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Author: Val Hirst

The IPIA set to energise the print industry

The IPIA is at full charge as it energises the print industry
 With the UK print industry continuing to go through a sustained period of rapid structural change, characterised by both growth and consolidation in different sectors, the IPIA is reporting that there is a growing trend of strong membership engagement across its initiatives and events.  Mike Roberts, Chairman of the IPIA Council and Managing Director of PMG, explained:   “The signs are very good for the print industry in the UK. Despite the political backdrop over the last two years, we are seeing amazing positivity and levels of...

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Creative Retail Awards celebrate the best in retail design

The Creative Retail Awards presentation organised by Shop and Display Equipment Association and Retail Focus and held recently at London’s newest super-club, Proud Embankment, was once again an outstanding success. The Creative Retail Awards, which are designed to recognise projects that have demonstrated the very highest level of innovation and excellence within the retail arena, are judged by an independent panel of industry leaders and experts, including senior staff from LEGO Group, Hammerson plc, M. Worldwide, The Honest Brand and The Fashion Retail Academy. This year, as previously, the judging team was faced with the difficult decision of selecting...

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Soyang and Blue Castle launch PVC recycling initiative

An innovative print waste recycling partnership has been developed and set up by Soyang Europe along with waste management specialists Blue Castle, which will pioneer the use of PVC banner material as an environmentally sustainable substrate. Mark Mashiter, Soyang Europe’s Managing Director, explained: “The PVC Recycling Scheme is the first step towards a very real recycling solution to the use of PVC banner material, which is widely used within the sign and print sectors, but which is not currently recyclable. The need for sign and print companies and their customers to consider the environmental impact of the print they...

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Graphtec GB appoints new Business Development Executive

Graphtec GB has appointed Ellen Wain as a new Business Development Executive. Ellen joins the company’s sales and marketing team, with a primary role in supporting existing and new customer relations and promoting new product innovations. Whilst initially focussing on the marketing of a new digital card printing machine, Ellen will have shared responsibility for the entire Graphtec product range. This includes the primary CE and FC series of cutters for which the company is especially renowned. Having worked previously with one of Graphtec GB’s main authorised resellers, Ellen has gained considerable technical and customer relations experience that will...

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Epson to unveil new technology at The Print Show 2019

  Epson, one of the first brands to commit to The Print Show 2019 will be using the event to demonstrate new technology for the first time in the UK. The company, which is taking its largest stand to date in order to showcase as many of its solutions as possible, will be joined by HP, Xeretec (Xerox), RISO, Intec Printing Solutions, Xeikon, Premier Paper, Vivid Laminating Technologies and Renz. Epson will invite visitors to discover how Epson kit can help them to access profitable work in new markets. Among the technology on show on the Epson stand will...

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