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Hollywood Monster catches Bieber fever

Hollywood Monster catches Bieber fever

Hollywood Monster helped set the stage for Justin Bieber when he switched on the 2011 Christmas lights at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City. The company printed and installed several PVC stage and press backdrops, red sparkle vinyl floor graphics as well as other digitally printed products for the event where Bieber treated fans to a live performance.

Enfocus Instant PDF 10 upgrade provides annotated error reporting

Enfocus Instant PDF 10 upgrade provides annotated error reporting

The first quarter of 2012 should see a major upgrade to Enfocus Instant PDF 10 for creating press-ready PDFs. The most frequently requested feature, annotated error, is the highlight of this major upgrade.

Fespa aims to honour inspirational printers

Fespa aims to honour inspirational printers

Fespa is looking for nominations to its new Hall of Fame, which it intends to become a ‘who’s who’ of the leading lights in the print community. Those who make it into the Hall of Fame will be recognised on site at Fespa Digital 2012 in Barcelona in a ‘gallery of stars’, and will have VIP status at this show and for future Fespa exhibitions and summits.

New online sustainability certification

New online sustainability certification

Planet Positive, the sustainability certification business, has partnered with Hubsphere to provide an online process to help companies measure and reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions. The new Business Certification will utilise Hubsphere’s low-carbon, cloud-based technology to make sustainability more accessible and affordable for large corporations through to SMEs.

Antalis McNaughton to supply Digital Print Innovation Centre

Antalis McNaughton to supply Digital Print Innovation Centre

Antalis McNaughton will support the newly opened Digital Print Innovation Centre through supply of a range of substrates at the new wide-format print demonstration facility in Derby.

Canon large-format media now stocked by specialist resellers

Canon large-format media now stocked by specialist resellers

Velmex Distribution, the Canon large-format printer distributor, said the previously difficult to obtain Canon LFP media is now stocked by selective LFP resellers: Designline Systems; Imaging Direct; Kadfire; Need Solutions RGB UK and Total Imaging.

Istanbul sees machine introductions from Eurotechprinters

Istanbul sees machine introductions from Eurotechprinters

Sign Istanbul 2011 at the beginning of December will see the launch of two large-format Eurotechprinters. The 5m wide Eurotech Turbo uses Oxy-Eco solvent inks and is said to have offer 400m2/h billboard printing (300m2/h in PhotoBillboard printing mode). The second printer is the 3.2m wide Eurotech Lazerus which also uses uses Oxy-Eco solvent inks.

HP calls for awards entries

HP calls for awards entries

HP has issued a call for entries for the HP Print Excellence Awards, a new worldwide competition honouring graphic arts printing produced on HP Designjet, Scitex, Indigo and Inkjet Web Press systems.

Tony Honnor retires from BAPC

Tony Honnor retires from BAPC

Tony Honnor is retiring from the BAPC after almost 20 years of service. 

China POD market study released

China POD market study released

China’s print-on-demand market will have an 18.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) on the overall retail value of print between 2010 through 2015 according to research by InfoTrends which has just released a multi-client study entitled ‘2011 China POD Market’.

Grapo Technologies bought out and renamed SigmaJet

Grapo Technologies bought out and renamed SigmaJet

A group of private investors has bought Grapho Technologies and renamed it SigmaJet.

HP becomes EcoPrint Europe Live 2012 headline partner

HP becomes EcoPrint Europe Live 2012 headline partner

HP has become the headline partner for the new EcoPrint Europe Live 2012 event which takes place in Berlin from 26-27 September next year. 

The Image Group gives printed fabric a new twist

The Image Group gives printed fabric a new twist

Image Group has printed a number of collages direct to flagmesh banners for the new Manchester headquarters of integrated marketing communications agency Madhouse Associates.