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oOh!media's $1m Out of Home hero awards

OOH market leader oOh!media has announced a new awards program to recognise "individuals in the industry who make significant community contributions," providing them with media to promote their charity of choice across oOh!’s network.

PRINTING United: tech overview of ‘the biggest show of the year’

The countdown is on for PRINTING United - the biggest show in the printing industry this year according to organisers SGIA and NAPCO Media - as word spreads about the newest equipment, software and substrates that will be shown in Dallas this month (October 23-25).

New wide format solvent ink from Nazdar

Nazdar Ink Technologies will showcase its new 204 Series wide format solvent ink at PRINTING United in Dallas TX between 23rd and 25th October 2019. The 204 Series inks offer an alternative for Roland TrueVIS SG and VG Series printers using TrueVIS TR inks.

Economic outlook hits OOH: 3rd quarter 'growth plateau'

The Out of Home (OOH) industry recorded a slight decrease of 0.9% on net media revenue year on year in the third quarter of 2019, posting $218.2 million, down from $220.2 million* for the third quarter in 2018. However, year to date industry revenue increased 3.1% to $665 million.

Ball & Doggett’s first Graphics catalogue

Ball & Doggett has launched its inaugural Graphics catalogue – “the first buyer’s guide of its kind in our industry” - featuring its range of wide format media from global brands including Avery Dennison, Yupo and Masterbond.

LIA technical dinner on digital embellishment 

Currie Group, Konica Minolta and Océ will present latest digital embellishment technologies at this month’s LIA NSW technical dinner titled Digital Embellishment & Value-Added Print. The event takes place on International Print Day, 23 October.

Melanie Fergin is first woman to win Avery Dennison ANZ "Wrap Like a King" title

Vehicle wrapper Melanie Fergin of Winguard Paint Protect Specialists in Adelaide has become the first woman to win the Continental crown for Australia and New Zealand in Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions' annual Wrap Like A King Challenge. Fergin will now compete for the world title in Las Vegas next month. The winning entry was Winguard's 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S TECHART GTstreet R project.

HP to cut 7,000-9,000 jobs from global workforce by 2022 

HP has unveiled a two-year restructuring plan to become 'more digitally enabled' and will reduce its global headcount of 55,000 by about 7,000-9,000.  There's no indication yet of whether the plan will impact HP staff numbers in Australia and New Zealand. 

Sign makers move further into self-adhesive labels – Andy McCourt

In our weekly survey last September 10th, we asked the question: "Is self-adhesive labels a natural market for sign producers and should they invest in higher-productivity 'narrow-web' digital printers?" The news that Next Printing has moved into serious digital label capacity adds a 'QED' answer.

Breakthrough spectrometer technology identifies 'safe' cladding

Military-grade spectrometer technology developed by government research agency the CSIRO and Sydney company DataDot Technology has been successfully trialled in a pilot program to accurately identify the origin of safe cladding on building façades. Counterfeit flammable cladding - said to be imported from China, with stickers attached falsely declaring it to be fire resistant - was found in Victoria just last month.

Canon rebrands Océ as Canon Production Printing 

Canon is changing the trading name of its Océ businesses globally to Canon Production Printing, effective January 1, 2020. Océ – the production printing operation of Canon Group – will also integrate its products under the Canon brand name. The move comes less than two years after Canon renamed its local production print business Océ Oceania. 

Charti expands with second Queensland acquisition PT Store

Melbourne-based wide format supplier Charti expanded its national network with the acquisition of Gold Coast wide format supply business PT Store. The move comes less than a year after Charti bought Brisbane cut-sheet and large format media supplier Stanton Media.

Snap targets wide format with Konica Minolta partnership

Snap Print & Design, one of the largest printing franchise groups in Australia, has signed an exclusive partnership deal with Konica Minolta to provide printing equipment and technology to its 147 stores across the country.

New Wide-format Summit from SGIA and NAPCO

US industry group SGIA and its newly-acquired media business NAPCO have announced the first Wide-format Summit, an invitation-only conference to be held April 20-22, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The event will be co-located with the 8th annual Inkjet Summit and have its own content.

FESPA Global Print Expo 2020: Where Colour Comes Alive

FESPA has launched its visitor campaign for FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 and its co-located exhibitions, European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020, which will take place from 24th to 27th March 2020 at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, Spain.

1600 exhibitors signed up for record drupa 2020

"We are very pleased that we have already exceeded the result of the 2016 edition in terms of area bookings,” says drupa director Sabine Geldermann of event organiser Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. 1600 exhibitors from over 40 nations have already signed up for the world’s biggest print trade show to be held next year (16-26 June) in Düsseldorf. In an interview, Geldermann describes drupa as “a trade fair of superlatives: technologically innovative, but also highly emotional.”

German wrapper eyes return visit after sold-out ANZ workshops

“It was my first time visiting Australia and New Zealand and I had a great experience,” says German-based Avery Dennison specialist trainer Rainer Lorz, aka The Car Wrap Trainer, who’s just completed six sold-out workshops across the ANZ region.