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PVCA PICA awards live on Facebook this Friday

The Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs) – presented by the Print & Visual Communication Association (PVCA) and sponsored by Media Super – will be streamed live on PVCA's Facebook page from 8pm AEST on Friday, 26th June.

ASGA updates advice on ACM Signage Flammability legislation

ASGA Risk & Compliance consultant Glenn Hain has issued an update on new legislation regarding ACM flammability issues and signage – “a brief summary of where I believe we are at with this,” Hain said.  The document is a follow up to meetings of ASGA members held around the country last year, and comes after Hain’s recent discussions with the Australian Building Codes Board and the Australian Standards Board.

Global large format printer shipments down 32% in Q1 2020

The new Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker from International Data Corporation’s (IDC) highlights the impact of COVID-19 on Large Format Printer and Industrial Print Markets, showing global industrial printer and large format printer shipments declined sharply in Q1 2020, with the Asia-Pacific region the worst hit. But as markets recover, IDC forecasts improved supply chains and new signage and graphics applications.

Transform your signage business with Eurotech

Signmaker supplier Eurotech Australia is offering special deals, free delivery Australia-wide and free downloads of its '3 Killer Action Items That Will Transform Your Signage Business' guide - all from its stand at the Visual Connections Virtual Trade Show.

Prytec Solutions highlights fibre laser cutter at Virtual Expo 

Prytec Solutions has unveiled its stand at the Print, Sign, Display and Graphics Virtual Trade Show - with its centrepiece PLS-51515 1kW Advanced Fibre Laser System - bringing the total number of exhibitors at the inaugural Visual Connections Virtual show to 24. More than 6,000 people have so far visited the show website.

Canon helps Covid social distancing with free poster templates

Canon Australia is keen to help encourage safe habits and policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, it has made available a selection of poster templates, clipart, and word art of helpful phrases. The content can be printed via Canon’s free PosterArtist Lite and higher-level paid PosterArtist PC software that enables easy printing of high-quality posters.

Domino enters flatbed inkjet digital corrugated market

UK-based, Japanese-owned inkjet encoding, marking and label press developer Domino Printing Sciences has announced a new direction, addressing the global USD$223 billion corrugated box market with its new X630i, aqueous inkjet flatbed printer, with which it aims to change plain 'brown boxes' to bright colour printed  showpieces.

HP Awards set for February 2021 conference in Sydney

ASGA and FESPA Australia have announced the 2020 HP Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner Presentation, which was to have been held during the Visual Impact Trade Show, will now be held on Friday 12 February 2021 at a Sydney CBD venue.

Australian printed paper & cardboard waste cleared for export

Printed paper waste has been excluded from the COAG Waste Export Ban until 2024 after a campaign led by printing industry group The Real Media Collective (TRMC). “Our lobbying was a success,” said TRMC CEO Kellie Northwood. Without the change, printers could have been forced to pay for printed waste to be sent to landfill rather than selling it off-shore.

Cyber fraud alert after print company loses $100,000

The Print & Visual Communications Association (PVCA) has urged its members to immediately review and update their cyber security after an unnamed printing industry business lost over $100,000 in a so-called CEO email scam. This publication has also been the target of two attempted scams recently. 

EFI Ignite Virtual Experience II takes place this week

Electronics For Imaging is hosting its second EFI Ignite Virtual Experience event this week (June 17-18), offering two days of sessions (late night sessions for those in Aust/NZ time zones) with experts on a range of topics such as market opportunities in display graphics including five-meter applications, Divisional Graphics, packaging, custom furniture and interior décor.