Adelaide print and signage business Visualcom won the Large Format gold medal for its Adelaide Fringe City Banner at the 36thannual National Print Awards (NPA) held during PrintEx. Chapel Press won a total of four gold medals while Rawson Print took home three golds. Spicers won the Promotion (Design) category gold for its entry Digitac – An Evolution in Grip.
Shares in oOh!media slumped by as much as 40 percent on Friday after the outdoor advertising leader revised its 2019 guidance, citing a significant decline in bookings and “general economic uncertainty.”
Roland DG says owners of VersaUV LEF-20 and LEF-200 UV flatbed printers can now upgrade their devices to gain the latest enhanced reliability, efficiency and output functions of the recently launched LEF2-200.
PrintEx visitors could get a first look at Mutoh’s new XpertJet 1682SR/1641SR 64” printers with new MS41 wide-gamut eco-solvent ink. The adoption of the ‘XpertJet’ branding maks a significant departure from the well-established ‘ValueJet’ name but this is far more than badge engineering.
With a new Managing Director at the helm in Craig Heckenberg and more new product releases at one show than ever before, Epson Australia showed new technologies covering dye-sublimation, bulk ink-feed solvent and technical printers and high-speed digital inkjet at PrintEx.
A panel discussion about new building code legislation relating to ACM cladding has heard that sign business must protect themselves by asking suppliers for certification of all materials they use.
Self-adhesive films manufacturer Hexis reports a big response to its range of innovative new wrap films on display at PrintEx from sign companies who are “looking for something a bit different.”
Imagination Graphics, based at Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west, has become the first company in NSW to invest in the AccurioJet KM-1 from Konica Minolta.
It's four years since the last PrintEx in Sydney and so much has changed in our industry since then. After the official opening, early visitors were treated to a feast of vibrancy, colour, technology and imagery staged by over 120 exhibitors inside the Dome and halls 2 and 3 at the showgrounds, Olympic Park, Sydney. What a pity some suppliers resort to dirty tactics to undermine it.
“Sign Essentials has on show the iECHO BK3 model with three cutting heads, print/cut registration, conveyor table, and a host of tooling options,” says Sean Strange, general manager of Sign Essentials. “If you have a flatbed printer and need to be able to cut, crease or route the materials coming off it, this is the product for you. iECHO has a huge range of sizes up to 5.5 metres. We can tailor a machine to suit your needs. The BK3 is ideal for many applications including print and signage, display, packaging, textile cutting, plastics cutting, insulation plus more. Live demonstrations are running on the stand.”
Among the first stands you walk into at PrintEx is the Wilenco one, with three huge applicator tables made in Norway by Wilenco on display, including a giant 6 metre Classic model. Rollover's VP Svein Ove Martensen is again on the stand to help out with enquiries.
EFI’s hybrid LED printer the VUTEk h series making its Australian debut at PrintEx is ”the culmination of EFI’s decades of experience in signage and graphics production technologies,” says the US manufacturer and developer of LED-UV inkjet superwide-format printers and inks.
QMS Sport, a subsidiary of ASX-listed outdoor advertiser QMS Media, has signed a $32.7 million agreement to buy two leading sports talent agents and marketing groups, TLA and Stride Sports Management. High-profile TLA clients range from Australian test cricketers Aaron Finch and Matthew Wade to Olympic swimmers Mack Horton and Cate Campbell.