Avery launches over laminate films

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions is claiming to be the first company to market a coloured cast overlaminate film designed specifically for vehicle wraps. The new transparent coloured overlaminates for the Conform Chrome series are available in orange, green & purple. The new overlaminates were launched in the UK this month, expanding the range of colours that can be achieved using Conform Chrome from five to 20 colours in total.

Applicators can use unaltered Conform Chrome colours and also combine them with the three Transparent Coloured Overlaminates. Avery said that with chrome finishes, currently gaining in popularity, the new products enabled even more creative effects. 

Marketing director Oliver Guenther said: “We are the

World premiere of the ‘Fire’

Heidelberg and Gallus introduce a standardized family name for the entire digital printing portfolio: Gallus DCS 340 becomes Gallus Labelfire 340.

As of drupa 16, Heidelberg will be repeating its approach with the Speedmaster series by presenting its entire digital printing offering under a standardized family name, the “Fire” product line. While the Heidelberg Speedmaster range predominantly stands for maintaining the competitiveness of a print shop’s core business for commercial and

Durst unveils its first 5m dye-sub printer at Fespa Digital

Durst used Fespa Digital as the launchpad for the world’s first 5m-wide dye-sublimation printer for the seamless production of soft-signage and fabrics.

The 9x3.5m, 7.5-tonne Rhotex 500 is taking centre stage on the Italian manufacturer’s stand at the show, where it will be running a wide-variety of live applications.

The 500 has a maximum speed of 310m2/hr in high speed mode, which reduces to 125m2/hr in two-pass production mode and 100m2/hr in high quality mode. It uses Durst’s Quadro S

Xerox makes sheetfed inkjet move with Brenva HD press

Xerox has set a competitive price point for its new B3-plus format sheetfed press, the Brenva.

The manufacturer confirmed that the Brenva HD Production Inkjet Press would be launched at Drupa.

It is its first product to combine technology from Xerox’s existing toner-based production printers with know-how from its Impika inkjet subsidiary.

“We refreshed all of our top-end cut-sheet portfolio in past 18 months and we are still very committed to that market space. Winning in cut-sheet is

Ricoh signals wide-format ambitions

Ricoh has used its Fespa debut to signal its intent to become a serious player in the wide-format sector.

The firm is showing, for the first time, the latest version of its Ricoh Pro L4100 series printers running its new aqueous resin latex inks.

The six-colour plus white, roll-to-roll 4100 is an OEM version of the Mimaki JVX400 LX series, but is now fitted with the Ricoh variable drop piezo printhead technology and a new latex inkset, developed exclusively by Ricoh. The cold-cure inkset


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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.