FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AFRICA'S BREAKING SIGNAGE NEWS FOR WEEK ENDING 12 JUNE 2011 Johannesburg, Gauteng, 8th June 2011. Here follows higlight news from the FESPA expo in Hamburg, Germamy as well as major industry players around the world:- CALDERA LAUNCHES FIRST CARBON FOOTPRINT CALCULATOR AT FESPA The company's CostView 3.0 calculator is targeted at the wide-format printing industry.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AFRICA'S BREAKING SIGNAGE NEWS FOR WEEK ENDING 12 JUNE 2011 Johannesburg, Gauteng, 8th June 2011. Here follows higlight news from the FESPA expo in Hamburg, Germamy as well as major industry players around the world:- CALDERA LAUNCHES FIRST CARBON FOOTPRINT CALCULATOR AT FESPA The company's CostView 3.0 calculator is targeted at the wide-format printing industry. The calculator builds upon the company's cost visualisation platform by adding a carbon footprint analysis tool that indicates the CO2 generated by print elements such as ink, media and electricity. ADDITIONS TO MIMAKI JFXPLUS SERIES SHOWN AT FESPA DIGITAL The UV LED printers now have an optional roll unit and white and clear ink. The roll unit has been developed to boost efficiency and productivity when printing on roll fed substrates. ACCU-BEND LITE LAUNCHED AT FESPA DIGITAL Sign Africa got the opportunity to see The Channel Letter Bender's Accu-Bend lite channel letter bending machine. The machine is a scaled-down version of the original, with similar capabilities, for half the price. DIRECT COLOR SYSTEMS LAUNCHES FLEX 33 AT FESPA The Flex33 is the first available small-format solvent inkjet roll-to-roll desktop printer for signs, banners, vehicle graphics, POP, labels, decals, heat transfers and other flexible media. Calibrated for use with the company's UV-stable and pigment-solvent MultiSolve inks, the printer utilises state-of-the-art micro-piezo head technology. SWISSQPRINT DEMONSTRATES NEW FEATURES ON INKJET SYSTEMS AT FESPA The company demonstrated new features on its Impala and Onyx hybrid inkjet systems at the Hamburg expo. KIIAN GROUP SHOWCASES DIGISTAR RANGE AT FESPA DIGITAL The company's Digistar Easytex Pigment and Digistar PES Upper sublimatic ink were shown at the Hamburg expo, where Sign Africa got the opportunity to view the products. CHAM PAPER GROUP LAUNCHES NEW TRANSJET SUBLIMATION PAPERS Sign Africa was at FESPA Digital in Hamburg to see the company launch its new products, the TRANSJET Industrial 932 light-weight sublimation paper and the Sportsline High-Tack 940 with enhanced tack-effect, at the expo. BIOMEDIA PRINT APPLICATIONS SHOWN AT FESPA The biodegradable and recyclable print substrates are available from 200 micron sheets to 3mm rigid board. It prints direct to substrate, so no costly additional processes are required. SUN CHEMICAL LAUNCHES LATEST DIGITAL INKS AT FESPA DIGITAL The company launched two additions to its Streamline digital inkjet portfolio of inks, a water-based range and a solvent-based range called Streamline Zero and Streamline Duo. IMAGING SOLUTIONS PRESENTS FASTFRAME 800 AND FASTMOUNT 800 AT FESPA The automated system combination of the fastMount 800/1000 and the fastFrame 800/1000 assembles wood panels to a frame and stretches a photo canvas to this frame. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC SHOWCASES EASY PHOTO AT FESPA Sign Africa saw the all in one digital photography solution, which is designed to meet the needs of photo retailers, at the Hamburg expo. It is quick and easy to set up and operate and can be customised to suit any application. The system makes it easy to start a digital photo printing business. MAPRO PRESENTS PROJECTION FILM AT FESPA DIGITAL Sign Africa was at the expo in Hamburg to see the film, which acts as a projection screen, and which does not make shadows in front of the screen as it minimises the effect of side lights when viewed from the back. It realises excellent images by adopting special optical copolymer and can be applied in schools, commercial facilities, meeting rooms and show windows. PRO ALUMINIUM DEMONSTRATES TENSIONING SYSTEM AT FESPA The flexible face fixing and tensioning system is suited for all kinds of printable media (with different thicknesses) mostly used in outdoor advertising applications. Its unique concept of installation and sign face clamping method is versatile. ABOUT SIGN AFRICA Sign Africa online is your concise source for all things signage