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The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has created a new landing page and published a new White Paper focusing on Packaging and Label production. This follows the recent announcement of a new ISO Standard 19593-1. The paper reviews today's trends, while the landing page includes discussion with leading players regarding the growth of the packaging sector and the upsurge in specialist and unique applications. It also reviews the development of digitization for printing and packaging technologies and processes. It focuses on GWG's work with packaging production specifications to date and the opportunities for the future of the entire packaging pre-production workflow.

Metamark has appointed Daryl Hanzal to the role of *VP Sales, USA.* The role reports to Metamark’s recently appointed VP of International Sales, Shaun Hobson, and is based in the United States where Daryl will be responsible for supporting and growing Metamark’s network of distribution partners.

Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper today announces the availability of a new tips guide for offset printing on plastic substrates. “Quality Assurance Tips for Offset Printing” is a handy reference guide for press operators to ensure consistent results throughout the printing process.

Signs Express is the largest provider of signs and graphics in the country, with a network of 65 centres around the UK and Ireland and have recently expanded with the newest addition in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
The arrival of the Signs Express centre brings new opportunities for businesses to benefit from the latest innovative signage solutions and exceptional services in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas including Wilmslow, Winsford, Poynton, Middlewich, Northwich, Altrincham, Alderley Edge and Knutsford.

In late November, the swissQprint distribution network got together in Switzerland. The partners were introduced to the latest developments from the manufacturer of large format printers.

During its world Congress, held last month in Amsterdam, both the AIPIA President and its Chief Executive emphasized that the AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association) message has changed emphatically during 2018. No longer are we talking about ‘How it Works’, said Dick de Koning in his presidential opening address, it is now all about ‘What it can do for the Brand Owners’ he proclaimed.

Global signage and visual communications specialists, FASTSIGNS, held their annual UK Convention, Supplier Showcase and Awards Ceremony, celebrating the leading lights of their UK franchise network.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced the appointment of Mikki Webb as Director of Customer Experience.

TTS (Texo Trade Services), the specialist in transfer print media and large-format printable textiles, is moving to a new business premises at the end of December. These newly built premises are located on the Gouwe Park business estate in Moordrecht and, with 6,000 m2, is not only much bigger than its current premises, but also completely energy-neutral.

The Felix Schoeller Group, manufacturer of high-quality speciality papers, headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany and the owners of New (India) Imaging Industries enter into a newly formed Joint Venture in India.

Memjet has announced that MGI Digital Technology, the leading French manufacturer of digital printing presses and finishing solutions, has integrated Memjet’s DuraLink printing technology into its new AlphaJET B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment Press. This is the first 40-plus-inch sheet-fed press to integrate the DuraLink inkjet printheads, ink and modules. It is also the first five-color digital printing system to offer decorative special effects such as 2D/3D UV dimensional textures and variable embossed foil. MGI is previewing the AlphaJET this week at the All4Pack Exhibition in Paris, France.

Roland DG is delighted to announce that Christian Duyckaerts and Beth Kempton will be official judges at Roland Hero 2018, the inaugural awards programme putting a spotlight on the incredible members of the Roland community across the EMEA region.

When a billion-dollar global enterprise announces plans for a headquarter remodel, architects and designers from around the world clamor for the chance to get a bid on the project.

Roland DG, a global provider of printing, cutting, engraving and milling machines, has joined the duomedia family of clients with a goal of enhancing market awareness and visibility. With its broad product portfolio, the company was seeking a PR partner that already had expertise in the markets it serves, is up to date with the latest communication trends, has excellent media relationships, and a strong team that is well-positioned to bring immediate value.

Print machinery manufacturers Koenig and Bauer have named the Taylor Bloxham Group print and communications company as winners of this year’s prestigious 1814 Production Excellence award.

Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd has announced the addition of Josero to its network of Sign & Graphics Authorised Partners. With an established history as a wide and grand format printer reseller, Josero will promote Mimaki’s range of solvent roll-fed printers, integrated printer/cutters and cutting plotters.

Leading printable media supplier, Soyang Europe has announced further expansion of its sales team due to company growth. Following another successful year for the company, who recently exhibited at the Surface and Materials Show at UK Construction Week, two new members of staff have been recruited to drive forward the internal sales department.

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.

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