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Litho Supplies companies GAE and Andersons find new owners

Graphica Plus, the Litho Supplies wide-format consumables company trading as Andersons, has been bought out of receivership by All Print Supplies. The news comes as administrator MCR also confirmed the sale of Litho Supplies' finishing business Graphic Art Equipment (GAE) to Horizon Print Finishing Equipment which is run by Tony Hards and Bryan Godwyn, the partnership that sold GAE to Litho Supplies two years ago but who remained directors.

Brindley makes UK first with :Anapurna M2

Birmingham-based Brindley Design and Print is the first UK company to install an :Anapurna M2, Agfa's high-speed UV curable inkjet system.

See the light with Colour Confidence

A paper called 'Seeing The Light' ?has been produced by Colour Confidence to provide an overview on the importance of light and shade as part of an accurate colour management workflow. 'Seeing The Light' is available as a free download from the Colour Confidence website at www.colourconfidence.com/lightandshade?

Drytac recruits for the north

Drytac Europe has appointed Steve Broad as technical area sales manager. From his base in Wigan he will cover all areas from north Wales through to Cleethorpes and all points north of this. Paul Tomlinson, who previously carried out the role of area sales manager for the north, will now cover the newly created Midlands territory.


Sun adds DYSS Apollo machines to offering

Sun Chemical is now offering DYSS Apollo print-and-cut machines throughout the UK and Ireland.?Mike Farmer, equipment sales manager, Sun Chemical, said: "The Apollo series printers provide the right mix of price and performance to our customers and the extra usability features are a real bonus for production houses."?



Web-to-print service targets SME printers

UK-based Easycolourprint.com has launched a Web-to-print service aimed at SME printers looking for a competitive outsourcing partner as well as at advertising agencies, designers and print management companies.

Swedish group buys Essex POS systems supplier

Essex-based POS display and merchandising equipment supplier PPE Group has been bought by Swedish-based HL Display, a POS manufacturer and supplier based in Stockholm.

Roland DG's new website goes live?

Roland DG has updated its website to include clearer and more accessible information, plus a new online technical support centre that allows users to access FAQs, help files and downloads for Roland equipment and log support tickets for technical queries. A series of applications pages has also been added to provide ideas on where wide-format can take you.

Flag firm manager makes a stand for African charity

Mark Allibone, printroom manager at the Hampshire Flag Company, has helped raise money and awareness for charity Gumboots thanks to his provision of pop-up graphics for what has become an annual fundraising entertainment evening.

Bamboo used for Planet display systems range

Eurostand Display has launched the Planet of display systems to meet calls for more environmentally friendly options. The range, which includes roll-ups, tension banner and literature display stands, is built using only renewable sources of high quality bamboo.?Products within the Planet range are also protected with an eco-friendly lacquer coating to enhance their natural look and feel. The coating has also passed testing under the Reach regulations - the latest European Community regulation on chemicals and their safe use.

Buyer still sought for GAE

GAE is continuing to trade as a buyer for the Litho Supplies business is sought. Philip Duffy and David Whitehouse of MCR were appointed joint administrators of the finishing systems company on 5 January 2010. GAE has an estimated annual turnover of ?5.88m and employs around 40 staff.

Ex-Andersons man starts up Digital Print Innovations

Former Andersons national sales manager Stewart Bell has launched a new company called Digital Print Innovations (DPI) to sell printers, inks, consumables, software and service to wide-format print producers in the UK and Ireland. The news comes as the industry awaits confirmation of the sale of Graphica Plus (trading as Andersons), a subsidiary of Litho Supplies which went into receivership in December.

New features for Sign and Digital UK 2010?

Apple will be returning to Sign and Digital UK along with Corel and Adobe to present seminars in 2010. The announcement comes on top of confirmation that there will be two new visitor attractions at this year's show in the shape of a Demo Theatre and Software Theatre, details of which are to be released closer to the show.

Epson has moved

After 20 years on Maylands Avenue in Hemel Hempstead, Epson has moved a short distance to Apsley, which is now home to over 250 Epson UK and Epson Europe staff. The site has a larger demonstration area and better facilities for the company's Print Academy.

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