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Four Pees announces technology chief as it launches DFlux at Ipex

Four Pees has appointed David van Driessche as chief technology officer. Having contributed to Enfocus' and Gradual's product strategy and the development of the PitStop and Switch product lines, he will be responsible for Four Pees' product strategy as well as for the integration and expansion of its portfolio.

Get the euromedia experience at Ipex

Visitors to Fujifilm's stand at Ipex will have noticed the 'euromedia experience' area taking a prominent position. This interactive area is equipped with a full-size work-bench and a 'test-drive' wall, allowing visitors to get hands-on with dozens of types of print media and their various applications.

Cut your CO2 emissions for World Environment Day

Each year, The CarbonNeutral Company encourages businesses to join the 'Cut out a Kilo' campaign for World Environment Day (WED). ?The programme enables businesses to reduce CO2 emissions using a simple toolkit which it provides free of charge. The toolkit includes a logo, some poster formats and tips for action to cut out a kilo of CO2. Companies that participate and save CO2 receive a certificate to mark their involvement.

ImagePerfect starter packs from Spandex?

Spandex is now selling a starter-sized pack of its ImagePerfect cleaning and material preparatory fluids. The kit comprises refillable one litre spray bottles of ImagePerfect Surface Cleaner, Magic Apply application fluid, Adhesive Remover and Vinyl and Banner Cleaner.

DPI offers technical advice online

An 'Ask Rich' technical advice service is part of new Digital Print Innovations (DPI) website. The site also links through to DPI's Twitter feed.

LFP colour measurement system sees improvements

The Spectro LFP RT spectrophotometer for colour measurement in digital large-format flatbed and industrial printing has been seen a number of improvements with the release of Series 3.?Notable upgrades include: a switchable measuring aperture of 8, 6 and 2mm; polarisation filter for 8, 6 and 2mm aperture; and an electrostatic sample holder.?

Free entry to the Profit Zone at Ipex

Each day of Ipex visitors will be able to attend free seminars on the main issues, threats and opportunities facing the printing industry. They will be held within the Printers' Profit Zone in hall 9 (stand F333) and focus on topics flagged up by the findings of the Ipex Global Print Survey.

See Gerber print-and-cut offering in Munich

Gerber Scientific Products will demonstrate its new Solara ionZ wide-format cationic UV printer at Fespa 2010, where it will also be running new M Turbo flatbed cutting system that works in conjunction with this printer (and others) to create a precise, fast print-to-cut solution. ?Visitors to the Gerber stand will have the opportunity to the two machines working together and independently.?

Madico and Roland demonstrate label opportunities at Ipex

Madico Graphic Films and Roland DG will work together at Ipex to showcase label application opportunities. The duo will demonstrate Madico label substrates running on the new Roland VersaUV LEC-330 inkjet printer/cutter to highlight short-run print capabilities.

Z?nd makes waves

The Z?nd Cut Center software will be one of the innovations being demonstrated at Fespa 2010. The new software is tailored specifically for the G3 and designed to maximise the productivity of the company's latest generation of multifunctional digital cutting systems. At the show Z?nd Cut Center software will be driving a G3 L-2500 with semi-automated board handling as well as a G3 3XL-1600 configured for 3.2m wide roll materials. A Zund M-800 will also be shown with fully automated sheet feeding as the ideal setup for cutting screen-printed decals and other smaller-format applications.?

Anapurna M-series G2 inks improve flexibility

A new formulation of inks for the Anapurna M-series of hybrid printers has been introduced which Agfa says will improve flexibility on a wide range of materials. This UV-curable formulation, designated G2 UV, will be incorporated into all new Anapurna M machines from Q4, with upgrades available for existing models.

IGS UK to launch green printing systems at Fespa

UK-based distributor IGS UK is planning to introduce what it's calling "a completely new, modestly priced, eco-friendly range of printers" at Fespa 2010. Details are being kept under wraps until the show, but the company said "the new family of machines will encompass popular widths and be suitable for applications onto coated and uncoated materials, with additional models already in the pipeline."

Northprint 2011 dates announced

Northprint will return to the Harrogate International Centre on 10-12 May 2011 despite having lost its glitter when it last ran in 2009.

Consumables suppliers see a chance to shine at Fespa 2010

Almost a third of exhibitors at Fespa 2010 will be showing substrates and/or inks, with many consumables manufacturers and suppliers present in their own right, including major players such as 3M, Avery Dennison, MACtac and Orafol. As a result, the range of creative applications achievable with increasingly diverse and inventive consumables will be much in evidence throughout the show halls.

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