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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.


New 3M non-PVC vinyl to reduce environmental impact

A new non-PVC film for medium-term indoor and outdoor graphic has been developed by 3M. Controltac Non-PVC Graphic Film is 100-micron film and designed for piezo inkjet, screen and electrostatic printing processes. When these involve UV or latex inks as opposed to solvent-based ink formulations, 3M says VOC emissions are greatly reduced.

Xerox widens technical printer line?

The new 6605 is the eleventh wide-format printer to come out of Xerox in the last two years. The black and white device is aimed at commercial printers wanting an affordable mono option as well as at architectural, engineering and construction companies.

Screenprint Productions buys Meital 302

As part of its investment in new premises and kit Yorkshire-based Screenprint Productions has bought a Meital 302 industrial UV flatbed printer and Esko Kongsberg cutting table.

Portuguese printer on the right track with HP latex printer

B2R of Lisbon, Portugal, in association with Quiosque das Ideias, a company of the same group, has used its newly installed HP Designjet L65500 latex printer to produce indoor and outdoor 'eco' friendly graphics for 52 Portuguese railway stations.

Gerber Solara ionZ due December?

December will see production shipments of the Gerber Solara ionZ recently launched at a series of trade shows.

Illustrated Stationery adds Acuity Advance to cater for the exotic

A demand for printing onto "exotic" materials has prompted South Wales-based Illustrated Stationery to add an Acuity Advance wide-format printer to its wide-ranging print production facility which includes litho, flexo, rotary letterpress, silkscreen, thermography, hot foil, embossing, die cutting, laser cutting and digital.

Wedding books focus of first Roland metallic inkjet printer installation

Dublin-based Sigma Print and Media has bought the first of Roland's new DG XC-540MT wide-format metallic inkjet printers unveiled at Sign and Digital Ireland. The unit, which can print silver in addition to the regular CMYK and white to create a spectrum of metallic colours, will be used by Sigma to add another dimension to its bespoke wedding and photo book offering.

Inca's Print Run Controller streamlines production

The ability to automate the scheduling and collation of versioned jobs is now seamless on Inca Digital wide-format printers with the launch of the Inca Print Run Controller (PRC) software module.

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