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Fujifilm launches Uvistar II 

Fespa Digital saw the launch of Fujifilm’s second-generation Uvistar superwide format printing series. The Uvistar II, in combination with Fujifilm’s Uvijet QK inks, is particularly suited to producing superwide format print for both display POP and outdoor advertising markets without experiencing any loss in production. 

Eco-UV S ‘elastic’ ink ups versatility of the VersaUV printer series 

A new formulation of UV-curable ink that enables prints to be stretched up to 220% has been developed to extend the capabilities of Roland’s VersaUV family of printers: the LEC-300, 330, 540 and the recently launched hybrid LEJ-640. 

Spandex expands roll-up display offering 

Spandex has added 16 new designs to its 300 series of roll-up displays. The range now encompasses a range of sizes capable of displaying graphics up to 2000mm x 2145mm and with a choice of fixings and extra features such as integral pole storage and tensioning systems.  The new models offer a choice of display casing- single roller banner, removable cassette, double roller banner and single/double roller banner combined.

Mike Ryan joins Danwood from Litho Supplies

Following the recent announcement by Litho Supplies of its partnership with Danwood, Mike Ryan has joined the Danwood group as sales manager, reporting to graphics and production systems division sales director Martin Dean with the responsibility to help develop the Litho Supplies’ digital print presence within the graphic arts marketplace.

IPIA sponsorship highlights print’s green growth

Print waste management company J&G Environmental will sponsor this year’s Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) conference being staged in Leeds next month. It will be the first time the conference will have been sponsored by a company providing specialist environmental services to the industry.

Canon and Océ aim for top spot in China

Canon China and Océ have announced at Canon Expo Shanghai that they are on track to become the number one player in the professional digital printing industry in China where they have a joint market approach and are selectively selling, distributing and servicing each others’ products in the production printing, wide-format and display graphics printing segments.

Jetrix joins DPI stable

Digital Print Innovations (DPI) has added the Jetrix range of UV-curable machines from InkTec to its wide-format portfolio.

Pyramid represents UK in Fespa Wrap Rally 

Pyramid Visuals is one of three ‘evolutionary’ printers across Europe to have taken part in a Fespa ‘Wrap Rally’ sponsored by HP. Surrey-based Pyramid, Rigidisc in the Netherlands and GSI Printing in Belgium have each wrapped a section of a Smart Car being driven by the Fespa’s ‘Digital Man’ to the doors of the Fespa Digital show for its opening tomorrow (24 May).

Axaio brings out MadeToPrint for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

Axaio software has brought out MadeToPrint for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. This is an intelligent printing and exporting solution for Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and InCopy.

New PrintFactory Go to feature direct link with Zünd Cut Center

Four Pees, which will launch PrintFactory Go at Fespa Digital, has said the new workflow package will feature a direct link with the Zünd Cut Center solution. This solution signifies the end to complex print-and-cut workflows. 

 

Pyramid Visuals quick turnaround to free artist Ai Wei Wei banner

Pyramid Visuals was given just three days to manufacture and install a 9m x 6m mesh banner across the front of the Lisson Gallery in London to highlight the plight of artist Ai Wei Wei, an artist whose works were being shown at the gallery when he was detained by the Chinese Government without public reason, or with contact with his lawyers.

Zünd to unveil new board handling system at Fespa Digital

Zünd will unveil new board handling system at Fespa Digital where the fully automated feeding, cutting and stacking of boards up to 2 x 3m will occupy a large part of Zünd’s162m2 stand.

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