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FESPA has announced Patrick Charrier of Bazoom Studio, France, as the winner of its World Wrap Masters Design Competition. 

PPB’s Allison Board has been used to create an attention-grabbing backdrop at an event to launch the new Reebok Crossfit Nano 7. The 2m high 3D lettering to promote the Twitter hashtag #NANO7 for the new shoes, was created by Welwyn Garden City-based Best Digital.

Hop Industries has produced a campaign to show print buyers and brands what’s possible with its 100% recyclable Hop-Syn synthetic papers. The print campaign features three of Hop-Syn’s synthetic paper grades (XT, BL, and TO) - designed for durable print promotions such as POP displays, banners, blockout and backlit signs - printed on the EFI Quantum LED inkjet printer.

ColorJet India has provided live demonstrations of the world’s first eco solvent concept printer with Xaar Mems printhead technology at the APPPEXPO trade show in Shanghai. The 1.8m wide printer is said to “run at astounding speeds” though detail has yet to emerge. 

AG/CAD have added the DYSS X9 to its finishing offering. It has the same functionality and tooling as the X7 range, but has a new motion control system.

Retail display and lighting technology specialist Unibox has won the SDEA ‘Best Stand Award’ at EuroShop 2017.

IMI Europe has a new date and location for its Digital Print Europe event. It will be held at the Novotel Barcelona City Hotel, Barcelona, Spain from 18-21 September 2017, built around its strategic Digital Printing Conference event, with supporting events including a Mergers & Acquisitions module, Market Reports Live modules, and a new version of the Inkjet Academy.

Canon Europe has acquired Kite.ly, a London-based mobile ecommerce platform specialising in personalised print. The acquisition is in line with Canon’s ambition to play a part in every image taken and to make image printing accessible to all via any device.

The Roland PrintStudio (RPS) by Caldera has been launched. The Rip and print management software package runs with the latest Mac OS, is armed with APPE 4 and is available in multiple languages. It has a newly designed interface, enhanced colour control, better file preparation and fast Rip speeds according to Roland. 

Stormboard, made from mixed waste plastics and used as an alternative to plywood for hoardings and other applications, has been announced as joint winner of the M&S Big Innovation Pitch at Ecobuild 2017. 

Spandex is adding seven textile substrates specifically designed for latex, solvent and UV printers to its ImagePerfect range of materials. They bring the number of media in the range up to 21. 

An exhibition stand put together by exhibition and modular display specialists Bell Stone Associates using the Tecna Display T3 Affinity system has won the ‘Best at BETT’ award for Bloodhound's ‘Race for the Line’ project at the Microsoft Education Activity Stand at BETT 2017.

Signbox is awaiting delivery of a Zund S3 L1200 cutting system to automate finishing. The company has made changes to its Egham site to accommodate the machine, with space allocated next to its graphics department. 

Antalis’ Coala non-woven wall design range has been extended with seven creative finishes - fibre, canvas, fine canvas, stucco, leather, brush and plaster. Added to that is Coala Flamestop, a fire-rated roller banner pop up display, available in 200mic and 500mic, and Coala Floor R, a slip rated and fire-rated laminate range which can be used for floor and wall graphics.