Archive for April, 2012

Cambridge, 30th April 2012 – Xaar, the world-leading developer of inkjet technology and manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads, has beaten competition from hundreds of other UK companies to win a place in the Government’s ‘Make it in Great Britain’ exhibition this summer.  Xaar joins over 40 British businesses at the event, including such iconic brands as Airbus, McLaren and BAE Systems.

The exhibition of cutting-edge British manufacturing takes place at the Science Museum from 24th July to 9th September to coincide with the Olympic and Paralympic games.  It is the culmination of the ‘Make it in Great Britain’ campaign launched last year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to challenge outdated opinions of modern manufacturing and dispel the myth that Britain ‘doesn’t make anything anymore’. Xaar will showcase some of its leading technology to demonstrate to exhibition visitors the value of manufacturing to UK business.

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Tuebingen (25 April 2012) – Coinciding with the opening of drupa 2012 is the launch of two game-changing product innovations from GMG, a world leader in color management technology.

GMG OpenColor is a revolutionary spot color tool for the packaging market that will greatly extend color control and repeatability in this sector, whilst GMG CoZone is a comprehensive cloud solution for professional media and color management users that will redefine how color management is used in the future.

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High-quality, short-run digital label press with white ink makes global debut at Drupa 2012

23 April 2012 – At Drupa 2012, Epson will build on the success of the SurePress L-4033A with the debut of the SurePress L-4033AW: a 7-colour, inkjet digital label press with white ink that makes high-quality, short-run label printing easier and more efficient, even on clear and metallic substrates. Read the rest of this entry »

Almost one third of UK architects admit their technology infrastructure needs urgent attention if they wish to remain competitive

23 April 2012 – Technology used within almost a third (32%) of architectural practices in the UK is, at best, ‘only just about managing’ with the needs of the business, reveals a survey commissioned by printing and imaging specialist, Epson.

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16th April 2012 – Superfast Labels is the first company in the UK to install Epson’s SurePress L-4033A digital label press. Within 4 months of installation the label manufacturer and supplier has printed 3.1 million labels on it, cut waste, cut stock levels, cut overtime and identified lucrative new markets.

The 11-strong company based in Sittingbourne, Kent has been at the forefront of self-adhesive label printing for almost 30 years. Living up to its name, Superfast considers itself the fastest label printer in the country, offering a 24-48 hour turnaround, and manufacturing over 100,000,000 labels of over 2000 different sizes a year for customers across Europe.

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Epson helps bring OMA’s story to life at the Barbican

10th April 2012 – When the OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) celebrated four decades of architectural design, engineering and cultural ideas at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, 6 October 2011 – 19 February 2012, it turned to Epson to provide the onsite large format printer to produce its iconic designs for display in the exhibition and for sale in the Art Gallery shop.

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Printing on a variety of substrates up to 0.6-mm (23.6-mil) thick offers a compelling Print-On-Demand solution for the packaging industry

10th April 2012 – Receiving its commercial launch at drupa, Screen announces an enhanced specification to the widely-anticipated Truepress JetSX full-colour, B2, variable-data sheet-fed inkjet press.  Showcasing the list of enhancements to an already impressive specification is the device’s ability to handle offset and inkjet papers and boards up to 0.6mm thick. The result is a compelling variable-data / Print-On-Demand solution ideal for the packaging print industry.

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Epson’s 20|20 Vision research reveals UK architects expect global growth opportunities despite increasing competition up to 2020

3rd April 2012 – Despite pessimistic market assessments for growth in Europe, a survey commissioned by printing and imaging specialist Epson has found that architectural practices across the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Italy predict that the demand for architectural services in Europe will grow over the coming decade.

The Epson 20|20 Vision survey(i), based on in-depth telephone interviews with 500 small, medium and large architecture firms in the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Italy, evaluated the competitive landscape for European architectural practices up to 2020 and the business, skills and technology requirements needed to build and retain a successful practice.

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The reaction to Epson’s new 64-inch SureColor SC-S30600 wide format printer from visitors to Sign and Digital was ‘overwhelmingly positive’ says Nick White, Manager, ProGraphics, Epson UK. ‘This new 4-colour printer delivers superb quality and productivity at a very competitive price and has certainly hit the sweet spot with sign makers and vinyl cut specialists alike. The first sale was made within the first hour of the show with our reseller partners reporting brisk business over the 3 days. Orders have certainly exceeded expectations.’

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