Out now – AVA 5.1!

AVA 5.1 is a significant release building upon the palettes technology which we introduced earlier this year in our AVA 5.0 version.

This updated palettes concept now offers you new automation possibilities which can accelerate your own workflows. It has enabled us to provide powerful new tools and methods which you can incorporate and even edit further to fine tune to your specific requirements.

To learn more about the features, all new ColourSys and to find out why we are so excited about it please click play on the movie below to watch our short introduction.

Thank you for visiting us at FESPA, Berlin

This year was in fact the 3rd year that AVA has been an exhibitor of FESPA. The well established digital print show took place in a very busy Berlin, with an extended list of over 700 exhibitors spanning across 10 halls … it’s no surprise that FESPA is now known as the show to go to for all things digital print!

An analysis from last year’s show which took place in Hamburg, revealed that 72% of respondents reported an increasing demand for fast turnaround and 74% of the respondents also identified that wallpaper and interior decor was an area of growth for their business. Both of these market findings are of course ideally suited to AVA’s specialised software, making FESPA the ideal show for us to continue to exhibit at, with plans already in place to attend again next year!



Earlier this year we visited the ever-growing HP Graphics Experience Centre in Sant Cuagt, Barcelona, which currently spans across an impressive 6000 square meters, and has plans to grow further! It was here where we saw the final preparations of the Latex 3800 Jumbo Roll Solution being put into place, ready for its unveiling in Berlin!

Of all the RIP and colour management vendors on the market, HP chose AVA to partner them to promote this latest machine. The L3800 is their most industrial Latex solution so far, targeting digital decor businesses with it’s large jumbo rolls (up to 1.2m diameter) and the ability to hold rolls up to 1.2 tons, this solution enables unattended, long run printing on a range of media that’s suitable for markets such as wallpaper, vinyl flooring and window blind manufacturers.

Click below for the full interview with HP’s Thomas Valjak and Emily Falconer from Premier Textiles, as they discuss their latest Latex developments and how AVA integrates with these.


For more information on AVA software or if you’d like to speak to a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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The Silk Bureau Greenfields design competition

The Silk Bureau have just launched their latest competition and what a fantastic opportunity it is!

This design brief is not only great for all designers to get creative with the chance to win 10m of free digital textile printing, but it’s also in support of a remarkable charity!

Greenfields Care and Support offer wonderful support services to those living with a life-limiting or long term illness. By creating bespoke designer scarves we hope to raise funds in support of Greenfields complementary therapies.  The Silk Bureau Ltd are Kindly using their services to digitally print fabrics and produce bespoke designer articles to help raise funds in support of the work that Greenfield’s do.

The Design Brief

All Designers to enter a design that would look great on a beautiful silk scarf. We are asking for 3 sizes of the design or 3 complimentary designs:

  • One long 50cm x 150cm
  • One square 30cm x 30cm
  • One folded 18cm x 120cm


Terms and Conditions

  • The Winner will be selected by a panel of judges from Greenfields Care and Support from the entries received by 1st July 2018.
  • All Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • The Designer will pass all copyright of the design to Greenfields.
  • 100% of profits made from the sale of the articles will go to Greenfields. No portion of the sale price of the completed articles will be given to the Designer or Silk Bureau Ltd.
  • Unsuccessful designs will not be used for any other purpose, unless express permission has been given by the Designer and will be deleted from the Silk Bureau’s archives within 30 days of the closure date.
  • The Competition is not open to any employees of The Silk Bureau Ltd or Greenfields Care and Support, or their families.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prize.
  • The Winner can choose from the range of instock fabrics at the Silk Bureau Ltd (dependant on stock available at time of placing order) Offer excludes – Heavy Satin, Heavy Crepe de Chine, Heavy Dupion and Triple Georgette.
  • The Winner will be announced on 2nd July 2018 via the email address supplied when submitting artwork.


To read the full details on this brief, including how to submit your entries, or to learn more about Greenfields, please click here.



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Linguist for AVA Customer Services

Essential qualifications

  • Foreign languages (knowledge of one or more major world languages in addition to fluent English). Of particular interest at the moment are candidates with fluent Italian and French.
  • Proven ability to travel and work alone when necessary
  • ‘People skills’ – the ability to work well as part of a team and to establish warm relationships with customers across multiple industries, nationalities and cultures
  • Evidence of ability to work hard and strong drive to outperform expectations. AVA aims to remain the best in our industry and we will not achieve this by employing staff who are merely ‘OK’ or ‘average’.

Advantageous qualifications

  • Experience in decorative or textile print design
  • Knowledge of AVA or other (Mac based) design and colouring software are an advantage.
  • Sales experience

Successful candidates will be taught how to use AVA’s (Apple Mac based) design and colouring software. Based in Macclesfield (Cheshire), once fully trained, they will be asked to travel extensively all over the world on a regular basis, demonstrating and testing the software, training customers and providing technical support.

Those accepting a job with AVA are asked to make an initial contractual commitment of 2 years. After that, it is up to us to make sure that it is worth their while to stay – we place a big premium on experience and many of our team have been with us for most of their working lives.

Attractive salary and bonus package grows quickly with increased knowledge and responsibilities. Free membership of local leisure and golf club included. The Peak District  – just half an hour from Manchester and two hours from London – is an attractive place to live and work.

For further information, please e-mail a brief CV and supporting letter to Debbie Buchan, AVA’s Customer Service Director:  Buchan@avacadcam.com

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