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Specialist metal packaging printing firm Tinmasters is to install a Fujifilm Acuity B1 UV inkjet printer at its premises in south Wales. The machine will be used for short-run and customised work by the company, while Fujifilm will have access for customer demonstrations and ongoing development work.

HP will run a webinar on its Latex technology on 17 June. Terry Raghunath, HP's business development manager for graphics solutions, will host the session, focussing on applications and opportunities afforded by the latest R-Series 2020 upgrades.

The BPIF has extended the deadline for its memorial Victor Watson and Kathy Woodward awards. Both were due to close on 29 May, but entries will now be accepted until 26 June.

A study, conducted in March, of consumer preferences, perceptions, and attitudes towards packaging is now available, and shows paper-based packaging is the first choice.

Canadian print company Creative Silhouettes has completed the printing and installation of graphics for ten new Hobo Cannabis Company stores in the Greater Toronto area as part of a 30-branch expansion across the country.

The programme for the first FuturePrint Virtual Summit, on 2-4 June, has been confirmed. It includes 70 speakers and over 30 sessions across the three days.

Your Print Specialists (YPS) has launched a ‘Business in a Box’ comprising a 24in-wide Epson SureColour SC-F500 digital inkjet printer, a PixMax heatpress, a Singer heavy duty sewing machine and a starter kit of thread, transfer paper and inks. The aim is to help people set up a print business at home.

Screen Graphic Solutions has finalised development of its PacJet FL830 water-based inkjet system for flexible packaging that can handle media up to 83cm wide and run at up to 75mpm. It is scheduled for release around March 2021.

OKI Europe has partnered with Floralabels to offer businesses free social distancing media and artwork to help support them during the Covid-19 pandemic and in the transition back to a new norm.

Ricoh has revised its environmental goals, and outlined plans to reach a 63% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (from a 2015 baseline) by 2030. Ricoh aims to reach a 30% reduction in 2022, eight years earlier than outlined in its previous plan.

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