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Display Wizard wins Roland DG RF-640

Display Wizard has won a Roland DG RF-640 in the Sign and Digital UK 2014 prize draw. The original prize of a VersaArt RE-640 was upgraded by Roland following the recent launch of the VersaExpress RF-640, making Display Wizard one of the first users.

SureColor Roadshow heads off

Perfect Colours is taking to the road with its SureColor Roadshow in partnership with Epson.  The Epson SureColor SC-S30600, a 64in printer capable of printing at speeds up to 29.4m2/hr is a key feature and will be demonstrated live at each event.

SAi software gets HP Designjet Z6600 and Z6800 printer certification

HP has certified SA International (SAi) software solutions for use with the recently launched HP Designjet Z6600 and Z6800 printers. The certification is for SAi Flexi and PhotoPrint Families Version 11 with Cloud, and Flexi subscription software.

Reusable banner system from Trilogiq

New from Trilogiq is the modular Graphit banner system. Its composite aluminium and stainless-steel tubes can be assembled into banner frames and three-dimensional structures of various shapes or sizes and is reusable. The system is exclusively available in the UK from the Tube and Bracket Company.

Detail emerges of Fespa Digital Textile Conference

Fespa has put more meat on the bones as to how its Digital Textile Conference on 2 October in Milan will shape up. It has said the one-day conference, at the Grand Hotel Villa Torretta, (sponsored by MS Italy and Kiian, and in partnership with Fespa’s Italian association, Siotec) will examine the whole textile print industry including promotional products, textile/garment decoration, interiors and soft signage.

5m EFI Vutek GS5500lxr Pro gets public airing

EFI has used the 2014 Shanghai Ad and Sign Technology and Equipment Exhibition to reveal its new 5m Vutek GS5500lxr Pro roll-to-roll printer that uses the company’s 7pl greyscale UltraDrop technology and LED cool curing. The eight-colour (plus optional white) printer uses the new EFI Vutek GSlxr 3M SuperFlex ink, said to provide solvent-like elongation characteristics, and can handle substrates up to 3.2mm thick. Output speed is up to 260m2/hr (65m2/hr high quality), with resolutions of 600 or 1000dpi.

Print report published

A report entitled ‘European Digital Media Landscape to 2020 – The Future of Paper and Print 2’ has been published by the UK Stationers Livery Company. It examines developments for newspapers/magazines/books, retailing, direct mail and business communications. Two Sides/Print Power members get a 10% discount on the report.

Apcom joins St Bride Foundation as a print heritage partner

Apcom (association of print and communication managers) has joined the St Bride Foundation as a print heritage partner.

New Xaar printhead for graphics market

Xaar has introduced the 501 GS8 printhead that incorporates PrecisionPlus, a new architecture from the company which said it will enable signage printers to remain at the leading edge of print performance.

HP latex media options extended

New HP sign and display media for its latex printers are now available, and include:

Clicks appoints Jamie Tedman as sales director

Farringdon-based large-format display and presentation graphics operation Clicks Digital Solutions has named Jamie Tedman as its new sales director.

Online printing expert supports internationalisation of Onlineprinters

Dr. Michael Fries, former executive board member of CEWE Color, has joined Onlineprinters where he will take charge of its business management and that of its subsidiaries Druckerei und Verlag E. Meyer together with Walter Meyer, founder and CEO of Onlineprinters.

Matt Vinyl Graphics buys newly launched Roland VersaExpress RF-640

Hull-based Matt Vinyl Graphics has bought one of the newly launched Roland VersaExpress RF-640 printers from authorised dealer printMax. The family-run business will use the machine to support its existing Roland VP-540.