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Ink specialist joins IGS

Ink specialist Shaun Holdom is joining IGS UK as business development manager where he will be concentrating on the demand for compatible formulations used in wide-format printers. 

Drytac expands eco-friendly range with Panda Print

Drytac is offering an eco-friendly canvas-like banner fabric made of natural bamboo fibre. Manufactured in a closed loop process, Panda Print is 99.6% biodegradable and certified to be free of harmful chemicals by the European REACH and Oeko Tex Standard 100 requirements. The bamboo used to make Panda Print is grown on an organically farmed plantation and is not harvested from forests.

New website targets sign makers

Isignstock.com is a new sign maker specific subscription website that aims to provide all sign maker content: providing photography, vinyl ready illustrations, scaled vehicle outlines, vehicle wraps and metallic ready files for the sign industry.

Roland and EFI partner

Roland DG's newest and most popular inkjet printers are now supported by EFI colour management/production software including Print Pack 2 for EFI Colorproof XF and Fiery XF 4.1 Rip.  Roland printers now supported include VersaUV UV-LED printer/cutters, Soljet Pro III XJ and XC, the VersaCamm VP-i and SP-i series, and the VersaArt RS four-colour printers offered as eco-solvent models.

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.

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