Print 09 has seen EFI make a number of announcements including integrated support for JDF workflows as standard on its Fiery servers via new Fiery 9 software. It also announced a Web Control Center that connects monitors and controls proofing and printing across remote sites and introduced a PrintFlow Web module for its scheduling system.
Customer demand for 5m-wide print has prompted the SMP Group to buy an HP Scitex XP5300 printer to produce superwide format outdoor and in-store displays. The newcomer is part of a ?750,000 investment programme at SMP designed to attract new business.
The new M Turbo flatbed digital die-cutting system from Gerber Scientific Products allows you to rout .080 aluminum and thick rigid materials up to 1in as well as rout thinner rigid boards up to four times faster than with the standard M Series router. The M Turbo, launched at Print 09, has a router head configured to the M Series T3 tool head design, so it can take advantage of all of all the standard M Series tools.
PostScript pioneers become Ipex 2010 Champions in Print
Dr John Warnock and Dr Charles (Chuck) Geschke, co-founders of Adobe Systems, are the latest to receive an Ipex 2010 'Champions in Print' award which acknowledges the huge contribution of those who have influenced and shaped the development of the printing industry.
More UK installs of HP Designjet L65500 show ROI as important as green benefits
With over 120 units of the HP Designjet L65500 printer now installed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (including eight in the UK) since its launch at Drupa 2008, its ROI has been found to be as strong an attraction as the green benefits first hailed as its main draw.
Seiko Epson has been selected for the second time as a component company of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, both leading indicators for socially responsible operations.
EskoArtwork ups presence in sign and display sector
EskoArtwork has strengthened its presence in the sign and display market by appointing B&P LightBrigade and Planet Media/Digital founder Bryan Stringer as worldwide business development manager sign and display.
The Sign Warehouse has installed Ireland's first upgraded Roland AJ 740i at its premises in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. The new machine was bought to increase production speed at the company which produces a wide range of van graphics, internal and external signage, banners, LED signs and window graphics.
Cover-Up has bought an Agfa :Anapurna M 1.6m wide-format industrial inkjet printer supplied by the Reprocentre. The new investment comes on top of a recent HP 9000 and a 3.2m HP Scitex XL1500 installed last year.
The BAPC has sourced an energy management company called Focus Assured to help you save money on your energy bills. "We're always looking to help members save money and energy costs are a major outgoing," said association chairman Sidney Bobb. "There are many energy management companies out there but a lot of them charge the client a fee. The one we've found has integrity and doesn't."