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The new Roland Academy at Vivid Laminating Technologies’ HQ in Leicestershire, has opened. Courses at the Ashby de la Zouch site are scheduled to begin in March and include two new options - ‘Introduction to Digital Print’ and ‘Intermediate Digital Print’.

Swedish company Swedboard has introduced a number of environmentally-friendly printable boards into the European market. The company is selling the substrates direct, with UK product storage at early user Data Image in Narborough, close to Leicestershire.

The Printing Charity has launched its 2020 Print Futures Awards that give people aged 18 to 30 the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £1,500 to support their personal and workplace development to progress in their careers in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging, and graphic arts sector.

Fespa has issued a statement saying it is taking “proactive steps to minimise the risks to all participants at the March 2020 events in Madrid” in light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) developments and the recent cancellation of other shows in Europe.

Gill Reid, director OOH at MediaCom and Guy Cheston, partnerships director of Harrods, are joining the panel of judges for the World Out of Home Organisation Awards, which will be presented at the organisation’s annual congress in Toronto in June.

Mutoh Europe will use Fespa Global to launch two wide-format vinyl cutters - the ValueCut II 1300 and 1800. The recently introduced XpertJet 1641SR and XpertJet 1682SR 64in-wide roll-to-roll printers will also make their Fespa debut and the XpertJet 461UF and 661UF desktop UV LED direct-to-object (DTO) printers will be shown alongside new Digital Factory UV Mutoh Edition Rip software for DTO printers.

Drytac is strengthening its position in the US. It will open a new office in Richmond, Virginia, at the end of this month, followed by two new warehouses in Northern New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia.

Agfa has entered into a strategic partnership with a company called TFL, focusing on the development of Alussa, an inkjet printing solution to decorate high-end genuine leathers and which is being presented at the Simac Tanning Tech trade fair for the leather industry in Milan this week.

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