“It’s only in the last eighteen months that interior décor has become a focus in our business, when we decided to move away from solvent printers to latex machines,” says Samantha Bailey-Jensen from Brisbane’s Bailey Print Group. “The wide-format signage and display business has become incredibly price driven combined with the market being flooded with print production coming from China. We knew in order to survive we had to look for new market opportunities where we could use our wide-format print expertise.”
Onyx Graphics announced the global availability of ONYX 18.5 software, the latest version release of the company’s wide- and grand-format RIP software.
Israeli 3D manufacturer and local dealer Stick On Signs have installed a Massivit 1800 3D printer at Academy Award-winning special effects design and manufacturing studio Weta Workshop, in Wellington, New Zealand - home of blockbusters including The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Avatar.
Roland DG Australia has reminded printers of important maintenance procedures for Roland printers that may be left unattended over the holiday break. “If your Roland printer is not going to be used for up to 3 weeks please ensure the main power (rear of machine) is left ON and the sub power (front control panel) is left OFF.”
APN Outdoor, now part of global outdoor giant JCDecaux, signed an upgraded deal with Perth Airport, rounding out its existing contract to cover internal advertising in all four terminals and external billboards approaching and within the Perth Airport precinct.
Out-of-home (OOH) advertiser oOh!media says the integration of Adshel’s street furniture assets has extended the company’s audience reach to “well above 90 per cent of the Australian population.”
HP, Epson, Mimaki, Xeikon and Kornit will exhibit their latest inkjet digital printing technologies for wall and floor coverings and decorative fabrics at next month’s Heimtextil 2019 interior textiles show in Frankfurt. Xeikon is launching its new Walldeco Discovery Solution for short-run wall decoration.
The NZ Sign and Display Association's new training initiative Signee – Education to Employment, will begin with a pilot program in Christchurch in April 2019, before a second intake is rolled out in July to include Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Hop Industries says its Hop-Syn GO synthetic paper - initially designed for the HP Indigo digital press – is now recommended for all leading digital LED inkjet printers and LED offset presses.
Brisbane digital print and signage business Fleetmark Queensland has won first prize in Graphic Art Mart’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” competition, and now has to choose between a Nissan Navara RX 4X4 Dual Cab Pick Up or a Harley Davidson motorcycle, to the value of $35,000.00 RRP.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is presenting a series of free webinars this month that will cover topics including Soft Signage Opportunities and New Applications for Digitally Printed Textiles.