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Author: Val Hirst

A duet at La Scala

The Italian print company Colorzenith, has 3D printed a life-size replica of the classic Italian car, Lancia B24 for the Don Pasquale opera, performed in Europe’s largest opera house, La Scala in Milan. The set designers, Davide Livermore together with GIҠFORMA, required a lightweight car for an iconic scene where soprano, Rosa Feola descends from the ceiling to the stage while sitting in the car. Reflecting the growing adoption of 3D printing solutions in scenic design, Colorzenith produced the car on its Massivit 1800 3D Printer. The 4.23-m long and 1.3m high vehicle was 3D printed in four parts...

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HP and Zund enhance Callprint’s Birmingham facility

Callprint, the leading multi-format printing company, has enhanced its Birmingham site following a substantial investment in wide-format printing technology. The company has recently installed a Zund G3 3XL cutting table, fitted with a substantial number of modular components, plus an HP Latex 1500 Printer, which offers users exceptional quality and print widths of up to 3.2 metres, as well as speed. The Zund cutter enables Callprint to quickly and efficiently finish an exceptionally wide range of applications, including graphics, vehicle wraps, banners, POS and packaging, using such materials as leather, textiles and composites. Gary Cheek, a Director at Callprint,...

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NE Plastics appoints Business Development Manager

NE Plastics, the flat sheet plastic supplier and bespoke fabrication specialist that was acquired by PPB earlier this year, has appointed Jackie McGowan as Business Development Manager Based out of Sidcup Kent, Jackie will bring a wealth of sign and display experience to her new role, having previously worked for some of the industry’s leading sign and substrate providers, and most recently for Amari Plastics. Her appointment will help to co-ordinate and facilitate the introduction of both NE Plastics and PPB’s customers to new products, new services and further business opportunities. Both companies have expertise in fabrication, cutting and...

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ASLAN introduces MirrorEffect AntiScratch gold film

ASLAN has expanded its portfolio of special effect self-adhesive polyester films with the addition of ASLAN SE 75, a MirrorEffect AntiScratch film, which is now available in a gold as well as a silver version. Both the silver and gold options, which feature a brilliant mirror-like finish, along with a highly scratch-resistant surface, can be applied on smooth, homogeneous substrates, with the silver mirror effect making spaces appear larger and brighter, while the gold version provides extra warmth. With the use of a plotter, the film can be cut into individual shapes and is easy to weed and, thanks...

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Ultima Displays launches multifunctional roller banner

Ultima Displays has introduced Mantis, a multifunctional roller banner with a patent-pending top rail design which provides exhibitors with a two-in-one solution. As the newest addition to Ultima Displays’ Economy range, which offers modern, versatile and elegantly designed products to accommodate all budgets, Mantis is the first roller banner of its kind to incorporate a multifunctional top rail, which offers the use of either a self-adhesive or snap rail, thus providing the flexibility of two top-rail solutions in one unit. Andy Jakes, Product Manager at Ultima Displays, explained: “Mantis’ patent-pending top rail design pushes the boundaries of the basic...

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