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Mimaki presents the beauty of textile printing at Heimtextil

Mimaki has announced that it will be exhibiting at Heimtextil 2018, which will take place on 9th-12th January 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. The company, a pioneer with a longstanding heritage in digital textile printing, will be showcasing both direct-to-textile and sublimation transfer printers, as well as displaying a wide range of printed textiles onStand D10, Hall 6.0, at the show. A highlight of Mimaki’s show stand is always the application showcase and Heimtextil will be no exception. This year, Mimaki is inviting all designers and manufacturers of homeware to visit its large, roomy application area to experience the beauty...

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Iconic interiors

Signage specialist, Signbox, won the Décor Award at the British Sign Awards 2017 in November for its sign and graphics project for the London office of Alpha Bank, a leading Greek financial group. Playing a key role in the award-winning project was Lintec’s UV printable architectural film, which was used for iconic manifestations that appear on the offices’ glazed partitions. A new category at this year’s British Sign Awards, the Décor Award recognises the outstanding signmaking skills and materials that enhance interiors.   Signbox printed 100 square metres of Lintec’s UV printable film (E-2200ZC) on an in-house Durst P10-160...

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Get sticking with Nutmeg Studio

Milton Keynes-based Nutmeg Studio is truly a business created out of love. The company was initially founded as Nutmeg Wallart in 1999 when Adele MacKinnon and her husband purchased a Roland CAMM-1 GR-640 vinyl cutter and an Apple Mac computer and began offering printed graphics to local businesses. Adele MacKinnon explains: “After leaving college I initially worked for a couple of sign companies, finally settling at Technical Signs in Watford where I met my husband. I left work to have my first child and began to work freelance, with my husband cold-calling high street businesses every Friday to source...

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Fastsigns lowers costs and speeds up production

The EFI H1625 LED at the FASTSIGNS Head Office in Kingston Upon Thames Fastsigns in Kingston Upon Thames, provides a comprehensive range of signs and graphics for customers in Surrey and prides itself on being able to rise to any visual communications challenge. Mark Phelps, the company’s Managing Director, explained: “We have our own in-house design team, and can provide a creative solution for every application, including corporate branding, safety signage and brand promotion, but nowadays, creativity has to be combined with speed and quality too.”   The printer being used for a recent hoarding project and, below, after...

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Pressure-sensitive films meet market demand

Despite the best efforts of Hurricane Harvey, the AWA Pressure-sensitive Graphic Films Seminar took place as scheduled in New Orleans on 9th October, bringing to the US sign, vehicle graphics, architectural graphics, and promotional graphics market, across the supply chain, an update on global market developments and technologies coupled with industry innovation and issues. The 2017 edition of this annual event, which alternates between Europe and USA, opened with an overview of the global graphic films market from Sami Mulari, Manager, Market Research and Consulting, for AWA Alexander Associates, aglobal market research and consultancy company with a unique industry...

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