Reading-based large format graphics supplier VGL has installed a swissQprint Kudu, as the business continues to invest in pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional print for its customers.
Soyang Europe, the leading manufacturer and distributor of digitally printable wide-format and superwide-format media and surface coverings, and – through its acquisition of Josero – a supplier of leading edge wide and superwide-format print production hardware, are delighted to announce that they have been appointed as approved resellers of the VeloBlade range of digital die cutters from leading print finishing manufacturer Vivid Laminating Technologies.
Exclusive UK and Ireland Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services has announced the launch of two new UV printers that extend Mimaki’s popular 100 and 330 series product ranges – the UJV100-160Plus and UCJV330-160.
Innotech Digital has partnered with Liyu UK to release a new swatch book for a selected range of PVC-free, backlit and other digital display media that are fully tested and approved for the Liyu range of UV LED printers.
ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce that Bradley (Brad) Davis has been promoted to Service Operations Manager.
Leading exhibition stand design and build contractor Quadrant2Design has become the first company in the UK to adopt InkTec’s new state-of-the-art JETRIX XGR320 Roll-to-Roll LED UV Printer.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd announces its sponsorship of the UK Packaging Awards’ category for ‘Label of the Year Award’.
Premier, a leading supplier of paper, packaging and materials to the UK market, is thrilled to announce its exclusive partnership with Drytac, a pioneering company in adhesive science and print media technology.
Exclusive Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services will be holding a series of free events at its Cheshire showroom this autumn to help inspire and advise businesses looking to invest in the very latest printing and cutting technology.
FESPA UK are thrilled to announce the launch of the latest project ‘Sustainable Waste Academy’ in their ongoing mission to drive environmental awareness through the industry.
UK-based frame manufacturers Ultimat Frames has invested in a Fujifilm Acuity Prime 30 printer to support the expansion of its business and broaden its product offering.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce Premier Paper Group as the exclusive stockist of its market-leading materials in the UK and Ireland.
Birmingham-based design, print, and marketing solutions provider WisePrint Solutions has praised the impact of its new ColorJet Verve 2513 flatbed LED UV printer from Quality Print Services (QPS), revealing the machine has helped increase productivity and efficiency and allowed the company to expand its offering in the profitable events sector.
Whilst Potts Print has been an Agfa customer for many years, they have just purchased their first Agfa print engine, a Jeti Tauro H2500 LED, to support their increasing demand for large format print.
Atech Ltd will be returning to The Print Show for the UK launch of the brand new NESCHEN EcoLam 1650 laminator, along with a host of other cutting, laminating and finishing solutions.
Your Print Specialists Ltd (YPS) has announced it will be showcasing two exceptional products at The Print Show.
Solopress, a renowned leader in the UK's online print industry, is thrilled to unveil Soloflo - a groundbreaking API designed to vastly improve third-party print procurement processes.
BPIF Training Limited is pleased to announce the successful outcome of its recent inspection conducted from 1 to 4 August 2023. The inspection underscores the company's commitment to delivering quality education and training while fostering a skilled workforce for the print industry.
Mimaki Europe has announced the development of a new direct-to-film (DTF) printer, the TxF300-75. The new system incorporates the stability and functionality of Mimaki’s first DTF printer, the TxF150-75, while delivering new levels of productivity with print speeds that are three times higher.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the launch of its latest product – Polar Grip Air.
Darren Walker, a director at approved HP reseller partner Perfect Colours, recently walked the gruelling 96 miles of the West Highland Way in Scotland to generate funds for charity and raise awareness of the incurable cancer he has been battling for more than two years.
Pouches.co.uk have installed the HP Indigo 20000, with 25k upgrades, digital press to improve capacity and flexibility in its offerings, while providing high quality products manufactured on demand.
Given the advancements in digital advertising technology and its rising popularity among marketers, LFR considers some of the core challenges this poses to printed signage work and what the industry can do to respond.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd announces that it will be appearing at the IPIA Autumn Conference which is being held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on 31st August.
Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, has opened its newly upgraded showroom. Strategically located in Crewe, Cheshire, the revamped facility provides a space to showcase Mimaki's extensive range of industrial printing and cutting solutions and is designed to meet the diverse needs of print businesses across a wide array of industries.
