Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, today opened its call for entries for the 2021 Ideas that Matter grant program. Established over 20 years ago, Ideas that Matter invites designers from around the world to show how print design can improve the lives of others.

Nobelus, known for its specialty line of films for the print and packaging trade, extends its successful smudge-resistant thermal film line with the launch of SmudgeProof™ Laminate with DigiBOND™ adhesive.

Digidelta, the company responsible for the brand decal, has received the reputation seal "Estatuto INOVADORA COTEC 2021" and became part of the REX System. Two new statutes that reinforce the position of the Portuguese group and its brand of self-adhesive products in the areas of innovation and of European exports.

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS), a leading developer of robust and reliable digital cutting solutions to worldwide packaging, signage and display markets, has recently tested Brett Martin’s 10mm Foamalux Xtra at its Customer Experience Center in Ghent, Belgium.

Ultraflex Systems is proud to announce its acceptance of three PRINTING United Alliance 2021 Pinnacle Product Awards. The following products won for each category:

Materia Viva, like the nature that inspires it, is one of the new products being launched over the next few days by Fedrigoni Group, leading global producer of high value-added special papers for packaging, publishing and graphics, as well as self-adhesive labelling products. Materia Viva is a vast collection of high-quality, high recycled content papers - between 20% and 100% - made with natural cellulose-alternative fibres such as cotton and hemp (exclusively from FSC® certified forests), some of which are new but some of which have been available in the company’s portfolio since 1996 and have been revisited and improved. 

Guandong, now known in Europe as “the SpecialitieSpecialist”, together with Viscom Italia, will be present at FESPA to present the new print media developed by its own internal R&D. “The visualcom market is now ripe: in order to encourage its growth, it is necessary to invest in research and, at the same time, to join forces with other realities, giving life to new points of reference and unprecedented projects,” affirms Daniele Faoro, Guandong Italia's Team Principal, illustrating the new company vision. In fact, Guandong intends to go beyond the boundaries of the visual communication market by creating networks consisting of small and medium-sized companies, linked by common goals regarding market development. “Synergy without homologation, that is to say, working as a group while still maintaining and developing what renders each company unique,” explains Faoro. The recipe for this is the mutual exchange of company shares, in order to seal not only a mere declaration of intent, but a solid and lasting commitment.

Enjoy creating aesthetically pleasing surfaces with printable etched glass film DPF 5450X from Arlon Graphics.

ArtSystems has announced the launch of a handy new printed sample swatch book for the Xativa range of wide-format media. Designed specifically to help resellers and end-users, the new swatch book has more than 50 A5 sample swatches - printed with relevant graphics - covering five key application sectors including: CAD and technical; POS and exhibition; fine art and photography; interior design and décor; and sign and display graphics.

Amari Digital Printing Technologies, part of the Vink group - has announced the immediate availability of the Decal PVC-Free range of substrates, offering print service providers (PSPs) the opportunity to add a host of environmentally friendly qualities to their graphics output.

Window graphics are now regarded by many brands as a key part of the marketing mix. These graphics are an inexpensive form of advertising that retailers can easily apply - themselves - to windows in order to capture the attention of passers-by.

Premier, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of paper, packaging, sign & display products and other printable media have this month joined FESPA UK Association.

Lecta will resume its participation in trade shows following the easing of pandemic restrictions.

St. Helens based Vinyl Detail Ltd. added the wow factor to an office refurb this summer with Avery Dennison MPI 8000 Wall Film Series.

Décor paper printing company Interprint expands its product range by deploying Agfa’s water-based pigmented inkjet ink set on two of its single-pass high-speed Koenig & Bauer RotaJET presses.

A large retail chain announces an upcoming Christmas promotion, and the supporting graphics need to be installed in over 1000 stores on windows, walls and floors. However due to time and cost constraints, it is not possible to hire professional installers for many of the stores, so who will install the graphics? Is it realistic to expect shop assistants to apply the graphics and achieve the same professional result?

The Sihl Group is taking the next step on its transformation journey into becoming a modern technology company: On September 1, 2021, Stefan Benito will assume the new position of Vice President Commercial for EMEA and APAC.

With architectural films, every surface is a potential project for architects and designers to rehabilitate any space in a sustainable way. In 3M DI-NOC, you really do have a leading edge solution for interior refurbishments, a product that guarantees high-end results. 3M DI-NOC is no ordinary vinyl, with no ordinary finish.

The prototype Conic is a new wood-based packaging solution that will enable brands to reach their sustainability targets while maintaining their premium position. Developed by Holmen Iggesund through collaboration with partner organisations, the new solution uses an emerging technology to replace plastics with natural materials for formable products.

Beaver Paper Group, a leading manufacturer of sublimation media, is proving their commitment to producing sustainable products with the launch of their new TexStyles® NatureSeries® family of graphic fabrics. NatureSeries® is a revolutionary line of sublimation fabric made with cutting-edge sustainable CiCLO® technology. In ideal conditions, fabrics made with CiClO® will biodegrade at the end of their lifecycle within three to five years as opposed to 60 years for traditional synthetics in the same conditions, including recyclables.

TVF Inc. is thrilled to announce the launch of the TVF Resource Center, the premier source for accurate information and education for all things fabric.

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