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Summit Hits the Heights
Digital Printing For Corrugated Packaging Summit fully lived up to expectations when it was staged at the impressive Williams Conference Centre in Oxfordshire on 5 October. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

‘Science behind printing’ Article
Our own Peter Kiddell is playing a prominent role in the latest issue of the ever-informative Specialist Printing Worldwide magazine. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

Pantone Colour Matching on extra-colour inkjets
Pantone has published guides to show colour matching using extended gamut inksets. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

Cepac Partners with HP Digital to Transform Print on Demand
Cepac, recently announced as Nestlé 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”. - More Info

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

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

Digetex Creative Director Joins our Board
Award winning British designer Debbie McKeegan has joined FESPA UK Association’s Board of Directors. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

Rainbowjet to Launch New Products
New Association members Rainbowjet Ltd have announced they will launch a series of innovative new products at FESPA 2016. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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™. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

IR 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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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. - More Info

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