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GIS - which has moved to new headquarters within St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge, doubling capacity to 930m2 - said it will launch a family of products on a new high-speed, lower cost platform later this year.

Soyang has extended its substrates offering. “There are three notable additions to the line-up,” said sales manager Tim Egerton. “A new display polyester has been added to the range along with a new black-back fabric and, with the ever-increasing popularity of large lightboxes for retail, we’ve introduced a new backlit textile as well.”

A new roll lifter developed by Foster in collaboration with EFI is now available. The On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo has been designed for use with EFI and Vutek printers as well as EFI Reggiani textile machines, but is suitable for use with other roll-fed printers too.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies has announced that its business has grown by almost 350% since the launch of its Massivit 1800 3D printer at Drupa 2016, and that Its worldwide distributor network is now 25 strong. The company now has more than 30 customers from 15 countries on five continents.

A new Onyx Hub software, the latest product in the Onyx SiteSolutions family, has been developed to provide real-time, historic and trend data for business owners and production managers. Licensed through any Onyx Thrive workflow software key, users can access the browser-based dashboard and reporting features to get an overview of their entire production environment.

Antalis has taken delivery of its first batch of vehicles in a £5m, seven-year deal to overhaul its 160-strong fleet. The 81 new vehicles - all with new livery - are designed to lower CO2 emissions and raise safety standards as well as improve driver comfort.

William Smith has assumed a new group structure to reflect its expanding product portfolio across diversifying markets. William Smith Group 1832, will now house three divisional brands including: trade supplier of vinyl films, William Smith; trade sign manufacturer, Smith Sign and Display; and recently launched Architextural, which supplies architectural and building-related films.

Walki Group, a producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials has introduced the WalkiPrint Media XXL range of ‘green’ printing and imaging solutions for front-lit and back-lit applications. It said the move comes “at a time when the OOH sector is steadily moving away from using chemically treated, moisture-resistant blueback papers and PVC-scrim for printed banners and displays. Growing awareness of the hazards that PVC poses to the environment and in particular, the difficulties faced in its disposal, has created a need for more eco-friendly products.”

A three-month project to overhaul the experiential signage around the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle has been completed, with Leach Inspire delivering the 147-sign installation on time and within budget. The work was part of a £2.5m investment in visitor facilities by the Trust, Scotland’s largest conservation charity.

GEW has a new director of international sales. Marcus Greenbrook takes up the position at the company, which makes UV systems for printing and converting machines. He will be responsible for contributing to GEW’s overall strategy and will oversee worldwide sales, strategic business partnerships and marketing, reporting to MD Malcolm Rae.

Textile and fashion designer Richard Quinn has launched the Richard Quinn Print Studio, a textile print operation offering Epson dye sublimation and traditional screen printing services and workshops.

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