Sat, Feb

Consumables suppliers see a chance to shine at Fespa 2010

Almost a third of exhibitors at Fespa 2010 will be showing substrates and/or inks, with many consumables manufacturers and suppliers present in their own right, including major players such as 3M, Avery Dennison, MACtac and Orafol. As a result, the range of creative applications achievable with increasingly diverse and inventive consumables will be much in evidence throughout the show halls.

Shiraz upgrades large-format offerings

In a move that consolidates a number of recent advances to its multi-functional Rips, Shiraz Software has announced a raft of upgrades in new versions of its key software platforms for large-format output.

Two-for-one BAPC Conference deal for Ipex visitors

All visitors to the BAPC stand (hall 9, F315) at Ipex will be able to take advantage of a special two-for-one offer to attend the annual BAPC Conference which will take place at The Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey over the weekend of 5 November.

Ipex sees new inks from Agfa

Agfa Graphics will use Ipex to demonstrate its new Agora ink product family that comprises two new ink lines for the next generation single pass, piezo printheads. Compatible with major inkjet head suppliers such as the Kyocera KJ4A, both ink lines offer photo-quality resolution at very fast speeds.

Xennia sets out its industrial inkjet printing stall

At Ipex Xennia will launch a range of industrial-strength inkjet modules for OEM product integration. It will showcase these XenJet modules configured into two printing systems including the Xennia Sapphire, a six-colour 70cm x 140cm flatbed capable of printing at over 1000dpi. The unit has been designed for high quality full colour batch printing applications such as decorating glass, laminates, ceramic tiles and other products.

European Sign Summit to be held at Fespa 2010

Fespa has now published details of its European Sign Summit 2010 which is being co-hosted with the European Sign Federation (ESF) during Fespa 2010 in Munich in June. Part of the Fespa Innovate! programme, the European Sign Summit will take place on site at Messe Munich on Wednesday 23 June 2010 from 11am until 6.30pm.?

BPIF hosts business briefings at Ipex

The BPIF will be hosting seven business briefings throughout Ipex. Open to members and non-members the briefings, which will take place in the BPIF members' lounge, will look at:

Riot of Colour presents London's biggest 3D lenticular

A whopping 5m wide x 2.4m high 3D lenticular display promoting the DVD launch of the smash hit Avatar has been produced by Riot of Colour. The graphic was made to span the main window of HMV's flagship Oxford Street store in London. A second version, of a similar size, has also been created for the Bond Street store.

Canon supports print industry learning through college links

Canon UK is helping to train the print workers of the future by providing Leicester College with digital equipment to the value of ?400,000. The company has provided an imagePress C7000, imagePrograf iPF5100 and imagePrograf iPF755 which will be used to teach about the colour digital printing process and the science behind inkjet printing.

Book for Fespa 2010 Gala Night at Munich's Nockherberg

Tickets are on sale now for the Fespa 2010 Gala Night which takes place on Friday 25 June in the Festsaal (ballroom) and garden of Munich's iconic Nockherberg, a traditional Bavarian venue with a brewing tradition going back to the 17th Century.

Madico extends graphics films range

Madico Graphic Films has extended its line of double-sided optically clear mounting films. ?Featuring a permanent adhesive on one side and an 'easy-peel' adhesive on the other, the latest addition to Madico's portfolio of permanent/removable, optically clear, polyester mounting adhesives brings new benefits to temporary or short-term graphic applications thanks to very low adhesion levels.

Shark gets more bite at Fespa

At Fespa Grapo Technologies will be demonstrating feeder/cutter options for its Shark hybrid UV printer. The new feeder can accommodate cardboard sheets and common rigid materials up to a maximum media thickness 10mm and a maximum size 2000 x 2000mm (depending on the weight of the material) and the cutter can handle materials up to 1mm in thickness transversally or longitudinally.

Marsden Direct makes an impact with its stand offer

East Midlands-based Marsden Direct is offering a free stand to promote its Impact exhibition solution that uses a combination of ultra lightweight T3 Airframe aluminium extrusions and roll-up reusable graphics.

FB-950 proves to be jewel in the crown for Pink Panther

Pink Panther Digital will save ?1,500 a month in vinyl and laminates as well as reducing its overtime bill by eliminating the mounting processes as a result of its latest investment in a HP Scitex FB-950 UV flatbed printer supplied by The Paper Company (PaperCo).

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