Oc? supports environmental research initiative Verdigris
Oc? has joined Verdigris, the not-for-profit print environmental research initiative, as a 'Founder' supporter. It joins Agfa, Canon Europe, Digital Dots, Drupa, Fujifilm, HP, Kodak, Unity Publishing, Ricoh and Screen in their support for the global project.
Following the success of its first HP Scitex XP2300 printer, Gardners is planning to invest in at least five more machines. The Cardiff-based company, which was one of the first in the world to install the 3.2m UV roll-to-roll printer, has seen massive productivity increases and slashed ink consumption with the printer which also allows Gardners to meet its objective of printing UV onto more environmentally friendly media than PVC.
Colourgen is launching a trade-up promotion for the Seiko II ColorPainter V-64S eco-solvent printer. Anybody with a 42in+ solvent printer or any 42in+ printer from Epson, Encad or Kodak can trade-up to the new ColorPainter V-64S and claim a ?1,500 discount on the new printer if they buy before 30 September 2009.
Duplo International is holding its digital printfinishing event Duplo London Calling at the Docklands Hilton Hotel on the 22 - 23 September. Alongside Duplo will be finishing partners Renz, Vivid Laminating Technologies and Kern.
Melville Graphics, part of Melville Exhibition and Event Services which prints and provides display services to the exhibition industry, has taken an important step in underlining its green credentials by deciding to use the services of ALD Industry for disp osal of its PVC banner material - both reinforced and unreinforced.
Seal Graphics launches 100micron gloss vinyl for eco-solvent and UV-curable inks
Building on the success of its 80micron film Seal Graphics has now brought out a 100micron white, monomeric vinyl suitable for use with eco-solvent, solvent and UV-curable inks with a gloss finish and a permanent transparent adhesive.
Autosigns, well known for its point-of-sale (POS) products for the automotive market, has been brought by former employee Steve Ball two months after it went into administration. Ball, who is also managing director of Leicestershire-based POS design and manufacturing services company Proaction i-d, has bought the Autosigns name and assets. Having joined Autosigns as an apprentice in 1987, Ball has already re-employed some of the key members of the staff who were responsible for its former success.
School has just got a lot more colourful for students at Pudsey Grangefield School, Leeds, where the interior walls have been given a high impact new look with the help of super-sized graphic wall coverings. Inspirational images have been used to create the full-colour wall murals produced by large-format printer Digital Plus.
The QuarkXPress 8.1 updater, which is now available for free download from the Quark website to existing QuarkXPress 8 users, significantly improves PDF output capabilities. It introduces a 'Native Transparency' mode for creating PDFs which can offer designers faster and more flexible PDF output support and provide greater control over their workflow process.
Epson has cut the price of its 64in Stylus Pro 11880 and Stylus Pro GS6000 printers. The new RRP for the Stylus Pro 11880 is ?8,995 (was ?9,995) and the Stylus Pro GS6000 is now ?18,995 (was ?22,995). Up until 31 December Epson is also offering a half price warranty on the Stylus Pro GS6000. The offer extends the standard one-year warranty to three years for ?3,600. As well as receiving a set of printheads per year, users will benefit from an annual health check, where an engineer will visit the site to check over the machine and make any relevant adjustments and perform any necessary maintenance.
HP has confirmed that it will launch a large-format printer "that will drive change in the industry and allow PSPs to differentiate themselves" at Viscom in Dusseldorf. The company would not disclose further information, but the machine will be on its stand at the show, which runs from 1 - 3 October.