The inaugural FESPA Directors Summit took place in Geneva, 22nd 23rd March 2007, bringing together 70 leaders from Europes print service provider community and 25 top executives from equipment manufacturers, such as Jan Vangeel of Agfa, Chet Pribonic of EFI, Francois Martin of HP, Arthur Vanhoutte of Mutoh, and Elie Keersmaekers of Roland. With the creation of the summit, FESPAs aim is to establish a forum which encourages the sharing of knowledge and the initiation of stimulating discussion, to benefit the wide-format imaging industries in the long term.
At the Global Ink Jet Printing Conference in Prague, Kia Silverbrook, CEO of Silverbrook Research in Sydney claimed that his new Memjet colour printing technology was the first to combine high speed and quality colour at a price/performance level unheard of until now.
EFI and Kornit Digital, Ltd. have announced a joint partnership to address the growing demands of the printed textile industry as it migrates from analog to digital technologies. As part of the agreement, EFI has made a strategic investment of $3.5 million in Kornit, which develops and sells high-end industrial digital inkjet printers and inks for the textile industry, primarily for the finished garment and apparel printing markets.
Patients and visitors at the new eye unit at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK are able to find their way around easily and safely, thanks to the innovative floor graphics system from MacDermid Autotype. The FootPrint system is able to guide even those with seriously impaired vision to the correct department, overcoming the signposting difficulties common in large hospitals.
Positive Camtec has seen tremendous growth over the past 5 years. To keep up with supplying the very best customer service and technical support in the industry, we are pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new staff members to our team, which has grown to over 15 members.
World class business tools for the digital print market are now available to the region courtesy of strategic agreement reached between PODi (Print on Demand Initiative), based in the USA and the Graphic Arts Services Association of Australia.
Ulrich Kolnik of JUST Normlicht, Germany, will be on DES's Printex stand 2008 to present their latest colour accurate viewing solutions, including the JUST Colour Communicator 2. DES will also be exhibiting the JUST products at the Photoimaging show.
It was only in November 2006 that Positive Camtec installed a new Roland Dye Sublimation system at Image Mart (in Sydneys outer west). One month later Image Mart Principal Shane Baldwin placed his order for a new TeckSmartUV Curable Printer from Teckwin and Positive Camtec.