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Soaring energy costs threaten Euro printers: Intergraf

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 to debut new eXact 2 Spectrophotometer 

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 releases CoPrA 9 update (video)

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.”

EFI Workflow and MIS software shines at Printing United Pinnacle Awards

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 takes out five Printing United Pinnacle 2022 Awards

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.

Book now for Brisbane Women in Print event 

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.

ASGA WA Golf Day and networking event - Oct 20th

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.

Fedrigoni partners with Mohawk in paper industry consolidation

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.

Corflute - the marvel material that is finding new applications - like boats

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.

Charmaine Moldrich to step down as CEO of OMA

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.

Brett Martin goes sustainable for plastic sheets at K 2022

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.

Avon Graphics buys embellishment specialist Lorimier

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.” 

WOO APAC Forum to highlight OOH growth in the region

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.”

LIA (NSW) hosts dinner at Museum of Printing in Penrith

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.

Mutoh launches hazard-free, quick-dry sign & display ink

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.