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Auckland's sign controversy

It seems city councils around the world are tightening up on the signage by-laws and Auckland is the latest city to fire broadsides at the sign industry with threats of reducing and/or eliminating city signage.

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Letterheads in QLD in October

Letterheads Oz, the Australian letterheads events, are held in a different state each year, the last one being at Burrawang in the NSW Highlands in October 2006, hosted by Bob Harper's Vogue Signs.
In 2002, the event was hosted by the late John Jordan, at Jordan Signs, Caringbah, Sydney, but it has been a while since any were held in Queensland: 1999- a great event at Hervey Bay when Darren Watson of Fraser Coast Signs took the reins, and in 2003 when Pete and Suzy Bedggood of Newton Signs in Cairns put on a great meet.

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Caldera releases the new version 7.20 of its RIP

Caldera Graphics is launching the new version 7.20 of its successful RIP that includes many new features and devices.
Caldera supports both Intel and Mac based front ends as well as the Mandriva 2007 which has been added in order to solve some missing driver situation that can occur with Mandriva 2005, all Caldera solutions have been successfully tested on Mandriva 2007 platform.

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Billboards are out, but Google wants in

Deanna Singhal, research associate at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, a driving safety group in Ottawa, believes that not only do digital billboards keep drivers' eyes away from the road more, but that they are also more "cognitively demanding." A study commissioned by the Federal Highway Administration has recommended more research into whether the signs present risks to drivers, and the federal government has also allotted $150,000 for a study of digital signage.

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Correction re Dupont's Cromaprint 18UV

We placed a story earlier regarding the new Dupont Cromaprint 18UV that was launched at the SGIA show in the US and we credited this to Anitech. Please note that Anitech do not distribute this product . Our apologies go to Anitech and anybody else inconvenienced by this error.

Direct Advantage Direct to Garment Solution

Sawgrass has announced that it is launching a direct to garment inkjet printing system, the Direct Advantage with the best output quality and washability in the industry. The printer will be unveiled January 19 at the Imprinted Sportswear Show in Long Beach, California.

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KFC visible from space (Update)

In the last issue it was claimed that the KFC sign in the US was the first to be visible from space. According to a UK web site, KFC were not the first, in fact a local sign was the first. Thanks to Shane Drew who pointed this out to us. He pointed us to:

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Sawgrass/Nova Sublimation

Visual Impact - Stand V36

Sawgrass and Nova Sublimation will showcase the new Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System at Visual Impact, Sydney, 13 through 15 May in Stand V36.

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Spicers

Printex - Stand 1515

A renowned printing and graphic arts supplier, we are keen to demonstrate our range of incredible machines and spectacular substrates.

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Shann DPM

Printex - Stand 2731

Shann DPM are a premium supplier of a comprehensive range of sign and large format flexible medias and substrates, sourced from the highest quality manufacturers worldwide and distributed nationally from our warehousing and distribution facilities within Australia and New Zealand.

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