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Agfa Graphics buys Gandi Innovations assets

Agfa Graphics has reached an agreement to acquire most of the assets of troubled Gandi Innovations LLC's North American operations and the shares of its principal foreign subsidiaries. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory and court approval, seals the fate of Gandi Innovations which has been operating under CCAA protection in Canada and?

Chapter 15 in the USA since May this year. Agfa has not disclosed how much it is paying for the Gandi assets, though in a statement the company said the transaction "will have no major impact on Agfa's financial debt."

Canon to buy Oc?

Canon is stumping up 730 million euros to buy Oc? "to create the overall number one presence in the printing industry". In a joint statement the companies said that Canon intends to offer 8.60 euros per share for Oc?'s outstanding shares. Oc?'s management and supervisory boards support the offer and will recommend it to shareholders and key stakeholders have already agreed to the move.

Ipex bookings surge reflects support

With exhibitors at Ipex 2010 having now booked over 55,000m2 of floorspace and pre-registrations close to 6,000, event director Trevor Crawford said: "Economic times may be uncertain but the global print industry is once again demonstrating its commitment to Ipex."

Spandex Open House dates

Free seminars and workshops will be the focus of the next Spandex Open House which takes place on 26 and 27 November at the company's Bristol base.

Andesign installs Seiko II ColorPainter V-64S?

Andesign has bought a Seiko II ColorPainter V-64S to replace its five-year-old ColorPainter 64S. Director Andy Williams said: "We selected the ColorPainter V-64S because it provided a more environmentally friendly printing solution, as well as being a faster and technologically more advanced machine. We have always been really happy with our previous ColorPainter and selecting this machine was an easy choice for us. Since installing the V-64S it has delivered everything we expected and are confident we made an excellent decision."

Lessons from the BAPC Conference

This conference is not about surviving but thriving," was the key message of the BAPC Conference held in Marlow this past weekend and hosted by the BBC's Working Lunch presenter Declan Curry, who stressed: "There is plenty of opportunity out there for those nimble enough to go and get it.

EskoWorld 2010 to be held Florida?

EskoArtwork will hold its next EskoWorld worldwide conference in Florida on 18 - 21 April 2010. The event - which sees the coming together of users, partners, product specialists and support staff - runs training sessions, roundtable discussions, seminars and hands-on lab tests and is open to everyone from novices through to advanced users.

Roland on awards roll

Roland has won three DPI Product of the Year Awards at the recent SGIA Expo in New Orleans, US. The gongs were awarded for the Metallic Silver Eco-Sol Max Ink (Digital Ink category), VersaCamm VP-i wide-format inkjet printer/cutters (Output: Poster Size category) and the AdvancedJet AJ-i grand-format inkjet printers (Output: Grand-Format Roll to Roll Solvent & Latex category).

Roller banner material that lays flat

A roll-up banner stay-flat material called Soflat, manufactured by Soyang, has been added to Victory Design's offering.

LFP canvas media from Sihl

Miro Fortuna Artist Canvas white 400 has been specifically developed by Sihl to meet the growing demand high quality artist's media. ?The 2:1 linen structure makes the canvas resistant to cracks and it has a bright white coating to support a very wide colour gamut, ranging from transparent colour gradients to high colour densities.

Whiteghyll Visual buys cutting kit

Bradford-based Whiteghyll Visual Fabrications has bought an AXYZ cut-to-print CNC solution for its graphics department to help boost productivity and reduce costs. The installation follows last year's investment in a large-format EFI Vutek UV printer which marked the screenprint operation's move into digital output. Subsequently Whiteghyll, a supplier of bespoke retail display and visual merchandising products, was confronted with the problem of how to accurately cut out prints that had been created using rigid materials like foamed board, acrylic and MDF.

New high-performance digital printing materials from ADS

Amari Digital Supplies (ADS) has extended its digital media offering which now includes an own-brand range of wallpapers. This comprises four textile-backed and five paper-backed variants, all of which have a B1 fire rating.

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