Sat, Feb

€6 million investment by 3A Composites for 2 m foamboard production line

3A Composites has opened its new €6 million foamboard production line in Osnabrück, Germany, to enable Kapa lightweight products to be produced in 2 m widths. The new facility’s opening coincided with the company’s 40th anniversary.

Lenticular specialist installs UK’s first Screen Truepress Jet1600UV-F

Print-Leeds, the plastics’ printing specialist that takes its name from its home city, has installed the UK’s first Screen Truepress Jet1600UV-F wide-format digital printer to take it to the next level with digital production directly on to substrates up to 50mm thick.

Service Graphics embarks on £4 million investment programme with announcement of new production supersite

Following its order at Ipex for the UK’s first superwide-format Durst Rho 500R roll-to-roll UV-curable printer, Service Graphics is unveiling plans to invest approximately £4 million during the next 18 months. The investment by the St. Ives Group’s large-format division will see the company delivering new capabilities, greater efficiencies and an enhanced customer experience.

More upgrades and a new display from Apple

As well as upgrading its iMac line of computers, Apple has also announced a 27 inch LED Cinema Display, which supersedes its existing 30 inch monitor, and a new series of Mac Pro models.

Easy layer management for InDesign CS5 users

As a developer of Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy plug-ins as well as advanced workflow solutions, CtrlPublishing has released its CtrlLayers 1.1 utility for Adobe InDesign CS5.

Hot Press’s Artsafe 200 withstands 200 years without degradation

Hot Press has introduced Artsafe 200 as a high quality, buffered, non-yellowing and acid free adhesive for mounting ink-jet prints, such as posters, photographs and fine art prints.

HP Designjet L25500 is the choice for MTex Goetz + Goetz

MTex Goetz + Goetz has invested in an HP Designjet L25500 printer to supersede its solvent based machine. Owner Heiko Goetz says that the appeal of HP’s latex printing technologies lies in its high speed and ability to print on various materials as well as its environmental benefits.

Short-term summer sale offers from Corel

Corel Corporation has announced a sale, until this Friday only, which applies to all of its key products across its graphics, digital and productivity software range.

Mimaki announces metallic ink

Designed for use in its JV33 machines and CJV30 print-and-cut units, Mimaki has announced a new metallic ink which can be integrated via a firmware and a RIP update into these existing systems. This formulation, along with a new white ink, is due to ship in October, and will be available via UK sole distributor, Hybrid Services.

Shiraz Software seeks to grow distribution channels with new business development manager

London-based Shiraz Software has announced the appointment of Tom Mooney as business development manager. Mooney, who brings in-depth technical knowledge of print production and extensive account management experience to his new position, will head up the company’s initiative to identify and appoint new distributors in key territories world-wide, including France, Germany, Russia, Turkey and Eastern Europe, renewing sales and service channels for customers in those countries.

HP Scitex LX800 is an instant success at Magraf

Brussels-based Magraf has moved much of its roll-fed indoor and outdoor work onto its HP Scitex LX800 3.2 m machine, the first such unit to be installed in Benelux. Situated in a residential area of the Belgian city, the company’s move to HP’s latex printing technologies was driven by the desire for greener production options with no odour and the ability to output to more polyester-based materials.

Barbieri Electronic signs up for distribution with IGS UK

In order to simplify colour management for its reseller network and end customers, Barbieri Electronic has appointed IGS UK as distributor for its automatic spectrophotometers. Concentrating on the Series 3 and Swing systems for digital imaging, the addition of these essential peripherals simplifies profiling, saves time and costs, and enables wide-format printer users to achieve consistently accurate results.

Greek sign-maker goes for Grapo Manta

Greek sign manufacturer Georgiadis Colorsign has installed a UV-curable Manta from Grapo Technologies. With its 3 x 2 m flat-bed design and the ability to handle media thicknesses up to 60 mm, the Manta can print directly on rigid, heavy and odd-shaped materials including those with structural surfaces such as wood, metal, Plexiglass, glass, ceramic and carpet.

Multi-lingual Leo Vermeiren joins ITL to lead European sales development

Ink Technologies (UK) Limited's (ITL) has appointed Leo Vermeiren to represent and grow its increasing market share in the European alternative inks sector. A skilled linguist, Vermeiren will bolster the company's sales and business development across the continent, opening new business opportunities and bringing his considerable and detailed knowledge of the printing market to the company.

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