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GTMS looks to used kit market for growth path

GTMS has bought a used Vutek UV flatbed printer and a Kongsburg CNC cutter to improve efficiency and develop new business. The company is currently trialing a new plywood-based material for hoardings on the Vutek, which also provides a 3m x 2m sheet print capability.

Flag firm MD meets Everest challenge

Hampshire Flag's managing director Graham Wilkinson has completed a tough two-week trek to the base camp of Mount Everest. Wilkinson, who braved temperatures of -20 and battled with altitude sickness during the expedition, stayed true to his flag manufacturing roots by taking with him a digital printed flag emblazoned with the Hampshire Flag logo.

White paper drafted to end W2P confusion?

Responsive Solutions, creator of Web-to-print (W2P) and online marketing automation system Customer +, has drafted an educational white paper to help print service providers confused over Web-to-print solutions. 'Insider Perspective: 10 Web-to-print Mistakes to Avoid', by independent Web-to-print expert Jennifer Matt provides guidance for looking to replace an existing Web-to-print solution or who are yet to implement the system.

City and West End Solutions embraces latex

Claiming to have sold over 85% of the HP L65500 latex printers in the UK this year, City and West End Solutions is hoping to repeat its success with the smaller HP Designjet L25500 machine which will be the focus of its stand at Sign and Digital UK in April.?"Sign and Digital is the ideal showcase for the 60in and 42in L25500 models," said Doug Gilbertson, City and West End managing director. "Its already making a deep impact into the traditional solvent sign maker market."

DCP sees wide-format growth in photo sector?

At the recent photography show Focus on Imaging DCP Systems took nearly 50 orders for printers from Epson and HP, almost twice the amount of the previous year. Orders ranged from the A3 desktop Epson printers to the 42in HP latex Designjet L25500 printer.?

DPI adds Virtu RR50 to its offering

The superwide Virtu RR50 UV-curable roll-to-roll inkjet printer from WP Digital is now available in the UK and Ireland from Digital Print Innovations (DPI). With the ability to print on a wide range of materials up to 5m wide at speeds up to 320m2/hr and with a 1200dpi resolution, the printer is expected to attract many looking at moving into digital, especially those from the screen print sector according to Stewart Bell, managing director of DPI.

Green light for digitally printed traffic signs

Czech-based UV printer manufacturer Grapo Technologies has entered into an agreement with Orafol Europe to offer an application package that uses Grapo's Octopus UV digital printers and specially developed inks to digitally produce reflective traffic signs using Orafol`s microprismatic reflective film systems - the intention being to replace screen printing technology for many sign applications.

Xaar printhead enabled printers to showcase at Fespa Munich

A number of Xaar-printhead enabled printers will be showing at Fespa Munich, including Eurotech, Grapo, MTL, Mutoh, Neolt and ITW Morlock machines and several new solvent, UV and single-pass printers, featuring Xaar 760, Xaar 1001 and Xaar Proton printheads. On its own stand Xaar will show its full range of printheads, including the European debut of the Xaar Proton 60.??

Mimaki shows largest ever line up of UV printing technology

Ipex will see Mimaki's largest ever line up of UV printing technology, including the JFX-1631 large-format, UJF-706 medium size and UJF-3042 small-format machines. You can expect other innovations to be unveiled too.?


HP Application City set to roll at Fespa

Fespa will see an Application City on HP's stand, where it will showcase various large to super-wide format digital printing solutions across several distinct areas, reflecting market demands for key applications. Solutions will be optimised for each of these sectors ?- packaging and POP, banners and flags, interior decoration, billboards and posters, and vehicle wraps - and will be running themed live jobs and demonstrations.

Fespa Innovate! programme announced?

A number of free events will take place throughout Fespa 2010 within the Innovate! programme, designed to help print service providers unlock the innovative drive that business experts agree will be key to success as the economy begins to recover.

Coral Fabric Imaging adds experience to experience

Dye-sublimation print expert Richard Birch from The Print Environment has joined Coral Fabric Imaging, which from 1 April starts operating as the textile division of Cestrian.

Fujifilm Sericol names disappears in UK

As of 1 April the UK sales activities of Fujifilm Sericol UK will be fully integrated with the Graphic Systems division of Fujifilm UK and the Sericol name will no longer be used. The move is the final stage of transition to the Fujifilm brand, and the company said it will expedite growth of the wide-format inkjet part of the business.

Eco approval for EFI Vutek QS Series r ink

The EFI Vutek QS Series r Ink has been approved by the Nordic Ecolabelling Board, allowing print companies to refer to the approved ink when documenting their application for a Nordic Ecolabelling license.

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