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MS Printing Solutions will launch its high capacity JPK UV printer at Fespa 2018. Based on the JPK water-based ink model, the new multipass printer aims to fill a growing need for high-volume UV LED roll-to-roll production, with primary customers expected to be traditional flexo or helio users who want to convert to digital printing.

POP and POS specialist The Simpson Group has employed Infigo Software to help develop its systems. The PSP’s online print manager Rachel Tait, explained: “We chose Infigo software for the continued growth it will allow our business and the exceptional user experience it will provide to our current clients, as well as for a seamless integration with our new Tharstern MIS.”

GIS has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 for International Trade, in recognition of its outstanding growth in overseas markets from 2015 to 2017. This is the second time that the company has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, having received its first award in 2013, also for outstanding international sales growth.

ColorGate will present a new 3D capturing and digital reproduction solution at Fespa 2018. The scan-to-print system is based on the Metis Surf 3D scanner combined with ColourGate’s Rip and color management software for decorative digital printing applications. Growth in the direct to object printing segment is also prompting ColourGate to show Measure Mount. The manually adjustable device can be adapted to cylindrical shapes with diameters from 2 - 20 cm in a few steps so that the scanning lineal supplied with the measuring instrument is optimally positioned above the shaped body to be measured and output profiles can be generated. At the show Colourgate will also highlight its Adobe PDF Print Engine based Rip software families Productionserver, Filmgate and Proofgate as well as Productionserver range for ceramic, décor, packaging and textile applications.

In the US the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has presented 24 member companies with its 2018 Sustainable Business Recognition Awards for demonstrating efforts in 2017 to improve employee health and safety, reduce environmental impact and increase business efficiency.

Aslan is offering a new laminate developed for rollup and popup systems and optimised for the required widths. The self-adhesive PP film EcoSoftTouch Aslan SL 109 has been designed for indoor use and digital printing processes using solvent, eco-solvent, latex and water-based inks.

Mid West Displays has unveiled its refurbished showroom at its Shrewsbury HQ, housing its display, signage and PoS products, most manufactured in-house at the company’s two manufacturing sites in the Midlands.

Mimaki is progressing Internet of Things (IoT) developments with Digital Printing Connection, which aims to help users incorporate Mimaki printers into production lines for unattended on-demand production and mass customisation through communication with robots, conveyor belts, inspection devices, sensors and other peripheral equipment.

Massivit is extending its reach by signing a distribution agreement with Digital Dot for its products in the Benelux. Digital Dot assumes responsibility for sales, installation, technical support and maintenance of Massivit 3D’s portfolio, which comprises the Massivit 1500 Exploration and Massivit 1800 3D printers and its Dimengel material.

Fujifilm has provided detail on the new printer it alluded to last month. The Acuity Ultra - available in 5m and 3.2m models and with up to eight colour channels - will be shown for the first time at Fespa 2018. It has a throughput of up to 236m2/hr and is capable of printing on three rolls simultaneously.

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