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Sign & Digital UK 2017 – The Printers

Roland DG combines technology and prizes

TrueVIS SG-540

Roland DG will be returning to the show with the full range of its latest technology and visitors to stand H30 will thus have the chance to enjoy a coffee and to discuss the merits of all of the machines on offer, including the brand new CAMM-1 GR cutter series, with the expert Roland DG team.

On display for the first time in the UK, the CAMM-1 GR series, makes cutting a host of different media a simple job. With improved features, such as electronic pinch rollers and an overlap cutting function, the GR series is built with professionals in mind.

Roland DG’s world-renowned VersaUV series will also be represented on the stand, in the form of the LEF-200 and LEF-300.Visitors will also be able to see the new ECO-UV primer in action on the LEF-300, as well as the wide variety of versatility of applications that can be achieved with the VersaUV series.

Other machines on display will include the TrueVIS series, the VG-640 and SG-300, Roland DG’s latest and best generation of eco-solvent Offering vibrant colour, reliable production, and increased speed, the TrueVIS series is sure to impress.

For those interested in trying their hand at Roland DG’s creative competition, the prize will be a new TrueVIS SG-540, the ideal printer/cutter for any business looking to expand into the print and cut market, or just to increase its production.

For users more interested in the latest software, a variety of Roland DG print software will be on display throughout the event, including the company’s latest VersaWorks Dual RIP software, providing the ideal opportunity for those interested in upgrading to the technology to learn more.

More value with Colourgen


colourgen stand

Colourgen, which will be marking its 17 years of continuous commitment to Sign & Digital UK, will be demonstrating new large-format sign and display solutions from Mutoh, laminators from Kala and software from Caldera and SAi on Stand E40

Taking centre stage will be the new 64-inch ValueJet 1638UK, Mutoh’s first dual-head LED UV printer. Other Mutoh printers on display will include the 426UF, an A3 LED UV machine for the printing of personalised products, labels and gadgets, and a new print and cut solution that will be making its UK debut.

Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of the Summa R140 cutter working in combination with Mutoh ValueJet 1604X and 1624X printers running on EcoUltra inks. All of the printers will be supported with Caldera and SAi software.

In addition, Colourgen will also demonstrate the Kala Arkane 1650 laminator for use in print finishing applications.

i-Sub to show latest Mimaki printer

 i-sub stand

i-Sub will be demonstrating the new Mimaki UJF 6042 MKII UV printer at Sign & Digital UK, enabling visitors to Stand B12 to see how Mimaki’s latest LED UV flatbed printer brings increased productivity and ease of use to on-demand, direct-to-object printing.

With a print area of 610mm x 420mm, the UJF 6042 offers limitless opportunities for printing onto almost any material and provides outstanding, business-building potential in the rapidly expanding field of personalised products. Vivid colour precision is provided by the latest print technology and a vast colour gamut that includes CMYK, light cyan, light magenta, white, clear and primer. Primer allows printing onto surfaces that


would normally be UV ink-resistant, including glass, plastics and metal.

The i-Sub team will also be exhibiting the Epson dye sublimation system and will also be featuring numerous examples of finished dye sublimation applications created on Mimaki, Epson, Dgen and EFI machines. Visitors will thus be able to see how dye-sublimation technology can be successfully used to create striking effects on a wide range of different substrates.

Also on show will be a whole catalogue of application samples that illustrate what can be achieved in conjunction with the Agfa and Mimaki industrial UV systems, and the Mimaki solvent printers.

QPS puts dye-sub first

QPS puts dye-sub first

On Stand J12, Quality Print Services (QPS) will give prominence to dye-sublimation printing by demonstrating the Mimaki JV300 wide-format printer running Nazdar 130 series inks.

As an authorised Roland dealer for dye-sublimation and UV applications, the company will also demonstrate the Texart RT-640 printer running Roland’s own-brand dye-sublimation inks.

Spandex speeds up with new Impala printer

Spandex_swissQprint in action

On Stand K6 Spandex will showcase the swissQprint UV flatbed printer as well as a selected range of wide format and sign making equipment and materials

As the exclusive distributor of swissQprint in the UK, Spandex will showcase swissQprint’s Impala 2, which can handle both rigid and roll materials in a variety of sizes to deliver applications ranging from beermats to billboards, thus opening up myriad new possibilities for sign and print companies. Fully developed and manufactured in Switzerland, The Impala, together with other UV flatbed printers in the swissQprint range, is characterised by high precision engineering, extra-long service life, and a robust build quality.

