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DES Offer complimentary ISO assessment

ISO may be the current buzzword of the industry but some printers still seem mystified at exactly what they need to meet the ISO print standard 12647.

New player in the supply of digital printing solutions

The Digital Impressions Group is the new venture of Warren Davey, formerly Managing Director of Xeikon Australia and Grish Rewal, Managing Director of Absolute Electronics, an experienced provider of niche service solutions to the printing and I.T.industries.

3M and Avery Dennison Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuits

In a statement released by 3M, both parties have reached a settlement of lawsuits brought by 3M in the United States and the Netherlands for infringement of 3M’s patents directed to release liners used in the manufacture and sale of pressure sensitive adhesives for large format graphics. The lawsuits have been resolved as part of a global settlement between 3M and Avery Dennison of patent disputes involving structured release liners, structured adhesives having air bleed capabilities and structured adhesives having repositionable capabilities.

HVG appoints Michael Bancroft to Perth office

Halifax Vogel Group (HVG) is committed to the Western Australian graphics market and is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Bancroft to the HVG Perth office.

Marabu acquires Clearstar Coatings and establishes a base in the USA

Marabu GmbH & Co.KG, one of Europe's leading 3rd party ink manufacturers for the screen, digital and pad printing industries has announced that it has acquired the assets of USA- based Clearstar Coatings Corporation, a leading manufacturer in the production of liquid laminates and inks for digital printing.

Digital billboards get green light in the USA

The US Federal Highway Administration issued clear guidance this week, authorising digital billboards. The memo says the high-tech signs are not flashing or intermittent.

Zund to concentrate on cutters

With over 13,000 flatbed cutters with the “Made in Switzerland” mark installed worldwide, Zünd Systemtechnik AG is recognised as one of the leaders in digital cutting.

Federal grant for outdoor industry

The Outdoor Media Industry has welcomed a Federal Government AusIndustry grant worth almost $830,000 which will go towards delivery of Australia’s first industry-wide audience measurement system for outdoor advertising.

Marlborough Joins Océ Display Graphics Team

Michael Marlborough has joined Océ-Australia Limited as Business Development Manager, Display Graphics, for the southern region, with responsibility for Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

New 50ppm HP digital presses for 9 Dollars

HP is offloading, via auction, some printing kit according to auctioneers Grays Online who have been instructed by HP to sell this new equipment with a starting bid of $9.00.

Plas Image expands its facilities

For the second time since starting business seven years ago Plas Image has found the need to expand its warehouse and distribution facilities to keep up with its rapid growth. With the recent acquisition of the adjoining warehouse at its Frenchs Forest base in Sydney, Plas Image will be doubling its facilities overnight on the 1st October.

Kornit Digital launches Kornit 933 at SGIA 2007

Kornit Digital has announced the launch of the new Kornit933 – a digital add-on station for screen printing carousels, designed to enable screen printers to combine printing techniques and create multiple innovative printing applications using traditional screen printing methods together with Kornit's digital D.O.G Printing, all in one built-in printing module!

3M Scotch Brand Tape declared ‘Historical Landmark'.

The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, has designated 3M Scotch Brand Tape as an “historical chemical landmark,” citing its ubiquitous use in the modern world and 3M’s innovative role in adhesives technology.

Mutoh launches it's new Blizzard series

Mutoh has announced a new line of high-performance variable drop mild-solvent printers, called Blizzard series. These new printers offer impeccable production output quality up to 40 m²/h and top speeds up to 80 m²/h.

Printing Industries invites Feedback On Succession Planning Needs

Are you planning to leave the printing industry within the next 5 or 10 years? Do you know what your company is worth? Do you have a company succession plan? These are some of the questions being asked by Printing Industries to determine the need for an industry specific succession planning model.

HP acquires MacDermid ColorSpan Inc.

HP has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MacDermid ColorSpan Inc., a manufacturer of wide-format digital inkjet printers, from MacDermid Printing Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of privately held MacDermid Incorporated, which is based in Denver.

New direct-to-textile and dye sub machine hits US market

PrintVillage, Inc and its subsidiary, US Sublimation have introduced the Velotex series of wide format direct-to-textile inkjet printers for direct fabric printing with one-step curing using dye sublimation or aqueous textile pigment inks. Velotex prints and sublimates without the need for a heat press and allows for production speeds of up to 581 square feet per hour of printed fabric at 540-by-720 dpi, making it the fastest high quality direct-to-textile printer in its class.  It is unknown at this stage whether the machine will be available in the ANZ region.