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Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, today announced the launch of a new Trade-In program for the TrueVIS VG Series Printer Cutters.

Based in Four Crosses, The Clever Baggers is a specialist textile printing company founded in 2006 by husband and wife directors Vivian and Louise Lacey-Johnson. Producing a range of high-quality bags, tea towels, tableware, cushion covers and aprons, the company recently acquired a new, larger premises in order keep up with demand. In addition, they purchased a Mimaki CJV150-75 from CMYUK.

Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services is to host the debut of three new products at this year’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 2 – 4 April 2019.

DGSHAPE Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roland DG Corporation and a leading provider of digital fabrication tools, including 3D milling machines, 3D printers, and engraving machines, announced today the launch of its latest decorating solution, the DE-3 desktop engraver.

BCS Group, part of the leading civil engineering and infrastructure specialist Barhale, recently invested in a new Océ Arizona 1269 XT printer and Zünd G3 cutter to increase its production capacity.

The University of Huddersfield’s busy and bustling print room is a unique, creative space that provides students with a collaborative environment within which to explore the potential that inkjet printing offers their design process. The mastermind of Technical Manager Coordinator at the university’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, Stephen Calcutt, the print room houses a Mimaki UJF small format flatbed LED UV printer, a state of the art Mimaki Tx300P-1800 direct to textile printer alongside further small format transfer printers, large format graphics devices, plus binding and other finishing processes.

Wallpaper Ink has installed a second Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 printer, running it 'around the clock' to cater for the ever-increasing demand for bespoke wall murals.

Visitors to the 2018 SGIA Expo will see the advanced technologies that can create their future success from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII). The company is showcasing eight new products for advanced signage and industrial textile production – innovations that expand one of the industry’s leading digital print portfolios. New products include:

Roland DG is delighted to announce launch of the Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8 Colour eco-solvent printer, and confidently states that this game-changing device offers the widest colour gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics. The RF-640 8 Colour is the ideal choice for print service providers looking to stun their clients with jaw-dropping, head-turning, high-impact applications that exceed their clients’ colour expectations. From today the RF-640 8 Colour is available across the EMEA region."

Derwent Displays has hailed as a great success, a customer open-house event at its factory in Derbyshire, UK. The event on 14th September showcased the latest phase of the company’s successful partnership with Fujifilm and the huge range of possibilities provided by its investment in two Inca Digital Onset X platforms in the past two years. In particular, the event highlighted the range of short-run and personalised work that can now be rapidly and reliably turned around without any compromise to quality.

The Sign Shed has installed a Roland DG VersaUV S-Series flatbed printer from supplier printMAX, helping this Yorkshire signage specialist combine the highest quality with a personal touch.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announced its participation in FESPA Africa 2018, where the brand will be represented by their exclusive distributor in Africa, Graphix Supply World (GSW). In line with FESPA’s theme ‘Where Print Takes Off’, the stand aims to inspire visitors and get them on board with Mimaki. FESPA Africa will take place between 12 -14 September at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mimaki’s flagship digital print solutions will be displayed on stand D20-D21 in hall 3.

Sign makers today have to work on a completely different basis compared to just a few years ago. There is more demand for delivery of a top-quality product at a lower price. And delivery needs to be fast.

Hybrid Services, the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for Mimaki has today announced a raft of summer promotions across a broad range of its printers and printer/cutters.

Mantis – a revolutionary multifunctional roller banner with a patent-pending top rail design which gives exhibitors a two-in-one solution – has been launched by Ultima Displays, Europe’s leading one-stop solutions and hardware provider.

Leading online store, Selectequip, has recently refurbished their Wakefield sign company and subsequently been shortlisted for a best small business award. The new showroom-type environment allows business clients to view their capabilities in a comfortable surrounding while also allowing them to hold their own meetings in the new 16-seater boardroom. With strong growth over the last 18 months, Selectequip’s investment in a Mimaki JFX200-2531 and Kongsberg X24 Starter, purchased from CMYUK, has allowed them to keep up with increasing demand.

First Display started off in taxi advertising, but an investment in Roland printing equipment has seen it explore exciting new avenues – despite a lack of printing experience.

The arrival of new equipment is a common scene at the Baker Labels factory in Brentwood. Managing Director Steve Baker continues his quest to invest and expand while encouraging and enthusing staff with printing inspiration. "We just love printing and there is always something new to learn, another technique or some advance in technology that excites us and inspires us. We've got vast experience in our team but have added young, fresh talent in recent months that have lots to learn. Investing in a diverse range of equipment will encourage them to test, trial and hone their skills so we continue to improve what we can offer customers in the future"

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