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Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has won two Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The accolades for the Delta WT 250 and Rhotex 325 have been announced after Durst successfully demonstrated large-format and software capabilities, including the P5 Series with the flagship P5 250 HS machine.

The Bigger Printing Company was thrilled to be chosen to be the UK representation in a ground-breaking international print project with Océ-Technologies and Canon, titled ‘#Wallcovering Challenge’. America, Canada, Japan and Australia are also each represented in this exciting project, by one large format print company from each country.

One year of Weerg

October 25, 2018

2018 for Weerg.com - the platform that offers CNC and 3D online works totally Made in Italy - was marked by dynamism, the strengthening of production capacity, important investments in cutting-edge technologies and prestigious certifications. An exponential growth in Industry 4.0 that will see a further step in the imminent move to the new automated headquarters of Gardigiano. "Innovating is part of our DNA", says Matteo Rigamonti, CEO and founder of Weerg, a new formula developed by applying the business model of pure e-commerce to the mature mechanical market. The platform offers for free an exclusive online quotation service in real time, in addition to the advantages of certain delivery times starting from 3 days, high quality standards thanks to advanced production systems, all at extremely competitive costs.

At this year’s SGIA Expo 2018, October 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Durst showcased their leading-edge technology with two new platforms and software solutions, designed to automate and streamline today’s print businesses. Durst featured the award winning P5 250 HS printing platform and new Rho 512R wide-format roll printer with new LED technology all three days of the show. Durst also unveiled their professional services software, MAPS (Multi Application Platform & Solutions) and LiftERP, an ERP built by a printer for a printer.

In a comprehensive laboratory evaluation, Roland DG’s TrueVIS VG series wide-format printer/cutters won two prestigious Buyers Lab awards, including Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco Solvent/Latex 54″/64″ Printer (7-Color) and Outstanding High Production CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer (Dual CMYK). Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of testing and analysis for the document imaging industry.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement to expand to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands, and Gibraltar. Chris Kirby, an existing FASTSIGNS franchisee, will develop a minimum of 10 locations, specifically targeting initial development in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Milaga.

In the last week of September, the construction of the new Océ headquarters has begun by starting the foundation work. The preparations for this work started in April this year by making the land on which the new Océ headquarters will be built ready for construction.

Offering intelligently designed, off-the-shelf sign and display solutions, from Fire Exit signs, to NFC Smart Stickers to LED-illuminated restroom signs and everything in between, Signbox's new eshop is easy to browse and offers rapid delivery on a huge range of stocked products.

In a comprehensive laboratory evaluation, Roland DG’s TrueVIS™ VG series wide-format printer/cutters won two prestigious Buyers Lab awards, including Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco Solvent/Latex 54″/64″ Printer (7-Color) and Outstanding High Production CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer (Dual CMYK). Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing and analysis for the document imaging industry, selected only the TrueVIS VG-640 and VG-540, from all contenders globally, for recognition in its two categories.

Agfa Graphics is helping SpeedPro Imaging, a national printing and graphics franchise, establish itself as the leader in large-format printing. For these efforts, SpeedPro just named Agfa Graphics a Preferred Partner.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) honored excellence in student printing at the 2018 SGIA Expo, awarding winners of the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition. This year’s Best of Show winners are Gabi Huben from Careerline Tech (secondary) and Jose Revueltas from Pasadena City College (post-secondary).

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) recognized the best printing in the industry at the 2018 SGIA Expo today, presenting winners of this year’s Golden Image Competition. From hundreds of entries in over 50 categories, a select few received gold, silver and bronze ribbons, and from them came the Best of Show winners.

Three UK companies, involved in different aspects of screen printing, have joined forces to make their knowledge and experience available to companies using the process in their production.

The Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) inducted its newest members — Alan Howe of SAATI Americas and Graeme Richardson–Locke of FESPA — on October 19 at the 2018 SGIA Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Imaginators have gained a four ISO accreditation from Alcumus, the leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in business management, environmental management and health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

CMYUK is delighted to announce that Tim Boore has joined their expanding organisation as Digital Sales Consultant. Tim’s knowledge and experience in digital print production is unrivalled in the industry, leveraging his extensive skills gained during 19 years at Image Factory, where as Head of Digital Technologies, he was responsible for converting all of their analogue screen printing lines over to digital. He is well-known for his creative, structural design and process implementation skills with industry-leading software and automation tools.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce its 2018–2019 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Thomas Cooper of WestRock Merchandising Displays. Cooper was appointed along with First Vice Chairman Scott Crosby of Holland & Crosby Limited and Second Vice Chairman Christopher Bernat of Vapor Apparel/Source Substrates LLC.

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will reveal the results of its recently launched World of Wallcovering Challenge during the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s 2018 (SGIA) Expo (October 18 – 20, 2018) at booth #2037. The World of Wallcovering Challenge was an experience that allowed Canon customers around the world to test the color-matching capabilities and color consistency when printing wallcoverings on the Océ Colorado 1640 wide format printer.

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