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ixPressia brings out wide-format VDP/customisation solution

At Fespa 2010 you will be able to see a new easy-to-use stand-alone program designed to simplify the production of customised and variable data printing for display producers, designers and sign-makers. The ixPressionist package comes from Cambridge-based software specialist ixPressia and enables individual and versioned elements, such as text, images and barcodes, to be incorporated automatically into wide-format applications as well as for a host of smaller jobs, such as labels, stickers and decals.

Z?nd G3 helps Stylo maximise productivity

A Z?nd G3 cutter/router is helping Stylo maximise production after installing it alongside an existing Z?nd XL flatbed cutter.

2.6m direct-to-textile printer from Mutoh

Mutoh's first 2.6m (102in) wide direct-to-fabric printer has emerged in the shape of the Viper TX 100. The machine, which will be presented to the public at Fespa 2010, has built-in switchable and rotatable print bed, enabling both direct-to-fabric printing and transfer paper printing (sublimation). With a top speed of 76m/h (production speed up to 36m/h) it is aimed at volume producers of soft signage, garment/apparel and industrial applications such as home furnishings.

Hollanders rejects trade shows for in-house demos

Well-known textile printer manufacturer Hollanders Printing Systems will not exhibit at Fespa 2010 having taken the decision to run a permanent exhibition of its products at its demonstration centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

TV personality to host BAPC 2010 Conference

Naga Munchetty, best known for moderating the BBC's Working Lunch programme alongside Declan Curry, will be host the BAPC's annual conference over the weekend of 5 November in Waltham Abbey, Herts.

Gerber seeks European resellers

Gerber Scientific Products is looking for European partners to sell its new high-powered M Turbo finishing system.

Canadian printer takes Dotrix to differentiate itself

An Agfa Dotrix Modular digital press has been installed at Boehmer Box's LYFT Visual of Canada, a printer that manufactures carton and packaging products, signage and POP materials. LYFT Visual was created out of parent company Boehmer Box in order to accommodate variable data projects.

Hunts plumps for Tharstern MIS

The functionality of the systems included in the new Primo MIS system from Tharstern was the one of the deciding factors in Oxford-based printer Hunts - People in Print's decision to order the package.

Wide-format calender system from Mutoh

From Mutoh Belgium comes the UniFixer 65, a new calender system with a working width of 170cm (66.9in) and operating speeds up to 64.7lm/h. Compatible with Mutoh's entire range of dye sublimation and direct to fabric printers up to 65in wide (Viper, Viper Extreme, Viper TX and Viper TX Extreme) the UniFixer 65 is suited for to the production of indoor and outdoor banners and flags, promotional apparel, decorative fabrics etc.

IGS release further detail on Elements printers, inks and materials

IGS UK has begun to drip feed details of the Elements family of green wide-format printers it will debut at Fespa 2010. These new printers have been designed to incorporate water-based, yet durable, eco-friendly ink formulations with the added benefit of an environmentally aware range of FSC certified materials and specially configured Rip. During 2010, IGS UK plans to introduce five members of the Elements family, which comprises four dedicated roll-fed machines and one flatbed printer, all of which carry the same environmental credentials.

Fespa wrap stars to take home fantastic prize haul

The winners of the live Fespa Wrap Cup vehicle wrapping competition at Fespa 2010 will be showered with prizes courtesy of sponsors Avery Dennison, Mutoh, Digital Designware, Geiger Cars, Mimaki, Rob Ivers, Royal Sovereign, Ude, Cadlink, Eurosystems and DPS. The top prize will be a Mutoh Rockhopper 3 Extreme wide-format printing system with a value of nearly ?18,000. Second prize will be a Royal Sovereign laminator RSC-1400H, including auto feeder and rewinder with a value of approximately ?5,500. The third prize winner will take home a Mimaki vinyl cutter worth ?3,500, while the fourth prize supplied by Avery Dennison is an Apple iPad worth ?800.

Xaar delivers inkjet guidance at Fespa 2010

Whether you are new to inkjet or highly experienced inkjet developer Xaar will help guide you through the jargon, technology and potential of inkjet in a series of educational initiatives at Fespa 2010 for which it is a technology partner.

Fespa outlines Fresener's Fabric programme

Visitors to Fespa Fabric, the garment printing 'show within a show' at Fespa 2010 in Munich later this month, can look forward to an exciting educational programme focused on business growth and enhanced profitability. Under the banner 'Fresener's Fabric', there are 20 educational sessions running throughout the five-day show. Delivered by garment print guru Scott Fresener and a line-up of fellow industry experts including Image Reports technology editor Sophie Matthews-Paul, the masterclasses will look at trends and future developments, new technologies and applications.

Pixart.it sets up POS display unit division

Italian-based Web-to-print company pixart.it is launching a new department for the production of printed cardboard POS display units. The move dovetails with the installation of three new Durst Rho 700 HS (High Speed) corrugated version systems customised specifically for the new operation.

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