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Improving colour across suppliers
By Shoshana Burgett, Director of Corporate Strategy for X-Rite Pantone.

Colour is an integral part of every product we see and touch, and it elicits an emotional response. So, when a product fails to meet the intended colour on the shelf or in the showroom, consumers may step away from it.

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Considering selling your business ? Are you confident you will get a good price?
By Michael O'Connell, AS Fisher & Co

2016 was certainly a busy year for all the print and graphic market magazines and journals. Hardly a week went past without the news of a significant sale, merger and or, the failure within the relevant industry segments of some quite well-known names. 

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Takeover mania comes to a company near you!
By James Cryer of JDA Recruitment

Industry consolidation is inevitable. Or is it? Is it important? Is it good for the overall industry? These, and other questions are addressed by industry observer, James Cryer, as he teases out some of the issues surrounding the current spate of takeovers and mergers going on within the offset AND signage sectors.

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Durst CEO interview in Image Reports magazine

As Durst celebrates its 80th year, Lesley Simpson of Image Reports magazine (UK) asked CEO Christoph Gamper about the company’s future direction and its commitment to large-format inkjet.

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Love is in the air!! – a new mood of cooperation now exists among various associations within the broad ‘’print industry church’’.
By James Cryer of JDA Recruitment

Further to our story in April regarding the appointment of Andrew Macaulay as the new CEO of the Printing Industries Association of Australia, James Cryer (whose family has been involved with the PIAA since 1903), has cast some new light on the turmoil that existed before Mr Macaulay’s appointment…..

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Partnerships key to survival in digital age

Steve Strang National Account Director Fuji Xerox Document Management Solutions was the recipient of the 2015 Visual Connections Industry Overseas Research Grant valued at $15,000. 

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A laminator - every shop should have one!

Lamination is the process of bonding clear film onto printed substrates to add strength and rigidity for durability and protection against scratching or UV and other damage.

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Is the Textile Digital Printing Revolution Just Around the Corner? (A White Paper from Bordeaux Digital Inks)(Part 2)

Any veteran printer can spurt out the advantages of digital printing over traditional printing and can discuss with passion the unsurpassable quality and color variety, the absence of plates and the ability to print short runs easily without any preparation. Then how come the adoption of digital printing technology is still slow in many industries?

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A White Paper from Bordeaux Digital Inks on Closing the gap between digital technology and textile market needs (Part 1)

The textile industry is one of the world’s largest industries and it has come a long way. The textile printing industry represents 30 billion square meters of material volume on an annual basis worldwide.

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Versatility, Investment & Differentiation: How signmakers and wide-format printers can prepare for the future
by Jurgen Verhulst, EMEA Marketing Manager, SAi and Dean Derhak, Senior Product Director, SAi.
While the gradual return of more favorable market conditions and improved business confidence is a welcome relief from the post-2008 years, the challenge for signmakers and wide-format printers now is to maintain the disciplines, customer focus and progressive initiatives that enabled their survival.

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Global Signs take up special offer from Canon

Sydney-based Global Signs moved into the ‘fast lane’ after investing in an Océ Arizona UV flatbed under a special offer from Canon – and now Canon has announced another suite of special deals for businesses who are keen to kick start their success with market-leading Océ Arizona print technology.

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GCC, a long serving and under rated player in the plotter/cutter market
GCC’s distribution and support in our region is in the main by Signtechnologies, a company whose systems technology specialists have been serving the industry since 1992, providing service and support for the sign, engraving and graphics, engineering and mining, educational institutions and government departments throughout Australia both directly and through its nationally endorsed dealer channel.

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