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MediaCo produces massive photomural to commemorate 100 years at Old Trafford

The advent of Old Trafford's hundredth year as Manchester United's home was recently commemorated with the application of a spectacular photomural as part of year-long celebrations. The 40 x 14m mural was printed and applied by MediaCo, which used Metamark Clear Vision material supplied by grand-format media specialist Vuflex.

Agfa Anapurna M 2050 targets 2m UV printer market?

Fespa 2010 will see Agfa introduce the flatbed/roll-to-roll Anapurna M 2050. This 2.05m wide UV-curable printer offers six-colour and white ink printing and uses the company's latest M-series G2 inks, which are designed for applications on the latest rigid and roll materials that demand more flexibility.

CMYUK Digital appointed reseller for Seiko ColorPainter H-Series?

CMYUK Digital has become a key UK reseller for the Seiko I Infotech ColorPainter H-Series of mild solvent production printers from Colourgen. This appointment extends the close working relationship between the two companies, which has been in place for more than 15 years.

INX Digital gets innovative at Fespa 2010

INX Digital will be launching AXM, a new solvent ink product developed for the European superwide market, at Fespa 2010. AXM, a Triangle brand and approved for use in many superwide printers utilising Spectra, Xaar 128 and Xaar 500 printheads, is expected to appeal to printers for its scratch resistance and is UV resistant for up to three years outdoors. Manufactured in Prague to ISO 9001 standards, it dries extremely fast on multiple substrates. AXM will be available in six colours and sold in five litre packs.?

Innova Art extends new business options

From Innova Art comes D?cor Art ES (eco solvent) paper. The company said the new 260gsm media is compatible with all eco-solvent inkjet machines and is acid and lignin free. The paper, which has the textured feel of an art paper, with a bright white tone and semi-gloss finish, is available in widths of 30, 54 and 60in on 3in cores?

Footie win for Sign and Digital UK visitors

The winners have been announced of the Sign and Digital UK visitor incentive run with sponsor Hybrid for VIP tickets to Old Trafford. David Austin from Hobs Reprographics, London and Justin Tidmarsh from Fast Signs, Coventry, have each won two tickets to see a football game at Old Trafford during the 2010/2011 season, including VIP hospitality, food and drink, parking and overnight accommodation.?Sign and Digital UK organizers have confirmed that the 2011 event will take place 12-14 April at the NEC, Birmingham.?

PrintFactory DFlux streamlines large-format print production at Fespa

At Fespa 2010 Four Pees will provide the first showing of the PrintFactory DFlux automation solution to the wide-format community. Based on Enfocus and callas software technologies, it?extends the PrintFactory v4 philosophy of being more than just a Rip by providing a full production automation platform and an easy-to-use interface to automate any action - from file reception and routing, file standardisation, PDF checking and correction, to file delivery or output.?

Cameo Photography expands wide-format print service

Cameo Photography in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, is planning to expand its wide-format digital imaging service following the installation of an Acuity HD 2504 flatbed UV printer from Fujifilm.

PrintExpress saves the day

Brunel University's prestigious annual design and engineering exhibition Made In Brunel has been saved from disaster by London-based print supplier PrintExpress.co.uk. The company swooped in to provide top-quality posters and banners at the last minute after Brunel's print supplier pulled out.

Screen aims to hit customer sweet spots at Fespa 2010

Screen will showcase new imaging capabilities of two of its large-format hybrid inkjet printers - the 2.5m-wide Truepress Jet2500UV and the 1.6m-wide Truepress Jet1600UV-F - at Fespa 2010. Visitors will see the Truepress Jet2500UV producing images on roll-fed and flatbed format material at up to 1,500dpi using its high resolution greyscale printhead with new multi-layer function. The ability to print multiple layers has been improved from two to five; this enables the production of sophisticated graphics such as images that can be viewed from both sides on transparent material. Without feeding the media a second time, the Truepress Jet2500UV will print the image layer, then white, then black, then white again before the final image layer.

Profiling solution for Epson LF printers

From Color Confidence comes ProfileWriter, a profiling solution developed specifically for the Epson Stylus Pro 7900S and 9900S large-format printers. The respective printers include the Epson SpectroProofer which is designed to provide built-in colour verification and calibration. ProfileWriter communicates directly with the SpectroProofer to produce ICC profiles.

ixPressia brings out wide-format VDP/customisation solution

At Fespa 2010 you will be able to see a new easy-to-use stand-alone program designed to simplify the production of customised and variable data printing for display producers, designers and sign-makers. The ixPressionist package comes from Cambridge-based software specialist ixPressia and enables individual and versioned elements, such as text, images and barcodes, to be incorporated automatically into wide-format applications as well as for a host of smaller jobs, such as labels, stickers and decals.

Z?nd G3 helps Stylo maximise productivity

A Z?nd G3 cutter/router is helping Stylo maximise production after installing it alongside an existing Z?nd XL flatbed cutter.

2.6m direct-to-textile printer from Mutoh

Mutoh's first 2.6m (102in) wide direct-to-fabric printer has emerged in the shape of the Viper TX 100. The machine, which will be presented to the public at Fespa 2010, has built-in switchable and rotatable print bed, enabling both direct-to-fabric printing and transfer paper printing (sublimation). With a top speed of 76m/h (production speed up to 36m/h) it is aimed at volume producers of soft signage, garment/apparel and industrial applications such as home furnishings.

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