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HP invites you to exclusive product preview

HP is holding an exclusive new products preview at its Barcelona demonstration centre on 28 and 29 April. The event will include seminars and demonstrations of the HP Scitex product range, which covers industrial roll-to-roll machines, flatbed and hybrid printers, with a choice of solvent, UV-curable, aqueous and latex ink technologies. HP will cover all expenses (including accommodation, airport transfers and entertainment) with the exception of the flights to/from Barcelona. To register for the event go to ?www.hp.com/go/pre-fespa/preregistration.

Canon improves colour gamut with new imagePrograf models

Canon has launched three new imagePrograf large-format printers - the 24in iPF6350 and iPF6300 and the 44in Canon iPF8300. The new models, which use Canon's new 12-colour Lucia Ex pigment ink system, are said to deliver a colour gamut that is approximately 20% wider than the previous Canon series of fine art LFPs. They also have a broader compatibility with third party Rips, media and scanning solutions.

BPIF warning on back of survey showing stabilisation

The ability to raise prices, hold labour costs down and keep raw materials costs in check will be key to continued business improvement within the print sector according to BPIF corporate affairs director Andrew Brown. The warning comes on the back of the association's latest Printing Outlook survey which showed that 47% of respondents (from across the print spectrum) reported stable trading conditions in the winter period (December to February) but, that 37% reported a weakening in the state of trade. However, the results were more positive than those forecasted three months ago.

OKI to launch oversize A3 toner printer for POS signage

OKI Printing Solutions is targeting the point-of-sale signage and pay-for-print markets with its ES9410 printer launching at Ipex. "We believe this solution will be attractive to small digital print providers where it can be used for posters, short-run production printing, proofing etc." said senior product marketing manager, Alan McLeish.

William Smith expands sign making materials range

William Smith has added three new media to its range: Contra Vision Performance see-through films; the 3M DI-NOC Carbon Fibre film, for vehicle personalisation; and the Pearlescent and Gemstone Metallic films from Ritrama.

Seal on economy drive

With users' economical considerations in mind, Seal Graphics has brought out Base Stoplight 190 and Jet Guard Crystal Lite, both lower cost versions of its best-selling films. Though designed to be used in conjunction with each other as part of a complete display solution, both are equally usable as standalone products.

Improved POP design capabilities with ArtiosCad 7.6

New POP display standards have been added to the ArtiosCad style catalogue in release 7.6. Users browsing the POP library will find new parametric design templates from which to design POP displays or use to stimulate the creative design process.

Neschen works with Color Alliance

Neschen has added the first self-adhesive inkjet film with the Color Alliance coating to its range with 'printlux PVC matt CA adh'.

Cut-to-print newcomer from AXYZ

CNC routing and engraving equipment manufacturer AXYZ International will use Ipex to show its latest cut-to-print solution. This is based on the AXYZ Intelligent Cutting System (ICS) and the new tangential oscillating knife that can be fitted to any standard AXYZ router to provide a cut-to-print solution without the need to invest in separate dedicated cutting equipment. The system will accommodate flexible or semi-rigid substrates such as foamed board, corrugated plastic and cardboard used in digital printing applications as well as traditional sign-making materials like acrylic, PVC, aluminium and aluminium composite material (ACM) and medium-density fibreboard (MDF).

Seal upgrade could net up to ?2,000 discount

Colourgen has launched a loyalty discount promotion for customers wishing to upgrade an old Seal laminator to a newer model. The offer ranges from ?700 discount for the Seal 44in Ultra Plus through to ?2,000 for a Seal 600MD and runs until 31 May.

Hexis expands vehicle wrapping film offering

Hexis has added three new colours with matt finish its range of HX30000 Series Effect Films specially designed for vehicle wrapping and decorating designer objects (mobile phones, laptops, furniture etc.). Like the other films in the range, the new Military Green Matt HX30VMIM, White Matt HX30002M and Black Matt HX30NPRM are made of a multi-layered cast PVC and a repositionable liner with Hex'Press adhesive technology to ensure easy and convent elimination of creases or trapped air bubbles. They are available in rolls 54in wide (137cm) and 30m long.

GTMS looks to used kit market for growth path

GTMS has bought a used Vutek UV flatbed printer and a Kongsburg CNC cutter to improve efficiency and develop new business. The company is currently trialing a new plywood-based material for hoardings on the Vutek, which also provides a 3m x 2m sheet print capability.

Flag firm MD meets Everest challenge

Hampshire Flag's managing director Graham Wilkinson has completed a tough two-week trek to the base camp of Mount Everest. Wilkinson, who braved temperatures of -20 and battled with altitude sickness during the expedition, stayed true to his flag manufacturing roots by taking with him a digital printed flag emblazoned with the Hampshire Flag logo.

White paper drafted to end W2P confusion?

Responsive Solutions, creator of Web-to-print (W2P) and online marketing automation system Customer +, has drafted an educational white paper to help print service providers confused over Web-to-print solutions. 'Insider Perspective: 10 Web-to-print Mistakes to Avoid', by independent Web-to-print expert Jennifer Matt provides guidance for looking to replace an existing Web-to-print solution or who are yet to implement the system.

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