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St Ives gets behind Two Sides

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 of Hungary wins Fespa World Wrap Master title

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 metal effect film in Aslan range

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 appoints new man at Weybridge branch

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.

SAi enjoys double celebration

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

Avery Dennison expands Supreme Wrapping film range

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. 

Trevor Elworthy to speak at Print Networking Club

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.

Alphatec Van Conversions makes use of graphics for retro look caravans

Caravan graphics supplied by William Smith helped launch a new venture for Alphatec Van Conversions. The Zone caravan is a retro style teardrop caravan created by Alphatec Van and which is sold in a range of colours and designs.

GIS supports new Xaar 1002 printhead

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.

Roland on a charitable mission

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.

CMYUK appoints Michael Crook as commercial director

Specialist distributor CMYUK has appointed former Antalis man Michael Crook to the new role of commercial director, consumables division. The company said the timing of Crook’s appointment is key to the ongoing investment CMYUK is making in its online procurement system.

Fespa digital textile conference date for the diary

Fespa will run a Digital Textile Conference on 2 October in Milan, which will explore printing for interiors as well as fashion. The one-day event has been developed to provide insight into the future direction of textile printing, and how to embed it into your business. Details will follow.

Hybrid rejigs management

Hybrid Services has appointed Stuart Cole to the newly created post of national sales manager – industrial products. It will be his responsibility to develop this market, where Hybrid markets Mimaki’s flatbed and roll-to-roll LED UV printers. John de la Roche becomes national sales manager – sign and graphics, with similar responsibilities for Mimaki’s solvent printers, cutting plotters and the new generation of SUV and latex printers.