HP has continued it aggressive targeting of the graphics market with its 300 series Latex printers with Spandex announcing the addition of the 300 series of printers to its product portfolio, closing the circle on a full range of ink options available to its customers.

Essex-based, a specialist exhibition, experiential marketing and interiors company, has invested in an HP Latex 370 from City and West End Solutions. Access360’s main focus is on interior decoration for large corporates, supplying individual companies and chains across the UK and Europe.

The Premier Paper Group is planning to extend the Advocate product range further with the addition of digital sizes for colour laser and HP Indigo presses after purchasing the Advocate product brand from the administrators following the recent administration of Fife-based paper producer, Tullis Russell Papermakers.

Swanline Print, a trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and POS displays, recently invested in two HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Printers and needed to ensure it had a robust colour management workflow to cope with the diversity of medias they use. A key consideration was the ability to achieve consistent and accurate colours to an industry recognised standard - Fogra 39 - as well as optimising ink consumption levels to ensure its clients receive the highest quality at a competitive rate.

This is very interesting. In the United States Memjet has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The lawsuit alleges infringement of eight Memjet patents related to its page-wide “waterfall” printing technology.

HP continues to push its Latex 300 series wide format printers into the mainstream graphics market with the appointment of a raft of new graphics dealers including Granthams, Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT), and latterly Papergraphics as a HP Gold Graphics Specialist for the Latex 300 series printers.

Resource Digital Graphics is not your standard wide format print company. Founded by brothers Darren and Lance Britnell in 2011, and backed up by a small team of professionals with extensive print industry experience, the company today is ideally suited to producing some of the most demanding and complex print jobs for its long list of customers.

Irish digital print solutions provider McGowans Print has installed an HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, making the company the first to market with this technology in Ireland.

Mike Horsten Mimaki EuropeIn many a history book we have read the lines ‘The King is Dead, Long Live the King’ – the old king dies and the new king is welcomed and becomes the greatest king. The history and evolution of printing technology and processes could be compared with this premise. In the Solvent printing business this has been happening. The older ink technologies which were smelly and poor quality but seen as wonderful during their time are being replaced with a new generation of inks which are bright, odourless and long lasting. The question is…‘Is Solvent the correct technology for the sign making industry at this moment in time?’

Dscoop has confirmed that 1250 industry professionals attended the annual Dscoop Open conference earlier this month, living up to promises that this would be the largest Dscoop event in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) yet.

CHILI Publish announces they are sponsoring The Dscoop Open, the European conference of the independent community of HP Graphic Arts users, (Digital Solutions Cooperative) taking place 3-5 June 2015, in Dublin, Ireland. This annual event gives Dscoop members the resources, training and networking opportunities they need to grow their businesses. CHILI Publish will play an active part of that effort, teaching Dscoop members how powerful online document layout, editing and 3D visualisation technology can empower them to increase control and gain profitability in this competitive marketplace.

According to HP you are looking at the next chapter of the HP Latex industrial revolution. The company’s latest printer - launched at FESPA 2015 - is designed for high-volume, dedicated application production, delivering what HP says are new levels of productivity and operational efficiency for sign and display print providers.

The opening day of FESPA 2015 saw HP showing off its latest supersized latex printers. The company launched two new high productivity latex models in the 3.2-metre (126-inch) HP Latex 3500 and 3100 printers, and announced a new Scitex flatbed corrugated press - the HP Scitex 17000.

Onyx Graphics will show its latest production and colour management solutions for a wide variety of graphics, textile, décor and industrial print applications at FESPA next month.

Onyx Graphics has announced that its ONYX software can be directly integrated with the new HP WallArt application to provide seamless and efficient workflow for décor applications.

SA International (SAi) has introduced a new interface for large format print providers to operate the popular HP WallArt 3.0 custom wallcovering application.

Designed for unattended printing in high production PSP environments, HP’s new 64 inch HP Latex 370 printer enables more unattended printing at lower operational costs with higher capacity ink cartridges and the widely available HP Latex Mobile App to monitor print jobs remotely for peace of mind while away from the printer.

Nathanael McMillan Marketing Manager at Perfect ColoursWhen considering a move into the world of flatbed printing the technology, costs and choice can seem daunting. Questions such as 'how do I pick the correct model' and 'can I afford flatbed technology' are sure to run through your head. The aim of this article is to serve as a guide for businesses who are considering expanding their firm to include flatbed printing capabilities.

As DscoopX closes its doors in the US after its 10th conference, registration is now officially open for the fourth annual Dscoop EMEA conference. Taking place from 3-5 June 2015 across four floors of the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland, this year’s conference is set to be the biggest Dscoop event in EMEA to date.

Due to a seeing a steady decline in the wet glue label market, The Bramwell Label Company has gone digital, adding an HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press alongside an A B Graphic Digicon Series 2 seven-colour narrow web digital press - considered to be one of the most flexible, productive digital press in the label market today.

Lancashire based PNG Digital has invested in an HP Z6200 Photo Production wide format printer from Perfect Colours. Just over one year old, the Blackpool firm has expanded so fast that it has had to invest in new additional equipment to keep up with demand.

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