Spandex will also be demonstrating HP Latex and Roland eco-solvent wide format printers during the show, plus its unique range of materials from leading manufacturers including Avery Dennison, 3M, Orafol, ImagePerfect, Arlon and the Spandex team will be on hand to discuss visitors’ various application possibilities.

In addition, visitors to the Spandex stand, will also have the opportunity to see textile thermal transfer applications with Sawgrass’ Virtuoso printer, the industry’s first fully integrated sublimation printing solution of this size, which will be used in conjunction with a heat-press to produce garment decoration products with outstanding visual impact.

Fire up with Canon

canon stand

Canon will be inspiring show-goers with a wide range of applications on Stand H10, where it will be demonstrating how it helps customers to grow and transform business models.

Among the products on Canon’s stand will be the Océ Arizona family, including the first showing at a UK print show of the Arizona 2280GT, which was launched last year. Attendees will be able to experience live demonstrations on the Arizona 318 GLW system and Canon’s wide format printers, including the ColorWave 700 and the imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 models.

Canon’s stand will also be home to a bespoke Applications Gallery, which will illustrate the possibilities of print for backlit displays and decorative surfaces.

Be sure with Epson


Epson will show selected models from the SureColor printer ranges printing superb quality display graphics, POS, wallpaper, textiles, soft signage and vehicle wraps on Stand C30.

The successful 10-colour 64-inch SureColorSC-S80600 uses the UltraChrome GS3 inkset including red, white and metallic for accurate corporate colour matching and exceptional print quality, even on the cheapest monomeric vinyl.  With a low total cost of ownership and excellent reliability it is ideal for producing a variety of high-value products

Epson has been working with young B-TEC students at Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead to explore the potential of wide-format printing to develop a vibrant car wrap design. On its booth, the winning artwork, printed and applied by graphics specialists Slam Signs, will be printed on a SureColor SC-S80600 and applied to a Toyota Aygo bursting through a wall.

For durable soft signage and fabric with exceptional quality and very low cost per square metre, Epson will demonstrate the SureColorSC-F9200 dye sublimation printer, which features two high-capacity ink supply systems for longer, uninterrupted print runs at resolutions up to 720 x 1440 dpi and speeds of just over 100 sqm/hr. From the aqueous range, Epson will be showing the 36-inch SureColorSC-T5200MFP four-colour, large-format printer, with colour scanner and copy facility. This printer is ideal for the high-speed production of POS and high-quality, quick-print applications, such as photo quality posters, prints and graphics – it can output an A1 print in just 28 seconds.

Print and cut with Granthams


Granthams will be using the show to promote the Mimaki CJV150-130 Solvent Printer/Cutter and the HP Latex 315 54” Printer, in a bid to help customers identify which technology is right for their business and affiliated clients.

On Stand A20, the company will be providing a wide range of large format indoor and outdoor systems from Mimaki, HP and Canon, plus a range of vinyl cutting solutions from Graphtec, Summa and Mimaki, signmaking design and RIP software

from SignLAB, Onyx and FlexiSIGN, as well as ‘must have’ finishing solutions, including Keencut Trimmers and laminating systems from the popular Easymount range of hot and cold laminators, thus offering a solution to suit every budget.

Visitors will also be able to learn more about the company’s wide range of inks and media for use in both indoor and outdoor applications, together with information on the different financing options and servicing and maintenance plans it can provide.

Hybrid set to inspire


Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland will be introducing the new Mimaki JFX200-2531 LED UV flatbed printer, which is an exciting last minute addition to its product line-up at the show.

The Mimaki JFX200-2531 A large flatbed UV-curable inkjet printer, the JFX200-2531 is compatible with media up to 2.5 x 3.1 metres, thus accommodating the printing of rigid signs, wall decorations, doors and other big items. However, it can also accommodate two 8ft x 4ft signage boards, thus enabling users to benefit from a 20 percent increase in productivity, as one board can be loaded while the other is printed.

In addition to supporting its network of resellers who are also exhibiting at the show, Hybrid will use its own stand to display its popular range of solvent printers, printer/cutters, flatbed and grand format UV printers.



These will include the recently announced Mimaki UJF MkII range of A3 and A2 sized flatbed printers, which offer next-generation direct to object print capabilities and follow in the footsteps of the original UJF range that rapidly became the ‘de facto’ small format solution for branding, promotional items, manufacturing components and bespoke gifts.

