Digital print giant Ricoh has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions, a leading printing software supplier to the wide format and industrial printing markets.
Spicers Limited, formerly PaperlinX, has signed a $9.1 million agreement with PaperlinX Netherlands Holdings Bankruptcy Trustees over the company’s ill-fated attempt to expand into European markets.
Martin Guilliamse, general manager of Tasmania’s Mark Media, has been elected to the board of the peak industry body after the Australia Electoral Commission used a coin toss to resolve a tied vote for the PIAA’s Tasmanian representative.
A creditors meeting has agreed to a proposal that would allow WA printer Picton Press - which went into administration in May owing $9 million - to resume operations under owner/directors Dennis Hague and Gary Kennedy despite major unsecured creditors getting only 1-2 cents on the dollar in the deal.
The writing's on the wall for traditional channel or built-up letters as signmakers turn to the limitless creative possibilities offered by large format 3D printing technology, according to application engineer Matan Weinstein from pioneering large format 3D company Massivit.
Employing people can be pure pleasure in a great team or can occasionally turn sour - even in the most unexpected of cases where long-term employees change their behaviour, sometimes through family breakdown reasons or mental health. The key is to be on the lookout for changes in behaviour patterns, bullying, terseness and so on - and offer help and counselling. We can all muck up sometimes but sometimes intervention is called for - don't ignore bullying because the employer is responsible for the workplace. Act quickly in the interests of other employees - and your business.
Family-owned Speedy Signs New Plymouth has won the Supreme Franchisee of the Year Award at the 2018 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards held in Auckland.
It can be done! This is the true-life story of San Diego-based printing company Nonstop Signs & Graphics, whose founder and CEO Brandon Stapper has gone from door-to-door cold calling sales to multi-million dollar accounts, using unique marketing tactics, SEO and working ‘on’ his business more than ‘in’ it.
A total of eight HP Indigo 20000 digital presses will soon in operation at Chinese candy packaging provider LVAI in the biggest deployment of the flagship digital press in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.
GJS, the sign, display and textile industries supplier founded in 1978 by returning Vietnam veteran Graham John Stone, this month celebrates 40 years in business.
The popular Penrith Museum of Printing will reopen its doors next week after undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion to deal with increasing numbers of visitors.
Epson has congratulated long-term partner Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team after the team secured its fifth successive FIA Formula One World Constructors' Championship.
A week after its acquisition of Australian out-of-home advertiser APN Outdoor, global outdoor giant JCDecaux has posted a healthy 6.2% jump in third quarter revenue to €867.7 million ($A1.3 billion), with its existing Australian street furniture business recording strong gains.
Hundreds of companies from more than 40 countries have already booked out 96% of the 1.7 million square feet of exhibition space for drupa 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The growth potential of inkjet will be one of the major focuses at the world’s biggest print show.
Inkjet printing has revolutionised the way books – particularly trade paperbacks – are produced and distributed. Inkjet speeds and web widths have skyrocketed with the introduction of the HP ‘T’ series at the very high productivity end and medium speed colour web presses from manufacturers such as Screen, Ricoh, Canon/Océ, Xerox/Impika and Kodak. But how does it really happen? It all starts with an author and a chance meeting while in hospital for some ‘body plumbing’ gave Andy McCourt an insight few have experienced.
Print and signage industry representatives were on hand this week for the launch of a new initiative aimed at educating TAFE graphic design students about the range of employment opportunities across the printing industry.
Signage and display textiles business Ricky Richards has teamed up with Goldberg Aberline Studios to help create an inflatable coral reef installation for this year’s popular Sculpture by the Sea event in Sydney.
Ray Ebel, managing director of Adelaide’s Get Displays, has won the second monthly prize worth $1,000 in Graphic Art Mart’s $45,000 Work Hard, Play Hard trade competition.
Three APN Outdoor executives have been made redundant following the $1.2 billion takeover by global outdoor advertising giant JCDecaux. APN CEO James Warburton announced last month he would also be leaving following the completion of the deal.
Mimaki will showcase its advanced colour additive manufacturing technology under the theme ‘Shape the Future in Colour’ at the formnext show in Frankfurt, Germany from the 13-16th November.
Mutoh Australia has named Auckland-based Sign Supplies as its national dealer for sales and service across the full range of Mutoh printers in New Zealand.