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Here at Roland DG, one of the perks of the job is getting an exclusive look into the lives of Roland users. Sometimes we’re even lucky enough to play a more major part in their stories. Such was the case when Renault Sport Formula One™ Team asked us to help them out with our favourite kind of challenge – a burger-related challenge!

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, announces the launch of the ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab combination counter mat solution. Having been previewed successfully at recent trade shows, the products are now available globally.

Having softly introduced a new color scheme at SGIA recently, SAi has officially switched from its familiar red to a vibrant purple branding.

FloriColor, based in Porto, has become the first Portuguese printer to invest in Fujifilm’s flagship Jet Press B2 inkjet press, and one of the first printers anywhere in Europe to invest in the brand new, third generation Jet Press 750S. The press will be installed in January 2019.

ASLAN, the German developer, manufacturer and marketer known as a specialist in self-adhesive films, expands its portfolio of special effect films: as of now, the new MetalLux ASLAN SE 50 in champagne and platinum are available. The noble shades impress by their elegant appearance, are trendy and timeless at the same time.

As the print market continues its steady trend towards digital, the need to be able to accurately print spot and brand colours on digital presses is becoming ever-more important. Traditionally in offset printing, additional spot colours are used to complement CMYK ink sets in order to more accurately print clearly defined brand colours, something that is not always practical, or even possible, with digital presses.

Originally founded as a copy shop near Hamburg University in the early 1980s, Mediadruckwerk is now a major full service print business employing 60 people and producing a huge range of quality products, from postcards and greetings cards, to brochures, calendars, posters, stationery, packaging, annual reports and high quality short run books. Offering an end-to-end service, the company’s capabilities include sheet-fed offset, digital print technologies and web-2-print as well as various finishing systems, graphic design and logistics. Operating out of a 3,500 square metre facility, the company is currently making a major investment in its future, building an additional new 2,000 square metre hall, which will house all of its existing digital print equipment as well as a brand new Fujifilm Jet Press 750S, which will be installed in early 2019.

Colour Graphics was founded in 1980 by Steve Birch as a home-based curtain making business. Since then it has seen great transformation and is now a digital print operation with a yearly turnover of £1.5m. A family-run business, the company has always kept a close eye on the latest digital print technology and recently invested in a FabriVu 340 with Klieverik calendar, purchased from CMYUK. The 3.4m-wide FabriVu replaces an older Mtex 5032 Pro, and the company has seen immediate benefits in flexibility, speed and range.

Tipsy Elves – the online retailer of ugly Christmas sweaters with a humorous twist – not only gained national media attention when it was featured in December 2013 on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank” but a financial infusion from “Shark” investor Robert Herjavec.

Durst and Indian partner Printronics will present the successful Tau 330 RSC high speed, UV inkjet label press and the new OMET XJet – powered by Durst – digital-flexo hybrid press on its Booth N18 at Labelexpo India in Delhi from 22-25 November.

International Expo Consults LLC (IEC) part of Falak Holding, announced that the much awaited ‘Wall of Fame’ competition will once again be a destination for some interesting creative masterpieces during the SGI Dubai 2019 show. SGI Dubai 2019 is the largest printing, signage and imaging exhibition in the Middle East, bringing together key stakeholders of the industry on a single platform. Participants in the 3rd edition of the ‘Wall of Fame’ competition will be showcasing their most creative pieces of artwork or printing that they have worked on during the 2018 calendar year.

Esko announced that Mattias Byström has been appointed President, effective January 1, 2019. Byström succeeds Udo Panenka, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.

Fujifilm today announces its third generation B2 inkjet press, the Jet Press 750S. With higher productivity of 3,600 B2 sheets per hour, and a range of other changes which further improve the already impressive up-time, versatility, colour capability and quality, the Jet Press 750S is now the fastest, full colour, B2 sheet-fed digital press on the market.

Lest We Forget Featured

14 Nov 2018

As we mark the 100 year anniversary of the WWI Armistice, Signs Express (York) were privileged to work with Whitkirk Waste Solutions Ltd on their wonderful vehicle graphics in support of Help For Heroes.
Staff at Whitkirk’s have chosen Help For Heroes as their Charity of the Year for 2019 so decided to decorate one of their livery on a new Mercedes tractor unit and vacuum tanker in honour of the marking the centenary of the end of World War I.

Agfa Graphics Jeti Tauro H3300 LED took home gold at the 2018 Canadian Printing Awards in the Wide Format category. The hybrid UV inkjet LED system, produced in Canada, offers a combination of vivid six-color prints (plus white or primer) up to 3.2 meters wide at speeds up to 453 m2/hr (4,876 ft2/hr) with cutting-edge automation.

Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. announced new hardware and solutions to help change the way architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries design and print. Autodesk users will now experience faster HP PageWide XL printers1, breakthrough simplicity with HP Solutions for Large Format printers, new Z by HP portfolio enhancements, and advances in VR.

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