Roland DG has introduced the new 4-colour EU-1000MF large-format UV-LED flatbed printer to its EU series, following the launch of the 6-colour CMYKGlWh model in July 2021.
After two years of financial losses, global pulp and paper giant Stora Enso is planning to sell four of its five paper production mills to focus on ‘strategic growth areas.’
Joining several supply companies who have embargoed doing business with Russia, wide format printer manufacturer Mutoh has suspended exports to Russia & Belarus over deep concern about its conduct in the invasion of Ukraine. Also, the HP Foundation is donating a further US$3 million for humanitarion relief.
Fujifilm is investing $28 million to add a new facility to its Imaging Colorants facility in Delaware, USA, which will double Fujifilm’s production of aqueous inkjet dispersions in the U.S. to cater to the fast-growing global demand for inkjet printing.
FESPA's Global Print Expo is just eight weeks away, in Berlin Germany. In its latest news, Sustainability is elevated to a major theme, the Printeriors décor area has been expanded and the World Wrap Masters contest is on again. Even the Sustainability stand is build of recyclable Re-board materials, widely used in Australia.
Kwik Kopy Chairman Matthew Penfold will address the Melbourne Franchise Expo Conference this week, at the same place that will host PacPrint in June. The Franchise Expo, April 1-2, is for all types of franchises and is well represented for print and sign businesses, with several being members and exhibitors.
With new data showing a significant jump in NSW sign & graphics apprenticeships over the past year - both commencements and completions - the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) has teamed up with AusSIP to lift the profile of the industry at career expos around the country. Also, last call for TAFE briefing sessions this Weds.
Nike’s annual Air Max Day celebration this year features the brand’s first 3D OOH campaign, now running in the busy Shinjuku district of Tokyo, and beyond.
The World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF) has warned that current paper shortages will have severe repercussions in the global supply of print products and endangers the rebound of the graphic industry after the pandemic. WPCF member Walter Kuhn, former president of the PVCA, says Australian paper manufacturers and importers have taken steps to secure sufficient stocks but constant price increases are 'the greater issue.'
Organisers have announced a range of seminars and guest speakers for this year’s PacPrint show in Melbourne. A panel of sign industry experts will discuss changes to the National Construction Code and their impact on manufacturers and contractors.
Global packaging leader Amcor is scaling down activities at its three Russian factories because of ‘deep concern’ over the ongoing military attacks against Ukraine. Canon has donated €1m to a UN refugee agency and other humanitarian groups.
Zünd says an automated, digital print&cut workflow is essential for standardized manufacturing processes and economical production. At Fespa 2022 in Berlin, Zünd will exhibit solutions that effectively help to automate graphics production.
Sign companies in flood-ravaged South Lismore, NSW are getting back on their feet after suffering devastating losses as water rose as high as 4.6 metres in some locations and completely submerged workshops.
US print business Company Folders is working to get its Ukrainian team to safety as Russia lays siege to the country. Four employees and their families were pinned down by shelling in Kharkiv before being able to escape to western Ukraine.