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Imageco Joins Industry's PPE Effort

 

Wide-format printer Imageco has refocused its operation to produce free PPE equipment for a range of local hospitals, care homes and hospices, targeting 3,000 items per week despite furloughing more than 80% of its workforce.

 

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Compass Offers Capital and Interest Free Business Loans

 

Loans of up to £250,000 with 12-months capital and interest free are now available via Compass Business Finance, as part of the government’s CBIL scheme. The loan terms are between 2-5 years, with no upfront or early settlement fees.

 

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MTM Products Help Supply Lifesaving Equipment to NHS

 

MTM Products has been enlisted to supply nurse call handset overlays to a leading NHS equipment supplier, helping fight COVID-19.

 

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Don’t MISunderstand the Opportunity

 

A London-based direct marketing specialist recouped its MIS investment in just one year through increased efficiencies in linking its website to its production systems.

 

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Face Shields Available from Swanline

 

Swanline’s Face Shields have been developed in consultation with professionals from the NHS who identified key requirements of the design. Made from eco-friendly materials and available in plain white or NHS Rainbow design.

 

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Now Available

 

Businesses will be able to access government support via Compass Business Finance from Monday 23 March, helping them to continue operating through the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus. As a specialist lender to the manufacturing sector, this is where Compass will continue to focus their support

 

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Vism’s latest releases provide springboard for further growth in 2020

 

Project management software provider Vism is predicting another year of strong growth in 2020, after rounding off 2019 with a series of new releases and updates within its cloud-based dashboards and apps.

 

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Keencut’s New Evolution3 Transforms Manual Cutting

 

Keencut’s Evolution3 sets new quality and performance standards for manual cutting machines, making accurate cutting easier than ever before. The design combines the latest engineering developments with high production standards and guaranteed 0.2mm precision cutting accuracy.

 

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The World’s First Renewable Energy Plant for Corrugated Board Manufacture

 

CorrBoard Bioenergy (CB Bio), a joint venture between packaging and display trade specialist Swanline Group and paper-based packaging producer McLaren Packaging, has invested £5.5M in the creation of the world’s first sustainable energy generation facility fuelled by organic waste to provide heat and power for the manufacture of corrugated sheet board.

 

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Nicole Spencer Named New President Of FESPA UK

 

Nicole Spencer, Operations Director at Hull-based printing specialists RMC Digital Print, has been appointed the new UK president at the FESPA UK Association.

 

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Sagetech confirmed as one of Small Biz Saturdays top 100

 

Sagetech Machinery, a manufacturer of Vertical Panel Saws, based in Ferryhill has been selected as one of 100 trail-blazing small businesses in the official count-down to Small Business Saturday, which takes place across the UK on 7 December 2019.

 

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FESPA's Head Office Gets A Makeover

 

FESPA's Technical Support Manager, Graeme Richardson-Locke project managed the refurbishment of the Atrium located at FESPA's Head Office in Dorking.

 

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Sagetech Machinery Wins Awarded at Trophex 2019

 

Award Winning Sagetech Machinery win award for Best Product for Personalisation awarded by Trophex 2019.

 

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Industry-Specific Project Management Solution

 

Vism to Present Industry-Specific Project Management Solution at Sign & Digital 2019 - 2nd-4th April 2019. NEC. Hall 3 – Stand M17

 

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Breakthrough in Aircraft Painting Technology

 

Dutch robot manufacturer XYREC has successfully demonstrated a breakthrough in aircraft painting technology, developed in cooperation with Southwest Research Institute, Airbus and Marabu.

 

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EU Exit and Trade Update from BEIS

 

EU Exit and Trade update from the BEIS covering no-deal immigration arrangements for EEA nationals, simplified import customs procedures, the launch of the UK Mark to replace CE marking, an updates on road freight and a reminder on data protection.

 

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Print Futures Awards 2019

 

It is that time of year again when the Printing Charity opens their Print Futures Awards Programme! Applications open Friday, 1st February.

 

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CMYUK Print & Finish Live February 12-13th

 

Join CMYUK this February at their Shrewsbury Demonstration Centre for Digital Print & Finish LIVE

 

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Antalis Academy 2019 Courses

 

2019 courses now available from Antalis Academy.

 

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Save the Date! June 24th & 25th

 

We are delighted to confirm that FESPA UK and the SPA are joining forces to host the UK Corrugated and Print Show at The Convention Centre on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool on June 24th & 25th.

