The EDP (European Digital Print Association) continues to announce its 2021 award winners. Latest is Durst with two category wins - Best roll-to-roll textile printing system and Best Hybrid roll and board printer in the 3.5 metre category. Both are in Durst's P5 category. the P5 TEX iSUB and P5 350 HS Hybrid.
The 2018-19 administration, DOCA, resurrection and liquidation of WA’s Picton Press was widely reported on in this and other forums. Just as it seemed done and dusted, March 2nd will see a Federal Court ‘Examination under oath about the examinable affairs of the company.’ This action has been instigated by the liquidator and Cor Cordis partner Jeremy Nipps through Stacks Lawyers.
Following IVE’s acquisition of Active Displays in October 2021, all surplus equipment is being auctioned off online by Gollant Auctioneers in partnership with Peter Brand’s National Auctioneers & Valuers. In addition to roll, flatbed and screen printers, there is a host of logistic equipment such as fork lifts and even some cricket and AFL memorabillia.
Industry veteran and former Ball & Doggett CEO Craig Brown (now MD at Sappi Trading Australia) has told the PVCA's new FOCUS half-hour webinar series that print businesses are facing a range of "unprecedented challenges." The FOCUS series is available through the PVCA website and YouTube.
The first day of Mimaki’s ‘Global Innovation Days’ virtual event next month (2-4 March 2022) will feature the launch of new Mimaki print technology for the sign and graphics market.
The Australian Out of Home (OOH) industry recorded a 24% jump in revenue to $812.7 million for 2021 (up from $655.2m in 2020) but said revenue still trailed pre-pandemic results and was down 17.3% on 2019’s $982.3m. Meanwhile, global outdoor leader JCDecaux's 2021 revenue increased by 18%.
A new category – Traditional Handcrafted Signs - has been created, the Wayfinding & Navigation and 3D modelling categories have been removed, and Digital Signs has been replaced with Brand Creation. The Vehicles – Custom Wrapped category now requires a copy of the Content License Agreement for any use of any trademarked or copywritten imagery.
For over two decades Ricky Richards has been building their wide format printable media and specialty graphics division into an extensive range suitable for dye sublimation, solvent, latex and UV curable inkjet printing. The Ricky Print Media portfolio includes products for both indoor and outdoor applications which are available in a variety of finishes, width options and features allowing printers and their customers to bring their ideas to life. Stretchtex is one of these.
Shortly before announcing impressive sales and profit growth, Ricoh's Pro L5130e and Ricoh Pro L5160e extended gamut latex printers (with green and orange inks) won the EDP 2021 Award for Roll-to-roll Printers 170cm. The awards highlight developments in print production tools, software, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems.
FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2022 (31 May – 3 June 2022, Messe Berlin, Germany) are set to bring together the strongest line-up of exhibitors since 2019, with more than 250 suppliers already contracted to exhibit and many more active discussions in progress. The list of confirmed participants includes many who were unable to be at the 2021 Amsterdam event and who are now eager to regain their momentum by being part of the northern Spring 2022 events.
Highly experienced industry veteran Peter Clark is now President of the Print & Visual Communications Association of Australia, succeeding Walter Kuhn, who is now Vice President. Returning to the board is Peter Lane OAM of Lane Print Adelaide, another experienced and capable industry veteran.
SCREEN has won the EDP (European Digital Press Association) award for its Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S, the third time its inkjet label press technology has been awarded to the Japanese leader in digital inkjet technology by the European Digital Press Association. The jury voted the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S ‘Best label printer' for its ease-of-use, thanks to its advanced software, as well as for its improved colour quality and increased speed.
There was a six-fold increase in cyber attackers using malicious Microsoft Excel add-in (.xll) files to infect systems in the last quarter, according to HP’s latest global Wolf Security Threat Insights Report.