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Author: Val Hirst

New diamond polishing machine gives acrylic the edge

Leading supplier of flame/diamond polishing, heat-bending and edge-bevelling solutions to the sign and display, plastics fabrication and general engineering industries, Alton-based Awltech PFE has now introduced a new diamond polishing machine. Called the AMI-c, it has been developed primarily for the edge-finishing of acrylic and its plastic derivatives that are used extensively by these industries. Available in a choice of two models with respective processing lengths of 2.1 and 3.1m, both machines will polish material up to a thickness of 120mm at 90 degrees and up to a thickness of 80mm at 45 degrees. Both machines will also polish...

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Resource Digital Graphics doubles its throughput

With a need to boost flatbed capacity in its factory, Resource Digital Graphics decided to compare printers from its existing supplier with a range of competitors over the course of a year. After a rigorous selection process, Fujifilm’s Acuity Select HS printer came out on top. Founded by brothers Lance and Darren Britnell in 2011, Resource Digital Graphics specialises in producing a huge range of complex, high-quality wide format jobs with fast turnaround times. “Darren and I both had nearly 30 years’ experience in the industry when we set the company up,” said company co-founder Lance. “Between the two...

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SignLink Live rebrands as The Sign Show

Following a successful first edition this year, SignLink Live is to rebrand as The Sign Show in order to better demonstrate its point of focus and commitment to the sign industry. SignLink Live took place for the first time in October 2017, when it ran concurrently with its sister event The Print Show. The two events attracted a combined total of 5,335 visitors from a wide range of backgrounds. Chris Davies, Event Director for both The Sign Show and The Print Show, commented: “The Print Show does exactly what it says on the tin; it’s a show all about...

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CMYUK is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Squid

CMYUK has been appointed as the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of Squid self-adhesive fabric, which can be used to create interesting effects on windows and glazed partitions, in the retail space and for both corporate and domestic interior décor applications. A transparent self-adhesive fabric that was originally designed for use as window decoration, Squid can also be successfully applied to walls and other flat surfaces too. It can be digitally printed or applied as a natural fabric, with both effects offering one-way vision to ensure privacy. Furthermore, it is moisture and heat resistant, making it ideal for use...

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Fastsigns’ CEO opens new Leicester centre

Fastsigns’ global CEO Catherine Monson has officially opened the network’s new Leicester franchise as part of a tour of UK centres. Catherine flew in from the US to attend the Fastsigns UK annual convention and to visit some of the company’s biggest success stories of 2017. Accompanied by Fastsigns UK Managing Director, John Davies, Catherine travelled to Leicester to officially cut the ribbon at the new centre and meet Leicester franchisee Nyemachi Atanda and family, along with the centre’s sales and production teams. Speaking at the opening, Catherine said: “Since its inspirational premier league success, Leicester has experienced significant growth. There’s...

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