 

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Swanline Paper and Board Creates a Splash with Cygnus Eco Board Launch

 

Swanline Paper and Board, part of the Swanline Group, has launched a new environmentally friendly display board range that is 100% fibre based yet is resistant to moisture.

 

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FESPA Awards - Early Bird Rate

 

Enter the FESPA Awards 2019 today with the early bird entry fee. Entry deadline: 25th January 2019

 

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Sakurai - London 2018 Open Days

 

Sakurai invites you to a new production experience. From October 4th to 6th you will experience the new updated Sakurai for the European market.

 

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Simpson Group Looks Ahead to Growth with £1M Technology Investment

 

Point of sale printer specialist Simpson Group is continuing its commitment to growth after investing in excess of £1M in state-of-the-art machinery at its Washington site.

 

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Quentin King's Image Reports Interview

 

Quentin King, Managing Director of Harwood King Printmakers, answers 7 questions posed to him by Image Reports.

 

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New Board Members

 

FESPA UK are proud to announce we have 3 new board members, who will be helping support us in the Textile & Digital and Label & Signage sectors. Our new board members have a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are really looking forward to working with them.

 

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Don't MIS understand the opportunity one year after Go Live, one company tells their story!

 

MacroArt are steeped in knowledge and know how in all aspects of producing, installing and critically project managing, quality images on environmentally friendly substrates

 

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REXframe Launches Into UK Market

 

REXframe is a clever, new, innovative, silicone edge graphic signage system. It was created as a simple, versatile, environmentally friendly solution that grabs attention.

 

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Summer 2018 Workshops at the Antalis Academy

 

This summer there are over 15 workshops taking place at the Antalis Academy. All are tutored by independent experts with knowledge and passion in their respective fields.

 

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Graeme Richardson-Locke Reivew of TPN

 

I was looking forward to attending the FESPA UK Association’s Textile Printing Now conference. The event was held at the UK Textile Centre of Excellence.

 

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Society of Dyers and Colourists

 

SDC’s mission is to ‘educate the changing world in the science of colour’. SDC uses global experts to deliver education from school leaver through to degree level, to those from technical and design backgrounds.

 

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Antalis Training Workshops

 

Giles Bristow, Digital Support Manager at Antalis continues to support the printing industry with a varied range of courses...

 

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CMYUK confirmed as Textile Printing Now’s principle sponsors

 

CMYUK - one of the longest established, independent suppliers of wide-format printers and cutters that span all production requirements - has been confirmed as the principle sponsor of FESPA UK Association’s Textile Printing Now conference.

 

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A Brand New Identity for Antalis’ Ever-Expanding Academy

 

Having grown at an unprecedented rate since its 2012 inception, Antalis has introduced a brand new identity for its popular Academy training facility in order to more accurately reflect the expanding breadth of education on offer.

 

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Image Report Widthwide Survey

 

Image Reports is calling on wide-format digital PSPs to take part in the 11th annual Widthwise survey of the sector.

 

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Textile Printing Now Conference Announced

 

An exciting, opportunity-packed one-day conference for the textile printing community, has been announced by FESPA UK Association, in co-operation with the British Interiors and Textile Association (BITA).

 

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Dutch visitors enjoy global spirit of FESPA

 

In the spirit of FESPA global co-operation we were delighted to recently host a UK visit by a group from FESPA Netherlands.

 

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News Members Swift Artwork

 

Our Members’ extensive portfolio of skills and services has been further enhanced by the joining of Swift Artwork Limited.

 

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FESPA 2018 Awards

 

FESPA Print Excellence Awards 2018 are the only global independent awards programme recognising not only the best in the print industry and non-printed signage industry, but also the people responsible for its creativity and production!

 

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Helping young printers develop their talents

 

Support from FESPA UK Association has enabled two promising young designers and printers to take advantage of the marvellous facilities at Print Club London, add to their knowledge and develop their portfolios.

 

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Sagetech Machinery Moves Premises

 

Sagetech Machinery are very pleased to announce that the whole team have decided to expand and move facilities into a brand new, bigger and better unit.

 

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SMP Group won Out-of-Home Printer of the Year

 

Huge congratulations to FESPA UK Members SMP Group, for winning the prestigious PrintWeek's 2017 Out-of-Home Printer of the Year award.

 

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New Business Coaching Sessions in November from Antalis

 

Antalis are broadening the range of workshops that they offer. In November they shall be launching two new Business Coaching sessions.

