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Solimar releases Print Director Enterprise 9.2 

Solimar Systems, a provider of workflow software for print production and digital communications, says version 9.2 of its popular Print Director Enterprise platform features enhanced security and functionality. Solimar recently announced a partnership with Fujifilm Business Innovation Asia Pacific.

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Orafol debuts Wrap Courses at its Creative Hub

Filmic consumable supplier ORAFOL will host a 2-day wrap training course at its Erskine Park, NSW Creative Hub from August 30th to 31st. Presented by the very experienced Trent Byrnes, the course is rated as 'Intermediate, Level 2' and comprehensively covers  both theory and practice.

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JCDecaux Australia defends ‘Chinese propaganda’ billboards

Outdoor advertiser JCDecaux Australia says billboards in Sydney and Melbourne that celebrate ‘A New Era’ in Hong Kong are in accordance with “relevant policies” in relation to outdoor advertising. The ads have been slammed as “blatant lies” and communist propaganda by Hongkongers living in Australia. The Greens leader Adam Bandt has called for them to be taken down.

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38 contract terms in 11 Fujifilm small business contracts declared unfair and void

In the Federal Court today, 12th August 2022, 38 contract terms entered into by Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia or Fujifilm Leasing Australia (together, called "Fuji" by the ACCC) with many thousands of small businesses were declared unfair and void, following court action by the ACCC commenced in 2020 when the firm was known as Fuji-Xerox. The unfair contracts, which Fujifilm has admitted, relate to the supply of printing equipment and software.

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Kornit Digital posts $19m loss in volatile Q2 market; CFO exits

Textile printing technology manufacturer Kornit Digital recorded $58.1m in revenue for the second quarter to June 30, down from $81.7m pcp, with a GAAP net loss of $19.5m compared to net income of $5.6m in Q2 2021. The company announced that chief financial officer Alon Rozner is leaving for personal reasons and will be replaced by industry veteran Lauri Hanover.

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Video: Ball & Doggett’s PacPrint Sustainability forum

Ball & Doggett released the video of its first sustainability event, held at PacPrint 2022 in Melbourne. SPEC22 – Sustainable Print Education Conversation – ‘Sustainability in Action’ featured a specialist panel including Mardi Brown, co-founder, PonyUp for Good; Charlton Hemingway, MD Work Works; Phillip Mariette, operations manager, The Real Media Collective; and Joe Foster, O F Packaging & Close the Loop Group CEO.

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Orafol Germany safeguards energy supply by adding LNG capacity

Plastics and films manufacturer ORAFOL is making modifications to its main production site in Oranienburg, Germany, to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Current energy is supplied with Natural Gas, piped in, and supply of this has been restricted as a result of the current Ukraine conflict and other policy decisions.

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First AusSIP exhibit at Jobs Expo promotes Sign careers

ASGA was well represented at Tuesday's Careers Expo in Sydney. With a prime spot near the entry, AusSIP ASGA Liason Managers John Watters and Tina Mavris fielded multiple enquiries from students and parents, with the main challenge explaining just what constitutes the Signage Industry and the real depth and breadth of it.

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Weaker Yen, increased sales help Mimaki present good Q1 result

Mimaki has joined other Japanese wide format manufacturers in announcing good sales growth for the first quarter of 2022. 'China and Russia' affected the results but sales were still up 13.4% and operating profit up 10.3% over 2021's Q1. The forecast for the half and full financial years has been revised upwards accordingly.

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