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Work smarter, not harder with Switch 09

Switch 09 from Enfocus makes it easier to create and edit workflows, introduces more powerful tools for larger environments and features a completely renewed SwitchClient.

'Best in Class' awards for Colortrac wide-format scanners

Colortrac has achieved a BERTL (Business Equipment Research Testing Labs) 'Best in Class' for its CCD-based Colortrac SmartLF Gx+42 professional colour graphics and the CIS-based SmartLF Ci 40 technical document large-format scanners. Both had previously won BERTL's 'Outstanding' rating, accompanied by 4.5 Star Awards.

Roland shows packaging sector potential of VersaUV LEC-330

Roland DG will use Packaging Innovations 2010 to showcase the 30in UV-curable VersaUV LEC-330 and its prototyping capabilities to the packaging market. With its versatility to print onto almost any substrate and with white ink capability, the integrated inkjet printer/cutter could be used as a proofing mechanism for specialist packaging mock-ups. Not only is it able to print CMYK, cut and crease onto a wide variety of materials, but it also uses gloss and matte spot UV varnish to produce doming and embossing for use in creating effects like faux animal skin and Braille.

imageData installs Z?nd G3

The imageData Group has strengthened its display services by installing a Z?nd G3 L-3200 cutting table at its digital facility in Howden, East Yorkshire. Following hot-on-the-tail of a new M:Press Tiger digital flatbed printer, the Z?nd G3 enables the fast prototyping, and production of small runs for display graphics and 3D units.

Vivid adds 2M Easymount

Vivid has introduced its biggest ever laminator - the 2M Easymount. As well as being larger than all other systems in the range, the 2M Easymount has all the latest upgrades that are rolling out through the range, making them twice as fast and incorporating a new LCD control panel and stabilising tray.

More development of EFI Vutek QS series

Hard on the heels of the 2m-wide QS220 launch comes another EFI Vutek QS printer development in the shape of the 3.2m UV roll-to-roll QS3250r with features such as automated laser-aligned double-sided printing.

Image Factory hopes new website will inspire

The Image Factory has redesigned and rebranded its website to inspire visitors and increase interaction with users.

Oc? launches colour/black-and-white wide-format MFP

From Oc? comes the ColorWave 300, a multifunctional colour and black-and-white printer/copier/scanner that prints up to 36in wide. Aimed primarily at architects, engineering and construction companies, Oc? also sees a place for the MFP as an alternative to conventional wide-format toner systems within commercial printing companies.

Agfa ties up Gandi deal

Agfa Graphics has finalised its Gandi acquisition. The deal covers most of the assets of Gandi Innovations LLC's North American operations and the shares of its principal foreign subsidiaries.

BAPC highlights challenges for 2010

According to the latest BAPC Mini Survey of members the last quarter of 2009 saw a balance between the amount of printers busier than in the previous six months and those who saw work drop off. 38% said they were busier, the same proportion that said things had slowed down - the other 24% said levels of work were relatively unchanged.

On the road to recovery following worst year ever shows survey

2010 should see most players in the wide-format print sector bounce back to previous business levels following print's worst year ever according to a survey conducted by InfoTrends and Fespa.

Kall Kwik Norwich diversifies with Roland Soljet XC-540MT

Kall Kwik Norwich has bought a Roland Soljet XC-540MT wide-format inkjet printer to help it diversify. The machine, supplied by PaperCo, features white and metallic inks in addition to the four process colours, and it can die-cut inline.

EFI Vutek QS220 extends superwide offering

The new Vutek QS220, a 2m-wide, direct-to-substrate, UV-curing flatbed printer with high-definition print (HDP) quality and superwide productivity, boasts lower ink running costs than traditional wide-format printers according to EFI.

Uvistar roll-to-roll superwide printer from Fujifilm

Fujifilm has unveiled its Uvistar series of UV inkjet roll-to-roll printers to the European market. These new printers, which use Fujifilm Sericol's specially developed Uvijet QK inks and can print on rolls up to 5m wide, have been developed to meet the demands of the changing billboard sector.

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