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Inca appoints business development manager

Large-format printer manufacturer Inca Digital has appointed Dr Nigel Sherman as its first business development manager. “The sophistication and capabilities of inkjet technology have evolved very quickly and with Dr Sherman on board we are in a strong position to evaluate and take advantage of these new opportunities to further grow the business," said Inca CEO Dr Linda Bell. "He has the right mix of skills and experience to spearhead the company's commercial expansion into new areas.”


Business Link sponsors free seminars on website design and social networks

As part of Business Link’s ‘Digital Future: Grow your Business Online’ two free seminars will take place in London during September on taking a creative approach to Web design and using social networks. The event is aimed at business owners with five or more employees who are looking to grow business through an online strategy.

Cestrian takes UK’s first HP TJ8550

Cestrian Imaging has bought the UK’s first HP TJ8550 UV large-format printer to provide VDP for point-of-sale work. Directors Phill Reynolds and Paul Whitehurst and were won over by the supplier’s claim that the new machine, printing at speeds of up to 480 m²/hr, will help consolidate its position as one of the UK’s leading retail specialists. They are convinced that the machine’s use of high-intensity inks to produce vibrant high resolution collateral with selective gloss areas, coupled with its ability to print on a wide range of environmentally friendly substrates (including PP and PE), will tick all the boxes for retailers and provide a competitive edge.

Roland extends metallic ink printer range

On the back of its VersaCamm VS-640 metallic and white ink capable print-and-cut inkjet machine launched in February Roland DG (UK) has now added three smaller versions. The company has also introduced the VersaUV LEC-540, a 1.37m version of its VersaUV LEC-330 roll- and sheet-fed UV-curable print-and-cut solution.

ArtSystems to host HP Scitex applications days

Following a first round of HP Scitex reseller open days in July and August ArtSystems is to hold a series of HP Scitex LX800 applications days planned for 21, 22 and 23 of September.

ADS adds PVC-free banner material to its EcoPure range

Amari Digital Supplies has introduced an eco-friendly banner-grade material called Recytex F330. The material is 100 percent PVC-free and 100 percent recyclable in accordance with the international recycling Code 5.

Roland and GMG partner to enable mockup creation

A GMG printer driver for Roland’s VersaUV LEC-330 UV-LED inkjet printer/cutter allows the fast creation of mockups and small batch production of packaging and labelling. 

Undervalued properties preventing bank lending to small firms

The Forum of Private Business is warning that banks are often under-valuing properties when considering them as security for business loans, the result being that SMEs are either forced to stomach unfairly high interest rates on credit – or are denied loans altogether.

Look beyond what you already know at Mactac Open Week

The forthcoming Mactac Open Week aims to “encourage people to look beyond what they already know” with new products and applications. The ‘space’ themed event, which will take place the week starting 27 September at Mactac's offices in Northampton, will host live demonstrations on ‘how to’ and ‘where to’ use new Mactac products, with hands on instructions for those who want it. Attendance is by invitation only so if you wish to go along contact your local Mactac distributor or call Mactac UK on 01604 644697.  

Take a closer look

Hove-based Budgeprint is no stranger to vehicle wraps having produced them for some of the biggest and highest profile fleets but company’s recent work for specialist banker Investec is really turning heads.

Metamark gets new MD

Metamark has appointed Paul Hewitt as managing director with the intention of freeing up previous MD Mike Stuart to concentrate on development strategies alongside chairman Mark Bateson.

IGS launches Elements Finance

IGS UK has announced Elements Finance, an integrated finance package for those looking to buy its Elements range of environmentally friendly printers, software, inks and materials. Underwritten by an industry financing specialist, a package can be tailored to your needs via a variety of leasing, purchasing or contract hire options. Elements Finance is tailored to enable you to buy an entire solution with payment terms that means the system pays for itself with the income and cost savings it generates.

Economical way to change huge graphics regularly

Fairfield Displays and Lighting has brought out an easy-to-use electronic banner changing system designed to be used with ceiling heights up to 14m. At the click of the remote control the Eco-graphic system can bring down graphics up to 4m wide x 14m in length. The banner slides off a rail and a new one can be loaded by a single person in a few minutes.

Amazon OSL adds two new products to its outdoor POS portfolio

Amazon OSL has added two new products to its outdoor POS media range from Sihl diatec group, PolySol roll-up film 180 satin and PolySol pop-up film 310 satin. Both products are suitable for hot and cold lamination and Diatec maintain that due to the gray backside on each film the opacity reaches up to 99.9 percent.

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