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One of the largest material suppliers in the UK, William Smith Group 1832, has added to its team of experts with the appointment of a new National Sales Manager.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America's leading wholesale suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit, graphic and event solutions has already surpassed its yearly environmental goals and increased its recycling to almost 90% for 2018. As of mid-year, Orbus recycled 460,000lbs of cardboard, cores & paper and 135,000lbs of plastic.

In an exciting new chapter for Signs Express (Nottingham), the new owner, Paul Glover, has been welcomed to the business that was established by Jane and Adam Bailey in 2011.

After more than 14 years of loyal service to the Taunton franchise of Signs Express as the Centre Manager and more than 25 years in the sign making industry, Richard Frayling has taken ownership of the business following Maurice Firman’s decision to sell the sign company.

Here at Roland DG, one of the perks of the job is getting an exclusive look into the lives of Roland users. Sometimes we’re even lucky enough to play a more major part in their stories. Such was the case when Renault Sport Formula One™ Team asked us to help them out with our favourite kind of challenge – a burger-related challenge!

Esko announced that Mattias Byström has been appointed President, effective January 1, 2019. Byström succeeds Udo Panenka, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.

Xaar, a world-leader in industrial inkjet printing, will highlight at InPrint Milan 2018 (stand 820; 20-22 November) how OEMs can use its printheads to get to market faster, develop inkjet solutions cost-effectively, and better meet their customers’ needs – enabling them to get ahead of the competition and achieve more.

Epson extends its hearty congratulations to long-term partner Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team after the team secured its fifth successive FIA Formula One™ World Constructors' Championship*. The momentous victory was achieved on November 11 after drivers Lewis Hamilton, who won the race, and Valtteri Bottas combined to outpoint their nearest rivals at the Brazil Grand Prix in Sao Paolo.

Lancaster UK-based manufacturer of self-adhesive materials, Metamark (UK) Limited, has appointed Shaun Hobson to the newly created role of Vice President International Sales. The position reports to Metamark’s CEO, Paul French, and will spearhead the investment in accelerating Metamark’s international business.

Ricoh Company, Ltd. have announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH (hereafter “ColorGATE”), a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management. This acquisition is designed to strengthen Ricoh’s growing industrial printing business. The transfer of shares is scheduled to complete on November 30, 2018.

Members of ISA-UK, powered by British Sign and Graphics Association, will see immediate benefits from the newly forged relationship, ISA president and CEO Lori Anderson announced today. Anderson made the announcement as part of the British Sign Awards held in Leicester, England.

Labels are so well hidden in plain sight that many people are not aware of their omnipresence. Would you be able to guess how many labels you see on any given day, and how essential they are to help you make the right brand choices?

Nothing livens up a print creation quite like the eye-catching shimmer of foil. Yet few designers realize that this option stretches far beyond hot-foil stamping and cold foil transfer. Today, a range of new and emerging digital foiling techniques makes it possible to add the beauty and shine of foil to as few as 1, 10 or even 100 pieces, and to customize those effects on each and every one.

To commemorate the First World War Centenary, Signs Express (Central Lancashire) assisted Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in installing a 5:1 replica of the Menin Gate memorial flowered in over 30,000 hand-knitted poppies.

Roland DG has already discovered many Roland Heroes, with more to be revealed as the search for the most incredible Roland users continues.

The success Echo House has had with its new five metre, super-wide format Acuity Ultra since its installation in June 2018, has led the company to agree a new phase of its partnership with Fujifilm which will see a brand new machine installed. The new printer, which is still in development, will form a new addition to the Acuity Ultra range. With precise specifications still to be confirmed, this smaller format model is set to offer the same print carriage configuration and deliver the same level of quality at comparable speeds to the 5 and 3.2 metre models currently available on the market. The new model will be installed at Echo House in January 2019.

We are proud to announce that we’ve officially joined the Hobs Repro family. In combining forces, we have become part of the largest independent reprographics provider in the whole of the UK.

Retail signage & display Wrights Plastics has announced that James Ivison has joined the company as Senior Relationship Executive.

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