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Agfa Graphics unveils new upgrades to Arziro, dedicated end-to-end security printing ecosystem

Agfa Graphics has released new versions of two elements within its Arziro ecosystem for the general security printing market. Arziro Design 3.0 drives comprehensive and flexible security printing, offering new security design features and integration with Arziro Authenticate 2.0 – the updated version of Agfa Graphics’ ultra-safe, encrypted distribution platform.

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PacPrint 2017 a Success - a report from the organisers

PacPrint 2017, incorporating Visual Impact Melbourne, has confirmed itself as the region’s leading B2B market place for print, sign and display, with business transacted on the exhibition floor looking certain to top AUD $20 million and initial feedback from both exhibitors and visitors overwhelmingly positive.

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Avery Dennison expands manufacturing capabilities with coating line in Malaysia

Avery Dennison Corporation has commissioned a high speed hot melt adhesive coating line at its manufacturing facility in Bangi, Malaysia. This latest investment is primarily designed to serve the company’s customers’ in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand regions.

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PacPrint 2017 Video Review of exhibitor presentations

Wide Format Online attempts to bring exhibitor presentations to all those industry people that were unable to make it to the exhibition. The videos could also be of value to those that did attend but want a rerun of the presentations possibly to confirm a purchasing decision.

We now have approval on several of the video presentations that we shot at PacPrint 2017, they are listed below and more will be added as the approvals come in.

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Epson launches SureColor P5070 Photographic 17" 10-Colour Inkjet Printer

Epson has launched its new 17-inch Epson® SureColor® P5070 which, by incorporating the latest imaging technologies, resets the standard for the desktop photography, fine art, graphic design, and proofing markets.

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Mimaki's new JFX200-2531 was perhaps the star of the Mimaki booth at PacPrint

The new JFX200-2531 was on show at PacPrint 2017 and was eagerly demonstrated by Mimaki staff. The smaller JFX200-2513 flatbed printer has sold well in Australia according to Brad Creighton, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Mimaki Australia and he expects many of those customers may wish to upgrade to the newer, bigger model.

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PacPrint 2017 - Day 3 - an overview from the organisers

Day 3 of PacPrint was one on which the positive trends of the past two days continued, with another busy day of discussions and negotiations on the exhibition stands, and challenging in-depth presentations and information sessions at the Forum and Workshop theatres.

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A major helping hand for The Cancer Council from HP

In what must be one of the biggest charity partnership announcements in the country, it was announced at PacPrint 2017 that HP will be printing Daffodil Day collateral for one of the country's most iconic charities, Cancer Council Australia, live on-site across the four days of the show and their partnership does not stop there.

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All in Print China 2018 - Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing

On October 24-28, 2018, the 7th All in Print China will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. There will be 8 thematic pavilions in line with the popular topics, including pavilions for digital pre-press, comprehensive printing, post press converting, packaging equipment, ink & innovative materials, label industry, flexo printing technology and innovation factory. The area of AIP 2018 will reach 110,000m2, and it is expected to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors to attend the event.

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Canon announces the sale of the 6,000"‘ Océ Arizona flatbed printer

Canon has announced at PacPrint 2017 the shipment and sale of the 6,000“ printer in the industry-leading Océ Arizona Series of flatbed printers. The 6,000"‘ printer is an Océ Arizona 2280 XT, the latest model in a range of products that has seen eight major platform introductions over the last ten years, in several different form factors, and in more than 120 configurations.

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Kernow launches high-gloss metallic solutions at FESPA

KernowJet MetaliK Cut&Print and MetaliK Inkjet, the latest innovations from Kernow were launched at FESPA Hamburg. Shrinking lettering on a hot, south facing window and the risk of ugly exposed adhesive edges is now consigned to history, say Kernow.

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PacPrint 2017 – Day 2 - an overview from the organisers

As a beautiful Melbourne morning dawned, Day 2 of PacPrint 2017 kicked off with a lively discussion for the industry’s women at Women in Print, before doors opened to a busy and productive day on the exhibition floor.

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2017 World Wrap Masters champion crowned at FESPA 2017

Jonas Sjöström from Sweden has been announced the winner of FESPA's World Wrap Masters Series at FESPA 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.

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HP reaches 40,000 Latex users since its launch

In a press conference on the opening day of PacPrint, HP made several announcements, including:

a) The company had approached the Cancer Council and was now a major contributor to this very worthy cause and will continue to help the council where they can with both financial aid as well as covering all their printing requirements. b) 40,000 Latex printers had been sold since Latex's inception. c) A new HP Latex 315 Print & Cut had been launched. d) As previously published, HP had also launched their Latex 3200 and Latex 3600 printers. The 3200 was on display at PacPrint.

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New EFI printers and Fiery Front Ends were on show at PacPrint

At PacPrint 2017, EFI and several of its key partners showed the latest EFI products for the first time in Australia. The show featured new wide-format and soft signage printers wich they say offers exceptional returns on investment.

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Avery Dennison launches 18 new Supreme Wrapping Films at FESPA 2017

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced a major expansion of its Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio, with 18 new colours. Additions include eight colours in a satin metallic finish, new single colours in gloss metallic, diamond and matt, and a new gloss finish option for the existing ColorFlow Series.

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PacPrint 2017 – Day 1 - an overview from the organisers

With a few words of welcome from PacPrint Chair Adrian Fleming, and a positive message of support for the industry – and manufacturing more widely – from Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change – PacPrint 2017 and Visual Impact Melbourne were officially opened.

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ACCC give the green light on game-changing paper industry merger

K.W.Doggett Fine Paper and BJ Ball has announced the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has indicated they will not stand in the way of the merger. Planning is now in progress and a completion date set for 3 July 2017.

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Mimaki show off new 3D printer

At the last Visual Impact Sydney 2016, Brad Creighton, Mimaki's National Sales and Marketing Manager, amazed visitors with some samples of Mimaki's 3D printing capabilities. He produced samples of multi coloured models that were produced in one pass by the new machine - see video of Brad showing off the samples.

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PacPrint now underway

If you are reading this via our Wednesday newsletter, the show will be a quarter way through its four day duration.

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Direct to print aluminum photo panels

If you are printing directly to aluminium panels using dye sub, Starleaton have an interesting alternative for you. They will have on show at PacPrint their new Allure Photo Panels by Breathing Color.

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