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New exhibitors signed up to Sign and Digital UK this year include ABC Display Industry, GMG Color, Liquid Lens Systems, M3 Online Limited, Protek, Premier Paper Group, Signzworld, Solar Illuminations, Trade Sign Shop, Target Transfers, UK Feather Flags, UK Industrial Tapes, and Viscom LEDs and Frames.

Reed Exhibitions is buying Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the company that owns InPrint and Pure Digital event organiser FM Brooks. The transaction is expected to be finalised during the first half of 2019.

DIS is targeting an extra £500,000 worth of business from architects, interior designers and entertainment venues looking to deaden the sound and echoes in large open spaces on the back of it becoming an official supplier and installer of Pongs printable acoustic fabrics.

Two new media have been added to the Neschen PVC-free Green Wall printable wallpapers range - Wallpaper Lite for (eco) solvent, latex and UV printing, and Wallpaper L-UV for larger-scale latex and UV print jobs.

May will see swissQprint introduce a new large-format dedicated roll-to-roll printer called Karibu. Details are being kept under wraps for now with Reto Eicher, CEO of swissQprint, saying only: "Our aim with this printer is to meet current trends and give users an efficient working tool."

Figures from last week’s repositioned Viscom, running alongside the new PromoTex Expo show - for promotion, sports and workwear - and the promotional products industry event PSI, has proved the trio “a real power pack that represents virtually all the key players across all areas of visual, textile and haptic advertising,” according to Michael Freter, managing director of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland.

UK-based digital manufacturing service provider Fluraxis has used its Massivit 1800 3D printer to produce two life-size master figures integral to a recent ‘Make Blood Cancer Visible’ campaign for pharmaceutical company Janssen. The figures were used by Fluxaxis’ customer Windsor Workshop to create moulds for ten life-size human bodies designed to convey the invisible nature of blood cancer.

Image Reports is happy to confirm that Roland DG has come on board as the print and cut technology partner of the 2019 Widthwise survey and report, and that Agfa Graphics has become the hybrid technology partner. They join CMYUK, which in December became the headline partner for Widthwise 2019.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies is opening a new demo centre in Belgium later this month in partnership its local dealer, Digital Dot.

Antalis has introduced Oralite 5200 Economy Grade retroreflective film. The weather-proof, self-adhesive, solvent, UV or latex printable film is available in white, yellow, orange, red, green and blue.

Hop Industries’ Hop-Syn synthetic paper has met the 30 August 2018 revision of California Proposition 65’s strict ‘safe harbor’ standards for ‘no significant risk levels’ of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and phthalates, allowing it to be used in a variety of applications without the need to show a California warning label. But the company has highlighted that there are implications beyond California.

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