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Using technology for the greater good

The on-going Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a shortage of numerous products, with PPE for frontline workers being one of the main areas for concern. In order to help combat this, many businesses are turning their hands to the production of additional PPE by using their in-house capabilities. Highly versatile laser cutting machines have become an essential piece of equipment for businesses operating in a range of industries, due to the variety of materials that laser cutters can process, together with their fast processing times and efficient workflows. In fact, many businesses that use laser cutters as part of...

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swissQprint Creative Challenge

In the second half of 2019, swissQprint challenged its customers worldwide to a competition, which invited the users of its machines to enter the most original, most complex, most amazing and most compelling printed products they had ever produced. Out of 65 qualifying entries, six winners have now emerged with the diversity of the entries further underlining the versatility of the swissQprint printing systems. Top place went to 3D-Kopf from Haas Werbetechnik, Austria, who submitted a precision application that combines 3D effects and relief printing. In second place was Privathaus M, from Erwin Hüttl Ges, Austria, a large-format artwork...

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It’s Chriiiiiistmaaaaaas!

Sam Hill and his father Dave Hill, the legendary lead guitarist of 70s glam rock group Slade, popped into CMYUK not only because “It’s Chriiiiiistmaaaaaas,” but to thank the company for printing stunning backdrops for Stradale Italia, Sam’s newly opened Ferrari and Maserati diagnostic, service and repair centre in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.   CMYUK, the supplier of wide format printers, cutters and materials, produced several large, Ferrari themed wall graphics using an EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i dye sublimation printer, which has its own inline curing system, thus eliminating the need for a calendar press.   The graphics were output onto PONGS...

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Brilliant and Inspiring

The British Sign Awards 2019, which culminated in a glittering luncheon and awards presentation ceremony on 14th November, also provided the perfect occasion for the UK sign industry to gather and enjoy some festive frivolity at Leicester’s Christmas themed Athena Conference and Banqueting Centre. Held annually and designed to recognise and reward the UK’s best signing projects, the seventh British Sign Awardsm which is organised under the auspices of ISA-UK (formerly the BSGA), turned out to be the most successful edition of the event to date, attracting the largest ever audience. David Catanach, the Director of ISA-UK, commented:  “We...

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Profitability by Design with Trotec’s new Speedy 400

Trotec has once again set a new standard in laser processing with the introduction of the new Speedy 400 laser cutter. Designed to maximise productivity, this next generation laser cutter features a range of innovations including optimised performance for quality and speed, easy material loading, maximum operator comfort and the most efficient processing, which have the effect of making it the fastest and most productive laser engraver available in its class. Customer productivity is Trotec’s aim when designing new products and to improve production efficiency, the maximum engraving speed of the Speedy 400 has been increased from 3.55 m/sec...

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