Former IPMG chairman Michael Hannan is the new head of the region’s biggest print company Ovato following the sudden resignations of former chairman Matthew Bickford-Smith and director Terry Sinclair.
FESPA says momentum is building for its inaugural Sportswear Pro - a new exhibition dedicated to sportswear manufacturing technology that will run alongside the flagship FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 from 24 to 27 March in Madrid.
Outdoor advertising company oOh!media has rejected a report in The Australian newspaper that said the company may be the subject of a management buyout and be delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
HP says Xerox's proposed $33.5 billion takeover offer "significantly undervalues" the company but says it’s “open to exploring whether there is value to be created for HP shareholders through a potential combination with Xerox.”
Ricky Richards has launched two new products, the printable backlit textile Artist Mambo Direct-Tex and the blackout textile be.tex Directo FR.
The 50th edition of global textiles trade fair Heimtextil (7-10 January 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany) will showcase “more sustainable products than ever before,” say organisers Messe Frankfurt. Around 3000 international exhibitors will present their latest innovations at the show, which will include an extended range of digital print technology for the textile industry.
Esko extended its Kongsberg digital cutting table range with the launch of the new Kongsberg X Edge, a fully upgradeable table design offering “productivity, flexibility and best in class reliability” to display, signage and packaging converters.
Canada’s CCL Industries, which describes itself as the world's largest label maker, has continued its global expansion with the acquisition of Geelong-based on-demand personalised digital print business, Stuck On You.
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Mick Stocker of Mick’s Sign Shop in Forster on the NSW Mid North Coast was across the road helping to put out a fire on a neighbour’s property when he noticed his own building was in trouble.
Gold Coast sign business So Wrapped Signs has been wound up by order of the Supreme Court in Queensland and a liquidator is sorting through the company’s assets and creditor list.
The Salvation Army has launched a Bushfire Disaster Appeal to support communities affected by the devastating bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland.
HEXIS Group, a world leader in the automotive protection market, has announced a strategic collaboration with Racing Optics, a US company that specialises in multi-layer optical films. The companies signed a partnership deal at last week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.
McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden are replacing roadside billboards with signs that double as ‘bee hotels' - permanent wood installations with drilled holes that provide a safe haven for wild bees. The pilot scheme, run in collaboration with outdoor advertiser JCDecaux, may be rolled out worldwide, says the fast food giant.
Visitors to FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, 24 – 27 March, 2020), Europe’s largest exhibition for screen and digital wide format print, textile printing and signage, will discover “a content-rich event including a program of features designed to inform and inspire in equal measure,” say the organisers. ‘Wrapping’ and ‘Printeriors’ are two new categories added to the FESPA awards.
LIA Biennial Award winners Jason Turai (2017) and Jonathan Pitt (2019) have received their prize money and are making plans for the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to drupa 2020 in Dusseldorf, thanks to the sponsorship of industry groups the Print & Visual Communication Association (PVCA) and Visual Connections.
MetroWrapz of Hollywood in Florida has won the Avery Dennison ‘King of the Wrap World’ title, for the second consecutive year, with its Creature from the Wrap Lagoon wrap, which transformed a 2017 Acura NSX.
Canon has completed more than 1000 global customer installations of its Colorado roll-to-roll wide format printer series, powered by UVgel technology. The new Colorado 1650 debuted in Australia at PrintEx19 in August and is now rolling out across the country.
Spotting trends early on can make fortunes and cause disuption to entrenched markets. Established only in 2016 by Jack Knott, ePac spotted the trend towards shorter run, fast-delivery flexible packs, particularly pouches. The business is growing at break-neck speed, primarily based on theHP Indigo 20000 760mm flexible packaging web press with attendant converting.
News fresh out of the USA is that Xerox's offer to acquire HP is valued at USD$33 billion in cash and stock and is backed by Citigroup, with investor Carl Icahn masterminding the deal in the background - but what is the real reason behind this mega-strategy? Could it be largely to supply the global food & beverage packaging and textile markets?