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Author: Val Hirst

Roland DG launches IU-1000F UV-LED flatbed

Roland DG Corporation has expanded its already extensive UV-LED print portfolio with the addition of a new large-format UV-LED flatbed printer, the IU-1000F. Capable of printing on a wide range of substrates and objects at up to 116 sqm per hour, the IU-1000F is designed to meet the diverse application requirements of sign and print companies. As life cycles and requirements for communication tools such as outdoor and indoor advertising, event decoration, and store displays become shorter and more varied, companies operating within the sign and display sectors are increasingly offering a one-stop-shop service combined with a speedier response....

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Karibu sets new benchmark

Stiefel Digitalprint has installed the world’s first Karibu roll-to-roll printer, thus significantly raising the quality of its roll-to- roll print production. Based in Lenting, near Munich, Stiefel Digitalprint is extremely enthusiastic about the latest addition to the swissQprint product portfolio, which was launched earlier this year at FESPA Global Print Expo, with both the company’s Managing Director, Bernhard Stiefel and the machine’s operator waxing lyrical about its efficacy. Bernhard Stiefel declared: “The print quality we are achieving with the Karibu is the best I’ve ever seen in roll-to-roll printing!” The company, which has been a committed swissQprint user since...

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FESPA UK appoints a new President

Nicole Spencer, Operations Director at Hull-based printing specialists RMC Digital Print, has been appointed the new UK president at the FESPA UK Association. Nicole previously held the position of Vice President at FESPA UK Association and is the association’s first female president. She will be supported in her new role by Nick Kirby, from Swanline Print in Stone, Staffordshire, who is now the Associations’ Vice President. FESPA UK Association is part of a global membership association, which operates 37 national branches around the world, including FESPA UK. As a global federation, FESPA represents the interests of a billion-pound industry,...

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Perspex awarded Gold status for fleet efficiency

Perspex Distribution has been awarded an Energy Saving Trust recognised Gold award for reducing CO2 emissions, by fleet tracking provider Masternaut. The Masternaut Fleet CO2 Certification Programme is awarded annually at three levels. To achieve the top gold status, Perspex Distribution reduced CO2 emissions by over 19,000kg in 2018. Operating a fleet of 23 vehicles across five UK branches, Perspex Distribution distributes sheet plastics to customers in the visual communication, manufacturing and construction industries. Robert Johnson, Perspex Distribution Group Compliance and Process Manager, commented: “We are delighted to have received the Gold Award under Masternaut’s new CO2 certification. “Being...

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Zünd UK installs an HP Latex R2000

UK sign and print companies will benefit from a local partnership between HP and Zünd UK, which has resulted in the installation of an HP Latex R2000 printer in Zünd’s demonstration suite. Zünd UK’s G3, S3 and D3 digital cutting systems are an integral part of design and production environments around the world and its parent company, based in Switzerland, and HP have forged an agreement that will showcase how the two technologies can work together to create the most efficient workflow possible. As Dean Ashworth, Zund UK’s Sales and Marketing Manager, explained: “HP and Zünd have obvious synergy,...

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