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GMG increases sales in 2010 

Colour management software specialist GMG saw sales climb 30% in 2010, compared to the previous year.

Tetenal becomes Omnijet distributor

Tetenal has become the exclusive distributor of the Ilford Omnijet range of large-format media for the UK. It will stock the complete range, which includes RC paper and film media for pop-up and roll-up displays, illuminated displays and posters.  

Bakery takes large-format POS in-house

Cornwall-based Warrens Bakery has installed an Epson Stylus Pro 7700 inkjet printer to save costs, improve both quality and impact and to increase speed to market by producing A1 and A2 promotional posters in-house.

FotoInsight offers gallery prints mounted on Alu-Dibond

Online photo service FotoInsight is now offering to print customer photos as posters in gallery quality, mounted onto a light and strong aluminium composite panel from £34.99. The poster will be exposed on real photographic paper and then mounted on Alu-Dibond.

Four Pees launches PrintFactory Go

Four Pees will launch PrintFactory Go at Fespa Digital. Targeted specifically at digital large-format print users, this is a stand-alone correction and production preparation package that provides a collection of pre-production tools saving time and reducing error and waste. 

Durst appoints Spandex as sole UK distributor of its new Omega 1 printer

Durst has appointed Spandex as sole UK distributor of its new Omega 1 printer. Hans Klarenbeek, European sales manager of Durst, said: “The appointment will greatly enhance our presence in the UK screen and digital printing market. The company has a unique knowledge and experience of this market sector and will help to present the Omega 1 to a large target audience.” 

Agfa Graphics increases its inkjet portfolio increase at Fespa Digital

Agfa Graphics has said “a significant range of new inkjet printers will be launched at Fespa Digital” where its will introduce a new model of the M-Press family for industrial high-end digital printing solutions as well a new high productivity Jeti 5m UV roll-to-roll printer. These will be shown beside the recently revealed Anapurna M1600 and the new roll-to-roll options for the Jeti Titan flatbed machine.

Fujifilm expands Acuity printer offering

Fujifilm Europe has introduced new Acuity wide-format UV inkjet printers with what it has called “significant functional improvements and enhanced value for the end-user”.  The new editions of the Acuity Advance and Acuity Advance X2 will sit alongside the Acuity Advance HS HD 3545 and Advance HS HD3545 X2 flatbed devices.

Expect to see latex additions at Fespa Digital

HP has unveiled additions to its latex printer line-up will be showcased at Fespa Digital. New to the portfolio is: the HP Scitex LX850, a 3.2m machine with multiple workflow features, including dual-roll, roll-to-free fall and roll-to-collector handling and an ink collector; and the cheaper priced LX820 3.2m printer in a roll-to-roll configuration. 

Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timson leave Fespa

It has been confirmed that Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timpson are leaving Fespa to join the management team of UK-based event organising company Mack Brooks Exhibitions. Chesterman, managing director, exhibitions and events, will be replaced as MD by print industry newcomer Neil Felton on 11 May. It is being left to him to recruit Timson’s replacement as sales and marketing director.

Direct Color Systems introduces desktop eco-solvent inkjet printer


Direct Color Systems introduces desktop eco-solvent inkjet printer

The Flex33 printer from Direct Color Systems (DCS) is a small-format solvent inkjet roll-to-roll desktop printer for signs, banners, vehicle graphics, POP, labels, decals, heat transfers and other flexible media. 

Sign and Digital UK 2011 posts an 22% visitor increase

Faversham House Group, organiser of Sign and Digital UK, has confirmed that 6,756 visitors attended the recent event, a 22% increase on the 2010 show.

Forum calls for ‘two pronged approach in reaction to weak growth figures

The Forum of Private Business has called for a ‘two pronged’ approach to boost economic growth in the UK. Reaction to the recent announcement that UK GDP grew by just 0.5% between January and March, the Forum believes Britain needs to see two main measures in order to foster a meaningful economic recovery - swift business-friendly policies from the Government, and an increase in business and consumer confidence.

Hollywood makeover for Ladies’ Super League kick-off

Birmingham City Ladies football star Karen Carney has visited Hollywood Monster to say thanks for giving the team a Hollywood makeover for the launch of the new televised FA Women’s Super League (FAWSL).Hollywood Monster is sponsoring the Blues team’s new shirts as it embarks on its first campaign in the Football Association’s eight-club elite competition. 

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