Archive for July, 2011

27st July, 2011- Seiko Epson Corporation today announced that it has posted on its website its 2011 Sustainability Report, a publication that summarizes the Epson Group’s global CSR (corporate social responsibility) programs during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.  http://global.epson.com/SR/report

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Efficiency is central to any printer’s business in today’s market. With more and more customers expecting jobs to be completed within 24 hours, KopyKat Printing’s investment in the Screen Truepress 344 will help to grow the business.

KopyKat, London, has invested in a Screen Truepress 344 digital of fset press to boost fast turnaround times whilst maintaining high quality. The purchase will give KopyKat the capacity to meet growing demand. Read the rest of this entry »

Gerry Mulvaney, Affinity + Relationship Director for The Danwood Group Ltd, has been appointed to the Picon Council, the UK association of print industry manufacturers and suppliers.

Commenting on the appointment Peter Morris, Chairman of Picon, said “It’s important that the Picon Council represents our full membership and the broader UK supplier landscape. Gerry brings extensive contemporary digital print industry knowledge and energy and will be a valuable asset to the work we do.”

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Unparalleled Epson print quality brings cult art to new audiences

July 2011 – Tampere Art Museum, Finland, home to Tove Jansson’s original artworks for the cult children’s animated cartoon series, the Moomins, will produce limited edition digital prints of the collection using Epson®’s Digigraphie® fine art print label.

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Energy-saving features of Screen’s newest thermal PlateRite puts device at top of the list for Newnorth as part of its company-wide environmental initiatives

The UK’s first Screen B1 PlateRite 8900HD platesetter has been installed by Newnorth Print Ltd in Kempston, Bedford. The new 8-page PlateRite was designed to deliver high production performance alongside considerable energy saving features.  As a result power consumption per plate during operation has been cut by around 9% and standby power consumption has been cut by 85%. The low-energy rating of the PlateRite was a major element in its selection by Newnorth and its compatibility with Agfa :Azura TS plates and the Agfa Azura VOC-free, waterless plate processor.

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4 July 2011 – Peter Morris, CEO of Friedheim UK, has been appointed Chairman of Picon, the UK association of print industry manufacturers and suppliers. Peter was voted in to the two-year post at the Picon AGM on Friday July 1st.

Taking over the Chairmanship from Brian Filler, MD of Screen UK, Peter emphasised the need for manufacturers and suppliers to continue the fight to lobby banks and government to support the UK print industry, and to improve skills within it. “Picon’s members span the full spectrum of industry supplier from large household names to many small to medium specialists. Not only does this give Picon a persuasive collective voice and influence, but it also enables us to take strong and positive practical action to support and develop the industry. It’s important for everyone involved in print to keep up the pressure to improve investment, training, and above all, confidence,” he said. “I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and introducing several Picon initiatives which will benefit both manufacturers and printers.”

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Tuebingen (July 4, 2011) – GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, is pleased to announce that Ian Scott has been appointed as Managing Director, GMG Worldwide. His appointment follows the departure of CEO Paul Willems who has decided to dedicate himself to new professional challenges.

Ian will be working closely together with GMG’s owners & Managing Directors, Joerg and Robert Weihing, in continuing the company’s on-going growth plan and product development strategy, building on GMG’s reputation of innovation and quality. Having spent more than 20 years working in the graphic arts industry, Ian is thoroughly familiar with every aspect of the industry.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands: Screen announces that Samor Italia S.r.l. will handle sales of its range of PlateRite CTP devices, and associated workflow, as well as its large format digital printers on an exclusive basis throughout Italy.

Samor has been a Screen distributor for over 30 years and the company has an in-depth knowledge of its product range as a result. In addition to equipment and software sales, Samor Italia will also handle all related consumable and spare part sales.

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