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.

Swedish packaging specialist aPak has made a significant investment in Kongsberg digital finishing solutions to automate its production and provide the speed and flexibility demanded by its customers.

With a range of offset and digital Fujifilm is pleased to announce that its Graphics Service team in the UK won the Field Service Team of the Year award at the inaugural European Field Service Awards for the support it has provided to the printing industry, particularly throughout the pandemic.

Since announcing its official partnership with Roland DGA back in May, Skip Barber Racing School, the premier racing and driving school in North America, has been running its new 64-inch Roland DG TrueVIS™ VG2 series printer/cutters virtually non-stop, producing everything from custom wraps for its fleet of 75 racing and instructional cars to personalized decals for program graduates to signs and banners for its promotional events.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the support of the Fujifilm Acuity Ultra R2 Series for CalderaRIP. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals for wide-format production.

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. 

Mimaki, the leading brand of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting plotters, will have their long-missed meeting with the Turkish market at FESPA Eurasia 2021. Mimaki Eurasia will exhibit the new models, as well as other printing and cutting solutions that have gained great popularity in the market, at their booths A20 / B20 / C20 / D20 in Hall 10 at the exhibition to be held at IFM on December, 2-5. Mimaki Eurasia will take part in the exhibition with an eye-catching booth concept coloured with various applications, and will also attract visitors with its exhibition area consisting of printed objects produced by their users.

Surrey-based architectural signage solutions provider Signbox has praised the role its duo of HP Latex 300 Series printers played in an innovative project that helped the company scoop a host of major honours at the 2021 UK Graphics Awards.

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.

French software creator Caldera has announced the release of the latest iteration of its award-winning RIP program, CalderaRIP Version 15, to coincide with the company’s 30th anniversary. On October 21, Caldera users will be able to upgrade their RIP for enhanced performance, increased flexibility and a clutch of new features which will further enable them to meet the challenges of the large-format digital printing industry.

ASTRON group, based in Prague, started as a small studio in 1993. Now, with a 300-strong team, it is a major player in the Central European print market, offering a wide range of products; from magazines and leaflets; to banners, POS, and illuminated and 3D signage. Its customer base covers the public sector, small local businesses, and large national and multinational brands. One area the company highly prides itself on is its high-quality sign making, and in late 2019 it invested in an Onset X3 HS from Fujifilm, with High Five and Dual Flex robotics, to produce exceptional print work in the fastest possible time.

Wide-format solutions specialist Josero has announced it has been appointed as a Vism partner, enabling the long-established equipment reseller to further support its customers’ growth by helping them improve the efficiency of their install operations through using Vism’s software.

With under 300 days to go until The Print Show 2022, organisers have begun preparations for the event, unveiling a new website and media pack for the UK’s leading print exhibition.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the official support of the EFI™ POWER 340 and EFI COLORS 340, with new drivers for CalderaRIP. These new drivers expand the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals for wide-format production.

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.

Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) today announces registration is open for its much-anticipated return to the NEC, Birmingham, with Roland DG, Epson, Premier Paper, Hybrid Services/Mimaki, Hexis, The Magic Touch, Trotec Laser, PrintMAX, William Smith Group 1832, Grafityp, Zund Plotting Systems, Signwaves, Inktec Europe, Perspex Distribution and Your Print Specialists amongst the brands confirmed for the show.

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.

Family-run large-format print specialist Bamboo Creations has invested in a new HP Latex 800W printer to improve its productivity and further enhance its environmental credentials.

Bath-based branding and signage business Freestyle Designs has been established for 14 years, specialising in a range of services from standard shop signage projects to large rebrands, vehicle graphics, wallcoverings and vinyl graphics, and more. Founder and Managing Director Jayson Godridge loves to keep the business moving forward, whether that’s staying up-to-date with the latest technology and investing in new kit, or targeting larger scale, higher volume work. “We knew we weren’t going to be able to achieve that with our current machinery,” explains Jayson.

The Solution House is a leading global business specialising in display and branding. Working from their production facility in Yorkshire, they have over 15 years of experience within the print industry. They are now an international success story with large corporate clients including Google, Mira, Jet2.com and McLaren. The company takes great pride in offering world-class services whilst staying true to their family-run spirit.

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