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Lessons from the BAPC Conference

This conference is not about surviving but thriving," was the key message of the BAPC Conference held in Marlow this past weekend and hosted by the BBC's Working Lunch presenter Declan Curry, who stressed: "There is plenty of opportunity out there for those nimble enough to go and get it.

EskoWorld 2010 to be held Florida?

EskoArtwork will hold its next EskoWorld worldwide conference in Florida on 18 - 21 April 2010. The event - which sees the coming together of users, partners, product specialists and support staff - runs training sessions, roundtable discussions, seminars and hands-on lab tests and is open to everyone from novices through to advanced users.

Roland on awards roll

Roland has won three DPI Product of the Year Awards at the recent SGIA Expo in New Orleans, US. The gongs were awarded for the Metallic Silver Eco-Sol Max Ink (Digital Ink category), VersaCamm VP-i wide-format inkjet printer/cutters (Output: Poster Size category) and the AdvancedJet AJ-i grand-format inkjet printers (Output: Grand-Format Roll to Roll Solvent & Latex category).

Roller banner material that lays flat

A roll-up banner stay-flat material called Soflat, manufactured by Soyang, has been added to Victory Design's offering.

LFP canvas media from Sihl

Miro Fortuna Artist Canvas white 400 has been specifically developed by Sihl to meet the growing demand high quality artist's media. ?The 2:1 linen structure makes the canvas resistant to cracks and it has a bright white coating to support a very wide colour gamut, ranging from transparent colour gradients to high colour densities.

Whiteghyll Visual buys cutting kit

Bradford-based Whiteghyll Visual Fabrications has bought an AXYZ cut-to-print CNC solution for its graphics department to help boost productivity and reduce costs. The installation follows last year's investment in a large-format EFI Vutek UV printer which marked the screenprint operation's move into digital output. Subsequently Whiteghyll, a supplier of bespoke retail display and visual merchandising products, was confronted with the problem of how to accurately cut out prints that had been created using rigid materials like foamed board, acrylic and MDF.

New high-performance digital printing materials from ADS

Amari Digital Supplies (ADS) has extended its digital media offering which now includes an own-brand range of wallpapers. This comprises four textile-backed and five paper-backed variants, all of which have a B1 fire rating.

BPIF aims to bring supply chain together with dotgain.org

The BPIF is backing a new membership organisation called dotgain.org developed to help printers network with the rest of the supply chain in what it is calling "the modern, multi-channel media landscape".

Eco-friendly latex ink poster paper from Sihl

Developed by Sihl for use with HP latex inks come new 'wet-strength' Post-2-Cure Papers for indoor and outdoor posters.

Epson targets fine art market with new paper range

Epson has brought out a range of fine art papers optimised for use with its UltraChrome ink technology. The four new 100% cotton papers are PH buffered and free from linen and acid, with a specially developed coating to give a wide colour gamut and high D-Max.

Antalis Printall merges operations in Ireland

It's only a few months since Antalis Ireland announced a new trading division called Antalis Printall to service the sign, display and digital market in the Republic of Ireland but the departure of a number of key staff employed specifically to develop this division has resulted in the group merging its two Printall trading arms Antalis Printall and McNaughton Printall.

Kingram expands into retail

Kingram Communications, a well-established high-end design, printing and installation company, has opened its first retail outlet as part of a rebranding exercise to attract new revenue streams. The company, which has so far concentrated on the corporate sector servicing blue chip clients such as Diageo Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Irish Rail etc., has opened the new site on Bath Avenue in Dublin 4.

Cut price Hahnemuhle fine art inkjet paper

Colourgen is offering up to 20% off the RRP on all cut sheet and roll-fed media in the new Hahnemuhle Baryta FB range of fine art media.

The Russians are coming

The Russian manufacturer of a new 2 x 3m UV flatbed printer called the BigPrinter UV2133SW expects to open a European sales office in the UK in 2010. Vermena Goda has just started production of the six-colour-plus-white machine which uses an ink recirculation system developed in conjunction with Industrial Inkjet (the Cambridge-based official distributor and technical support centre for Konica Minolta industrial inkjet products). This is designed to ensure the pigment particles always remain in suspension, providing depth to the printed image and the ability to print directly onto dark media.


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