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DIS in Wolverhampton has installed an EFI Vutek h3, enabling it to take on trade work for the first time and increasing capacity to help it reach an expected turnover hike to £5m by the end of 2022.

Nazdar has appointed Dean Allen as OEM business development manager for EMEA and North America where he will be responsible for developing industrial OEM partnerships.

Digipress has ordered a Durst P5 350 printer for its operation in in Didcot, Oxfordshire. The machine is due for installation in March, where it will sit alongside two SwissQprint flatbed machines.

Drytac has increased its ReTac range with a new gloss finish on ReTac Smooth 75 and ReTac Smooth 150 printable phthalate-free polymeric PVC films.

Service Graphics has acquired Brentford-based display graphics, site hoardings, signage and interior solutions specialist Octink - the second acquisition to be announced by the Paragon Group company in a week- the other being Chippenham-based Image Factory Retail Graphics.

A BPIF analysis of newly revised data from the Office for National Statistics provides a detailed product sector breakdown for UK manufacturer sales of printed products from 1995 to 2018. It shows that printing onto textiles, plastic, glass, metal, wood and ceramics delivered the strongest sectoral growth performance over the period, with a turnover of £1.6bn in 2018.

Zund has taken over longstanding French sales partner Grafitroniks, which is now operating as Zund France. The move does not impact on Zund’s partnership with Fogepack in the country.

Service Graphics has acquired Image Factory Retail Graphics. Managing director Terry Smith and his management team will continue to run the Chippenham-based business that employs 60 people.

The EFI Connect users’ conference in Las Vegas is being used to launch the Vutek D3r roll-to-roll LED printer. A second printer in the new mid-range line, the Vutek D5r, is already in the field, with Thomas Printworks in the US an early user.

printMax has launched a ‘workflow bundle’ comprising the Mimaki JFX200-2513 LED-UV flatbed printer and the Summa F1612 flatbed cutter for under £100,000.

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