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PacPrint Forums: Funding Your Future

We’re constantly told that to succeed in a constantly changing market, businesses need to innovate – but how do you fund your future development? The PacPrint Forum Series tackles this important issue with sessions on Friday 26 May on competitive tenders, grants and other funding options.

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Paper-pulp based board vs rigid fluted plastics for outdoor signage

The outdoor commodity rigid sign market has long been dominated by trusty fluted plastics – a carry-over from screen printing days to flatbed UV digital production. Now there is an alternative for short-term outdoor signage, that offers several environmental and production advantages over fluted plastic sheets.

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Arlon announce the global launch of SLX Cast Wrap with FLITE technology and Series 3270 overlaminate

Arlon has announced the global commercial launch of two new innovative products and a new technology for vehicle and fleet applications. SLX Cast Wrap is a premium gloss white repositionable cast film with FLITE Technology.

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Learn all about spectrophotometers at PacPrint

Techkon’s managing director, Albin Baranauskas, will be presenting a free workshop at May’s PacPrint exhibition in Melbourne. Local distributor Colour Graphic Services will welcome Branauskas on his first visit to Australia and is proud that he will be presenting in the Workshop area of the show. It covers colour measurement for printing, packaging, photography, wideformat and digital reproduction.

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Drytac has has announced SpotOn SynPaper for HP PageWide XL printers.

Drytac has has announced SpotOn SynPaper for HP PageWide XL printers. The new introduction is a 120μ(4.8 mil) white matte polypropylene film, coated on one side with a dot pattern printed pressure-sensitive polyacrylate adhesive.

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OMA refers to TRADIGITAL when referring to the future?

The Out of Home (OOH) industry has posted an increase of 5.7% on net media revenue year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, posting $186.7 million, up from $176.7 million* for the first quarter in 2016. This ongoing growth follows the all-time high revenue growth at the end of 2016 of 15.8%.

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The UK based Kernow Coatings will have some new products on show at FESPA

New products on display include KernowJet FloorSharK, an easy-to-apply and remove floor graphic film, designed for hard floors and carpet tiles. Using Kernow’s ‘sharkskin’ coating technology, the resultant floor graphics are tough, vibrant and R10-certificated. KernowJet FloorSharK does not need to be laminated, improving production workflow and offering a far wider colour gamut than traditional laminated floor graphics.

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Elitron to be shown at FESPA 2017 and Pacprint

Italian manufacturer Elitron will be appearing at both shows. At FESPA they have the slogan “Dare to Print Different.” At Pacprint, Elitron will be showcased by the local distributor, Spicers and will feature the popular SDC automatic cutting and routing solution.

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Spandex to publish an updated 2017 Essentials Product Guide

In June, Spandex will introduce their updated 2017 Essentials Product Guide to the digital, signage and display market. The new guide, they say,  will have the very latest new products from all leading brand manufacturers, as well as helpful information to help you grow your business and save you time and money.

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Cutting time and waste, Esko say they have the answer

In today’s highly competitive environment, wide format printers should be looking beyond their production equipment to find an automated end-to-end workflow that ensures faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability. If they recognise that waste is created everywhere; via complex manual steps, equipment idle time, incorrect material handling or lack of workflow control and if they seek to eliminate idle time—in design creation, pre-press, on press and on the finishing table, they should visit Esko at FESPA 2017.

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Starleaton at FESPA 2017

Starleaton’s CEO Ben Eaton and Product Manager John Buitenkamp will have a busy May as they fly to Europe for the FESPA Hamburg trade fair and will be straight into PacPrint preparations when they return.

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Partnership signals new era in paper, packaging and print media distribution

Leading Australasian paper, packaging and print media distributors, BJ Ball and K.W. Doggett Fine Paper have announced the two businesses will combine. This new entity will become the largest, most diversified paper, packaging and print media distribution business across both Australia and New Zealand.The transaction remains subject to conditions, including ACCC approval.

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Esko reports compliance with Ghent PDF Output Suite Version 5.0

Esko has announced confirmation of the compatibility of the Esko Software Platform with new Ghent Workgroup PDF Output Suite version 5.0 . All 48 test patches in the output suite were processed perfectly using Esko Software Platform applications and workflows.

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Nazdar to launch new inks at FESPA

US-based ink manufacturer Nazdar will be presenting two new series of digital solvent inks to avoid raw materials facing a clampdown by recent regulations.

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Dover acquires Caldera Graphics

Downers Grove (Dover) announced today that it has acquired French RIP company Caldera Graphics for total consideration of approximately EUR 35 million, including an amount related to achieving certain performance metrics. 

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