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Apprenticeships are high on the agenda for display specialist Octink, as the company puts a lot of emphasis on support for school and college leavers as they start out in their careers. Keen to give young people work experience and employability skills, and develop staff both for themselves and for the benefit of the company, it is an area of significant focus, and has been for many years. The company also backs local initiatives like Spark! to prepare people for working life and to enhance their employability through practical, accredited and inspiring work-related experiences.

As part of its ongoing expansion plans and in response to increased demand for wide format print, Preston-based Lustalux has recently added a Mimaki CJV300-160 printer/cutter to its machine line-up. Coupled with the recent enlargement of its business premises, the window film and commercial graphics company has also taken on new staff to ensure its service offering remains high for clients new and old.

Having successfully traded throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe for the past twelve years, print solutions specialist, Josero, has just completed its first sale and installation on the stunning island of Tenerife.

SixTeeSix (www.sixteesix.com) has invested in an Epson SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-garment printer to expand its service offering to print t-shirts while-you-wait, which has led to a significant increase in production and profits.

As a family run business set up 20 years ago by husband and wife team, Franc and Diane Moscato, customer satisfaction is at the heart of Dudley-based DGS Supplies. So when the time came to invest in some new hardware to step up to meet customer demands and streamline processes, the Mimaki JFX200-2513 LED UV flatbed printer was the perfect match for the company’s requirements.

Appleton based printed table cloth specialists, Harberson Ltd has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the corporate linens industry, with the business transforming itself from simple supplier to now offering bespoke dye-sublimation printing of tablecloths and linen for the exhibition industry thanks to its investment in a Mimaki TS34-1800A.

KL Druck in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany has been using Onyx Rips and Thrive workflow solutions for many years and is one of the first companies in the world to upgrade to Onyx 12, launched earlier this month. This large company is a wide format printing showcase. It offers the full prepress - printing - finishing - installation service to customers worldwide and produces a wide variety of outdoor, transport, POS and event graphics on its extensive line up of UV, dye-sublimation, latex, water-based and solvent digital printers printing to flexible/rigid materials including textiles.

Leicester-based Rialto Designs has installed a Reggiani ReNoir digital dye-sublimation printer from exclusive UK supplier i-Sub, which it says will provide a much greater degree of control and confidence for its fashion clothing clients. The purchase follows an announcement that international printing brand EFI has acquired Reggiani.