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Agfa Jeti prints interior decoration for new Toyota Yaris Trend 2013

Agfa Graphics' Jeti large format printing technology and associated UV inks are being used for the dashboard and seat decoration on the new Toyota Yaris Trend car.

New PitStop Pro 12 release due September

New image and blend editing and correction features are being added to PitStop Pro 12, the latest release of Enfocus’ PDF preflight and correction tools, due for release in September.

HP brings out Designjet ePrinters

HP has brought out the Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinter series for architecture, engineering, construction and design professionals. The 36in wide T920 and T1500 Web-connected printers are designed to help busy workgroups complete work efficiently and meet deadlines by printing correctly from the start with true print previews and delivering fast, high-quality prints. Additionally, these devices help users on the go to access, view and print projects from the cloud so they can collaborate easily with remote teams.

Inca Onset Q40i launching at Fespa 2013

Inca Digital Printers and Fujifilm will launch the Inca Onset Q40i flatbed UV inkjet printer at Fespa 2013. Using Fujifilm Spectra Dimatix QS10 printheads, the Q40i delivers a 10 picolitre drop size (the S40i uses heads producing 27 picolitre drops) resulting in a 1200dpi apparent resolution. Printing onto media up to 3.14m x 1.6m in size and up to 50mm thick, the Q40i prints up to 310m2/hr (62 full-bed sheets per hour).

HP Latex 3000 Printer available from August

Mid-August should see the first shipments of the HP Latex 3000 Printer, which will make its worldwide debut at Fespa 2013. The announcement coincides with the rebranding of HP Designjet and Scitex latex printers and supplies, now under the umbrella HP Latex, part of the HP Large Format Graphics portfolio.

Jetrix KX5 gets official European launch

The Jetrix KX5-R 2.5m x 1.3m UV flatbed printer will be officially launched at Fespa 2013.

EFI moves to accelerate growth in Europe

EFI has acquired privately held GamSys Software, a developer of  MIS systems for the printing and packaging industries in the French speaking areas of Europe and Africa.

Hollanders to exhibit at Fespa 2013

With significant additions to its ColorBooster printer series and the recent changes to its management and financial structure, specialist textile printer developer and manufacturer Hollanders is now participating at Fespa 2013.

Stanford Marsh Group launches website for 3D print sector

Stanford Marsh Group has launched a dedicated website ( focused on the 3D print sector.

FFEI spends £2m on new technology centre

FFEI is spending over £2m in moving from its current leased site to new, fully owned, premises in Hemel Hempstead. All product development and manufacturing operations will be switched to the new technology centre, with the transition starting early July once the building fit out is complete. The existing facilities will be run in parallel for a short period to ensure minimal impact on customers.

Mimaki JV400-SUV makes commercial debut at Fespa 2013

The JV400-SUV printer first shown by Mimaki in prototype form at Fespa 2012 will ship from 1 July. It will get its proper commercial introduction at Fespa 2013.

Bank lending still declining shows figures

Research carried out as part of the bank funded BDRC Finance Monitor, showed the number of firms using external finance dipped to a new low in the first three months of 2013 with just 39% of SMEs actively seeking credit. When the first Monitor was undertaken in 2011 the figure stood at 51%, with successive quarterly studies showing a decline, with the number reaching 41% in the last quarter of 2012.

Plugin makes colour management easier

Alwan Color Expertise has made its DeviceLink technology available to Harlequin Rip users via Compose Systems' LinkProfiler plugin. This enables Harlequin Rip users to seamlessly apply colour management, TAC reduction, and make ink savings on the Rip without any add-on to the production workflow.