Gecko Programmes, a Birmingham based business, is working with Creative Industries based in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area to help develop and upskill their workforces through the Skills Support for the Workforce Programme.
Roger Hill has taken over as president of Contra Vision North America, managing director of Contra Vision Ltd and of Contra Vision Supplies Ltd. He replaces Roland Hill, who will remain as chairman and director of IP, Innovation and Technology.
The large-format and packaging board sectors are the main focus point for Middleton Paper’s new multi-million pound investment.
MTEX Technologies is throwing open the doors to its new UK showroom in Moira (on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border) on 14 - 16 October. The company will use the site as a training and demo centre showcasing the direct-to-textile digital printing technologies.
Screen has launched the Truepress Jet520HD, a 52cm-wide printer than can run up to 50m/min at 1200 x 1200dpi, and up to 120m/min at 600 x 600dpi. The first European installation will be in Holland at direct mail printer Nic.Oud in November 2014 and the second in Switzerland at direct mail printer Baumer (www.baumer.ch).
Color-Logic has joined the new Harlequin Partner Network.
Seminar papers are being sought from signage and graphics experts for the Retail Design Expo 2015 conference programme that will take place 10-11 March 2015. Each 40-minute slot will be attended by an audience of in-house retail design and visual merchandising teams, retail design consultants, marketers and architects, all hungry for new concepts and ideas.
Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) will host ‘PrintoberFest’, a “festival of signs, display and graphics applications” at its office in Reading on 8-9 October, where the company has said it expects to make some big new product announcements.
Zund has opened an online store at shop.zund.com for ordering consumables 24 hours a day for 48-hour delivery anywhere in the EU.
Gravure Pub in Algeria has added a 3.2m EFI Vutek GS3250r roll-to-roll printer to meet the needs of its high-profile customers like Coca-Cola, Danone, LG, and Procter and Gamble.