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Author: Val Hirst

The Dos and Don’ts of purchasing a CNC router

Leading supplier of high-performance CNC routing, cutting and engraving systems, AXYZ Automation Group offers some useful guidelines for potential new owners. These will be particularly relevant during the current financial uncertainty and the need to exert greater control over capital investment in plant and machinery. Given the somewhat volatile business climate prevailing at present, there will be an understandable temptation on the part of companies to opt for off-the-shelf lower-cost standard solutions rather than fully customised ones that provide a guaranteed high-performance capability with a correspondingly high return on investment (ROI) potential. This apparent initial financial saving will, in...

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FESPA Brasil 2020 now rescheduled for September

FESPA has announced that its flagship Latin American event, FESPA Brasil, will return to Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo from 23rd-25th September 2020. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place from 18th–21st March 2020, had to be postponed due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. FESPA CEO Neil Felton commented: “We are very pleased to confirm that FESPA Brasil will be going ahead in 2020. The event will now feature an expanded daily schedule, allowing visitors more time to enjoy the immersive experience they have come to expect from a FESPA event.” Visiting hours...

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swissQprint offers orange ink and varnish options

Sign and print companies which appreciate the versatility offered by swissQprint’s flatbed and roll-to-roll printers will welcome the introduction of two new options that are designed to further broaden the application scope of the machines. In order to reproduce corporate colours even more accurately and to expand the overall colour gamut, a new orange ink is now available. This can be either be used in combination with process colours, or directly as a spot colour. Its colour values are essentially the same as Pantone 021, a fresh, bright orange and it is designed to complement standard ink sets for...

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Join the FuturePrint Virtual Summit

 In response to the current crisis the world is experiencing, FM Future has announced the first FuturePrint Virtual Summit, which is scheduled to take place on 2nd -4th June 2020. Free for all attendees and participants, the objective of the summit is to provide an online platform to connect the international print industry, to facilitate knowledge sharing, valuable networking, product and service updates and to provide the inspiration and support to stimulate business during and beyond this very challenging period. Marcus Timson, Co-Director of FM Future, (pictured above right) explained: “In March, FuturePrint launched a series of webinars for...

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Global PrintExpo launches as a fully virtual exhibition

Resolve Business Management has announced the launch of Global PrintExpo, which it claims is the world’s first Virtual Exhibition and conference facility for the printing industry.   In developing this concept, Show Directors Wayne Beckett and Chris Watson of RBM have used their longstanding technical experience of managing cloud-based products as well as their expertise in running large-scale printing industry exhibitions.  The show will open in June 2020. Commenting on the venture, Beckett said: “We believe this is clearly the right time to launch a virtual print show, not just because of the present restrictions in attending physical trade...

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