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HP celebrates 30 years of DesignJets, releases new Z models

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.

Surge in cyber attacks during lockdown: ACSC

“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 introduces new lightweight Irix printhead

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.

Kornit Digital aims to clean up “polluting” fashion industry

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."

Xerox creates AU$1 billion software giant, includes XMPie

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.

Canon's $30k Grants Program awards seven SME's/organisations

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.

Classic billboards as effective as a 15 second TV ad: OMA

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 at FESPA - sustainable and green

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.

Women in Print seeks new VIC Patron

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.

ASGA / FESPA / HP awards shift to Brisbane

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 launches four new UJF Series industrial UV-LED printers

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.

Mutoh’s new water-based dye-sub XpertJet 1642WR (video)

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.

EFI Reggiani's new Hyper – ‘fastest’ scanning textile printer

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.”

Trio of liquidations hits the industry

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.