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Fespa UK will run its 2019 Textile Conference - entitled ‘A Passion for Print!’ - on 9 - 10 April at Hatfield House. A supporting networking dinner will be held on 9 April at Sopwell House, where accommodation can also be provided.

The EFI Fiery digital front end technology and the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press combined are the first to receive Fogra's new expanded FograCert Validation Printing system certification. 

Aura Graphics and Stewart Signs have become the first 3M Authorised Rail Partners Aura Graphics and Stewart Signs have become the first 3M Authorised Rail Partners - a programme newly introduced by 3M to give train operators assurances of quality and long-term performance for rolling-stock interior and exterior graphics.

New from Orafol are two digitally printable wrapping films that use ProSlide adhesive technology. TheOrajet 3951RA+ ProSlide and Orajet 3981RA+ ProSlide also incorporate the company's RapidAirsystem.

UPM has been ranked 23rd in the list of the 100 most sustainable corporations by the Corporate Knights, a Canadian-based media and research company. UPM is the only company listed in the paper and forest products category.

Icon Graphics has made another Durst first. The Milton Keynes-based company, which installed the UK’s first Rhotex P10 250HS Plus 6C + W inkjet printer in December 2017, has now taken the UK’s first 5m wide Rhotex 512R LED printer. Prior to the new dedicated roll-to-roll printer, Icon sub-contracted its 5m wide print.

Following its acquisition by Ricoh at the end of 2018, ColorGate Digital Output Solutions has appointed Wilfried Kampe as vice president global sales.

Clive Goodacre, a well-known former graphic arts journalist, consultant and founder of The Bespoke PR agency, has died at the age of 71. He passed away at his home on the Algarve on New Year’s Eve.

Leach has been appointed ‘official venue dressing sponsor’ for the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup and 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships.

Creative design, print and sign company Symbol Display has gone completely digital after 30 years of screenprinting. The Middlesbrough-based company has invested in a new production facility and taken a Mimaki JFX200-2531, Mimaki UCJV300 and Esko Kongsberg X24 Starter from CMYUK.

Leach has appointed a new client services director as it aims for further growth in 2019. Suzanne Pitcher - previously business development manager at Service Graphics - brings more than 15 years of design, print, brand marketing and project management experience to the Huddersfield-based firm.

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