Defying other very positive stats relating to the wide format sector of the printing industry, the commercial (offset) printing industry continues to be in recession according to the December 2007 quarter national accounts figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Higher state taxes and workers compensation charges are reducing the competitiveness of the South Australian printing industry.
On 27 February 2008 Roland supplier, Celmac held an Open Day and BBQ at its Brunswick office in Melbourne, inviting attendees to learn more about the company, meet key Roland and Celmac staff and experience demonstrations, education and support on the various Roland machines on show.
James Gandy, CEO and Chairman, is pleased to announce that Terry Vandewarker has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Gandinnovations. Terry brings to Gandy more than 20 years senior operational and financial experience.
FESPA has announced the appointment of Adhiwatra Chanapokakul as FESPA’s Asia-Pacific Ambassador, with responsibility for communicating regularly with FESPA’s national associations and members in Asia-Pacific, strengthening existing relationships and forging new ones within the print community.
EskoArtwork will demonstrate its expanded offering of applications for signs and displays at Fespa Digital 2008, Stand K70, from April 1-3 in Geneva. In particular, Fespa Digital 2008 marks the launch of SignUp, a new integrated nesting application for sign and display, as well as the European introduction of new, wider Kongsberg i-XE32 and i-XE54 tables.
UPM, a large international paper company has developed WISA-Image, a recyclable product with a non reflective white coating for its suitability as a substrate for outdoor applications.
Knox Print Media has announced that Cactus Imaging has joined the Knox Print Media group.
For the first time, Ipex 2010 will be located in the entirety of the new halls on the UK’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) which are linked via the Atrium concourse and one main entrance.
Hewlett Packard Co. has opened an additional assembly plant for the HP Scitex wide-format printers in the Caesarea industrial zone, near Tel Aviv at an investment of +/-A$50 million. The factory has created employment for about 100 people.