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swissQprint has launched two new large-format printers - 4×4 versions of the Nyala 2 and Impala 2 series that come configured with quadruple CMYK.

Specialty paper manufacturer Felix Schoeller will show a new digital wallpaper collection and an expanded portfolio of S-Race sublimation papers for textile printing at Heimtextil 2017.

Kornit is taking an Allegro printing system to Heimtextil 2017 next week to demonstrate live end-to-end production of digitally printed home textiles, without any pre-treatment or finishing steps. Based on the company’s ‘Allegro and Cut’ concept, a one-step workflow can include pattern integration, nesting and digital cutting which the company believes will drive new business models.

IMI has announced three ‘Emerging Technologies Academy Courses’ that will run just ahead of its Ink Jet Printing 2017 Conference, which runs 1-3 February at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. 

Epson has two new hub sites dedicated to the development of industrial digital textile products. The Innovation Research Lab - focusing on ink technology R&D - has been created together with For.Tex. A Printing Research Center, in collaboration with F.lli Robustelli (recently acquired by Epson) will aid future development of Epson inkjet core technology dedicated to textile printing. The two new sites join Epson's established Textile Solution Center in Como, Italy.

EFI has announced that its Fiery digital front end and software workflows “perfectly processed all 48 test patches in the new Ghent Workgroup PDF Output Suite version 5.0”.

From the end of January 2017 PSPs will be able to order a new Mirri Stardust film aimed at the POS and creative packaging sectors. The new substrate from Mirri, a division of Celloglas, incorporates packed reflective silver triangles to create a sparkle effect that can be overprinted.

The film is laminated to folding box board. It will be stocked off the shelf in one specification and size: 315mic/220gm, 1000mm x 700mm.

Contra Vision has promoted two existing staff members to new roles. Adam Paget has become head of UK and Ireland sales, with a brief to strengthen existing relationships with printers, distributors and end users and develop sales in existing and new markets, such as with advertising agencies and retailers. Helen Beresford Jay has returned from maternity leave to become head of sales excellence.

InkTec has opened an additional Jetrix service centre near Newcastle to cover the north of England. MD Joey Kim said: “We have no doubt that this will probably be the start of several regional service centres being established.”

On 10 January 2017 the BPIF will move from its London offices in Aldgate to a new space at St. Bride Foundation in Blackfriars.