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Fuji Xerox NZ ‘For Sale’ before government contract reversal

Fuji Xerox NZ managing director Peter Thomas has confirmed that Japanese parent Fuji Xerox was considering selling its New Zealand subsidiary earlier this year before the government lifted the company's suspension from government printing contracts, according to a report in The New Zealand Herald.

Suppliers providing fire-test data on substrate products: ASGA

The Australian Sign & Graphics Association, which held nationwide meetings to address concerns over new building code legislation relating to ACM cladding, says supplier companies are now providing fire-test results on substrate products to its members.

Ricoh launches voice-activated controls by Amazon’s Alexa

Digital print tech giant Ricoh has announced Ricoh Intelligent Voice Control, the result of a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its Alexa for Business voice-activated virtual assistant. The new platform is already helping visually impaired students to operate Ricoh’s multifunction printers. Ricoh says “future innovation is anticipated.”

Summa to showcase L1810 laser cutter at ITMA 2019

Summa nv, a leading supplier of cutting, finishing and laser cutting solutions, will demonstrate the "exceptional high productivity" of its L1810 laser cutter at the ITMA 2019 textiles printing show in Barcelona, Spain.

Latest inkjet innovations at The Inkjet Conference 2019

Over 60 speakers from the world’s leading industry players and academic centres will present their research on core inkjet technologies during the 6th European edition of the TheIJC (The Inkjet Conference) on 29-30th October 2019 at Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf. 

drupa 2020 to feature 3D printing program

drupa 2020 will once again include a touchpoint 3D fab+print program and, for the first time, the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association will be responsible for content design and implementation of a ten-day lecture series at the world's leading trade fair for the printing, media and packaging industry.

120,000 expected at textile printing show ITMA 2019

More than 120,000 visitors will join 1,700 exhibitors including manufacturers Mimaki, EFI Reggiani and Kornit Digital at this month’s ITMA, the trendsetting textile and garment technology show that runs 20-26 June in Barcelona, Spain.

Ghent Workgroup tests large format digital specifications 

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG), a global body of Industry associations, suppliers and educators, has begun a public beta test of its new preflight specification that is aimed at improving quality control for sign and display printers.

Enfocus releases Switch 2019 Spring software

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, says its new Switch 2019 Spring software includes a Remote Process Element.

Trail of destruction in wake of Whirlwind

Andy McCourt met with former Lindsay Yates Group Directors to clear the air over their former company’s fate following the 2017 acquisition by Whirlwind.

Councils order removal of flammable ACM cladding

Local authorities are increasing their inspections and ordering removal of flammable ACM cladding from apartment buildings. This signage-grade PE-cored version of ACM is not suitable for building exterior architectural use.

Alex McClelland moves to Orafol Australia as MD

Respected wide format industry veteran Alex McClelland has joined Orafol Australia as Managing Director, from this week. He was formerly General Manager at Mulford Plastics and prior to that, spent fifteen years in charge of Spandex Asia-Pacific.

Exotic Graphix mulls bid for third Wrap Like A King title

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has opened submissions for its annual Wrap Like A King Challenge, with wrap installers from 53 countries invited to submit commercial, full print or colour change wrap projects for the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes. 

Gas prices driving companies out of business: ACCC

Rising gas prices on Australia’s east coast are forcing companies out of business and the situation could get worse without immediate action, according Rod Sims, chairman of the Australia Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). 

Epson’s ‘future technology’ this week at EduTECH 2019

Epson Australia will showcase latest technologies including laser projectors, PrecisionCore inkjet business printers and new smart glasses under its theme Future Technology for the Future Generation at this year’s EduTECH exhibition from 6-7 June at the ICC in Darling Harbour, Sydney.