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GMG to partner with HP and Mimaki at Fespa 2011

Colour management software provider GMG will use the stands of its technology partners HP and Mimaki to show how its products benefit those it the large-format digital print arena at this year's Fespa Digital.

PrintFactory compatibility extended

The PrintFactory and ProofMaster software for banner, sign and super wide-format printing are now compatible with the new Canon imagePrograf iPF8300S and imagePrograf iPF6300S printers. 

Hybrid confirms significant Mimaki presence at Northprint 2011

Hybrid Services will have a double presence at Northprint, presenting the Mimaki UJF-3042 A3 LED UV printer and the CJV30 Series of integrated printer/cutters on its own company stand, and showing various generating applications within the new Wide Format Application Showcase.

Call for entries for lenticular print award

DPLenticular and www.lenstar.org have teamed up to create the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award. The contest is open to any person or company involved in creating, processing or printing lenticular images. All visual effects (such as flips, animation, zoom, morphing and 3D effects) qualify for the award but must be printed (digital or offset) directly onto the back of lenticular sheets. 

Mutoh provides detail on anticipated 3D UV inks

Mutoh has announced the immediate availability of its new CMYK stretchable UV inks called 3D UV. Specifically developed for Mutoh’s Zephyr 65 UV inkjet printer, the Mutoh 3D UV ink offers 200% elongation capabilities, making output fit for wrapping on 3D curved, riveted or corrugated surfaces.  

Investment and new jobs at Hollywood Monster 

Birmingham-based sign-makers and graphics company Hollywood Monster has increased turnover to £5 million after winning major contracts. The new work has led to a recruitment drive to increase the workforce by 10 (25%) at the company’s 2,788m2 headquarters in Tyseley. 

EFI shows off new textile printer

The first public demonstration of EFI’s Vutek TX3250r 3.2m dye sublimation fabric printer will be the Sign and Digital UK show in April.

Polytype unveils its revitalised identity

Swiss digital printing technology manufacturer Polytype, which last year consolidated subsidiary WP Digital into its overall group structure, will concentrate on applications at Fespa Digital 2011. As well as making an announcement on the first day of the show, the company will display how its Virtu wide-format UV-curable printers can be applied to an array of printing environments.

‘Take a closer look’ at the Truepress invites Screen

Screen is inviting visitors to Sign and Digital UK to ‘Take a closer look’ at the Truepress Jet2500UV and Truepress Jet1600UV-F wide-format inkjet printers which will be demonstrating value-added special effects and 3D products, one way graphics, wallpaper and window films at the show.

Tyne and Wear based Radecal becomes Roland partner

Roland DG has appointed Radecal Machine Sales and Service as a Roland Partner representing its full range of digital printing and sign-making solutions. Based in Washington, Tyne and Wear, this company has many years of practical manufacturing experience which brings significant extra value when it comes to supplying production solutions.

HP vehicle wrapping courses for latex users

HP has developed a vehicle wrapping training course for novice and experienced installers, in association with the Sign School and Bigger Stickers. The two-day course aims to take HP latex ink users through the entire vehicle wrapping process including sales, marketing, design, production and after-sales care. The course will highlight best practice in vehicle wrapping, looking at a range of applications from fleet vehicle livery to individual prestige wraps.

Sign and Digital UK Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist nominations for this year’s Sign and Digital UK Awards has been decided and the winners will be announced at the show’s first ever Awards and Networking event on the 13 April at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. 

Madico Graphic Films becomes Lintec Graphic Films

Madico Graphic Films is to be known as Lintec Graphic Films, marking the formalisation of its association with Lintec Corporation, a Japanese materials manufacturer and a primary supplier to the company. The move will permit the company to extend its reach into new geographic and market areas, while also ensuring a faster route to market for new products. For customers, this is expected to result in greater choice, improved technical support and expedited delivery times.

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