Sign & Digital UK 2017

Press Release: February 17, 2017

ArtSystems supports innovation at Sign & Digital UK 2017

Specialist distributor ArtSystems will be at Sign & Digital UK 2017, with representatives on a number of the company's supplier stands. On the Summa stand (G30), ArtSystems will help to demonstrate why the award-winning Summa F Series flatbed cutting system just got even better. ArtSystems' expert team will also be highlighting the new Onyx 12.1 Software RIP.

Additionally, ArtSystems representatives will be on Neschen's stand (H60) taking part in some 'corner shop' fun.

Summa Stand (G30)

Summa F Series

ArtSystems' Andrew Edwards, Sales Division Manager, Sign & Display, explained: "The Summa is already known as the most cost-effective and versatile flatbed cutting system on the market. Now it has two brand-new features which make it even better, increasing productivity and quality of output. Both will be making their debut at the Sign & Digital Show this March.

"People already talk about the Summa F Series exceptional user flexibility and ease of use. They know the market leading level of build quality and reliability they can expect, and that all Summa cutters are great value for money. They know Summa cutters come bundled with a broad range of accessories, consumables and software, that a wide set of tools is available; and that the number of applications open to used across an incredible range of materials is outstanding. But what Summa lovers like most of all is the cutters' world class precision and consistency for both cutting and finishing, and both have just been improved. Put simply, these two new developments have taken the best cutters money can buy and made them even better."

Visitors to the show will discover the following new features for the F Series:

  • Automated Depth Control for the best cut quality: Helps eliminate user errors and speeds up production by automating the process of setting tool depth. In addition, it has extra functions - it will clean the router bit before testing and even run all the blade calibration routines automatically. The user is guaranteed a safe depth setting and full blade calibration all in a matter of seconds ensuring consistently optimum outcomes. All new and existing F Series customers can take advantage of this time-saving and cost-effective device.
  • High Frequency Routing Module* for smoother finishing: Makes routing and finishing of rigid substrates quicker and more precise. The HF Router comes with a high frequency spindle and a true balanced milling motor, which provides smooth finishing of rigid substrates, especially acrylic. The more powerful spindle allows higher processing speeds than the standard router - delivering superb industrial print finishing performance quickly and easily.

* The High Frequency Routing Module will be demonstrated on the GPT stand (E20).

Onyx 12.1 RIP

The expert team from ArtSystems will be highlighting the incredible benefits provided by the powerful new Onyx 12.1 RIP Summa's stand. Visitors to booth G30 will discover why the new industry benchmark, Onyx 12.1 RIP, is the ideal software for sign makers. Fast, intuitive and simple to operate, Onyx 12.1's 64bit platform is powerful and flexible enough to allow any user to easily create more effective workflows for any wide format printer or cutter. An open software, able to operate with any workstation, Onyx 12.1 will be demonstrated on HP Latex and Designjet Z series printers as well as Summa cutters.

Key benefits include:

  • Its powerful 64bit platform provides outstanding performance and speed. Increased productivity directly improves the bottom line by processing more files in less time with record benchmark RIP speeds.
  • Its intuitive, easy-to-use control panel simplifies production - even for the most complex tasks.
  • A boost to overall performance with the latest 64bit Adobe PDF Print Engine and JAWS RIP updates.
  • Identifies jobs and gives the ability to navigate quickly with a new colour managed RIP-Queue which introduces thumbnail previews and displays edits on the fly.
  • Simplified nesting and tiling across multiple projects. Onyx 12.1 features a fully integrated 64bit platform to setup jobs, move files and open applications quickly.
  • White and specialist inks from any file types are easily handled with a re-designed spot layer tool.
  • New tools, more applications and a simple visual interface make printing a job faster, meaning more time can be spent on production.
  • Automated finishing functions help create new business opportunities and generate new revenue streams.
  • Quick Sets 2.0: These are automated production job templates that streamline and automate routine tasks, meaning you can confidently leave Onyx 12.1 to get on with the work while you do something else.
  • And much, much more

Neschen Stand (H60)

ArtSystems will be joining Neschen on Stand H60 to help promote its signage and graphics media.

This year the stand will be themed around the traditional British corner shop made famous by the popular television show Open All Hours. The witty and informative display will provide ample opportunities for visitors to see the great potential for eye-catching point of sale signage applications. The current range of Neschen Easy Dot products including Print 'n' Walk, Window Grip and Chalk Board will be prominent, as will the ever-expanding range of Neschen Performance Wallpapers. In unison, they will help create that appealing and iconic Open All Hours look.

Paul Tarry, Divisional Manager for Consumables at ArtSystems, explained: "Every year at Sign & Digital we work with Neschen to find a memorable and entertaining theme, and in 2017 we wanted to create something that was fun but also had relevance to a lot of visitors. The corner shop idea allows us to showcase some of the key Neschen applications for sign and display users, which makes it ideal!"

New additions to the Neschen product range will be on show for the first time in the UK and special show offers will be available for all visitors to the stand.


About Us

Established in 1986 and now part of Westcoast Holdings Group, ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, has seen significant growth in the past six years. today, ArtSystems has a turnover in excess of £3 million, emplys over 60 people and is one of the largest value added distributors in the UK. The company serves the design, graphics, signage and display markets with imaging and printing hardware and consumables from market-leading manufacturers such as Canon, Colortrac, HP, MakerBot, Onyx, Stratasys, Summa and Neschen.

Press Kit: February 17, 2017
ArtSystems supports innovation at Sign & Digital UK 2017


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