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Messe Frankfurt posts €30m loss after pandemic cancellations

Global trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt says it’s back on course for growth after pandemic restrictions were eased in April 2022. The return of face-to-face events drove the company’s sales to around €450m for financial year 2022 but pandemic-related cancellations in the first quarter resulted in an after-tax loss “in the region of €-30 million.”

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Canon launches large format desktop imagePROGRAF

Canon Europe has introduced the new imagePROGRAF TC-20 large format desktop printer -  “targeted towards the ultra-low volume market, which includes Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) offices, educational settings and the hospitality industry.”

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Printed Promotional products set to boom in 2023 (video)

Most Sign & Display printers are aware of the 'lateral' markets available to them, thanks to many having screen or pad printing backgrounds. Tee-shirts, baseball caps and coffee mugs are the most visible opportunity, branded using either DTG, heat transfer or dye-sub. The same applies for flags, bunting and banners, all of which can be produced in short runs, on-demand. The Australian Promotional Products Association is gearing up for a blockbuster 2023, with 5 Roadshows and 2 trade shows.

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Colour Graphic Services extends special offer on wide format CM & Profiling

Colour Management specialist Colour Graphic Services (David Crowther: 'The Colour Doctor') has extended its special offer for an on-site colour health check and one profile, until March 31st. This offer, costing just $695 inc. gst, is available across Australia, with non-NSW and regional centres dependent on grouping David Crowther's regular interstate travels to perform G7 and ISO colour standardisation at commercial printers.

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Mimaki's full-colour 3D printer used in TV series trailer

Mimaki's full-colour 3D printing technology is really coming of age. To celebrate 50 years of the UK soap opera Emmerdale, the producers wanted a TV trailer featuring actual cast members during a wild storm in the village. Enter Mimaki and 3D scanning boffins Europac3D, with help from UK Mimaki distributor Hybrid Systems and their 3DUJ-553 full colour tech. As Mimaki says: "Every signmaker should look into 3D printed signnage & display."

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