Finishing World

Swanline Paper & Board, the recently launched materials division of Swanline Print Ltd, has installed a Kongsberg C24 cutting table from Esko, featuring multi-zone operation and robotic loading and unloading.

Quality Print Services (QPS) has added Easymount laminators to its range along with the Vivid Boss range of wide-format pressure-sensitive laminating films following its appointment as a reseller for Vivid Technologies.

Dönitz Displays & Verpackunge, based in Scheeßel, Germany, has invested in a Kongsberg XN22 cutting system from Esko in order to be more responsive to customer requirements for fast turnaround display prototypes and small series production. The machine replaces a 15-year-old cutting system from another manufacturer that had passed its technical peak.

Canon Europe demonstrated an interesting new prototype workflow automation solution – provisionally named ‘View & Cut' – at Drupa 2016 in conjunction with Zünd to further automate the finishing of printed output from Canon wide format printers on the Océ ProCut G3 and Zünd S3 flatbed devices.

Point-of-sale specialist Wilmot-Budgen has upgraded to the latest Zünd D3 digital cutting table following its launch at Drupa.

Insight Print Media Limited has expanded into new premises along with a raft of new wide format printing and finishing equipment including a new Zünd G3 L2500 digital cutting table.

Nottingham-based display company Practical Minds has invested in a Versa Tech flatbed cutter from UK manufacturer Blackman & White. The move brings wide format print finishing in-house that was previously handled by outside suppliers.

Mutoh has announced that it has just entered into a distribution agreement with Summa Europe, a Belgian manufacturer of vinyl and contour cutting plotters and flatbed cutters.

Esko is heading to Drupa with a brace of new launches designed to give print, display and packaging companies the tools to get the absolute most out of their equipment, their workflows and their staff.

NorthPoint Studios, one of the Baltimore/Washington area’s most prominent sign and display printers, has installed a VersaTech 1.6m X 3.2m (5’ X 10’) laser/cutter/router supplied by Milwaukee-based MCT Digital Inc. The U.S. partner of Blackman & White.

Vivid Laminating Technologies is looking forward to Drupa following a highly successful outing at Sign & Digital UK where the company took a record number of leads. The company says it plans to introduce two new additions to its Matrix range at Drupa, alongside a new wide format foiling laminator and a range of special effect foils.

A new Fastsigns Oxford North franchise has opened, and interestingly the team that will be managing the new franchise is part of school photography, creative design and marketing group Ward-Hendry Ltd.

UK based Blackman & White designs and builds specialist digital cutting machines for businesses across the world, and its U.S. partner, Milwaukee based MCT Digital, has supplied Atlanta based The Color Spot with an MCT VersaTech 3.2 M X 3.2 M laser/router/cutter to offer digital finishing services across the region, in addition to its print capabilities.

swissQprint says it plans to launch a handling robot at Drupa. The company says its handling robot for loading and unloading rigid media from large format printers eliminates manual work and makes unattended production possible.

Wide format printing equipment dealer Josero has secured an exclusive dealership with Prague based COMAGRAV for its COMAGRAV DIGI automated flatbed cutting table in the UK and Ireland. The cutting table will make its British debut at Sign & Digital UK.

Caldera says its V10 RIP suite is now fully integrated with the full range of wide-format print finishing equipment from the French manufacturer Kala. Owners of Kala laminators and cutters can, by using the Caldera RIP with the Trim-O-Matik module, exploit the full capability of their machinery.

The first UK installation of the recently launched hybrid AXYZ Trident integrated digital print finishing system has taken place at Hampshire based Key2 Group.

Following its impressive debut at last year’s Sign & Digital UK show, specialist British large format finishing manufacturer Blackman & White is returning once more to showcase its range of UK manufactured flatbed cutters, routers and laser cutters at Sign and Digital UK this month.

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