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Australian contracts boost revenue at JCDecaux

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.

Inkjet in the spotlight at drupa 2020

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 industry reaches out to TAFE graphic design students

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.

Ricky Richards lights up Sculpture by the Sea

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.

JCDecaux installs new leadership after $1.2bn APN takeover

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.

Hexis launches 'next generation' wrap films at SEMA

Hexis Group has unveiled the THE190EVO – new Take Heat Easy (THE) technology applied to a printable premium cast PVC film – at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Makers Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

HAIRCUTS & FOOTBALL CUPS! How soccer-mad Sydney barber uses wide-format for promotion

Every now and then we see an example of wide format inkjet printing that stands out as brilliant promotion and innovative use of space. Chatswood, Sydney barber Kleames Dawod has used just about every available wall and glass space to express his passion for Liverpool FC – currently top of the UK Premier league at time of writing.

Ricoh buys inkjet tech manufacturer LAC Corporation

Digital print giant Ricoh has expanded its industrial printing business with the acquisition of LAC Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of unique inkjet technology that allows printing on three-dimensional surfaces including the sides of cars, trucks, tyres, aircraft and glass bottles.

Imagination Graphics wins 2018 Konica Minolta Print Awards

Imagination Graphics, based at  Marrickville in Sydney, has taken the top prize in this year's Konica Minolta Specialised Print Awards (NSPAs) for its pop-up book The Hamptons. Owner Emmanuel Buhagiar will enjoy a trip to Tokyo to visit Konica Minolta’s headquarters and R&D facilities.

Melbourne’s Signex/Prologica rolls into SGIA

Melbourne-based events signage and wide format printer Signex/Prologica joined four other Océ Colorado users in an international print challenge titled the World of Wallcovering at this month’s 2018 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

Ricoh launches three new wide format printers at SGIA

Ricoh is having a crack at HP's hegenomy of Latex, unveiling two new roll-to-roll latex wide format printers designed for faster short run production, running with Ricoh's own printheads and inks; plus a new LED-UV flatbed device with decor in mind.

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