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Fujifilm US-based subsidiary Imaging Colorants (FFIC) is ploughing 19m dollars into the creation of a new production plant in the US for pigment dispersions - a colorant for water-based pigment inkjet inks. Construction will start next month and is scheduled for completion by 2022.

Organisers have publically confirmed cancellation of Sign and Digital UK (SDUK) 2021. The event, which was due to take place at Birmingham’s NEC, 16-18 May this year, will next take place on 22-24 March 2022.

The virtual.drupa Networking Plaza is now open for PSPs and exhibitors to connect. Appointments can be made for virtual meeting rooms during the fair (20-23 April).

DM Signs in Wigan aims to extend its bespoke packaging offering, and to provide larger clients with their own microsites so they can directly order their own branded products. The moves follow relocation to a 700m2 site and investment in new Mimaki and Esko kit.

Chinese OEM King Tau has launched an industrial-grade print engine incorporating Xaar printhead technologies.

A number of senior figures from the global Out of Home (OOH) industry have formed a global advisory company and consultancy - OOH Capital - aimed at accelerating the industry’s digital transformation. It is headed by Tom Goddard, president of the World Out of Home Organisation.

CorelDraw 2021 has been released, featuring professional graphic design software CorelDraw Graphics Suite for Mac and Windows. The CorelDraw.app has also been touch-optimised and is available as an iPad app.

Quality Print Services Ltd (QPS) has announced the immediate UK availability of Nazdar’s new 707 UV-LED plug-and-play inks for Mimaki JFX and UJF printers using the LUS150 Series.

swissQprint will be showcasing three new innovations at virtual.drupa 2021 - a high speed model of the Karibu UV roll-to roll-printer, an automatic double-sided printing option for the Karibu, and neon inks for UV printing.

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