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Vivid Laminating Technologies has formed a partnership with US-based Color-Logic. The Color-Logic suite of colour communication systems and software tool sets work in conjunction with Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign applications, allowing designers to work with a pallet of 250 metallic foil colours achievable using a digital printer and Vivid’s Matrix Digital Foiling and Laminating System and its Aqua Aura silver or rainbow holographic foils. 

Xaar has added the 5501 to its portfolio of aqueous printheads for OEMs. This is the first product resulting from Xaar’s collaboration with Xerox, and is said to deliver high print quality combined with low printing costs whilst integration costs will also be kept to a minimum.

Atlantic Tech Service has been appointed the UK distributor for Croatian manufacturer Azonprinter, which at Fespa launched the Azon Matrix UV-LED inkjet printer.

Jonas Sjostrom from Sweden has been named the winner of Fespa’s World Wrap Masters Series.  Second and third prize went to Martynas Bertulis from Ireland and Ruan Greef from South Africa respectively. All three received cash prizes.

Hampshire-based Anton Visual recently helped to transform specialist builders’ merchants Strukta Group’s Andover-based headquarters with the design, production and installation of a suite of graphics including walls, flooring and signage applications.

An £62m MBO of Metamark (UK) from founder shareholders Mark Bateson and Mike Stuart has been led by Paul French with Ian Simister and the senior management team and backed by private equity firm Primary Capital. 

Martyn Eustace of Two Sides - the initiative that promotes the attractiveness and sustainability of print and paper - has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Paper Industry Gold Medal Association for his longstanding contribution to the industry.

Orafol has extended its 970 Premium Special Effect Cast car wrapping film to include two new glitter colours: Mandarin and Intergalactic Blue. The new colours are available with a glossy surface, and in both a standard version and a RapidAir version.

Antalis’ Digital Academy is to run a Digital Breakfast Seminar this summer and has revealed new workshops/locations, including a Wallcoverings Application Workshop for large-format PSPs.

Nominations are being sought for an award to recognise a young person of outstanding achievement in print - an award launched in memory of Victor Watson CBE DL. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 20 June 2017 by 5pm.