 

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Colour Engine: Switch Automation at DG3

 

Switch automation can be a great way to help members greatly reduce costs and get faster throughput of jobs.

 

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Future Thoughts at Ritz Forum

 

The Association’s Industry Forum, held recently at The Ritz in London, proved a valuable and enjoyable event for delegates.

 

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The MTC provide expertise for Industry Forum

 

The perfect partner has been secured for FESPA UK Association’s Industry Forum on the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) providing expertise in the shape of guest speakers Nigel Knapp and Tim Andrews.

 

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Industry Forum to consider ‘4th Industrial Revolution’

 

The latest in a highly successful series of Industry Forums, hosted by FESPA UK Association, will address the challenges and opportunities for print in the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’.

 

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FESPA UK Members 30% Discount on New CorelDRAW® Workshops

 

Two new workshops that will be of real interest to Signmakers; the topic of both is CorelDRAW®. All FESPA UK members are entitled to a 30% discount.

 

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FESPA Colour Management Workshop

 

This FREE workshop is aimed specifically at screen printers carrying out 4 colour process work.

 

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FESPA 2017 Exhibition Highlights

 

Missed any of the action from FESPA 2017? Catch up here with full show coverage and highlights from every day of the show.

 

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FESPA Awards 2017 Winners Augustus Martin & HNS Signs

 

We would like to congratulate both Augustus Martin Limited and HNS Signs Limited for their wins at this years FESPA Awards.

 

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FESPA UK in Hamburg

 

The FESPA UK Association team, represented by Peter Kiddell and Carol Swift will be in Hamburg throughout FESPA 17, and looking forward to meeting current and potential members.

 

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Free places on Digital Academy Workshops for FESPA UK members

 

Antalis are offering free places for members of FESPA UK Association to their upcoming Digital Academy Workshops.

 

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Your chance to take part - FESPA Print Census!

 

FESPA is launching its second global Print Census. Through this far-reaching survey of the global speciality printing community, FESPA aims to update its insight into key trends in the market, support its understanding of the challenges and opportunities for printers, and help to shape FESPA’s own product offering for the future.

 

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Antalis Hosts Board Meeting and Tour

 

Our Board Meeting on 8 March offered a little extra both to Board members and to guests of the Association.

 

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Limited Edition Excellence from Harwood King

 

Practitioners in the creation of limited edition prints for more than 30 years, we are delighted to welcome Sussex-based Harwood King Printmakers as new members.

 

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New Members Sagetech Have Valuable Products for Members

 

Sagetech Machinary - a British company producing and selling quality equipment in a competitive market – has joined the ranks of The Association.

 

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Minimum Wages are Rising. Prepare Now!

 

From 1st April 2017, the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over will increase from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour.

 

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Frank Back on Board

 

Extensive experience in the field of paper, packaging and visual communications has joined the FESPA UK Association Board in the shape of Frank Moran from Antalis.

 

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Antalis Reveals Plans for its Digital Academy

 

As part of Antalis’ ongoing commitment to provide a hub of information, live demonstrations and training to those looking to expand their Digital print offering, the business has announced its 2017 programme of Digital Academy workshops.

 

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Invitation To Antalis Tour, Lunch and Networking Opportunity

 

FESPA UK Association have created a great opportunity for members of the industrial screen print and large format digital community to enjoy a networking lunch and see the fantastic facilities at Antalis in Leicestershire - all free of charge.

 

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Colour Engine Rev Up for Association Membership

 

Colour Engine the ‘go to’ guys for high-end colour management have joined FESPA UK Association.

 

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Do you know a young print star?

 

Within the FESPA Awards this year is a ‘Young Star’ category. This award is separate from the main award entries and is marked across all the categories.

 

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Awards Entry Countdown

 

Printers looking to enhance their reputation by landing a prestigious prize at this year’s FESPA Awards have until 27 January to get their entry in!

 

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Judging Role for Board Member Graeme

 

FESPA UK Association has a strong interest in this year’s FESPA Awards, with Board Member, Graeme Richardson-Locke one of the five judges.

 

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UK Association Training Needs Survey

 

You are invited to participate in the FESPA UK Association Training Needs Survey that will help guide the future of training in the wide format printing industry. In just 5 minutes you can help us gain an insight into what resources your company needs to enhance the skills of your staff, and grow your Business and Profitability!!

