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Author: Val Hirst

Antalis introduces Oracal cast wrap films

Antalis has introduced the full range of premium Oracal 970GRA cast wrap films to enable its customers to tap into the ever-increasing demand for vehicle wrapping. It now offers 96 colours, which are available in a choice of gloss, matt (including a super matt black option), or metallic finishes, plus a premium shift effect cast option that has a multi-colour shimmer. A multi-layered, high performance cast PVC film (100 micron) from Orafol, Oracal 970GRA has been specially developed for complete product wrapping, particularly on vehicles. Engineered to the highest technological standards and featuring a built-in protective clear coat layer,...

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AllSigns heads in the right direction with Trotec laser

An investment in a Trotec laser has enabled the Bristol-based sign company, AllSigns Visual Communication to diversify its product portfolio and bring laser cutting in-house. AllSigns, which manufactures bespoke signage and decorative artwork for corporate environments, continually invests in new technology and the purchase of the Speedy 400 laser cutter has enabled it to respond more quickly to customer demands.  Graham Wood, Managing Director at AllSigns explained: “While we previously outsourced our laser cutting work, the acquisition of the Speedy 400 has provided us with the control required to work to tight deadlines.  “We are now able to create...

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Nazdar appoints new Sales Manager for EMEA

Nazdar Ink Technologies (UK) has appointed Jim Whitehead as Sales Manager, EMEA.  Based in the UK, Jim will be responsible for sales management of Nazdar branded and non-OEM private labelled screen, digital and narrow web products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Jim has more than 20 years’ experience in the printing ink industry, starting as a formulation scientist, before becoming a service specialist. More recently, he has been involved in business development and been responsible for team management as well as developing distribution networks. In other previous roles, Jim has also taken responsibility for narrow...

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FESPA Eurasia 2017 is a hit

It has been yet another successful year for FESPA Eurasia, as the Istanbul-based exhibition welcomed 8,761 unique visitors over the course of four days in December. The final figure represents an increase when compared to FESPA Eurasia 2016, which registered 8,232 unique visitors during the same four day period. Visitors from the host country, Turkey, made up the majority of the audience, with visitors also travelling from further afield. The top 10 attending countries outside Turkey include: Bulgaria, Tunisia, Iran, Greece, Iraq, Germany, China, Algeria, Russia and Morocco. The specialty print event saw over 150 companies, including over 500...

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Digital Wordcrafts doubles its productivity

Leicester-based Digital Wordcrafts recently purchased an Agfa Anapurna H3200i LED UV printer and a Zünd G3 XL3200 digital flatbed cutter from i-Sub Digital. Digital Wordcrafts, which was founded in 1988, provides a complete range of printing and signage solutions to companies across the UK. Explaining the scope of his company’s services, Managing Director, said: “One of our major customers is health food retail chain, Holland & Barrett. Using our large and small format printing facilities, we provide all the internal graphics for its stores throughout the country, as well as external fascia, illuminated and projecting signage.” He continued: “Over...

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