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Drytac extends distribution deal with Antalis to encompass Baltic region

Drytac has extended its distribution deal with Antalis to include Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Effective from 1 December 2013, Antalis will distribute Drytac’s entire range of films and adhesives throughout the Baltics.

Top Signs Express award goes up north

At the end of the recent Signs Express convention seven awards were presented - three for signage (exterior, vehicle and project) plus those for productivity, innovation, most collaborative franchisee and culminating in the Franchisee of the Year Award, which went to Signs Express (North and North East Lincolnshire).

RMC Digital takes its third Vutek

Hull display specialist RMC Digital has taken delivery of its third printer in three years. The latest machine is an EFI Vutek GS3250LX 3.2m flatbed and roll-fed machine that incorporates 'cool cure' LED curing.

Agfa Graphics’ Apogee StoreFront expanded

Agfa’s Apogee StoreFront 2.0 Cloud-based Web-to-print solution is now available and features support for variable data processing. Apogee StoreFront, which won the EDP’s ‘Best Web-to-print solution’ this year, has personalised address books and support for custom domain names.

Fespa seeks nominations for revamped awards

Fespa has revamped its awards structure, making it an annual competition and opening it to any print service provider, anywhere in the world. The Fespa Awards 2014 opens for entries this week at

Inprinta adds Microprint inkjet capsule filter to its offering

The Microprint inkjet capsule filter has been added to the Inprinta range. It has been designed to ensure excellent particle retention through the use of pleated polymer filter packs. The company said that this, together with a porous polypropylene core, enables the capsule filter to provide an impermeable barrier to foreign particles.

InfoTrends produces business development track at the EFI Connect Worldwide Users’ Conference

InfoTrends will be producing the business development track at the EFI Connect Worldwide Users’ Conference in January in Las Vegas. It will be led by InfoTrends’ senior consultants, backed by customer research and examples from successful PSPs.

Arlon newcomer from William Smith

Arlon’s Series 5400 etched glass calendered film is now available from William Smith. It is a  silver, intermediate vinyl with pressure sensitive adhesive that can be used for internal or external applications. It comes with up to a five-year indoor durability and three-year outdoor durability guarantee.

Case study from AG CAD

As a company that has invested over £750k in the last 12 months, PS2 Print has developed from a repro print and design business to a company that can fulfil virtually all print demands. Since its inception in 1995, the Runcorn based company has rapidly evolved with its latest diversification being to enter the large format print sector.

Case study from DPI

Improved customer choice was behind C3imaging’s purchase of an MTEX 5032 fabric printer from Digital Print Innovations (DPI).

Comment by Trevor Crawford, event director of Ipex 2014:

Survival of the fittest – change is the key to success

It’s full throttle for Rocket expansion

Hertfordshire-based print company Rocket has brought forward its 2014 expansion plans having secured contracts that have increased its turnover by 25% this year.

MBO signals new era for Signs Express

A team of local advisors from Price Bailey, Leathes Prior and HSBC has worked together to help bring about a management buy-out at signs and graphics franchise Signs Express.