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Epson out in force at Sign and Digital UK 2011

Epson and its strategic sales partners will showcase a range of aqueous and solvent inkjet printers at Sign and Digital UK 2011. Between them, CWE Solutions, Graphic Printing Technologies and Spandex will all exhibit models from Epson’s roll-fed range, including the 64in Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 eco-solvent type printer and the 64in aqueous inkjet Epson Stylus Pro11880 and 44in Epson Stylus Pro 9700 printers.

Zünd takes fully automated board system to Fespa Digital

Fespa Digital will be the first chance the public gets to see Zünd’s new cutting system for the fully automated production of signage, displays etc.

Neolt appoints Color Confidence as master UK distributor

Italian manufacturer Neolt has appointed Color Confidence as master distributor for its printing products in the UK. At the centre of the Neolt offering will be the AsterJet and X-Jet machines, both of which will be demonstrated at Sign and Digital UK next month.

Agfa newcomers to be shown at Sign and Digital UK

Agfa Graphics will launch two new printers at Sign and Digital. This will be the first showing of the Anapurna M1600 UV printer and the Jeti 1224 HDC FTR (high definition colour / flat-to-roll) high-productivity UV inkjet printer will make its European debut.

Small business group refutes claim that scrapping VAT tax relief would ‘hit small firms hardest’

The Forum of Private Business is refuting a claim that closing the controversial Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) VAT loophole would hit small firms hardest. It believes that removing the tax avoidance scheme, which benefits many large companies by allowing them to move off-shore in order to pay no VAT on goods valued at up to £18, is long overdue and could stimulate a resurgence of small high street traders.

Versatile textile display solutions from Spandex

Spandex has launched a campaign to highlight how printers can maximise their existing inkjet print technology to deliver profitable textile display solutions by using its range of aluminium display systems and finishing accessories. As part of its campaign, Spandex has designed a new Textile Display Solutions brochure that explains soft signage solutions in three simple steps.

New report on the importance of colour gamut and output resolution in wide-format

‘UV-Curable Large Format Printers Technology Test and Guide’ is a new Special Report from Digital Dots that evaluates and explains the importance of colour gamut and resolution and how they influence output quality and consistency across different wide-format UV printers and materials.

i-Sub set to expand

The i-Sub group has launched of a third company. Called i-Sub Digital Solutions, the aim of this new company is to assist companies in the digital wide-format and display sectors to extend and maximise the opportunities. To that end it will provide software from the likes of EFI that cover key business areas including costing, pre-flighting, remote estimating, e-commerce, workflow and production organisation.

Fujifilm maximises workflow efficiencies with XMF launches

Fujifilm’s cross-media workflow solution XMF version 3.1 brings enhancements to help printers automate and streamline complex, multi-process production environments.  

GMG UK acquires Complete Workflow Solutions

Colour management software developer GMG UK has acquired Complete Workflow Solutions (CWS). CWS has become an independent subsidiary company of the GMG group

Extrema Publicidad keeps a step ahead with Inca Eagle H printer

When Mexican shoe company Coqueta and Audaz wanted to produce shoes that would be bright and colourful and also appeal to the more fashion conscious children they turned to printer Extrema Publicidad. Using its Inca Eagle H, Extrema printed the designs onto the leather which was used to make the children's shoes. 

More materials from William Smith

William Smith has added Penstick cling films and 3M’s DI-Noc special effects film to its to materials portfolio.

Northprint online registration now open

Free pre-registration for Northprint 2011 (Harrogate International Centre, 10 - 12 May) is now live via www.northprintexpo.com/register. New to Northprint 2011 will be The Wide-Format Applications Showcase in association with Image Reports, which will provide visitors with a great opportunity to explore the technical advances, increased revenue benefits and applications achievable with wide-format technology.

Ultra Board gets facelift

Dufaylite Ultra Board is now whiter and brighter than before. The Ultra Board Mk2 facing measures 65% whiter and 25% brighter than its predecessor, has a white inner face and produces a whiter appearance throughout. This enhancement allows for sharper and lighter printed images.

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