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Penrite to rock KISS liveries at Gold Coast 600 & Newcastle 500

Penrite Racing will run the logo of rock’n’roll legends KISS on the supercars of David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale to promote the band’s ‘End of the Road’ Australian tour in November. The new Penrite colours feature Metamark MD5 with Metaglide adhesive.

Record year for thriving Women In Print series

More than 425 women attended this year's national Women in Print breakfast series that concluded last week after events in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Each breakfast kicked off with insights from a panel of industry leaders.

Industry outrage over phoenixing and abuse of insolvency provisions – Andy McCourt

Last week we posed a question in our weekly survey: "In light of recent sign industry insolvencies costing it & the ATO millions, what is your opinion on how the process works, what are the effects on well-run businesses and in general, what is your view how these insolvencies have played out?"  The number of replies amazed us.

1900 Australian companies give workers time off for Global Climate Strike

Print on demand businesses Canva, Redbubble and 99 Designs are among 1900 companies who’ve joined the Not Business As Usual alliance and pledged to allow employees time off on Friday to attend rallies across Australia as part of the Global Climate Strike. Events are scheduled in all capital cities and more than 90 smaller cities and towns

Whangarei, NZ's D&D Signs completes impressive make-over

They say that 'the cobbler's children are often without shoes' and this can be true in other industries. Let's face it, sometimes a signee's own signage and vehicles are less than striking, while others are brilliant. D&D (Dudley & Dennis) Signs of Whangarei in New Zealand's north have now completed a total makeover of logo, image, website, vehicle wraps and facebook page - and the result is highly commendable.

Cactus Imaging and Grand Print win OOH awards

Wide format printers Cactus Imaging and Grand Print Services have taken two of the five awards in the Outdoor Media Association’s (OMA) quarter two 2019 Creative Collection competition.

Exhibitors sell out inaugural PRINTING United show in Texas

Industry leaders including Ricoh, Fujifilm, Konica Minolta, HP and Screen have previewed the new technology they’ll be showcasing at the inaugural PRINTING United trade show (formerly the SGIA Expo) in Dallas, TX next month. 

 ASGA awards head to Gold Coast for 2020

The Australian Sign and Graphics Association (ASGA) is taking its annual awards and industry gala dinner out of Sydney next year, with the event to be held during Visual Impact Gold Coast 2020 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach.

Book now for PVCA’s Print 2 Parliament! event

Affordable energy and increased funding for training will be at the top of the agenda during the Print and Visual Communication Association’s second annual Print 2 Parliament! lobbying event at Parliament House in Canberra next month.

Mimaki rolls out new 3.2 metre SWJ-320EA solvent printer

Mimaki Europe will showcase its new SWJ-320EA large format solvent printer at several trade shows over the next few weeks, including at The Print Show (NEC Birmingham, UK, 17–19 September) Salon C!Print, (Madrid, Spain, 24–26 September) and at Viscom Italia (Fiera Milano, Italy, 10-12 October).

Design Shop wins Avery Dennison’s $18k Bathurst 1000 prize

Shane Hilton of the Design Shop in Central Otago, New Zealand has won Avery Dennison’s all-expenses-paid Bathurst 1000 Race Experience prize valued at over $18,500. Shane and three friends will enjoy an exclusive experience at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 from 10-13 October 2019.

Cladding bill tabled in Senate as fake “fire resistant” imports found in Victoria

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick has reintroduced a bill into the Senate that would ban the importation of all flammable cladding into Australia. The move - opposed by the federal government and the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) - comes days after the discovery in Victoria of counterfeit flammable cladding - said to be imported from China - with stickers attached falsely declaring it to be fire resistant.

Print Head Doctor is back! - resumes inkjet-head cleaning services

Following a sabbatical, Vince Bezzina of the Print Head Doctor is again accepting clogged inkjet printheads for recovery, using his unique equipment, solutions and methodology. With replacement industrial printheads costing between $2,000 and $10,000 each, it’s a welcome return.

Certified Labelling systems could offer promise re flammable ACM cladding issue

The suspended CodeMark identification system was once deployed by Fairview Architectural for Vitrabond


With so much debate and finger-pointing happening as the Bill to ban all imports of PE-cored flammable ACM sheets becomes nearer to Law, our attention is drawn to a now withdrawn simple fix instituted by a leading supplier of ACM/ACP to the building industry, Fairview Architectural. However, there is a glitch; the issuing body, CertMark's accreditation is under suspension for non-compliance, and the labels were withdrawn.

Australian team finishes 8th in international WorldSkills event

A team of 15 talented young Australian ‘Skillaroos’ - including Visual Connections-sponsored Indy Griffiths - has placed 8th in the world after competing in their chosen skills with teams from 65 other countries at the 45th WorldSkills International Championships held in Kazan, Russia.

Landa expands Nano production to meet demand

Landa Digital Printing is expanding its Nanographic press production facilities at Rehovot in Israel to meet “growing customer base and high customer demand.” Six Australian companies – including Blue Star, CMYKhub and Heroprint – are said to have signed up for Benny Landa’s nano technology.