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International Artist, Emily Campbell has been creating stunningly beautiful, bespoke vinyl flooring for over 20 years. Her unusual and individual designs, promoted under the name of Blue Butterfly Flooring, makes use of images taken from above, emulating the sensation of standing in the actual landscape. Through the use of photography, she creates a world that contains both reality and the imaginary. It's through this ‘experiential décor’ that one really gets the sense of standing in an actual landscape.
Growth rates in wide format printing are impressive. More and more wide format printers are relying on web shops to offer their customers a fast, simple and digital platform for new print jobs. In order to be able to meet the ever-increasing demand in the web-to-print business on time, it is now more important than ever to take the step towards automation. However, how can production processes be optimized as effectively as possible in order to achieve higher revenue and improved print quality?
Istanbul-based Maggenta, a leading printer of custom-made wallpapers for businesses and individuals around the world, was founded in 2010. The company prints high-quality, emission-compliant, environmentally-friendly wallpaper using a Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 II. Having invested in an Acuity LED 1600 in 2014, Maggenta upgraded to the Acuity LED 1600 II in February 2018, boosting production speed by 50% and bringing in added versatility. With this recent investment, Maggenta, once a latex print specialist, has ceased all latex print for wall coverings.
When Fespa UK Association ran their Textile Printing Now Conference at the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield, a large audience of specifiers, designers, printers, retailers and importantly colleges and academics heard what is happening in the industry and where the industry is going.
Based across two East Midlands sites, ADS2 Brands is one of the oldest and largest producers of beer dispenser fonts, taps and handles in the world. ADS2 Longborough, located in Sandy, Bedfordshire is the print division of the business and in the past eighteen months, two Fujifilm Acuity Select flatbeds – with Uvijet KV inks in a CMYK plus two white channels configuration – have revolutionised its production of optical logos and changeable beer font shrouds for some of the biggest beverage brands in the world, including Tennent’s, Stella Artois, Heineken and many others.
One of the UK’s largest fabric printers, Northern Flags, is flying the flag with Agfa Graphics having invested in two Agfa print engines and a workflow solution for their new Leeds facility.
Located in Belgrade (Serbia), BG Reklam GmbH, is widely recognized as the go-to provider for high-quality, permanent POP/POS products. The company, which was founded in 2001, now has more than 170 employees and subsidiaries in Vienna and London. BG Reklam considers flexibility to be a key component of the company's success. By handling its entire value chain in house, BG Reklam can respond to demands in the shortest possible amount of time. In an effort to further expand the company's production capacity, BG Reklam recently added a high-performance Zünd G3 XL-3200 cutting system. The configuration included the powerful RM-L 3.6kW router module combined with the fully automated router bit changer ARC.
In recent years, textile and fabric print have emerged as among the key growth areas for print and related companies. With customers becoming ever more ambitious and adventurous with their ideas, it is up to print companies to meet their requirements.