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New Roland Sublimation Ink

Roland DG has introduced SBL2, a new sublimation ink packaged in 1-liter bottles for heat transfer printing with its Hi-Fi Express FP-740 sublimation inkjet printer.

Nanotechnology comes to the inkjet printing industry

P o l yme r t r o n i c s , a UK based company in Banbury is developing a  nanotechnology technique  which  will  allow  digital  inkjet  printing  and  instant  curing  of flexible  electronic  components.

Outdoor advertising industry revenue Up 7.9% in second quarter

The Outdoor Advertising Association of America has reported that amid declining usage and advertising spending for many traditional media, outdoor appears to be entering a new "Golden Age" spurred by greater mobility of American consumers, and new out-of-home media technologies and installations. The most immediate evidence of outdoor's ascendancy came when the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) released its latest quarterly figures, showing that ad spending on the outdoor media it tracks rose 7.9% during the second quarter of 2007, far ahead of the pace of most traditional media this year.

Change to English language requirements for migrant workers

Potential sponsors of overseas skilled workers for temporary residence under the Employer Sponsored Temporary Business visa (subclass 457) need to be aware that their nominees are now required to have vocational English language skills.

Roland increase web presence

Roland DG Australia and New Zealand have launched their new look websites . Highlighting new services, support, product information, news, feedback information request and authorised dealer locators.

Second ink manufacturer in China to achieve Xaar-approved status on inks

 Xaar has announced the approval of China's Shiny Color’s SC-X128 range of solvent inks for use with its Xaar 128 printheads. Shiny Color Inks manufactures solvent-based inks for a strong domestic market and for worldwide export. Shiny Color has especially developed its SC-X128 ink range to provide optimum performance with Xaar 128 printheads (both 40 and 80 picolitre models).

Help needed to solve a printing problem

Can you help? Howard Debney of Leapfrog Machinery has posed the following question to Wide Format Online readers with a view to industry coming up with an answer.

Epson and Onyx Graphics, Inc. strengthen alliance in print for pay market

Epson has announced its cooperation with Onyx Graphics, Inc., as it launches its new 11880 Epson Stylus Pro aqueous printer for the print-for-pay market.  The new 11880 Epson Stylus Pro and 4880, 7880, and 9880 Epson Stylus Pro models are supported by Onyx workflow technology delivering quality out-of-the-box software solutions for the indoor and outdoor signage market within the large-format inkjet printing industry.

SignTutor releases Quote-Rite software and version 2 of the popular Sign Shop Template

The Sign Shop Template CD contains letter templates, business forms, lists, charts, reckoners, colour concepts, sign shapes, Jpegs etc which are vital for the day to day running of a sign business. The letters and forms are Word documents which can be copied from the CD, personalised, edited and printed as required. Company logo and header details can easily be added. 

X-Rite acquire Pantone

X-Rite, a leading provider of colour solutions for measuring, formulating, matching, and simulating colour, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Pantone, Inc. for $180 million. The deal is expected to close in the fall of 2007.

Cielab appoints Barbieri resellers

Since taking on the Australian wide-format agency for leading calibration and profiling products, cielab has expanded its reach nationally by appointing two resellers.

Gandinnovations now available through Adco

Gandinnovations has created another relationship to add to its growing momentum. Hary Gandy, president of Gandinnovations, has announced a partnership with Adco International to distribute Gandinnovations line of Jeti printers in Australia.

Austand announces AMES

Austand has launched a new modular exhibition system called AMES. Made from high grade aluminium  it incorporates easy to use connectors and delivers a modern approach to exhibition stands. The system is also ideal for interior displays, shop fittings and events or conferences.

Moves to further protect Intellectual property rights

Koelnmesse and its Chinese business partners have signed an intellectual property memorandum to send out a clear signal for fair competition at trade fairs and to combat the violation of intellectual property rights for exhibited products.

Inca Spyder goes into Concept POP and Displays

The one thing that separates Concept POP and Displays from its competitors is its constant drive to remain at the forefront of innovation. New technologies are embraced if they demonstrate they can help take the business to the next level of quality and output.