Printers looking for inspiration, ideas and insights into the exciting possibilities offered by wide-format digital technologies need look no further than FESPA Digital, which opens its doors at Geneva’s Palexpo from 1st to 3rd April 2008.
DHJ, manufacturer of textile media for solvent and eco-solvent printers, has selected Caldera VisualRip+ as the exclusive RIP and color management software for testing and profiling its large format substrates. Each new product is tested in the Caldera headquarters in France on various machines before their market launch.
The results of FESPA’s Wide Survey, its proprietary pan-European research into the digital wide-format printing marketplace, are now available.
Members of FESPA’ s national associations are entitled to receive a copy of the survey free of charge; non-member companies or industry suppliers can obtain the data via FESPA for a fee of €1500.
It is with great sadness that we have to report Simone's passing. She had succumbed to a two year battle with cancer.
Mulford Plastics have appointed Lydia Swan to the position of Marketing Manager. She will be based at their Sydney headquarters.
Graphtec introduced the first in the JS500 solvent printer series at SGIA, the SignJet Pro JS501-18ES.
Solza Sarakinov takes over as Marketing Coordinator at Spandex.
Agfa Graphics has announced the commencement of Frederik Dehing as President for Agfa Graphic’s Oceania Regional Operation.
Frederick, who until recently headed up Agfa’s Finance & Administration team of over 500 worldwide, was also a key member of Agfa Graphics Executive Committee (ExCo) responsible for the high level operation of the company.
Optimus Management Information Systems Pty, a subsidiary of one of the world's leading MIS suppliers, has consolidated its position within the Australian graphic arts market with the announcement of major new software releases and new premises in South Melbourne. The company will hold an open house on the 29th and 30th of November to officially launch its Australian headquarters and a range of new MIS modules, including the new Optimus version QS.
After considerable evaluation, a new support team and support model have been introduced to Signwave, the sign and graphics franchisor in Australia. Andrew McKay has been named General Manager, Brendan Jamieson is the Franchise Business Consultant and Helen Spencer will take on the role of Franchise Development Manager. In addition, Signwave corporate headquarters have relocated from Sydney to Melbourne.
A young press operator from Queensland who won the Printing Industries / LIA Future Leaders Award will be rewarded with a place in the supa drupa industry tour in May.
Printing Industries Association of Australia has welcomed the removal of the controversial 'Print to Kinko's' button from Adobe Acrobat products.
Uniscreen have announced the availability of M&R's mew Heatwave R Series gas textile dryers. They say that by bridging the gap between M&R’s infrareds and the Sprint line of high-performance gas dryers, HeatWave meets the needs of shops torn between larger, more expensive gas dryers and the cost of bringing in the added electrical capacity necessary to run an electric dryer.
Agfa Graphics' first :Anapurna M inkjet printer was recently installed at Melbourne-based printer Square One Images.
Brisbane based large format digital printers Clegg Media have acquired SS Signs & Graphics, specialists in the vehicle wrapping and sign installation business.
Gandinnovations has announced that it has partnered with CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) to provide exclusive leasing programs to its customers globally. The program will provide Gandinnovations customers with immediate access to equipment financing through CIT, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions.
The new JV5 version also comes with a bump up in maximum speed, to 24 sqm/h (JV5-160A) in standard high quality mode.
HumanEyes 3D technology has been receiving a lot of positive press of late, in both the offset and wide format inkjet sectors. CJ King, the Perth based wholesale printer is the latest printer to add lenticular printing to its product line by installing HumanEyes Litho 3D software to drive their Heidelberg UV press. The investment sees CJ King now become one of the leading users of HumanEyes Lenticular technology in the region.
Spandex has announced the availability of Mutoh’s new high-performance, variable drop, solvent Blizzard series of printers.