Fri, Dec

Nazdar Ink Technologies has signed an exclusive development and OEM supplier agreement with M&R Printing Equipment, North America’s largest manufacturer of printed apparel decorating equipment.

Visitors to Xaar’s recent open day and FuturePrint Tech conference in Cambridge were the first to see the results of a research study into jetting high viscosity water-based inks, performed by Dr Chris Phillips and Professor Davide Deganello at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University.

HP is sponsoring former sales and business manager Nick Hollis on an endurance challenge that will see him row solo across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of climate change. As part of its support package HP linked Hollis up with long-time Lates user PressOn, which used its Latex 2000 and 3600 printers to create graphics for his boat, Kraken.

Premier Paper - in collaboration with the Woodland Trust - has marked a significant milestone in its commitment to combat climate change by taking 100 customers to plant around 3000 native saplings at the former Frodsham golf course in north Cheshire on 15 November.

InkTec has taken on a new team member to enhance the hardware support team, citing significant increases in printer installations over the last six months for the move. 

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has launched its Net Zero Roadmap, outlining how the UK coatings sector, including printing inks, will reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a 38% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions projected by 2030.

Esko and China-based finishing equipment manufacturer JWEI have signed a strategic partnership. The announcement was made at the All In Print China Expo held recently in Shanghai and comes fast on the heels of CMYUK signing a distribution deal with latter to sell its JCUT digital cutting tables in the UK and Ireland, describing the company as a ‘vanguard of innovative disruption’.

The latest Printing Outlook survey from the BPIF reveals that one-third (33%) of printers managed to increase their output levels in the third quarter of 2023, whilst another third was able to hold output steady. The Q3 results extends the flatlining period in output growth to four quarters.

A newly published ‘policy direction’ by Defra for UK Reach has been received with cautious optimism by the British Coatings Federation.

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