Tue, Jul

Fespa UK Association is holding a free to attend colour management workshop on 21 June. It will be held at its offices in Dorking and run 9am - 5pm.

The Printing Charity helped 1,646 people in 2016, an increase of 44% over the year before. The figure included 496 people helped through welfare grants, 98 residents in its two sheltered homes for retired people, 537 young people through its education work, 439 people with CV and job search training, and 76 through charity partnerships.

Paul Underwood, a driver at Antalis, has along with two other keen cyclists from associated businesses, raised £2,500 for charity via a 320 mile bike ride.

Spandex has added the 3.2m-wide HP Latex 1500 printer to its product portfolio. The company is now inviting demonstration booking for the machine at its Bristol facility.

EFI has named CMYUK its ‘Inkjet Global Dealer of Excellence’. The award was presented to CMYUK group directors Robin East and Jon Price by EFI’s UK inkjet sales manager Martin Mayo in recognition of the company’s impressive sales figures and customer support excellence. The award also noted 12 years of partnership between the two companies.

Felix Schoeller Digital Media has introduced improved papers for solvent latex printing. These optimised SLP papers, which are all coated with a solvent latex primer and now also with a special back coat, are certified for HP’s Latex 300 and 3000 series. Four products are available in a glossy or satin finish and grammages of 140 and 200gsm.

OpenColor 2.1 multichannel profiling software has been released. Profiles can now be created without a test chart using custom patches.

The first production-ready electronics and software to drive the newly announced Samba GMA line of Si-Mems inkjet printheads from Fujifilm Dimatix is now commercially available from Meteor Inkjet.

The new GMG ColorServer 5.0 has improved automation features, including hotfolders handling, and automatic colour conversion for consistent print results across various printing processes and substrates.

Expectation of growth in the wide-format graphics market has prompted Nazdar Ink Technologies to appoint its former product manager for digital textile Inks, Stephen Woodall, as its new global market segment manager for aqueous and solvent digital.

Neschen Coating has extended its solvoprint glass decorative film with mint and rose colours and with deco frosted and deco dusted finishes.