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New dates for RolandDG Academy online training

Roland DG Australia has announced a fourth round of 2022 training dates for the company’s successful Roland Academy Online courses - including two sessions for VersaSTUDIO BN-20/BN-20A users. 

Meteor develops inkjet print controller to beat global chip shortages

Meteor Inkjet Ltd, a leading supplier of electronics, software, tools and services for industrial inkjet, has developed a new electronics platform to avoid reliance on key computer chips that are in short supply globally. Meteor engineers in Cambridge, UK identified a suitable replacement chip that was freely available in high volume.

FESPA relaunches its awards for Munich 2023

Entries for the FESPA Awards, which last took place in person in 2019, are now open to global print service providers and sign-makers, with a new focus on sustainability. Presentations will be timed for FESPA Munich, May 2023.

Gallus pledges to be carbon neutral by the end of 2022

Label printing press manufacturer Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberg, has announced “a landmark pledge” to make its products carbon neutral by the end of 2022. “We recognize there really is no time to waste in bringing sustainability to the top of the agenda.”

Covid spread forces DS Printech tradeshow out of Shanghai

Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the DS Printech China trade shows, has announced it will merge the Shanghai and Guangzhou editions to support government efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Shanghai and other cities in China. 

oOh!media appoints Chris Roberts as new CFO

ASX-listed outdoor advertiser oOh!media - owner of wide format business Cactus Imaging - has appointed Chris Roberts as its new chief financial officer to replace current CFO Sheila Lines, who’s stepping down.

Epson celebrates EcoTank success with new Jimeoin ad campaign

Epson has celebrated its global number one market share status in Continuous Ink Supply System home/office printers with its second TV, radio, VOD and digital campaign in A-NZ fronted by Irish comedian, now Australian resident, Jimeoin. EcoTank models now account for over 65% of all printers sold in the category in Australia. EcoTank for wide format anyone?

EFI's 800th sale of superwide VUTEk Q5r printer 

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has installed the 800th 5.2-metre wide EFI VUTEk Q5r roll-to-roll LED printer at Paris print business DécoAder. Melbourne’s Billboard Media last year installed two VUTEk Q5R printers at its facility in Oakleigh South.

New Avery Dennison Architectural Window Film

Avery Dennison has recently revealed 'Dusted Crystal' decorative architectural window film. The frosted media offers privacy and a translucent light effect for interior spaces, matte and luster finish options, and wet-apply quick-release adhesive that doesn’t stick to itself for simplified installation and removal.

In Memorium - Peter Clark

It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of PIAA (PVCA) President  Peter Clark.  We did business after he established Australian Independent Web - a fine web printer ahead of its time and now a part of IVE Group. His all too brief tenure as President was one of stability, calmness, decency and progress, leading to the imminent merger with TRMC. Deepest sympathies go to Peter's wife Peta and children Richard, Sarah and Luke, and grandchildren Grace, Daisy, Eden, Asha & Michaela.

NZ Sign & Display Awards 2022 winners

The New Zealand Sign & Display Association’s annual Awards of Excellence were presented in Queenstown on Friday night. “Wow! - What A Night!,” said the NZSDA. “Congratulations to all of those who took home an award at the 2022 NZ Sign Display Awards of Excellence." Gold medal winners included a cardboard replica of a Shelby GT500 Mustang.

LED innovation driving large format display market

The large format display market is expected expand at a robust annual growth rate of 6.6% from 2022 to 2031, according to new data from global researcher Shibuya Data Count (SDKI), and bezel-less LED panels are the driver.

Roland DG launches new Texart DTG & VersaUV LEC2 S flatbeds

Roland DG Australia's new VersaUV LEC2 S-Series UV flatbed printers -  available in two print widths, 64-inch (1625mm) and 30-inch (762mm) - offer direct to product customisation plus direct printing on flexible and rigid materials, while the new Texart DTG machine allows for multi-up garment decoration.

‘Headwinds’ slow DTG printer orders: Kornit Digital

Textile printing technology manufacturer Kornit Digital, distributed in Australia by Kissel+Wolf, has forecast second quarter revenue of between $56m-$59m as sales fell 'significantly' below previous expectations.

PACPRINT - Andy McCourt's wrap-up & gallery

I go big on vibes. 'Good Vibrations' as the Beach Boys once sang, if you are young enough to remember them! PacPrint, with Visual Impact and Labels & Packaging was full of them - and the data backs this up. Apart from returning to Sydney with Covid, it was all good and there was not enough time to see everyone I wanted to see. Here's my wrap-up from isolation and a little opinion from the heart.

Revolution Print adds KM AccurioLabel 230 & Grafisk finisher

Konica Minolta Australia says long-time customer Revolution Print has expanded its industrial print solution with the PacPrint purchase of a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 and the Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM) DC350Nano label finisher. 

Out of Home revenue bounces back in Q2 2022

The Out of Home (OOH) industry recorded an increase of 14.8% on net media revenue for Q2 2022, up from $217.3 million in Q2 2021 to $249.5 million. Digital OOH now accounts for 62.4% of net revenue.