Mimaki’s new Tx300P-1800 wide format textile printer will also enjoy its UK debut at the show and offers a broad range of fabric printing opportunities thanks to its flexible ink configuration options. As capable of producing fashion or furnishings, as it is soft signage, the 1.8m printer’s ability to run multiple ink sets opens up a vast array of applications on both manmade and natural fabrics.


In addition to the new product launches, the Hybrid stand will also feature a broad range of Mimaki solvent printers and integrated printer/cutters, which are available in a variety of sizes from 75cm up to 1.6m print widths.

Visitors will also be able to see the UJV55-320 grand format LED UV roll fed printer that has helped to revolutionise the production of backlit printed signage since its release a year ago.

Dual focus by GPT

GPT stand

Graphics Printing Technologies (GPT) returns to the event for the ninth consecutive year on Stand E20, where it will be showing the very latest printers and unveiling some exciting show offers.

Its stand will feature four key zones, which are designed to showcase printers from Mimaki, and HP, together with its ranges finishing products and media offering.

In the Mimaki Zone, GPT will be presenting the latest Mimaki solvent and UV printers, including the JFX, JV150/300 and CJV 150/300 ranges, together with the latest addition to the UJF series of A3 and A2 UV- systems for printing directly on to 3D objects.

The HP Zone will include the new HP Latex 365 Printer and HP Scitex Flatbed as well as other new HP products

The Media Applications Zone will focus on the comprehensive range of solutions provided by Intercoat and GPT’s other media partners. These will include materials for signage, murals, windows and vehicles, as well as a range of protective laminate films. Industry experts will be on hand to discuss visitors’ individual application requirements.

HP navigates the transformative shift

HP Latex

In response to the transformative shift from solvent to HP Latex printing technology, HP will be showcasing its range of large format and super-wide latex printers on Stand E30.

Visitors will be able to see three iconic Latex printers offering a wide range of capacities. They include the HP Latex 1500 printer, an affordable super-wide printing solution that offers a 3.2 metre width and facilitates fast turnarounds on a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications.

Also on display will be the HP Latex 570 printer, which at 1.62 metres wide, enables users to manage a variety of jobs and peaks in production with fast print speeds and exceptional quality.

The third Latex machine is the 1.62 metre wide HP 365 printer that can be used to produce indoor and outdoor prints on a variety of traditional signage substrates, including textiles.

HP will complete its printer line-up with HP Scitex FB750 Industrial Printer and HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer. The versatile and compact Scitex FB750 provides high-quality results on rigid and flexible media, whilst the 60” DesignJet Z6800 offers exceptional colour and black-and-white prints on myriad substrates.

In addition, visitors will be able to experience live demonstrations of HP WallArt Suite and HP Signage Suite in the HP application area. These online platforms have been specifically designed to help small-to-medium sign and print companies to explore new possibilities in the decoration space through custom wallcoverings, blinds, and other interior applications.

YPS reveals routes to profitability

Your Print Specialists (YPS) which is the UK’s only dedicated Mimaki reseller, will showcase a range of Mimaki textile, industrial and graphic print technology on Stand E2, where it will also build upon the success of its Routes to Profitability theme, which aims to help customers to develop new revenue streams.

With wide format textile printing becoming such a huge growth area, a section of the stand will be dedicated to the medium and visitors will thus be able to see how direct to fabric and dye sublimation printing technologies can be successfully used for a wide range of commercial and home applications, ranging from interior decoration, through to soft signage and fashion.


YPS will also be demonstrating Mimaki’s UJF3042 MKII direct to object printer, the latest addition to its UJF flatbed range, which can be used to produce packaging and promotional materials and will appeal to those seeking to expand their product offering.

Also on show will be the Mimaki JV150, a popular wide-format choice, which in addition to CMYK also offers a choice of silver, orange and light black inks.

InkTec to jet in


The new 3.2 metre-wide JETRIX LXi8 LED UV flatbed printer from InkTec will be demonstrated on Stand H20, where it will be running at speeds of over 206 square metres/hour.

The company’s latest ink and media solutions will be showcased on the adjacent Stand J20. These will include additions to the eco solvent range of inks designed for use on Mimaki and Roland printers,plus a new ink developed specifically for Epson print heads. A new media solution for HP latex printers will also be n display.

The future of latex printing is with Atlantic

Pro L4100 Series

Atlantic will unveil for the first time its ‘Future of Latex Printing’ concept on Stand F10, which will showcase its range of Ricoh Pro L4100 Series Latex printers, together with the fast drying Ricoh AR Latex inks. 

