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August promotion from Roland

As a summer promotion Roland is offering those who order a 54in or 64in-wide VS machine before the end of August £1,000 cash-back as well as a free take-up unit for the wide-format printer.

i-Sub Digital offers free upgrade

i-Sub Digital is offering free delivery and free build on orders of the Mimaki JV33, CJV30 or JV5 wide-format print units in 1.3m or 1.6m widths placed before the end of September. In addition, new buyers will receive a £200 voucher for machine-compatible materials and consumables, 50% extra ink, 50m of banner material and 50m of vinyl, and a free accessories pack shipped with each new printer.

AJD becomes exclusive HP PSP

AJD Group, of Bournemouth, UK, has become an exclusive HP branded large-format digital print service provider. The group, comprising AJ Print, BPE Signs and Just, has two HP Latex 260 printers and two Designjet Z6200 photo printers and is considering adding a HP flatbed too. It uses HP inks and media, believing this to be the most effective way to deliver reliable quality on a wide range of substrates for diverse indoor and outdoor applications.

Government consultation with employers on apprenticeships welcomed

The government’s is to begin a consultation with employers over giving them the financial control to design apprenticeships. The consultation will be open to all interested parties and examine the way apprenticeship funding is distributed.

EFI gathers ‘Must See ‘Ems’ awards

EFI has won eight gongs in the annual Must See ‘Ems technology awards at Print 2013 in the US. It’s the third consecutive year EFI has taken the most honours presented to a single company.

Inprinta introduces inkjet disc filter

New from Inprinta is the Microdisc disc filter, a dedicated graphics inkjet disc filter optimised for use where high-speed printing and high through-flow are key requirements.

Ceres Media restructures

Ceres Media has restructured and split into two separate divisions: Natural AdCampaign Print will continue to focus on the large-format printing industry marketing various products under the NatureWoven and TierraFilm brands; and NAC Industrial Products will market new NatureFloor products into the construction and plumbing and heating markets.

Two Sides/Print Power speakers confirmed

Jon King of Story Worldwide will be one of the Two Sides/Print Power key speakers at the Autumn Seminar on Monday 4 November at Stationers Hall, London.

Tech-ni-Fold fights back

UK-based Tech-ni-Fold has prevented a third US company from continuing to sell a device that Tech-ni-Fold believes infringes its Tri-Creaser patents. Rosback Company, Michigan, will be discontinuing its current design of its TrueScore-Pro and TrueScore-Pro Quad products.

ArtSystems ensures resellers can keep the chain of custody unbroken for new HP media

Recent FSC and PEFC confirmation certification in the UK of selected HP wide-format media has given resellers the opportunity to sell chain of custody certified HP wide-format media for the first time in the UK. ArtSystems can now provide these HP certified media with an unbroken chain of custody to resellers.

BPIF upbeat about print prospects following report

The latest BPIF ‘Printing Outlook’ report shows that activity within the UK print trade was more buoyant than expected during the second quarter of 2013. The July survey showed that whilst a majority of 53% of companies reported no change in demand levels more than a quarter (28%) said that the volume of domestic orders had improved. This outweighed a figure of 19% that suffered deterioration and also exceeded expectations from last quarter.

Details of PODi European AppForum released

How do people real use and interact with printed media in the digital age? That’s the theme of the PODi Europena AppForum in London on 25 September.

Avery Dennison 777 Cast Film now in stock at Spandex

Avery Dennison 777 Cast Film is now in stock at Spandex and ready for next day delivery. The new range of 100 coloured films offer conformability over rivets and corrugations, with up to eight years durability at a similar price level of a polymeric film.