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Swedish group buys Essex POS systems supplier

Essex-based POS display and merchandising equipment supplier PPE Group has been bought by Swedish-based HL Display, a POS manufacturer and supplier based in Stockholm.

Roland DG's new website goes live?

Roland DG has updated its website to include clearer and more accessible information, plus a new online technical support centre that allows users to access FAQs, help files and downloads for Roland equipment and log support tickets for technical queries. A series of applications pages has also been added to provide ideas on where wide-format can take you.

Flag firm manager makes a stand for African charity

Mark Allibone, printroom manager at the Hampshire Flag Company, has helped raise money and awareness for charity Gumboots thanks to his provision of pop-up graphics for what has become an annual fundraising entertainment evening.

Bamboo used for Planet display systems range

Eurostand Display has launched the Planet of display systems to meet calls for more environmentally friendly options. The range, which includes roll-ups, tension banner and literature display stands, is built using only renewable sources of high quality bamboo.?Products within the Planet range are also protected with an eco-friendly lacquer coating to enhance their natural look and feel. The coating has also passed testing under the Reach regulations - the latest European Community regulation on chemicals and their safe use.

Buyer still sought for GAE

GAE is continuing to trade as a buyer for the Litho Supplies business is sought. Philip Duffy and David Whitehouse of MCR were appointed joint administrators of the finishing systems company on 5 January 2010. GAE has an estimated annual turnover of ?5.88m and employs around 40 staff.

Ex-Andersons man starts up Digital Print Innovations

Former Andersons national sales manager Stewart Bell has launched a new company called Digital Print Innovations (DPI) to sell printers, inks, consumables, software and service to wide-format print producers in the UK and Ireland. The news comes as the industry awaits confirmation of the sale of Graphica Plus (trading as Andersons), a subsidiary of Litho Supplies which went into receivership in December.

New features for Sign and Digital UK 2010?

Apple will be returning to Sign and Digital UK along with Corel and Adobe to present seminars in 2010. The announcement comes on top of confirmation that there will be two new visitor attractions at this year's show in the shape of a Demo Theatre and Software Theatre, details of which are to be released closer to the show.

Epson has moved

After 20 years on Maylands Avenue in Hemel Hempstead, Epson has moved a short distance to Apsley, which is now home to over 250 Epson UK and Epson Europe staff. The site has a larger demonstration area and better facilities for the company's Print Academy.

New 3M films for more vibrant window graphics

To help you create eye-catching graphics on glass 3M has introduced another two translucent films. Scotchcal 5525 SE-314 Haze and 3M Scotchcal 5525 SE-324 Sandblast can be used to create the appearance of etched or sandblasted glass.

Victory announces 2010 vehicle wrap course dates

Victory Design has announced dates for its 'Want to be a wrap star' vehicle wrap courses. Courses will run on 3 February and 7 April at the company's premises near Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Fujifilm opens European support centre for XMF workflow

Fujifilm has opened a European support centre for its XMF cross-media workflow at its UK headquarters in Bedford. The centre will provide guidance on workflow issues and technical support for the XMF workflow portfolio. There are other such centres in North America and Asia, with all regional teams working with a newly formed Fujifilm support centre in Tokyo created as an extension to the R&D software development division.

JV5-320DS direct and dye sub production printer joins Mimaki line-up

Expect to see the first units of Mimaki's new 3.2m-wide direct to textile JV5-320DS printer by early February. The machine, based on the existing JV5-320S solvent printer, enables high speed, direct printing onto polyester substrates and provides a water-based dye-sublimation option.

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