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Gerard Heanue, managing director of Heidelberg UK, has been elected as the new chairman of Picon, the confederation supporting UK printing industry manufacturers and suppliers. He succeeds Robert Flather, managing director of Kolbus UK.

The fifth annual Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions ‘Wrap Like a King’ challenge is now open to entries and runs until 15 September.

React is the name of the new technical support service introduced by CSL Digital in response to what it says is an increasing number of requests from customers looking for a more affordable alternative to the traditional manufacturer extended warranties that provide technical support for wide-format printers.

Clydebank, Scotland-based public transport graphics specialist Smart Graphics has signed up for a Tharstern MIS system that is expected to save at least six months in estimating time each year. Training started at the end of June and the system is expected to go fully live in the autumn.

3M is using the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 to show-off its newest vehicle wrap products. Three of its authorised vehicle wrappers are at the event - which started on Thursday and ends tomorrow - transforming vehicles including a BMW i8, British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) car, and an Audi S1. The new Print Wrap Film IJ180mC from 3M is being used for printed collages of winners from the 3M Wrap of the Month competitions.

The newly released Onyx 12.2 wide-format print workflow and Rip software features improved Rip and data transfer processing speeds, new multi-roll functionality, job scaling and rotation, and cut workflow enhancements according to its manufacturer.

Displayways has invested another £500,000 in new kit and is extending its administrative space at its site in Earlsfield, London. The move follows an expansion of the company’s managerial team over the last few months, and the introduction of a new business operation - Displayways Visual Communications (DVC).

Fespa UK Association is to run a textile print conference on 21 November in Huddersfield. Supported by Fespa’s Profit-for-Purpose programme, it will examine textile printing, coating and surface modification techniques - both analogue and digital - and introduce business-improving initiatives.

The stairwell of London’s Roundhouse venue has been given a makeover for a charity event in aid of the Ubuntu Education Fund. Eye-catching wall graphics printed and installed by Oasis Graphic formed part of an event-branding package from Fisher Productions.

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