Scheme (for members and no-members) to help print companies get money back if they have been overpaying on their business rates. And it seems many have been as current business rates were set based on property values in 2003, well before the recent drop in prices. This means that those of you who think the rateable value of your premises is too high can appeal for a reduction - and a rate rebate.



Improved access to training via new Manufacturing Skills Alliance

Proskills has joined forces with four other related Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), Cogent, Improve, Semta and Skillsfast-UK, to form the Manufacturing Skills Alliance (MSA). The objective of the Alliance is to find common ground across the five manufacturing-related SSCs to unify and simplify the processes in which manufacturing employers can address skills shortages, access the right training support, and create opportunities for employers in their respective sectors to improve productivity and profitability through skills, allowing them to compete in the global economy.