Printing technology company to feature in government exhibition

May 7, 2012 by  

A printing technology firm from Cambridge has been announced as one of fifty companies that are set to be featured as part of an exhibition run by the government to showcase manufacturing in the UK.

The exhibition, called ‘Make it Great in Britain’, features a number of innovative new technologies and products that have been developed by UK manufacturers. Xaar, a technology company that develops new ideas for printheads that are used in inkjet printing, are located at Cambridge Science Park. Inkjet printing is used by organisations across the UK to carry out day-to-day printing tasks such as poster, flyer or stationery printing. Cambridge-based Xaar fought off competition from hundreds of rivals to win a place in the exhibition.

The Minister for Business, Mark Prisk, commented on the manufacturing exhibition, saying:

“Manufacturing accounts for 8% of total UK employment and well over half of export goods, yet current perceptions of the industry are out of date and do not reflect that reality. We have selected a really exciting mix of exhibits, and I hope that as many people as possible visit the exhibition and see all of the great examples of British design and manufacturing – it will be spectacular.”

The exhibition will be held from 24th July to 9th September at the Science Museum. This exhibition will run at the same time as the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be just after the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations, at a time when the nation is celebrating all things British.