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Marsden Direct makes an impact with its stand offer

East Midlands-based Marsden Direct is offering a free stand to promote its Impact exhibition solution that uses a combination of ultra lightweight T3 Airframe aluminium extrusions and roll-up reusable graphics.

FB-950 proves to be jewel in the crown for Pink Panther

Pink Panther Digital will save ?1,500 a month in vinyl and laminates as well as reducing its overtime bill by eliminating the mounting processes as a result of its latest investment in a HP Scitex FB-950 UV flatbed printer supplied by The Paper Company (PaperCo).

Neschen adds to its printable textiles range

Neschen will reveal additions to its digitally printable textiles range at Fespa. Principal among them is multitex, a polyester fabric that may be printed using dye-sub, pigmented water-based, UV-cured or latex inks. ?


Unite to exhibit at Ipex

Unite the Union will use Ipex to highlight the work it has done, and continues to do, towards supporting the up-skilling of graphics, print and media (GMP) workers. Unite workers will be sharing best practice with the industry over the course of eight days. They will be running four workshops in the Knowledge Centre, and will also be on the Unite stand to demonstrate examples of partnerships with companies such as Smurfit Kappa, Polestar and Southern Print among others.

Optimise and automate large-format production with PrintFactory

Four Pees is to showcase its large-format production automation package PrintFactory v4 at Fespa 2010. The company, which is the worldwide distributor of PrintFactory for banner, sign and super wide-format printing, will demonstrate how the new version increases the productivity and the quality of large-format production, from file preparation to output and finishing.

Sihl launches key new products for UK markets

Sihl has extended its vinyl and canvas range in the UK with the introduction of?Premium Vinyl SA 270 glossy 3585, a permanent self-adhesive vinyl film with a glossy microporous coating, and with Fortuna Artist Canvas 350 glossy 3582, its first-ever glossy canvas.?

Agfa Graphics adds VDP capability to M-Press Tiger

Agfa Graphics has added variable data capabilities to the M-Press Tiger high-speed flatbed inkjet printer it co-developed with Thieme. Via the Apogee Vibe software, originally created for use with the Agfa Dotrix printer, M-Press Tiger users can now offer VDP services - without slowing down the printing process in most common use cases.

Evado Media sets up EV Signs

On the back of its first successful first year of trading, Devon-based Evado Media has launched a standalone print operation called EV Signs. It will be headed by Chris Williams, who moves from another local signage shop, and will operate with nine full-time staff, mainly designers.

SP Group appoints new managing director to further drive business success

St Ives has appointed a new MD for the SP Group, its POS, POP and related services division. Steve Parkin takes the SP helm supported by other new key appointments to drive business growth - Andrew Mallows becomes sales director while Adrian Hope takes on the IT directorship.

EDP Awards winners announced

The EDP (European Digital Press) Association has announced its 2010 awards winners ahead of a special presentation ceremony at Ipex. The EDP, of which Image Reports is the UK representative, grants awards to what its technical committee considers to be the best products introduced into the European market over the course of the previous 12 months in acknowledgement of the research and development taking place within the industry.

Extensis developing product to support Web fonts

Those of you also undertaking Web design might be interested to learn that by leveraging its font server technology, Extensis has begun testing a new cloud-based Web font service that enables Web designers to incorporate custom fonts into websites.

Ipex set to be a sell-out

Ipex 2010 has reached almost full capacity with more than 75 new international suppliers signing up in the last couple of months, adding a total of 1,300m2 to the overall floorplan. The wave of pre-registrations to date also signposts towards a successful Ipex 2010. Visitors from over 150 countries have pre-registered to date, with 21% from Europe, 9% from Asia and 10% from Middle East and Africa.

GTMS creates a scene with 2D dragon in Westfield

As part of the promotion for the Paramount Pictures UK release of 'How to train your dragon', a computer animated fantasy film by Dreamworks, GTMS was called upon to design, manufacture and install two 2D dragon images, each measuring 10m in wingspan, at London's largest shopping centre.

Pyramid Visuals pimps the Audi R8 Spyder

Pyramid Visuals is the company behind the stunning car wraps in the new Audi R8 TV advert. Director Justin Murray, a self confessed petrol head, jumped at the chance to be involved in the project when advertising agency BBH London approached Pyramid and Rouge Films at the beginning of 2010. "When I got the call I was very excited," he said. "We work on many vinyl wrap projects, so we're used to turning it around quickly and getting it right first time and this proved to be key with the quick turnaround needed on this project."

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