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PrintBig, a design and print business, based in Headcorn near Ashford, has become the latest advocate of the Agfa brand. Early July it installed its first ever Agfa engine, a new Anapurna H3200i LED press run by the Agfa Asanti workflow solution. The new engine has effectively replaced three machines for the business allowing them to print wider and faster according to PrintBig’s MD Paul Smith.
Located in Shropshire, Harper Adams University was established in 1901 and is a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sector. Delivering degree programmes appropriate to the food industry means covering all aspects, including packaging. Recent sponsorship from the Worshipful Company of Butchers allowed the university to purchase a Mimaki UJF-3042FX from CMYUK.
Rage Designs has a solid reputation as a producer of incredible custom bodywork and helmet graphics for motorcycle racers, but it says its newly installed Roland printer/cutter will see it return to its roots in the fan community.
After installing Roland VersaUV LEF-20 and TrueVis, QuickPrint has discovered a wealth of new printing applications, like printing a variety of different aircraft directly onto gold ingots.
Exeter-based QuickPrint is a business that moves with the times, without forgetting about history. The company started life as a litho printer in 1961 and still uses this technique alongside more modern technology. After spotting a market for exterior print such as banners, QuickPrint invested in digital wide-format printing systems to produce them. In so doing, they unlocked a range of other exterior print applications, like shop signs and vehicle graphics – followed by large format exhibition graphics, roll-ups, pop-ups, posters, labels and much more.
All these are produced to order on a Roland VersaUV LEF-20 combined printer/cutter, which replaced an older VS-640 around a year ago. It is integral to QuickPrint's mission to continually discover new services, products and ideas.
Award-winning specialist Signs Now has installed a new Océ Arizona 1260 XT system after tasking Canon, leader in imaging solutions, to provide the best way forward as part of a major upgrade to build business revenues.
Loop Print have over half a century of experience and are a company that has always strived to be one step ahead of the competition, fully committed to innovative printing techniques. At Sabur Digital, we are delighted and proud to be working with them as both companies have a passion for print.
Both are Yorkshire-based companies, but it was a meeting at the Sign & Digital UK 2018 Exhibition at the NEC in April this year - where Sabur were exhibiting - that started what looks to be a fruitful working relationship between Loop and Sabur.
Sabur’s Joe Preddy takes up the story…..
At Fespa 2015, Guandong presented a totally new concept that had never been seen before, destined to revolutionise in-store communication in just a short space of time: Spot Déco. Since then, Guandong and its R&D department have been working non-stop, and over the past three years they have developed a complete range of highly innovative media supports designed specifically for increasingly "just-in-time" messages and promotions. Speed, immediacy and simple installation are in fact the keys to Guandong’s Spot Déco, designed specifically to meet the claim: "Change your message in 1 minute".
Fourth-generation sign-writer Michelle Henry is set to leave her mark on an entire city, having built up Birmingham's HNS Signs into an award-winning business. Thanks to its
combination of Roland digital printing systems and traditional sign-making techniques, the company's work has a highly recognisable style – which Michelle will now leave in the care of a new owner as she moves abroad.