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Viscom 2011 plans unveiled

Details are emerging of Viscom 2011, which takes place 13 - 15 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. While around 350 exhibitors are expected the organiser, Reed Exhibitions, is placing emphasis on the show’s support programme of events such as Lunch and Learn, Textile Summit and Customised Printing Workshop.

Atech to sell Gandy Digital’s Pred8tor

Atech has become the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Gandy Digital’s new grand format industrial flatbed UV printer, the Pred8tor, which was launched at Fespa Digital in the spring. The machine will also be available with a larger size bed in September.

New Picon chairman calls for the industry to lobby banks and government

Print sector manufacturers and suppliers are being asked to lobby banks and government to support the UK print industry, and to improve skills within it. Peter Morris, new chairman of Picon (the UK association of print industry manufacturers and suppliers), said: “It’s important for everyone involved in print to keep up the pressure to improve investment, training, and above all, confidence.”

Velmex introduces students to large-format print

Students from Bacon’s College in South London have been learning about the possibilities of large-format printing through a visit to Velmex as part of PrintIt!, an initiative led by Proskills to encourage youngsters to consider a career in the print industry.

GMG UK managing director Ian Scott appointed MD of GMG Worldwide

GMG UK managing director Ian Scott has been appointed managing director of GMG Worldwide. His appointment follows the departure of CEO Paul Willems from the colour management software developer.

University of Hull in nationwide search for green entrepreneur

What makes for a successful green entrepreneur and how can Britain encourage more of them? In a quest to find the answer, the University of Hull is searching for green business people around the country to part in a new project.

Screen Europe centralises Italian distribution

Samor Italia is to handle sales of Screen’s large-format digital printers, PlateRite CTP devices, and associated workflow products throughout Italy on an exclusive basis. The company will also provide post-sales support and service to Screen’s CTP customers throughout the country.  


Robert Horne Group has become a preferred partner for Colorific Pro Max inks

Robert Horne Group has become a preferred partner for Colorific Pro Max inks for Roland printers. As part of the agreement, Tech8, the technical support and spares provider for the wide-format printing industry, will support Roland machines converted across to the Colorific Pro Max inks.

Ultra Board has the edge

Recycled paper honeycomb manufacturer Dufaylite has launched a new 250gsm black paper-based edging to partner its existing white Ultra Board option.

Oxygen offers life-saving financial support

A finance product aimed at relieving printers’ short-term financial has been launched by recovery and restructuring expert Leonard Curtis. Supported by a number of the mainstream invoice finance providers, Oxygen has been developed by the Factoring Advisory Service, part of the Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group.


Fosco appoints specialist firm to look after health and safety matters 

Fosco has appointed a specialist firm called Peninsula to look after its health and safety policies and procedures. The company will start with a full review of the way Fosco manages health and safety in its premises followed by the preparation and installation of a bespoke heath and safety management system.

MX Display Solutions puts on a show

MX Display Solutions, Derby, recently held a ‘Bondholder Breakfast’ at which guests were invited to view the range of exhibition and display products as well as other internal and external graphic elements. The event, held at MX Display’s site, allowed the company to showcase its printing techniques and product capabilities, with materials supplied by Robert Horne. 

New Mactac laminate designed to enhance indoor graphics

New overlaminate Mactac Permafun Peach Skin is now available from Amari Digital Supplies. Said to add a softer touch to internally displayed graphics, the laminate comprises a 600 micron (film and adhesive) semi-transparent and cadmium-free polymeric face film, a high-tack permanent clear and UV-stable adhesive and clay-coated white paper liner.

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