Fri, Nov

The third quarter of 2019 was a disappointing one for the UK printing industry according to the latest Printing Outlook survey from the BPIF. Both output and orders failed to live up to expectations, and there was no repeat of the seasonal boost experienced last year.

Hybrid Software founder, president and CEO Mike Rottenborn is to head up Global Graphics. He will take over from Gary Fry as CEO on 1 January 2020.

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has expanded its portfolio to include flexible drive electronics for the Seiko RC1536 printhead.

The next InPrint event will be co-located with Viscom Italia in Milan on 22 - 24 October 2020. The move is said to be a result of “increased opportunities and synergies” following the acquisition of Mack Brooks Exhibitions - which set up InPrint - by Reed Exhibitions earlier this year. The latter organises Viscom Italia.

Xaar is using InPrint Munich 2019 this week (12 - 14 November) to show its new Ultra High Viscosity jetting capability, which it expects to open up new inkjet capabilities and applications for OEMs and manufacturers using its technology.

Special events company Kudos is responsible for transforming the ballroom at Mayfair’s Claridges hotel in London into an Italian Palazzo for a Greek couple’s wedding.

Fespa will kick of its next Print Census at Fespa Global 2020 in Madrid (24-27 March). The federation, representing 37 country associations, hopes to get feedback from 1,500 respondents globally to its poll for a report on the state of the speciality print market to be published in 2021.

Global Graphics has forked out $4.5m to acquire workflow solutions developer Xitron as it seeks to strengthen its offering for the industrial inkjet market, such as textiles and décor.

Carols for Printers - the annual Christmas event of the BPIF in conjunction with The Printing Charity, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, the St Bride Foundation and Unite - will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 10 December at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London.

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