Print Week



Art D’Signs celebrates 40th birthday

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000



Art D’Signs celebrates 40th birthday

The Burgess Hill, Sussex-based business, which was established in June 1977, was acquired by PVL UK in 2013. PVL has 31 staff in total, four of which work at Art D’Signs. “We’ve had some interesting...

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Northern Flags rebrands and prepares to relocate

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:32:41 +0000



Northern Flags rebrands and prepares to relocate

The rebrand was announced at last month’s Retail Design Expo, London, with the move to a new 1,700sqm unit, four times the size of its previous one in Leeds, due to take place in the autumn. The new facility...

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Pre-pack for ESP Technologies

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:32:00 +0000



Pre-pack for ESP Technologies

Andrew Pear of London-based BM Advisory was appointed administrator on 1 June and oversaw the transaction, which took place on the same day. The Mattech business was incorporated on 8 May 2017, founded...

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DPI (UK) targeting growth after premises move

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:11:00 +0000



DPI (UK) targeting growth after premises move

The manufacturer relocated 10 miles south at the end of March, more than doubling in size from a 230sqm space in Pride Park, Derby, to a 570sqm premises at the Trent Industrial Estate, near Castle Donnington....

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OKI launches new A3 printer

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:00:46 +0000



OKI launches new A3 printer

The machine, the Pro8432WT, is a replacement for OKI’s current A3 white toner machine, the Pro9420WT, which launched in late 2012 and has now been decommissioned.  It was given its debut at Fespa and...

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Kaydor opts for Roland RF-640

Tue, 30 May 2017 11:39:05 +0000



Kaydor opts for Roland RF-640

The Derby-based outfit installed the machine, which cost around £10,000, last week. It was supplied by Roland DG UK reseller QPS, which also supplies Kaydor with Nazdar inks, and joins a Mimaki JV3, which...

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Derby firm goes for Colorado in Hamburg

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:34:08 +0000



Derby firm goes for Colorado in Hamburg

The Derby-based design and print company, which offers screen, and small- and large-format digital printing, expects to install the 1.6m-wide machine in August. “When I was first shown the concept...

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Imagedata invests in large-format

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:59:01 +0000



Imagedata invests in large-format

The Willerby, Yorkshire-headquartered outfit brought in a 5m-wide Durst Rho 512R plus a Matic Cronos Ultimate stitching line at the end of last month, with the majority of the spend going on the Durst....

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Andesign invests to support growing textiles work

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:11:12 +0000



Andesign invests to support growing textiles work

Managing director Andy Williams said the firm had been experiencing increasing demand for textiles work and so it made sense to increase its focus and add dedicated production capabilities. He added that...

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Question mark over St Ives contracts

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:52:00 +0000



Question mark over St Ives contracts

It is more than two months since St Ives chief executive Matt Armitage announced a strategic review was underway, effectively putting up a for sale sign when he pledged to take decisive action over its...

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MS launches new soft signage series

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:05:50 +0000



MS launches new soft signage series

The release marks the first collaboration for MS with JK Group for inks and Caldera for RIPs. All three companies are part of the Dover Corporation. All three units (the 4320, 4180 and 3180) will begin...

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Accolades for UK firms at Fespa Awards

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:03:30 +0000



Accolades for UK firms at Fespa Awards

London’s Augustus Martin won the Point-of-Purchase, Paper & Board category; Egham-based Signbox won in the Decals category; Digital Plus of Leeds triumphed in Glass, Ceramic, Metal & Wood Products; and...

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Kornit whips up a Fespa storm

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:21:01 +0000



Kornit whips up a Fespa storm

The machine, priced at €230,000 (£193,000), is added to the roster of Kornit Storm machines that also includes the Storm Hexa and Storm 1000. The first Duo was sold two days ago (9 May) to Turkish printer...

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McGowan: EFI Nozomi could replace litho-lam

Wed, 10 May 2017 11:27:00 +0000



McGowan: EFI Nozomi could replace litho-lam

“We have seen incredible uptake, not just from corrugated printers, also very large sign and display companies who want to get into a new industry. They can produce high-end display graphics on this platform...

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Mimaki moves into 3D inkjet space

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:57:46 +0000



Mimaki moves into 3D inkjet space

The machine, which is currently being shown on its digital stand, is still in prototype stage and is being called the 3DUJ-P for the moment. Price point is likely to be at around €200,000 (£169,000)...

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Fespa 2017 kicks off

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:21:00 +0000



Fespa 2017 kicks off

This year’s event opened today (8 May) at 10am at the Hamburg Messe and runs until Friday 12 May, leading with the tagline 'Dare to print different'. Exhibitors for this flagship event include EFI,...

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DIS rounds off bumper EFI spend

Wed, 03 May 2017 07:29:29 +0000



DIS rounds off bumper EFI spend

DIS will be bringing in a 3.5m-wide EFI Matan Quantum LXr 3 into its 1,300sqm premises next week, to join an EFI Vutek HS2000 Pro, which was installed last October. The two will run off a new Caldera print...

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Inca enters B1 inkjet market

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:10:37 +0000



Inca enters B1 inkjet market

The as-yet-unnamed device will be sold by both Inca and its partner Fujifilm. It will be shown on the Fujifilm stand (B4L, E35) at Fespa. The printer runs at up to 200sph and Inca said the initial...

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Empine launches education brand

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:04:31 +0000



Empine launches education brand

The brand was launched last month after Empine managing director Jacob Knowles realised that the business was getting more and more educational work but felt that Empine Print wasn’t necessarily the best...

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Agfa launches Avinci dye-sub

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:12:49 +0000



Agfa launches Avinci dye-sub

The 3.2m-wide machine enables users to create large-format soft signage prints at 1,440x540dpi. It will be shown for the first time at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas later this month and...

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Grafenia updates market, appoints new chairman

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:57:00 +0000



Grafenia updates market, appoints new chairman

The Aim-listed PLC has also appointed existing non-executive director Jan Mohr as its permanent chairman, and is further shrinking the size of its board. Non-executive director Pavel Begun will retire...

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Super-Wide takes new Vutek

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:57:00 +0000



Super-Wide takes new Vutek

The new Vutek was installed in Super-Wide’s Rossendale, Lancashire premises for an undisclosed fee last Monday (3 April) and is already working smoothly, according to Super-Wide business development manager...

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RGBUK becomes OKI wide-format reseller

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:04:00 +0000



RGBUK becomes OKI wide-format reseller

The partnership means RGB will now be selling the OKI ColorPainter E-64S, which became commercially available in January, along with the rest of the ColorPainter family. An E-64S has been shipped to its...

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EFI shows new LED inkjet machine

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:25:00 +0000



EFI shows new LED inkjet machine

EFI distributor CMYUK demonstrated a prototype of the hybrid machine this week on its stand at the Sign & Digital trade show, Birmingham, but it will be given its official launch at the International Sign...

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Gardners targets growth with £1m spend

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:03:00 +0000



Gardners targets growth with £1m spend

The business simultaneously installed a Durst Rho 1330 flatbed press and an HP Latex 3500 roll-to-roll printer at its main Cardiff facility in January. Gardners managing director Richard Courtney estimates...

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