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GPT uses Sign and Digital to show off Mimaki and Shiraz latest

Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) will use its stand at Sign and Digital UK in April to show-off the new Mimaki UJF-3042 A3 UV cure printer. The rest of the Mimaki range, including the UJV 160 roll-to-roll and flat sheet UV-curable printer with the CF1218 flatbed cutter, will also be on show. In action will be the Mimaki JV33, CG160FX II cutter and the CJV30 160 combination printer and cutter solution.

Amari brings out new acrylics

Having just launched a direct-to-print plywood Amari Plastics is continuing its push into the sign and display sector with the introduction of the Acrycast and Acryglas XT acrylics.

BPIF publishes ISO 12647-2 certification requirements?

The BPIF has published the new ISO 12647-2 certification scheme requirements setting out what printers and print management companies need to do to gain certification against the ISO 12647-2 colour management standard.

Major upgrades to ProofMaster and PrintFactory

Four Pees has launched a major upgrade to its proofing and large-format production product range, the first since the company took over the exclusive sales and marketing rights of ProofMaster and PrintFactory.

Adobe Theatre returns to Sign and Digital UK

Details have now been released of the Adobe Theatre sessions taking place at Sign and Digital UK at the NEC in April. Hosted by Terry Steeley from Iridius, demonstrations, tips and creative solutions for using Adobe Creative Suite 4 will be available including Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. In addition, representatives will be on hand from Apple, giving a session on getting the most out of Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.

DYSS moves LG's TV production into wide-format digital print?

DYSS, the Korean manufacturer of UV direct-to-media printers, has supplied 24 Apollo RF260 2.6 x 1.8m flatbed UV printers to electronics giant LG so that it can add differentiating graphics to the frame of its TV screens.

DYSS moves LG's TV production into wide-format digital print?

DYSS, the Korean manufacturer of UV direct-to-media printers, has supplied 24 Apollo RF260 2.6 x 1.8m flatbed UV printers to electronics giant LG so that it can add differentiating graphics to the frame of its TV screens.

GTMS scoops top business award

Event branding and print production company GTMS has been declared 'Team of the Year' at The News Business Excellence Awards.?The Hampshire-based firm was selected by a panel of judges for the team's strong bond, excellent communication skills and a 'can-do' attitude in its undertaking of a variety of high profile projects for an array of prestigious clients.

Fujifilm to show Acuity Advance HS UV inkjet printer at Ipex

Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe will show its new Acuity Advance HS UV inkjet printer at Ipex in May. While the new HS printer maintains many of the design features of the Acuity HD2504 and the Acuity Advance models, a modified printhead array on the Advance HS has virtually doubled print speeds. Typical production speeds are quoted at 40m2/hr but there is an 'express' mode that delivers print at 65m2/hr for images viewed from greater distances.?

Roland stretches boundaries with 64in VersaCamm VS-640

Roland DG has pushed the boundaries with the launch of the 64in VersaCamm VS-640 inkjet printer/cutter, which comes with white and metallic ink capability for under ?18,000.?Aimed at professional graphics producers, the unit is available in three configurations: eight-colour CMYK plus metallic silver and white; six-colour CMYK plus LcLm; and four-colour dual CMYK. Configured to print Roland's new Eco-Sol Max metallic ink, the printer can produce a dazzling range of pure metallic and pearlescent colours as users can combine silver, process colour and white to create a range of specialist effects. With the VS-640 configured for metallic ink, users can produce effects that were once the exclusive province of costly offset or screen processes.

Wide-format more buoyant than other print sectors shows report

Wide-format printers did particularly well during the economic downturn according a new study commissioned by Canon. The full analysis of the report, called Redefinition of the Digital Printer, will not be published until May, but Canon UK has revealed top line trends thrown up by survey of print service providers who were questioned about the impact of the recession on the European print industry over the last 18 months.

Canon competition to encourage business flair

Canon UK is running a pan-European competition to find the most strategically innovative print businesses. The 'Business Leap' competition aligns with the key findings from the third Canon Insight report named 'Redefinition of the Digital Printer' which highlights the need for printers to consider new ways to develop their businesses to remain competitive.

Cestrian in joint venture to capture textile business

Cestrian is targeting what it sees as a burgeoning UK direct-to-textile print market via a joint venture with Coral Design and Display. As of 1 April, the latter will operate as Cestrian's textile division with the name Coral Fabric Imaging and under the control of four directors - Cestrians' Phill Reynolds and Paul Whitehurst, and Coral's founders Mark Ward and Tony Kempton.

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