Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced the return of the Wrap Like A King Challenge. This year’s vehicle wrap competition will run from September 1st to October 31, 2021. A new special concept called ‘Local Edition’ has been launched for the first time, with awards for 12 Regional Wrap Kings and three Continent Wrap Kings.

During the still ongoing pandemic, values have shifted. Humanity comes first, of course. But for printing it also means that issues such as sustainability play a major role. The latter, coupled with new applications, most of which have emerged from changing consumer behaviour, are leading to an acceleration of development. By Sabine Slaughter

By Rachele Bompan, CEO at Bompan
As businesses weather this uncertain time, many look to expand their offering. Acrylic printing is one sector that should be on every large format printers’ list when considering new opportunities for increasing revenue. As a sector, it has been bucking the trend and has experienced a boom over the past year, with some printers who offer this application seeing an unprecedented influx of orders. Commonly used for photographic prints and signage, the pandemic has influenced a drastic shift towards creating acrylic splashback panels too.

Thimm is a double award-winner at this year’s POPAI D-A-CH Award in the “Beauty and Fragrances” category. With its sustainable “Green Christmas” floor display for Weleda and e-commerce packaging for online retailer Salwa Petersen, Thimm positioned itself successfully against the competition. The winners were announced in a virtual gala on the evening of 19 May.

Xeikon announces an eco-friendly, cost-effective digital answer to today’s wallpaper production challenges. As a key part of Xeikon’s Wall Deco Suite and with Xeikon’s bespoke and environmentally friendly dry toner technology with extended colour gamut, the new Xeikon CX50 is introduced. The Xeikon Wall Deco Suite is an all-in-one streamlined solution including inline finishing – all developed to cost effectively produce creative wall decorations including custom illustrations and photomurals in short runs. Meeting today’s consumer demand for individualised home interiors, the Xeikon CX50 digital press offers unlimited creative freedom across a wide range of substrates where every printed product can be unique.

Devan, leader in sustainable and functional textile finishes, has been working together with Jeanologia, a global leader in sustainable and efficient finishing technologies for textiles, to reduce further water consumption during the application of Devan’s awarded BI-OME® antimicrobial and R-Vital® skincare range.

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