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France-based Senfa is introducing its Sublimis range of fabric for transfer and direct sublimation printing at Fespa 2017 as part of the Decoprint offering. It is initially available in 3.1m-wide roll but the product line will be expanded to widths of up to 5m.


Aslan has brought out additions to its WrapTheHouse digitally printable films for the decoration of rough wall surfaces. For application in places where reflections ought to be avoided, users have a choice of two new matt facade films - either white or transparent. These self-adhesive films retain their matt finish even after application and do not require any additional protective laminate. The variants come with a weatherproof adhesive. 

Inca Digital is set to launch a B1 inkjet printer at Fespa 2017 in Hamburg next week. The new machine - built on the same platform as the Onset X and the SpyderX – will be distributed globally by both Inca and parent company Fujifilm. The latter will have it on its Fespa stand. 

Former Fujifilm Graphic Systems UK director Keith Dalton has moved to become head of service in the company's European Graphic Systems business. Taking over the running of the UK Graphics operation is Chris Broadhurst, who has been appointed general manager. 

Kornit will use Fespa 2017 to show its new Storm Duo direct-to-garment printing system. With its 16 printheads in a double CMYK configuration, the Storm Duo is optimised for the production of light garments, with a productivity of 200+ prints per hour. The company will also show its recently introduced Avalanche Hexa R-Series and Vulcan. 

Fespa has added a number of seminars to its conference schedule for Fespa 2017. The programme now comprises 23 individual sessions, starting at 12.30pm on Monday 8 May and running the course of the show until 1pm on Friday 12 May. 

A summary of the changes that will affect print production following the publication of a new international standard for PDF can be found in a white paper just published by Global Graphics Software. ‘The impact of PDF 2.0 on print production’ provides background information on the new standard, insight into what it means for print, and recommendations around implementation planning.

The BPIF’s head of legal services, Anne Copley, is retiring at the end of May and will be replaced by Nicola who has been with the federation for more than ten years

Spandex has introduced ImagePerfect profiles for Roland’s TrueVis series of printer/cutters. 150 profiles have been introduced for use with the TrueVis SG- and VG-series, alongside Roland DG’s seven-colour EJ-640 printer - in total spanning five printer models, and eight different colour configurations. The profiles are compatible with eight different media categories including: PVC banner, PVC mesh, textile, paper, vinyl, backlit, window film and speciality. 

A range of cast acrylic LED lightboxes previously manufactured for brands is now available to buy online from Mid West Displays, which makes them at its Shrewsbury-base.

Innotech has launched a customised pricing system for its trade customers. It has also introduced a new Quick Quote form for enquiries that are a “little out of the ordinary”. The company said customers can submit details of their enquiry, and within an hour they will receive a quotation.