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Author: Val Hirst

The Wrap Shop selects a Summa F cutter

To further complement its portfolio of carefully selected digital printing technology, which includes three Roland roll-to-roll printers, two Versacamms and one Soljet Pro 4 XR-640, Essex-based cross-media print & graphics production company The Wrap Shop, recently invested in a flatbed Summa F cutter from printMAX. For co-founder Steve Hart it was a simple decision. He explained: “Ever since I saw what the Summa F could do at the recent Sign & Digital Show, I’ve wanted one. Logically we didn’t need a flatbed cutter, but when I saw how the machine could work with an 8 x 4 ft sheet of...

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Team Atlantic nails BHF London to Brighton bike ride

Team Atlantic recently conquered the British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton bike ride, fielding a five-strong team led by Atlantic’s Technical Services Director, Stafford Cox, (pictured centre in the image above). Atlantic completed the event to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation in what has become its flagship event, covering 54 miles from the starting point on Clapham Common to the beach at Brighton. The team, which had no experienced riders at the start, trained regularly over the months prior to the day of competition. During the training period, one of the riders, Darren Harding, unfortunately suffered a...

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Mimaki’sTX300P digital textile printer debuts at ITMA

Mimaki has announced the first global technology demonstration of a brand-new hybrid digital textile printer from the TX300P series at ITMA 2019, which is currently taking place in Barcelona. Uniquely featuring both direct-to-textile and transfer print capabilities, the new printer achieves unparalleled flexibility in ink combinations and substrates, opening new profitable opportunities for businesses. The new printer is an evolution of the Mimaki TX300P-1800, with the added capability of printing onto transfer paper. Crucially, sign and print companies will benefit from enhanced versatility in terms of fabrics, applications and targeted markets. This affords smaller businesses with an opportunity to...

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Optimism high in sign and graphics industry

Research commissioned by, the ISA-UK the sign and graphics’ sectors trade association, has revealed that, despite the uncertain political times, optimism is high in the industry.  The association invited 112 people to take part in a survey designed to assess the current state of the sign and graphics sectors, 42 percent of whom are ISA-UK members and 58 percent non-members, with 65 percent of respondents representing businesses with fewer than ten employees. More than half (58 percent) of the sign industry decision makers who took part in the online survey, reported that business turnover has increased in the past year,...

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Illuminating TEDxGlasgow

TEDTalks always aim to illuminate, but some extra lighting was guaranteed at a recent TEDxGlasgow event. Wrights Plastics was commissioned to create an eight-metre wide illuminated sign to take pride of place at the all-day TEDx event at Glasgow’s famous SEC Armadillo Conference Centre during June. Following a rigorous tendering process the West Bromwich-based company was selected for its grasp of the brief and its ability to meet the project’s complex technical requirements. The sign, which featured lettering up to one-metre high, was completed within three weeks and used many of the company’s core skills and manufacturing processes, including...

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