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SAi to launch Flexi 22 software at FESPA

The new version of SAi's Flexi signmaking software to be introduced at FESPA adds improvements to productivity and offers new application opportunities for direct-to-film and direct-to-garment.

Sustainably produced interior décor at FESPA’s Printeriors

Printeriors 2022 at FESPA will feature a comprehensive showcase of sustainably produced interior décor, with an emphasis on applications manufactured using environmentally responsible processes and ethically sourced materials. Deluxe Partners Drytac, HP and Kornit will bring a range of environmentally responsible innovations.

Markzware announces FlightCheck 2022 for Mac

Markzware, a leader in software publishing solutions for print quality control, document previewing, and data conversion, announced the pre-release launch and immediate availability of FlightCheck 2022, with a handsome 35% discount for a limited time.

Canva defends business operations in Russia; Stora Enso exits

Australian-owned global online design giant Canva has dismissed criticism of its ongoing operations in Russia, saying it’s strongly opposed to the war in Ukraine and has a responsibility to promote 'anti-war content' to its users in Russia.

oOh!media dominates OMA’s Annual Industry Awards 

Outdoor company oOh!media won a swag of awards at the Outdoor Media Association’s annual awards ceremony last night, with other winners including representatives from JCDecaux, QMS, Bishopp, Val Morgan Outdoor, Shopper and Outdoor Systems.  Nigel Spicer from oOh!'s wide format business Cactus Imaging won the Innovation award.

Ukrainian printers seeking new customers in Europe

Unable to rely on domestic orders and exports to Russia, Ukrainian printers are looking to supply printed materials at reasonable costs to European companies. “Logistics is an issue, but many are ready to produce and ship,” says the Print Against War campaign.

Book now for Women in Print PacPrint breakfast

Women in Print has announced a PacPrint Breakfast event on 30 June in Melbourne that will be open to all and follows a successful nationwide Breakfast Series held this month. 

AEC warns Advance Australia over election signage

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has ordered conservative lobby group Advance Australia to stop displaying election signs linking independent candidates to The Greens or risk legal action.

Epson wins DataMaster Green award for PrecisionCore printers

Epson has won this year’s DataMaster Lab GREEN Award in recognition of the environmental benefits of its Heat-free PrecisionCore inkjet printers and MFPs and the sustainability measures employed in their development, production and distribution. 

Hybrid to demo new SmartDFE at FESPA

UK-based Hybrid Software Group will feature its range of solutions for the digital production of textiles, packaging, décor, wide format and specialty graphics – including its new SmartDFE - at FESPA Berlin this month (31 May – 3 June). The Australian operation is exhibiting at PacPrint, Melbourne, June 28th to July 1st.

Outdoor independents form rebel Alliance

Three of Australia’s independent large format roadside providers, Goa (Brisbane), Civic (Melbourne) and EiMedia (Sydney) have launched the Alliance Outdoor Media Group to better compete across the eastern seaboard with major outdoor players oOh!media, JCDecaux and QMS.

Noel Cook leaves oOh!media after 31 years

oOh!media’s chief commercial and operations officer Noel Cook is leaving the ASX-listed outdoor advertiser to pursue interests outside the outdoor industry. Robbie Dery has been appointed under the new job title of chief commercial operating officer.

ORAFOL Group awarded as Best Managed Company by Deloittes

The international ORAFOL Group, a leading manufacturer of high-performance self-adhesive special products and films, was honoured with the Best Managed Companies Award 2022 on May 12, 2022. Orafol Australia is managed by Alex McClelland

Caldera's PrimeCenter saves hours in print & cut workflows

For three decades, Caldera has shown that valuable production time starts at the prepress and RIP stage, during which all errors can be prevented to ensure a streamlined workflow. PrimeCenter is designed as versatile software that can benefit print operations of all sizes. It integrates seamlessly with any RIP software to save valuable time in file preparation allowing printers to focus on printing and cutting rather than prepress. It is now available for a 7-day free trial.

Trade Shows are back! USA, African and EU events soar: bodes well for PacPrint

With PacPrint only weeks away, if the success of international industry events is anything to go by, it will be a blockbuster. The recently concluded ISA International Sign Expo in Atlanta, USA ended on a high note with some stands selling every item of equipment on display. South Africa will hold its third trade show this year from 18th-19th May, Sign Africa in Capetown and FESPA opens on May 31st in Berlin.

Wanted - HP Latex850 Printhead for New Zealand Printer

If you have old stock of an HP Latex CN667 Yellow/Magenta printhead, then Shane Hale of Sign Creations in New Zealand would like to buy it! The printer is admittedly 'on its last legs' but Shane just wants to run a few more jobs through it.

AEC launches fraud investigation into unauthorised election signs

Election signs that link independent candidates to The Greens may breach voter deception laws, according to the Australian Electoral Commission. The AEC is investigating “all avenues possible to get to the source of the signage” – including seeking information about how the signs were produced. As if there wasn't already enough misleading in the upcoming election!