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Author: Val Hirst

Pixcolor sets a new standard with Karibu

French print service provider Pixcolor has purchased two swissQprint UV roll-to-roll printers in rapid succession at the same time as it bade farewell to dye-sublimation printing, in order to increase its efficiency, scope and profitability. Located in Nancy, France, Pixcolor commissioned its second swissQprint roll-to-roll printer in late November 2019, just a few weeks after the first was installed in early October. Frédéric Toupenay, Pixcolor’s Managing Director, who is pictured in the centre of the above image, explained: “Karibu’s potential quickly became apparent. We’ve always printed a lot of flexible materials using our swissQprint Nyala and a dye- sublimation...

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Trade & Discount Signs expands its horizons with Agfa

Owner partners, Sylvia and Bill Islip of Trade & Discount Signs in Sandy, Bedfordshire, are no strangers to Agfa products, having run a wide format Agfa machine for over six years.  But having just replaced it with a new and faster model, the Anapurna H1650i LED, they’ve seen immediate benefits for their business. Commenting on the machine, which was installed in September this year, Sylvia said: “It may be the smallest Anapurna engine and great value for an industrial printer, but it was still a considerable investment for a business of our size. However, the benefits we’ve seen have...

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SL Graphics uses HP Latex to win IPA 2019 Award

SL Graphics has won a prestigious award for an innovative project that combined HP Scitex UV-curable ink technology with HP Latex inks, using a recently installed HP Latex 1500. Large format print specialist SL Graphics was founded in Dublin 20 years ago, since when it has been steadily expanding with new technology investments and, ten years ago, a move to new premises. Around eight years ago it installed an HP Scitex FB500 UV printer, shortly followed by an HP Scitex FB700. SL Graphics has always relied on HP printing technology, which has been installed by HP supplier Diatec, to...

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Spandex launches exclusive Avery Supreme Wrapping Film

Spandex is launching the new Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film/Spandex GP Edition, a unique new range of custom colours from Avery Dennison’s popular Supreme Wrapping Film range developed for Spandex. The Supreme Wrapping Film/Spandex GP Edition comprises ten unique metallic colours, with names inspired by the glamour and energy of motor racing. The wrapping films are split into two categories: Gloss Metallic and Matt Metallic. The Gloss Metallic collection features Racing Green, Monza Racing Red, Indigo 500, São Paulo Sunburst and Montreal Magenta, while the Matt Metallic selection includes Titanium, Sochi Steel Grey, Daytona Blue, Gasoline Green and Singapore...

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Antalis to offer universal carbon offsetting

Antalis UK has announced that all material purchased from across its paper, packaging and visual communications ranges can now be carbon offset, with some paper ranges already supplied as fully carbon balanced. As public support to address climate change gathers, businesses are increasingly looking at what more they can do to operate sustainably. With this in mind, Antalis has taken steps to update its carbon offset schemes to ensure that it can serve the needs of interested customers and help them achieve their environmental ambitions. Working together with partners from Forest Carbon and World Land Trust, Antalis is able...

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