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Meteor Inkjet, an independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, has introduced a range of services for ink characterisation, print reliability analysis and printhead waveform development and optimisation.

Bristol-based online business StickerShop is moving to larger premises and increasing its eshop offering on the back of Roland DG large-format printer investment.

Textile printer manufacturer Kornit Digital is inviting printers, garment decorators, and anyone curious about the sector to a series of newly introduced ‘Kornit Discover’ events. The first will take place 3-4 April in New York, the next on 11-12 April in Dusseldorf, Germany and on 15-17 April in Hong Kong.

KPMG has revised its expectations of GDP growth in the UK to 1.2% for 2019, down from 1.6 per cent cited in December. The forecast for 2020 however remains unchanged at 1.5%.

The British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC) is to sponsor the Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) Spring Networking Lunch on 7 June, as well as its Spring Conference on 9 May and Autumn Conference on 2 October.

Leicester-based Full Square has printed and installed a number of quirky roller blinds for Nottingham City Council's new Strelley Road library.

Sign and Digital UK has issued the schedule and speaker line-up for the 2019 show, at which the keynote will be delivered by Coffee Republic co-founder Sahar Hashemi.

A 3D printer called the 3DFF-222, co-branded by Mimaki and South Korea-based Sindoh, will make its debut at Sign and Digital UK next month.

At Sign and Digital UK ( 2-4 April), Canon aims to inspire PSPs via ‘Speed’ - a campaign focussing on the work of photojournalist Horst Friedrichs to demonstrate how printing powered the creation of his book and two photographic exhibitions.

According to BPIF research, the UK print industry is 69% male and 31% female while the manufacturing sector (of which the print is part) is 75% male and 25% female. Within the UK printing industry the gender pay gap is 11% - greater than the national figure (8.6%) but lower than the manufacturing disparity of 17.2%.

Fespa has issued a reminder that there’s still time for vehicle wrappers to enter the World Wrap Masters Europe competition, the final of which will take place at Fespa Global (14 - 17 May in Munich).

Keypoint Intelligence has introduced The Key Point podcasts, focused on imaging, printing and customer communications, and based on its own research.

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