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Author: Val Hirst

FESPA 2019 delivers a value added ‘return on experience’

FESPA Global Print Expo’s status as the leading international exhibition for speciality print and signage remains unchallenged, as the May 2019 event welcomed 20,780 individual visitors from 137 countries over the course of four days to Messe München. Consistent with previous events, the host country delivered the largest national delegation of visitors at 25 percent of the total number, with attendees travelling from across Germany, followed by Italy (seven percent) and Austria (five percent). Overall, the exhibition attracted a diverse international audience from far beyond Europe, including visitors from as far afield as Israel, Turkey, China, Japan, the USA...

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Discover the world of product personalisation

Roland DG is making it easier for businesses of all shapes and sizes to enter the UV printing market with ‘Digital Benchtop UV Printing: What Will You Print?’, a free 40-page guide exploring this exciting technology. UV printing is one of the most flexible print processes and its uses are almost limitless, which has lead to it becoming an essential tool for sign and display companies as well as those specialising in promotional products and graphic production The guide, which is free to download from the Roland website, focuses on Roland’s VersaUV LEF range of benchtop UV printers, and...

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Zeta Specialist Lighting to install first AXYZ Infinite CNC router

Leading developer and manufacturer of LED and solar lighting systems and controls to the sign industry, Bicester-based Zeta Specialist Lighting has become the first company in the UK to install the new Infinite multi-purpose CNC router recently introduced by AXYZ Automation Group. Part of the Zeta Group, the company has provided lighting solutions to many high-profile signage projects and is renowned for the quality and reliability of its products. According to Zeta Managing Director Adrian Dennis, the decision to purchase the AXYZ Infinite machine followed assessment of alternative machines and was based on the known reliability, flexibility and price-to-performance...

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HECHT snaps up Fujifilm’s Acuity Ultra

Following a handshake confirmation of the sale at the Fujifilm stand during the recent FESPA Global Print Expo in Munich, HECHT is set to install an Acuity Ultra next month A long-time Fujifilm plates customer, HECHT has now secured its first Fujifilm inkjet investment with its purchase of an Acuity Ultra. The machine will be installed in June 2019. High-end, large format printer HECHT, which has additional locations in France and the Netherlands, was acquired by Koramic Visual Communication Group in 2017 and immediately set about expanding its already substantial production capacity. “We were looking to expand production capacity...

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Perspex Distribution introduces Palboard

Perspex Distribution has further increased its print substrate range with the introduction of Palboard, a multi-layered PVC sheet that features a recycled foam PVC core. This innovative new product combines the extra-tough surface of solid PVC with the lightweight, easy to use characteristics of foam PVC. Palboard has an ultra-smooth surface that offers excellent ink-adhesion when used in conjunction with digital or traditional printing technologies, is easy to fabricate and can be cold-bent with a v-groove cut to form an endless variety of versatile structures. In addition, it can be shipped flat, assembled on site and flattened again when...

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