Drytac, a leading manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, has expanded its high-quality portfolio of printable media solutions with the launch of ViziPrint Deco +, a 50µ (2 mil) optically clear gloss PET film with a permanent acrylic adhesive.

Kernow Coatings, a leading manufacturer of OEM-certified printable digital synthetic papers, appoints Arnoud Mekenkamp as Channel Manager, effective December 01. As Sales Manager for Europe and Asia, his role is to define and implement his strategy to increase European and Asian sales of wide and narrow format materials. He will pay particular attention to managing and developing the sales network for wide and narrow formats in Asia, as well as international business development in other potential business areas. 

THE UNDISPUTED queen of gift wrapping has teamed up with one of the UK’s top digital print platforms to make this festive season extra special.

Hull-based signage manufacturer and installer Sovereign Signs supported leading electrical retailer Currys with a major rebrand by using materials from Soyang Europe to create a wide range of fresh, eye-catching signage.

Make a Mark is a three-year collaboration platform created to accelerate creative and technological innovation in wine and spirits packaging and provide brand owners with a preview of the future packaging design trends. The goal is to stimulate the designers’ creativity with a special focus on luxury and sustainability.

The new HP PageWide XL Pro printers are designed to help your customers expand their business with the ability to print posters at unsurpassed speed and with increased cost savings! No longer just for technical and graphics applications, HP PageWide XL Pro printers increase your customer’s competitive edge with the capacity to print retail, event, trade show posters, and signage at production speed. And, HP has the media that is designed specifically for these poster applications and optimized for the new HP PageWide XL Pro printers.

Texo Trade Services (TTS), the expert in transfer print media and printable textiles, is growing, and internationally too. In order to further optimise its added value, service and quality for existing and potential customers abroad, TTS has recruited Matte van Aalderen (48) as International Sales Manager.

Brisbane-based signage and visual displays company Rapid Displays recently used Drytac Polar Premium Air White self-adhesive vinyl paired with Drytac Weathershield Gloss polymeric PVC laminate to produce an impressive and eye-catching wrap for a huge lorry trailer.

Brett Martin is pleased to announce that Italian thermoforming equipment manufacturer, Cms – a unique supplier of best-in-class machines for plastics processing – has been announced as the latest company to acquire Approved Partner status. Cms has been awarded this accolade following the successful testing of Brett Martin’s Marpet-g FS (PETg) material on its Eidos vacuum forming machine.

Nekoosa recently revamped their ChalkTalk® pressure sensitive chalkboard vinyl. ChalkTalk® is constructed with a 5 mil textured matte black chalkboard vinyl facestock, high-peel removable adhesive and a 90# polycoated paper liner. ChalkTalk® is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, and can be written on with chalk or chalk ink pens.

Commercial fleet and rail wraps are commissioned by their end-users generally against the expectation that the matter which the wrap promotes, branding for example, will be seen and remembered. Some studies suggest that around six-thousand pairs of eyes an hour see a wrap when the fleet asset it covers is going about its business.

Innotech Digital has announced the appointment of three new people to join their team in key areas of the business. The appointments have been made in customer service, finance and sales and will support the company’s continued success and growth in the wide-format digital print market.

Agfa have announced the market launch of its SYNAPS Xerographic Matt (XM) synthetic paper that includes an agent which antagonizes the settlement and growth of bacteria and viruses on its surface.

The holiday season has, and always will be, a hugely important time of the year for print, graphics and sign companies, with the festive season providing a whole range of opportunities for work and business growth.

After months of testing, the R&D team at Weerg - a manufacturing company that offers CNC machining and in-line 3D printing in Italy and abroad - has launched an exclusive new material for additive manufacturing with FDM technology. It is PEEK, an organic thermoplastic polymer with exceptional mechanical properties. A plus that guarantees a performance similar to that of aluminum, making it perfect for metal replacement. PEEK is now available online at weerg.com where, thanks to the versatility of additive manufacturing, it is possible to order 3D prints of complex geometries with an instant quote and delivery in just 3 days.

Falkirk-based print service provider Eventureworks recently used Vista Display ST-117 polyester warp-knitted fabric from Soyang Europe to create a striking printed backdrop for Scottish transitional rock band Skerryvore.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions EMENA has formed a strategic partnership with Organoid Technologies GmbH, and will become the sole distributor of Organoid self-adhesive natural surfaces to the Graphics Industry in Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA). It means that the 100%-natural face materials will be available to the Avery Dennison distribution network from November 2021.

With jetscript® GS 1062, the German specialty paper manufacturer Mitsubishi HiTec Paper is now offering a new coated premium inkjet paper as face-stock material for sophisticated, personalized label applications. 

ILFORD is pleased to announce the launch of three new Canvas products: Due to growing consumer and business demand for a diversified canvas program, ILFORD has developed three canvas surfaces to fit various genres of photography or fine art reproduction. The ILFORD Galerie Décor canvas range meets and exceeds the requirements of décor printers where quality to price ratio is paramount and utilizes the maximum print width of the current printers from Canon, Epson and hp of 60 or 64 inches. To increase productivity with a roll width of 64 inches, the roll length has been increased by 3 m to 18 m. 

When it comes to the sustainability of print and paper, it is important to separate the facts from the myths.

Lecta strives to innovate with its product portfolio as well as in how it communicates and delivers content to its stakeholders. The new version of its corporate site is a reflection of this with updated content, improved access to its product portfolio and an overall improved customer experience.

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