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Fujifilm maximises workflow efficiencies with XMF launches

Fujifilm’s cross-media workflow solution XMF version 3.1 brings enhancements to help printers automate and streamline complex, multi-process production environments.  

GMG UK acquires Complete Workflow Solutions

Colour management software developer GMG UK has acquired Complete Workflow Solutions (CWS). CWS has become an independent subsidiary company of the GMG group

Extrema Publicidad keeps a step ahead with Inca Eagle H printer

When Mexican shoe company Coqueta and Audaz wanted to produce shoes that would be bright and colourful and also appeal to the more fashion conscious children they turned to printer Extrema Publicidad. Using its Inca Eagle H, Extrema printed the designs onto the leather which was used to make the children's shoes. 

More materials from William Smith

William Smith has added Penstick cling films and 3M’s DI-Noc special effects film to its to materials portfolio.

Northprint online registration now open

Free pre-registration for Northprint 2011 (Harrogate International Centre, 10 - 12 May) is now live via www.northprintexpo.com/register. New to Northprint 2011 will be The Wide-Format Applications Showcase in association with Image Reports, which will provide visitors with a great opportunity to explore the technical advances, increased revenue benefits and applications achievable with wide-format technology.

Ultra Board gets facelift

Dufaylite Ultra Board is now whiter and brighter than before. The Ultra Board Mk2 facing measures 65% whiter and 25% brighter than its predecessor, has a white inner face and produces a whiter appearance throughout. This enhancement allows for sharper and lighter printed images.

Xaar Proton uptake grows

Seven wide-format printer manufacturers in China  have chosen the 60 picolitre Xaar Proton inkjet printhead for their machines: Design Digital, LiYu, Zhong Ye, Shenzhen RTZ and Yat Fung have joined Chiting and Wit-Color in adopting the new wide-swathe printhead.

Atech introduces the Bobis Multi Applicator

Atech is introducing the Bobis Multi Applicator into the UK. The flatbed laminator/ roller mounter can be used for all types self-adhesive applications on various substrates up to 6cm thick. 

BPIF issues retirement rules warning

The BPIF is advising print bosses to audit their workforce and decide what action to take following publication of new draft regulations concerning the Repeal of the Default Retirement Age. The main purpose of the new regulations (published on 17 February) is to remove the employer's right to retire employees. No retirement will be lawful after 4 April 2012, unless it can be justified. It is as yet unclear how stiff the test of justification will be.

HP and popeuropean network at EuroShop

HP has announced announced with the European POP Production Network (popeuropean) its presence at EuroShop, The Global Retail Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 26 February to 2 March (Hall 5, stand F02).

Save £2,000 on inks with Spandex kit offer

Spandex is offering large format/sign businesses a free bulk ink system and enough ink to print the first 900m2 free of charge (worth £2,000) when buying a new Mutoh ValueJet printer.

Fastsigns cuts franchise fee

The Fastsigns franchise chain has put together an incentive package to get more independent sign businesses to join up. This includes a 30% reduction in the franchise fee - down from £17500 to £12500 - plus preferential royalty fees for the first year, and financial support for furniture, fixtures, fittings and equipment as part of the re-branding process

ColorGate certified as a Color-Logic partner

ColorGate, a German Rip developer producing solutions for wide-format and industrial inkjet applications, has been certified as a Color-Logic partner.

Leopold launches due at Sign and Digital UK

Leopold will be launching two products at Sign and Digital UK; the Fotoba XLD 170 and the VacuVers Print and Glass.

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