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Drytac®, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is preparing to open a fully interactive training centre in Fishponds, Bristol: the Drytac Academy.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) today announced that its EFI™ Fiery® digital front end technology and the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Press combined to be the first to receive Fogra's new expanded FograCert Validation Printing System certification. EFI announced the new FograCert achievement today during its annual users conference, EFI Connect, in Las Vegas.

Warren, the UK’s leading independent board and paper stockist, has significantly increased its delivery capacity with the addition of two new Warren-branded livery vehicles.

Dale Lipsky owns the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise located in the Northgate Center at 1316 7th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901. On January 19th, Dale and his dedicated team at Minuteman Press supported the 65th Eagles Cancer Telethon, which is the longest televised telethon in the nation. Dale says, “We provided signs, tickets, posters, and apparel for the telethon. On the apparel side, I simply asked the telethon Chair if we could provide t-shirts for the telethon and it was a resounding yes.”

3M, the science-based technology company, has launched the 3M Authorised Rail Partners programme, giving train operators the highest assurance of quality and long-term performance for rolling-stock interior and exterior graphics. The programme formalises criteria for quality control and customer service and reinforces the value of an all-encompassing, end-to-end warranty that covers both materials and applications offered by 3M in conjunction with an Authorised Rail Partner.

Scodix today announced the winners of the company’s annual Scodix Design Awards competition. Submissions came from printers representing every major printing community worldwide. A distinguished panel of judges rated projects for design quality, production complexity, and overall appearance. The 2018 submissions set a new standard for outstanding applications and covered a who’s who gamut of global brands, corporate leaders, notable magazines and financial institutions. The winning awards can be viewed online at Scodix Awards.

Drytac® has announced the appointment of Daniel Stevenson as its new US Southeast Territory Manager. Daniel will oversee sales and development in this key region for Drytac, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets.

OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology innovator and undisputed leader in delivering vibrant, durable vehicle wraps for the automotive restyling industry, reached the end of its nine-month journey with the SEMA Cares car build initiative that benefits Victory Junction, an 84-acre camp and SEMA Cares benefactor dedicated to enriching the lives of children with serious medical conditions.

Following its acquisition by Ricoh Company Ltd. at the end of 2018, the German software company ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH further strengthens its organization and appoints an industry expert to head its sales team: effective January this year, Wilfried Kampe joins the Hanover based leader in color management and workflow solutions for industrial inkjet applications as Vice President Global Sales.

Established in 1982, Symbol is a creative design, print and sign company that has recently gone completely digital after 30 years of traditional screen-printing. They boast a new and impressive production facility that includes a Mimaki JFX200-2531, Mimaki UCJV300 and Esko Kongsberg X24 Starter, all purchased from CMYUK, the UK's largest independent supplier of large format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

Graphic display specialist Leach has appointed a new client services director as the team prepares for further 2019 growth.

With its Fresco brand, Sentec is one of the leading distributors of digital printable wallpaper within the EMEA area.

Contex, the world leader in large format scanning, today announces a banner year for 2018. Year over year, Contex experienced notable growth, thanks to new scanning technologies and its loyal customers base. In 2018, Contex released a new flatbed scanner, the IQ FLEX, and a new premium scanner series, the HD Ultra X, which breaks all records for speed and productivity. The company also updated its Nextimage scanning software, the tool that automates scanning functions for projects of all sizes.

Point of sale print specialist Simpson Group is aiming to inspire and motivate future talent in the region to consider a career path they may not have been familiar with before.

Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions in a move that will add an outstanding line-up of industry-leading brands to its global portfolio. It also promises access to innovation and new value in both face-to-face and digital formats for the more than 175,000 Mack Brooks customers around the world.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is expanding its high-revenue Large Format Printing (LFP) segment with a new leadership. Previously, the segment was divided into the areas of web-fed printing in Brixen and flatbed printing at the Lienz production site. With the introduction of the P5 technology platform and the future development of hybrid printing systems, the historically grown structure will be dissolved in favor of better efficiency in the daily dealings with Durst customers and the business unit will be controlled from the Durst headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy.

ISA-UK, powered by BSGA, now provides members access to online training and research through the website, www.uksigns.org. These benefits come from the newly forged relationship between ISA and BSGA which took effect January 1.

H&H Reeds Printers are proud to announce the acquisition of Print Graphic Ltd, allowing us to strengthen our existing presence in the Carlisle area and also further expand our graphic design team and expertise.

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