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PACPRINT OPENS - SHOW LOOKS GREAT!

Well the industry has gone an extra few miles, with first impressions of the show following the opening by Federal Member for Macnamara, Josh Burns MP, showing a great and diverse event. Everything from drones and 3D to the expected latest in digital, wide format, finishing, consumables - you name it it's there. If you haven't already planned your trip, our recommendation is to do it now - you won't regret it.

Perfect storm - inside Australia’s paper supply chain crisis: Ovato

“Though we hoped supply chain issues would ease in 2022, factors outside our control continue to wreak havoc, resulting in a perfect storm," says Clinton Willis, executive general manager sales at ASX-listed printer Ovato. Earlier this month, the ACCC said it would not oppose Opus Group’s proposed acquisition of Ovato’s book printing business.

PacPrint – Rollover VP flies in 16,000km from Norway

Rollover – the Norwegian manufacturer of one of the industry’s most productive machines, will once again have Svein Ove Martinsen at PacPrint & Visual Impact on the Wilenco stand E26, this week in Melbourne. He’s travelled 16,000km to be here, so why not say hello and enjoy a demo on the latest Rollover applicators – four are on show!

PacPrint - Win a free 12 month ASGA membership!

ASGA is offering PacPrint visitors the chance to win a 12-month free membership by providing a new or updated listing for the national signage association’s free Sign Industry Directory. ASGA has a busy Day One schedule lined up at PacPrint, with an afternoon forum session on changes to the National Construction code before the presentation of the HP 2022 National Sign & Graphics Awards on Tuesday night.

Adobe plans to release free web version of Photoshop

Adobe is planning to release a ‘freemium’ web version of its popular graphics editing tool Photoshop that will provide users with the tools to perform Photoshop's "core functions," according to a US report.

PacPrint - Xeikon to show Panther PX3300 inkjet label press

Xeikon will introduce the Panther PX3300 UV inkjet label press to visitors at PacPrint 2022 in Melbourne on Tuesday 28 June to Friday 1 July 2022. It will be the first showing of the Xeikon Panther 2.0 technology in Australia.

Labels Connect, Melbourne, expands inkjet digital with Screen L350UV install

Melbourne-based custom label printer Labels Connect has enhanced its digital printing capacity with the deployment of the SCREEN L350 UV Inkjet press. With the support of partner, Jet Technologies, the Screen L350 UV Inkjet press will help Labels Connect streamline digital printing jobs for its diversity of customers.

Caldera announces the release of PrimeCenter 2.0

Hot on the heels of releasing the new version, V15.1 of its RIP, French software creator Caldera has announced a new version of its prepress solution - PrimeCenter. Starting in June, 2022, users will be able to update their PrimeCenter to version 2.0 and benefit from a revamped user experience designed to ease file preparation while increasing production efficiency.

IVE Group flags 14% revenue hike to $750 million

Print and marketing group IVE says revenue momentum in the second half of FY22 is expected to push its full-year revenue up 14% pcp to about $750 million. IVE’s integration of wide format acquisitions Active Display Group and AFI Branding into its Retail Display facility in Braeside, VIC has been delayed by three months due to the weather and Covid.

PACPRINT ON PARADE - Highlights to see at the show!

A constantly updated selection of exhibitor highlights to see at PacPrint at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center between June 28th and July 1st. Scroll down for highlighted exhibitor info and offers. A floorplan to locate stands is at the end.

Konica Minolta/3D Systems satellite parts head into space

Australian small satellite manufacturer Fleet Space has chosen Konica Minolta Australia to provide a 3D printing solution for the manufacture of critical aluminium antenna parts in a “precise, repeated, and scalable method.”

FESPA Australia launches Future Leaders Program

FESPA Australia has invited nominations for its inaugural FESPA Future Leaders Program, a professional and personal development initiative designed to “identify and develop emerging leadership talent to ensure our industry survives and thrives into the next generation.” One Future Leader will receive an expenses-paid trip to FESPA 2023 in Munich.

Solimar unveils Rubika 4.4 workflow software ahead of PacPrint

Solimar Systems, a US-based global provider of workflow software for print production and digital communications, has introduced the latest version of its award-winning Rubika document re-engineering solution in the lead-up to PacPrint.  Solimar recently announced a partnership with Fujifilm Business Innovation Asia Pacific.

ONYX Software announces version 22

Onyx Graphics Inc. has announced global availability of ONYX 22, with a new drag-and-drop experience with tools for everyday automation. Recently showcased at FESPA Global in Berlin, Germany,  ONYX 22 also features Quick Set automation, smart job submission from design to print, artwork placement controls for flatbed and DTG printing, and easy-to-use tools for everyday automation.

ASGA encourages take-up of NSW TAFE Trade Pathways Program

ASGA (Australian Sign & Graphics Association), is encouraging all business owners and staff based in NSW that have been working in the sign industry for at least two years but are not yet formally qualified, to consider a fee-free Certificate III qualification under TAFE NSW’s Trade Pathways Program. This can potentially turn pure vocational experience into Cert III recognition.

Epson Australia to show new SurePress L-4733AW label printer at PacPrint

Epson Australia is all set to show its latest label printing offering with the introduction of the SurePress L-4733AW water-based resin ink digital label press, with improved automation. The company says this new addition to the SurePress line offers higher levels of print quality, consistency, flexibility and value for label converters, specialty printers and vertical manufacturers.

Caldera releases Version 15.1 of its renowned RIP workflow

French wide format software creator Caldera has announced the release of the latest update of its award-winning RIP program, CalderaRIP Version 15.1. Starting in June 2022, users will be able to update their RIP to access a range of new features designed to increase performance, output quality, and productivity.

Konica Minolta announces new AccurioLabel 400 digital label press

Konica Minolta in Europe has announced a new label press in its successful AccurioLabel series. The AccurioLabel 400, is capable of faster speeds up to 39.9 mpm and higher uptime through more durable components. AccurioLabel 230 machines installed can be upgraded to 400 spec. In Europe, Konica Minolta claims a 28% market share in 2021. Globally, the company installed its 1,000th AccurioLabel 230 in 2022.