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Mimaki targets plastics and rubber product manufacturers

Mimaki is to target those involved in the digital manufacturing of plastic and rubber products at K 2013, an international trade fair for plastics and rubber. At the event, which takes place in Dusseldorf on 16-23 October, the company will unveil the PrintRobo, a LED UV-curable printing system that prints up to 1,800dpi in full colour (with a minimum 4 picolitre drop size) and on materials up to 150mm in thickness.

HP grows Designjet T-series

HP has brought out the Designjet T2500 eMFP that can print up to up to A0 size (1189 x 841mm). The device, which scans, prints and copies, is aimed at architects, engineers, construction (AEC) and geographic information system (GIS) firms, as well as government agencies. It features HP Designjet ePrint & Share, a web service that makes it easy to access, view and print large-format documents using an android or Apple tablet, a smartphone, a notebook or an ePrinter touch screen.

Colourgen appoints senior field service engineer

Colourgen has promoted Piotr Tumilowicz to the role of senior field service engineer.

Esko launches 3.2m Kongsberg C64

Esko will use the SGIA Expo in the US later this month to launch the Kongsberg C digital finishing series and demonstrate its new i-cut Production Console software interface for operating Kongsberg tables. On show will be the new Kongsberg C64, a 3.2m wide cutting table that accommodates 126in wide x 63in long (321cm x 160cm) sizes.

Neschen disposes of US business

Neschen has sold the main assets of its US subsidiary to a US buyer. This includes the production plants in Elkridge and Wisconsin, the Seal brand name and the media and laminator business in the USA. The sale of the US subsidiaries means that their annual losses of 1.5 - 2.0 million Euros will no longer have to be covered by Neschen and Neschen Benelux. The freed-up funds will now be invested in Neschen core business.

Blockout option added to Matan Barak 8Q

Matan now offers an automatic blockout option on its newest Barak 8Q printer that it says makes double-sided blockout printing simple and quick.

QPS prepares for free Nazdar ink roll-out

Following Nazdar's announcement that it will offer free ink cartridges to the UK's wide-format print businesses, Quality Print Services (QPS) says it is looking forward to being involved in the campaign's roll-out.

Hybrid in strategic alliance Xpres

Textile transfer and sublimation specialist Xpres is now selling Mimaki printers and cutters. Xpres has formed a strategic alliance with exclusive Mimaki distributors for the UK, Hybrid Services, as part of its plan to extend its hardware and supplies offering to the sign industry.

printMax open days announced

To celebrate the recent release of the Roland VersaUV LEF-20 and VersaCamm VS-i series, printMax is running a series of open days across the country. At Clevedon (4 - 5 November), Aldershot (7 - 8 November) and Walsall (12 - 13 November) the company will provide hands-on demonstrations of the both machines. Other technology from Roland will also be on show.

AXYZ helps those pushed for cash

AXYZ International is now selling a range of spare parts for all AXYZ and Pacer routers and is stocking used machines at its cncroutershop division.

Industrial Ink Jet Technology to be explained at Lisbon seminar

IMI Europe will run ‘Ink Jet Decoration of Surfaces Seminar - From Chemistry to Curing’ on 12 - 13 November in Lisbon, Portugal.

Ipex president focus piece: the role of print in an omni-channel world

Patrick Martell, CEO of St Ives Group and the president of Ipex 2014, has provided the following overview on how he sees print and the role it will continue to play in the world of marketing in an omni-channel environment:

Fosco is first in EMEA to install orange ink option on HP Scitex FB7600

Fosco Hayes and Hurdley in Birmingham has become the first print provider in Europe to install the orange ink option on one of its HP Scitex FB7600 printers.