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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.

Zünd UK took an official order for a G3 digital cutting system on the first morning of Sign and Digital UK, which took place at Birmingham's NEC last month. The company showcased its digital cutting equipment at Sign and Digital UK 2015 as a guest on the stands of its authorised distributors i-Sub Digital, Canon and CMYUK.

Fastsigns of Vancouver has recently invested in a new Esko Kongsberg V finishing table, bringing in-house many of the cutting and routing tasks it once had to subcontract to complete.

Vivid Laminating Technologies launched an entirely new product line at this year’s Sign & Digital UK show.

Finishing specialist Blackman & White will showcase what it describes as the ‘best of British’ at Sign & Digital UK 2015, with the first UK exhibition appearance of its new Versa-Tech cutter.

SMGG has expanded its cutting solutions line with the addition of the £55k Colex Sharpcut machine.

As part of an overall £1m investment strategy, Kent based Speedscreen has added a fully-featured super-wide Kongsberg C digital finishing system to its finishing department.

Mimaki has announced the launch of the CFL-605RT compact flatbed cutting plotter which offers both creasing and cutting capabilities and enables the creation and delivery of high quality, cost-effective output. The new CFL-605RT is designed with Mimaki’s established technology to support immediate finishing of packaging and prototypes with multiple functions.

Canon, CYMUK and i-Sub Digital will each be supporting Zünd at Sign & Digital UK this year to show visitors how digital cutting systems can be used as part of a fast, efficient printing workflow.

Northants-based FTC UK, specialist manufacturers and suppliers of wide format cutters, coatings and coaters, is celebrating extensive sales of its Trimalco range of cutters following its appearance at C!Print 2014 in Madrid last year.

Bit & Blade has opened its doors in response to growing UK demand for the fast and efficient supply of consumables, offering support and service for those using Kongsberg digital cutting tables.

Zünd UK says it will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations (February 25th and 26th 2015) with an emphasis on user-friendly automation.

In a bid to offer customers an end-to-end sign and display printing solution Agfa is entering the print finishing arena with Acorta, an automatic cutting and finishing plotter to enable sign and display printers turn a wide variety of printed rigid and flexible sheet media into finished decoration, containers, banners etc.

Zünd digital cutting solutions says that 2014 was a record year for machine sales, with a 35% increase compared to 2013. Sales were strong across all markets, from sign and display to packaging, from automotive to aerospace, and from leather to special applications.

Iraci Visual Media (Iraci visuelle Medien GmbH), based in Neu-Ulm, Germany, which specialises in extra-large graphic display printing applications such as building wraps and interior displays, has invested in a 5m by 11m flatbed MasterCut from UK based Blackman & White.

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