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Mexican eatery Barburrito has unveiled a new look in its Union Square restaurant in Aberdeen thanks to Leach.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has released the 730 Series of UV inkjet inks. It is suitable for acrylics, Lexan, reinforced vinyl banner, pressure-sensitive vinyl, window cling, styrene, Sintra, rigid polyethylene, fluted polypropylene, foam board, polycarbonate, Teslin synthetic paper and Dibond.

Signs Express has helped launch a brand refresh for planning and development consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (NLP), which has changed its name to Lichfields.

Jim Brotton, Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) co-founder and director, has passed away aged 69. As as technical director he founded the company with MD Nick Geddes in November 2006. 

In the fourth Drupa Global Trends report – which harnesses data from almost 850 printers and 300+ suppliers in the survey run by Printfuture - 42% of printers described their business as in a ‘good’ economic condition in 2016, with just 11% reporting it as ‘poor’, a net balance of +31%, the highest recorded global result of the report series. Prospects for 2017 are better with a net balance of +46%.

Fespa has started its second global Print Census, with the first data collected at the recent Fespa Asia show in Bangkok. The Census will close for entries on 31 December this year.

Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) has appointed Adam Booth as its new national hardware sales manager. The move follows on from the recent appointment of Dave Moore as media sales manager.

Signs Express has opened a new centre in Watford, with new franchisee David Halliday at the helm. The centre, based in the Empire Centre, is home to a HP Latex 335 printer plus other print, design and finishing systems to handle signage, displays, vehicle graphics, banners etc.

Antalis is to create an American diner inspired stand for Sign and Digital UK, where everything - from the walls through to light shades - will constructed from materials from its range visual communications media. In addition, the business will be launching new hardware partnerships at the show.

John Herrera has been voted Britain’s Top Designer with the haute couture collection he designed and printed using Epson digital printers (see http://www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/news/7796-epson-partnerships-help-push-the-boundaries-of-digital-print)

Fespa’s biennial international exhibition for digital wide-format, screen and textile print will become an annual event from this year. Following the trade show in Hamburg on 8 - 12 May 2017, the next iterations will take place in Berlin and Munich in May 2018 and 2019 respectively. Fespa Digital, which has focused specifically on digital wide-format technologies, will be replaced by the wider reaching event.

InkTec will introduce its new Jetrix LXi8 LED-UV flatbed printer at Sign and Digital UK. The 3.2m wide LXi8 can run at up to 206m2/hr and uses InkTec's latest generation LED-UV ink. It is fitted with the latest generation Konica Minolta printheads and has a top print resolution of 1,080 x 720dpi. It can handle media up to 100mm thick.