Tue, Mar

Paper, packing and visual communication materials distributor Antalis has acquired the assets of Swan Paper, Ireland’s largest independent paper merchant. Antalis will retain the Swan brand, creating a new Swan Paper division, which will be headed up by Swan’s Brian McArdle.

ColorJet has bagged the ‘India’s Largest Manufacturer for Wide Format Digital Printer’ award at the sixth Imaging Solution Awards in New Delhi. ColorJet accounts for 33% market share in India in superwide-format digital ink printers, and has recently expanded its production facility to meet demand demand from international as well as domestic markets.

New from Kernow Coatings is a range of HP Latex-certified roll-up and pop-up films. KernowJet Supreme is certified for third-generation HP Latex printers - the HP 310, 330, 360, 370, 560 and 570 - and is available in three thicknesses: Supreme 225, Supreme 300 and Supreme 500 (the product number refers to the approximate gauge in microns). It comes in widths of 914, 1067, 1270, 1372 and 1524mm.

IMI Europe has released detail of its Inkjet Engineering Conference, its new event linked to the Inkjet Ink Development Conference. It will be held on 14 March in Lausanne, Switzerland, with speakers from Ebeam Technologies, Edale, Exergen, Global Graphics Software, Global Inkjet Systems, Inca Digital Printers, Meteor Inkjet, Pall Filters, Reden, and the University of Twente

During its Connect user conference in the US EFI has announced new Vutek 5r (5m wide) and 3r (3m wide) LED roll-to-roll printers.

Matic Media has bought a Mimaki UJV-55 with print speeds capable of 110m2/hr and the ability to run three different media simultaneously. 

Oasis has a new identity as Oasis Graphic Co. and branding that encompasses the company’s heritage and innovation as it enters its 28th year. The move follows the appointment of brand and marketing strategist Hayley Hall last year, and includes the development of an internal and external brand strategy.

Two employees at Signarama Harrogate have bought it following the retirement of Michael Webster who opened it 15 years ago. New bosses Marc Squires and Kevin Masheder are both product design graduates, with Squires having started working at the centre ten years ago. Masheder joined in 2013. 

A new Creative Theatre will run talks throughout Sign and Digital UK this year, the show’s 30th anniversary. Event director, Rudi Blackett said: “The launch of a Creative Theatre really allows us to diversify our offering to visitors. One of the main focuses this year is on applications, and the creative processes that take place pre-production, so these sessions will be great for visitors working in creative industries - graphic designers and design and brand agencies especially.” 

Agfa Graphics has launched a dedicated 3.2m roll-to-roll printer with UV LED curing and optional white printing capability. The Jeti Ceres RTR 3200 LED system - capable of printing on diverse single and dual roll media at speeds of up to 186m²/hr -  will be on display at C!Print Lyon (31 Jan - 2 Feb 2) and Sign and Print Scandinavia (7 - 9 Feb).