The IPIA is setting out to assist the print industry with overcoming critical market challenges, revealing the theme for its 2023 Autumn Conference will be - Rising to the Challenge: Finding Opportunities to Grow and Thrive. It takes place on August 31st at The MTC in Coventry.
The leading multi-format event organisers have teamed up with ExCeL London, a renowned sustainability-driven event venue, to ensure sustainability remains at the forefront of both organisations' agendas, driving a collective effort to enact positive change in the events industry.
Bristol-based graphics and display company N3 Display Graphics used Drytac ReTac Textures embossed film to produce a series of eye-catching wallpapers to transform the interior of a client’s premises.
Canon UK & Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Scott as its new HR Director.
Atech Ltd has announced exclusive UK distribution of the new NESCHEN EcoLam 1650. This entry-level European-manufactured, heat-assisted, cold laminator is designed to cater to the needs of small print shops, low to medium-volume operations, and basic roll and rigid jobs.
Lancashire-based printed brand communications company Envision Media has hailed the impact of its new HP Stitch S1000 dye sublimation printer, revealing that the machine has helped speed up production and reduce turnaround times for its customers.
Global printing industry leader Inkcups announces the addition of a new direct salesperson in the UK and Ireland, further strengthening our commitment to providing dedicated localized support in Europe as part of our expanding operations.
LFR previews Ricoh’s latest report on the use of automation in print and pulls out some of the key findings, highlighting the potential paths to success for print service providers.
Investment in a Mimaki Tx300P-1800B digital printer has allowed Dundee-based Flamingo Fabrics to revolutionise its business model, as it focuses on providing sustainable solutions for designers and home sewing enthusiasts.
Premier Paper Group have recently announced the addition of eTEC ACM, within their range of display graphic media.
SOS, GMG Color and Vivid are teaming up for an Open House Event to be held on 6th and 7th September at Vivid’s showroom in Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire.
swissQprint, Zünd, Metis, AVA, Kene Partners, and Compass Business Finance will demonstrate profitable sales growth strategies for digital printing, signage, and packaging production leaders at one-day events on 13th and 14th September 2023.
Shore Wraps, Scotland’s leading vehicle wrapping and livery specialist, has invested in the Epson SureColor SC-S80600 to expand on its solutions to customers and meet increased business opportunities as it moves into larger premises.
An expansive and far-reaching segment, Rob Fletcher speaks with two leading manufacturers from the screen printing market to find out where the market may be heading and what sort of developments we can expect.
UK-headquartered global design and production agency B_RD recently invested in two HP Latex printers to offer more sustainable printing options to its customers around the world.
Reel Label Solutions has invested in a Durst Tau 330 RSC E press to help scale up production capacity to meet growing demand. The company has been using inkjet presses for more than 12 years, and when needing additional capacity its demands were exacting.
Watford-based large-format print and specialist fabrication company Stylographics recently used Print Floor from Soyang Europe to produce a striking retail window display for global fashion brand Marc Jacobs.
Fujifilm’s 240m2 stand will be the largest single exhibitor stand in the history of the exhibition and will demonstrate the breadth of Fujifilm’s digital inkjet and toner solutions, spanning the commercial, wide format and packaging print sectors.
Design, like many things, is cyclical. And that cyclical nature of trends in design, especially in branding and packaging, is about to reach warp speed.
The automotive industry is one of the most competitive in the world, with brands in a constant tussle to be innovative and remain relevant. But within this tussle, Royal Enfield stands out as an ever-present name in the space, having the longest-lived motorcycle design in history - and they aren't just stopping there!
Digital print specialists JBF Digital have transformed its service delivery, improved production quality and broadened its application versatility using the Epson SureColor SC-V7000 UV Flatbed printing solution.
As part of the 12th Edition of London's Sculpture in the City project, large format print expert MacroArt has teamed up with Mtec Fine Art, at the invitation of exhibition organisers the City of London Corporation and Lacuna, to play a part in bringing a key site in London to life with Arturo Herrara’s stunning mural Untitled, 2020.
Premier Paper Group have been announced as new stockists of the Drytac range of wide format media.
ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, and part of Westcoast Group, is delighted to announce it has secured renewal for key International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certifications ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Belfast-based diversified print operation MAD Colour has revealed how its purchase of an HP Stitch S1000 dye sublimation printer has allowed it to bring work in house and significantly grow its business.
Innovia Films, a major producer of BOPP films, is investing in a new coating line to develop a new range of PVC-free films for the graphics sector at their site in Wigton, Great Britain.
Solopress is excited to announce that Paul O’Connor has been appointed to the role of Head of Commercial Development, working alongside Head of Business Development, Phil Foster, and reporting directly to MD Simon Cooper.
Is 2023 the year the refill revolution finally arrives?
While most packaging industry discussions focus on removing plastic from the supply chain and improving recyclability, refillable packaging has remained curiously low-profile in the swirling sustainability discourse.
Since YPS launched the Moditech Electronic Workstation (EWS) in the UK last year, it has been clear that this is a machine designed to make a huge and positive impact on the day-to-day operations of print providers and sign-makers. At Navigator Signing Solutions, the newly installed machine has already shown its value and is like having an extra team member.
At FESPA 23, Innotech Digital finalised an exclusive distribution agreement with Heytex Bramsche to supply its Side Curtains for trucks and trailers in the UK. The high-quality banner materials are available in 900gsm and in 2.5m and 3m widths and are specifically designed for use as truck curtains.
In addition to discovering the very latest Mimaki technology, the company’s exclusive distributor, Hybrid Services is offering incredible prizes to visitors to its Summer Mimaki Technology Showcase. Hybrid is holding the event from Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st July as it celebrates the opening of its new showroom at its UK headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire.
Soyang Europe, the leading manufacturer and distributor of digitally printable wide-format and superwide-format media and surface coverings, and – through its acquisition of Josero – a supplier of leading edge wide and superwide-format print production hardware solutions, is delighted to announce it will host a series of Open Day events at its headquarters this summer.
London Packaging Week is back with a bang, and this year's edition promises to be bigger and better than ever before. As a co-located event featuring exhibitors from four show areas, namely Packaging Première, PCD, PLD, and Food & Consumer Pack, it’s the ultimate platform for packaging businesses to showcase their products.
Hybrid Software Group is primed to showcase its innovative stack of products which power the heart of industrial printing at Labelexpo Europe 2023, from 11th to 14th September 2023 in Hall 8 B/45.
Its All About the Application!
This event will look at ways businesses in the visual communications arena can push the materials, machines, and technology they use to the limits, to produce the most powerful visual displays possible.
Established in 2014, The Sign Shed specialises in manufacturing and supplying safety signs, banners, stickers, and personalized signage for businesses and homes.
Antalis has expanded its ever-popular Coala brand of large-format digital media with a new addition to the wallcovering range.
The IPIA is very proud to have participated in a joint delegation to No10 Downing Street to advocate for the print, paper and packaging industries. Its members met with a senior special advisor to the Prime Minister.
swissQprint is giving customers the chance to see first-hand the productivity and versatility of its award-winning Kudu flat-bed printer, with the arrival of a demonstration machine at its UK headquarters in Bracknell.
Ricoh UK has announced Glenn Griggs as the new Chief Executive Officer. Glenn succeeds Phil Keoghan who was promoted to lead Ricoh Northern Europe in April 2022.
Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA business unit of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, announces that it has appointed the company Graphtec GB as a UK distributor for its sign and display and UV LED product range.
Leading environmental compliance data specialist Ecoveritas has urged the UK Government to stay the course regarding the protracted Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy reforms.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kieran Blacknall as Academy Manager in the UK.
William Smith is delighted to announce the highly anticipated expansion of Arlon’s esteemed Premium Colour Change Range, now featuring ten captivating new colour patterns.
Vale Labels has enhanced its business with an investment in a market-leading leading Tau 330 RSC-E UV LED single-pass press from Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.
Antalis has announced that Nicholas Thompson will be taking up the role of Managing Director for the UK and Ireland from the 1 July 23, replacing David Hunter who is retiring from the business.
FESPA UK are delighted to announce a fantastic new free agent signing to the board. With an impressive long career in a range of industries including 25 at Stylographics, FESPA UK acquire leading scorer Simon Wheeler for the foreseen future as the newest addition to all-star board.
