The BPIF is calling for PSPs to respond to its Business Impact Survey, the results of which will be fed back directly into the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and used to represent the sector and lobby on its behalf.
The guidance received from Government is that all print manufacturing businesses can remain open. This is the clarification issued on Tuesday (24 March) evening by the BAPC following an announcement from the Prime Minister on working directives during the COVID-19 measures currently in place in the UK.
The BAPC is working with the Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) on behalf of the UK print industry to influence Government policy making and secure special financial assistance for the sector.
Industry 4.0 technologies is helping Italian manufacturers of printing, packaging and converting machines (which export about 60% of their output) continue to provide assistance and maintenance services, even abroad, despite the COVID-19 situation according to Acimga (the Italian association representing manufacturers of machinery for the graphic, paper and converting industry).
Caldera has brought out three new PCs to deliver a more powerful hardware/Rip software solution. The C1, C2 and C3 v2020.01 have been developed in conjunction with Dell to be plug-and-print. They come pre-loaded with Linux OS and the Caldera Rip.
The cancellation of Drupa 2020 has prompted Global Graphics group companies Global Graphics Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron to accelerate the introduction of Direct - a software platform for digital presses - that would otherwise have been launched at the trade show.