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Colourbyte has confirmed it will show Epson wide-format equipment at Print Efficiently, the first time the kit has been at the Hemel Hempstead-based show designed to demonstrate how equipment from multiple manufacturers can work in harmony in a workflow from conception to completion.

Fast growing signmaker Leading Edge Creative, based in West Yorkshire, has become widely recognised for the quality of its design and signage across a wide range of applications. Key to the company’s success is the ability to provide optimum solutions to meet customer requirements and budgets.

POS specialists Fastrak Retail are acknowledged experts in every aspect of the business, with a highly qualified team always on hand and fully prepared to handle projects of any shape and size. From design and prototyping to 3D printing, prototype production, injection moulding, metal fabrication, vacuum forming and so much more, whatever it takes, Fastrak can handle it.

Birkenhead-based Fusion Graphix has increased its production capabilities and improved workflow by investing in a state of the art CWT application table supplied by PaperlinX.

East Sussex-based digital print company Elephant Print and Display, has invested in a new Epson SureColor SC-S50600, which will help boost the company’s industrial large format printing services. The new machine will also complement Elephant’s existing large format equipment of a 60” HP Designjet Z6100.

Trade printer SuperWide Digital has bought an EFI Vutek GS3250lx Pro LED flatbed-roll-fed printer following a search for a fast machine to handle roll and rigid materials. The machine’s LED curing capability was the clincher according to SuperWide business development manager Luke Drogan. "As part of our investment plan for this year we are tackling our energy costs, and the LED curing is a part of that, as is the replacement of our lighting with LEDs across the whole factory," Drogan explained. "Between those two measures, we expect to reduce our energy bills for the year by £20,000."

Freddie Kienzler, deputy chairman of the BAPC and Formara chief, is retiring to Portugal after almost four and a half decades in the industry.

Onyx Graphics has released Onyx 11.1 software that adds six new features to the 21 enhancements of Onyx 11.0, further streamlining wide-format workflows.

Spandex has extended its portfolio of POS products to include new LED displays and textile tensioning systems, as well as additions to its Roll Up and Pavement Sign ranges.

PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has confirmed that the 2015 AppForum digital printing conference will be held 9 – 11 February at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Membership-based peer to peer online group Uksignboards.com, has named printMax as its recommended large-format printer partner. Uksignboards.com owner Robert Lambi said: “I have chosen them as I know they will do a great job and provide the best products for our group.  I am simply connecting the right suppliers to the right customers and vice versa.”