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Fujifilm reseller PSW has revamped its premises with images printed on a range of euromedia materials to demonstrate the full potential of the range and promote the creative applications than can be accomplished with them.

To help mark the centenary of the First World War, 1418 Now asked PressOn to wrap former Royal Navy warship HMS President in this dazzle print camouflage vinyl to a design by artist Tobias Rehlberger. The ship is now berthed by Victoria Embankment on the Thames in London until February 2015.

Dale Studios hasn't taken its new investment lightly: to accommodate its new Mimaki JFX500-2131 grand-format flatbed UV printer from i-Sub Digital, the Leicester design house needed a new unit to house it and a flatbed printing expert to run it. It even came with a partner – a Mimaki JV400LX latex printer.

Sign+Digital’s ‘Creative Cruiser’ will take to the road for the first time next week, with Richard Collins in the driving seat. The one-stop shop vehicle will stock tapes, adhesives, tools, vinyls, media and inks, plus training videos.

Akio Kotake is now managing director of Mutoh Belgium, having taken over from Arthur Vanhotte, who after 24 years leading Mutoh’s Belgian operation has been appointed senior consultant for the Mutoh group.

Stanford Marsh Group Graphics (SMGG), the commercial graphics division of Stanford Marsh Group, has appointed former Spandex man Bob Stevenson to boost the sales of consumables to the graphics and signage sectors within London and the South East of England. The company has also reorganised internal resources to better support the sales drive in the graphics sector.

Antalis is hoping to strengthen its environmental credentials by gathering information on its own suppliers' regulatory conformity and adherence with new FSC and PEFC standards, as well as the new European Timber regulation. The company is using its Myrmex platform for this purpose, enabling it to evaluate the potential risks linked to certain supplier sources and to take measures to mitigate any likely issues.

Astley employees Michelle Doughty, Anth Lumsden and Stuart Ricalton will take part in this year's Bupa Great North Run to raise funds for charity. The half marathon event has special significance for the the trio and the firm which is responsible for building and installing a giant sign on the side of the Tyne Bridge that celebrates its one millionth runner, who will cross the finishing line on Sunday 7 September.

A statement from EFI says it intends to offer $300m senior notes to qualified institutional buyers, and that it intends to grant the initial purchasers the right to buy up to an additional $45m aggregate principal amount of the notes (within a 13-day period from the date of initial notes issue).

Canon has partnered with software developer Dinax to introduce dedicated versions of its Mirage professional printing software optimised for the imagePrograf large-format printers. This collaboration sees the introduction of two Mirage Editions for Canon that sees  imagePrograf users benefit from a quick and simple set up, intuitive user handling and greater automation and production efficiencies.

The first results of the ‘Drupa Global Insights’ report on ‘The Impact of the Internet on Print – the digital flood’ are now available and illustrate how many Internet-enabled tools such as Web-to-print, variable data printing, interactive print such as augmented reality and QR codes and smart technologies such as printed electronics, will impact on most areas of the printing industry. The full study will be available in October.

Smurfit Kappa has received 11 nominations across eight categories in the 2014 Pulp and Paper International (PPI) Awards, the winners of which will be announced in October. The nominations fall mostly within sustainability-focused areas, in recognition of its ongoing commitment to delivering sustainable and innovative solutions.