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RGL Displays upgrades HP equipment

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:16:39 +0000



RGL Displays upgrades HP equipment

The Poole-based outfit picked up the machine in late September and it was installed by Woking-based supplier Colyer Repropoint. Listed at £13,300, the initial machine installed had a fault but RGL managing...

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Fespa Asia returns to Bangkok

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:16:11 +0000



Fespa Asia returns to Bangkok

Taking place at the BITEC exhibition centre from 22 to 24 February 2018, Fespa Asia has already had 60% re-books from last year, and will feature more than 100 exhibitors, with the likes of InkTec, M&R...

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Luescher-Tschudi upgrades flag printer

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:49:44 +0000



Luescher-Tschudi upgrades flag printer

Last month, the Swiss manufacturer finished developing a software update for its newest launch, the Raptor 320, which allows it to print on textile flag materials at up to 160gsm with a 100% colour guarantee....

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PressOn goes supersonic with Bloodhound commission

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:49:12 +0000



PressOn goes supersonic with Bloodhound commission

On 26 October, the project had its first public test on Cornwall Airport Newquay’s runway, where it reached speeds of more than 200mph, a fraction of its intended 1,000mph capacity. Contributors and donors...

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Grafenia relocates large-format ops

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:07:00 +0000



Grafenia relocates large-format ops

Delivering the announcement at the publication of its half-year interim results, Grafenia chief executive Peter Gunning also revealed to PrintWeek that the group had invested £170,000 in a second D-Gen...

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Sherwin ups wide-format game

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:43:00 +0000



Sherwin ups wide-format game

The family-run business, based in Stoke-on-Trent, started offering wide-format two years ago when it took on a Roland VersaExpress RF-640 wide-format digital printer, of which it now has two, and in the...

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KartDavid takes pole position with Zünd buy

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:03:36 +0000



KartDavid takes pole position with Zünd buy

The Bristol-based outfit, which specialises in karting graphics, spent around £80,000 on the machine. It was installed at its premises around six weeks ago. Founded by kart-racing brothers David and...

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Innotech appointed DGcal stockist

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:57:00 +0000



Innotech appointed DGcal stockist

The partnership was formally announced in early October at the SignLink Live expo, where Innotech showcased a number of DGcal products, and the products are available now from the stockist.  Based...

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Park launches wide-format division

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:56:00 +0000



Park launches wide-format division

Equipment purchases began in July, with construction of a new mezzanine and staff training taking place in August. Once everything was in place, testing took place in September and the first customer orders...

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Agfa acquires Bodoni

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:15:22 +0000



Agfa acquires Bodoni

The deal completed around two months ago for an undisclosed fee and since then Agfa engineers have been working to integrate Bodoni’s pressSign software into Agfa’s Apogee workflow portfolio.  Newly...

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Mimaki launches new wide-format plotter

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:17:37 +0000



Mimaki launches new wide-format plotter

Intended to be paired with the 2013-launched JFX200-2513 LED-UV cured flatbed inkjet, the CF22-1225 flatbed cutting plotter will become commercially available from Mimaki's UK and Ireland distributor Hybrid...

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Oasis invests and expands

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:16:00 +0000



Oasis invests and expands

The Cookham, Berkshire-based wide-format and display printer extended its site by 280sqm to 880sqm over the summer, after an extra unit with mezzanine became available, kitting it out with two HP Latex...

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Sign & Digital reveals 2018 vision

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:55:33 +0000



Sign & Digital reveals 2018 vision

Next year’s 31st edition will take place as usual at the NEC, Birmingham, from 24 to 26 April, and event director Rudi Blackett said his team are currently planning to develop the look and feel of the...

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Fastsigns Watford expands to support growth

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:40:30 +0000



Fastsigns Watford expands to support growth

One of 22 UK subsidiaries to the international franchise, Fastsigns Watford has been part of the brand for 26 years and overseen by director Charanbir Anand since 2013. The branch moved into its new...

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Mimaki launches new wide-format laminators

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:09:54 +0000



Mimaki launches new wide-format laminators

The LA series of laminators and laminating films will be launched at the end of this year, becoming immediately available from Mimaki’s UK distributor Hybrid Services. Pricing is yet to be finalised. ...

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Profits slump at St Ives print ops

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:55:30 +0000



Profits slump at St Ives print ops

In its results for the year ending 28 July St Ives posted group sales up 7% to £393.2m, while adjusted pre-tax profits slumped by 21% to £24.1m. Pre-tax losses increased more than seven-fold from £5.7m...

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Essex printer sees capacity boost after Durst buy

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:49:30 +0000



Essex printer sees capacity boost after Durst buy

The 20-staff outfit, based in Nazeing, purchased the machine for £380,000, fully financed from an HSBC equipment finance loan in April, and had it up and running by May. It replaced an older HP Scitex...

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HP launches integrated luxury label line

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:11:56 +0000



HP launches integrated luxury label line

Priced at around €400,000 (£350,000) dependent on configuration, the Gem embellishment unit was launched at this week’s LabelExpo Europe in Brussels and can work both inline with an Indigo WS6800, which...

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Epson launches upgraded dye-sub machine

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:49:50 +0000



Epson launches upgraded dye-sub machine

The new roll-to-roll machine is an upgrade on and will replace the Fespa 2015-launched SC-F9200. It is priced at £16,595, the same as the F9200. Epson sales manager Phil McMullin said that the main...

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St Ives loses Sainsbury’s contract

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:23:00 +0000



St Ives loses Sainsbury’s contract

The contract, which St Ives said represents approximately 3.5% of annual revenue, will not be renewed and ends in December. The group’s management said it will be “initiating actions to reduce the...

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Pureprint invests in screen printing at Imprint

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:56:21 +0000



Pureprint invests in screen printing at Imprint

The Newcastle Upon Tyne-based firm’s new two-colour Sias large-format multi formula screen printer will be operational by the end of this month. The device, which has a maximum print area of 1,500x2,350mm,...

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Second Longier for WAE Group in green move

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:03:02 +0000



Second Longier for WAE Group in green move

Wide-format kit distributor Quality Print Services (QPS) sold the Leeds-based sign specialist a Longier Hunter FP-3750 LED flatbed in 2015 and this is set to be joined by a Longier RU 3200 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll...

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Hobs Group secures further £4m investment from BGF

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:21:03 +0000



Hobs Group secures further £4m investment from BGF

This brings BGF’s total investment in the group to more than £11m – it received a prior £7m investment in 2014 to fund the national roll-out of its Hobs Studio business. The Liverpool-headquartered...

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Xaar seals major printhead deal

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:15:21 +0000



Xaar seals major printhead deal

The inkjet manufacturer announced the deal, which involves the 1201 thin film printhead developed with partner Ricoh, alongside its interim results. “The sale is to the largest wide-format graphics...

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Regency gains seven-figure PE investment

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:13:00 +0000



Regency gains seven-figure PE investment

Funds advised by Foresight have put £1.9m into the Godstone-based printing company. Regency’s product range includes point-of-sale graphics, car wrapping and vending machines, and it has also created...

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Source invests in wide-format

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:51:35 +0000



Source invests in wide-format

The Milton Keynes-based business invested in an Agfa Anapurna M2500i hybrid UV printer and a Comagrav Digi flatbed digital cutter and router, bringing the machines in at the start of this month, with both...

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