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Shiraz updates Focus package

Shiraz Software will bring out an updated version of its Shiraz Focus package at Photokina later in September. The company will demonstrate the versatility of its Rip software for wide-format photographic and fine art output with OEM partners Fujifilm, Innova and Permajet, as well as on the HP stand.

New photo inkjet print media from Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has introduced jetscript IG 2577 and IL 2576 inkjet photo media for applications in the large-format and desktop printing area. They are printable with all common dye-, pigmented- and UltraChrome (K3) inks.

Gerber helps printer customers optimise their kit

To help owners of Solara ion and Gerber CAT UV printers determine which materials will result in optimal results for various applications Gerber has launched a new applications, materials and substrates web portal at www.gspinc.com/applications.

Avery adds to warranty programme

A number of new permutations have been added to the Avery Graphics Integrated Component System (ICS) Performance Guarantee, the company’s warranty programme.

Surge in exhibitors ahead of Sign and Digital UK 2011

Sign and Digital UK has seen an unprecedented surge in exhibitor interest for the 2011 show. Almost double the amount of stand space has been booked for the event compared to this time last year for the 2010 show.

Enfocus announces PitStop Pro 10

October will see the first commercial availability of PitStop Pro 10, a major upgrade to Enfocus’s PDF editing and preflighting application. This latest version offers improved colour management and expanded collaborative working tools. Also, for users in a collaborative working environment with multiple copies of PitStop Pro 10, new PitStop Workgroup Manager allows central management and standardisation of preflight settings, Action Lists, Workspaces etc. This is available with Floating Licenses, where copies of PitStop Pro can be installed on any number of terminals within a local area network, but only a certain number can be used simultaneously. 

EskoArtwork adds full automation with its Kongsberg XP Auto cutting solution

A new version of the XP cutting table has been announced by EskoArtwork. Designated the XP Auto, it incorporates automatic loading and unloading and is designed to complement wide-format digital printers, enabling a full digital production workflow for point-of-sale displays and short-run packaging work. First deliveries are scheduled for Q4 2010. Existing XP installations can be upgraded on-site to the new XP Auto configuration.

GTMS unveils new simple and sustainable eco-hoarding

GTMS is launching Visionply eco-hoarding, a 100% recyclable printable plywood product that is weatherproof and can be used for permanent and temporary installations. Hampshire-based GTMS used 200m2 of Visionply for the first ever Goodwood Vintage Festival that took place in August.

Pyramid rebrands consumables range

Pyramid Display Materials has rebranded its entire digital media and ink range under the Simply banner. To help you locate products the company has produced a Simply product guide that is colour coded by technology and uses application icons. 

www.pyramiddisplay.co.uk 

pixart.it benefits from new website

Italian-based Web-to-print company pixart now has a faster, more dynamic and flexible website portal. Matteo Rigamonti, CEO of pixart.it, said: “The creation of our new virtual showcase is the result of a time-consuming project aimed at improving service for our clients. We studied to attain an agile and useable tool that would enable users to move more easily from the choice of the product to the payment phase. We are highly satisfied with the results and will continue to improve on them and enhance them over the upcoming months.”

Adobe CEO to speak at EFI Connect Users’ Conference 2011 

EFI’s 12th annual Connect users’ conference will take place next year from 26 – 29 April at the Wynn Las Vegas. Connect enables print industry leaders from around the world to attend educational sessions, test drive the latest EFI products, voice their opinions at user group meetings, discuss industry trends and network with peers.

SMEs urged to unlock the secrets of the Web through free events

Smaller businesses across the UK are being invited to discover how they can harness the full potential of the internet through a series of free events hosted by the Forum of Private Business. Attendees will be able to hear how they can use search engine optimisation (SEO) to ensure potential customers are drawn to their products and services at various regional networking events, the first of which takes place on 9 September at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds. The full programme can be found under the ‘Development’ heading on the forum’s website: www.fpb.org 

Hexis launches new vehicle wrap films

Hexis will use the forthcoming Viscom show in Paris to launch a latex digital printing film and gloss laminate destined for vehicle wrapping applications. Both films are PVC-free and do not contain any solvents, plasticisers or heavy metals. The compound is flexible and conformable enough to be suitable for car wraps and in general applications that demand a conformable film. At Viscom Hexis will use an all-electric Tesla roadster to demonstrate the new films and emphasise their environment-friendly qualities.

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