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Mactac expands its films offering

Mactac has introduced a 80 ?m matt clear vinyl film to protect UV printed images and launched four new textured overlaminating films to change the look of decorative graphics.

Service Graphics diversifies to meet changing demands

Service Graphics Events and Exhibitions, the live events and exhibition specialists within the St Ives Group, is diversifying to meet changing market requirements. The operation is expanding its creative and project management capabilities and introducing a portfolio of online event asset management tools. Additionally, Service Graphics has increased its network of suppliers to provide a true 'one stop shop' service for any event or exhibition project.

London to host 2013 Fespa exhibition

Fespa's next flagship global event will take place at the ExCeL London exhibition centre, 25 - 29 June, 2013. With the move, which is expected to attract new English-speaking audiences, Fespa expects to capitalise on the transport infrastructure and visitor services of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Colouration buys UK's first Oc? Arizona 550 GT?

London-based Colouration has installed the UK's first Oc? Arizona 550 GT UV flatbed printer. Managing director Tony Dennington, said: "This is going to open the door to so many new ideas, things that we hadn't even talked about in the past. Our creative team are falling over themselves coming up with new applications."

Integration is EskoArtwork's focus at Ipex?

Integrated solutions that bring "new levels of industrialisation and standardisation to, ultimately, remove cost and time out of the design to print process, and improve quality" will be EskoArtwork's focus at Ipex. With the event slogan 'Connect more' the company use demonstration 'pods', to show Suite 10, a major software release that includes the new Automation Engine 10 and new version 10 releases of application packages like ArtiosCAD 10 and Studio 10. The company's Kongsberg finishing products will also feature on the stand.??

KIP teams up with Caldera for Sign and Digital UK

KIP is partnering with Caldera Graphics at Sign and Digital UK to show to show how the toner-based KIP Color 80 printer and Caldera Grand Rip+ V8 can work together to provide a solution for those wanting fast turnaround of low- to medium-run posters.

Ipex to see D&K launches?

D&K will show several new finishing solutions at Ipex, including the Jupiter DS and Pictor one/two sided laminators plus various mounting, laminating and encapsulating films.

Grafityp encourages you to have a go

Grafityp UK will be giving visitors to its Sign and Digital UK stand the chance to take part in its 'Have a go' vehicle wrapping competition to win a full day Formula 1 driving experience including hotel stay and meals, memorabilia and an F1 Certificate.

Portable lenticular displays from Riot of Colour ?

A rollable lenticular display system has been developed by London-based Riot of Colour. The company said the range of lenticular effects, from simple two image flips to more sophisticated animations and morph visuals, can also be used in pretty much any portable system, allowing old displays to be used with the new lenticular print for maximum visual impact.?

Bright idea from Inca

Inca printer users are being invited to enter the Inca Digital Excellence Awards (Ideas) which have been launched in celebration of its tenth birthday. The winners will receive a VIP trip to Fespa Munich 2010 (22 - 26 June) to receive their award at Inca's tenth birthday party and discover the overall Idea trophy winner.

Roland zones creative urges

The first European showing of Roland's VersaCamm VS-640 printer/cutter will take place at Sign and Digital UK, where the company also promises to showcase "practical money-making and creative ideas" within three zones - Teach Me, Inspire Me and Show Me.?

Colourgen becomes Mutoh master reseller

Colourgen has become a master reseller for Mutoh's range of printers and sign cutting plotters and as such will be supporting Mutoh as it makes its first appearance at Sign and Digital UK.

Print Research International set up to help printers adapt

Former St Ives technical director John Charnock has founded Print Research International, a knowledge centre with access to a network of experts and offering business management and consultancy to help businesses adapt to the changing landscape.

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