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Author: Val Hirst

Government takes on board the need to protect print

The IPIA and BAPC have met with The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and a key piece of confirmed guidance is that — following the representations of our industry’s associations — all print production can currently remain open for business. BEIS provided clarity that print businesses do not need to seek special status in order to trade, and any business that wishes to continue production as it has orders coming through can continue, but must heed safe working practices. The only exception is that public-facing print shop counters should be closed. Those print business staff that...

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The finishing touch

Held at London’s Excel exhibition centre, the Bett 2020 show, which focused on the education technology landscape, featured over 800 leading companies and attracted over 34,000 attendees. Exhibiting at this year’s event, Adobe, the creators of multimedia software products, wanted its stand to illustrate how its systems can be creatively used to inspire interest in education. Accordingly, it commissioned UNLTD_XYZ to design a stand that reflected its chosen theme of ‘Make the Leap’, which encourages young creators to embrace creative processes, take risks and expand their horizons. This focus provided an opportunity for UNLTD_XYZ to develop an urban and...

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Mimaki launches a large scale 3D printer

Mimaki Europe has launched the new Mimaki 3DGD-1800 3D printer, which facilitates large-scale production up to three times faster than conventional Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) type 3D printers. This new innovation connects the company’s 2D printing expertise and 3D technology innovations, thus providing customers with a cost-effective, total solution for 3D sign and display applications. Capable of producing objects up to 1.8 metres tall in just seven hours, with its assembly-based design allowing for the creation of even larger designs, the innovative 3D printing system boasts a number of clever time- and cost- saving features, including dual-head configuration to enable...

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Leach launches eco-friendly substrates range

Graphic display specialist Leach has revealed the latest environmentally-friendly additions to its substrates portfolio, following 12 months of research and development alongside a focused industry study. The Yorkshire-based company has invested over 100 man-hours in its latest product suite over the past year, resulting in the release of 16 ‘green’ materials, which are PVC-free, recycled or recyclable and also include a ‘return to base’ model that encourages users to send back any obsolete graphics for onward recycling. At the same time, Leach has also recently surveyed 164 decision-makers from some of the world’s leading brands, including Vauxhall, Arcadia Group,...

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Roland introduces the VersaUV LEF2-300D

Roland DG has announced the launch of two new products. The new VersaUV LEF2-300D has been introduced to enhance print possibilities, while the latest version of Roland’s RIP software, Ergosoft Roland Edition 3, enhances the user-experience for Texart customers. First introduced in 2011, the VersaUV LEF series has proved incredibly popular, witnessing years of evolution to allow for larger bed sizes and finer finishing details. Today, Roland DG has released the VersaUV LEF2-300D, a new model with a 200mm height, which not only supports taller items, but also adds capacity for a wider variety of jigs, thus expanding the...

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