Printing Industries Work Skills Development project (WSD) to trial new training solutions aimed at overcoming the skills shortage has been launched via five industry companies. The companies will receive free skills audits of their existing workforce; a skills needs analysis to identify those areas of shortage / skills improvements which will assist the business and the industry; program implementation assistance and mentoring of the agreed trial solution.
Applications are now being received for the 2008 GAMAA Leadership Programme - Scholarships. Scholarships are open to all individuals working in the graphic media and printing technologies industry who have the support of their employer and can meet the academic requirements of entry.
FESPA has again furthered its international reach by welcoming the Japanese Screen Printers Association (JSPA) to the organisation as an Associate Member, with immediate effect.
"After the huge success of the Aurora Graphics GT car wrap at Visual Impact/Image Expo in Sydney, Australian Visual Solutions (AVS) will now be touring the country sharing such an outstanding vehicle wrap with our customers", said Cameron Sutherland of AVS.
It is being reported in the US that Gerber Scientific Inc. has filed a patent infringement suit against Roland DGA Corporation.
In a unique community effort, the US based SGIA organisation is coordinating with volunteer member companies and affiliates to install large-format graphics in construction areas along a major artery in downtown New Orleans.
Leading Australian manufacturer of Imageboard®, Impact Plastics, has just announced the appointment of Halifax Vogel Group as their exclusive Australian distributor further strengthening HVG’s ability to service the graphics market throughout Australia.
The sheer size of the Chinese market and its red-hot economy combine to make it one of the most exciting global markets for wide format printing systems. The printing industry in China is growing at a much higher rate than more mature economies such as North America, Japan, or Western Europe. This growth presents significant opportunities as well as threats for vendors and service providers.