Tue, Jan

BPIF hosts business briefings at Ipex

The BPIF will be hosting seven business briefings throughout Ipex. Open to members and non-members the briefings, which will take place in the BPIF members' lounge, will look at:

Riot of Colour presents London's biggest 3D lenticular

A whopping 5m wide x 2.4m high 3D lenticular display promoting the DVD launch of the smash hit Avatar has been produced by Riot of Colour. The graphic was made to span the main window of HMV's flagship Oxford Street store in London. A second version, of a similar size, has also been created for the Bond Street store.

Canon supports print industry learning through college links

Canon UK is helping to train the print workers of the future by providing Leicester College with digital equipment to the value of ?400,000. The company has provided an imagePress C7000, imagePrograf iPF5100 and imagePrograf iPF755 which will be used to teach about the colour digital printing process and the science behind inkjet printing.

Book for Fespa 2010 Gala Night at Munich's Nockherberg

Tickets are on sale now for the Fespa 2010 Gala Night which takes place on Friday 25 June in the Festsaal (ballroom) and garden of Munich's iconic Nockherberg, a traditional Bavarian venue with a brewing tradition going back to the 17th Century.

Madico extends graphics films range

Madico Graphic Films has extended its line of double-sided optically clear mounting films. ?Featuring a permanent adhesive on one side and an 'easy-peel' adhesive on the other, the latest addition to Madico's portfolio of permanent/removable, optically clear, polyester mounting adhesives brings new benefits to temporary or short-term graphic applications thanks to very low adhesion levels.

Shark gets more bite at Fespa

At Fespa Grapo Technologies will be demonstrating feeder/cutter options for its Shark hybrid UV printer. The new feeder can accommodate cardboard sheets and common rigid materials up to a maximum media thickness 10mm and a maximum size 2000 x 2000mm (depending on the weight of the material) and the cutter can handle materials up to 1mm in thickness transversally or longitudinally.

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.

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