Sat, Dec

More upgrades and a new display from Apple

As well as upgrading its iMac line of computers, Apple has also announced a 27 inch LED Cinema Display, which supersedes its existing 30 inch monitor, and a new series of Mac Pro models.

Easy layer management for InDesign CS5 users

As a developer of Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy plug-ins as well as advanced workflow solutions, CtrlPublishing has released its CtrlLayers 1.1 utility for Adobe InDesign CS5.

Hot Press’s Artsafe 200 withstands 200 years without degradation

Hot Press has introduced Artsafe 200 as a high quality, buffered, non-yellowing and acid free adhesive for mounting ink-jet prints, such as posters, photographs and fine art prints.

HP Designjet L25500 is the choice for MTex Goetz + Goetz

MTex Goetz + Goetz has invested in an HP Designjet L25500 printer to supersede its solvent based machine. Owner Heiko Goetz says that the appeal of HP’s latex printing technologies lies in its high speed and ability to print on various materials as well as its environmental benefits.

Short-term summer sale offers from Corel

Corel Corporation has announced a sale, until this Friday only, which applies to all of its key products across its graphics, digital and productivity software range.

Mimaki announces metallic ink

Designed for use in its JV33 machines and CJV30 print-and-cut units, Mimaki has announced a new metallic ink which can be integrated via a firmware and a RIP update into these existing systems. This formulation, along with a new white ink, is due to ship in October, and will be available via UK sole distributor, Hybrid Services.

Shiraz Software seeks to grow distribution channels with new business development manager

London-based Shiraz Software has announced the appointment of Tom Mooney as business development manager. Mooney, who brings in-depth technical knowledge of print production and extensive account management experience to his new position, will head up the company’s initiative to identify and appoint new distributors in key territories world-wide, including France, Germany, Russia, Turkey and Eastern Europe, renewing sales and service channels for customers in those countries.

HP Scitex LX800 is an instant success at Magraf

Brussels-based Magraf has moved much of its roll-fed indoor and outdoor work onto its HP Scitex LX800 3.2 m machine, the first such unit to be installed in Benelux. Situated in a residential area of the Belgian city, the company’s move to HP’s latex printing technologies was driven by the desire for greener production options with no odour and the ability to output to more polyester-based materials.

Barbieri Electronic signs up for distribution with IGS UK

In order to simplify colour management for its reseller network and end customers, Barbieri Electronic has appointed IGS UK as distributor for its automatic spectrophotometers. Concentrating on the Series 3 and Swing systems for digital imaging, the addition of these essential peripherals simplifies profiling, saves time and costs, and enables wide-format printer users to achieve consistently accurate results.

Greek sign-maker goes for Grapo Manta

Greek sign manufacturer Georgiadis Colorsign has installed a UV-curable Manta from Grapo Technologies. With its 3 x 2 m flat-bed design and the ability to handle media thicknesses up to 60 mm, the Manta can print directly on rigid, heavy and odd-shaped materials including those with structural surfaces such as wood, metal, Plexiglass, glass, ceramic and carpet.

Multi-lingual Leo Vermeiren joins ITL to lead European sales development

Ink Technologies (UK) Limited's (ITL) has appointed Leo Vermeiren to represent and grow its increasing market share in the European alternative inks sector. A skilled linguist, Vermeiren will bolster the company's sales and business development across the continent, opening new business opportunities and bringing his considerable and detailed knowledge of the printing market to the company.

FESPA wrap star announced

The overall winner of FESPA's innovative Wrap Cup competition was Sander Peerdemann from Squeezy International. His opposition in the grand final were Harry Schenker of HS-Design Schenker in Germany, Mingo Richter of Blackbox-Richter in Austria, and Dagny Brunne of Brunne Werbetechnik from Germany.

PICON and BCF join Two Sides campaign

Two Sides, the UK initiative to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, and encourage its use as an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium, has added to its membership two UK representative bodies - PICON and BCF.

Online proofing service launched by GMG

As a developer and supplier of high-end colour management and proofing solutions, GMG has announced www.proofr.com, an Internet platform enabling online proofing services through a worldwide network of remote proofing locations. Stringent quality standards ensure that every partner in the Proofr network produces identical, high-quality proofs.

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