Mulford Plastics have appointed Lydia Swan to the position of Marketing Manager. She will be based at their Sydney headquarters.
Graphtec introduced the first in the JS500 solvent printer series at SGIA, the SignJet Pro JS501-18ES.
Solza Sarakinov takes over as Marketing Coordinator at Spandex.
Agfa Graphics has announced the commencement of Frederik Dehing as President for Agfa Graphic’s Oceania Regional Operation.
Frederick, who until recently headed up Agfa’s Finance & Administration team of over 500 worldwide, was also a key member of Agfa Graphics Executive Committee (ExCo) responsible for the high level operation of the company.
Optimus Management Information Systems Pty, a subsidiary of one of the world's leading MIS suppliers, has consolidated its position within the Australian graphic arts market with the announcement of major new software releases and new premises in South Melbourne. The company will hold an open house on the 29th and 30th of November to officially launch its Australian headquarters and a range of new MIS modules, including the new Optimus version QS.
After considerable evaluation, a new support team and support model have been introduced to Signwave, the sign and graphics franchisor in Australia. Andrew McKay has been named General Manager, Brendan Jamieson is the Franchise Business Consultant and Helen Spencer will take on the role of Franchise Development Manager. In addition, Signwave corporate headquarters have relocated from Sydney to Melbourne.
A young press operator from Queensland who won the Printing Industries / LIA Future Leaders Award will be rewarded with a place in the supa drupa industry tour in May.
Printing Industries Association of Australia has welcomed the removal of the controversial 'Print to Kinko's' button from Adobe Acrobat products.
Uniscreen have announced the availability of M&R's mew Heatwave R Series gas textile dryers. They say that by bridging the gap between M&R’s infrareds and the Sprint line of high-performance gas dryers, HeatWave meets the needs of shops torn between larger, more expensive gas dryers and the cost of bringing in the added electrical capacity necessary to run an electric dryer.
Agfa Graphics' first :Anapurna M inkjet printer was recently installed at Melbourne-based printer Square One Images.
Brisbane based large format digital printers Clegg Media have acquired SS Signs & Graphics, specialists in the vehicle wrapping and sign installation business.
Gandinnovations has announced that it has partnered with CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) to provide exclusive leasing programs to its customers globally. The program will provide Gandinnovations customers with immediate access to equipment financing through CIT, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions.
The new JV5 version also comes with a bump up in maximum speed, to 24 sqm/h (JV5-160A) in standard high quality mode.
HumanEyes 3D technology has been receiving a lot of positive press of late, in both the offset and wide format inkjet sectors. CJ King, the Perth based wholesale printer is the latest printer to add lenticular printing to its product line by installing HumanEyes Litho 3D software to drive their Heidelberg UV press. The investment sees CJ King now become one of the leading users of HumanEyes Lenticular technology in the region.
Spandex has announced the availability of Mutoh’s new high-performance, variable drop, solvent Blizzard series of printers.
HP today announced the creation of a collaborative on-line forum where print service providers (PSPs) in the sign and display markets from Europe, the Middle East and Africa can meet with HP experts and each other to share knowledge and best practice.
PaperlinX Merchanting continues its foray into new and emerging print markets with its acquisition of iMedia Imaging Supplies, one of Australia’s leading suppliers to the large format digital printing industry.
“Local Sales, Local Service and Local Support” is the philosophy behind three of the sign industry’s most experienced suppliers. Project Engraving and Digital, (Sydney and Perth), iMedia Imaging Supplies (Melbourne), and Sign Essentials (Brisbane) have joined forces to provide the local touch right across the country!
Amongst the many other product launches from Sun Chemical at SGIA '07, the company announced the new Streamline S-Tech, SCP and SCP Plus, digital bulk ink feed systems for wide format Mimaki JV3 solvent ink printers, Seiko Color Painter 64/100 printers, HP 9000/1000 printers, and the Océ 6060/6100 printers.