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Author: Val Hirst

SignLink Live provides a sneak preview

In the run-up to SignLink Live 2017, which will take place at Telford’s international Centre on 11th-13th October, a number of exhibitors have revealed their plans for the debut edition of the event. Billed by the organiser, Link Exhibitions, as the only UK event entirely dedicated to signmaking, the show will feature a host of major sign industry suppliers, each of which will be demonstrating how their solutions can help signmakers to make their businesses bloom. One of the leading names in attendance will be The Sign Group, which will be showcasing its main trade signage brand, together with...

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CADlink’s Digital Factory supports the OKI 8432WR printer

CADlink has extended its OKI toner printer support to include the latest release into the transfer media customisation market, the OKI 8432WT printer. CADlink’s specially designed Digital Factory OKI TT Edition was released earlier in 2017 and also supports the OKI Pro 7411WT and OKI Pro 9420WT printers too. Michael Chramtchenko, CADlink’s Technology Director of Marketing, commented: “Digital Factory OKI TT Edition provides a great deal of workflow advantages over print driver solutions and other RIP software options, but the real value is the automated handling of white toner usage when printing on dark substrates. Not only does it...

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Clunk click for every fix

The UK and Ireland distributor of Corian, CDUK, has used the speed and flexible nature of Button-fix Type 1 Bonded fastenings for assembling its exhibition stand at the Surface Design Show 2017.  With the fixes attached at the time of fabrication, the 8m2 stand could be swiftly erected on-site without using any measurement tools.  Corian is the original solid surface that turns inspiration into reality as it can be thermoformed, engraved, backlit and transformed to fulfill any design vision. When exhibiting at industry events, in common with most companies, CDUK has limited time to assemble its stand. With several...

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FASTSIGNS Hammersmith is a master of success

FASTSIGNS Hammersmith has been awarded the Idealliance G7 Master Qualification, an industry-leading set of best practices for achieving grey balance and visual similarity across all print processes. In gaining the qualification, the Hammersmith centre has joined a select group of print service providers who have successfully completed the training. They are also the first FASTSIGNS centre to be qualified in the UK Taking six weeks to complete, the award is valid for 12 months and will help the store better serve its customer’s objectives for brand quality and control. Simon Slee, Owner of FASTSIGNS Hammersmith said: “It’s been a great...

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Fresh Graphics zooms ahead

 Having embarked on his career in the graphics sector as a school leaver over two decades ago, Belfast-based Steve Laing always knew he wanted to start his own business. In 2009 the opportunity arose to do just that, and Steve launched his specialist branding and print services company, Fresh Graphics.  However, despite his ambition to start his own business, Steve’s venture hasn’t been without its challenges. A technical issue with a competitor machine cost his company a significant amount of money in terms of ink wastage, which is why he decided to explore alternative options. After receiving a positive...

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