PrintFactory 4.1 introduces JDF compliancy, VDP handling and shape nestingFour Pees, distributor of the PrintFactory software suite for banner, sign and superwide-format printing, has announced the immediate availability of PrintFactory 4.1, one of the first software suites to extensively support JDF.
London Graphic Systems buys TPILondon Graphic Systems (LGS) has bought out London-based Turning Point Integration (TPI), provider of pre-media workflow software Dalim, and digital asset management software Xinet. Personnel from TPI will join LGS in Covent Garden and together will provide a complete workflow and colour management solution.
The Rip buys HP Designjet Z6200Newcastle-based large-format digital printer The Rip has placed the first UK order for the new HP Designjet Z6200 printer. Delivery and installation of the new 60in model takes place this month.
Hybrid announces Mimaki FineCut 8.0 cutting softwareFineCut 8.0, the latest version of Mimaki’s plug-in cutting software, is compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS5 (on Mac and PC) and CorelDraw X5 on PC, adding sign-making functionality to popular industry standard software applications.
New suppliers boost growth in inkjet market shows Pira reportGlobally the inkjet market is growing strongly as increasing numbers of print suppliers and label converters move into the market. In the period to 2015 a CAGR of 10.3% by value and 10.9% by print volume is expected according to a new study from Pira International. The organisation said the total inkjet print market in 2009 was $26.8 billion and predicts that by 2015 the market will be worth $46.5billion.
Fespa board members recognised for commitment to wide-format printing
Michel Caza and Ricardo Rodríguez Delgado, members of the Fespa board of directors, have each been honoured with independent industry awards acknowledging the strong and continuing commitment they have demonstrated to the screen and digital printing technologies over a combined 83 years.
PrintIt! winner 2010 sees the future via Canon prize
As PrintIt! Scotland gears up for its inaugural awards ceremony (which will take place on 12 November 2010), Daniel Smith, PrintIt! 2010 winner from St Ives School in Cornwall was given a unique trip to see the next generation of print and imaging technologies at Canon Expo in Paris. He and his teacher were treated to the all expenses paid trip courtesy of Canon UK.
Josero website to offer more
Josero, the sole distributor of Triangle inks in the UK and Ireland, has a new website aimed at providing professional advice on inkjet products as well as the Josero dealer network.
Be one of the first to see the HP Designjet Z6200
If you want to see the HP Designjet Z6200 up close you have a chance to do just that on 16, 17 or 30 November at a choice of two ‘Colour Wide Experience’s’ being hosted by CWE Solutions. Live demonstrations will take place throughout, with the focus on different media, speed and ease of operation. A team of HP experts will be running workshops during each day on how the new printer can benefit your business.
530 layered metallic files now live on isignstock.com
A library of 530 metallic ready files is now live for download from isignstock.com. All of the metallic files are included in the complete annual subscription, which offers 50 file downloads per week for an annual cost of £295.
Xennia launches metallic ink for graphics and packaging
Xennia has brought out XenInx Onyx metallic ink for use in digital print applications including graphics, packaging, labeling and product decoration. The ink, which can be used in combination with XenInx Diamond or XenInx Alexandrite CMYK inks to produce a coloured metallic appearance, work with a range of piezo printheads, and is recommended for use with Xennia printing systems and XenJet inkjet modules using Xennia’s proprietary recirculating inkjet technology.
Ipex World online portal launched
Ipex organiser IIR has launched Ipex World as on online networking and resource portal built on the information generated by the Ipex exhibition.
Antalis launch 100% recyclable retail hanging signage
Antalis McNaughton’s Sign and Display division has launched Antacote Lite, a 100% recyclable retail hanging signage solution that is 100% recyclable and PEFC accredited.