Wide Format Online has joined the growing ranks of sponsors of the SEES organisation and the Solar Boat Challenge and would urge other potential sponsors to consider this opportunity to a) help themselves with some great publicity and b) help many young schoolies to get involved with this great environmental project and c) for you to make a positive contribution to the development and improvement of solar power as an alternative to fossil fuel.
See http://www.solarchallenge.com.au/ for more information about SEES as well as a sponsor application form.
The viscom Innovation Awards and the Digital Signage Best Practice Award were awarded for the first time at September's viscom show in Dusseldorf.
Adkote has secured the official license for the Australian distribution of the first landfill degradable PVC; BIOflex.
Adi Displays, known as Bannerad, supplier of portable display equipment have appointed Q1 Media as their distributor in Adelaide.
Thieme GmbH & Co. KG has developed a special version of its proven model series Thieme 1000 and Thieme 3000. The flatbed screen printers are now optionally available with a camera-controlled print stock positioning system which automatically corrects position deviations of a tenth of a millimetre within one second.
EFI has used Labelexpo to launch the full production model of its innovative Jetrion 4000 Series UV Inkjet System, which delivers full-colour labels in production volumes of flexo comparable quality at significantly lower costs than current digital colour presses. When compared with many competitors, who have yet to ship any production units of the systems they are showing at Labelexpo, Jetrion has clearly stolen a march on them and, now backed by the full power of EFI, is looking to strengthen its position with integrated workflow tools, an expanded European sales force and new offices in Brussels.
Sun Chemical has announced price increases in Europe of 6-12% on it's complete portfolio of products and in all the markets it serves. Increases are effective from November the 1st.
Wasatch Computer Technology has released 17 new drivers for popular inkjet printers and cutting devices. This SoftRIP release includes drivers for Epson’s new Stylus Pro x880 and x450 printer models, as well as devices from d.gen, DGI, Mimaki, Mutoh, and Roland.
The Digital Impressions Group is the new venture of Warren Davey, formerly Managing Director of Xeikon Australia and Grish Rewal, Managing Director of Absolute Electronics, an experienced provider of niche service solutions to the printing and I.T.industries.
In a statement released by 3M, both parties have reached a settlement of lawsuits brought by 3M in the United States and the Netherlands for infringement of 3M’s patents directed to release liners used in the manufacture and sale of pressure sensitive adhesives for large format graphics. The lawsuits have been resolved as part of a global settlement between 3M and Avery Dennison of patent disputes involving structured release liners, structured adhesives having air bleed capabilities and structured adhesives having repositionable capabilities.