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ITMA 2019 (20-26 June, Barcelona) will see Xaar introduce its 5601 printhead to the textiles market. With 5680 nozzles, up to 80 linear metres of textiles can be printed per minute. The printhead will be incorporated in a technology demonstration on the stand of a digital textile printer manufacturer, details of which will be released later this month.

Mutoh has obtained Greenguard Gold Certification for its US-11 series flexible UV LED inks. “The certification will offer Mutoh printer owners using US-11 series inks full peace of mind and a competitive advantage being able to offer a certified solution for decorative wall applications”, said Kenji Yasuhara, MD, Mutoh Europe.

Specialty papers group Felix Schoeller Group will show new products at Fespa Global, including the outcome of work with ChromaLuxe - S-Race Photo Panel Pro 120 dye sublimation paper for large-format ChromaLuxe panels. It will also introduce new Styline matt papers for large-format prints.

Onlineprinters’ UK business Solopress is investing in its large-format production capability on the back of a 33%+ year-on-year rise in turnover from the sector. The Southend-on-Sea-based company has bought two Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid inkjet devices and a Kongsberg C44 flatbed cutter for its new purpose built 510m2 facility, which also houses the company’s existing two HP Pagewide XL8000’s, two 3.2m Jetrix RX3200 devices and a Futoba XLD320.

Signs Express has added a 65th outlet to its network. A new Leicester and Loughborough branch has been opened by husband and wife franchisees Martin and Val Duggan.

18,645 unique visitors attended Fespa Brasil 2019 at the Expo Center Norte in Sao Paulo between 20 - 23 March, signalling a 30% growth in attendance compared to the last Fespa Brasil event.

William Smith is partnering with Arlon to host three free vehicle WrapShops later this month. They will run in Crawley on 29th, in Milton Keynes on 30th, and at the William Smith Group 1832’s headquarters in Barnard Castle on 31st May.

The first hurdle has been cleared towards achieving a new NVQ Level 3 Signage Technician apprenticeship for the sign and graphics industry. Employers and managers within the sector are now being asked to get involved and help shape the signage qualification of the future.

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