57 per cent of all Australian companies experienced increases in the cost of doing business over the three months to April 2022, with almost a quarter (21 per cent) reporting costs had increased to “a great extent,” according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The data also shows that more than four in five businesses with staff shortages were unable to find suitable staff.
Sun Chemical has launched ElvaJet Onyx SB, a new high-performance sublimation ink for wide-format textile printers. “ElvaJet Onyx SB provides a step-change for wide format sublimation printers looking for precision printing and colour with the maximum printer up-time for high productivity printing,” the company said.
ASGA says the judging process is now finalised for the HP 2022 National Sign & Graphics Awards to be awarded next month at PacPrint in Melbourne – except for the coveted People’s Choice Award, which will be decided by Facebook ‘likes.’
Graph-Pak’s APR industrial tape application solutions on show at PacPrint will include the semi-automatic Athos which can apply tapes including TNT and PVC, to banner, acrylic, transfer, foams up to 3mm, Rissband and also tape VHB for automotive applications, to a range of supports, from paper and corrugated cardboard, to acrylic, PVC and plastic.
The international ORAFOL Group, a leading manufacturer of high-performance self-adhesive special products and films with offices in Australia, is investing €160 (AUD$239) million to expand production at its headquarters in Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany.
Few companies are as advanced-in-practice as Epson in implementing sustainable energy production. Epson’s Fujimi plant, near Nagano, has begun using an onsite solar power generation service provided by SMFL Mirai Partners Co., Ltd., a strategic subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.
Tickets are selling fast for this year’s Women in Print breakfast series that begins in Brisbane and Melbourne next week.
The Epson International Pano Awards are back and bigger than ever in their 13th year, with a prize pool that includes cash and Epson SureColor wide format printers. Epson Australia has helped to grow the event into the world’s largest competition devoted to panoramic photography.
DS Printech China will no longer take place next month due to the developing pandemic situation in Shanghai, say organisers Messe Frankfurt. The trade show was scheduled for 18-20 May but will now take place later in the year, with new dates to be announced “as soon as possible.”
Sun Chemical will promote its Streamline range of inkjet inks for wide format printers at FESPA, including the new Streamline TVL 2 series designed to support the sign, display and graphics market for use with Roland’s SG2 and VG2 range of eco-solvent inkjet printers.
Sitting behind Soltect's new ‘affordable and intuitive’ cloud-based customer interface is the company's suite of software products, including Enfocus Switch for workflow automation and PitStop PDF pre-flight software.
It may be voiced in Portuguese, but this video, courtesy of Mimaki Australia's Jason Hay and Mimaki's Spain/Portugal dealer Digidelta, could be the most important one you see this year! Even without subtitles, you will see how robotics can turbo-charge your flatbed rigid production. It's the way of the future folks!
What sign industry related training options are available and what are the future opportunities? What work is being done to attract the next generation of sign industry professionals? These are the most critical questions facing the Sign & Display industry - we absolutely must attract young talent and new thinking into the industry. A top line-up of speakers will devote their time and experience.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has reported the sale of almost 2 million more shares over the past four trading days, to interests of Carl Icahn, taking his stake to over 34 million shares, or 21.9% of the stock. Currently at between US$16 and $17, Xerox shares have dropped dramatically and are about half of what Fujifilm offered in the abortive take-over offer in 2018.
“These apprentices have fully illustrated their individual skills and personalities, while navigating a variety of obstacles thrown up by the pandemic,” said PrintNZ chief executive Ruth Cobb.