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US outdoor advertising industry revenue up 6.1% in third quarter

In what would seem to be a never ending upward graph, total revenue for the outdoor advertising industry in the US grew 6.1% in the third quarter of 2007 compared to the same period last year. The revenue figures are collected in aggregate each month by certified public accountants Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co., LLP and used by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, in combination with other sources, to release industry revenue information on a quarterly basis. Miller Kaplan provides revenue estimates for more than 2000 radio stations in 160 markets, in addition to the outdoor advertising industry.

EFI completes strategic investment in Raster Printers

EFI has announced that it has completed a strategic investment in San Jose, California, based Raster Printers. Raster Printers, founded in 2004, offers a line of environmentally-friendly UV wide format printers marketed under the brand name Daytona. 

GAMAA announce its PacPrint09 board members

GAMAA has announced its representatives on the PacPrint09 board. They are Alastair Hadley  (Chairman), Brent Stephens, Brett Maishman and Ian Martin (in the alternate position). They will be joined by equal representation from Printing Industries.

FESPA Digital Printing Europe 2008 moves to Geneva

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/Decoprint partners with Caldera

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.

FESPA Publishes Wide Survey Results, In Partnership With InfoTrends

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.

Lydia Swan joins Mulford Plastics

Mulford Plastics have appointed Lydia Swan to the position of Marketing Manager. She will be based at their Sydney headquarters.

Frederik Dehing Joins Agfa Graphics Oceania

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 announce major MIS launch for Australian market

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.

Signwave sign and graphics franchise introduces new staff and support model

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.

Supa drupa beckons Future Leaders Winner

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.

M&R introduces the HeatWave R SERIES gas textile dryer

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.

Starleaton ends 2007 on a high

Starleaton Digital Solutions, suppliers to the wide format digital printing sector, has experienced significant growth in 2007; to the extent that it has doubled its NSW warehouse area and trebled it in WA.