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Fespa will kick of its next Print Census at Fespa Global 2020 in Madrid (24-27 March). The federation, representing 37 country associations, hopes to get feedback from 1,500 respondents globally to its poll for a report on the state of the speciality print market to be published in 2021.

Global Graphics has forked out $4.5m to acquire workflow solutions developer Xitron as it seeks to strengthen its offering for the industrial inkjet market, such as textiles and décor.

Carols for Printers - the annual Christmas event of the BPIF in conjunction with The Printing Charity, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, the St Bride Foundation and Unite - will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 10 December at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London.

EFI has released its new Fiery digital front end (DFE) software platform, the Fiery FS400 Pro. New technologies coming to market with the launch include tools for colour management and enhancement, spot-colour reproduction and variable-data print (VDP) management.

HP has issued a statement that confirms widespread press speculation earlier this week that Xerox is planning a takeover of the company.

Canon has completed more than 1,000 global customer installations of its Colorado UVgel-based roll-to-roll wide-format printer series.

CorrBoard Bioenergy (CB Bio), a joint venture between packaging and display trade specialist Swanline Group and paper-based packaging producer McLaren Packaging, has invested £5.5m in the creation of the world’s first sustainable energy generation facility fuelled by organic waste, to provide heat and power for the manufacture of corrugated sheet board.

New from EFI is an extension to its MarketDirect platform. MarketDirect PackCentral is intended to help packaging and corrugated PSPs streamline their end-to-end workflows, while also providing future-ready features like SmartBox Designer, a new tool to simplify and visualise on-line 3D design.

Canon has today launched the new imagePrograf TA Series, comprising the 24in TA-20 desktop and the 36in TA-30 standing multipurpose printer.

Are you out in the sticks? If so, have you thought of applying to the government’s Growth Programme, which opens on Monday 4 November for expressions of interest from rural companies/start-ups wanting financial help to purchase state-of-art equipment and machinery to grow their business (or open up opportunities for tourism!).

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