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Amid predictions that 2019 is set to be a challenging time for many UK businesses, leading packaging solutions supplier Antalis has revealed that improving the impact that packaging and packing is having on warehouse operations and transport logistics, whilst adopting eco-friendly solutions will be the key trends in the year ahead.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, is addressing a rise in sales driven by an EMEA-wide surge in interest in 3D printing, with the opening of a new demo center in Belgium.

As World War II raged on, a group of sign company professionals gathered to discuss ways that they could help grow their industry. Out of that meeting, and under the direction of Executive Secretary Maury Ely, the National Electric Sign Association was born on January 11, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois. Reflecting the growth in the industry—in both geography and technology—NESA changed its name to the International Sign Association in the mid-1990s.

Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper today announces that its line of durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper meets the August 30, 2018 revision of California Proposition 65’s strict “safe harbor” standards for No Significant Risk Levels of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and phthalates. The Prop 65 compliance confirms that Hop-Syn synthetic papers can be safely used in a variety of packaging, labeling, and printing applications. Additionally, products that use Hop-Syn will not require a California warning label.

Epson have announced Grimco in Los Angeles has opened its Epson Certified Solution Center. The operational solution center showcases the comprehensive portfolio of Epson professional signage, textile and photographic print solutions, allowing Grimco to provide its customers the opportunity to view creative print applications, engage with product experts, participate in demonstrations, and run test prints using their own files.

Idealliance is proud to introduce the Idealliance Video Library which is designed to provide short videos in a “How To” manner that will show a graphic communications professional the leading practices to overcome the most challenging issues in areas such as color control, process control, calibration, consistency, workflow, and more. A global non-profit think tank with 12 strategically located offices around the world, Idealliance is the largest certifying body in the world for industry competencies, systems, materials, and facilities and one of the world’s leading contributor to ISO standards.

Modulate™ – a brand new, reconfigurable, multi-purpose range of tubular frames designed to increase the flexibility of display stands – is the latest innovation to be launched by Ultima Displays, Europe’s leading one-stop solutions and hardware provider.

The third edition of the Box in Box by Leonhard Kurz has been awarded the title "Special Mention" at the German Design Award 2019. The Box in Box is a sample collection of elaborately refined design boxes, which is published as an inspiration for creative packaging design.

Applelec is delighted to announce a phenomenal milestone in business as the company celebrates 20 years of successful trading.

CMYUK has announced its plans to build a new Digital Textile Development Facility in Shrewsbury. The construction, which will be an extension of their existing industry-renowned Demonstration and Training Centre, will showcase the market-leading digital textile printing equipment and associated technologies. The new facility will enable CMYUK to expand on its growth in the textile digital print market both on production equipment and on the development of new textile materials for the emerging décor, design and fashion markets. This dedicated business division has already established close product development programmes with a number of key textile and equipment manufacturing partners and that drive for product innovation will increase significantly once the Centre is on stream in 2019.

OKI Europe Ltd is helping businesses come ‘ALIVE WITH COLOUR’ by offering end customers free mono printing for a year* and free banner paper with select high-performance digital LED colour printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) purchased between 7 January 2019 and 31 March 2019.

ReproMAX announces the appointment of two new members and new co-chairmen of their Board of Directors for 2019. Ken Hildebrand, President of Commercial Digital Print and Wade Sparks, President and CEO of Riley’s were named to the board.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading wholesale suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit, graphic and event solutions is excited to announce the introduction of over 30 new innovative displays and enhancements to over 40 popular display products. This adds to Orbus’ already vast line of portable and modular displays featured in the 2019 Edition of The Exhibitors’ Handbook®.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), in conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF), is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. With the continued support of donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, 20 students will be eligible for $2,000 each.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced the promotion of Gudrun Bonte to VP Product Management.

Roland DGA, a leading provider of digital imaging and 3D devices for professionals, announced today that Andrew Oransky has been appointed the company’s new CEO. Oransky has served as president, responsible for day-to-day operations at the Irvine, California-based company since 2016. In his expanded role as CEO, he will assume overall responsibility for company strategy and performance and will report directly to the board of directors at parent company Roland DG.

Idealliance in partnership with Agfa Graphics, will host G7 Training at Agfa Graphics’ Technology Center in Mortsel, Belgium, near Antwerp. Attend training and earn certification as a leader in printing, packaging, and color management.

Ocean is collaborating with the ABB FIA Formula E Championship on a deal for season five, made possible by content finance specialist, Infinitum Group.

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