Thu, Apr

Roger Hill has taken over as president of Contra Vision North America, managing director of Contra Vision Ltd and of Contra Vision Supplies Ltd. He replaces Roland Hill, who will remain as chairman and director of IP, Innovation and Technology.

Sweden-based Brand Factory has bought an EFI Vutek HS100 Pro high-speed flatbed and roll-fed digital press with three-quarter automation, and a Vutek GS3250lxr Pro roll-to-roll LED printer.

MTEX Technologies is throwing open the doors to its new UK showroom in Moira (on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border) on 14 - 16 October. The company will use the site as a training and demo centre showcasing the direct-to-textile digital printing technologies.

Screen has launched the Truepress Jet520HD, a 52cm-wide printer than can run up to 50m/min at 1200 x 1200dpi, and up to 120m/min at 600 x 600dpi. The first European installation will be in Holland at direct mail printer Nic.Oud in November 2014 and the second in Switzerland at direct mail printer Baumer (www.baumer.ch).

Seminar papers are being sought from signage and graphics experts for the Retail Design Expo 2015 conference programme that will take place 10-11 March 2015. Each 40-minute slot will be attended by an audience of in-house retail design and visual merchandising teams, retail design consultants, marketers and architects, all hungry for new concepts and ideas.

Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) will host ‘PrintoberFest’, a “festival of signs, display and graphics applications” at its office in Reading on 8-9 October, where the company has said it expects to make some big new product announcements.

Fespa has appointed two new board members in the form of Christophe Aussenac, president of Fespa France Association, and Thomas Struckmeier, who represents the German association BVDM and has also served on the board of Intergraf and on the steering committee for drupa 2016.

The creative possibilities of Aslan floor graphic films were impressively display at a recent Karl Gröner open house in Germany, with this ‘swimming pool’ application on asphalt. 

Zund has opened an online store at shop.zund.com for ordering consumables 24 hours a day for 48-hour delivery anywhere in the EU.