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PrintIt! winner 2010 sees the future via Canon prize

As PrintIt! Scotland gears up for its inaugural awards ceremony (which will take place on 12 November 2010), Daniel Smith, PrintIt! 2010 winner from St Ives School in Cornwall was given a unique trip to see the next generation of print and imaging technologies at Canon Expo in Paris. He and his teacher were treated to the all expenses paid trip courtesy of Canon UK.

Josero website to offer more

Josero, the sole distributor of Triangle inks in the UK and Ireland, has a new website aimed at providing professional advice on inkjet products as well as the Josero dealer network.

Be one of the first to see the HP Designjet Z6200

If you want to see the HP Designjet Z6200 up close you have a chance to do just that on 16, 17 or 30 November at a choice of two ‘Colour Wide Experience’s’ being hosted by CWE Solutions. Live demonstrations will take place throughout, with the focus on different media, speed and ease of operation. A team of HP experts will be running workshops during each day on how the new printer can benefit your business.

530 layered metallic files now live on isignstock.com

A library of 530 metallic ready files is now live for download from isignstock.com. All of the metallic files are included in the complete annual subscription, which offers 50 file downloads per week for an annual cost of £295.

Xennia launches metallic ink for graphics and packaging

Xennia has brought out XenInx Onyx metallic ink for use in digital print applications including graphics, packaging, labeling and product decoration. The ink, which can be used in combination with XenInx Diamond or XenInx Alexandrite CMYK inks to produce a coloured metallic appearance, work with a range of piezo printheads, and is recommended for use with Xennia printing systems and XenJet inkjet modules using Xennia’s proprietary recirculating inkjet technology. 

Ipex World online portal launched

Ipex organiser IIR has launched Ipex World as on online networking and resource portal built on the information generated by the Ipex exhibition.

Antalis launch 100% recyclable retail hanging signage

Antalis McNaughton’s Sign and Display division has launched Antacote Lite, a 100% recyclable retail hanging signage solution that is 100% recyclable and PEFC accredited.

Roland DG simplifies the route to wide-format for commercial print sector

Roland DG has developed a microsite (www.rolanddg.co.uk/RCM17) explaining the benefits of wide-format inkjet production to the commercial print sector. “These companies already have the production skills; now we can help them make the transition into all areas of short-run digital output, including colour matched proofing, labels and packaging prototyping, as well as signs, displays, point-of-sale and a wealth of additional innovative applications," said Brett Newman, Roland DG (UK) technical director.

Screen runs Widescreen 2010 Premiere to show off the best in large-format print

Screen has announced Widescreen 2010 Premiere, a free and open event taking part at its headquarters in Milton Keynes on 30 November to 2 December 2010 to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of high-value large-format applications.

Sign and Digital UK launches new look website

The new Sign and Digital UK website is now live and includes the latest booked exhibitor list and information on what to see and do while you are there. The site incorporates the new ‘Lines of Enquiry’ branding throughout, which is all about Sign and Digital UK connecting people with the right solutions, partners, networks to do business in 2011.

Packaging and labels firm buys Roland VersaUV LEC-330

Exeter labels and packaging specialist James Townsend has relaunched its in-house prepress department as a separate reprographics company called Think Repro. It has also installed a Roland VersaUV LEC-330 which, linked to its GMG colour management workflow, enables it to offer colour accurate proofs on any substrate.

AXYZ router helps boost productivity at Think BDW

An AXYZ 4010 CNC router, incorporating a combined AXYZ ICS (Intelligent Cutting System) and oscillating knife, is helping boost productivity at ThinkBDW, one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated sign and display solutions to the house building industry.

GPT moves to Reading

After nearly three years operating within a serviced office environment in Slough, Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) has moved into its own home – 418m2 of offices, warehousing and demonstration facilities on the Sutton Business Park in Earley, near Reading. 

Mutoh brings out Viper TX Professional

At the recent Viscom Italy 2010 Mutoh Belgium introduced a digital direct-to-fabric production printer with a moving adhesive belt system, called Viper TX Professional. The heavy-duty piezo drop-on-demand inkjet printer has been purpose-built for direct printing onto stretchable, knitted, woven and open structure fabrics, such as PES flag, cotton, nylon, lycra, silk, poplin, etc. and is targeted at sample creation and production runs of customised and personalised fabrics, home decoration fabrics, sportswear, swimwear, etc.

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