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Plastic Former scores a first with the EFI H1625 SD

Graphics printed with EFI SuerDraw UV ink Manchester-based Plastic Formers, which has been supplying fabricated, moulded and engineered plastic components since its inception nearly 50 years ago, now specialises in the manufacture, processing and design of plastic products. When the company recently decided to expand its product range, it began seeking a digital printer that it could use to print directly on to a wide range of thermo formable plastics, a search that led it directly to the EFI H1625 SuperDraw printer. Daniel Jepson, the company’s Technical Director and his team first saw the machine at CMYUK during a...

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Adding WOW to the BRITs

Audiences were wowed by the stage set at the recent BRIT Awards, which was created by Misty Buckley Production Design and featured DI-NOC architectural finishes by 3M. The dramatic, origami-inspired stage backdrop stood at 15-metres tall and 59-metres wide, captivating architects, interior designers and the viewing public. The bold structure comprised multiple folded and prism-shaped formations, with names such as Iceberg, Moving Mountain, Peace Crane and Shard. Although these were cleverly constructed to look like one completeentity that had been crafted from dark metals,it was in fact, a steel structure with a hard cladding of aluminium composite board, whichwas...

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MagneTape makes light work of sign installation

MagneTape, a new high performance magnetic tape from Eurobond Adhesives, can be used to mount printed media to another surface. When the magnetic tape is applied to the rear of a substrate, it enables a sign or graphic to be installed quickly and easily and repositioned as many times as required. MagneTape can be used to create high quality signs for both internal and external use in a wide variety of different applications in the retail, corporate, leisure, public and healthcare sectors.It is ideal for use in the application of aisle end signage and printed media and for pop-...

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Perspex introduces Intelligent acrylic for lighting

Perspex acrylic has always been a natural partner for LEDs and enhances LED performance in lighting units, but now, the Perspex team has gone one step further and developed Perspex Light, a complete range of optimised products for luminaire design technologies, edge lit and back lit illumination. Perspex Edge has been specially developed for edge illumination and combines slim panel designs with cost efficiencies.  Each grade is individually optimised for double edge illumination of various panel widths.   Perspex Diffuse can be used for back and edge illuminated light panels as well as for decorative lighting.  A wide range...

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Durst introduces full digital glaze line

Durst has used the CEVISAMA 2018 Ceramic Tile and Machinery Exhibition in Valencia, Spain, to unveil more details on its full digital glaze line currently undergoing industrial field-testing. After more than six years of research and development to create a complete glazing line capable of integrating a fully digital process based on an open system, Durst has confirmed that first customer installations are scheduled to start later this year. The solution incorporates latest-generation Durst glazing, printing and finishing technologies that can work with glazes that are similar to conventional products. On its stand at CEVISAMA 2018, Durst unveiled the...

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