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FESPA: Esko's Motorized Roll Feeder for soft signage

Esko says its Motorized Roll Feeder released this week at FESPA is the only solution in the soft signage industry that delivers great cutting results on tensile materials from the first cut through to the end of the roll.

Skills shortage worse than ever: RGI looks overseas for signwriters

Rice Graphic Images (RGI), a 50-year-old national signage and vehicle wrapping business based at Wodonga on the VIC/NSW border, has been forced to advertise internationally for two new staff members because of a 'chronic' shortage of qualified sign writers and vinyl wrap specialists in Australia.

Mutoh ‘set to inspire’ at FESPA 

Mutoh’s EMEA team, with Mutoh Australia representatives, will present latest Mutoh UV LED, sign & display, digital transfer and direct-to-textile print equipment at FESPA, as well as a wide number of applications aiming at inspiring print professionals to discover new digital inkjet print trends and explore new markets.

Roland goes Platinum for PrintEx & VI

Roland DG Australia, a leader in print, wide format, sign and display markets, has been named the Platinum Sponsor of the industry’s leading show PrintEx19 and Visual Impact Sydney in August.

PrintFactory shares automation secrets at FESPA

Workflow software specialist PrintFactory will be sharing 'trade secrets to achieving greater levels of automation’ with visitors to their stand at this year’s FESPA Global Print Expo.

Artificial intelligence for sign & display software: SAi project

In a first-of-its-kind project, leading provider of signmaking and digital printing software SAi is partnering with Oxford University on a three-year research project that will explore the possibility of developing artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted signage software. 

Avery Dennison's new vehicle wrap overlaminate

Outstanding elongation properties offered by a new Avery Dennison film have set new standards for premium overlaminates, according to the worldwide leader in adhesive technologies and display graphics.

Digital textile printing a win-win for Mimaki

Not only does digital printing require less resources, water and energy than conventional textile printing, but it also enables on-demand production - a key benefit for the fashion industry, writes Bert Benckhuysen, senior product manager at Mimaki EMEA.

Alfex Laser hosts Brisbane open house, Perth demo

Laser specialist Alfex CNC Australia, celebrating 40 years in business, is holding a two-day open house at its Brisbane facility this month and will team up with supplier Starleaton to host a laser demonstration session next month in Perth. 

EFI buys textiles ink manufacturer Boya Kimya

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) says the acquisition of Turkey-based BDR Boya Kimya, a leading manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing, will boost its EFI Reggiani business in key textile markets. The deal comes three weeks after the digital printing technology manufacturer said it was being sold for $US1.7 billion to a private equity firm.

Big Image makes big impression in SA – Andy McCourt

In Adelaide this week, one of South Australia’s leading sign businesses celebrated in style its new premises and a new oversize Gerber MCT 3.2 x 3.2 metre cutter supplied by HVG. Dignitaries in the crowd of over sixty included the local mayor and, all the way from Gerber Technology Connecticut USA, Mark Bibo, director of sales.

Australian print industry reports 'steady growth' in 2018: drupa

The latest drupa Global Trends Report says the global print industry is in a stable condition, with North America reporting strong growth while Europe and Australia/Oceania enjoyed steady growth. Over 600 printers and 200 suppliers participated in the 6th annual drupa survey.

'I don’t want a dead man': wife pulls the pin on Rabs Print

Print veteran Michael Rabbitt has followed his wife’s advice and called in a liquidator to wind up his Brisbane print business Rabs Print & Design after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition caused by “a great deal of stress” following a downturn in business. It's the second industry liquidation announced this week.

HEXIS introduces its HEX’PERIENCE service at FESPA

For the third consecutive year, HEXIS will be a Platinum sponsor at the FESPA Global Print Expo, taking place in Munich from 14 to 17 May. The company will showcase its new HEX'PERIENCE service that gives free access to an online library of HD textures.

EFI's signage and graphics solutions at ISA Sign Expo

Electronics For Imaging technologies featured at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas can give signage professionals competitive advantages in a wide range of display graphics applications, according to the Silicon Valley-based digital print pioneer.

Redefining what print can do: Ricoh at FESPA

Ricoh’s stand at FESPA will demonstrate the company’s versatility across a range of substrates including glass, wood and acrylic to carton board. The digital giant’s Ri 1000 Direct to Garment printer range will also be launched in Europe at FESPA.