Its being reported in the USA that Hewlett-Packard Co. is restructuring it's printer division by cutting five business groups down to three in a cost saving exercise. No official release has been issued to this affect as yet.
Dean Kearney started his printing company, Typeface Design and Print, around 18 years ago, and in that time he has steered its growth to become one of the major printing businesses in Hobart, Tasmania.
In spite of having a much smaller sign and specialty graphics service provider base than the eastern seaboard capitals, well known industry figures Ken Pobjoy and Stan Kilpin said that Image Expo Adelaide was a pleasing result for exhibitors and visitors alike.
The outdoor media industry has recorded strong first quarter growth for 2008, with net media revenue increasing by 13% on the same period last year – up from $95.2 million to $108 million.
Australia’s largest Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) supplier – Alucobond Architectural – has relocated from its Peakhurst warehouse to Turrella, joining its parent company Halifax Vogel Group (HVG).
Agfa Graphics exceeds 100 million Euro order intake for its prepress solutions and industrial inkjet technology.
EskoArtwork are claiming Drupa 08 a huge success. Their relatively recent partnerships with Artwork Systems, Enfocus and Gradual and a further two partnerships announced at the opening of the show: With Presstek, they will offer EskoArtwork’s Odystar workflow solution under its own Latitude brand; and then the SmartColour group at Sun Chemical will cooperate with EskoArtwork to bring innovative solutions for brand colour management to the entire packaging supply chain.
EFI calim that their updated modular, PDF-based production workflow solution, Fiery Central, helps medium to high-volume print-on-demand environments increase their job volume, decrease turnaround times and maximise their equipment investment.
Since the launch of their new Sun LCC range of UV LED printers including the Allegro and Evolution UV printers, Advanced Sign Supplies have quickly outgrown their Brisbane Head Office and so have decided to move to a larger facility in Brendale, just north of Brisbane.
The MACtac Worldwide Awards were created to reward excellence in the field of visual communication, help the industry grow and offer new ideas to end-users. The world is divided into 3 areas – Europe, America and International.
On April 5th, following the successful FESPA Digital expo in Geneva, J-Teck3 has officially inaugurated its new head quarters in Albese con Cassano (Como Lake Area) with a ceremony which included the J-Teck3 team and 72 partners from Italy and abroad.
Spandex has announced the first European installation of its recently announced Gerber Solara ionx flatbed/roll-to-roll, wide-format, UV inkjet printing solution.
Screen has made a first UK sale of its Truepress Jet 2500UV, the machine was announced a year ago and only became commercially available at Drupa 08.
Sun Chemical team up with IMG Digipack to produce the FastJet, the world’s fastest inkjet printing press for corrugated packaging.
The name change is supposed to reflect the technologies that are changing the quick print industry, with the Kinko offices doing more and more digital printing services, direct mail, and more creative jobs like signs and banners.
The first sale of the :Anapurna XLS taken at Drupa 08 bodes well for Agfa, many further orders were taken at the show.
"Jetcol HTR 4000 140gsm digital transfer paper has long been recognised as the industry benchmark for it's printing stability and high transfer yield, particularly suitable for customers demanding the highest quality dye sublimation transfer paper," said Patrick Koen of Fujifilm Sericol.
One Solution S.A. is a new Belgium based company formed by some of the key design engineers from the old Israeli NUR.
Océ Australia Limited has announced an addition to the award winning Océ Arizona flatbed range. The entry level Océ Arizona 200 GT duplicates the output and build quality of the successful Océ Arizona 250 GT flatbed, but is designed for light production environments with lower volume demands.
Triangle Digital INX Co. (TDI) and Summit UV have developed Evolve UV, a UV LED-curing ink that offers 4-colours in a single-pass from Xaar 1001 piezoelectric heads with curing at up to 80 ft. per minute.
GBC successfully achieved a new Guinness World Record at drupa 2008 by setting the fastest time for laminating 102,2 square metres of paper,- size 70 x 100 cm in just 40,53 seconds.