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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.?

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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.

Josero agreement with DTL Supplies

Josero, sole UK and Ireland distributor for Triangle inks, has signed a reseller agreement with DTL Supplies for the south west of England and Wales. The agreement covers the resale of the complete range of Triangle products - including solvent and UV curable inks - and a range of spare printer parts from tubing to printheads.

Trio of new inks from ITL

ITL has extended its range of replacement inks for wide-format printers. The first of a trio of newcomers is a dual-purpose solvent for output onto textile and vinyl substrates, the second an alternative to Mimaki's JV5 ink sets and the third a bio-solvent range. All can be supplied in cartridges or in bulk feed options.

Mactac expands its films offering

Mactac has introduced a 80 ?m matt clear vinyl film to protect UV printed images and launched four new textured overlaminating films to change the look of decorative graphics.

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