Australia’s biggest printer Ovato, formerly PMP Limited, announced a trading halt in its shares on Monday and launched a $15.5 million equity raising to strengthen its balance sheet and accelerate work on its Warwick Farm ‘Super Site’ in Sydney.
Auckland printer Permark Industries has won the gold medal for Functional Printing at this year’s FESPA Awards presented in Munich during the Global Print Expo. Melbourne’s Massivit 3D house Seen Technology won two silvers and Cactus Imaging of Sydney was awarded a bronze medal and a distinction award for its Amex Building Wrap at Sydney Airport.
FESPA: Agfa’s Jeti Tauro wins EDP Best Flatbed/Hybrid; other winners: swissQprint, HP, Durst, Roland, Mutoh, Mimaki, Canon, Kornit, Xerox, Fujifilm, Ricoh, MGI, Xeikon, Zünd
Agfa’s Jeti Tauro H3300 LED inkjet printer adds another award to its impressive track record, receiving the European Digital Press Association (EDP) Award at FESPA in the ‘Large & Wide Format Printing Systems’ category for ‘Best Flatbed/Hybrid Printer >250m²/h’.
Fuji Xerox NZ managing director Peter Thomas says the company is “very close to being in the black” as it recovers from an accounting scandal that saw FXNZ and Fuji Xerox Australia (FXA) overstate revenues by a total of about $A450m.
In its sixth acquisition in seven years, Queensland-based Eckersley Print Group (EPG) has bought Brisbane offset and digital house Cross + Hamilton Printers (CHP).
A huge 26-metre tall piece of artwork, the iconic and beautiful Sylph of Spring, is being displayed on the side of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. "I honestly never thought it was possible to create something so extraordinary over scaffolding.”
The ground-breaking Acuity Ultra from Fujifilm has set new standards for speed and quality in high-end indoor graphics and outdoor signage markets since its launch at FESPA 2018. Fujifilm is using its FESPA 2019 stand to showcase a new dual CMYK ink configuration and high-speed, 1-pass mode.
The first day of World Wrap Masters Europe contest at FESPA featured three rounds and a training workshop on positioning the material with non-stress application techniques.
swissQprint has launched its new Karibu technology at FESPA 2019 in Munich. The Swiss manufacturer’s first roll to roll UV inkjet printer has a maximum print width of 3.4 metres.
EFI’s exhibit features the European premieres of the next-generation EFI VUTEkh5 hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll LED printer and the EFI VUTEk 3r+ LED roll-to-roll printer. Plus, the world premiere of a new product in the company’s wide-format line-up of entry-and mid-level production devices – the EFI Pro 30f dedicated flatbed LED printer.
The new Mactac ColourWrap Series offers 50 different colours in cast quality, including gloss, gloss metallic, matt, and matt metallic finishes.
More FESPA highlights: Printers get first look at HP's super wide dye sub Stitch; Durst’s hybrid printers for large format; New metallic colours from Avery Dennison; Adobe unveils Textile Designer Plugin; ONYX 19 showcase; HEXIS celebrates
The HP Stich S1000, a super wide dye sublimation printer launched at FESPA this week introduces dye sublimation ink into HP’s Thermal Inkjet printing technology to meet demand for polyester-based textiles for fashion, home décor and soft signage.
Newsbrief: HP’s new high volume 3D printer; Women in Print dates; Sydney printer allegedly paid workers $13 an hour
HP has expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the release of the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series, an industrial 3D printing system that brings together new systems, data intelligence, software, services, and materials innovations.
“As the penetration of wind and solar rises, we need to accelerate the development of a large, sophisticated market for energy management that delivers…the kind of demand side flexibility that is crucial in a low carbon, 21st century energy system," says the Energy Efficiency Council.
Roland DG Australia has introduced a new Vinyl Cutter Trade-In program for its GR Series Wide Format Vinyl Cutters and released a new guide that includes tips for choosing the right model and markets.
Over 700 exhibitors and 20,000 individual visitors are expected at this week’s FESPA Global Print Expo that will showcase technologies and consumables for digital wide format, screen printing, textile printing and garment decoration and non-printed signage. Europe’s largest exhibition for speciality print and signage runs from Tuesday to Friday (May 14-17) in Munich, Germany.
Judging is underway in the New Zealand Sign and Display Association awards, the flagship event of the annual NZSDA conference (this year titled Passion, Purpose & Power!) that’s being held next month in Tauranga (13-15 June).
After selling out the first 2019 courses in Melbourne and Sydney, Roland DG Australia has announced extra dates for its popular VersaWorks: Beyond the Basics training program.
Admark's winning Pride in Print entry was printed on a 3M Epson SureColor 580600. “With the intensity of colour, the van was very fit for purpose as a mobile clinic that children would enjoy seeing.”
Esko says its Motorized Roll Feeder released this week at FESPA is the only solution in the soft signage industry that delivers great cutting results on tensile materials from the first cut through to the end of the roll.
Rice Graphic Images (RGI), a 50-year-old national signage and vehicle wrapping business based at Wodonga on the VIC/NSW border, has been forced to advertise internationally for two new staff members because of a 'chronic' shortage of qualified sign writers and vinyl wrap specialists in Australia.