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European Sign Expo has launched its 2017 campaign under the strapline ‘Dare to Create Different’, a play on the tagline ‘Dare to Print Different’ for the main Fespa show alonsgside which it will be located in Hamburg, 8-12 May.

The latest Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) survey reveals an encouraging 64% of respondents reported an increase in sales over the past six months, and of those the average was of a 17% rise.  Less than half this number, 28%, recorded an average decline in sales of 19% and only 8% of members’ sales remained unchanged.

Saxoprint has won the BAPC ‘Business of the Year’ award. Vivid Lamination Technologies captured ‘Supplier of the Year’ while It Has To Be Brilliant (IHTBB) won ‘Environmental Printer of the Year’.

Sheffield sign company Signs Express has brought life to the exhibitions at Weston Park in a lengthy project for Museums Sheffield.

Innotech has released a new economy roller banner called Compass. It combines black end caps with twist out feet and is available in widths 80cm -150cm.

The Printing Charity is calling for entries to the Print Futures Awards, which are grants of £1,500 to help people aged 18 to 30 years train for careers in printing, publishing, packaging and graphic arts or develop their existing roles in the industry. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2017.

HP has added a Cloud-based app called Signage Suite to its HP Applications Centre, where it sits alongside HP Wall Art.

Fespa 2017 in Hamburg, 8 - 12 May, will run with the marketing campaign theme ‘Dare to print Different’. The campaign is incorporates visuals of a robotic hand releasing a brilliant butterfly to reflect the critical role of technology in enabling creative print applications.

Signs Express (Newcastle) has opened its doors in Cramlington. It is owned by Adam Greaves, who has 20 years’ experience in fabrication and managerial roles for the heavy engineering industries. The new business will offer interior and exterior signs, displays, vehicle graphics, banners etc.