Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has doubled its production facilities. The Cambridge-based company - which has been in inkjet development for a decade - has moved its production department to Edinburgh House in St John’s Innovation Park, where it also has test space and capacity for further expansion. The whole company will make the move in the summer.
Switzerland-based advertising technology company Historika will install an EFI Vutek LX3 Pro LED printer.
The new BPIF ‘Printing Outlook’ survey shows 45% of printers increased output levels in the first quarter of 2017. A further 37% held output steady whilst 18% experienced a decline in output. The resulting balance (the difference between the ups and the downs) was +27 - only marginally down from +29 in Q4. The latest Q1 balance compares very favourably to last year’s equivalent Q1 balance of -1, and is the most positive Q1 report for three years.
InkTec has achieved an Eco Passport certification from the Oeko-Tex Association for its SubliNova Hi-Lite dye sublimation inks.
As promised, swissQprint presented two new large-format printers at Fespa 2017 - the Impala LED and Nyala LED.
London-based event graphics specialist Insite Graphics has introduced Brightbox - an illuminated, high-resolution, tensioned fabric exhibition stand package.
Nottingham IT solutions business Octavian is now providing an Accura Print MIS for print companies, including those in the digital large-format space.
Independent print systems supplier CMYUK has appointed Nick Reed as its Esko business manager. The move follows news in April that the distributor was taking over responsibility for all new mainland UK sales of Esko hardware and software to the sign and digital market.
US-based GSC Imaging has a new addition to its aqueous wide-format ink, developed for the Canon ImagePrograf Pro 1000/2000/4000/6000 series printers.
The European Digital Press (EDP) Association has presented its 11th annual EDP Awards at Fespa 2017. From more than 150 entries, 31 products were awarded with a trophy. The winners were:
Christian Duyckaerts has been inaugurated as the new president of Fespa. He becomes the 17th president of the global federation of associations for the wide-format printing community, and will be supported during his two-year tenure by vice-president Christophe Aussenac.
The winners of Fespa’s 2017 Awards have been revealed at its annual Gala Dinner, which took place at the show in Hamburg last week. The winners of the application categories were:
Odessa Print Group, a UK-based producer and distribution of outdoor media and large-format retail graphics, has ordered a HP Scitex 17000 corrugated press with flexible media loading kit. It is expected to be installed within the next few months.
Esko, which acquired MediaBeacon two years ago, is releasing an integrated packaging and marketing process and digital asset management solution to help brands and marketers deliver consistent content across digital, social and packaging consumer touchpoints. It aims to streamline complex creation, approval and deployment processes across multiple teams and locations.