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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.

Roland DG simplifies the route to wide-format for commercial print sector

Roland DG has developed a microsite (www.rolanddg.co.uk/RCM17) explaining the benefits of wide-format inkjet production to the commercial print sector. “These companies already have the production skills; now we can help them make the transition into all areas of short-run digital output, including colour matched proofing, labels and packaging prototyping, as well as signs, displays, point-of-sale and a wealth of additional innovative applications," said Brett Newman, Roland DG (UK) technical director.

Screen runs Widescreen 2010 Premiere to show off the best in large-format print

Screen has announced Widescreen 2010 Premiere, a free and open event taking part at its headquarters in Milton Keynes on 30 November to 2 December 2010 to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of high-value large-format applications.

Sign and Digital UK launches new look website

The new Sign and Digital UK website is now live and includes the latest booked exhibitor list and information on what to see and do while you are there. The site incorporates the new ‘Lines of Enquiry’ branding throughout, which is all about Sign and Digital UK connecting people with the right solutions, partners, networks to do business in 2011.

Packaging and labels firm buys Roland VersaUV LEC-330

Exeter labels and packaging specialist James Townsend has relaunched its in-house prepress department as a separate reprographics company called Think Repro. It has also installed a Roland VersaUV LEC-330 which, linked to its GMG colour management workflow, enables it to offer colour accurate proofs on any substrate.

AXYZ router helps boost productivity at Think BDW

An AXYZ 4010 CNC router, incorporating a combined AXYZ ICS (Intelligent Cutting System) and oscillating knife, is helping boost productivity at ThinkBDW, one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated sign and display solutions to the house building industry.

GPT moves to Reading

After nearly three years operating within a serviced office environment in Slough, Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) has moved into its own home – 418m2 of offices, warehousing and demonstration facilities on the Sutton Business Park in Earley, near Reading. 

Mutoh brings out Viper TX Professional

At the recent Viscom Italy 2010 Mutoh Belgium introduced a digital direct-to-fabric production printer with a moving adhesive belt system, called Viper TX Professional. The heavy-duty piezo drop-on-demand inkjet printer has been purpose-built for direct printing onto stretchable, knitted, woven and open structure fabrics, such as PES flag, cotton, nylon, lycra, silk, poplin, etc. and is targeted at sample creation and production runs of customised and personalised fabrics, home decoration fabrics, sportswear, swimwear, etc.

Small firms pay more than bigger brothers as average earnings

Average earnings across the print sector have declined by 11.5% according to the findings of the BPIF’s Manpower Survey report, reflecting a dramatic reduction in overtime hours and decrease in shift payments. The report also highlighted that average basic wages in companies with less than 25 people are greater than those in companies with 25 or more. According to the survey this suggests that smaller companies need to pay a higher basic rate as they often don't offer as much overtime.

Online trade poster print service from Wirralco

Trade only print company Wirralco has launched an online order system covering all sorts of print, including large-format posters, though it will be the New Year before that part of the site is fully operational.

Zund UK revamped website offers consumables webshop 

Zund has a new website to better reflect the range of industries using its products and to provide an online consumables ordering facility.

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