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GBC adds new range of Studiojet media

GBC Australia have introduced a new range of films for the indoor and outdoor digital signage market. The Studiojet range includes: The Studiojet Solvent 1000, 2000 and 3000 films.

Solara UV2 gets an upgrade

New machines will be shipped with the upgrade, whilst existing users can download the new capabilities free of charge.
Gerber Scientific Products has introduced a new upgrade for its SOLARA UV2 hybrid inkjet printer. Gerber say that this upgrade builds on the solid platform of the GSP's successful inkjet technology. The SOLARA UV2’s hybrid design allows it to quickly switch from a roll-to-roll to a flatbed printer. It can print on a variety of materials up to 60” (152cm) wide including rigid materials up to ½” (13mm) thick.

The Prize Book of MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006 is now available

The Prize Book of MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006 is now available. It presents the winning entries for each of the regions covered in the event. The Prize Book is published to give visual communication professionals a great many ideas to promote their messages using self adhesive vinyls. Mobile advertising, sheet marketing, window graphics, POS materials and many other applications contributing to brand activation are presented in the Prize Book.

Roland DG and Stone Brothers Racing have agreed on a new 2 year sponsorship deal.

The deal which includes the 2007 and 2008 season will see Roland DG support Stone Brother Racing (SBR) team through sponsorship and supply of equipment along with technical support for SBR’s signage needs using Roland DG’s state of the art vinyl cutting and digital print technologies featuring the new Pro III XC-540 Print/Cut machine.

GAMAA announces scholarship recipients for 2007

Now in its fifth year, the GAMAA Leadership Programme welcomes four new scholars to the scholarship intake for 2007; David Constable - Fresh Design, Nathan Kable - Rawson Graphics, Stephen McRobert - NSW Department of Lands and Jacob Galea - BP Australia.

Call for entries to the FESPA 2007 awards

Entry to the FESPA 2007 Premier Awards Competition, which recognises excellence in screen printing and wide-format digital imaging, is now open. All printers who are members of national screen printing associations affiliated to FESPA (the SGIAA) or are FESPA Individual Members can enter, with some industrial categories also being open to non-members.

Agfa launch high speed inkjet colour at 900dpi

Agfa Graphics have announced the :Dotrix TransColor, an inkjet colour printer that adds high-quality colour to high-speed printing. A powerful IPDS (Intelligent Printer Data Stream) controller combines with single-pass printing engines, high-resolution inkjet technology (900dpi), 650mm width and UV curable inks and print both side simultaneously. Not for the traditional wide format market, just yet.

Adobe to release PDF specs

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced that it intends to release the full Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association, for the purpose of publication by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

Autobond Builds Largest And Fastest Ever Laminator

The largest laminator ever constructed by UK manufacturer Autobond is due to leave the company’s Derbyshire factory at the beginning of February to begin a journey across the seas to Texas trade laminator The Lamination Center.

Auckland's sign controversy

It seems city councils around the world are tightening up on the signage by-laws and Auckland is the latest city to fire broadsides at the sign industry with threats of reducing and/or eliminating city signage.

Letterheads in QLD in October

Letterheads Oz, the Australian letterheads events, are held in a different state each year, the last one being at Burrawang in the NSW Highlands in October 2006, hosted by Bob Harper's Vogue Signs.
In 2002, the event was hosted by the late John Jordan, at Jordan Signs, Caringbah, Sydney, but it has been a while since any were held in Queensland: 1999- a great event at Hervey Bay when Darren Watson of Fraser Coast Signs took the reins, and in 2003 when Pete and Suzy Bedggood of Newton Signs in Cairns put on a great meet.

Caldera releases the new version 7.20 of its RIP

Caldera Graphics is launching the new version 7.20 of its successful RIP that includes many new features and devices.
Caldera supports both Intel and Mac based front ends as well as the Mandriva 2007 which has been added in order to solve some missing driver situation that can occur with Mandriva 2005, all Caldera solutions have been successfully tested on Mandriva 2007 platform.

Billboards are out, but Google wants in

Deanna Singhal, research associate at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, a driving safety group in Ottawa, believes that not only do digital billboards keep drivers' eyes away from the road more, but that they are also more "cognitively demanding." A study commissioned by the Federal Highway Administration has recommended more research into whether the signs present risks to drivers, and the federal government has also allotted $150,000 for a study of digital signage.

FESPA 2007 - Specialist hotel reservation company appointed

A dedicated accommodation booking service is now available for exhibitors and visitors planning to make the trip to FESPA 2007, the world’s largest exhibition for the screen and large format digital printing industries, taking place in Berlin, Germany, 5th – 9th June 2007.

Arlon announces new media

Arlon extends its banner film range by adding 10,12,13, and 14oz. to its digital line of products.

Correction re Dupont's Cromaprint 18UV

We placed a story earlier regarding the new Dupont Cromaprint 18UV that was launched at the SGIA show in the US and we credited this to Anitech. Please note that Anitech do not distribute this product . Our apologies go to Anitech and anybody else inconvenienced by this error.
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