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Trevor Green

 

Trevor of Reedbut Group (delegate) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Tom Lindop

 

Tom of Smurfit Kappa (gold sponsor) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Steve Moss

 

Steve of Cepac Doncaster (delegate) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Silas Amos

 

Silas of Design Thought (speaker) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Rob Frost

 

Rob of HP (platinum sponsor) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Peter Kiddell

 

Peter of FESPA UK Association (host) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Nick Kirby

 

Nick of Swanline Print (gold sponsor) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Lascelle Barrow

 

Lascelle of Augustus Martin (delegate) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Summit 2016 Interview with Ben Skelton

 

Ben of Smurfit Kappa Inspirepac (gold sponsor) was interviewed during his attendance at FESPA UK's Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit.

 

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Digital Print For Corrugated Packaging Video

 

A video highlighting the Digital Printing For Corrugated Packaging Summit is now available on our YouTube channel.

 

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Summit Hits the Heights

 

Digital Print For Corrugated Packaging Summit fully lived up to expectations when it was staged at the impressive Williams Conference Centre in Oxfordshire on 5 October.

 

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Banner Box

 

A member of the Specialist Canvas Group, Banner Box produces a host sewn, bonded and printed products as diverse as flags, flag poles, awnings, tents, tepees, medical isolation units, bags, sewn containers, and many other products that suit their skills and equipment.

 

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Swanline's Rewinder Investment Rolls Out New Flute Profile

 

Swanline Print Group has announced a £650,000 investment in its Paper and Board Division with new rewinder technology that has supported the launch of single faced products, including a new flute profile for the UK corrugated industry.

 

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Peter Kiddell in Specialist Printing Worldwide magazine

 

Our own Peter Kiddell is playing a prominent role in the latest issue of the ever-informative Specialist Printing Worldwide magazine.

 

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Swanline Milestone Marked by New Appointments

 

Specialist printed packaging supplier, and Association members, Swanline Print Ltd is celebrating 15 years in business and has boosted its workforce to meet the growing demand for the company's confidential print and conversion services.

 

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Why education is key for sustainable development in print

 

A survey by Two Sides has found that in the past five years, consumers are responding more positively to print, but misconceptions remain over sustainability.

 

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Ghostbusters takes over London Waterloo station

 

A gigantic version of the legendary Stay Puff man smashing up through the floor greeted commuters at London Waterloo.

 

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Pantone Colour Matching on extra-colour inkjets

 

Pantone has published guides to show colour matching using extended gamut inksets.

 

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Releasing the Potential of Recycled Papers

 

Award winning UK manufacturer Techlan Ltd has recently become a member of FESPA UK. The company manufactures a low cost, high quality, silicone release paper that is the most sustainable in the world.

 

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Which Web-To-Print Solution is Best for You?

 

We've already looked at the various issues surrounding web-to-print software but now it's time to see some of the options on offer.

 

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Can Innovative Packaging Reduce Food Waste?

 

Small changes in behaviour and continued innovation around packaging keep food fresher for longer, saves money and reduces waste promoting sustainability. From scraps of food to the packaging that protects it, we're chucking reusable materials straight into the bin wasting money and damaging the environment while we are at it.

 

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Wild Format Technology Is All About You

 

This is the first in a series of articles explaining how you can use wide-format digital printing technology to produce exciting and innovative media concepts.

 

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Cepac Partners with HP Digital to Transform Print on Demand

 

Cepac, recently announced as Nestle© Supplier of the Year, has installed a new HP Scitex 17000 Corrugated Press in its Doncaster plant in a move which managing director Rod Ainslie describes as "transformational not only for corrugated graphics but also response times".

 

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FESPA Global Summit 2015 Videos

 

Members of the FESPA UK Association can now access videos of the presentations from the FESPA Global Summit 2015.

 

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Hats off to Swanline!

 

Trade-only packaging supplier and FESPA UK Association member, Swanline Print's renowned expertise and its long-standing relationship with a box manufacturer gave it a head start over competitors when the customer required an innovative shelf-ready solution for Panama hats.

 

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Summit to Spotlight Rise of Digital Print in Corrugated Packaging

 

The exciting shift towards digital print in the corrugated packaging industry will be in the spotlight at a star-studded conference to be staged by FESPA UK Association in October.

 

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Trelleborg's US Squeegee Partnership

 

Our members - Trelleborg - have formed a partnership with Nazdar SourceOne to promote their Unitex Marathon range of squeegees in the United States.

