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FESPA Directors Summit brings together industry leaders to discuss the future

The inaugural FESPA Directors Summit took place in Geneva, 22nd – 23rd March 2007, bringing together 70 leaders from Europe’s print service provider community and 25 top executives from equipment manufacturers, such as Jan Vangeel of Agfa, Chet Pribonic of EFI, Francois Martin of HP, Arthur Vanhoutte of Mutoh, and Elie Keersmaekers of Roland. With the creation of the summit, FESPA’s aim is to establish a forum which encourages the sharing of knowledge and the initiation of stimulating discussion, to benefit the wide-format imaging industries in the long term.

SubliM Ink Launches at ISA Las Vegas

Sawgrass Technologies will launch at the ISA show a new, high-productivity sublimation ink, SubliM. The new ink includes a direct print option, best of class colour gamut, outstanding running ability at high speed and faster drying time.

Roland launches new VersaCamms

Roland DG Corporation has added two new high-performance models to its best-selling VersaCAMM ECO-SOL MAX inkjet printer/cutter line – the 30” VP-300 and 54” VP-540.

Neo, a PDF Editing Tool

Enfocus has launched Neo, a standalone native PDF application editing tool that enables users to make last minute changes to PDF files.

New inkjet technology could impact printing industry

At the Global Ink Jet Printing Conference in Prague, Kia Silverbrook, CEO of Silverbrook Research in Sydney claimed that his new Memjet colour printing technology was the first to combine high speed and quality colour at a price/performance level unheard of until now.

EFI and Kornit Join Forces to bring digital inkjet technology to the textile Industry

EFI and Kornit Digital, Ltd. have announced a joint partnership to address the growing demands of the printed textile industry as it migrates from analog to digital technologies. As part of the agreement, EFI has made a strategic investment of $3.5 million in Kornit, which develops and sells high-end industrial digital inkjet printers and inks for the textile industry, primarily for the finished garment and apparel printing markets.

An interesting application, non-slip floor graphics at new hospital eye unit

Patients and visitors at the new eye unit at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK are able to find their way around easily and safely, thanks to the innovative floor graphics system from MacDermid Autotype. The FootPrint system is able to guide even those with seriously impaired vision to the correct department, overcoming the signposting difficulties common in large hospitals.

New glass decoration film from Aslan

Aslan has added a glass decoration film with sandblasting effects. Called Aslan DFP 300, it is suitable for inrterior and exterior applications and can be printed used all current solvent, eco-solvent and UV-inks.

Positive Camtec Welcomes 4 New Staff Members

Positive Camtec has seen tremendous growth over the past 5 years. To keep up with supplying the very best customer service and technical support in the industry, we are pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new staff members to our team, which has grown to over 15 members.

GASAA signs regional agreement with PODi USA

World class business tools for the digital print market are now available to the region courtesy of strategic agreement reached between PODi (Print on Demand Initiative), based in the USA and the Graphic Arts Services Association of Australia.

DES presents JUST Normlicht at Printex and the Photoimaging show

Ulrich Kolnik of JUST Normlicht, Germany, will be on DES's Printex stand 2008 to present their latest colour accurate viewing solutions, including the JUST Colour Communicator 2. DES will also be exhibiting the JUST products at the Photoimaging show.

Image Mart Installs TeckSmartUV Curable Printer

It was only in November 2006 that Positive Camtec installed a new Roland Dye Sublimation system at Image Mart (in Sydney’s outer west). One month later Image Mart Principal Shane Baldwin placed his order for a new TeckSmartUV Curable Printer from Teckwin and Positive Camtec.

Agfa-Gevaert to split into three independent, publicly traded companies

Agfa-Gevaert announced that its Board of Directors has completed the strategic review of the company and decided that it is in the best interest of the Group, the customers, the shareholders and the employees to split into three independent, listed companies - representing the activities of Agfa Graphics, Agfa HealthCare and Agfa Materials - by the end of 2007.