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First UK demonstration of i-cut Automate for sign and display production

Esko will showcase the design-to-print-to-cut savings made possible by improved automation with the UK’s first demonstration of i-cut Automate at Sign and Digital UK 2012. Also on show will be the i-cut Suite of integrated software solutions and a Kongsberg i-XP24 digital finishing table.

Jetrix 2030 to have UK launch at Sign and Digital UK

Print Innovations (DPI) and InkTec will give the Jetrix 2030 FRK it’s UK debut at Sign and Digital at the end of this month. The new UV printer comes in two options: the Jetrix 2030 FK which is a high speed dedicated flatbed and the Jetrix 2030 FRK which has an optional roll-to-roll feature too.

Avery micro-squeegees help applicators in a tight spot

New from Avery Dennison is the Avery FleXtreme micro-squeegee to help vehicle graphics applicators to achieve a smooth finish around what may look like impossibly tight or intricate curves and corrugations.

Aspalt Art struts out with TexWalk

Aspalt Art International has extended its UV inkjet printable floor covering with TexWalk, a textile base with a special glue on the backside for floor advertising. On the frontside, there’s a slip-resistant PVC coating. There is no need to laminate the flooring once its printed.

Cashback deal on latest HP Designjet printers at Sign and Digital UK

The first 50 companies to confirm their order for a HP Designjet L28500 or HP Designjet L26500 printer at Sign and Digital UK will be able to claim back £1000.

White ink among HP’s latest wide-format developments

HP has announced new solutions in its large-format portfolio alongside news of ten additional digital printing systems, including a 75cm (29in) HP Indigo press. The large-format developments include a HP FB225 White Scitex Ink and a HP Scitex FB7500/FB7600 White Ink Kit. Also new is HP SmartStream Production Analyzer for HP Scitex users, providing data analysis and operations monitoring; and solutions designed to improve workflow efficiency and media versatility, including the Hostert Automatic Loader and support of 130gsm thin media for the HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press.

Tetenal UK to distribute eco-solvent Mutoh printers and Kala laminators

Tetenal UK is now selling the Mutoh ValueJet 1204 eco-solvent printer and Kala Starter 140 laminator. Tetenal has bundled 51in printer with Caldera Rip and PC, training, full set of inks and 12 months warranty.

New print personnel management group formed

Print, packaging and paper industry HR specialist Des Page has joined forces with personnel management group Meir Global to form Page Meir Global which will provide job performance and evaluation services in the UK/Ireland’s printing, packaging and paper manufacturing industries.

InfoTrends publishes European printing industry research

Print volume that originates online is expected to grow dramatically in the course of the next two years – from 10% to 18% by 2014 – according to new research from InfoTrends. There is sizable growth from a software adoption and print volume perspective in variable data, automated production, and Web-to-print.

Blues Ladies get Hollywood makeover

Birmingham City Ladies football stars are getting a makeover again this season thanks to Hollywood Monster which has agreed to sponsor the Blues team’s new shirts as the FA Women’s Super League (FAWSL) prepares to kick off.

Is wrapping just child’s play?

Avery Dennison has formed a wrapping image gallery at This treasury of ideas is the outcome of a competition held by Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Solutions Europe to promote recent enhancements to the range of colours and finishes available in Avery Supreme Wrapping Film.

KIP launches POS poster printer

KIP has launched the C7800, a 325m2/hr LED print system for producing POS posters on demand.

McKenzie Clark joins Chime Communications

McKenzie Clark has been acquired by Chime Communications where it becomes part of the PLC’s sports marketing division working in conjunction with event branding and production specialist Icon with which it has been collaborating. McKenzie Clark will continue to operate from its head office in South East London, under the control of the current management team.