Mon, Oct

GIS has appointed Martin Hoather as permanent chief operating officer (COO) after six months as acting COO, during which time he has helped plan the company’s ongoing expansion, including its recent move to new headquarters in Cambridge.

‘Challenge Antalis’ is a new initiative that will run at Ipex 20167, aimed at promoting the possibilities of wide-format digital printing. The company will invite visitors to test the stand team - digital support manager Giles Bristow, and technology and sales support specialist Paul Duffy - to find solutions for their job/campaign.

A reminder that The Inkjet Conference takes place next week - 24-25 October - in Dusseldorf. The final conference agenda features 62 presentations on three tracks and TheIJC networking arena hosts 87 tabletops. Prices at: http://theijc.com/about-event/registration?utm_source=mailing&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=ijc-mailing-171017

Xeikon has terminated the Trillium liquid toner development project first demonstrated at Drupa 2016 in the Trillium One press. The company said it had encountered several challenges in bringing it to market as a commercial product, with Benoit Chatelard, president and CEO digital solutions, of Xeikon parent Flint Group, explaining: “We are confident the segments we operate in can be well served with our current dry toner technology and the newly launched Panther UV inkjet technology.

Tring-based Projects and Print has bought a 3.2m Agfa Anapurna RTR3200i LED 6-colour printer with Asanti workflow to coincide with premises expansion. The company has taken 1,068m2 of new premises, making the site twice the size of the old one, which already accommodated a 2.5m Anapurna M2500i 6-colour hybrid printer bought in 2014.

Roland DG UK is running a free Creative Centre Experience Day at its Clevedon HQ on Wednesday 1 November. Attendees will be able to take advantage of workshops and tutorials designed to show how companies can boost their profits by targeting emerging and often-untapped markets.

New from Mimaki is the CF22-1225 flatbed cutting plotter that handles materials up to 1220 x 2440mm. It is intended to complement the Mimaki JFX200-2513, and with the addition of ArtiosCAD Designer Solution software, the two machines provide a print-and-cut workflow for creating custom packaging or prototypes.

Styline nonwoven wallpapers - specially developed for digital printing applications - have gained HP certification for use on its latex printers. Both the coated Styline New York and the uncoated Styline Hamburg are covered and profiles can be found in the HP Media Locator.

Beaverbrook House in Bletchley - the Printing Charity’s sheltered home for people who have retired from the printing industry - has hosted a joint event with the BPIF for residents and apprentices. The session, presented by Howie Blanks, the BPIF’s south-east training co-ordinator and BPIF training co-ordinator, John Campey, centred on the transformation of the printing industry over 50 years.

Oasis Graphic in Berkshire is continuing its growth strategy with a building expansion and investment in an Esko Kongsberg C64, a 3.2m HP L1500 Latex roll-to-roll printer, and a 1.63m HP 560 roll-to-roll Latex machine. Next steps include better resources in the studio and, as part of new business development, a focus on the workplace branding sector.

Sign ad Digital UK will return to the NEC next April with a host of new features and with the theme ‘Creativity Brought To Life’.

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