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Under the umbrella theme of ‘Brighter Ideas’, Sun Chemical will use Fespa 2017 to bring visitors up to speed with joint development projects between its SunJet inkjet division and OEM partners, system integrators and printhead manufacturers.

Boaty McBoatface, a yellow submarine named by popular vote, is setting off on its first mission resplendent in graphics created and applied by Signs Express (Southampton), a team that has worked closely with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) on various project over the years.

IMI Europe has announced details of its Inkjet Summer School to be held in Ghent, Belgium, 12-16 June 2017. Aimed at developers, the line-up includes the Inkjet Academy along with courses on printhead modelling, ink characterisation, textile printing, ink drying and curing, and functional material printing. Details can be found at: www.imieurope.com.

Agfa has introduced Asanti 3.0, the latest version of its automated production hub and workflow tool for sign and display printers. It allows for integration with third-party print equipment, MIS solutions and with software like PrintSphere and StoreFront.

Leach Studio has drawn up a second set of conceptual images Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery after feedback on initial interpretations revealed in December 2016 and shared on social media (http://www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/news/7685-canny-concept-from-leach).

Fespa has released details of its free to attend seminar programme for Fespa 2017 in Hamburg, 8 - 12 May. All talks will take in one theatre. Duncan MacOwan, head of events and new media at Fespa, said: “This year we have consolidated our educational offering into one main seminar theatre to address the needs of visitors to Fespa 2017, European Sign Expo and Printeriors. Consolidating the theatres also means that visitors can plan their visit to FESPA efficiently and do not have to worry about missing out on valuable content due to clashes.”

Innotech has brought out a premium roller banner called Style.

With a high gloss sheen and shape - recognised as being similar to the iPhone - Style comes in a semi-rigid carry case and includes a heavy-duty clip top rail and a telescopic pole.

Canon has released details of its first large-format inkjet printer using its much-trumpeted new UVgel technology. The wraps were taken off the 64in-wide Océ Colorado 1640 roll-to-roll printer at an event in Venlo yesterday.

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.