Good news for wide format printers, potentially, as it may open an advertising vehicle to reach the media industry.
Though economic conditions present a short-term challenge for digital signage, the market already has grown 34 percent in 2008 and is expected to continue its upward trend after next year, a USA-based IT research firm is reporting today.
Roland DG Australia Pty Ltd, leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and integrated printer/cutters in the Asia Pacific market today announce it has partnered in a new strategic alliance with Aarque Graphics NZ Ltd, leading partner of choice for digital print solutions in New Zealand.
Whilst only impacting Europe at present, it is likely that the relevant Australian and New Zealand governments may take a leaf out of Europe's book here and impose new legislation, unless of course they consider that enough legislation is already in place in our region.
With a couple of weeks promotion prior to the opening of the VIIE show, a small exhibit at the show itself plus a few extra days of promotion after that, Wide Format Online can report that just over 200 new wide format printers registered for the weekly News Alert newsletters that go out every Monday and Wednesday.
Xanita and others are continuing to discover new uses for their eco friendly X Board, the latest is a clever and innovative art-canvas style frame.
Such was the occasion on the evening of the 30th October, halfway through the VIIE show, when Roland DG hosted several hundred dignatories from our local industry in addition to some overseas repesentatives of Roland DG to celebrate our local company's 20th anniversary. All were treated to a luxury dinner cruise around Sydney Harbour.
Grapo will launch a large format UV printer to the worldwide market at Viscom Italia (13-15th November 2008).
EFI has introduced the latest version of PrintSmith at Graph Expo which wound up last week.
As we have already reported, James Gandy, president of Gandinnovations, was honoured for his contributions to the advancements in grand-format digital imaging as recipient of the coveted 2008 Innovator Award.