Antalis has renamed its Digital Academy the Antalis Academy. To coincide with the rebrand, the company is seeking to widen the academy’s reach through a series of expert webinars, the first of which is due to take place early March and will cover key business skills. There will also be a series of breakfast seminars throughout 2018 for brands, agencies, printers, signmakers and trade organisations. The first of these will take place on 24 January with speakers Steve Lister from Konica Minolta Marketing and Martyn Eustace from the Two Sides organisation. They will focus on different aspects of sustainability.
William Smith has added three decorative window films to its range. They are Vion dichroic film Ambience, Contra Vision Campaign Clear series and Contra Vision HD Performance (pictured). The latter will be available from February - the other two can be ordered now.
Sign and Digital UK organiser Faversham House is introducing a series of downloadable practical articles on topics of interest to visitors to the show. They can be found in the 'Sign and Digital Explains' area of the event website.
The next Pure Digital event’s webinar will be held on 26 January. Entitled 'Driving New Business with Digital Print' it will field a panel of experts from decor through to commercial print who will provide insight on growing their digital printing businesses. Speakers include Juriaan van Beelen of Nettl, Vincent van Herk of Driven by Design, Steve Lister of Konica Minolta Marketing Services, Bjorn van Hamond of RPI and Hugo Schout of Low and Bonar.
EFI has introduced a textile bundle for use with its Reggiani digital inkjet printers. The package includes the new Fiery DesignPro Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop plug-ins and the newest Fiery proServer DFE for textile production.
According to a recent survey of over 1,000 companies across the global graphics arts sector by the Ghent Workgroup (GWG) - whose objective is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in workflows - 90% of companies are now receiving PDF files in preference to EPS and Postscript. But, the survey - which asked ‘which standards are missing?’ - also received a significant response asking for specifications for large-format and packaging . GWG said there would be news on this in the near future.
Following a worldwide agreement recently concluded between Graphtec in Japan and SAi, all graphtec cutters supplied to the UK and Ireland by Graphtec GB will now be available as standard with a choice of the three software packages that came out of the deal. (see previous story at: http://bit.ly/2FxPtpW
Cadlink will run two seminars at Printwear and Promotion Live in Birmingham, 21 - 23 January. One will focus on Rip solutions for white ink application in direct-to-garment, UV and transfer printing. The other will be an introduction to design software for personalisation in the garment market.
Three new printable films have been added to the IJ180mC Print Wrap Film range from 3M for short-term and permanent graphics customisation on vehicles with hard-to-bond surfaces such as motocross bikes, snowmobile and ATVs.
Confidence levels have returned to those last seen in 2016 according to the latest statistics from the British Coatings Federation (BCF) and show a renewed optimism, with companies showcasing a more positive outlook for printing ink, coatings and paints sales for the year ahead.