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Seiko to build on ColorPainter offering

On the back of the Sign and Digital UK preview of the six-colour Seiko ColorPainter W64S comes news that we can expect to see other new Seiko ColorPainter printers coming to market this summer. It is understood that the 64in wide machine will start shipping in June and a 54in wide version will follow in September

Tay-Cad makes massive savings with HP latex printers

Shetland-based Tay-Cad has saved over 300 man-hours in printer cleaning time alone since installing two HP Designjet L25500 latex machines last year. Managing director Mark Fuller said the 60in wide unit installed last March, together with a 42in machine installed in July, were not only enabling the company to provide a greater range of graphics to an extended customer base, but were saving significant amounts of time and money.

Hollywood Monster takes top prize

Hollywood Monster has won the ‘Best Wide Format Printing Company’ in the first ever Sign and Digital UK awards. Category winners were announced at a prize giving ceremony last night where another nine companies took plaudits.

Agfa Graphics addresses 5m market with Jeti 5048 UV XL

Following the launch of the Anapurna M1600 UV printer and the European debut of the Jeti 1224 HDC FTR (high definition colour/flat-to-roll) machine at Sign and Digital UK this week Agfa has confirmed that it will also be adding the 5m-wide Jeti 5048 UV XL UV curable printer to its offering.

Speedscreen shakes on Durst deal 

At Sign and Digital UK Durst formalised the handover of the Rho 320R 3.2m wide roll-to-roll UV inkjet printer being shown on the stand to Tim Hill, managing director of Speedscreen in Kent.

2011 manufacturing debate to take place in May

The 2011 National Manufacturing Debate will be held at Cranfield University on 24-25 May, focusing on job creation and regional balance. The main debate takes places on the second day.

Positive outcome from glass ink tests

Polytype claims that its Virtu Vetro ink series for UV-curable production onto glass surfaces has completed a number of performance tests, demonstrating distinction in several key performance areas.

Alderson Print POS extends creative studio capability

Alderson Print group’s POS division has appointed Tom Desbruslais as CAD manager for the division as part of its aim to extend the group’s creative service offering.

PrintIT! shortlist announced

A panel of printing industry representatives joined The Fairtrade Foundation and Proskills at Canon UK’s London-based showroom recently to shortlist the finalist entries and category winners for the PrintIT! 2010/11 Competition.  This year, over 16,700 students from 350 schools across the country registered to take part in PrintIT!  Following an initial first phase selection from all the student workbooks entered, the industry judging panel was tasked with selecting three finalist submissions for each of the seven prize categories. 

Inca wins business award

Inca Digital has taken the top prize in the Barclays Corporate Award section of the 18th Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards. The award was for companies that could demonstrate their market strength in the current economic climate, whether through adaptability, good turnover and profitability, strong market share or diversification into new markets.

Josero expands its portfolio

Josero said it will show a range of new products at Sign UK this year. This includes its new Redjet 3.2m solvent or bio printer (capable of 720dpi and up to 75m2/hr) and a number of new Triangle inks. 

ArtSystems to package up Caldera Rip

ArtSystems is to include the Caldera Rip range in its portfolio. The move further consolidates the position of both companies in the high-end HP UV and HP latex markets, whilst creating new opportunities in other sectors.

HP confirms Sign and Digital speaker line-up

Details of HP on-stand seminar programme at Sign and Digital UK has been confirmed. Speaking at the show will be HP latex ink user Mark Fuller, managing director and owner of Tay-CAD and Glenn Bailey senior executive, technology (EMEA) at MediaWide UK.  James Deacon, an independent vinyl wrapping specialist from the Sign School, director of Bigger Stickers and the HP approved trainer, will be wrapping a Vespa live on the stand. 

Antalis brings out 3D film 

Antalis McNaughton has launched iPrint Pure 3D, a 500 micron polypropylene film that when printed displays a full 3D image and can be printed using UV inkjet, UV screen printing, waterless UV offset, digital offset and hot foil blocking. 

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