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Screenprint Productions buys Meital 302

As part of its investment in new premises and kit Yorkshire-based Screenprint Productions has bought a Meital 302 industrial UV flatbed printer and Esko Kongsberg cutting table.

Portuguese printer on the right track with HP latex printer

B2R of Lisbon, Portugal, in association with Quiosque das Ideias, a company of the same group, has used its newly installed HP Designjet L65500 latex printer to produce indoor and outdoor 'eco' friendly graphics for 52 Portuguese railway stations.

Gerber Solara ionZ due December?

December will see production shipments of the Gerber Solara ionZ recently launched at a series of trade shows.

Illustrated Stationery adds Acuity Advance to cater for the exotic

A demand for printing onto "exotic" materials has prompted South Wales-based Illustrated Stationery to add an Acuity Advance wide-format printer to its wide-ranging print production facility which includes litho, flexo, rotary letterpress, silkscreen, thermography, hot foil, embossing, die cutting, laser cutting and digital.

Wedding books focus of first Roland metallic inkjet printer installation

Dublin-based Sigma Print and Media has bought the first of Roland's new DG XC-540MT wide-format metallic inkjet printers unveiled at Sign and Digital Ireland. The unit, which can print silver in addition to the regular CMYK and white to create a spectrum of metallic colours, will be used by Sigma to add another dimension to its bespoke wedding and photo book offering.

Inca's Print Run Controller streamlines production

The ability to automate the scheduling and collation of versioned jobs is now seamless on Inca Digital wide-format printers with the launch of the Inca Print Run Controller (PRC) software module.

New additions to Epson's Stylus Pro family

Epson has launched two new additions to its Stylus Pro wide-format ink-jet printer family with the introduction of the SP7700 and SP9700. At 610 mm and 1.12 m respectively, these machines feature the company's latest MicroPiezo TFP print-head and variable size droplet technology.

 

Neolt's AsterJet takes off

Viscom Italy saw the international launch of the Neolt AsterJet 1650 wide-format UV-curable ink-jet printer which incorporates Xaar's binary Proton 360 x 1440 dpi print-heads and is available in four- and six-colour options.

Start-to-finish from Spandex

Spandex has announced an easy to download brochure which incorporates the company's extensive range of start-to-finish solutions for digital display producers and sign-makers. This brochure comes in the form of a straightforward PDF.

Official launch for Roland's metallic ink

Roland DG (UK) Ltd has launched its innovative SOLJET PRO III XC-540MT wide-format inkjet printer which features, for the first time, a metallic ink capability. Printable either as a special colour or in combination with process options, the company's latest development provides users with the opportunity to create a range of metallic hues, including gold, silver, bronze and pearlescent effects, which were hitherto impossible with this medium.

Durst ups its green commitment with free ink collection and disposal service

To continue its ethos of conforming strictly to RoHS and WEEE directives, Durst is enhancing its green ink policy with a free collection and disposal service for all waste inks from its Rho printers. The company is also simplifying the control of ink stocks and minimising waste by supplying all of its inks in five litre single packs.

New version of eXpress software RIP launched by EFI

EFI has announced the latest version of its eXpress software RIP designed for high quality photography and proofing applications. This fully-featured new product family, designated v 4.1, is compliant with Windows 7 and Macintosh OS 10.6.1 (Snow Leopard) and is designed for both novice and experienced users.

Andesign invests in EFI VUTEk GS3200

Sutton Coldfield based Andesign has invested in an EFI VUTEk GS3200 UV-curable flat-bed and roll-fed printer which was supplied by specialist distributor, CMYUK Digital. The installation of the eight-colour plus white 3.2 m machine is one of the first in the UK and satisfies managing director Andy Williams's need for higher speeds at finer resolutions.