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Smith shows sign and display solutions at SignLink Live

Smith Sign & Display will showcase a wide selection of signage and display solutions At SignLink Live, all of which are manufactured in the company’s purpose-built facility and supplied exclusively to the trade. On Stand K09, visitors will be able to view a range of signs in both illuminated and non-illuminated versions, including bespoke sign tray, projecting, suspended and wayfinding systems. Bespoke sign trays that help increase brand awareness are manufactured using an advanced CNC router in two or three millimetre aluminium with a choice of vinyl or powder-coated finish. The illuminated versions use advanced LED technology that is...

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Graphtec GB to demonstrate latest cutting solutions

On Stand J03 at SignLink Live, Graphtec GB will demonstrate selected products from its wide range of cutting solutions. These comprise examples from the flagship FC8600 and the CE6000 series of roll-fed cutters, the latest FCX2000 series of flatbed machines and the newly renamed F-MARK combined automatic digital die-cutting and sheet-feeding system. The upgraded FC8600 series of cutters incorporates the latest version 6 of Graphtec’s proprietary ARMS (Automatic Registration Mark Sensing) system and the ISM (Intelligent Scan Mode) function and is supplied with the latest Graphtec Pro Studio software. This is based on the popular FlexiSIGN family of design...

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AXYZ to demonstrate Trident print finishing system

On Stand GO9 at The Print Show, AXYZ International will demonstrate the Trident hybrid CNC routing and knife-cutting print finishing system. This powerful production workhorse combines routing and cutting capabilities in a single machine, thereby obviating the need for large-format graphics and print finishing specialists to invest in two separate machines to carry out these functions. Trident has been developed to help resolve issues frequently encountered by both sectors and in particular the need to process an ever increasing range of different rigid and flexible media that invariably require a wider, deeper and longer routing/cutting capability. The machine claims...

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A wave of colour

Visitors to a University of Greenwich show were treated to a fantastic array of imagery following its investment in two Canon’s Océ ColorWave 700 printers. “The exhibition took longer to take down than it did to print,” said Phil Hudson, Technical Team Leader, University of Greenwich. “The Océ ColorWaves are fast, efficient and cost effective. Two years ago, ink was one of our biggest expenses and we needed to reduce consumable costs. Since purchasing the Océ ColorWave 700s, we have significantly cut ink costs, increased production capacity and improved flexibility. “Now students can be highly creative and produce work...

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Avery to sell Gauzy’s retrofit solution for switchable films

Avery Dennison Corporation has made an investment in Gauzy, an Israeli-based developer and manufacturer of liquid-crystal-based materials, films, applications and solutions for a variety of end markets. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Gauzy has successfully commercialised several initial ‘smart glass’ products, including an embedded switchable window film that can alternate from clear and frosted with the touch of a button. Gauzy is the only provider that offers a fully warranted, integrated solution that includes window films, hardware controllers for film operation and preservation, and complete certification and training with verification tools for worldwide partners. The film is currently used...

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