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Screen to focus on applications at Fespa

At Fespa 2010 Screen will focus on demonstrating the applications capabilities of its 2.5m-wide Truepress Jet2500UV and the 1.6m-wide Truepress Jet1600UV-F. "In tough market conditions, the key is to offer flexibility and innovation to customers," said Screen Europe marketing manager Tim Taylor. "With its inkjet printers Screen enables its customers to provide innovative ideas and flexible opportunities to their markets.

Hybrid to showcase Mimaki newcomers at Sign and Digital

Hybrid Services, Mimaki's UK distributor, will use Sign and Digital UK 2010 (stand D10) to introduce new textile and UV-cure printers to the sign and graphics markets. Launching at the event is the TX400-1800 direct-to-textile printer which is expected to be of interest to anyone wanting to get involved in volume, water-based, direct-to-polyester or dye sublimated flags, point of sale and soft signage work. Also expect to see the new Mimaki UJF-3042, an A3 LED UV direct-to-product printer among Mimaki's core line-up, including the JV33 and JV5, the JFX-1631 grand format LED UV cure printer and the Mimaki CJV30 combined printer/cutters.?



See UV varnishing breakthrough at Ipex

Short-run printing of spot UV varnish over matt laminated film is being demonstrated at Ipex 2010 by Autobond via a process incorporating LED curing from Integration Technology (ITL). Autobond aims to show its new Mini 36 TPM-SUV sheet-fed laminator inkjet-print a spot UV, LED curable varnish inline on top of matt film - a move that Autobond claims could have implications 'far beyond the laminating process'.

Seal Graphics launches lower-cost films for 2010

Seal Graphics has brought out lower-cost alternatives to some of its best-selling laminates. ?Chief among these is 'PrintShield Pro Gloss Anti-graffiti', a solvent-based, pressure-sensitive laminate for use with a wide range of digital media and is especially suitable for outdoor?applications such as those using rigid PVC or aluminium composite panels.?

Charity buys Grapo Technologies Manta UV flatbed

A Grapo Technologies Manta UV flatbed wide-format printer has been bought by the ISBA as part of its programme to give psychiatric patients work experience within its digital printing facility.?

Social media mentoring service for managers

Social Media For Suits (SMFS) is a new personalised mentoring exclusively for CEOs and senior executives who want to understand and effectively use social media. It is the brainchild of MediaSnackers founder DK and will run as a separate entity providing cross-sector social media training, consulting and other services.

Bio inks added to Josero portfolio

Josero, which already sells the INX Digital line of Triangle inks and spare parts, has added its Bio inks to the portfolio. The Bio inks, which are made from renewable plant sources, conform to EU Reach regulations and are available for a wide range of printers.

Mutoh takes entire range to Sign and Digital UK

Mutoh will show its entire range of wide-format inkjet printers and professional sign cutting plotters at Sign and Digital UK, including the 64in Zephyr UV machine and Viper TX Extreme direct textile printer.

Eurostand brings DL Plus roll-ups to market

A range of interconnecting roll-ups has been launched by Eurostand Display. At the heart of the DL Plus system are freestanding roll-up displays with an image size of 2000mm high x 850mm wide, but it's a new connecting system that links them together that makes this an interesting solution.

Clear Focus Europe builds substrate awareness

Clear focus Europe has launched a new website to highlight the opportunities afforded by its One Way Vision perforated window graphics films and overlaminates.

Printers should not sell printing warns Professor Frank Romano

"Printers should not sell printing", said Professor Frank Romano ahead of an Ipex 2010 Great Debate exploring how printers should be selling print. Instead, printers should sell solutions to their customers' promotion and marketing problems. "Print is a commodity because all printers have great quality and great service, so the major differentiator is price. Solutions are a profit opportunity because they emphasise value-added services, like database, creative, and fulfilment."

J&G waste scheme to boost recycling at Sun Chemical UK sites

Sun Chemical has appointed Blandford-based print waste specialist J&G Environmental to manage waste and boost recycling rates at its ten UK manufacturing plants. The ?1m contract will involve the collection of a wide range of waste streams and customer returns, including inks, solvents, coatings, packaging and plastic and steel barrels. Much of the waste will be transported to the huge Cadishead, Manchester, waste handling centre run by J&G's parent company Cleansing Service Group (CSG), which operates advanced specialist treatment and disposal facilities for print waste.

HP invite to digital transition event

HP Scitex is running an event entitled 'Leading the Analog to Digital Transition' at its Barcelona site on 10 - 12 March. The event will not only include product demonstrations in private sessions, product tours and various talks by HP specialists, but also a number of customer testimonials on the use of the FB7500, FB6700 and TJ8350.

Mimaki offers trade-up scheme

Mimaki distributor Hybrid is knocking off up to ?8,000 on certain core wide-format printer ranges in a spring promotion. The trade-up, which includes the JV33, CJV30 and JV5 machines, is available through Hybrid's authorised reseller network.

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