 

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A Belting Service to the Print Industry

 

Hardiflon, who are market leaders in the manufacture of PTFE Conveyor Belts and Presses, have joined FESPA UK Association.

 

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Profit for Purpose Explained

 

A great new video which highlights and explains FESPA's philosophy of investing into the global printing community, has just been released.

 

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Vektor are New Members

 

New Association members, Vektor, provide a hassle-free print, design and digital service from their base in Sussex.

 

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FESPA UK Makes Expert Presentation Videos Available

 

A wealth of information, advice and tips, delivered by expert presenters at two conferences, is to be made available, free of charge by FESPA UK Association.

 

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Banner Box Director joins The Board

 

FESPA UK Association's Board of Directors has been joined by the Sales & Marketing Director of Banner Box, Paul Noble.

 

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Digetex Creative Director Joins our Board

 

Award winning British designer Debbie McKeegan has joined FESPA UK Association's Board of Directors.

 

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Members' Webinar Offered Expert Support

 

A highly informative, and entertaining webinar on Employment and Health & Safety issues has been provided for Association members by the UK's leading provider of business services - Peninsula.

 

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Marketing Help for Association Members

 

What price a marketing email sent to 11,000 print industry companies? For FESPA UK Association members - it's FREE.

 

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VIP Welcome for FESPA Visitors

 

Association Members planning a trip to Amsterdam in March for FESPA Digital are being invited to attend a special reception on the main FESPA stand, between 12.30pm and 2.00pm on Wednesday 9 March.

 

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Members Feel The Benefit With New Free Service

 

The Association has just struck a deal with one of the UK's largest provider of Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety consultancy services, to deliver a vital resource for companies large and small.

 

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HR & H&S Webinar 15th February

 

As part of the FESPA UK Association you are invited to join this exclusive webinar arranged by Peninsula Business Services, during the webinar, our expert speaker Amanda Chadwick will offer you commercial and practical solutions to HR and employee issues that can hinder the smooth running of your organisation.

 

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FESPA UK Members Exhibiting at FESPA Digital

 

There are several FESPA UK Members exhibiting at the upcoming FESPA Digital 2016 Exhibition on 8-11 March 2016.

 

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Rainbowjet to Launch New Products

 

New Association members Rainbowjet Ltd have announced they will launch a series of innovative new products at FESPA 2016.

 

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Exile to Launch New Affordable CtS System

 

Billed as the world's first truly affordable Computer to Screen solution the FREEStyler will be launched at Printing & Promotion Live on 28 February.

 

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Lemon Head Launches Textile Print Service

 

The newest member of the FESPA UK family is a brand new company - digital textile printing service Lemon Head Prints.

 

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Marketing Help for Members

 

A fantastic new benefit for Association members could deliver a big boost to business. Members are now entitled to a dedicated e-shot about their company and products.

 

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VIP Perk at FESPA Digital

 

Association Members planning a trip to FESPA Digital 2016 can attend in style with FREE VIP access to the event.

 

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Free Awards entry for Members

 

The prestigious FESPA Awards will be even more appealing to Association Members with the news that the cost of their entry has been removed.

 

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New Members Join Up

 

Our ranks have been swelled in recent weeks by a number of new Members looking to play a part in the Associations community and take advantage of the many benefits provided.

 

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Top of POPs for Members

 

Two Association members have taken the top two spots in the prestigious PrintWeek Point-of-Purchase Printer of the Year Award. Winning the title was Augustus Martin, with entries including L'Oreal Maybelline Glitter - a display for a new product launch for Christmas.

 

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Tony is new Association President

 

FESPA UK has a new man at the helm, with Managing Director of Dufaylite Developments Ltd, Tony Moscrop, taking over as President of the Association. Tony succeeds Martyn Hicks who held the position for two years. Martyn was thanked for his valued input when the changes were announced at a recent Board Meeting.

 

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Fabric Printing Now - A Great Success!

 

The most important fabric printing event in the UK this year received a unanimous thumbs-up from enthusiastic delegates and exhibitors. Fabric Printing Now, staged by FESPA UK Association was held over two days at the Textile Centre of Excellence, earlier this month and fully lived up to expectations, delivering a packed programme of 17 enlightening presentations, and valuable networking opportunities.

