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Author: Val Hirst

The beauty of the wind

3M has provided support to artist Andrew Lee, for his sculpture installation entitled ‘The Invisible Wind’, which was specially -commissioned for the new Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. Andrew has employed the colour-shifting effects of Dichroic Film from 3M in his ‘Flags’ sculpture. The 201 ‘flags’ each align themselves with the direction of the wind and enable the viewer to see the patterns of shifting currents and vortexes present in the invisible air. The Dichroic Film is unique in that it gradually changes from one colour to another, so when a new direction...

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ASLAN introduces new self-adhesive products

ASLAN showcased a wide range of customised self-adhesive solutions at the recent FESPA exhibition, where it also introduced more than a dozen new products. These included a new metal effect film in a trendy rose gold finish, as well as the ASLAN SE 75 MirrorEffect AntiScratch film, a high-quality, double-sided scratch-resistant polyester that offers a brilliant, mirror-like finish. Other new releases on show included three new, easy-to-use self-adhesive solutions for creating magnetically-receptive surfaces. Forming part of the ASLAN FerroSoft range, they can be combined with the many other blackboard and whiteboard films from the ASLAN memoboard range. A further...

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The Print Show gathers momentum

Ahead of the 2017 edition of The Print Show, the organiser, Link Exhibitions, has launched a brand-new website and officially opened visitor registration. Due to take place at the International Centre in Telford from October 11th to 13th, The Print Show 2017 is shaping up to be a record-breaking event, following the news that a host of new and returning exhibitors have confirmed their participation. In recent weeks, organisers have secured the signatures of AMS, Atlantic Tech Services, Quality Print Services, Newtown Tapes, Where The Trade Buys and Precision Printing. Quality Print Services offers wide-format print solutions, including hardware...

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The Antalis Digital Academy visits Belfast

Antalis recently took its Digital Academy to Belfast for a three-day roadshow of workshops, covering a range of topics designed to appeal to both newcomers to large format and experienced signmakers looking to diversify.  The Introduction to the Large Format Market, Signmaker’s Workshop, and Introduction to Vehicle Wrapping and Vinyl Application workshops attracted over 20 customers to the Digital Academy’s temporary home at the Kingspan Stadium. Giles Bristow, Digital Support Manager for Antalis, commented: “This roadshow follows the success of the Digital Academy’s visit to Dublin last year, which was extremely well-received. Thus we were delighted to take our...

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Spandex adds HP Latex 1500 printer to its hardware portfolio

Following the addition of the superwide HP Latex 1500 printer to its product portfolio, Spandex is inviting sign, display and print companies to book a demonstration at its Bristol facility. The superwide 3.2m HP Latex 1500 printer, which offers print speeds of over 70m2/h, complements Spandex’s existing portfolio of latex printers, which includes the HP Latex 300 Series. Latex technology offers users a competitive advantage due to its ability to produce high quality, scratch resistant prints for use in both indoor and outdoor applications, which are completely dry and ready for immediate installation. Furthermore, it can be successfully used...

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