Autosigns in safe handsAutosigns, well known for its point-of-sale (POS) products for the automotive market, has been brought by former employee Steve Ball two months after it went into administration. Ball, who is also managing director of Leicestershire-based POS design and manufacturing services company Proaction i-d, has bought the Autosigns name and assets. Having joined Autosigns as an apprentice in 1987, Ball has already re-employed some of the key members of the staff who were responsible for its former success.
Archer to head up Pureprint digital developmentsAaron Archer has been appointed Pureprint Group technical director to head up the development of new digital services for the company's corporate client base.
Yorkshire school gets super-sized graphics wallsSchool has just got a lot more colourful for students at Pudsey Grangefield School, Leeds, where the interior walls have been given a high impact new look with the help of super-sized graphic wall coverings. Inspirational images have been used to create the full-colour wall murals produced by large-format printer Digital Plus.
QuarkXPress improves PDF capabilitiesThe QuarkXPress 8.1 updater, which is now available for free download from the Quark website to existing QuarkXPress 8 users, significantly improves PDF output capabilities. It introduces a 'Native Transparency' mode for creating PDFs which can offer designers faster and more flexible PDF output support and provide greater control over their workflow process.
Epson cuts printer pricesEpson has cut the price of its 64in Stylus Pro 11880 and Stylus Pro GS6000 printers. The new RRP for the Stylus Pro 11880 is ?8,995 (was ?9,995) and the Stylus Pro GS6000 is now ?18,995 (was ?22,995). Up until 31 December Epson is also offering a half price warranty on the Stylus Pro GS6000. The offer extends the standard one-year warranty to three years for ?3,600. As well as receiving a set of printheads per year, users will benefit from an annual health check, where an engineer will visit the site to check over the machine and make any relevant adjustments and perform any necessary maintenance.
HP to make major launch at Viscom in OctoberHP has confirmed that it will launch a large-format printer "that will drive change in the industry and allow PSPs to differentiate themselves" at Viscom in Dusseldorf. The company would not disclose further information, but the machine will be on its stand at the show, which runs from 1 - 3 October.
Epson ups its environmental challenge
In it's Sustainability Report 2009 Epson shows that it has made a significant reduction in the impact it's making on the environment during its financial year to March 2009.