Canon UK & Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Khalid Aziz as its new Digital Printing & Solutions (DP&S) Marketing Director.
The Big Display Company has a lot to smile about having taken receipt of their latest print engine, a new Agfa Avinci CX3200 Dye Sublimation printer, which is giving them triple the output of its predecessor.
Ipswich based food safety compliance equipment supplier, Klipspringer has installed a swissQprint Impala 4 to enhance printing of its personalised printed products and build its reputation as a 'one stop safety partner' for customers.
ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce that Technical Service Manager Lorna Brindley has been nominated for a major honour at the 2023 CRN Women & Diversity in Channel Awards.
When Innotech Digital launched the General Formulation AutoMark Vinyl at Wrapfest earlier this year, it was very well received by the vehicle wrapping community.
Parisa Maleki, Community & Content Manager at Easyfairs,discusses how packaging design needs to adapt to its new responsibilities, what this means for the unboxing phenomenon, and how blending product and package is the way to go.
Leading wide-format print, graphics, and branding specialist MacroArt continues to bolster its commitment to sustainability in the events sector with the launch of its new banner rental service.
Bobst UK & Ireland has appointed Kearon Scarrott as its new Area Sales Manager for CI Flexo, as the company renews its focus on sales in the flexible packaging sector.
Datateam Business Media Ltd is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) from Faversham House Ltd.
IPIA Chair, Charles Rogers, was invited to attend an event hosted by the Deputy Prime Minister, MP Oliver Dowden, to represent the UK print industry at a special Business Leaders Reception at No10.
Soyang Europe, the leading manufacturer and distributor of digitally printable wide-format and superwide-format media and surface coverings, and – through the acquisition of Josero – a supplier of leading edge wide and superwide-format print production hardware solutions from many of the industry’s biggest and best-known printer brands, is offering an insight into current industry trends by sharing a list of its best-selling materials over the past 12 months.
Are you thinking about how you can enhance your print room this summer? Want to see a variety of printing and finishing equipment in action without the pressure of a personalised demo? Why not attend one of the printMAX Open Days?
It is becoming an uphill battle for businesses to stand out from the crowd, especially when it comes to providing goods and services in an era of hyper-consumerism, which is certainly true for the web-to-print-self-adhesive label and sticker industry. However, Stickershop has continued to move far ahead of its competition.
ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of events showcasing how specific print technologies can help print service providers (PSPs) succeed in the modern market.
Soyang, a UK-based partner of Fujifilm, recently hosted an Open House event to showcase the remarkable capabilities of the ‘superwide’ (5m) Acuity Ultra R2 roll-fed printer to customers in its showroom.
The first quarter of 2023 has turned out to be significantly more challenging than expected for the UK’s printing and printed packaging industry.
Full service print provider Minuteman Press Bath recently used Drytac ReTac Textures Canvas film to produce a colourful wallcovering for a new wardrobe experience in the historic English city of Bath.
A long-standing client of swissQprint, Stocksigns has been using a first-generation Impala since 2010. This was the 15th swissQprint machine to be placed in the UK at the time, and it helped the business transition from silk screen to digital printing.
ISA-UK, the leading independent trade association for the UK sign, graphics and visual communications industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of David Allen as its new President.
While providing high quality products and solutions to the customer is of course critically important, here at Soyang Europe, we like to go that extra mile for all our clients, providing them with focused and friendly service each step of their journey.
William Smith launches Contra Vision AutoGraph, the world’s first perforated window film specifically designed for vehicle wraps and other overlaminated applications.
Labelprint24, the specialist high-tech online print provider for product labelling and packaging solutions, has invested in two Fujifilm digital print solutions: the Jet Press 750S High Speed Model, the first Jet Press installation globally to feature the recently introduced high-capacity option which has increased feed and delivery stack heights, and the Revoria Press PC1120.
Tracy Dineen has been appointed Business Development Manager in southern England for Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.
WrapFest, the brand-new event dedicated exclusively to vehicle wrapping, vinyl installation and detailing launched by FESPA, was hailed a runaway success by the industry last week as it took place at Silverstone for the first time.