 

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New Association Service - Promotional Eshots

 

FESPA UK Association has introduced a new service for its members. Members now gain a free eshot to the Association's large database of over 11,000 companies.

 

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FESPA Support Makes Fabric Printing Conference Affordable and Essential

 

Next month's Fabric Printing Now conference has been made a "must-attend" event with an affordable price-tag - thanks to a generous FESPA subsidy.

 

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Setting the Scene for Fabric Printing Now

 

Two new video interviews have been recorded to help set the scene for THE fabric printing event of the year. Fabric Printing Now, taking place on 7th and 8th October, is capturing the imagination of fabric printers across the UK, with two days of inspirational presentations for anyone involved in, or who has a need to understand the opportunities presented by, printing and coating onto a wide range of fabrics.

 

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Digital Pioneer Debbie Joins Conference Line-Up

 

The latest addition to an impressive line-up of speakers at Fabric Printing Now is award-winning designer, Debbie McKeegan, co-owner of the Digetex Group. As a digital pioneer and bespoke manufacturer, Debbie's knowledge of all aspects of digital is vast, and her presentation "A Commercial Designer's Journey Through Digital" is certain to catch the attention of delegates looking to enhance their digital expertise.

 

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Premier Textiles Sponsor Fabric Printing Now

 

One of Europe's largest suppliers of fabrics and yarn has stepped forward to join the sponsorship team for Fabric Printing Now. Manchester-based Premier Textiles has confirmed it will be Silver sponsors for the two-day conference organised by FESPA UK Association.

 

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New Association Members

 

Three new members have joined the growing ranks of FESPA UK Association in the last month. A warm welcome is extended to MTEX Technologies Limited, Pyramid Display Materials Limited, and Antoni Macaulay Creations.

 

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Census Bonus for Members

 

Our Members have received another significant bonus, in the shape of the just-published FESPA Print Census. The weighty document, of some 40 pages, is the most comprehensive piece of research ever undertaken among FESPA's global print community and is packed with insights into the forces that are shaping print for the future.

 

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Sponsors Lined Up For Fabric Printing Now

 

Fabric Printing Now has announced that the Platinum sponsor for the two-day event in October will be MTEX Technologies - manufacturers of digital printing machines for textiles. The Portuguese company opened a UK operation, in Leicestershire, last year, and is one of the leading companies in its field.

 

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Fabric Printing Conference Announced

 

A superb opportunity for anyone involved in fabric printing will be presented by Fabric Printing Now on 7th and 8th October. Following the great success of last year's Screen Printing Now conference, FESPA UK Association will provide a similar opportunity for those involved in the world of fabric printing.

 

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Palace date for Contra Vision

 

This UK Association Member, is one of only 24 companies in the UK to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation, the only one from the advertising, graphics, architectural, sign or printing industries.

 

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Flying the Association flag at FESPA 2015

 

UK Association Members landed two silvers and a bronze in the prestigious 2015 FESPA Awards, and other UK companies were also among the prizes in Cologne.

 

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Flying the Association flag at FESPA 2015

 

FESPA UK Association will be well represented when FESPA 2015 gets underway in Cologne on 18 May, with 13 of our members exhibiting at what is the largest and most extensive international wide format print exhibition for screen, digital and textile print technology.

 

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VIP Treatment for Members at FESPA

 

FESPA UK Association members attending FESPA 2015 in Cologne between 18th and 22nd of May, can expect some VIP treatment, if they register with the Association before the event.

 

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Premier Confirm US Distribution Partnership

 

Premier textiles UK Ltd have announced an exciting, exclusive distribution deal in the United States with Expand Systems. Manchester-based Premier Textiles is a leading supplier of new and innovative digital-ready fabrics into the global marketplace.

 

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Worldwide Audience for Screen Printing Articles

 

A new series of articles on screen printing, written by FESPA UK Association's Peter Kiddell, has been launched by FESPA, and will be delivered to a worldwide audience. The first article - The Future of Screen Printing - is now on the fespa.com website.

 

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Festival Date for Innovative Novalia

 

Innovative Association Members, Novalia, have been invited to deliver an exciting presentation at one of the world's biggest music, film and interactive festivals - South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Novalia's Kate Stone will be in the spotlight for "Making Music Physical Again" delivering a live demonstration of current projects and sharing news.

 

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Adelco Launch New Duplex Mass Production Textile Dryer

 

Adelco launched their new Duplex mass production Textile dryer at the ISS Show in Long Beach, California, in January. The Duplex dryer was shown curing textile products throughout the show and received rave reviews, and a number of new orders.

