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Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has released a head management board - HMB-FD-HV - that can drive up to four Fujifilm Dimatix Starfire SG600 or four Starfire SG1024 printheads. It can also be configured to drive large numbers of the Polaris, Sapphire, Emerald, Nova, Galaxy and S-Class printhead ranges.

New from Leach is a fabric graphic product made from textiles composed of 100% recycled yarn. The Eco-Screen can be used for back-lit displays and when the graphic needs updating the fabric can be returned to Leach for onward recycling. This ‘return to base’ model means the solution is completely circular, with two recycled plastic bottles required to produce 1m² of Eco-Screen. 2.29 tons of CO2 are also saved for every ton of plastic bottles salvaged.

YPP has made a number of board appointments and plans to move to 24-hour production on the back of a £1m investment from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The money will be used predominantly to facilitate the commercial launch of its latest venture - Custom Gifts - in March.

Sign and Digital UK 2019 will have more live and interactive areas than previous events, with new zones and partners and up-scaled returning features. 

Signs Express (Leeds) has been named as one of the top three signage companies in Leeds by independent ratings company, Three Best Rated. Of the three, Signs Express (Leeds) came out on top, scoring at least nine out of ten for every scoring category.

Avery Dennison has moved up a rank on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable List, launched in February 2018 to acknowledge US companies with the best environmental, social and corporate governance.

Teesside University is running an ExpoTalent event to showcase its second year students’ work for employers seeking to fill year-long placement opportunities or identify the rising stars entering their final year. As part of the expo the university is inviting businesses to exhibit in an ‘Industry Marketplace’ to promote their brand to the students.

A Durst P10 is the centrepiece of a £1m investment by an entrepreneur relocating a wallcovering design printing business from Hong Kong to the UK in a bid to grow markets in Europe and the US.

Spandex has created a free app called ColorBox that gives its customers access to digital swatches for thousands of colours from various materials brands, and that has a ‘click to buy’ facility.

Mimaki is running a ‘Make the Difference’ campaign to explore digital print diversity. The intention is to draw-out best-in-class commercial projects by Mimaki users for a catalogue of printed applications across various markets.

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