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Roland adds to print/cut offering

Roland continues to grow its wide-format printer range with the addition of two entry-level print/cut options and a highly productive 30in VersaUV LEC UV ink curable printer/cutter. The first opportunity to see the new machines in action will be at Sign and Digital Ireland taking place at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, 23 - 24 September, where you will also be able to get a sneak worldwide preview of a machine not yet available for release.

PrintXchange expands Web-to-print service

Exacta Print in Glasgow has made innovative use of the new PrintXchange Web-to-print solution by developing a website that allows the general public to create print ready personalised artwork online and then place the order for print.

Duraweld in carbon offsetting programme

For the third year running Duraweld is undertaking a carbon offsetting programme. It is buying 27 energy efficient stoves for an African-based project managed by offset provider co2balance.

Josero signs up Scottish reseller

Josero, the consumables specialist and sole distributor in the UK and Ireland for ink specialist Triangle, has just set-up a new reseller agreement with Sems UK in Scotland.

Double-sided Jupiter launches

D&K Europe is bringing out a double-sided Jupiter laminator. It will be launched at the Grafi+Sign show in Belgium in October and is based on the 30m/min single-sided Jupiter introduced at DPW in October 2006 to fill the gap between the Semi-Automatic B2 Pegasus and the compact B1 Proteus.

Speedscreen ups inkjet production with Durst Rho 800 Presto

Kent-based Speedscreen has enlarged its digital inkjet production capability with the addition of a Durst Rho 800 Presto. The installation builds on the 23-year-old screen print specialist's initial digital inkjet investment in a Durst Rho 205 five years ago.

Sign & Digital Ireland/Print Ireland seminar update

The free seminar programme taking place at Sign & Digital Ireland/Print Ireland has been updated. The event, which takes place at Simmonscourt in Dublin on 23 - 24 September, will host the following talks in the seminar theatre:

The BAPC has launched a Ratings Scheme

The BAPC has launched a Ratings Scheme (for members and no-members) to help print companies get money back if they have been overpaying on their business rates. And it seems many have been as current business rates were set based on property values in 2003, well before the recent drop in prices. This means that those of you who think the rateable value of your premises is too high can appeal for a reduction - and a rate rebate.

Improved access to training via new Manufacturing Skills Alliance

Proskills has joined forces with four other related Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), Cogent, Improve, Semta and Skillsfast-UK, to form the Manufacturing Skills Alliance (MSA). The objective of the Alliance is to find common ground across the five manufacturing-related SSCs to unify and simplify the processes in which manufacturing employers can address skills shortages, access the right training support, and create opportunities for employers in their respective sectors to improve productivity and profitability through skills, allowing them to compete in the global economy.

Drytac launches liquid laminates for outdoor applications

Two new liquid laminate coatings have been added to Drytac's range. Both develop a tough exterior finish that is scratch and abrasion resistant and able to withstand the rigors of commercial vehicle cleaning using industrial chemicals.

UPM and SGS sign landmark agreement to ensure the origin of wood fibre

UPM and SGS have finalised a landmark agreement in which the origin of all UPM pulp and paper products will be ensured with a single, global system. For UPM's customers, the new multi-site certification means a major step towards a simple, standardised way to guarantee the origin of UPM products.

Cestrian takes UK's first Agfa M-Press Tiger

Cestrian Imaging has taken delivery of the UK's first Agfa M-Press Tiger launched at Fespa Digital in May. The Cheadle-based company expects the machine, supplied by Thieme KPX, to undertake work previously done using screen and litho methods.

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