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Author: Val Hirst

AWA reports on pressure-sensitive graphic films

Pressure-sensitive films for the broad spectrum of graphic applications are the subject of a new edition of the established global market report from AWA Alexander Watson Associates: AWA Global Pressure-sensitive Graphic Films Market Study 2018.   This is a major and diversified marketplace, representing a volume of 2575 million square metres of material volumes in 2017, and AWA forecasts that it will continue to grow at 6.2 percent per annum in the medium term. Most usage of pressure-sensitive graphic films continues to be in indoor advertising, promotion and branding and, in terms of choice of material, the preferred film substrate...

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EasyCut Studio releases version 4.0.5.5 of EasySignCut Pro

As a popular provider of signmaking software, EasyCut Studio has released the updated version v4.0.5.5 of EasySignCut Professional, a feature rich package that includes all of the tools required to create and produce vinyl cut signage on virtually any vinyl cutter currently available. The new version adds support for Roland GS, Teneth, GoldCut, Redsail, and Liyu vinyl cutters, In addition, the software is perfectly compatible with both macOS 10.13 High Sierra and Windows 10 platforms. Providing a complete design and production software that has been specifically designed for sign and large format display-type graphics, EasySignCut Pro provides unique features...

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Blackman and White at the cutting edge

Blackman and White, the only UK manufacturer of industrial laser, knife and router flatbed cutting machines, will be exhibiting its flagship VersaTech machine at Sign & Digital UK, where it will be showing on Stand G10. Developed for high volume production and engineered to process a wide range of materials, the VersaTech offers creasing, ‘V’ cut, kiss cut, router, drag knife, oscillating, driven wheel and laser tools, together with a dual knife station for holding interchangeable ‘drop-in’ tools, thus enabling quick and easy tool changes. Robustly built and highly versatile, the 2.5kW and 5KW water-cooled routers facilitate long production...

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Brett Martin to showcase Foamalux and rigid sheet ranges

Specialists in the production of rigid plastic media for the print, display and signage sectors, Brett Martin will be displaying its leading Foamalux Foam PVC and extensive transparent sheet ranges at Sign & Digital UK on Stand H42. As the only UK-based company of its kind, and now with a new, comprehensive distribution network, Brett Martin will be using the event to promote its British-made products to the UK sign and graphics sectors. With a reputation for quality and performance in signage, display and print applications, the Foamalux range includes Foamalux Colours, one of the leading coloured foam PVC...

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Signelite has it covered

Signelite, the specialist business insurance provider to the sign and graphic sectors will be exhibiting on Stand A30 at Sign & Digital UK. Signelite provides business insurance to sign companies throughout the UK, covering design, manufacture, installation, vehicle graphics application and wraps, with the option to cover customers’ vehicles too. Its products have been designed to incorporate industry-specific needs and thus there are no height limits, no exclusions for the use of heat guns and angle grinders when used away from the customers’ business premises, plus cover for damage caused to clients’ property by the signmaker. In addition, standard...

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