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Sign design and cutting software Easy Cut Studio version 4.1.03 is now available. The update supports more vinyl cutters, like Mutoh ValueCut Series, Fenta, Roland GS etc. It also features enhanced SVG support, text to outlines conversion capabilities, and the ability to work on multiple layers at once.

Dscoop’s EMEA conference ‘Unleashing Print Vienna 2018’ will take place 13-15 June. Designed for knowledge sharing between HP users, suppliers and partners, five business tactics will form the basis of the conference:

Image Co in Leeds has printed and installed a timeline graphic at the Lancashire headquarters of Soyang Europe. It depicts key moments in Soyang’s history, starting with the original Hangzhou Daya PVC Tarpaulin Trading Company founded in 1999 and which went on to establish Soyang Technologies five years later.

Drytac’s SpotOn Floor 200 removable floor graphics media has achieved a global Class B1 Fire Rating, meaning it can be used in public areas and other locations that must adhere to tight fire regulations.

Chris Green, head of channel for visual communications at Antalis, is encouraging customers to move to more sustainable visual communications media ahead of the Government’s pledge to eradicate all avoidable plastic by 2042. But he has recognised that there is still “a huge job to do in a promoting the cultural shift needed for mainstream adoption. Importantly, investment in innovation is key, in order to ensure a comprehensive suite of true green media alternatives.”

Kendu In-store Visual Solutions is on an awards roll, clinching the Best Stand award at Retail Design Expo as well as winning the Special Effect Printing category at the recent Fespa Awards.

Xaar has appointed Stephen McLintock as chief customer officer. Chief executive Doug Edwards said: “His commercial experience across industrial and print sectors will be invaluable as we focus on delivering the products, technologies and services that our customers require and ensure we progress toward our vision of generating annual revenues of £220m by 2020.”

At Fespa 2018 London-based Delta Group ordered an EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass, LED inkjet corrugated packaging printer with running speeds up to 75m/min to meet the demand for faster turnaround times and lower costs.

Antalis has donated Dibond board to support a photographic exhibition highlighting the plight of rare Welsh Mountain goats in Snowdonia.

Inkjet printhead developer Xaar has clinched ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the 3D Printing Industry Awards 2018 for its High Laydown Technology for Material Jetting, which is at the forefront of the drive to make 3D printing a mainstream manufacturing process.

Fespa Global Print Expo will return to Spain in 2020, this time to the Fiera de Madrid on 24 - 27 March. It will again cover digital and screen printing and will be co-located with European Sign Expo.

Fespa's 2018 Awards have been presented, with UK company Harwood King Printmakers clinching the Best in Show Award for its entry ‘Flower Girl’, which also won the Serigraphies and Fine Art category.

During Fespa 2018 the European Digital Press Association (EDP) presented the 12th annual EDP Awards for best products and developments announced or presented within the last 12 months. The recipients were…

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