Colourgen is to distribute PrintFactory workflow software in the UK and Ireland. The intention is for Colourgen - newly acquired by the massive Westcoast Group - to help the Netherlands-based software producer develop its reseller channels, working in tandem with PrintFactory's HP and Jetrix distribution-base.
Colorgate’s Productionserver 10 is now fully compliant with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 the Ghent Workgroup has announced, after perfectly processing all 48 test patches, a critical test for determining quality printing of PDF documents.
Dublin-based Horizon has ordered a third Durst production system as it continues its expansion programme. The company - which is about to open an extension to its head office on the Navan Road where it has been located for the last 26 years - signed up at Fespa Global for a Durst Rho 1312, fully automated with a Smart4 speed advancement tool that improves speed and productivity by 40%. It is also taking new finishing machinery on board.
Manchester-based Astra Signs has printed the graphics for Barcelona FC’s team bus used for the recent UEFA Champions League matches. Covering the entire team bus including the windows, the vehicle wrap was printed onto PVC material from Drytac's Polar range using an HP Latex 570 printer.
Fespa Global Print Expo will return to Munich, Germany in 2021, together with its co-located event for non-printed signage, European Sign Expo. The events will run for four days, from 18 to 21 May 2021.
The Westcoast Group has bought Colourgen. The wide-format print distributor will continue to trade operate as an autonomous business from its offices in Maidenhead and will carry on offering the same portfolio of products and services with the same staff. Jeff Biggs, who founded Colourgen in 1987, is retiring. Managing director Mark Lambert will continue in a management role at Colourgen alongside members of the Westcoast management team.