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Mimaki has launched the 330 Series of eco-solvent printers, the TS330-1600 sublimation transfer inkjet printer, and a CG-AR entry-level range of cutting plotters. UK and Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services will present models from the ranges at Sign and Digital UK 2022 later this month.

Vink Group company Adapt has reached an agreement to supply seven models of the Epson SureColor printer range in the UK. It will sell the SC-S40600, SC-S60600, SC-S60600L, SC-S80600, SC-S80600L, SC-R5000 and SC-R5000L printers, as well as Epson OEM inks.

Roland DG has launched its third generation of TrueVis wide-format, eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters - the 8-colour VG3-640 (64in) and VG3-540 (54in), and the 4-colour SG3-540 (54in) and SG3-300 (30in). Roland DG will showcase the range at Sign and Digital UK (NEC, 22-24 March).

Leicester-based Data Image is investing in its wide-format media storage facilities to reduce it waste. The company has already installed a 5.3m-wide High Roller Carousel vertical systems from CMYUK for its roll materials and it has a 3.2m-wide version on order.

Following last year's online edition, organisers of the Prima conference have confirmed that this year’s event will take place in a hybrid format - in Amsterdam and online - on 6-7 September.

The ISA-UK trade association for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry is to deliver a series of talks at Sign and Digital UK (NEC, 22-24 March).

New from Xaar is Sure Flow, an ultrasonic self-cleaning printhead technology that enables users to clear and prevent nozzle blockages without the need to remove the printhead.

Sappi is to invest a sum “in the low double-digit millions” over the next two years to expand its ‘centre of excellence’ for speciality papers at its mill in Carmignano, Italy. With this investment, the company plans to increase production capacity to support further growth in the dye-sublimation business.

CMYUK become the first EFI reseller to be awarded the new ‘Fiery for Display Graphics’ Premier Partner status.

The Graphic, Paper and Media Association (GPMA) has met to discuss the way forward in relation to the reclassification of chemicals gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO) which are widely used in the production of printing inks, including solvent-based inkjet formulations.

Ricoh UK has signed up to ‘Opening Doors’ campaign launched by Business in the Community (BITC), the membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. This latest initiative aims to create a movement of businesses committed to becoming more inclusive recruiters, opening doors to those who face barriers to work, and tapping into more diverse talent pools.

The latest survey by the Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) reveals two-thirds (66%) of its members saw an increase in sales for the final six months of 2021 compared with the same period of 2020 - the average increase in sales being an encouraging 29%. Half the membership said they expected their sales to rise by an average of 17% over the first half of 2022.

EFI has won two EDP awards, for the Vutek Q5r roll-to-roll UV LED printer and its Fiery software integration with finishers.

Fespa UK is launching the second phase of its waste programme tomorrow (22 February) and making a plea for more suppliers to get involved.

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