Tue, Apr

A series of seven new webinars from the Ghent Workgroup kicks off on 11 April. It includes a session on large-format print on 8 May, during which David van Driessche of Callas Software and Elli Cloots of EFI will discuss new Ghent Workgroup PDF specifications for the sector.

Atlantic Tech Services has introduced new ColourSure de-gassed solvent two-litre inks pouches (CS3033C) - developed specifically for use with Mimaki printers - ahead of their official launch at Sign and Digital UK in April.

Anthony Devine, founder and creative director of Ministry of Upholstery and star of the BBC's ‘Money for Nothing’ programme, will run live workshops on the YPS stand at Sign and Digital UK each day to demonstrate how accessible upholstery print production can be.

At Sign and Digital UK ITC will introduce a knife tool re-grinding service and premiere the Iridis coating on tools for use on aluminium and aluminium composite materials.

Peak UK has clinched the inaugural Roland Roland Hero Award for having built up a kayaking apparel company using Texart dye-sub systems to produce designs for Olympic teams.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) in the US has convened a working group to address colour standards for digital printing. It includes representatives from Fujifilm, Mimaki, Mutoh, Ricoh, 3M and Nazdar among others.

Ricoh has released more info about its new Pro TF6250 UV flatbed, which will be showcased at Sign and Digital UK alongside its new Pro L5130/5160 latex printers and Ri 1000 direct-to-garment printer.

Epson is promising two new large-format printers will be unveiled at Fespa Global in May, but is for now remaining tight-lipped on the detail. There is also an expectation of new commercial printable materials, including faux leather, and of new photo papers for users of Epson T series and P series machines. The Epson stand will be production focused but include examples of work produced by university fashion and textiles students.

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