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AFI Branding launches industry-first national sustainability initiative

Australia’s largest fabric signage display manufacturer is introducing a ground-breaking sustainability program that will allow customers to return fabric for recycling within Australia. It’s the first initiative of its kind in the Australian signage industry and aims to divert 100 tonnes of fabric from landfill in its first year alone.

‘Signage Industry vs The Earth’: Mesh Direct's eco campaign

“Almost 100% of signage ends up in landfill, resulting in hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste each year,” says grand format company Mesh Direct, which has launched a bold new eco initiative to “challenge the signage industry as a whole…and lead the way to drive change.” The company also introduced a new range of sustainable signage options and committed to being carbon neutral by 2020.

Digital pioneer EFI sold for $1.7 billion 

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), a world leader in digital printing technology, has been acquired by New York-based private equity giant Siris Capital Group in an all-cash transaction valued at $US1.7 billion. 

Signography - Shepparton, Victoria for sale

Succession planning is always hard for small business, no matter how good you are or how long you've been there. Sometimes it's just time to go when age or health catches up with you but, finding a suited buyer isn't always easy if you are in a regional area - particularly if scarce skills are required to operate the business. Check out Signography in Shepparton for a good opportunity.

FESPA Madrid just eight months away, Colour L*A*B* returns

Following the success of the Colour L*A*B* at Fespa Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich, the organisers have announced its return for March 2020, when the event will open in Madrid, Spain.  Colour L*A*B* at Munich consisted of two areas; a presentation theatre and ‘hands on’ tour of the many areas required for a colour managed workflow.

Hexis adds more prizes to PrintEx Wrap Battle contest

Hexis Australia has added an extra component to its Wrap Battle 2019 Australia 1st prize. Not only will the winner take away a trip to Las Vegas including airfares and accommodation, plus a Trade Entry pass into the SEMA show (Nov 6-8) - the world's largest automotive parts, accessories and apearance event - also included is automatic entry into the USA Hexis Sema Wrap Battle round (with US$5,000 first prize), plus an Exotic Racing experience – choose any car from their supercar fleet and run 5 laps around the track! Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Mercedes and many more marques are there to pick from…a thrill of a lifetime opportunity.

“Simply stunning quality!”- New Ricoh latex L5160 set to rock the PrintEx boat! – Andy McCourt

If you do nothing else at PrintEx 19, August 13-16 in Sydney, make sure you get yourself a demo on the new Ricoh L5160 1625mm (64”) latex printer on stand D18. From the earliest Encad and Calcomp machines through the HP DesignJets, Epson StylusPros, Seiko ColorPainters, HP Latexes, various UV rollfed machines: I’ve seen some amazing product launches pushing the edges of productivity and image quality. Few, if any, have impressed as strongly as the Ricoh L5160. Don’t just take my word for it – check it out for yourself and book a demonstartion at PrintEx.

STARLEATON celebrates 40th anniversary at PrintEx

Leading Graphic Arts, Sign, Display, Photo and Fine Art distributor of hardware, software and consumables, Starleaton will celebrate forty years in business during PrintEx. The company has the largest individual stand at the event, at 345 square metres.

Antalis launches printable textiles for signage and decoration

Antalis has unveiled new Coala Textiles, an environmentally-friendly range of coated polyester printable textiles for signage and decoration. An addition to the Coala range of large format digital media, the introduction of textile products comes in response to the increasing trend for bespoke and personalised signage and decoration in commercial and residential environments.

QLD ban on outdoor junk food ads could spread to 'other Labor states': OMA

The outdoor advertising industry is stepping up its fight against the Queensland government's plans to ban junk food advertising on its billboards, concerned that the policy could be adopted by Labor Party-controlled governments in Victoria, Western Australia, the ACT and Northern Territory.

SCREEN champions digital labels at Printex

Sharing stand B08 with dealer Jet Technologies, near the main entry of PrintEx, Screen will be featuring the latest developments in the Truepress Jet L350UV label press range, with live demos including orange ink and chill roller.

Free CGS colour health checks back for PrintEx

Colour Graphic Services has brought back free detailed offset, digital and wide-format colour health checks for PrintEx 2019 in August. These proved very popular at the last PrintEx, in 2015 when they were introduced.