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Oc? does its magic on the Gadget Show

Channel Five's Gadget Show this week treated viewers to a magic trick that relied upon Oc?'s CrystalPoint technology for its success. A stunt, filmed in London's Covent Garden, showed how a card randomly chosen mysteriously turned up giant-sized and with the person's name on it less than a minute later. being pulled along the road by a cyclist!

Drytac launches liquid coatings for Gicl?e/fine art and outdoor applications

Drytac Europe is launching two liquid coatings for a range of finishing applications at Sign and Digital UK. To be used in conjunction with the Drytac range of water-based liquid laminators (or by hand application), the newcomers are part of the EnduraCoat low-VOC coatings range.

B&P Graphics introduces AquaRes resin ink for solvent machines

Sign and Digital UK will see the UK introduction of the water-based Sepiax range of AquaRes resin inks by B&P Graphic Supplies. The company said the inks will run in existing solvent machines using piezo printinghead technology via a simple changeover process and without major machine modification.

Digital cutting made easier with new Zund Cut Center

Zund is poised to introduce its first ever software package - the ?Zund Cut Center - which is tailored specifically for the Zund G3 machine and designed to maximize the productivity of the company's latest generation of multifunctional digital cutting systems.

Management buy-out at Duraweld

Duraweld managers Hannah Senior and husband Mark Yeung have bought the company from Richard Senior. Hannah Senior, Richard's daughter, becomes chief operating officer and Yeung its finance manager. Richard, who has led the company since 1972, will be staying on as a consultant for the next three years.

www.duraweld.co.uk?

Color Confidence relocates

Colour management and digital imaging specialist Color Confidence has relocated its headquarters to Spectrum Point in southwest Birmingham. The move is a major step in the company's five-year expansion plan.

Tech8 endorses Colorific inks

After extensive field testing across a range of Mimaki and Uniform wide-format solvent-based inkjet printers, technical support company Tech8 has accepted Colorific Bio-U, Elite, Fresh and ProJ3 inks onto its approved product programme. Already in place is support for wide-format printers using Sun Chemical's Streamline inks.

www.tech8.eu ??

X-Rite and GMG offer proofing bundle

GMG and X-Rite have got together to provide a software proofing bundle comprising the latest versions of GMG's ColorProof 5.1 and X-Rite's i1iO automatic chart reading system (Revision D).

InkTec Europe invests in its biggest ever presence at Sign and Digital?

InkTec has invested in an open plan exhibition stand for Sign UK 2010 to demonstrate its range of digital inks and media, including the new solvent ink which will be printing on a Mimaki JV33, and also Inktec's best selling eco-solvent ink which will printing on a Roland machine.

Amari Plastics undertakes UK distribution for Dibond ACM panels

Dibond ACM panels are now available in the UK through Amari Plastics service centres following an agreement with manufacturer 3A Composites (formerly Alcan Composites). Dibond digital and Dilite panels will also be available. The move brings together the complete range of 3A Composites' products for the UK sign and display sector into Amari Plastics' expanding portfolio, which also includes Kapa, Forexclassic, Forexsmart and Gatorfoam brands.

Vision in Print offers lean manufacturing training days

Printers across all spectrums are being encouraged to attend Vision in Print's lean manufacturing training days created to enable managers to lead its implementation. "Often those who are asked to implement lean manufacturing processes within a business have successfully undertaken one or two projects and are committed to the concept but would benefit from having additional tools or skills," said Richard Gray, director of Vision in Print, part of the BPIF.

Vision in Print offers lean manufacturing training days

Printers across all spectrums are being encouraged to attend Vision in Print's lean manufacturing training days created to enable managers to lead its implementation. "Often those who are asked to implement lean manufacturing processes within a business have successfully undertaken one or two projects and are committed to the concept but would benefit from having additional tools or skills," said Richard Gray, director of Vision in Print, part of the BPIF.

Screen to focus on applications at Fespa

At Fespa 2010 Screen will focus on demonstrating the applications capabilities of its 2.5m-wide Truepress Jet2500UV and the 1.6m-wide Truepress Jet1600UV-F. "In tough market conditions, the key is to offer flexibility and innovation to customers," said Screen Europe marketing manager Tim Taylor. "With its inkjet printers Screen enables its customers to provide innovative ideas and flexible opportunities to their markets.

Hybrid to showcase Mimaki newcomers at Sign and Digital

Hybrid Services, Mimaki's UK distributor, will use Sign and Digital UK 2010 (stand D10) to introduce new textile and UV-cure printers to the sign and graphics markets. Launching at the event is the TX400-1800 direct-to-textile printer which is expected to be of interest to anyone wanting to get involved in volume, water-based, direct-to-polyester or dye sublimated flags, point of sale and soft signage work. Also expect to see the new Mimaki UJF-3042, an A3 LED UV direct-to-product printer among Mimaki's core line-up, including the JV33 and JV5, the JFX-1631 grand format LED UV cure printer and the Mimaki CJV30 combined printer/cutters.?

www.hybridservices.co.uk


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