Wed, Sep

Carol Swift has officially taken over from industry stalwart Peter Kiddell as director of Fespa UK Association. Kiddell retired from the role at the end of August.

Canon Europe is today (25 September) hosting an event for those in publishing, direct marketing, corporate and commercial print, as well as brand communication and display graphics to showcase the possibilities of promotional print within brand campaigns.

Onyx Graphics will debut its Onyx 18.5 software at the SGIA Expo 2018 next month (18 - 20 October, Las Vegas). The company claims a first for the wide-format print industry with the release - the first Rip solution with the Adobe PDF Print Engine 5 (APPE 5).

Aleph will use SGIA Expo and Viscom Milan to show its LaForte printing technology. The focus will be on the large-format sublimation printer, the LaForte 200, with a print light of up to 340cm, and on the LaForte 400 Blue Back for the signage world with new graphic pigment inks.

APA, an Italian manufacturer of self-adhesive, digitally printable films for the wrapping and interior design sectors, will use Viscom Italia 2018 (Milan, 18-20 October) to display new colours of the Wrapfilm Super Candy collection for the decoration of flat, corrugated and curved surfaces. It will also unveil the Overtop line, featuring an ultra-resistant film with multiple effects for furniture coatings.

Paper company UPM has been recognised as one of 34 Global Compact LEAD company for its engagement with the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Epson has given two awards to BA Textile Design students at Birmingham City University. First year student Zoha Javed has been named the Birmingham City University winner in this year’s Epson Challenge, while Charlotte Greenwood secured the Epson Award for a Final Year Student.

Hop Industries, manufacturer of Hop-Syn synthetic paper, has produced a 2019 product guide and samples book with a companion guide of how-to articles that address processes and applications for the durable substrate.

The Taylor Bloxham Group is celebrating being the first print company in the world to receive certification for print colour quality at professional level from a UKAS accredited certification body. The BPIF Colour Quality Management Scheme certification for ISO12647: 2013 - awarded by Print and Media Certification - follows a multi-million pound programme of investment in premises and equipment. The group is now laying the groundwork for further ISO12647 certifications across its operations.

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