INDUSTRY NEWS 24 images AUGUST 2021 Read our recent digital issues online: Papergraphics is proud to announce that it’s the UK distributor for the exceptional B-FLEX , HTV range for garment decoration; for more info about availability, please call 0845 1300 772 | GS UK announces dates for Promotion & Branding Shows Dates have been announced for GS UK’s 2021 Promotion & Branding Show that will be touring the UK in September and October. Starting in Peterborough on 14 September, the Promotion & Branding Show will then visit Bristol (16 September), Newcastle upon Tyne (28 September), Greater Manchester (30 September) and Glasgow (14 October). Visitors will have a unique opportunity to view a variety of embroidery, printing and transfer machines as well as the chance to meet major apparel and accessories suppliers. For the first time, the shows will feature outdoor clothing brand Regatta alongside previous exhibitors Beechfield Brands, BTC Activewear, AWDis, Pro RTX, Henbury, Innotex Textile Transfers, Dye Sub Supplies, United Brands of Scandinavia, Helly Hansen, Neutral, Mirical Emblems and the host itself, GS UK. New ‘right to repair’ rules for electrical products Manufacturers are now legally required to make spare parts available for anyone buying electrical products in the UK. The new Right to Repair law came into effect on July 1, 2021, forcing manufacturers to provide spare parts for “simple and safe” repairs. Chiefly aimed at appliances such as washing machines, it covers all electrical products such as heat presses, with the exception of phones, tablets and laptops. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change, said: “The tougher standards will ensure more of our electrical goods can be fixed rather than have to be thrown away when they stop working, putting more money back in the pockets of consumers.” Coloreel releases new version of embroidery colourisation software Coloreel has released a new version of its free Coloreel Studio colourisation software for embroidery. It adds new functions such as soft proofing and the ability to preserve the last colour spectrum selected, as well as support for multiple selection of sections for 'swatches' – design features such as gradients applied to sections of the design. It is available to download at Coloreel also announced in July that it had raised nearly £6 million by issuing new shares to support its expansion and move into new areas of textile decoration. It carried out a private placement of shares to both existing and new shareholders, valued at 70 million Swedish kroner. This followed February’s investment of £8.6 million (100 million kroner) from private equity outfit Robur Ny Teknik. In addition, the Swedish group said it had appointed Sven Öquist as its new vice president for sales. Coloreel’s CEO, Mattias Nordin, said: “Sven Öquist is perfect for the role of vice president sales with his previous experience of driving up sales volumes and developing sales organisations both in Sweden and internationally.” update A new version of Coloreel Studio is now available Ripples Custom Designs and Prints This vibrant logo was embroidered on workwear by Ripples Prints in Kintore for local professional ironing service, Pressed For Time.