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Aleph will show two new LaForte printers at Fespa Global in May. The LaForte 400 is equipped with pigment inks for blue-back paper, and LaForte 100 is a dye-sublimation entry level machine.

Mid West Displays will stop using solvent inks in the manufacturer of its core product ranges after 30 April 2019. The move requires major changes to the way the Shrewsbury-based company makes its bestselling LED lightpocket range, up to now screenprinted but as of the end of the month to be digitally printed using water-based inks. The change will reduce the company’s solvent-ink use by 95%.

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is rolling out sustainable branding and trackside signage at race events, working together with global branding supplier CSM Live and using specially developed non-PVC material to reduce plastic production and waste.

Sappi is expanding its portfolio of dye-sublimation papers to meet the rise in personalisation of fashion and home textiles on polyester-based materials.

Aurelon has launched an updated version of its ProofMaster software that makes it easier for Mac-based users to access contract proofing. A multi-platform installer means that MS Windows can also be supported.

Fespa has released the conference programme and tour times for its new Colour L*A*B* feature at Fespa Global (Hall B4, Messe Munich, 14 - 17 May 2019).

Avery Dennison has held its annual supplier recognition ceremony for those in the labels and graphics materials sectors.

Antalis used Sign and Digital UK to preview its upcoming Coala Textiles range of polyester printable textiles for signage and decoration. SDUK visitors also got a sneak preview of the company’s new Substr8 product selector tool, which will get its full launch next month.

Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timson have launched FM Future, a marketing consultancy designed to help inkjet and digital printing technologies enter new markets. The move follows the buy-out earlier this year by Reed Exhibitions of Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the company that owned InPrint and Pure Digital event organiser FM Brooks and founded by Chesterman and Timson.

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