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Sihl poster papers for HP latex inks

Sihl has developed wet-strength poster papers that can be used with the HP Designjet latex printer series (L65500, L25500, LX 600 and LX800). The company said its multi-purpose Post-2-Cure Papers (125, 180 and blueback 125) used in conjunction with HP’s latex technology offer weather and water resistant prints compatible with results from solvent inks.

Save with Mimaki SS21 inks in two-litre sacks

Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, can now supply two-litre ink sacks for the Mimaki SS21 outdoor inks. The sacks, which run with Mimaki’s MBIS (Mimaki Bulk Ink System) - an option for use with Mimaki’s JV33 and JV5 printer range – bring an 18% saving over the currently available 440cc cartridges and provide 16 litres of onboard ink for ultra long print runs.

Pira retreat focuses on need for print business reinvention

The autumn will see the first Pira Executive Print Retreat. Taking place at the Hotel Royal, Geneva, Switzerland on 29 – 30 September the retreat is designed to shape and reinvent a business model for print, set in the context of the changing worldwide landscape.

New marketing manager for Colortrac

Cambridgeshire-based Colortrac which specialises in wide-format scanners, has appointed Rob van Brakel to its senior management team. He joins the British manufacturer as marketing manager with world-wide responsibility.

€6 million investment by 3A Composites for 2 m foamboard production line

3A Composites has opened its new €6 million foamboard production line in Osnabrück, Germany, to enable Kapa lightweight products to be produced in 2 m widths. The new facility’s opening coincided with the company’s 40th anniversary.

Lenticular specialist installs UK’s first Screen Truepress Jet1600UV-F

Print-Leeds, the plastics’ printing specialist that takes its name from its home city, has installed the UK’s first Screen Truepress Jet1600UV-F wide-format digital printer to take it to the next level with digital production directly on to substrates up to 50mm thick.

Service Graphics embarks on £4 million investment programme with announcement of new production supersite


Following its order at Ipex for the UK’s first superwide-format Durst Rho 500R roll-to-roll UV-curable printer, Service Graphics is unveiling plans to invest approximately £4 million during the next 18 months. The investment by the St. Ives Group’s large-format division will see the company delivering new capabilities, greater efficiencies and an enhanced customer experience.

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.

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