Five of Agfa’s inkjet printing solutions have won Printing United Alliance Pinnacle Product awards that recognise ‘exceptional contributions in quality, capability, and productivity.’
Akita Epson Corporation, a subsidiary of Seiko Epson, will invest 3.5 billion yen ($A37 million) to build a new factory that will triple its production capacity of PrecisionCore printheads for inkjet printers to meet the predicted growth in demand.
Mimaki’s eco-solvent JV330-160 printer, launched in February 2022, has received a PRINTING United Alliance 2022 Pinnacle Product Award for Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (under 80 in/203 cm).
The European energy crisis – on top of the pandemic and increasing paper prices – has left many printing companies in a "critical" situation, according to European printing industry association Intergraf.
X-Rite and Pantone will showcase its next generation of colour measurement hardware at this month’s Printing United Expo in Las Vegas. The eXact 2 features 'video targeting technology and integrated cloud-based software in one handheld device.'
ColorLogic, a subsidiary of Hybrid Software Group, has released its latest profiling solution CoPrA 9 - “a control centre for ICC colour profiling in any colour space.”
Signage company Mesh Direct used several substrates to transform Hymix Australia's newest site in Sydney with custom Aboriginal designs.
EFI has won three categories in the Printing United Pinnacle 2022 Awards. For sign and display printers, EFI IQ for Display Graphics won in the Workflow/MIS/CRM sector while EFI Fiery Prep-It won In Premedia & Prepress. A special collaboration with Konica Minolta in print finishing also awarded Fiery Imposition Software.
MUTOH had added to its haul of Printing United Pinnacle Awards with a new collection of 5 'best of' categories in the latest 2022 series, announced prior to the Printing United expo. The Awards cover Roll-to-roll, Flatbed and Hybrid models.
Tickets are selling fast for this month’s Women in Print’s Print & Prosecco evening in Brisbane after a sellout event in Sydney. The industry group last week released its Women in Print Gender Equality in the Workplace report.
Bookings are open for the ASGA WA Sign & Print Golf Day 2022 at the Wembley Golf Club in Perth on Thursday, October 20. A pre-golf networking event will be held the night before at The Camfield in Burswood.
Italian paper giant Fedrigoni – acquired this year by equity firms Bain Capital and BC Partners - has signed a manufacturing partnership with US papermaker Mohawk to strengthen its position in the global specialty paper market for graphics and packaging. The deal “carries the potential” to lead to an acquisition.
All signees know Corflute ® - which is actually a trade mark of Corex Plastics Australia. The generic term might be 'fluted board' or 'corrugated plastic sheet' and it is known as Coroplast in the USA, plus dozens of other names elsewhere. It's extruded from Polypropylene, is lightweight but strong, waterproof and IS recyclable. But did you know it has hundreds of other uses besides flat signage? Andy McCourt found one surprise example on a trip to Anaconda - a boat.
Outdoor Media Association (OMA) chief executive Charmaine Moldrich will step down in June 2023 and take six months off before considering her next move. The OOH industry organisation is seeking expressions of interest to find a new CEO.
FUJIFILM Dimatix has introduced STARFIRE 1024 AQMF and AQLF printheads designed for printing on ceramic tiles using eco-friendly aqueous inks.
Brett Martin, the UK manufacturer of specialist plastic products for print, display, construction, roofing, engineering, is presenting its extensive range of sustainable plastic sheets at the specialist Plastics K 2022 show in drupa's home Messe Düsseldorf from 19th to 26th October. Brett Martin graphic products are represented by Starleaton in Australia and New Zealand.
Trade supplier Avon Graphics has acquired Melbourne's Lorimier in a move that it says will “bring more than 200 years of history – and two of the country’s most well-respected names in trade finishing and embellishment – under one brand.”
oOh!Media CEO Cathy O’Connor and OMA CEO Charmaine Moldrich will join outdoor industry experts at the World Out of Home Organization’s APAC Forum to be held in-person in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month. Organisers say the event will highlight “the increasingly dynamic development of OOH in the region and its immense potential for growth.”
The NSW branch of the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) is inviting members and guests to a tour of the Penrith Museum of Printing next month, which will include a two-course dinner and a night of harness racing at the adjacent Penrith Paceway.
Former letterpress printer Jon Dee, the founder of environmental group Planet Ark, will be the keynote presenter at next month’s FESPA Australia annual conference.
Mutoh Europe announced the EMEA release of a sign and display CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key) ink set called the MS51 series. The new inks do not require health and safety pictograms and are also gBL- (gamma-Butyrolactone) free.