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Author: Val Hirst

Applelec celebrates 20 years in business

Applelec is celebrating 20 years of successful trading, during which time the company has seen significant changes and developments. Originally established as a metal fabricator, Applelec has since evolved into a bespoke manufacturer of signage, displays and LED solutions, with its celebrated LED Light Sheet product now providing the illumination for a range of national and international projects. In addition to its manufacturing activities, Applelec also supplies LED systems and recently become the sole UK distributor for SloanLED. The growth of the company prompted its 2016 relocation into a 6.3-acre site at Bradford’s Wharfedale Business Park, where all manufacturing...

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Azonprinter introduces the Matrix R printer

Azonprinter has introduced a new addition to its range of Azon Matrix industrial printing solutions, the Azon Matrix R platform, which features Ricoh Gen5 printheads. It offers flatbed UV-LED inkjet printing with three optional bed sizes of 800 mm x 1600 mm and 1600 mm x 2500/3200 mm and can be used in conjunction with substrates up to 25cm in height and with a weight of up to100kg. The Azon Matrix R series extends productivity and creativity by printing directly onto any type of material, including ABS, polycarbonate, TPU, PVC, wood, stone, glass, canvas, ceramics and aluminum and, in...

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ChromaLuxe approval for Roland’s Texart SBL3 inks

Roland DG EMEA has announced that its Texart SBL3 dye-sublimation inks have earned certification from ChromaLuxe for outdoor durability. This certification assures users that they can expect optimum quality and durability when transfer graphics are printed with Texart SBL3 inks and sublimated to ChromaLuxe EXT (Extended Life) UV-resistant photo panels. In addition to the certification, ChromaLuxe is backing up the UV resistance and expected outdoor life of graphics printed with Texart inks and transferred to ChromaLuxe EXT with a two-year warranty on photography-based output and a three-year warranty on signage-based output. This certification from ChromaLuxe applies to all standard...

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Fundraising success for Fastsigns

Fastsigns UK has revealed the final results of its mammoth five-month charity challenge, which saw staff at 17 of the UK franchises and Support Centre donning sweatbands for the Simon Cooper Foundation. The event saw workers from the centres walking, swimming, running and cycling a total of 1,588 miles, thus smashing their original target of 720 miles. Activities completed included the UK support team climbing Mount Snowdon, Fastsigns Leeds completing a 120km bike ride in the Tour de Yorkshire, Fastsigns Hammersmith taking part in a team triathlon and Fastsigns Chelmsford participating in a colour run. In total, the teams...

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Zeta awarded an Innovate UK grant

Bicester-based Zeta Specialist Lighting celebrates its 30th anniversary year by championing innovation. The company has secured an Innovate UK grant, which will be used to fund R&D into emerging technologies, as well as to accelerate the launch of a number of new solar-powered and LED lighting systems. Zeta was originally founded on a commitment to design and develop sustainable, cost-efficient and technologically brilliant lighting solutions. Now, three decades later, R&D remains at the heart of the business. Zeta’s mainstay is solar-powered solutions and it has a strong portfolio of in-house developed systems for the commercial, rail, signage, street, highway...

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