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Latex inks to reach more as HP brings out two smaller printer options

HP is making its latex ink technology available to a greater swathe of PSPs with the introduction of the L25500 42in and 60in wide-format inkjet printers. The move comes a year after HP first introduced its revolutionary technology via its 104in-wide L65500 printer. The two new models, whose first European outing is at the Viscom Dusseldorf exhibition, will have a price tag of ?15,500 (42in) and ?22,500 (60in) respectively and will be available as of January 2010.?

Inca streamlines scheduling and production

The convenience of automating the scheduling and collation of versioned jobs is now seamless on Inca Digital wide-format printers with the launch of the Inca Print Run Controller (PRC) software module. ?With high-speed printing rates making digital production more versatile and profitable, PRC allows users to schedule the print order and produce print jobs quickly and simply to prevent Rip and workflow bottlenecks, streamline production, reduce operator error, reduce post-print collation requirements and enhance customer service.

Colorific expands ink options for Mimaki JV3 printers

Pro-J3 ink from Colorific is a new lower-cost ink formula for Mimaki JV3 series printers. The Colorific Pro-J3 440ml cartridges (available from reputable suppliers) cost ?49 and form part of Colorific's 'mix and match' Pro brand, which it says denotes matching to the colour and performance standards of original OEM counterparts.

It's a wrap for Mutoh?

Participants at the First European Wrap Star Contest will be working with prints produced on a Mutoh Blizzard printer.?

Be prepared for changes on 1 October to the law on directorships

Changes to the law mean that from 1 October, every company director must provide Companies House with both their usual residential address (URA) and a service address for each directorship they hold.

Solvoclear laminate range extended

Two laminates have been added to the Solvoclear range from Neschen: Solvoclear easy protect and Solvoclear UV.

Hybrid offers trade-in against Mimaki JV33-260

Mimaki UK distributor Hybrid Services is offering an above-market-value ?8,000 when you trade-in an existing baby grand-format Mimaki printer against one of the new JV33-260 models, whose ?39,995 list price includes a two year Gold warranty.

Gardners installs first HP Scitex FB7500 in UK

Gardners has installed the UK's first HP Scitex FB7500 printer to increase its capacity and offer customers a competitive alternative to screenprinting.

Handi finishing tools shown at Sign Ireland

Tools for mounting, laminating and masking - and costing under ?100 - were launched at Sign Ireland by Atech.

Financial health service for printers

Business analyst Plimsoll is running a new service that lets you get a financial health rating on the companies you trade with.

Full PDF functionality for wide-format printers with Shiraz's Adobe Engine plug-in

The growth in demand from display producers wanting to work with industry-standard PDFs has led UK-based wide-format Rip software specialist Shiraz Software to develop and launch an integrated plug-in for use with its Signature and Server versions. Designated the Shiraz Adobe PDF Engine plug-in, this new option embeds complete functionality within the existing RIP and now enables users to adhere to the standard delivery format common throughout the digital print market.

VGL orders Inca Onset S20

Reading-based digital printer VGL has bought an Inca Onset S20 flatbed printer from Fujifilm Sericol. The printer, which is being installed in October, "will change the landscape of what we do", said VGL managing director Michael Ayerst. ?"It will add considerable capacity and allow us not only to grow our small and medium run volume display business, but also expand into and offer a competitive service on longer runs.

Poor payment tops list of concerns

Cashflow worries as a result of increasing late payments are causing small businesses the most headaches, according to the latest Economic Downturn Panel survey carried out by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

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