“Firsts” can be intimidating, especially as a business owner. The unknowns, the risks, and the uncertainties around being the first often prevent businesses from taking a chance and trying something new. However, the reward of being first is usually worth the risk. History is made by firsts. This is why when it came time to invest in new equipment, Pinnacle Custom Signs made a decision based in confidence, and invested in the first Vanguard VK3220T-HS.

Mimaki Europe, the leading manufacturer of inkjet printing and cutting technologies, is set to bring the very latest in UV print technology, including brand new products, to FESPA Global Print Expo 2024 (19th-22nd March 2024). As FESPA’s official UV Excellence Partner, Mimaki will present some of its most advanced, energy-efficient UV solutions at the centre of its stand (Stand F10, Hall 12) and at its own Experience Centre, just 10 minutes away from the show grounds.

Thermoplastic manufacturing specialists, Structure-flex, have announced a significant investment in new equipment to once again boost capabilities and capacity as they look forward to another busy year.

Wallcoverings specialist Newmor has installed a Mimaki UCJV300-160 UV LED integrated printer/cutter from CMYUK. A new addition to the company’s existing fleet of Mimaki printers, the UCJV300-160 enables the business to further increase volume output and offer faster customer response times.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., today announced the EFI™ VUTEk® h3+ and VUTEk h5+ hybrid flatbed/roll-fed LED printer series with enhanced printing and media handling capabilities. The VUTEk h+ series is a re-engineered and refined version of the high-volume, superwide-format hybrid VUTEk h series platform. The enhancements made for the VUTEk h+ series offer improved productivity, print quality, reliability, capability, and profits.

Durst Group, the world's leading manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, has engaged the renowned South Tyrolean artist Klaus Pobitzer as "Artist in Residence 2024". The artist will be inspired by the Durst Group headquarters in Brixen to create artistic works inside and outside the venue. One of the first fruits of the collaboration is the installation "Inside-Out". This focuses on Durst Group employees, whom the artist shows in large-format individual and group portraits, as well as technical details of the printing systems produced. Following the exhibition, the hundreds of square meters of installations on the façade of the Durst headquarters will be processed into recycled bags and auctioned off as unique pieces for a good cause.

A newly established group dedicated to inspiring the next generation by bridging the gap between education and the dynamic world of printing has announced its launch. With a mission to cultivate a passion for entering the printing industry among young minds, the group of volunteers will deliver engaging events held at printing facilities across the UK welcoming groups of students from local schools and universities.

Onward Display has upgraded its in-house soft signage and textile printing capabilities with the investment of an EFI Pro 30h UV LED 3.2m wide hybrid printer from CMYUK.

Bulldog Display describes itself as an ‘Event Production’ company, which places it at the most challenging and varied end of the sign and display industry. Almost all its work is for short-term use, sometimes for exhibitions, but more often for major corporate product launches and temporary retail ‘takeovers.’ Recent examples include the construction of a 6-metre high advent calendar shaped like a rocket and a giant replica of a drink can.

Vanguard Europe has announced its presence at FESPA Global in Amsterdam, where it will share a booth with its strategic partner, Pixia BV from 19-22 March 2024.

Founded by Managing Director Alex McGrath in 2008, Prosigns in Glasgow was initially established to serve the signage needs of leading UK home construction companies. Since then, Prosigns has continued to grow exponentially in the housebuilder market, bringing on a range of leading housebuilders and expanding its regional reach. “It's traditionally flagpoles, V boards, monoliths, fascia boards, some internal graphics,” explains Alex. “We also do a lot of health and safety signage for the production side. There's a whole gamut of signage required by the housebuilding industry.”

PrintFactory, a leading provider of comprehensive software solutions for the printing industry is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Liyu UK. This collaboration aims to provide customers with the best software solution paired with the exceptional Liyu Platinum printers.

3 Sixty has cemented its strong and long-term relationship with Durst Group after another key investment in its market-leading technology, this time the Durst P5 350 HS 3.5 meter LED hybrid printing system.

Standbuilder has upgraded its capabilities by installing the EFI Pro 30h UV LED hybrid printer from CMYUK, replacing its previous EFI VUTEk QS3 Pro 3.2m printer. This move to next-generation technology aims to enhance productivity and reduce operational costs.

Aztec Presentations has purchased an EFI Pro 32r+ UV LED roll-to-roll printer. This purchase marks the fourth piece of EFI equipment that the business has purchased from CMYUK, and it will sit alongside its EFI VUTEk h3 UV LED hybrid platform that was installed back in January 2020.

Soyang Europe, the leading manufacturer and distributor of digitally printable wide-format and superwide-format media and surface coverings, and a supplier of leading-edge print production solutions through Soyang Hardware, is delighted to announce it will exhibit on stand G10 at Sign & Digital UK 2024.

Sign & Digital UK has announced that the International Sign Association (ISA-UK) Explains Lounge will return in 2024. Now in its third year, the Explain Lounge will host a series of presentations and panel discussions designed to inform and educate visitors to the show on the latest developments, trends and innovations and how they will impact the large format printing, sign-making and visual communications industry over the coming year.

Retail marketing specialist The Valley Group has installed two swissQprint Kudu flatbed printers, ensuring the business continues to provide clients with the latest in exceptional Free Standing Display Units (FSDU).

Roland DG, a leading global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, proudly introduces two cutting-edge products to its esteemed VersaSTUDIO series. The BD-8, marking the debut of a flatbed UV printer in the VersaSTUDIO series, and the BY-20 featuring Roland DG's advanced Direct-To-Film (DTF transfer) ink technology, catering to a wide spectrum of clientele within the apparel goods market.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., today reported that American Image, a producer of signs, display graphics, and award products located in Bergenfield, New Jersey, has acquired an EFI™ Pro 30f wide-format LED flatbed printer. Prior to acquiring the Pro 30f flatbed, the American Image production printing fleet consisted of 11 wide-format printers, including eight small flatbeds. Adding the Pro 30f printer to the mix increased the company’s production capacity by 30%, significantly improving their time to market, important in a competitive environment.

Roland DG , a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, continues to push the boundaries of printing innovation with two innovative launches - VersaOBJECT MO-240 and PrintAutoMate, aimed at providing error-free print flows and increased productivity in UV printing.

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