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The BPIF is calling on printers to complete a survey in the expectation that it will provide the ammunition it needs to respond to the Institute for Apprenticeships’ review of standards for the Print Technician Standard Level 3 training programme.

Organisers of Sign and Digital UK have announced that the Hexis UK Wrap Battle Contest will be back for the 2020 show. Hexis will also run a new speed wrap competition - the ’Skintac Time Trial Challenge’ - where show visitors can put their wrapping skills to the test in timed conditions.

EFI has released details of the keynote speakers at EFI Connect 2020, taking place 21-24 January at the Wynn Las Vegas resort. The line-up includes former IBM senior executive Alfred Zollar, who will share his expertise in enterprise management systems.

Blackman and White has appointed i-Sub as exclusive UK distributor for its cutting systems in the sign and graphics industries. A Blackman and White Genesis V system, configured with all tooling options, will be installed in January at i-Sub's Kettering head office and showroom for demonstrations.

swissQprint has announced it will present “all-new application possibilities in flatbed and roll-to-roll printing” at Fespa 2020 in Madrid next March.

CMYUK has been appointed UK and Ireland distributor of various dye-sublimation papers from Beaver Paper. It will initially supply three products - ProTex Protection Tissue, TexPrint UT/92 and TexPrint UT/72 - and expects to increase the portfolio over time.

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has released a specification for the sign and display sector. The new specification incorporates the notion of viewing distance and scaling factor - allowing for one specification, but addressing the differences in printing techniques within typical sign and display jobs.

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