Canon has extended the coverage of the proCARE after-sales service programme for its large format graphics portfolio and it’s now available to all Arizona and Colorado customers worldwide.
DuPont will highlight the new pigment ink series in its digital inks portfolio, DuPont Artistri Brite P5500 - designed for DTG, commercial and package printing - at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin, Germany, from May 31-June 3, 2022.
Messe Düsseldorf, the home of drupa 2024 and also the K plastics show this year, says it received a request to make its largest hall available to accomodate fleeing Ukrainians. The hall covers nearly 270,000 square feet and has its own changing rooms and 40 shower stalls. Messe Berlin is also accommodating refugees.
US manufacturer ColDesi says its new DigitalHeat FX DTF-24H4 high volume direct-to-film printer offers ‘astounding’ speed and lower power bills (video).
Taya Groups, creator of the PVC-free banner material range Kavalan - distributed by Spicers - says its new Moonlight River range reduces water use in the production process. “Dramatically reducing the water usage of signage banners is an urgent priority,” said Taya VP Vincent Lin.
As the sparkle of awards and gala events returns to the industry, The Real Media Collective’s Awards program - the Real Media Awards - will return to its Gala Event format and merger of the 2021 and 2022 events into one.
Kodak will feature its high-speed Prosper inkjet presses, Prinergy workflow software and Sonora offset plates at PacPrint 2022, the print technology exhibition taking place from June 28 to July 1 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Resurgent Eastman Kodak Company last week posted global revenue of $1.15 billion for 2021, with net income of $24 million compared to a loss of $541m in 2020.
Xante’s latest addition to its UV flatbed printer line-up, the Xante X-98, features a 55” x 98” (137cm x 248cm) bed that’s double the size of its other flatbed UV products.
Melbourne signage company Stick On Signs will bring the European-made Dimense range of digital embossing printers and printing systems to Australian shores for PacPrint in Melbourne this June. Dimense printers use water-based latex inks (video).
New data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker shows industrial printer shipments grew 3.2% in the fourth quarter of 2021, with full year shipments up by more than 17% over 2020. IDC predicts stronger shipment numbers in 2022.
Using its Employee Relief Fund, print giant Xerox is providing cash grants to employees in Ukraine during the invasion by Russia. Meanwhile, Ricoh joined other printing industry manufacturers in suspending all shipments to Russia and donated over $A1 million to the Red Cross; ink & chemical manufacturer DuPont shut down all business operations in Russia and Belarus.
“We are well aware of the long road to recovery ahead for many and feel it’s not the right time to be celebrating when so many are suffering,” says PVCA president Peter Clark.
Held at the Sydney Rowing Club, Fespa Australia's inaugural Sydney social night (Wednesday 16th March) was blessed with clear skies and balmy weather, after a week of storms and rain. The good and great of the Sign & Display industry gathered together for no other reason than to meet together, chat and enjoy face-to-face social meetings once again.