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Author: Val Hirst

SAi promotes Gudrun Bonte

SA International (SAi) has announced the promotion of Gudrun Bonte to VP Product Management. Having established a solid career with SAi spanning more than twelve years, Bonte draws upon a massive wealth of experience in product management and development as she undertakes her latest appointment. Previously Product Director since 2014, Bonte’s new role will see her assume responsibility for both the internal and external development of SAi’s software packages, among them the market-leading Flexi sign software and the CAD/CAM design solution, EnRoute. Leading a team of product managers, Bonte’s remit includes the advancement and implementation of new product strategies,...

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Mimaki to make a design splash at Heimtextil 2019

Mimaki Europe will collaborate with over 10 inspirational world-leading designers for Heimtextil 2019 which takes place on 8th-11th January 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany. Using the theme: ‘The Fusion of Innovation and Design’ and celebrating digital print within all elements of art, interior design and fashion, Mimaki commissioned work from designers including Sigrid Calon and Claire Vos (Studio Roderick Vos), whose work will be showcased throughout the Mimaki booth and used to demonstrate the power of digital print to increase the creative process. Seeing printed applications on a diverse range of textiles, fabrics and interior materials will inspire visitors to...

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Graphtec introduces label printing and finishing system

Leading provider of digital cutting and printing systems, Graphtec GB has introduced the new LCX1000 label printing and finishing system. It will make its UK debut at the Label & Print Exhibition (Stand H26) to be held at the NEC in Birmingham on 27/28 February 2019. The LCX1000 consists of two separate machines: the DLP1000 (a high-speed digital printer) and the DLC1000 (a digital finishing machine that provides dual laminating and customised cutting functions). The system enables fast and smooth work transition between the label printing and finishing processes and incorporates a number of design features that, according to...

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Roland VersaUV still giving extra after eight years

When Beams International installed one of Europe’s first Roland DG VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter systems at its UK HQ in 2010 it never dreamt that it would still be using the same machine eight years later to print high-quality packaging mock-ups for Christmas 2019. Based in Gillingham in Kent, Beams International is a specialist gifting supplier that produces branded gift packs for retailers and for alcohol and food brands. Its designs for this Christmas are already in supermarkets and high-street shops, as it works with its big-name clients months in advance to ensure eye-catching cartons are ready to hit the...

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Allen Signs wraps up a successful year

Allen Signs is ending a successful year of fundraising by donating 3,000 sheets of festive wrapping paper in aid of St Barnabas Hospice. The Lincoln-based signmaker has teamed up with the Waterside Shopping Centre after it invited St Barnabas to raise money for its cause by wrapping shoppers’ presents in return for a donation. Accordingly, Allen Signs’ in-house design team created three different styles of paper in turquoise, dark blue and red, all of which feature the company’s own logo, together with those of St. Barnabas and the Waterside Centre. In total Allen Signs 1,500 metres of paper –...

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