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There’s been heightened interest in the effectiveness of the printed word. It started with direct mail associations finding higher response rates to print than to electronic equivalents. Printed book sales in developed markets are outpacing e-book sales. And even the newspaper industry is still seeing 6 percent of revenues coming from print.

FESPA has launched its visitor campaign for the its 218 Global Print Expo, which will take place over four days from 15 to 18 May in Berlin, Germany. The campaign strapline, 'Where Print Takes Off', signifies FESPA's role as the international platform for new technology, ideas and applications across the digital wide format, screen printing and textile printing markets.

Canon South Africa has sponsored four Canon EOS 13D cameras to the Wild Shots Outreach Programme. This programme is dedicated to teaching the art of wildlife photography to underprivileged children living on the edge of the Kruger National Park.

The flexo and offset printing press producer has broadened and elevated its international marketing communication activities with the appointment of Marjolein Ekkelboom as its global marketing manager.

Members of the printing fraternity can start this year as officially registered printing professionals in much the same way as doctors, lawyers or accountants.

The introduction of the Massivit 18 3D printing solution in 216 heralded a new dawn for the large format sign and display sectors by delivering a genuinely viable 3D printing solution for visual communications applications.

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