William Smith are the UK’s leading distributor of vehicle wrap films and are thrilled to announce the further expansion of our portfolio with the introduction of Premium Colour Change (PCC), available now.

Let’s Talk, presented by Color Concepts, is a new talk show designed to get you up to speed with news, trends, and updates across the visual industry. Let’s Talk invites you to sit back, relax, and enjoy as host Marco Roos engages with innovators, game-changers, and leaders to learn and discuss the latest developments in our space.

Sappi, a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, offers Transjet Tacky Industrial, a coated dye sublimation paper for digital transfer printing, specially developed for high-speed inkjet printing on highly elastic textiles. Also new is the uncoated dye sublimation paper Basejet, which has been developed for light designs for high-speed digital printing of fashion and home textiles.

Today, more than ever, fitters and printers must be versatile, fast, competitive, and in step with the technological innovations regarding the fields of machinery and materials. In order to respond effectively to the fast pace of last-minute campaigns and promotions, it is important to always have the most adequate materials available, safe and certified for specific applications.

HP introduces HP Splash-resistant Bond Paper — a uniquely durable and splash-resistant* paper compatible with dye-based ink technology. This remarkable bond paper is perfect for applications in outdoor environments or harsh conditions with excessive moisture. Get the peace of mind that your graphics printed with dye-based inks will be protected when exposed to moderate moisture.

SWEDBRAND Group, a packaging partner to some of the world’s most iconic brands, today reported that its new plant in Gdansk, Poland, was designed with sustainability in mind. The highly automated state-of-the-art factory uses the latest in equipment and materials to support SWEDBRAND’s sustainability objectives and those of the brands it supports.

Avery Dennison’s Label and Packaging Materials (LPM) division in EMENA region is making two new key appointments effective June 1, 2021.

Mactac® Distributor Products is enhancing its IMAGin® PrintVinyl and PrintVinyl Grey promotional media series, providing customers more options for economical vinyl solutions.

Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, has appointed Andrew Coulsen to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective from 3rd May 2021. He succeeds Rod Larson, who has served as CEO for 14 years and remains with the business as Executive Chairman.

Nothing is more disappointing than receiving a courier delivered package in a crushed shabby box concealing a damaged product inside. Cygnus Cross-Ply is a revolutionary corrugated material designed specifically for e-commerce packaging that requires that extra oomph! It delivers enhanced stacking capabilities and is more robust than conventional corrugated board.

While floor graphics have been a staple part of the industry for some time now, the pandemic of the past year or so - and the need for social distancing signage - has seen the popularity of these applications skyrocket.

Innotech Digital has launched its free Printing Cost Calculator. This online tool provides instant, accurate information on the amount of media required for your print job and can help you optimise your purchasing to minimise waste and maximise cost savings.

The Koehler Group is planning to fully convert its power plant at its Oberkirch/Germany location to biomass in the coming years. This change is part of Koehler’s sustainability strategy, which includes the goal of producing more energy from renewable sources than is required for its paper production operations by 2030. Koehler Group CEO Kai Furler is thrilled with the plan: “By switching from bituminous coal to biomass as the primary fuel for our location here in Oberkirch, we will be cutting more than 150,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions a year.”

John Sulzmann former co-founder and director at Artworks Solutions has joined CMYUK in a new role: Sustainability Materials Specification.  He will interact directly with the Design and Build architectural sectors, alerting them to a wide  range of high-performing eco materials, elevating the CMYUK portfolio to attain corporate specification status.

For most 15 year olds, the prospect of driving their own car is still a distant dream, but for Max Dodds, it’s practically become a full time job. A racing driver since the age of four, Dodds is preparing for his first season in the highly competitive Ginetta Junior Championship – a proven feeder series for GT, Touring Cars, Formula One and other higher echelons of the sport – in a car that’s been wrapped to maximise its aerodynamic performance.

Avery Dennison® Graphics Solutions teamed with Akron-based Repros Color to rebrand a retrofitted Lake County transit authority (Laketran) Dial-a-bus to serve as the new Lake County Mobile Food Pantry. Since early January, the van has been visiting communities throughout the county to distribute 180 boxes of fresh produce to seniors in need each week.

Decal has reinforced the proposals of the alldecor 2d range, proving that the imagination has no limits. Interior decoration professionals now have four new textured films that allow to “give space to imagination” in private, commercial and public places.

Texo Trade Services (TTS) is adding a 700m2 production hall to its premises on the Gouwe Park industrial estate in Moordrecht, The Netherlands. Another 700m2 in the existing warehouse will be freed up for storage. Although TTS has grown significantly in recent years, the main reason for the expansion is that it is moving its paper-processing operations to Moordrecht.

Norfolk-based Structure-flex have slashed lead times for hauliers keen to update their fleets by ordering an unprecedented supply of materials for their industry leading lorry tension curtains.

Global manufacturing leader of graphic films Arlon Graphics has announced 3 new virtual application demos launching May 18 running through July 29, 2021. These demo events allow vehicle wrap installers to get hands-on with Arlon’s FLITE Technology® films and interface with our Technical Experts conveniently and safely.

Surya Hot Yoga is based in Wimbledon but its studio is said to be a sanctuary away from the world outside. It’s a place where its visitors can cultivate connections with themselves, restoring and balancing their bodies and harmonising inner space. The benefits are beyond any doubt. Try it once, Surya suggests, and you’ll find yourself hooked.

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