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According to BPIF research, the UK print industry is 69% male and 31% female while the manufacturing sector (of which the print is part) is 75% male and 25% female. Within the UK printing industry the gender pay gap is 11% - greater than the national figure (8.6%) but lower than the manufacturing disparity of 17.2%.

Fespa has issued a reminder that there’s still time for vehicle wrappers to enter the World Wrap Masters Europe competition, the final of which will take place at Fespa Global (14 - 17 May in Munich).

Keypoint Intelligence has introduced The Key Point podcasts, focused on imaging, printing and customer communications, and based on its own research.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) are calling for presentation proposals for the 2019 Digital Textile Printing Conference in the US in December. The deadline for submissions is 31 May.

Tilia Labs has made two new executive appointments - George Folickman and Tyler Thompson - and opened a new North American office.

Neschen company Filmolux will introduce a new corporate design and guiding principle ‘We take care’ at Fespa Global in May - a rindication of efforts for a closer working across its Europe-wide locations.

A series of seven new webinars from the Ghent Workgroup kicks off on 11 April. It includes a session on large-format print on 8 May, during which David van Driessche of Callas Software and Elli Cloots of EFI will discuss new Ghent Workgroup PDF specifications for the sector.

Atlantic Tech Services has introduced new ColourSure de-gassed solvent two-litre inks pouches (CS3033C) - developed specifically for use with Mimaki printers - ahead of their official launch at Sign and Digital UK in April.

Anthony Devine, founder and creative director of Ministry of Upholstery and star of the BBC's ‘Money for Nothing’ programme, will run live workshops on the YPS stand at Sign and Digital UK each day to demonstrate how accessible upholstery print production can be.

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