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Roland releases new UV direct printing guide


oland DG is making it easy for businesses of all shapes and sizes to enter the UV printing market with ʻDigital Benchtop UV Printing: What Will You Print?ʼ, a free 40-page guide exploring this technology. UV printing is one of the most flexible and exciting print processes ever created and its uses are almost limitless. It has become an essential tool for sign makers, graphics producers, promotional gift businesses, packaging specialists, advertising agencies, designers, retailers and new start-ups.

The guide, which is free to download from the Roland website, focuses on Rolandʼs VersaUV LEF range of benchtop UV printers, and explores how they can be used to print directly onto a wide array of materials and objects.

Thanks to the combination of innovative inks, low-heat curing and variable data processing, it's possible to add customised print directly to all kinds of items from the everyday to the unusual. This opens markets to businesses across a wide spectrum, from creative minds to companies looking for significant ROI potential and lets print service providers create products for many different sectors. These include leather luggage tags, bottles, phone cases, travel mugs, electrical appliances, musical instruments, notebooks, acrylic photo blocks, photo frames, USB sticks, golf balls and keyrings – to name a few.

The guide also includes case studies which give an insight into how businesses are already benefiting from UV printing.

The 2019 Promotion & Branding Shows welcome new exhibitors


rganiser of the Promotion & Branding Shows, GS UK, will be joining forces with a record number of companies to present this yearʼs series of roadshows.

The first stops were Swindon and Leeds last month followed by four other venues across the UK and Ireland. New exhibitors will include DTB Europe, Premier Workwear, Standing Stone, Just Cool by AWDis, Pro RTX and Just Hoods by AWDis. GS UK sales manager, Sean Barker, said: “We are looking forward to starting the 2019 campaign, many of the established exhibitors that have supported the shows for a number of years will be returning, companies such as BTC activewear, Prestige Leisure, Beechfield, Innotex, Stormtech, Fruit of the Loom, Russell, Yoko International, Mirical Emblems and Ralawise are directly responsible for the popularity and growth of the shows. In addition we have Neutral, Disley, Dye Sub Supplies, Henbury and Caramba all joining us for a second

Visitors enjoying a previous roadshow season.” Visitors will have a unique opportunity to view a

variety of embroidery, printing and transfer machines as well as the chance to meet major apparel and accessories suppliers.

● Read P&P editor Melanie Attleseyʼs overview of the Swindon leg on page 20

| 10 | July 2019

The ‘Digital Benchtop UV Printing: What Will You Print?’ free guide from Roland DG

Industry veteran joins Kornit Digital


hris Govier has been named as the new

managing director for Kornit Digital.

He is a proven leader who brings broad experience of

supporting customers with industrial digital transformation, a proven record of driving growth, and solid experience building and managing world class teams. In

Chris Govier joins Kornit Digital

his new role, Mr Govier will oversee Kornit Digitalʼs operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and will be instrumental in scaling up Kornitʼs business.

Mr Govier previously served in sales and general management roles at Xerox Corporation, and holds a BA from the University of Wellington, New Zealand. Gilad Yron, Kornit Digitalʼs executive vice president of global business, said: “I welcome Chris on board as the new managing director of Kornit Digital Europe. He brings with him solid experience in the analogue-digital transition in industrial print and deep regional understanding. Europe has traditionally been a strong performer for Kornit, and Chrisʼ expertise will help us grow the organisation to the next level.”

Mr Govier added: “This is an incredibly exciting time to join Kornit Digital – their technology, coupled with a passion and drive will significantly disrupt the textile printing industry. EMEA represents a huge opportunity and I look forward to building on the fantastic success achieved so far.”

Upcoming dates

● Hilton Hotel London Croydon – Wednesday, September 25

● Hilton Templepatrick Belfast – Tuesday, October 15

● Red Cow Dublin – Thursday, October 17

● Double Tree Hilton Strathclyde – Wednesday, October 30

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