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Quad/Graphics has installed Europe’s first Inca Onset Q40i following its launch at Fespa 2013. The commercial printer, which has sites worldwide, already has an Inca Onset Q40i in the US to complement the company’s Onset S70 and S50i machines. Corporate marketing manager for Europe, Agnieszka Golebiowsk, said Quad/Graphics is looking to provide the same quality and consistency by making similar investments in Europe.

 
St Ives Group has put its weight behind Two Sides and will also support the associated Print Power initiative.  Patrick Martell, CEO of St Ives, and president of Ipex 2014, said: “There aren’t many who would disagree that the world is quickly turning digital. However, print still has a vital role to play in all media industries; not as an individual channel, but as part of an integrated solution, where print and digital combine and thrive.

 
Kiss Lajos from Hungary is the winner of the World Wrap Master title, awarded after a four-day competition among wrappers from around the world at Fespa Digital 2014. Second and third prizes went to Colin Sciberras from Malta and Robert Davidson from Ireland, respectively.

 
New to the Aslan film range is The PrintMetall Dryapply CPL 22, a printable metal effect media. Available in gold and silver, it has a special top coating that makes it printable with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable inks as well as screen printing inks.

Perspex Distribution appointed a new branch manager at the Weybridge branch. Neil Sole, who has 16 years’ experience in the print and display sector, is tasked with further developing Perspex Distributions’ newest branch which opened in early 2012, servicing a growing customer base in the South of England.

 
SA International (SAi) is celebrating a double milestone having achieved one million software solutions sold as it marks its 25th anniversary.

 
The number of colours and finishes in the Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio in Europe has been increased to 82.??
Four ‘Conform Chrome’ materials (Chrome Silver, Chrome Black, Chrome Gold and Chrome Blue) have been added to the range, and six satin films are now included in the portfolio - black, white, khaki green, awesome orchid, carmine red and bubblegum pink. The latter give medium-lustre finishes, with both matte and gloss characteristics and the appearance of satin paint. 

Roland DG (UK) used Sign and Digital UK this year by committing a number of its machines to producing banners for two UK charities: Ronald McDonald House Charities and Children’s Hospice South West throughout.

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), the developer of software, drivers, firmware and electronics for industrial inkjet printheads, can now support the new Xaar 1002 printhead range. It has designed a new Head Interface Board (HIB-XR-1002) to drive the Xaar 1002 printhead, without the need for the Xaar HPC. The HIB connects directly to the Xaar 1002 printhead and is designed to drive the printhead to full specification.

Trevor Elworthy, founder and chief innovation officer of LumeJet, will be giving the talk ‘Inkless Printing - New Applications for Photonic Imaging Technology’ at the next St Bride Print Networking Club meeting on Monday 30 June.  The meeting will take place in the Bar at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, with proceeds from the bar going to the foundation.

Print Factor and White Space Creative, who both purchased a Bubble Free Applicator at Sign UK, are delighted with their investments.

Plus2Print is a printing company with a strong online social media presence and acquires a substantial portion of its business through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Ironically, when it came to investing in a Mimaki CJV30-100, the purchase came about through more ‘Old School’ means!