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Online print giant Pixartprinting intends to grow its textile print capability, and has launched a series of tension fabric frame systems and natural fabrics printed with reactive dyes, which can be ordered in lengths of as little as 1m.

To support its growing European business Kernow Coatings has created a new operating company called Kernow Coatings Europe. It is based in a new, purpose-built distribution centre in Gent, Belgium, where there is also a dedicated sales office and customer service team.

Peter Tipton has died aged 74. He was director of the British Sign Association (BSA) which later became the British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) for 14 years - from 1991 to 2005. In August 2005, was recruited to act as Secretary to the European Sign Federation, a position he continued to fill right up to the time of his death.

Using his boat Sound Venture, Chris Reilly, owner of Signs Express (Plymouth) took part in the Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit in Plymouth last Saturday to raise funds for St. Luke’s Hospice - an organisation providing specialist end of life care at home, in Derriford Hospital or in Turnchapel.

Fespa UK Association is holding a free to attend colour management workshop on 21 June. It will be held at its offices in Dorking and run 9am - 5pm.

The Printing Charity helped 1,646 people in 2016, an increase of 44% over the year before. The figure included 496 people helped through welfare grants, 98 residents in its two sheltered homes for retired people, 537 young people through its education work, 439 people with CV and job search training, and 76 through charity partnerships.

Paul Underwood, a driver at Antalis, has along with two other keen cyclists from associated businesses, raised £2,500 for charity via a 320 mile bike ride.

Spandex has added the 3.2m-wide HP Latex 1500 printer to its product portfolio. The company is now inviting demonstration booking for the machine at its Bristol facility.

EFI has named CMYUK its ‘Inkjet Global Dealer of Excellence’. The award was presented to CMYUK group directors Robin East and Jon Price by EFI’s UK inkjet sales manager Martin Mayo in recognition of the company’s impressive sales figures and customer support excellence. The award also noted 12 years of partnership between the two companies.

Felix Schoeller Digital Media has introduced improved papers for solvent latex printing. These optimised SLP papers, which are all coated with a solvent latex primer and now also with a special back coat, are certified for HP’s Latex 300 and 3000 series. Four products are available in a glossy or satin finish and grammages of 140 and 200gsm.

OpenColor 2.1 multichannel profiling software has been released. Profiles can now be created without a test chart using custom patches.