Karl Norman has joined PrintFactory as textile and large-format printing application specialist. Norman moves from Durst where he spent over a decade providing technical colour management and printer/media settings support and optimisation for end users. There he also conducted internal training as well as training customers and sales channels.
Software company Dataline has acquired Spanish company Palmart, a developer of ERP/MIS solutions for the printing and packaging industry, to strengthen its European positioning. A number of other acquisitions and cooperation agreements in different European countries are underway, several of which are well advanced and expected to complete in the next few months.
Ken Archbold has joined Compass Business Finance as head of credit. Over the next three to five years, Compass is looking to double the amount of money it is putting into the market via its own book and intermediaries. To achieve this Compass is making sure it has the right people in place, along with the systems and processes to support its relational approach to finance.
CMYUK has become the exclusive UK/Ireland distributor of the Chinese-made JWEI JCUT digital cutting systems.
Exhibition stand design and build contractor Quadrant2Design has become the first company in the UK to adopt InkTec’s new 3.2m Jetrix XGR320 roll-to-roll LED UV printer. It will be used to produce exhibition stand photo floors.
AAG has officially opened a new HQ and dedicated manufacturing plant for AXYZ CNC routers in Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.
The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has joined Two Sides to strengthen the message that paper is a sustainable resource.
Global Graphics Softwarehas been granted a US patent (Patent No. 11,720,769) for ‘Methods and Systems for Enhancing Raster Image Processing Using Artificial Intelligence’ - technology has already been embodied in the company’s SmartDFETM, a digital front end (DFE) for high-speed industrial inkjet presses.
Colourbyte has become one of the first resellers of the InkTec DTF printers introduced at the start of this year. The two will show the full production process in action at The Print Show at the NEC later this month.
Mathew Faulkner, Canon Europe’s marketing and innovation director EMEA, is the latest addition to the speaker line-up for The Power of Print seminar at Stationers’ Hall in London on 7 November.
Hybrid Services will run a series of free events at its Cheshire showroom this autumn, starting with a Business Startup Workshop today (7 September).
Fespa UK has launched a Sustainable Waste Academy. The first of a series of one-day courses - developed to educate companies about all aspects of sustainable waste management in the print chain - will take place on 27 September, with those involved in its coming together the initial group. The wider print/signage/graphics community is being invited to the next sessions, running 19 October, 22 November and 14 December at the association’s HQ in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
ESMA Academy will run a new ‘Inkjet Applications: Glass’ course on 14-16 November at the European Centre for Dispersion Technologies in Germany.
Fujifilm has announced a strategic partnership with Hesse Trade, a Hungary-based group of companies whose core mission is to promote sustainable development by offering equipment that facilitates lower energy consumption and supports eco-friendly initiatives.