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Pixart.it sets up POS display unit division

Italian-based Web-to-print company pixart.it is launching a new department for the production of printed cardboard POS display units. The move dovetails with the installation of three new Durst Rho 700 HS (High Speed) corrugated version systems customised specifically for the new operation.

Mutoh brings out direct-to-fabric printer range

Mutoh has released a Viper TX Soft Sign series of direct-to-fabric printers. Available in 162cm (63.78in) and 221cm (87in) widths, the printers can handle polyester fabrics with open or closed structure and incorporate all the features required to load, transport and tension, dry, heat-fix and roll-up finished prints. Using Mutoh's new VOC-free water-based direct disperse inks, the new engines deliver typical production speeds up to 37m?/h and top engine speeds up to 77m?/h.

William Smith appointed Contra Vision distributor

Contra Vision has made William Smith a primary distributor for its full Contra Vision Performance range of 11 perforated films and ancillary products.

3M performance guarantee now supports HP latex printer

A performance guarantee is now available from the commercial graphics division of 3M that covers those using the latest HP Designjet L25500 printer in conjunction with HP latex inks and a range of approved 3M media.

Planet Friendly Summit speakers confirmed

Fespa has confirmed the agenda for its first Planet Friendly Summit, taking place on Thursday 24 June 2010 during Fespa 2010.

Mimaki and GMG partner for packaging

Colour management company GMG has formed a strategic partnership with Mimaki to provide packaging solutions. GMG ColorServer, in combination with Mimaki wide-format printers, is aimed at those providing flexible packaging, compound board packages or tin printing.

Summa premiere at Fespa

At Fespa 2010, Summa will release its latest Summa F Series cutter developments, including the F1612, the company's first flatbed cutter first introduced at ISA International Sign Expo 2010 in Florida earlier this year. On this flatbed cutter up to three work modules with different working tools can be mounted at once.

Epson printers get thumbs up from Pantone

The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 series of wide-format printers have achieved 98% coverage of the Pantone Matching System as evaluated and certified by Pantone.?

Robert Horne re-launches dtec wide-format digital media

Robert Horne has re-launched the dtec brand of wide-format digital media as part of a pan-European campaign through PaperlinX Europe. The range has been restyled to cover major wide-format applications.

Xennia makes major industrial inkjet moves

Xennia used Ipex to announce an agreement with industrial inkjet printhead manufacturer Trident that will see the latter supply printheads exclusively to Xennia for industrial textile decoration and finishing, as well as coating of industrial products. The company has also accelerated its supply of industrial inkjet inks and said it plans to acquire specialised digital printing software company Cametrics within the next few months.

HP shake-up

Mark Roland has taken over from Nancy Janes as UK and Ireland large format country manager, UK, for HP. Janes moves over to become UK country manager for the Indigo range, replacing Robert Stabler who will now be looking after that market from an EMEA perspective.??

Fosco's shows off new HP Scitex FB7500

Fosco's has held a three-day Open House to show-off its newly installed HP Scitex FB7500 printer. The machine is part of a ?2.5m investment programme that has also seen the Birmingham company double the size of its print facility by acquiring the premises next door, taking its total space to over 1,858m2 (20,000 sq.ft.)

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