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Rise in digital inkjet spurs Toyo ink to AUD$19 million investment

Japanese headquartered ink, pigment and chemical giant Toyo Ink SC Holdings, with global sales around AUD3.1 billion and approximately 8,000 employees, has signalled its acknowledgement for the increased demand for UV and water-based inkjet inks by investing around AUD$18 million in a new inkjet ink production plant in Northern France, adding to its long-establishedOffset and Flexo UV factory in Belgium.

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Used equipment roundup – bargains galore

Our used equipment partner, Richard Rasmussen’s printmachinery.com.au, has seen a surge in listings of late. Here, we list a digest of currently available printers but there is much more on the website. All prices quoted are ex-gst.

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NZSDA adds new 'notable' categories to 2022 Sign Awards

With the support of sponsors PSP, Total Supply and Roland DG Australia, the New Zealand Sign & Display Association (NZSDA) has added three new Notable Awards categories to the national sign awards in July, “to acknowledge outstanding industry legends and sign businesses doing their thing and doing it well.”

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EFI partners with Ricoh for Wide Format Wednesday Webinar 

EFI’s Wide Format Wednesday webinar, presented this week in partnership with Ricoh, will focus on substrates, inks, and production printing options that help to produce more high-value applications. Hosted in the USA, it means a late night/early morning for Australian and NZ parties, but it can be recorded.

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Bundled 'no vax proof needed' re-start for global textiles fairs in Frankfurt

“After two years of the pandemic, we are finally able again to look forward to new international face-to-face contacts, inspiring business encounters and a holistic, bundled and efficient market overview,” says Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the combined Techtextil, Texprocess and the Heimtextil Summer Special from June 21-24.  “The events can take place without capacity and admission restrictions and thus without proof of vaccination.”

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Ricoh explains why DTF is your next best move in textiles

Discussion debating Direct to Film (DTF) printing versus DTG (Direct to Garment) printing begs the question 'what the advantages of DTF technology?' While DTG printing produces high-quality full size prints with brilliant colors and an incredibly soft hand feel, DTF printing definitely has some benefits that make it the perfect addition for your garment printing business.

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Trade Association Overview - Andy McCourt

The announcement of the proposed merger between the Print & Visual Communications Association and The Real Media Collective is a convenient time to look at the state of overall industry trade associations and how they affect the Sign & Display & Wide Format industry. Andy McCourt who has worked with several association over three decades, takes a look.

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PVCA and TRMC to merge into ‘super industry body’

The Print and Visual Communications Association (PVCA) and The Real Media Collective (TRMC) announced an intention to merge, bringing together the two largest industry associations for the paper, print, mail, packaging and publishing sectors to form one ‘super industry body’. TRMC CEO Kellie Northwood will take up the CEO role in the newly merged association – which will initially carry the PVCA name then “look to renaming and rebranding projects” in the new financial year.

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