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Author: Val Hirst

William Smith offers the new VION Décor window film range

The new range of VION films from William Smith offers a wide array of patterns that can be successfully used to transform the appearance of glass. VION Décor window films offer contemporary design solutions for use on glass substrates, including a wide range of graphic patterns such as stripes, gradations and fabric effects, plus a rainbow of exciting colours. In addition, the films can also be used to provide an element of privacy, with, for example, the frosted films, which simulate the effect of sandblasted glass, being used to obscure the view whilst also allowing the passage of natural...

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Hybrid offers a free UCJV150-160 with the JFX200-2513

Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, is offering a free Mimaki UCJV150-160 wide format LED UV printer/cutter to customers who purchase the popular JFX200-2513 LED UV 8’ x 4’ flatbed printer for a limited time. Providing powerful print and cut capabilities, the UCJV150 Series is Mimaki’s recently launched entry-level roll-to-roll LED UV machine, which with its 1.6m print width and instantly cured inks, delivers a versatile solution for sign and graphic providers. Mimaki’s JFX200-2513 is a multi award-winning flatbed that shares similar benefits to the UCJV150 thanks to its use of LED UV cured ink, high output...

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Brett Martin announces solar energy partnership

Brett Martin has announced that it is now procuring renewable electricity from a solar installation funded and developed by Lightsource BP, a global leader in the solar industry.  Combined with the energy supplied by Brett Martin’s onsite wind turbine, the company now receives 25 percent of its energy requirements from renewable sources. Lightsource BP financed, completed and now operate the 6.42MWp solar installation near Belfast, which is hard-wired directly into Brett Martin’s facility just over a mile away. The solar installation has an output power capacity of 6.42MWp (Megawatts-peak) – enough clean solar energy to power the equivalent of...

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Fastsigns centre confirms its commitment to excellence

The Fastsigns Kingston upon Thames centre has become the latest Fastsigns franchise to achieve an Idealliance G7 Master Qualification, bringing the total number of centres to obtain this accreditation to four. The G7 accreditation is an industry-leading set of best practices that recognises excellence and consistency in printing processes across all signage mediums, materials and substrates. The accreditation enables the centre to deliver a superior service to its customers by creating a grayscale definition, via an ink calibration method, which ensures the desired grayscale Pantone is achieved. Thus, customers that order the same sign on multiple occasions or have signs produced...

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Agfa Anapurna replaces three engines at PrintBig

The image shows (l to r) Paul Smith MD PrintBig, Paul Abson Sales Director PrintBig, Henry Stevens Agfa and Joe Woolley Production Manager PrintBig PrintBig, a design and print business, based in Headcorn near Ashford, has become the latest advocate of the Agfa brand following the installation of its first-ever Agfa engine, a new Anapurna H3200i LED press powered by the Agfa Asanti workflow solution. The new engine, which was installed early in July, has effectively replaced three machines, thus enabling PrintBig to print wider and faster according to PrintBig’s Managing Director, Paul Smith. The new Anapurna H3200iLED has...

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