Your Print Specialists (YPS) has launched a ‘Business in a Box’ comprising a 24in-wide Epson SureColour SC-F500 digital inkjet printer, a PixMax heatpress, a Singer heavy duty sewing machine and a starter kit of thread, transfer paper and inks. The aim is to help people set up a print business at home.
Screen Graphic Solutions has finalised development of its PacJet FL830 water-based inkjet system for flexible packaging that can handle media up to 83cm wide and run at up to 75mpm. It is scheduled for release around March 2021.
Ricoh has revised its environmental goals, and outlined plans to reach a 63% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (from a 2015 baseline) by 2030. Ricoh aims to reach a 30% reduction in 2022, eight years earlier than outlined in its previous plan.
Thousands of SMEs will be unable to secure emergency grants meant to help them survive lockdown because the Government has allocated too little money, according to local authorities and business groups.
On 18 May more than 500 people from almost 30 countries previewed the Print4All Conference, ‘Future Factory’, which had been slated to run on that date and which, due to the current circumstances, will now be streamed on 24 June.
Durham-based wallart printer Azutura, which slashed the prices for its wall murals and stickers by half due to a fall-off in business just before the UK lockdown, is again running at full capacity due to a surge in demand.
Switching to printing signage and banners relating to Covid-19 is saving Moray-based Signworks according to its founder Cameron Philson. He said his work has gone from “zero” to “crazy” in the past few weeks with such orders, which he can turn around in hours using his HP Latex 315 printer.