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Canon's new imagePRESS C910 Series heads to Australia

The new imagePRESS C910 Series is a light to mid-volume production colour digital press that offers long banner sheet printing up to 1300mm in width, enhanced colour and image quality and the ability to print on media up to 350GSM.

Record-breaking ITMA 2019 forced to turn away 250 exhibitors

The world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition has gathered together a record 1,717 exhibitors from 45 countries to this year’s event in Barcelona. The full house meant another 250 companies had to be turned away.

ASGA and Visual Connections team up for Brisbane Golf Day 

Continuing a popular tradition in the Sunshine State, the Australian Sign and Graphics Association (ASGA), together with new co-host Visual Connections, will host the annual sign industry Golf Day event for Queenslanders on Friday 23 August at the North Lakes Resort Golf Club.

Falcon Signs and The Signshop Nelson triple winners at NZSDA awards

Auckland sign business Falcon Signs won three gold medals and two silvers, including the People’s Choice award, while The Signshop Nelson won three golds, two silvers and two bronze medals at the NZ Sign & Display Awards held during the NZSDA conference in Tauranga. Toby Marsh of Signbiz in Christchurch was named Apprentice of the Year 2019.

Optimism high in UK Sign & Graphics industry

New research commissioned by the UK sign and graphics industry’s leading trade association revealed that despite uncertain political times, optimism is high in the industry, with customers increasingly looking for creative design input from sign companies. 

SGIAA becomes FESPA Australia

SGIAA members have voted at their AGM in Melbourne to change the name of the association to FESPA Australia. President Nigel Davies says the move will not affect the group’s close relationship with SGIA in the US.

SAi opens Australian office

SAi, a global leader in design and production software for signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining, has opened a new Australian division in Sydney.

Class action lawsuits launched over flammable ACM panels - Andy McCourt

Class actions against Alucobond supplier Halifax Vogel Group (HVG) and its manufacturer 3A Composites and also Fairview Architectural have been instigated by legal firm IMF Bentham and William Roberts Lawyers on behalf of apartment owners in Sydney buildings. Wide Format Online publisher Andy McCourt has this report.

“Historic first”: Screen's 520HD press as good as offset in US lab testing

Independent industry researcher Image Test Labs (ITL) says it has achieved “a historic first in the printing industry” by configuring Screen’s flagship inkjet press, the Truepress Jet520HD, to deliver the image reproduction quality of a commercial sheetfed offset press over a production run of three miles (4.8km) of paper.

Epson requests exemptions in US/China trade tariff war

Epson has joined hundreds of US, Chinese and Japanese companies in requesting product exemptions from President Donald Trump’s plan to increase tariffs on another $300 billion of products from China - including printers and copiers - in the escalating US/China trade war. Epson has several manufacturing sites in China and, in its submission to the USTR, infers that is reviewing its manufacturing bases but that, since it owns most of its sites, relocation is not always feasible in the near-term.

Older printing equipment dismantled and recycled in Asia

This year’s PrintEx19 will include a sustainability solution from ABC Copier Solutions to deal with the growing problem of older equipment that's no longer required by Australian printing businesses. The service has already been adopted by major franchise groups including Kwik Kopy, Snap, Minuteman Press and Worldwide.

“We want to inspire action”: SGIA on sustainability

US industry group The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) – represented in Australia by the SGIAA – says sustainability will be a focus at this year’s new Printing United trade show - formerly known as the SGIA Expo - in Dallas, Texas (October 23 - 25). 

HP opens massive 3D printing and digital manufacturing centre in Spain

The new 150,000 square feet centre – about the size of three football fields - brings together hundreds of the world’s leading additive manufacturing experts and is aimed at “accelerating the transformation of industries with world-class R&D, engineering, co-development and sustainable innovation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”