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Tiger press earns its stripes
with no impact on productivity. For us the :M-
Press Tiger offers a clear cost advantage when
compared with every other digital solution we
looked at. Today we even start to take away a
significant amount of workload from our litho
presses and put them on :M-Press Tiger.”
Director of manufacturing at SMP, Mark Turner,
DIAR
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said: “The M-Press has been a good investment in
SMP Group was impressed with the Tiger's ability to
digital for us. Due to the unique concept, we kept
alter the gloss level with no impact on productivity
the Thieme base line and just replaced the inkjet
shuttle to get the latest technology.”
Agfa Graphics has installed its first :M-Press Tiger, Thieme KPX's managing director, Bill Kippax,
now in use at the SMP group in London. As an agreed: “The :M-Press is now capable of printing
existing :M-Press user, the company was keen to at up to 1,583m
2
/h, equivalent to 770m
2
/h on the
work with the upgraded kit, said to offer higher floor including loading and unloading. Moreover,
print speeds and better output quality. the :M-Press Tiger has a colour gamut better than
SMP president, Bradley Slade, said: “When we ISO coated V2. So, the output quality on the :M-
saw the advantages of the Tiger, we knew we Press really is the next generation of screen Printwear & Promotion
wanted to upgrade our :M-Press. It is not just the printing.”
speed of the engine, but also the higher quality 28 February to 2 March 2010
printing modes and the ability to select gloss level llll www.agfa.com
NEC, Birmingham
Seeing is believing
www.printwearandpromotion.co.uk
Eleven practical videos have been released on-line particularly useful for selling large format scanning
by large format scanner specialist, Colortrac, and software solutions, which in some cases
covering the fundamental aspects of day-to-day require in-depth product knowledge.
large format scanning and copying. Colortrac's most popular video is Scan Once,
These 'mini movies' are designed to help followed by Document Handling and the
potential buyers and resellers to discover the CopySmart Demos. The average run time of the
features and time-saving advantages of SmartLF videos is under three minutes.
large format scanners and Colortrac's ScanWorks
Sign & Digital UK
and CopySmart software. They are said to be llll www.colortrac.com
13 to 15 April 2010
NEC, Birmingham
Fast track to
www.signuk.com
versatility
Speed and quality have been enhanced at Sutton
Coldfield based Andesign, following the installation
of one of the first EFI Vutek GS3200 wide-format
UV-curable ink-jet printers.
Andesign already operated a six-colour EFI
Ipex
Vutek PressVu 200-600, however the demand for
higher speeds at finer resolutions led to the
18 to 25 May 2010
upgrade. The eight-colour plus white GS3200 is
ideal for the company's display products, which
NEC, Birmingham
include point-of-sale, exhibition graphics, vehicle
liveries and wraps.
In addition to working with standard sign-
www.ipex.org
Andesign uses the GS3200 to print direct to card stocks, box
making materials, either in sheet form or off the
boards, corrugateds and packaging materials
roll, Andesign incorporates products such as
leatherette into specialist applications. This type of boards, corrugateds and other packaging materials.
media is ideal for UV-curable ink and is well Andesign opted for the additional white
matched by the versatility of the EFI Vutek capability because of the versatility it would
GS3200. provide. Managing director, Andy Williams said:
The company also works with complex “Not being restricted to white material is a
cardboard engineering projects for point-of-sale. tremendous advantage. The opacity of the white
Fespa 2010
These are prototyped digitally, then die-cut and on the GS3200 is enhanced by the way it can be
produced in longer run lengths using offset-litho, incorporated into the work-flow, making it a simple
22 to 26 June 2010
but the speed and quality of the new ink-jet printer addition to the existing colours and enabling
means that, for shorter runs, it is possible to run greater creativity in designs and their Messe Munich, Germany
the entire job digitally, particularly when variations implementation in a digital format.”
in graphics and text are required between batches. www.fespa2010.com
GS3200 can also print direct to card stocks, box llll www.andesignuk.co.uk
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