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AI software company Tilia Labs has been acquired by Esko. Tilia Labs’ range of intelligent algorithms for sheet layout, estimation, and planning complement Esko’s existing software suite and the two companies will work together to develop next generation integrated solutions.

Hybrid Software Group has appointed Joachim Van Hemelen as its new CFO and company director following Graeme Huttley’s decision to take up a new role in private equity.  Van Hemelen is currently the CFO of Hyrbid Software, a post he has held since 2016.

The 2022 Widthwise Report is out! This is the 15th annual independent analysis of the UK/Ireland large-format print sector by Image Reports Magazine, which this time around is based on data from 201 PSPs that took part in the Widthwise survey earlier in the year. Go to www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/widthwise for a full analysis and insight.

Acquisitive PFI Group has bought Gardners, one of Europe’s largest large format print manufacturers. The Cardiff-based business - PFI’s first production and service centre based in Wales - will continue to be led by managing director Richard Courtney and the current management team. 

A POPAI Village will be created at the Retail Technology Show next April to promote and champion the importance of POP and in-store design in relation to shopper marketing.

Soyang Europe is now stocking Endutex’s Biotex print media showcased at Fespa Global this spring. This new product collection includes materials produced using 100% recycled PES yarn fabric, while the coatings are obtained from non-petrochemical and non-fossil resources.

Banner Box Print Solutions has confirmed it printed all the flags for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The firm, and sister company Flagmakers - a hand sewn flag specialist - won the work through competitive tender. The contract was awarded on the basis of price and technical competence.

Global Graphics Software has been granted a US patent for ‘methods and systems for indicating and replacing missing element(s) in print job files prior to printing’ (No. 11334302B1) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Innotech Digital and Display has developed a fully biodegradable print medium. Once discarded and disposed of via the residual waste stream, Envirotech BIO250 PVC Free Biodegradable Print Media Grey Back 250g/m2 FR EN13501 will decompose within 9-12 months.

Soyang Europe, which took on distribution of the Fujifim Acuity Ultra R2 printer in May, has appointed a Fujifilm product manager. Tracy Dineen - who has spent more than 25 years in the print industry, including time with EFI and HP - has taken up the role.

Former Drytac global product manager Shaun Holdom has joined Fujifilm as marketing manager, wide-format inkjet systems. In his new position, Holdom, will be responsible for marketing Fujifilm’s new Acuity Ultra printers, including the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED.

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