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29th July, 2015 – Swanline Print has invested in GMG ColorServer software to improve and standardise its colour management capabilities and reduce ink costs. The investment is part of the company’s continued expansion and commitment to creating new market opportunities for its trade customers. Read the rest of this entry »

28th July 2015 – Visitors to the Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens Festival were offered the opportunity to create and print their own special customised t-shirts. The live interactive t-shirt printing pop-up, run by print specialists YR STORE (www.yrsto.re), used the latest Epson direct-to-garment desktop printer and featured artwork and images by Royal Academy Schools’ students, tutors and associated artists.

YR STORE’s unique interactive printed garment concept lets customers create personalised clothing on easy-to-use touch-screen terminals, then send the finished design for printing on Epson SureColor printers – while they wait. With permanent retail set-ups in Topshop Oxford Street store, YR STORE also specialises in experiential and corporate events, working for a number of leading brands such as Nike and Google. YR STORE founder Tim Williams says: “Designing and creating your own t-shirt is such a fun and engaging experience. We were very excited when the Royal Academy approached us with a view to collaborating for this event, we couldn’t wait to make it happen.”

The Royal Academy Schools is situated in the heart of the Royal Academy and is the only free three-year postgraduate art course in the UK. It receives no government funding so relies on the generous support of it patrons and sponsors, such as Epson, and its own fund-raising activities. Mark Hampson, Head of Materials Processes, RA Schools, said: “The Royal Academy Schools has had a long and fruitful collaborative relationship with Epson. This includes the unique luxury of its own purpose-built Epson Digital Media Suite, which all the students have access to. The idea of designing and printing our own t-shirts as part of the one day fund-raising event was very exciting and we were delighted to be working with Epson and YR STORE on the project.”

Given a prime spot in the Burlington Gardens Gallery foyer, the YR STORE set-up and print booth was managed by YR STORE Production Manager Dan Hughes and included three touch-screen terminals, a heat press and an Epson SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-garment printer. Dan says: “The SureColor SC-F2000 is the perfect option for live event printing. It is

portable, easy to set-up and use and is extremely reliable. It provides superb output quality in super-fast time – printing a t-shirt in 27 seconds! Everyone’s amazed when they first see it in action and feel the print quality. Expectations are more than matched. It is the perfect companion to our interactive design process and, combined with RA artwork, the results on the day were fantastic.”

Using the touch-screens, customers were able to select one of the many images supplied by RA Schools’ students, tutors and artists, which they could customise and personalise to produce their own unique design. The t-shirt was then printed and heat pressed and ready-to-wear within minutes. Over the course of the day around 150 t-shirts were printed – all individual works of art.

Mark says: “It was a hugely successful and well-received festival and the t-shirt printing was a real hit. It was great to work with Epson and YR STORE on this project and Dan was fantastic to work with – creative, knowledgeable, attentive to detail and good fun too! I look forward to working together again in the future, as the Epson/YR STORE/RA collaboration was a very natural, creative fit.”

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Second year student Alana Francis designing and  wearing a t-shirt featuring her own artwork

 

SC-F2000 in action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Epson SureColor SC-F2000 DTG printer in action

 

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Notes to Editor

 

Images: Click on each image to download high resolution jpeg or request from debbie@splashpr.co.uk

 

Image captions:

The RA/YR STORE/Epson interactive t-shirt printing pop-up

Second year student Alana Francis designing and wearing a t-shirt featuring her own artwork

The Epson SureColor SC-F2000 DTG printer in action

 

 

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 70,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.
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About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,700 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2013 were 1,517 million Euros. http://www.epson.eu

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Leonie Toal, PR & Social Media Manager, Epson (UK) Limited, Direct Tel: (0)1442 227246, Email: leonie.toal@epson.eu
Melinda Williams, Splash!PR, Tel: (0)1580 241177, Email: melinda@splashpr.co.uk

 

Xaar celebrates 25 years of digital inkjet leadership

Programme of events strong on charity challenges

Cambridge: 27th July 2015 – This year marks 25 years at the forefront of global inkjet technology for Xaar, the world-leader in industrial inkjet printheads.

Xaar began life in 1990 as four people in a small office on Cambridge Science Park. Their goal was to develop and commercialise the digital inkjet print technology arising out of work done by Cambridge Consultants.  Today the company employs over 600 people worldwide, based at three buildings on the Science Park, at state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Huntingdon and Järfälla, Sweden, and in offices in Hong Kong, India and the US.  Read the rest of this entry »

New printing packages complete Epson’s dye-sub line-up

 

21st July 2015 Epson is unveiling two new dye-sublimation printers to help users reliably and cost-effectively produce superior-quality textiles and promotional goods. Part of a complete Epson package, the SC-F7200 and SC-F6200 printers are backed up with warranty and service support, allowing textile producers, photographic studios and promotional product companies to benefit from Epson’s high-quality output with peace of mind. Read the rest of this entry »

21st July 2015, Chesham: An exclusive partnership between The Window Film Company and the design house MissPrint, brings six of the company’s iconic designs onto window film for the first time. The designs – Ditto, Little Trees, Muscat, Saplings, Ditsy Dandelion and Figs – are offered in a choice of finishes and are printed and cut to order at The Window Film Company’s in-house print and design studio. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV HS drives 30% growth at ESAG

Just six months after installing a new Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV HS, Portuguese printer ESAG reports a 30% rise in business. The company is winning new clients, regaining former clients and has started exporting. Read the rest of this entry »

Large format printing and framing specialist invests in Epson SureColor SC-F6000 dye sublimation printer

20th July 2015 – Kili Arts (www.kiliarts.co.uk) has installed an Epson SureColor SC-F6000 44-inch digital dye sublimation printer to produce its new range of high quality ChromaLuxe photographic prints. The company has owned an Epson Stylus Pro 9890 44-inch large format printer for 2 years, which it uses to print its fine art, photographic, canvasses and Giclee prints. This latest SureColor investment has enabled Kili Arts to expand its product range into metal HD prints, which has resulted in a significant increase in production and overall profit of 60% since installation earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Central London-based fine printers and bookbinders Barnard & Westwood has been purchased by its employees. In an announcement made today, Austen Kopley, B&W’s Managing Director said; “As of 8th July 2015 Barnard & Westwood will be wholly owned by the Barnard & Westwood Employee Ownership Trust, with all current employees becoming partners in the new company.”

The move sees the existing shareholders sell all their shares to the Barnard & Westwood Employee Ownership Trust. The Trust will hold 100% of the shares in Barnard & Westwood Ltd on behalf of the employee partners.

The company will continue to produce its high-end, bespoke print and bookbinding using a mix of traditional and cutting edge technology for a range of clients.

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From compact label printers to commercial inkjet presses and proofing systems – Epson demonstrates commitment to multi-faceted industry

14th July, 2015 – At Labelepxo 2015 Epson demonstrates the largest range of digital label printers and presses it has shown to date, and unveils several new products (on booth 9A50 from 29th September 2nd October at Brussels Expo). Read the rest of this entry »

Cambridge: 7th July 2015 – In a significant strengthening of its presence in the North American and Latin American markets, Xaar, the world’s leading inkjet technology specialist, has appointed Don Whaley as Director of Sales, Xaar Americas. 

In addition, the company has also opened a new sales and support office in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »