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Paper honeycomb manufacturer Dufaylite has launched a free design lab service for customers using its packaging products. The company has also developed a dedicated website for printers, offering technical help in the form of production ready, downloadable designs and cutting files which can be recreated with ease using its paper honeycomb board Ultra Board. The current designs are suitable POS, exhibitions and home offices.

British Coatings Federation (BCF) chief executive Tom Bowtell has been elected president of the World Coatings Council, a post he’ll hold for the next two years.

WTTB (wherethetradebuys) has unveiled a range of customised street-party products to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubliee. It includes a ‘sitee’ - a to scale, waist up, cardboard cut-out of Her Majesty.

The Independent Print Industry Association (IPIA) has three new council members: Tim Carter, a director at Ricoh; Matthew Ruff, sales and marketing director at Reliance Worldwide; and John Morley, a director at eProductivity Software (EPS). The newcomers take the number of council members to 17.

Hybrid Services will give the new Mimaki JFX600-2513 LED-UV large-format flatbed inkjet printer its UK and Ireland debut at Sign and Digital UK later this month. 

EFI has used the CCE International Corrugated and Carton Exhibition to launch the Nozomi 14000, a 1.4m wide, direct-to-board, single-pass UV LED inkjet printer with a top speed of 100 linear metres per minute.

The GPMA, which has been working hard to mitigate the impact on the print industry of new licensing rules relating to gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO), solvents used in some print inks, now anticipates a workable resolution following talks with the Home Office and BEIS on 10 March.

Canon has extended coverage of its ProCare after-sales service programme for Arizona and Colorado users. The support is now available worldwide.

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