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Sign & Digital UK 2016 – Miscellaneous

Sign & Digital UK 2016 – Miscellaneous

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Bright Green Technology, which will be exhibiting on Stand J22, will be showing its extended its range of LED lighting systems for use in lightboxes, while also introducing a new module for the illumination of double-sided boxes.

Each of the new modules has 12 lensed LEDs, six on either side of the module, each of which produces a 145° beam angle that directs the light into a controlled pattern to ensure bright, even illumination across the lit surfaces. The wide beam angle not only improves illumination, but also reduces the total number of modules required.

Other LED systems on display will include the Bright Green LED Light Panel, which is now available in Dynamic White, and Bright Green Beam, plus the company’s edge lighting system for use with projecting signs. 

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Vivid showcasesaward winning products

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On Stand G42, Vivid Laminating Technologies will be showing its award winning Matrix OPP Laminatorwhich offers lamination, foiling, metallic finishes, spot UV effects, plus security print features.and their new lens film will all be demonstrated on Stand G42.

Visitors will also be able to see another award-winning product, the Easymount Air Wide Format Laminator,which features a patented technology that controls the laminating rollers with pneumatic air pressure, thus enabling users to mount and laminate with remarkable precision as the rollers can be adjusted to suit a substrate’s exact thickness and pressure requirements resulting in faster production times.

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Free online route to new business

Exhibiting on Stand M2, No-Minimum.co.uk is an automated web-to-print system designed to process online orders for digitally printed and laser-engraved promotional products quickly and easily.

Sign and graphics companies can get their own No-Minimume-commerce site for free and use it to gain business they might otherwise miss out on.

No-Minimum.co.uk offers a wide range of high-quality promotional products that enable sign and graphics companies to expand their core offerings and attract new customers. The site is simple to customise with individual branding, via comprehensive yet easy-to-use admin tools, while the intuitive WYSIWYG editor means no IT skills or HTML coding are required.

Once set up, the customised e-commerce site needs no maintenance and users can sell products without intervention. Companies simply go online and select a product or products, upload artwork or choose from an extensive royalty-free image library and see a real-time proof of how it will look. Once the order is placed, it is automatically sent to print and then dispatched directly to the customer.

Payment is made online by a debit or credit card and the gross profit automatically transferred into a nominated bank account.

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Win a Mimaki printer

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Specialist insurance provider to the UK sign and graphics industry, Signelite (Stand A24), is offering visitors the chance to win a Mimaki JV300 printer in its ‘Crack the Safe’ competition. All visitors have to do is visit the stand, fill in their details and enter a chosen code.

The company has provided a large number of sign and graphics companies with specially tailored insurance policies which cover a wide range of liabilities and which might not be available from any other insurance company.

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A new slant on installation

Graphicinstallers.co.uk will be launching its brand new management software on Stand E58, which is deigned to help sign and print companies to interact more effectively with their installation teams.

The software represents the culmination of Graphicinstallers.co.uk’s 20 years experience of managing installation projects and will help companies to identify new installation providers while also managing and communicating with their existing teams to achieve maximum efficiency and client satisfaction.

Sign and print companies can enter project information on their desktop computers, to be viewed, via a mobile app, by their installation teams. The software enables new users to be added whenever necessary, so that information can be shared and all relevant parties can keep track of a project’s progress. This is especially useful when working with clients and campaigns where multiple sites are involved.

There are no upfront costs or contracts, users simply pay a monthly subscription fee for as long as necessary and fees are scaled in line with the total number of installers used.

Installers are invited to register for inclusion on the site’s national database, free of charge, with no ongoing fees, where they can found by prospective clients who can categorise their search using any combination of location, skills and/or qualification criteria.

 

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Innotech launches Spike

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Having recently become the official UK reseller of Spike, a smart laser measurement solution for use by sign and graphic companies, Innotech will be demonstrating the efficacy of this new device on Stand H52.

Initially introduced in the United States last year, where it has been credited with revolutionising the way that sign and graphic professionals conduct site surveys, Spike is a smart laser measurement solution that enables users to quickly measure either existing signs, or a site for sign placement, by capturing the width, height, and area of a space simply by taking a photograph with a smartphone or tablet.

The Spike device, mobile app, Spike cloud and smartphones and/or tablets are all designed to all work seamlessly together, to help simplify site surveys and speed up estimating processes by eliminating the use of ladders or bucket trucks.

Measurements are recorded on the photo, which can be exported as a PDF, or high resolution JPG, which can easily be shared with customers and colleagues. The photographic record can also be used to create proofs, add photo verification to estimates, and to complete permit applications. Photos can be accessed at any time via the mobile app or cloud-based tools, thus eliminating the need to revisit the location for any additional measurements required.

Innotech will be offering Spike, which works with both Google Android and Apple iOS Smartphones and Tablets, at a special show price, together with a 30-day money back guarantee, thus facilitating its trial use on purchasers’ own site surveys.

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A touch of magic

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On Stand F60, TheMagicTouch will demonstrate how sign and graphic producers can open up new markets and create new revenue streams using the company’s wide range of products.

These include toner-based transfer papers, dye-sublimation and eco-solvent printable media and flex and flock materials from the MagiCut range.

Of special interest will be the award-winning WOW transfer papers for use in the full-colour decoration of fabrics such as cotton, polyester and even nylon used in the printwear and promotional products sector. The product requires no cutting or weeding.

Completing TheMagicTouch presence will be other products such as the embossed 123Flex material and the UV-certified HT Metal material for POS and signage applications. Entry-level printers at under £300 will also be on display.

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New Nazdar inks to be shown by QPS

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On Stand L10, Quality Print Services (QPS) will show a range of new inks from Nazdar. The 130 Series will be shown running on a Mimaki JV300 wide-format printer, while the 203 Series has been designed as a colour-matched alternative to Roland Eco Max 3 inks.

The HP L26500 Latex printer will be seen running on the new Nazdar 285 Series that is matched to the HP 792 OEM ink. Completing the QPS offerings will be a range of energy-efficient printers from Longier, which will include the Hunter FR3750 running on Nazdar inks.

QPS has also been appointed a reseller for Vivid Technologies and can now supply the full range of Easymount laminators.

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 CADlink demonstrates the power of 10

The new SignLab version 10 sign making software from CADlink Technology will be demonstrated in the popular SignLab Theatre on Stand R16.

This new software is said to have evolved following extensive consultation with resellers and existing end users and now incorporates a number of new text, design and production workflow tools.

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Gaining clarity

Clarity, reputedly the most widely used management information system (MIS) software package in the sign, print and display industry, is design to improve efficiency, profit and growth.

The first and only MIS software supplier to be approved by the BSGA for associate membership, clarity combines cloud, mobile app, office and factory working into one joined up system through superfast Web to MIS technology.

Generating and tracking leads from e-mail, web and other marketing activities is quick and easy, while centralised price lists help to produce fast and accurate estimates for all types of job using specialist cost calculators, enabling more orders to be won and delivered at top margin.

When it comes to order processing, Clarity’s integrated system automatically places data and artwork into shared job folders to for maximum efficiency and the software’s stock management features ensure that stock is kept to optimum level. Sign are print companies are invited to discover for themselves how Clarity’s reports, feeds and notifications can present them with the big picture in a simple way on Stand F50.

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