Archive for August, 2013

27th August 2013 – Bettine Pellant, Picon, has become a Liveryman of the Stationers’ Company. 

She was formally enrolled at a traditional “cloathing” ceremony held in Stationers’ Hall in the City of London.

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August 27th, 2013 – Large format printing specialist Clicks Digital Solutions has been able to increase both print consistency and overall business productivity significantly as a direct result of its recent investment in GMG ColorServer, SmartProfiler and EcoSave applications.

From its 10,000 sq.ft. location in Clerkenwell, central London, Clicks Digital Solutions has over 20 years’ experience as a specialist digital print services provider.

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27th August 2013 – Epson UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil McMullin who joins as UK sales manager for its Professional Graphics business unit.

Phil joins the company from Spandex, a leading supplier to the sign making and display industries.

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21 August 2013 – Epson has a major presence at LabelExpo 2013 (booth 9H50) where it will launch the innovative SurePress L-6034VW single-pass digital label press, demonstrate the versatile SurePress L-4033AW digital label press and show sophisticated digital proofing and prototyping for a variety of packaging applications.

The SurePress L-6034VW was first shown as a prototype at drupa 2012 and is the first Epson product to use LED-curable UV ink.

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20th August 2013 – Bob Usher, Managing Director of Apex Digital Graphics, has been elected as Chairman of Picon, the UK association of print industry manufacturers and suppliers.

He succeeds Peter Morris, CEO of Friedheim UK, who has completed his two-year term.

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Screen Europe, part of the Dainippon Screen Group, is demonstrating the production power and flexibility of the new Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV wide-format inkjet printer at an Open House event at its European Solutions & Technology Centre in Amstelveen, The Netherlands, on September 19th and 20th 2013.

The Truepress Jet W3200UV, developed by Screen and its subsidiary company Inca Digital, received its global launch at FESPA earlier this year.

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August 15th, 2013 – Print, design and direct mail company Platinum Print has recently integrated GMG software solutions to streamline proof production and increase output accuracy and consistency across its Epson, Mimaki, Ricoh and Konica digital printers and B2 Komori offset printing presses.

Celebrating its 25th year in business, this Harrogate-based print services provider offers a range of personalised direct mail, fulfilment, large-format and general commercial print to clients ranging from SMEs to national blue-chip companies.

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14th August 2013 – The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, famously known as The Red Arrows, has installed a 17-inch Epson Stylus Pro 3880 digital inkjet printer, supplied by Color Confidence.

The printer is used to produce high quality A3 and A4 lustre, matte and gloss photographs, taken by The Red Arrows’ RAF photographers, primarily for public relations and corporate events. With its small footprint, the printer is ideally suited to go on tour with the team. Read the rest of this entry »

GMG Color & Studio404 team up to highlight ‘brand critical’ colour management for packaging design & print at Packaging Innovations

Stand GB3, 1-2nd October, Design Centre, Islington, London

August 12th 2013 – At Packaging Innovations, GMG Color, colour management software experts, teams up with Studio404, a specialist packaging design graphics studio (Stand GB3) to show the synergy between innovative design and ‘brand critical’ colour.

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6th August 2013 – Verdigris, the environmental initiative from independent graphic arts research group Digital Dots, is pleased to welcome Shimizu Printing Inc., Japan, as its latest Associate Member.

Verdigris is a non-profit research initiative designed to help printers and their customers understand more about the environmental impact of print media. The goal is to raise awareness of print’s positive effect, through cooperative content development shared with an international network of publishers.

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