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DCP moves on

DCP Systems has moved into new premises at Sir Wilfrid Newton House, Chapeltown, Sheffield. The new site includes a state-of-the-art warehouse and a purpose built demonstration room for digital textile printing with the Mutoh Extreme range and a host of finishing products from manufacturers such as GBC, Drytac, Fletcher Terry, Seal and the recently launched range of laminators by Kala. In addition, there's a Centre of Excellence which houses the full range of Epson imaging products for professional photographers.

Training a key necessity shows research

Training continues to be seen as important to business despite the economic climate according to a survey commissioned by Proskills. Its research showed 39% of print companies interviewed reported a continued investment in training during the past 12 months. Of those print companies questioned 14% said they are suffering from skills gaps, and 80% of these employers said these gaps are having a negative impact on their business, most notably through increased operating costs and workloads.

Inca Onset gets a boost

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Inca Digital has introduced two options designed to boost the flexibility and productivity of its Onset UV flatbed printer. One option provides higher print speeds as well as two new higher quality print modes. The other delivers higher-end gloss, the ability to improve adhesion on difficult substrates and more versatility with heat-sensitive materials through reduced power consumption.

HP launches new substrates for its latex printers

The HP latex substrates range, first launched to coincide with the launch of the L65500 last year, has now been expanded to tie in with the launch of the smaller L22550 printers.

Epson slashes cost of extended warranties

Epson is offering half-price CoverPlus extended warranties on many of its Stylus Pro large-format printers, representing savings of up to ?699.50. This promotion extends the standard one-year warranty to a three-year, on-site extended warranty. This includes access to a UK-based telephone help desk and, if required, a next-day site visit from a specialist Epson engineer.

Hexis car vinyls cast a shimmer

Hexis has previewed various cast vinyls for car wrapping applications, including two variochrome versions of the new HX30000.

On-site warranty promise by Tech8

"We cover it all. If it breaks, we'll fix it" is the promise on Tech8's latest on-site warranty cover for users of popular wide-format printers. 

Print3 Uncut event launches this month

RedTie is taking advantage of the gap in the annual print industry calendar left by the cancellation of TPE by running a new event called Print3 Uncut! where The Pioneer (Tony Kenton), The Pragmatist (Chris Jordan) and The Profiteer (Peter Lancaster), along with other key speakers and demonstrators will extol the Web-to-print message.

i-cut makes moves on Europe

i-cut, a division of EskoArtwork which specialises in software development and materials automation for digital cutters, has kicked off its entry into Europe by running live demonstrations of its new Vision Pro 7.0 software at Viscom in Germany. To support the move the company has established a European sales team and created an online store  (www.icuttools.com).

Mutoh uses Visom Germany as launchpad

Mutoh Europe has used Viscom Germany to show four new products that will become available during the last quarter of 2009. The newcomers are: a series of soft signage printers with integrated drying and fixation, called Viper TX Soft Sign; a new series of direct-to-fabric printers, called Viper TX Extreme; a sign cutting plotter family, called Kona; and a calender system, called UniFixer 65.

Latex inks to reach more as HP brings out two smaller printer options

HP is making its latex ink technology available to a greater swathe of PSPs with the introduction of the L25500 42in and 60in wide-format inkjet printers. The move comes a year after HP first introduced its revolutionary technology via its 104in-wide L65500 printer. The two new models, whose first European outing is at the Viscom Dusseldorf exhibition, will have a price tag of ?15,500 (42in) and ?22,500 (60in) respectively and will be available as of January 2010.?

Inca streamlines scheduling and production

The convenience of automating the scheduling and collation of versioned jobs is now seamless on Inca Digital wide-format printers with the launch of the Inca Print Run Controller (PRC) software module. ?With high-speed printing rates making digital production more versatile and profitable, PRC allows users to schedule the print order and produce print jobs quickly and simply to prevent Rip and workflow bottlenecks, streamline production, reduce operator error, reduce post-print collation requirements and enhance customer service.

Colorific expands ink options for Mimaki JV3 printers

Pro-J3 ink from Colorific is a new lower-cost ink formula for Mimaki JV3 series printers. The Colorific Pro-J3 440ml cartridges (available from reputable suppliers) cost ?49 and form part of Colorific's 'mix and match' Pro brand, which it says denotes matching to the colour and performance standards of original OEM counterparts.

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