Archive for March, 2012

March 29th 2012 – Tower Printing is the first UK printer to invest in the GMG ProductionSuite wide-format colour management and workflow solution. The long-established South East London-based business signed the order this week at the Sign & Digital 2012.

The investment in GMG’s new all-in-one production solution, launched at Fespa Digital last month, is the latest step in Tower’s rapid recent expansion of its wide-format capability. “We seem to be adding a new machine almost every month,” says director Gavin Jones.  “We are looking at adding a second flat-bed printer shortly and it will join ten other machines: seven HP Designjet Z6100 and Z6200 models, two HP Designjet L25500s, and an Océ Arizona.”

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Trip to Las Vegas awaits winners

28th March 2012 – The closing date for the second Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAS 2012) – 31st July – is getting closer, but there is still time to enter for users of Inca UV inkjet printers who want the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to visit the SGIA show in October.

The IDEAS recognise those Inca users around the world who are achieving the most stunning effects using Inca’s state-of-the-art flatbed UV technology.  Companies can enter their best work in six categories:  Display Graphics, 3D POS, Retail Interiors, Decor and Furniture, Product Decoration and—a new category in 2012—Interactive Display.  Judges will be looking for a combination of quality, innovation and creativity, and the reward for the lucky winners will be two nights at the SGIA Expo 2012 in Las Vegas (18th-20th October), courtesy of Inca.

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March 28th 2012 – GMG UK is very pleased to announce that it has appointed City & West End Solutions (CWES) as the sole UK HP reseller for its new wide-format colour management and workflow solution: GMG ProductionSuite.

The alliance between GMG and CWES was sealed at Sign & Digital 2012 this week in Birmingham and is effective immediately. “City & West End Solutions has vast experience in the wide format sector and a tremendous reputation for delivering first rate products and service nationwide. This is a strong and symbiotic partnership that unites GMG’s new workflow which is designed to streamline wide format production with the UK’s largest HP sales and support operation,” says Ian Scott, MD, GMG GMbH. “It’s great for CWES, great for GMG and, most importantly, great for the industry.”

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Epson supports Hiroyuki Suzuki’s London exhibition of photographs which capture and celebrate Japan’s rebuilding after earthquake

26th March 2012 – Epson is proud to support “Moments in Construction”, a new exhibition of works by Japanese photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki at the KPF Gallery in London from Monday 26th March – 25th May 2012.

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23 March 2012- This summer’s big events—the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympics—may be about to bring the world to the UK, but before they do the “Picon British Pavilions” at drupa will take 18 of the UK’s home-grown print suppliers to the world of print.

From 3rd-16th May the Picon British Pavilions will occupy 800 square metres across five drupa Halls, with Picon-hosted business lounges also available in two Halls.  The participating companies represent the full spread of Picon’s wide and varied membership—litho and digital, prepress and post-press, software and ancillaries—and will all be taking advantage of Picon’s decades of organising similar export-driven joint ventures at major exhibitions.

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Tuebingen (20 March 2012) – With a new, groundbreaking spot-color tool for package printing, a universal Cloud solution, the pioneering GMG ProductionSuite and further development of established proof and color management solutions, GMG has put together an exciting, innovative package for drupa in Düsseldorf. Read the rest of this entry »

Augmented reality allows visitors to explore Xaar’s unique printhead technology on stand A02 at Indian Ceramics, 20-22nd March 2012, Ahmedabad, India

Cambridge, 19th March 2012 – At the Indian Ceramics exhibition Xaar is using augmented reality (AR) to show how its innovative printhead technology has transformed the ceramics decoration industry. To enjoy the full Xaar AR experience, visit the Xaar stand (A02). Alternatively, before you visit the show, download the Xaar ‘Xapp’ app onto your Apple device from the Apple App Store and use the AR function to view the animations triggered by images on the stand. Read the rest of this entry »

Delivers repeatable colour perfection plus significant ink savings for signage applications

16th March 2012 – At Sign & Digital UK (Booth M60, 27-29th March, NEC, Birmingham) GMG celebrates its entry into the UK wide-format sector with GMG ProductionSuite, its highly innovative production solution for wide-format digital printing.

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7th March 2012 – Epson is to sponsor Cambridge Faces, the first large photographic project presented by Queens’ College Art Society, Cambridge.

The project is a photographic tribute to English icons through portraiture. Six talented young photographers from Cambridge University have chosen to focus on one aspect of English heritage and will be presenting their creative interpretations of the theme in the exhibition. Read the rest of this entry »

Ingenious pre-proofer provides two-sided imposition proofs and mock-ups using two Epson Stylus Pro 9700 printers

6th March 2012 – Greenshires, one of the UK’s largest producers of sophisticated marketing materials and supplier of fulfilment solutions, has installed a Digital Information Pre-proofer system that uses two Epson Stylus Pro 9700 printers to provide duplex printing of imposed proofs at sheet sizes up to 44 inches wide. Read the rest of this entry »