 

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Flagging Up a Skilled Process

 

If you have ever wondered how those massive fabric flags are made, one of our Members will guide you through the process. BannerBox are a leading print services provider in outdoor advertising, promotional graphics, and printed banners, and their sister company, Flagmakers, has just produced a wonderful set of "How To" videos.

 

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Swanline MD Joins Our Board

 

FESPA UK Association's Board has been further strengthened with the addition of Swanline Print's Managing Director, Nick Kirby. Swanline is a leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and Point-of-Sale displays. Customers include sheet plants, Point-of-Sale companies, distributors, litho printers, agencies and carton manufacturers.

 

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Kevin Takes Up H&S and Environmental Advisory Role

 

FESPA UK Association has been joined by a new expert to help members negotiate the increasingly complex areas of Health and Safety and Environmental compliance. Long-time H&S and Environmental Bulletin compiler, Paul Machin, has retired, and been replaced by Kevin Bray of K J Bray & Associates.

 

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Eighty Years Ago - Our Association is Born

 

This year has seen the 80th anniversary of the formation of the forerunner of FESPA UK Association - The Silk Screen Printers and Display Producers Association - and we thought it would be interesting to take a trip back in time to see what our predecessors got up to in those early days.

 

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Sakurai's David Ryan to Join FESPA UK Association Board

 

FESPA UK Association has appointed Sakurai's UK Manager, David Ryan to its Board. Commenting on the appointment, FESPA UK Association's Peter Kiddell, said: "David was heavily involved in the planning and delivery of our highly successful Screen Printing Now event, and in this role demonstrated his passion for the process and his enthusiasm for communicating."

 

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Showcasing Contra Vision Excellence

 

Association members, Contra Vision, used SGIA Expo in Las Vegas to announce the winners of its 4th Contra Vision International Wrap Artists Competition. A range of spectacular projects were showcased in the competition, including "Best Innovative Use" - a category won by AAA Signs, UK, who used Contra Vision BACKLITE.

 

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Swanline Secure Top Industry Award

 

FESPA UK Association members, Swanline - the leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale displays - have been crowned SME of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards.

 

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Natgraph's Biggest Yet

 

The long and the tall of it The longest and the tallest driers, ever manufactured by FESPA UK Association members Natgraph, have been standing side by side in their Nottingham factory in recent weeks. The longest dryer stretched out 37m, and was a second repeat order for a Michigan-based automotive company.

 

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FESPA Digital 2014 Statistics

 

Incredible figures from FESPA Digital 2014 show in Munich, Germany, have now been added to with this infographic, making key points to exhibitors and visitors alike as to why FESPA is an essential part of your business - for research, networking, promotion and buying.

 

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Simpson Group Launches shop4pop.com

 

North East Point of Sale specialist, and FESPA UK Association members, Simpson Group has ventured into web-to-print, aiming their shop4pop.com website at smaller UK retailers who will benefit from professionally designed and printed POP on a budget.

 

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Image Reports talks to Peter Kiddell

 

Image Reports Magazine talks with Peter Kiddell, as the vice chairman of the GPMA, about the GPMA's aims and key focus.

 

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Contra Vision Lands Queens Award

 

Big congratulations to our members - Contra Vision Ltd who have been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The Stockport-based company whose Chairman, Roland Hill, developed see-through graphics in the UK and internationally, has been a long-time member of FESPA UK Association, and now joins a select group of businesses.

 

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Screen Printing Now - Conference Details Announced

 

FESPA UK has announced it will stage "Screen Printing Now" - a conference including presentations, networking and demonstrations - over three days in the Autumn, hosted by FESPA UK Association and Sakurai Graphic Systems Limited at their show room in Hounslow.

 

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Hands on Help for Textile Printers

 

The benefits to small businesses of joining FESPA UK Association were quickly apparent to one of the newest members - Sarah Waterhouse - who produce hand printed sustainable fabrics. The Sheffield-based company initially signed up to the Association to simply be part of an organisation with the best interests of printers at its heart.

 

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FESPA UK Think Tank Tackles Critical Issues

 

Procurement and Print Management issues dominated a lively debate when some of the large format digital and screen print industry's most influential individuals gathered at The Ritz in London for the latest FESPA UK Association Think Tank event on 29th January.

 

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