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Power points for Digital Plus

Leeds-based large format display company Digital Plus is near completing the task of printing and fitting internal graphics and signage for npower’s new office in the north east. The contract, which started in January this year and is now close to completion, rolls out new branding marking the energy company’s tenth anniversary. Digital Plus’ Océ Arizona 350 GT flatbed was used to print most of the work, supported by the company’s Roland six-colour solvent roll printer.

Canon print sample service extended

Sample Print, Canon’s Web-based large-format print sample service, now includes new images from commercial and landscape photographer  Keith Cooper, of Northlight Images. Rob Andrews of Sample Print said: “We were looking for some strong architectural images as well as some interesting black and whites which Keith has been able to provide for us.”

Barbieri announces additional Rip support

Barbieri has announced new additions to the portfolio of Rips supported by its colour management and digital imaging products. The Spectro LFP Series 3 and Spectro Swing Series 2 spectrophotometers can now benefit users of Mimaki, Roland and Agfa printers, as well as those working with Four Pees’ ProofMaster and PrintFactory. Additional support will be implemented in the near future to include CadLink’s Signlab in the wide-format sector, plus Amica’s ColorPrint, Serendipity Software and Inedit’s Nèostampa as well as EskoArtwork’s Color Engine Pilot. 

Contex sees growth

Large-format scanning and imaging solutions company Contex has reported strong growth during the first half of 2010, achieving an increase of almost 40% for both revenue and units sold. Earnings reached more than $3m - higher than the first half of either 2008 or 2009.

Océ celebrates shipment of 2,000th flatbed printer

Océ has now shipped 2,000 Océ Arizona UV flatbed printers. The first system in this series – the Océ Arizona 250 GT printer – was launched in September 2006. It won the Vision Award, given to a manufacturer whose new product has the best chance of positively impacting the digital imaging industry. There are now five models in the range. 

Shiraz updates Focus package

Shiraz Software will bring out an updated version of its Shiraz Focus package at Photokina later in September. The company will demonstrate the versatility of its Rip software for wide-format photographic and fine art output with OEM partners Fujifilm, Innova and Permajet, as well as on the HP stand.

New photo inkjet print media from Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has introduced jetscript IG 2577 and IL 2576 inkjet photo media for applications in the large-format and desktop printing area. They are printable with all common dye-, pigmented- and UltraChrome (K3) inks.

Gerber helps printer customers optimise their kit

To help owners of Solara ion and Gerber CAT UV printers determine which materials will result in optimal results for various applications Gerber has launched a new applications, materials and substrates web portal at www.gspinc.com/applications.

Avery adds to warranty programme

A number of new permutations have been added to the Avery Graphics Integrated Component System (ICS) Performance Guarantee, the company’s warranty programme.

Surge in exhibitors ahead of Sign and Digital UK 2011

Sign and Digital UK has seen an unprecedented surge in exhibitor interest for the 2011 show. Almost double the amount of stand space has been booked for the event compared to this time last year for the 2010 show.

Enfocus announces PitStop Pro 10

October will see the first commercial availability of PitStop Pro 10, a major upgrade to Enfocus’s PDF editing and preflighting application. This latest version offers improved colour management and expanded collaborative working tools. Also, for users in a collaborative working environment with multiple copies of PitStop Pro 10, new PitStop Workgroup Manager allows central management and standardisation of preflight settings, Action Lists, Workspaces etc. This is available with Floating Licenses, where copies of PitStop Pro can be installed on any number of terminals within a local area network, but only a certain number can be used simultaneously. 

EskoArtwork adds full automation with its Kongsberg XP Auto cutting solution

A new version of the XP cutting table has been announced by EskoArtwork. Designated the XP Auto, it incorporates automatic loading and unloading and is designed to complement wide-format digital printers, enabling a full digital production workflow for point-of-sale displays and short-run packaging work. First deliveries are scheduled for Q4 2010. Existing XP installations can be upgraded on-site to the new XP Auto configuration.

GTMS unveils new simple and sustainable eco-hoarding

GTMS is launching Visionply eco-hoarding, a 100% recyclable printable plywood product that is weatherproof and can be used for permanent and temporary installations. Hampshire-based GTMS used 200m2 of Visionply for the first ever Goodwood Vintage Festival that took place in August.

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