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DYSS moves LG's TV production into wide-format digital print?

DYSS, the Korean manufacturer of UV direct-to-media printers, has supplied 24 Apollo RF260 2.6 x 1.8m flatbed UV printers to electronics giant LG so that it can add differentiating graphics to the frame of its TV screens.

GTMS scoops top business award

Event branding and print production company GTMS has been declared 'Team of the Year' at The News Business Excellence Awards.?The Hampshire-based firm was selected by a panel of judges for the team's strong bond, excellent communication skills and a 'can-do' attitude in its undertaking of a variety of high profile projects for an array of prestigious clients.

Fujifilm to show Acuity Advance HS UV inkjet printer at Ipex

Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe will show its new Acuity Advance HS UV inkjet printer at Ipex in May. While the new HS printer maintains many of the design features of the Acuity HD2504 and the Acuity Advance models, a modified printhead array on the Advance HS has virtually doubled print speeds. Typical production speeds are quoted at 40m2/hr but there is an 'express' mode that delivers print at 65m2/hr for images viewed from greater distances.?

Roland stretches boundaries with 64in VersaCamm VS-640

Roland DG has pushed the boundaries with the launch of the 64in VersaCamm VS-640 inkjet printer/cutter, which comes with white and metallic ink capability for under ?18,000.?Aimed at professional graphics producers, the unit is available in three configurations: eight-colour CMYK plus metallic silver and white; six-colour CMYK plus LcLm; and four-colour dual CMYK. Configured to print Roland's new Eco-Sol Max metallic ink, the printer can produce a dazzling range of pure metallic and pearlescent colours as users can combine silver, process colour and white to create a range of specialist effects. With the VS-640 configured for metallic ink, users can produce effects that were once the exclusive province of costly offset or screen processes.

Wide-format more buoyant than other print sectors shows report

Wide-format printers did particularly well during the economic downturn according a new study commissioned by Canon. The full analysis of the report, called Redefinition of the Digital Printer, will not be published until May, but Canon UK has revealed top line trends thrown up by survey of print service providers who were questioned about the impact of the recession on the European print industry over the last 18 months.

Canon competition to encourage business flair

Canon UK is running a pan-European competition to find the most strategically innovative print businesses. The 'Business Leap' competition aligns with the key findings from the third Canon Insight report named 'Redefinition of the Digital Printer' which highlights the need for printers to consider new ways to develop their businesses to remain competitive.

Cestrian in joint venture to capture textile business

Cestrian is targeting what it sees as a burgeoning UK direct-to-textile print market via a joint venture with Coral Design and Display. As of 1 April, the latter will operate as Cestrian's textile division with the name Coral Fabric Imaging and under the control of four directors - Cestrians' Phill Reynolds and Paul Whitehurst, and Coral's founders Mark Ward and Tony Kempton.

Call for default retirement age to stay

The Forum of Private Business is calling for the default retirement age to be retained at 65 to protect small firms. It proposes that if the Government is successful in its proposed abolition of this default retirement age, businesses would be forced to keep on employees over the age of 65 indefinitely, threatening the future of SMEs and leading to a raft of painful and costly legal disputes.?

Tech8 breakdown cover extended

Tech8's breakdown cover and preventative maintenance schemes have been extended to cater for more printer and ink combinations. The only precondition is that the machine must be a working model and fully operational.

Spectro LFP Tex targets textile print

A dedicated spectrophotometer for the textile print market has been introduced by Barbieri. The Spectro LFP Tex has a large measuring aperture of 8mm which allows the textured surfaces of textiles and fabrics to be optically averaged and, therefore, the right colour impression to be determined.

Support print, support the Two Sides campaign

Two Sides, the UK initiative designed to rid the public of its misconceptions about print and encourage its use as an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium, is asking more printers to get behind the campaign.

Amari introduces plywood for direct flatbed printing

Amari Plastics has added to its DTS range with a plywood sheet for direct digital flatbed printing. The new Multiply Digital is targeted at the hoarding, advertising and general sign markets. Because it can be printed directly it does away with the need to print onto vinyls or ACM and then mount on to standard plywood. It can also be more easily and economically recycled.

Colorific develops biodegradable ink for Uniform machines

Colorific's Bio-U is now available for both the Uniform Cadet and the Uniform Grenadier. The Bio-U formula has been developed to colour match the Uniform ActivaSol/Colorific Elite formula, allowing existing colour profiles to be used.

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