FESPA has kick-started business recovery in the speciality print and signage communities with the successful return of FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2021 (12 – 15 October 2021) after a two-year gap. The first live FESPA events in Europe since Spring 2019 attracted a strong audience dominated by business leaders, who came with an appetite to update their industry knowledge with a view to short- and medium-term investment.

Embrace Building Wraps in Cheltenham, UK, provides a comprehensive project management, print, installation, maintenance and removal service for large-format scaffold wraps, building wraps and printed graphics for site hoardings. Working closely with high-profile retail brands, leading construction contractors and development specialists, Embrace noticed an increasing interest for environmentally-responsible solutions from these partners as industries work towards sustainability goals, aligning with the company’s commitment to protecting the environment and reducing waste. “Our goal is to reduce reliance on PVC and move to more sustainable printable media solutions as the sector’s leader in environmental positivity,” explains Managing Director Greg Forster.

Sun Chemical has launched Xennia® Pearl pigment inks for high-speed industrial applications during Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week.

ADAPT - Amari Digital Printing Technologies, part of the Vink group, has announced a series of free-to-attend, interactive events, dedicated to showcasing the leading solutions from media manufacturer Mactac®, alongside a wide range of accessories and tools.

ArtSystems, a specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce the launch of its brand-new Virtual Demo Suite, allowing customers to experience in-depth product demonstrations from the comfort of their own offices.

Designing for digital printing is fast becoming a critical issue for agencies and freelance graphic designers. The ability of digital processes to support variable data printing means that designers for both commercial printing and packaging must learn how to handle the complex files involved. Add metallic printing to the equation, and many designers become overwhelmed with preparing the necessary white ink masks, as well as the peculiarities of merging databases with otherwise simple print files. To address these issues and to vastly simplify the graphic design work involved, Color-Logic has prepared a detailed tutorial specifically detailing the steps involved, using the Color-Logic software with Adobe InDesign to produce print files guaranteed to clear all the hurdles presented by digital presses.

The ISA-UK powered by BSGA, the leading independent trade association for the UK sign, graphics and visual communications industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Coward as its new General Manager, with immediate effect.

Sun Chemical will present its full portfolio of digital textile inks at the upcoming Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week from October 25-29. The event, which is a virtual exhibition for the textile industry, highlights innovative solutions and allows customers to discuss products and requirements directly with the Sun Chemical team.

‘No place for homophobia in Southampton’ is a multi-layer campaign that kicked off with a statement inspired by the Club’s manifesto, social media take-over, docu-style video content, DOOH (Digital Out of Home), PR and a visual celebration of solidarity, with a stunning mural.

Domino Digital Printing Solutions has created three videos detailing the unique and sophisticated intelligent Technology i-Tech features that are incorporated within the Domino X630i digital inkjet corrugated press. Based on Domino’s proven Generation 6 inkjet platform, this single pass, aqueous press includes the automated i-Tech ActiFlow, CleanCap and StitchLink components, which combine to create a digital printing system that is altogether more flexible and reliable.

Esko will host its first in-person Innovation Summit of the year next month, giving packaging professionals from across the industry the unique opportunity to interact and discuss how to overcome the challenges of today - and prepare for those of tomorrow.

HP Multi Jet Fusion industrial printing systems print build structures that can be filled with hundreds of 3D objects, with the same quantity, size and shape, or with different characteristics. The production costs of a build structure are fixed, regardless of the number of parts it contains. Therefore, by optimizing the parts that constitute the structure, it is possible to reduce the unit production costs. Weerg's facility in Venice, Italy, is now hosting the largest installation of HP Multi Jet Fusion model 5210 3D printers in Europe. The company, which offers online 3D printing and CNC machining through the weerg.com platform, has developed a new product aimed at high-volume production customers, such as professional, service and industrial customers, who can now purchase a 3D Build unit.

Large-format print company Creative Silhouettes used Drytac Polar Grip white polymeric self-adhesive vinyl to produce an eye-catching series of outdoor installations, based on the work of a local artist at a location in Toronto.

A £70m global investment is set to help boost production capacity for 3M Commercial Solutions Division’s clients in the UK.

Following the successful completion of its series of Coffee Talk events held throughout September and October 2021, HP will be hosting a summary webinar titled ‘Putting Sustainability at the Heart of your Business'.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces the launch of a completely re-vamped customer portal: My Enfocus. My Enfocus is the portal where Enfocus users can find relevant information specific to them, such as license keys, dashboards and much more. It will also allow customers to download the latest installers, assign subscriptions or log a support ticket.

Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 February 2022 to kick-start the year for the whole packaging journey, from design and development through to packing, filling and fulfilment.

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) announces that California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo became the first school to receive a grant from the PGSF Gravure Education Foundation Endowment. With the funding, the Cal Poly Graphics Communications Department acquired a K Printing Proofer from RK Print Coat Instruments Ltd. The new equipment gives Cal Poly staff and students the ability to learn about the strengths of gravure.

Rutters UK has installed a Canon Colorado 1650 from CMYUK. Ongoing growth has driven the need for this investment as the Cambridge-based business keeps pace with increased demand.

Christophe Aussenac has been inaugurated as FESPA’s 18th President at an assembly of FESPA’s national Associations that took place during FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 in Amsterdam. The Presidential term runs for three years.

Kornit Digital Ltd. (NASDAQ: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand, digital textile production technologies, announced today the release of its Kornit Presto MAX system for sustainable on-demand production of apparel and other textile goods. The new system will make its live debut at Kornit Fashion Week Los Angeles + Industry 4.0 Event, which the company is hosting November 2-5 to showcase technology innovations, partnerships, and proven strategies driving the business case for sustainable, on-demand production of fashion and textile goods worldwide.

The Body Shop, WWF, Atom Bonds, True Skincare, and Juni Cosmetics are just some of the big names set to inspire the future of packaging when they take to the stage at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2021 at Olympia on 1 & 2 December.

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