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Mutoh Europe will use Fespa Global to launch two wide-format vinyl cutters - the ValueCut II 1300 and 1800. The recently introduced XpertJet 1641SR and XpertJet 1682SR 64in-wide roll-to-roll printers will also make their Fespa debut and the XpertJet 461UF and 661UF desktop UV LED direct-to-object (DTO) printers will be shown alongside new Digital Factory UV Mutoh Edition Rip software for DTO printers.

Drytac is strengthening its position in the US. It will open a new office in Richmond, Virginia, at the end of this month, followed by two new warehouses in Northern New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia.

Agfa has entered into a strategic partnership with a company called TFL, focusing on the development of Alussa, an inkjet printing solution to decorate high-end genuine leathers and which is being presented at the Simac Tanning Tech trade fair for the leather industry in Milan this week.

The latest Printing Outlook survey from the BPIF reveals the UK printing sector experienced a marginally better than expected fourth quarter. Following a subdued forecast for the period both output and orders just outperformed expectations, as the industry experienced a very slight upturn, aided by some election-related activity. Orders and output are now expected to recover further in Q1.

Sussex Beds is planning a massive expansion over the next decade following its most successful year yet, in part due to bringing printing of its display material in-house with an HP DesignJet.

Epson has given bursaries to two fashion students at the University of Westminster in a bid to help educate the fashion industry about on-demand dye-sublimation printing as a means of reducing the industry’s high carbon footprint.

Canon has opened a new central ink production facility for UVgel ink after production volumes of the ink for its roll-to-roll Colorado printer family doubled over the last year. Canon has confirmed that the new facility - based on its innovation and development campus in Venlo, Netherlands - became fully operational on 1 December.

Paragon Group - which recently rebranded its Service Point UK business to become Service Graphics - has appointed Sean Shine as CEO. He replaces Patrick Crean, Paragon’s principal shareholder, who will now take on the role of executive chairman.

Italian-based ABS group is using Euroshop 2020 (16-20 February, Dusseldorf) to introduce dynamic interactive lightboxes that change according to the way the user touches the covering fabric.

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