Rocket Graphics has expanded its Watford-based facilities, adding 557m2 (30%) of print production space that houses a new 3.2m Vutek LX3 UV hybrid printer - a machine with speeds up to 60% faster than its predecessor. The new space is also home to a Zund G3 3.2m-wide cutter, which has been added to a current 2.2m-wide unit.
Antalis is further targeting interior designers via a project to highlight the capabilities of its self-adhesive vinyls, wallpapers, textiles, canvas and magnetic media. It has produced ‘The Book’, a visual reference to projects from the Antalis Interior Design Awards - a competition for interior designers, architects and brand owners as well as printers.
Spandex and William Smith have introduced four new colours and effects to their respective portfolios of 3M 1080 Wrap Film Series of colour change vinyls. The newcomers are Satin Psychedelic, Gloss Flip Ghost Pearl, Shadow Military Green and a new mirror chrome effect called Gloss Silver Chrome.
The new Version 12 Caldera Rip software has been configured to better bridge the gap between design and business. It includes CalderaDock, an application that can be launched from within the Rip to access Caldera websites, tools and applications. Once installed, it provides users with an easy way to migrate from Version 11, using the new Save and Restore App for Linux and Mac.
Tubingen is to receive a competence centre for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. This will make it one of four locations at which Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research plans to pool scientific projects in AI.