Finishing World

Finishing World

Large format display print specialist John E Wright has invested in its second Zünd G3 digital cutting system, this time for its Hull operation. The firm installed a G3 system into its Nottingham operation in 2014.

Companies are looking to maximise returns from their investments, obviously. Doing so isn’t just a benefit for the company though; it’s also possibly a big benefit to the client. Despite the drive for returns on investments, when it comes to print technology, it can be easy to rush into making another investment prematurely.

Zünd UK's recent open days with Canon were attended by a special guest – the company's international CEO, Oliver Zünd – who officially opened the digital cutting specialist's St Albans demonstration centre.

Papergraphics has continued to expand its hardware portfolio, this time into the finishing arena with the addition of Zünd’s G3 and S3 cutters.

Following its move into wide format hardware sales, Papergraphics is announcing an exclusive distribution partnership with CWT Worktools to distribute the company’s Flat Bed Applicator and Linear Cutter products to the UK, Holland and Belgium markets.

Northampton based commercial printer Addison Print has installed the UK’s first Valiani automated flatbed cutter from Morgana Systems Ltd.

Digital print business Your Print Solution has invested in a DigiBook 200 PUR binder from Morgana Systems Ltd for the short to medium production runs undertaken at the High Wycombe print firm.

South Yorkshire based John Brailsford Print has invested in a new Matrix Duplex Pneumatic double-sided B2 laminator that can laminate both sides in one pass, thereby halving production time.

Spanish large format print production company Verdú Digital is the first in the region to streamline operations with the Esko Kongsberg C64 multi-functional large format digital finishing system. With an annual production of more than 180.000 m2 of canvas, vinyl and textiles, the company has also invested in several Esko design and workflow software solutions to help better service customers across Europe, including key clients in France, Portugal and Italy.

Wide format digital print company Printdesigns has ordered a second Zünd G3 digital cutter to cope with increasing demand for its expanding range of portable fabric-based display stands.

Vivid Laminating Technologies has announced a new distribution partnership with Connecticut-based DataBind Corporation for the distribution of a number of Vivid’s best-selling laminating systems in the United States.

Based on Medway City Estate in Rochester, Kent, Signs & Imaging (South East) is a family run sign making business producing signage for pretty much everything such as shops and warehouses, petrol stations, shopping centres, building sites, temporary signs and mobile events.

Morgana Systems has added the Italian range of Valiani Mat Pro flatbed automated cutting tables to its UK range of post-press finishing products to meet increasing demand from cut-sheet digital printers who also provide wide format and display printing services.

Canadian manufacturer AXYZ International is best known for its CNC routers which come highly praised by the global sign making community. Now the company has launched a hybrid digital finishing solution that is said to be the most innovative and versatile combined CNC routing and knife-cutting solution currently available.

Fastsigns International has struck an exclusive laminator deal with Kala following an extensive evaluation of the Kala Mistral and has selected it as the company’s laminator of choice. All new UK Fastsigns locations will have a Kala Mistral 1650 with LED lights and antistatic wire in their starting franchise package, supplied and installed by Kala's UK distributor, Colourgen.

Esko is announcing a raft of new Kongsberg tools available for customers. The company says on top of the more than one hundred cutting blades, router bits and accessories, some of the latest tools include a psaligraphy (paper cutting) knife tool, perforation wheel and braille tool. All three tools are available for use on the Kongsberg XN, Kongsberg V and Kongsberg XL Series of digital finishing systems.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Esko Kongsberg, a milestone celebration for the company as it celebrates its evolution from a manufacturer of drafting tables into a global supplier of digital finishing systems.

Xerox has hooked up with Fotoba for the provision of in-line finishing for its IJP 2000 high speed printer to provide what Xerox is calling the industry’s fastest production of full-bleed and multi-up posters, banners and signage.

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