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OEM Ink alternative from Victory

Victory Design has added the ITL Evo sol R Series inks to its portfolio. The range has been formulated as a specific OEM colour match for supported Roland printer models (full list at www.victorydesign.co.uk).

New report on novel print applications

A new study called 'Novel Applications for Printing Technologies' will set you back ?2,950 but for that you will get access to primary research and an in-depth look at novel printing methods and potential markets over the next 10 - 15 years according to its producer Pira International.

PrintIt! goes green

PrintIt! has gone green. The initiative designed to showcase the career opportunities offered by print, has unveiled its new 'green' identity being rolled out across all its collateral. The new-look centres on an update to the familiar logo, which is now a vibrant green, reflecting the environmental-based learning modules introduced into the 2009/2010 PrintIt! course, as well as the printing industry's commitment to use sustainable and eco-friendly substrates and print processes.

Win Top Gear show tickets

By pre-registering online and attending Sign & Digital Ireland / Print Ireland 2009 in Dublin (23 - 24 September) you will atomically be entered into the draw for Top Gear Live Premium Package tickets.

Low cost roll-up media from Neschen

From coating specialist Neschen comes a new low-cost print medium called UVprint nolite. It is available in two thicknesses (420 and 210 microns) for pop-up and roll-up applications.

Fujifilm Sericol installs Inca Onset S20

Gescom is the first Italian print company to order an Inca Onset S20. The UV curing flatbed joins another 22 digital printers at the Viterbo-based company, one of the country's leading digital printing specialists.

Hexis targets wall graphics markets

Hexis is targeting the wall graphics market with two new products: the snappily named VCSR100WG1 printable cast vinyl for direct application onto brick, concrete or plaster walls; and Poli-Wall, a digital wall covering that has been especially developed for printing on solvent, eco-solvent and UV curable inkjet printers.

Epson launches A2+ photo printer

Epson is replacing its Stylus Pro 3800 in October with the Stylus Pro 3880, an A2+ photo printer that uses Epson's fourth generation UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta pigment inks. Individual ink cartridges increase the economy of colour printing whilst Epson's patented micro piezo printhead ensures accurate ink placement.

GMG introduces direct business model in UK

GMG products are now only available in the UK direct from GMG UK and a small number of strategic partnerships. GMG UK will provide colour solutions across various prepress and printing processes including digital large-format.

Roland adds to print/cut offering

Roland continues to grow its wide-format printer range with the addition of two entry-level print/cut options and a highly productive 30in VersaUV LEC UV ink curable printer/cutter. The first opportunity to see the new machines in action will be at Sign and Digital Ireland taking place at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, 23 - 24 September, where you will also be able to get a sneak worldwide preview of a machine not yet available for release.

PrintXchange expands Web-to-print service

Exacta Print in Glasgow has made innovative use of the new PrintXchange Web-to-print solution by developing a website that allows the general public to create print ready personalised artwork online and then place the order for print.

Duraweld in carbon offsetting programme

For the third year running Duraweld is undertaking a carbon offsetting programme. It is buying 27 energy efficient stoves for an African-based project managed by offset provider co2balance.