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Author: Val Hirst

Brett Martin launches its annual iAwards competition

Having announced that its annual iAwards competition is now open for entries, Brett Martin is inviting its customers across a range of sectors to enter the most innovative projects that they have achieved when using Brett Martin Plastic Sheets. Duncan Smith, Brett Martin’s Sales Director, explained: “We serve and supply some very creative industries, and we’re proud of the role our products play in bringing imaginative projects to life. Of course, we understand that it has not been business, as usual, this year and that many projects were put on hold during the Coronavirus crisis. Therefore for this year,...

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Source Signs speeds up with a Roland TrueVIS VG2-640

Glasgow’s Source Signs has reported that replacing its second-hand Roland VersaCAMM with a brand-new Roland TrueVIS VG2-640, supplied by Quality Print Services (QPS), has made ‘a massive difference’ to its turnaround speeds. As an authorised Roland supplier, QPS was able to offer Source Signs a good deal on the new TrueVIS under the VersaCAMM scrappage scheme. The design of the TrueVIS VG2 benefits from Roland’s four decades’ of experience in the production of integrated printer/cutter technology, including the much loved VersaCAMM series, together with innovative new additions. Launched in 2019, the TrueVIS VG2 has won several awards for its...

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Roland DG releases VersaWorks 6 RIP Software

Roland DG has released the latest version of its VersaWorks 6 RIP software for inkjet printers and initiated a free upgrade service for customers using compatible models. Included with Roland DG’s inkjet printers and printer/cutters, VersaWorks 6 RIP & Print Management Software is designed to maximise the characteristics of printer, ink and media to facilitate high-quality printing and improved efficiency for print production. To enhance the colour reproduction capability and the colour gamut provided by the printer and inks, Roland DG has developed a new True Rich Color preset, which combines vibrant colour with neutral greys, smooth gradations and...

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HEAROES uses a Mimaki printer to make hearing aids ‘cool’

HEAROES is an independent family run business that creates unique and personalised skins and accessories for hearing equipment, particularly for children. The company has recently acquired a Mimaki CJV150-75 integrated print and cut machine and Vivid Laminator from Newcastle based reseller, Your Print Specialists (YPS), which has helped it to meet the ever-increasing demand for its products and will enable it to grow the business even further in future. Marc Murray and Carly Duffield, co-founders of HEAROES, wanted to find a way of personalising hearing products in order to help remove the stigma around them, particularly for children. Marc...

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Something in the air

In an effort to help improve the environment, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has used a special coating on its outdoor advertising campaign materials that effectively transforms them into active air purifiers by using the natural process of photocathalysis that provides a purifying effect similar to that of trees. Thus, the large banner announcing the exhibitions on the Museum facade, plus the banners advertising the exhibition of artist Olafur Eliasson installed on the lampposts along some of Bilbao’s main streets, together with the tram that is entirely covered with advertising vinyl, have all been treated with Pureti Print. Developed...

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