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Zund Plotting Systems (UK) has announced a last-minute addition to its Signs and Digital UK show line-up. It will take a G3 3XL3200 fitted with the new 3.6kW Router (RM-L), a spindle featuring a pneumatic clamping system capable of routing materials at depths of up to 50mm and working with bits with shaft diameters of up to 10mm.

Mimaki’s Tx300P-1800 and Tx300P-1800B direct-to-textile printers can now handle the simultaneous loading of textile pigment for cotton and hemp materials and sublimation inks for polyester materials.

New from Kernow is the KernowJet Interiors range of white, embossed, printable wallcoverings. They are based on a non-woven backing covered with an embossed PVC, which is coated for use with eco-solvent, UV and latex inks. A Bio-Pruf treatment the coverings washable, and suitable for walls in hospitals, medical and educational environments.

The 65th Signs Express outlet has opened in the UK. The new Swindon operation is under the ownership of husband and wife team Chris and Kelly Seston.

CMYUK has made yet more new appointments, including Damien Clarke as key account manager within the digital printing materials division, and Sarah Neate as digital marketing manager.

At Fespa 2017 in May Folex will introduce water resistant, nanoporous substrates. New will be a white, high gloss, permanent adhesive vinyl with a water resistant layer for high print speed throughput and fast ink absorption.

Avery Dennison has completed the acquisition of Hanita Coatings - a pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer of specialty films and laminates - from Kibbutz Hanita and Tene Investment Funds.

swissQprint has issued statement saying that due to business irregularities, Lukio Co - its Japanese distribution partner - has unexpectedly ceased its operational activities. swissQprint has established a Japanese subsidiary - swissQprint Japan KK - in order to continue operating in this market. It is based in the Greater Tokyo area and has taken over all the services provided by the former partner.

Signage and vehicle branding company DeSigns has recently handled a contract to cover several sun-damaged panels at South Hunsley School. Its long-standing consumables supplier William Smith suggested Avery Dennison Facade Film for the project, which used White Aluminium Gloss FF RAL 9006, and was finished within 16 hours.

Fespa has put more meat on the bones of Printeriors at Fespa 2017 as it ramps up marketing for interior design showcase. Again presented in the style of hotel, it will incorporate room sets created using not just digital print - as in 2016 - but with screenprinting too, to highlight possibilities in the fields of printed flooring, wallpaper, soft furnishings (including bed linen and curtains), ceramics, glass, mirrored surfaces, furniture and decorative textiles.