Following 30 years of wideformat inkjet development, HP has introduced a new range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices to equip large format print users with the technology to navigate what it terms ‘the new normal.’ The portfolios also deliver advanced photo and colour quality, enhanced precision and new graphics application potential - all while driving improvements in sustainability.
“Malicious actors exploited the coronavirus pandemic environment by targeting Australians’ desire for digitally accessible information or services,” says the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) in its annual threat report for the 2020–21 financial year. The report identified more than 67,000 cybercrimes in the year, an increase of 13%.
Xaar has launched its latest printhead – the Xaar Irix – designed for coding and marking, wide format graphics, product printing, functional fluids and 3D printing applications.
In its first 'Impact and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report', Kornit Digital has committed to saving 4.3 trillion litres of water and 17.2 billion kilos of greenhouse gas emissions by 2026. "Sustainability is top of mind at Kornit."
Zünd's new PreCut Center software creates a simple and efficient workflow for generating cut files, says the Swiss manufacturer of cutting systems. PreCut Center is available in two versions, Basic and Pro.
Xerox Holdings Corporation has announced the formation of CareAR, A Xerox Company, which consolidates CareAR, Inc., DocuShare and XMPie under a single holding company named CareAR Holdings. CareAR received a USD$700 million post-money valuation following a USD$10 million equity investment from ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company.
Vivad will invest more than $100,000 over the next year to boost its web-to-print portal Vivtrack after the company received a ‘dollar-for-dollar’ grant from the Victoria’s $5 million TAIP program.
Epson says its new global study about the perceptions of climate change has found “a potentially damaging gap between climate reality and people’s understanding of its catastrophic effects.”
Canon Oceania has announced the winners of its 2021 Grants Program, recognising seven organisations across Australia and New Zealand that are paving the way towards a better future for their communities. As Covid-19 lockdowns continue to impact Australian businesses, Canon’s Grants Program includes a small business category and increased cash donations for the second year running.
The Outdoor Media Association (OMA) says its world-first study of how people are impacted by classic and digital outdoor signs has found that advertising seen on classic billboard signs had a similar impact to a 30 second radio commercial or a 15 second television ad. Advertising on digital signs performed even better.
Neschen Group is looking forward to showcasing its latest innovations in self-adhesive and coated media at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Amsterdam next month.
Industry group Women in Print is calling for nominations for the role of VIC Patron after Taylor’d Press co-owner Kirsten Taylor stepped down from the role.
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s ASGA FESPA Australia HP Awards for Excellence dinner to be held in Brisbane on 1 October, after being postponed due to Covid.
Mimaki is set to enable sign & display printers to address new high-value, high-quality industrial print applications with the launch of its latest product innovations. The company has unveiled four new high-speed, high-quality direct-to-object UV LED inkjet printers – the 190% faster UJF-7151plus II and the new UJF-MkII e Series, comprising three advanced, small format solutions.
National signage business CV Media & Signage has taken its powder coating in-house with installation of a new powder coat booth at its factory in Hendra, Brisbane.
Supplier Kayell Australia has told customers they have until 29 September to buy Epson inks at existing prices before an 8% price rise takes effect from 1 October.
Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia has expanded its signage printer line up to include the 64-inch Epson SureColor R5000 and R5000L (large ink capacity) resin ink series.
Mutoh Europe has unveiled the new XPJ-1642WR water-based inkjet printer that integrates new print heads and new dye sublimation inks to deliver high quality graphics for transfer onto all flexible and rigid polyester materials.
Electronics For Imaging has introduced its third new digital textile printer of 2021. The new Hyper model prints at up to 13 linear meters per minute, “delivering the world’s highest real production throughput for a scanning/multi-pass digital textile printer.”
oOh!media has launched a new Out of Home campaign designed to encourage Australians to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as possible so they can get back outdoors.
Each for differing reasons, three notices of liquidations have been published by ASIC in the past week. Perhaps Covid has played a part but it seems each had its own underlying issues before the pandemic impacted.