Other products on display will include Metamark media products, Graphtec FC8600 Cutters and the popular Easymount Lamination machines. Visitors will be able to see live demonstrations of all of these products throughout the course of the show.

The RICOH Pro L4100 Series Latex Roll-to-Roll Printers use the new variable dot GEN5 Piezo printhead technology to deliver high quality output. There is a choice of printing configurations including CMYK, or six and seven colour, plus colour combination sets comprising CMYK + Orange + Green or CMYK + Orange + Green + two x White inks.


When the Pro4100 is used in conjunction with the fast drying Ricoh AR Latex inks the combination enables users to enhance image quality and achieve print speeds that are up to 70 percent faster than similar printers.

Atlantic has enjoyed great success nationally with its successful range of ColourSure solvent, UV and latex inks and bulk ink systems and its specialist team will be available to demonstrate the features and benefits for all Mimaki, Roland and Mutoh users during the show.

In addition, the company will also be introducing its range of ColourSure Total, 600ml to two Litre pouch/bag solvent inks and will be promoting its national service and support contracts for the users of roll-to-roll and flatbed Mimaki, Roland, HP, OCE and Mutoh printers.

Perfect Colours has ‘The Knowledge’

perfect colours stand

Perfect Colours will be returning to the show on Stand D10 with a remit to show off its printing expertise, as well as its range of print technology.

The Perfect Colours team will be on hand to demonstrate a comprehensive range of printers, drivers and finishing equipment to help clients create streamlined and cost effective production solutions. Visitors to the stand will thus be able to see demonstrations of an HP Latex 560, an HP DesignJet Z6800, an HP FB 550, an HP PageWide XL 5000 and an Epson SureColor SC-S80600. In addition, Perfect Colours staff will be showing three RIP stations in action, Caldera, Print Factory and Onyx, and will be finishing off with a Summa S Series cutter.

Several special offers will be available, as will Perfect Colours’ trademark magazine. Formerly called ‘The Bigger Picture’, this year it is being updated to reflect ‘The Knowledge’, in terms of the experience and expertise that the Perfect Colours team offers to each of its customers on top of its service and technology offering.

CSL Digital partners with Fujifilm

Acuity LED 3200R
Acuity LED 1600 II

CSL Digital, in partnership with Fujifilm, will present the latest Acuity UV print technologies on Stand H32 where the new Acuity LED 1600 II roll/flatbed hybrid UV printer and the super wide format Acuity 3200R roll to roll UV printer will be making their debut.

The new LED 1600 II will be demonstrated in both roll fed and flatbed formats,thus enabling visitors to see its print quality and productivity with roll media and its versatility with rigid sheets when used in flatbed mode.

Configured with eight UVijet inks, including white and gloss, the LED 1600 II features Fujifilm’s Dimatix industrial printheads, which are designed to deliver superior quality and a long service life in high production print environments.  Fujifilm also equips the LED 1600 II with long lasting, low energy LED lamps that provide instant UV ink curing along with significant energy savings.

Visitors will be particularly impressed to see the LED 1600 II printing colours, white and gloss layers simultaneously, as this feature dramatically reduces the time it normally takes to print window graphics and other clear vinyl print applications. Those wishing to purchase the machine will be able to take advantage of a selection of exclusive show incentives, including nilpercent finance, a free 1600mm wide CAD/CAM cutter or a printer trade in opportunity worth up to £5000.


Visitors to CSL and Fujifilm with wider print ambitions will also be able to see the Acuity LED 3200R, which with its i3.2m print width, fast print speeds and acomparatively modest price tag, has attracted a lot of interestsince its launch in Europe late last year.

It is configured to use the latest Fujifilm UV inks (CMYK, Lc, Lm + white and clear if required) and has several innovative features designed to achieve higher quality prints and greater productivity, including a useful back-lit inspection panel mounted to the front of the printer and running its entire length.

In addition to these attractions, other Fujifilm innovations that will be showcased for the first time,include Fujifilm’s Imagine print order platform that enables companies to offer print products and services to customers in store and online.  This multi-channel solution also allows customers to upload artwork and order banners, posters, canvasses and printing of all kinds from their own computers and mobile devices, or by using an in-store retail kiosk.

Visitors to CSL and Fujifilm will be invited to use demonstration kiosks on the stand to try out Imagine for themselves and discover how this ‘off-the-shelf’ e-commerce system has the potential to transform the way they sell their print products and services.

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