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Author: Val Hirst

A Transformative Cut

Display Wizard has just enjoyed its best month ever, following the installation of an Esko Kongsberg X24 cutter business, which it claims, has transformed its business. As the old song goes, ‘It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish’, a piece of popular wisdom that Preston-based Display Wizard has empirically experienced this year. The company, which has been supplying large-format print services for over fifteen years, ranging from low-cost roller banners for start-up businesses to high-end exhibition stand design and build for blue chip companies, had already tackled such issues as colour consistency and increased volume of printed output, having purchased a...

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Enter the Antalis Interior Design Awards now!

The second Antalis Interior Design Award is now open for entries. Aimed at interior designers, architects, print companies, brand owners and design schools, the awards celebrate the use of customisable visual media in interior design projects around the world. Entries can be submitted online at until 31st January 2020. All entries will also appear in the Antalis Award Gallery, on social media channels and at international tradeshows offering visibility to participants. To qualify for entry, projects must feature at least one product from the Antalis Visual Communications catalogue. With nine awards to aim for including Completed Hospitality, Retail,...

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John Mark and HP drive a digital revolution

Wallpaper manufacturer John Mark has taken delivery of its fifth HP Latex 1500 3.2m printer, thus continuing a relationship with HP that has helped it to become Europe’s largest digital print company for wall coverings and helped to drive the digitalisation of the industry. John Mark Watson, Managing Director of John Mark is a fourth-generation expert in wall coverings and has been working in the sector since his early 20s, when he developed innovative analogue techniques, such as producing flocked and embossed effects. When he left the family business to launch his own company, the use of digital technology...

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Vism buys Service Graphics time

Service Graphics has renewed its use of Vism’s project management software and installer apps for a second year, after its Swanley production site reaped the benefits of a more streamlined process for managing its installations. Vism’s cloud-based software was designed specifically for use in the large format sign and graphics sectors and, Justin Richens, Production Manager at Service Graphics’ site in Swanley, South London, reported that since taking it on in 2018, the app has successfully transformed the company’s installation process as it offers a much smoother system for booking fitters and signing off completed work. The Swanley site...

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A Signs reaps rich rewards

 Scunthorpe signmaker A Signs has invested in the new H1650i LED Agfa Anapurna print engine and, just 10 months after its installation, the company is enjoying increased profitability due to improved efficiencies. A Signs, which was established in 1998, now produces a wide variety of signage, ranging from external building signs, internal health & safety signs, vehicle wraps and exhibition display boards to, more recently, huge pieces of wall art for its broad client base. When owner Shaun Fisher was seeking to invest in a new print engine to speed up production time and reduce costs, he sought the...

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