With the national “For the Love of Scrubs” campaign in full flight, hobby sewist, Emma Dalzell set up the ‘Mid Cheshire Hospitals - Leighton/Northwich’ offshoot to respond to increasing requests from local hospitals for scrubs and other items required on the frontline as the health service continues its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Without a doubt, printed and graphic communications are essential during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide important information and direction to the public. HP continues to provide critical printing materials to support these efforts. Businesses need to adjust quickly to these changing needs. Creative applications for print media are being developed daily that solve a multitude of COVID-19 problems.

Jigsaw Explorer, a popular website for playing online jigsaw puzzles, recently announced the availability of its jigsaw puzzle platform for use on other websites due to demand resulting from the current global pandemic. COVID-19 related lockdown and stay-at-home orders around the world have left many people looking for new ways to stay entertained on the internet while at home. Many organizations and website owners are trying to determine how they can enhance their websites to help meet that rising demand for online entertainment. With 10 years of experience as one of the internet's most popular jigsaw puzzle websites, Jigsaw Explorer is well positioned to help other websites provide that entertainment for their visitors. Jigsaw Explorer now makes it easy for those websites to embed interactive jigsaw puzzles based on their own photos directly into their own web pages. Many websites already have a lot of images that would make great jigsaw puzzles. Jigsaw Explorer's platform now allows those websites to use their images to create a more engaging and entertaining experience for their visitors.

Members of Xaar’s senior leadership team have bought shares in the business to underline their commitment and confidence in its new strategy.

Drytac has launched two new PVC-free floor graphic products in Europe to meet the growing demand for non-slip, easy-to-apply solutions in this market.

Premier Paper has teamed up with Semaphore Display to help say a big thank you or ‘diolch’ to the NHS with a graphic installation at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces a new webinar series designed to address critical issues facing the printing industry today, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The free “COVID-19: Ask the Experts” webinar series, powered by PRINTING United, will be offered semimonthly and feature key updates on a variety of topics to help businesses overcome operational challenges.

From this week, nationwide digital campaign #MyHeroes will light up Piccadilly Circus’ iconic billboard and hundred’s of screens across the UK; showing support to the Key Workers who are keeping the nation running by taking stories praising individuals and placing them on the screen.

In light of the emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic the decision has been taken to cancel the British Sign Awards 2020 Gala presentation event, which was to have taken place at the Athena in Leicester on Thursday, November 12th.  Instead the awards will take place online instead.

Graphic display specialist Leach has made its first foray into online retailing, with the release of its new ‘social distancing’ product line – available to order from today.

Premium digital out of home (DOOH) media owner Ocean Outdoor is presenting a series of free industry webinars to help brands and advertisers adapt, innovate and communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elitron’s customer service team is working flat out to support many of our customers who have opted to redirected their production to produce urgent medical equipment to fight against the further spread of COVID-19: primarily producing face masks, face shields, and protective single-use overalls.

The heroic achievements of 99-year-old war veteran Captain Tom Moore who has raised more than £27 million for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden are being celebrated by the world famous Piccadilly Lights in London.

oOh!media is joining in on the fun and taking Aussie kids on a bear hunt through neighbourhoods across the country as part of the community based ‘National Bear Hunt’ initiative, providing children with some light-hearted entertainment while they remain in isolation.

As part of its efforts to support members during the Coronavirus pandemic, ISA-UK powered by BSGA, the trade association for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, has frozen all membership renewals due from 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2020.

A Lancashire large-format printer has answered the call to help keep local health and care workers safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.

In the last few weeks Drytac has shipped huge quantities of floor graphic materials and slip-rated laminates, most of this to meet the urgent demand for Covid-19 awareness and safety signage.

The IPIA and BAPC met with the Government Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on April 15th. Among other key representations the trade associations made on the print industry’s behalf was the critical need for a recovery glide path to be implemented for initiatives such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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The Artisan Drinks Co. has joined forces with Ocean in a long term collaboration which will support the international roll-out of its innovative craft mixer drinks.

HEXIS Group, which specialize in high-performance self-adhesive cast PVC, PU and latex films, also produce and sell PURE ZONE® patented technology films since 2013. At a time of an unprecedented health crisis, HEXIS Group precise the characteristics of their PURE ZONE® films.

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